Rep. Luis Gutiérrez
(IL-4): U.S. House
Former MO Sec. of State Jason Kander:
Let America Vote
| Jason Kander PAC
candidacy for mayor of Kansas City on June 25, 2018]
Oprah Winfrey: Oprah.com | facebook | @oprah
Independent Site: Draft Oprah 2020
(stepped down as executive chairman of Starbucks effective June 26,
Arvin Vohra (MD): Vohra for Senate / President
Former Gov. Bill Weld (MA): Freedom for America
National: Early on, many prospects
opt to avoid the spotlight of the early states while still Making the Rounds.
thru June 30, 2018: Patrick Rynard's Iowa
shows seven potential Democratic 2020 candidates
and one former potential candidate have made multiple visits since Nov.
2016. Declared candidate John Delaney has spent most time in the
state, making a dozen visits through mid-2018. A number of other
prospects have made single visits:
Single Visits: E.Garcetti 1 (2 days), S.Bullock 1 (1 day),
J.Inslee 1, J.Merkley 1 (1 day), S.Moulton 1 (1 day)...
Former: J.Kander 16 (17 days).
Hampshire thru June 30, 2018:
John Delaney has made nine visits
thus far. Other Democrats who have visited include J.Biden,
E.Garcetti, E.Holder, J.Merkley, M.O'Malley, T.Ryan, B.Sanders, and
A.Yang as well
as former potential candidate J.Kander.
Also keep an eye on South Carolina and Nevada.
- Elizabeth Warren. Apr. 18, 2017. THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT: The
Battle to Save America's Middle Class. New York: Henry
- Joe Biden. Nov. 14, 2017. PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope,
Hardship, and Purpose. New York: Flatiron Books. [MacMillan
Andrew Yang. April 3, 2018. THE WAR ON NORMAL PEOPLE: The
Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income
Is Our Future
. New York: Hachette
- John K. Delaney. May 29, 2018. THE RIGHT ANSWER: How We Can Unify
Our Divided Nation. New York: Henry Holt &
Co. [MacMillan Publishers imprint]
Julian Castro. Oct. 16, 2018. AN UNLIKELY JOURNEY: Waking Up
from My American Dream
. New York: Little,
Bernie Sanders. Nov. 27, 2018. WHERE WE GO FROM HERE
Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
. [Macmillan Publishers imprint]
Kamala Harris. Jan. 8, 2019. THE TRUTHS WE HOLD: An American
. New York: Penguin
Eric Holder with Douglas Blackmon. 2019. PURSUING JUSTICE
York: Random House. [Penguin imprint]
Jason Kander. Aug. 7,
THE WIRE: Ten Lessons I've
Learned in Everyday Courage. New York: Twelve. [Hachette
Book Group imprint]
On July 20, 2018 the Republican National Committee announced Charlotte, NC as the site of the
2020 Republican National Convention (+).
there actually did not seem to be much interest in
hosting the Republican gathering. Organizers in Charlotte,
NC submitted their bid on April 2, 2018. Nevada Republicans
made an effort to attract the
convention to Las Vegas, and President Trump reportedly was interested
in the idea,
advisors did not favor it. Members of the RNC's
selection committee visited Charlotte on May 16-18. The Charlotte City
approved contracts to host the Convention in a 6-5 vote on July 16 (+),
Charlotte 2020 Host Committee is headed by John Lassiter, president of
Carolina Legal Staffing
(+). On Oct. 1 the RNC
Convention will be held from Aug.
July 13-16, 2020, before
the Summer Olympic Games (+).
The last time a
major party held its convention this early was in 1992 when Democrats
gathered in New York City to nominate Bill Clinton, also from July
On June 20,
Politico reported that the
DNC had narrowed its list to four cities:
Houston, Miami Beach, Milwaukee and Denver, but the Denver Post then
reported Denver had withdrawn its bid because the dates would not work
for the city. Thus the three finalists are Houston, Miami
Beach and Milwaukee. The
16-person site selection committee visited Houston
on Aug. 15-17, and Milwaukee on Aug. 28-29. The Miami Beach visit
has not yet happened. The winning city will be announced after
November midterm election.
delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place
following "the most significant reforms to the party’s presidential
in decades" as the DNC is implementing many of the reforms proposed by
its Unity Reform Commission (1, 2).