WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with other democrats in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly talked about their White House ambitions on live television.
Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes.
This time around, many Democrats believe it would be too risky to wait much longer before making their intentions known.
Montana’s Bullock, who has made several stops in Iowa this year, traveled to New York after Election Day to meet with potential donors.
Though Bullock has a lower profile than many possible Democratic contenders, he has an experienced team of political advisers.