Another Democrat to Run for President in 2020 has Announced

/// Please hold pending story movement TBD by South Desk. Slug is West Virginia-Congress-Ojeda. CAPTION: Richard Ojeda talks Tuesday, May 15, 2018, outside his campaign headquarters in Logan, W.Va. Ojeda is decorated with military medals and 26 tattoos and can bench presses 300 pounds. The retired Army paratrooper doesn't fit the typical profile of the ideal candidate for Congress. Ojeda, a Democratic state senator, is running against Republican Delegate Carol Miller in November for West Virginia's 3rd District U.S. House seat. (AP Photo/John Raby)

Despite the now two years of speculation over which Democrats would run for president in 2020, few actually dared utter the words “I’m running for president!” Another joined Rep. John Delaney today.


Former West Virginia candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Richard Ojeda, announced at an event Monday that he is running for the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

That sound you hear is the collective “Who?” of fellow readers. And, yes, that’s former candidate, not former Congressman. He didn’t win.

But, hey, if you’re going to be a no-name in what’s looking to be a crowded race with at least as many candidates as Republicans had in 2015/2016, then you might as well announce early so at least your name comes up. Like here. That was likely Jim Gilmore’s biggest mistake in 2016.

If this is the way the Democratic race for 2020 is going to go. Well, I’m here for you, Democrats.


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