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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bullock 2020?

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the early stages of the 2016 campaign, when many candidates were unknowns.  We are now in the early stages of the 2020 race.

At The Hill, Lloyd Green writes about Democratic reactions to the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination:
Where things got interesting is with Steve Bullock, Montana’s Democratic governor and another possible 2020 presidential candidate. Last night, Bullock was speaking in his deepest blue voice, and saying: “Our fundamental rights as Americans are at stake, from access to basic healthcare and a woman’s right to choose to voting rights, workers’ rights and marriage equality.” For the record, Bullock won reelection by five points, even amidst Trump’s 21 percent statewide blowout.
Paul Bedard at The Washington Examiner:
Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock is edging closer to a 2020 presidential bid, according to associates.

Bullock, a rare mix of outdoorsman, tax cutter and Washington lawyer, is being encouraged to run by those who see the list of potential Trump challengers filling up with Washington liberals. 
At The Washington Post, Aaron Blake lists him among potential candidates "worth watching." 

FULL DISCLOSURE: GOVERNOR BULLOCK WAS MY STUDENT.