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Rep. Eric Swalwell Says He Is Considering Running For President In 2020

A very crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field could get even bigger as Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that he is considering running for his party’s presidential nomination.

According to The Mercury News, Rep. Swalwell said, “Right now my focus is to win at home, earn my way back to Washington to represent my constituents, help other candidates win so we can change the country, and then I’ll make decisions after November about my future.”

Jake Tapper tweeted that the California Congressman is considering a run:

Rep. Swalwell has already made ten trips to Iowa. He has seen his political explode thanks to the Russia scandal to the point where he is averaging more than one television interview per day in 2018.

The problem that Swalwell or any other potential candidate without built-in national name recognition will face is that 2020 could be the most crowded primary field in the history of the party. There could be as many as 25 Democrats seriously vying for the nomination. The list of candidates could include household names like former vice president Joe Biden and 2016 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and popular progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

The Democratic field is going to be strong and exciting. Adding Rep. Swalwell to the list of candidates would give Democratic voters another interesting choice that could potentially defeat Trump.

For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.

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