Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans. “He’s definitely running,” the source said.
The 37-year-old Swalwell has been positioning himself for a run over the past year, with several trips to early primary voting states and endorsements of three young congressional candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire through his Future Forum PAC. He has also asked for lists of potential staffers for the early-state contests.
Swalwell would be a heavy underdog in the 2020 race against the expected high-profile candidacies from the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and others.
Imagine what it would feel like to see @realDonaldTrump fire #Sessions and be powerless to save our democracy. Fortunately, no one has to feel that way any longer. Democrats will be in the majority very soon. And abuses of power will finally meet a check on power.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 7, 2018