Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper and incumbent Washington governor Jay Inslee are running. The former is relatively moderate, the latter is more left-wing and focusing his campaign on climate change.
Joe Biden has hired the head of the influential Latino Victory Fund in what Politico describes as “the latest sign he’s running.”
Cory Booker, Harris and Amy Klobuchar are ahead in the “endorsement primary” as measured by FiveThirtyEight.
Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton have decided against seeking the nomination. The former warned Democrats not to allow the primary process to “drag the party to an extreme” that could help Donald Trump.
Jonathan Bernstein on Texas Democrats potentially blowing their chance of defeating incumbent Republican senator John Cornyn by allowing former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro and former congressman Beto O’Rourke to run for president. This is a particularly American problem. “In parliamentary systems, running for the legislature is a precondition to running for prime minister, not an alternative to it.”