A potential Democratic presidential nominee has emerged in New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
According to The Hill, Landrieu — whose sister Mary served in the Senate for 18 years until she was voted out in 2014 — is now being discussed in left-leaning circles as someone who could run for the White House in 2020.
"I find him to be an incredibly fascinating political figure," Democrat Jamal Simmons told The Hill. "When you think who are the non-Washington figures in the left that ought to have a say in where we go, I think a lot of people would point to him."
Democrats are still reeling from Hillary Clinton's loss in last fall's presidential election. They have, however, begun recruiting a new generation of potential lawmakers who they'd like to unseat Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Regarding the executive branch, Landrieu — whose political resume includes 16 years in the Louisiana State Legislature, six years as lieutenant governor, and seven-plus years as New Orleans mayor — is a potential successor to President Donald Trump.
Landrieu recently gave a speech that centered on the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, and it gained national attention.
The New York Times floated Landrieu's name as a potential presidential nominee at the end of April.
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