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Trump Win Spurs Presidential Bids

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017 11:39 AM

President Donald Trump's election victory has inspired dozens to consider campaigning against him in 2020.

In May, The Hill listed 43 potential candidates for 2020, all Democrats or aligned with the party, including high-profile politicians like former Vice President Joe Biden, celebrities like wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, and business owners like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

"How can you possibly tell someone they shouldn't run for president? There's no one on the planet who you can tell, 'That's crazy,'" Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton's former communications director, told The Washington Post.

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Don Fowler told the Post that "everybody assumes that Trump will be dead meat by 2020," due to his low poll numbers.

A number of female politicians are emerging as frontrunners for the Democratic nomination, assuaging fears from some of Clinton's allies that the party would be trepidatious about supporting another woman.

"With Hillary being the first woman on the scene in some ways, that was [her] thing," Amanda Renteria, Clinton's former political director, told Politico.

"But when there are a lot of women at the table, when you decide to run you have to think about, 'Who are you?' and 'What specific thing do you bring to the table?' [Being a woman] is not going to be the first thing anyone knows about you anymore. For anyone running now, that's not enough."

Politico notes that Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York could be headed for a primary battle two years from now.

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