Politico Playbook reports:
The Democratic National Committee has quietly assembled a core team that is focused not just on the 2022 midterms but on the next presidential cycle and the expected Biden re-elect, according to Democratic officials in and outside the DNC. Weeks after the inauguration, the committee’s research team, led by Nick Bauer, started gathering “oppo” on over 20 Republican politicians and has identified 49 GOPers who could run.
With Donald Trump proving that traditional resumés aren’t a requirement for the GOP, the DNC says they are digging into a wide range of people, from current and former elected officials like Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley to unconventional candidates like Tucker Carlson and Mike Lindell. DNC officials believe social media has made the barrier to entry lower for presidential candidates and that there will be a crowded field again if Trump doesn’t run.
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NEWS: The DNC has started gathering “oppo” on over 20 Republican politicians ranging from DeSantis/Haley to Tucker Carlson and Mike Lindell ahead of 24.
political team tasked w/ building foundation for 2022 and 24 (lotta states overlap)
w/ @theodoricmeyer https://t.co/KcHjyR5yDs
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) May 5, 2021