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2020 Presidential Hopefuls: Which Democrats are poised to run and who has the best chance?




Donna Elms wears a Democrat donkey pin while lining up outside in advance of a campaign rally with former President Barack Obama, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and Senator Bob Casey (D- PA) on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Donna Elms wears a Democrat donkey pin while lining up outside in advance of a campaign rally with former President Barack Obama, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and Senator Bob Casey (D- PA) on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Democratic party got a boost of confidence this midterm election.

It comes just in time for the 2020 presidential election — which is still about a year and a half away, but top-tier potential candidates only have until the end of December to announce they’re making a run. The ever-evolving list of Democratic presidential hopefuls looking to unseat President Trump includes LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, California Senator Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden and many more. But who has the best chance at a successful bid? Is it a progressive candidate that’ll try to mobilize non-traditional voters or a candidate that’ll try to appeal to middle-of-the-road voters?

Guests:

Alex Roarty, political correspondent covering Democrats for McClatchy Newspapers’ Washington, D.C. bureau and co-host of McClatchy’s “Beyond The Bubble” politics podcast; he tweets @alex_roarty

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic political strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies. He is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies

Marj Halperin, Democratic political strategist and partner at Hawthorne Strategy Group, a Chicago-based strategic communications and public affairs firm; she tweets @marjhalperin