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Tue Jun 13, 2017, 04:49 PM

Merkley for President in 2020? CNN Profile Sends Up Trial Balloon

In a lengthy profile published online today, CNN raised the possibility that U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), could be a candidate for president in 2020.

“As 2020 approaches, he might be quietly mounting a bid to run for president in what will likely be a crowded Democratic primary,” reports CNN’s Ashley Killough.

Merkley’s camp did nothing to dissuade CNN of that possibility.

“If Jeff doesn’t feel that there is a strong progressive voice in the race, it would motivate him to get in,” said a source close to the senator to CNN. “He’s committed to making sure Democrats have a progressive choice.”

Although Merkley, 60, a former speaker of the Oregon House, is just in his second term, he’s earned respect with his committee work—he serves on the Budget, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Environment and Public Works Committees—and he’s made headlines with his strong criticism of President Donald J. Trump.

Read more: http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/06/11/merkley-for-president-in-2020-cnn-profile-sends-up-trial-balloon/

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TexasTowelie Jun 2017 OP
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charlyvi Jun 2017 #5
PearliePoo2 Jun 2017 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 13, 2017, 04:49 PM

1. Not For Me

Veep maybe

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Tue Jun 13, 2017, 04:51 PM

2. Next election - my NUMBER ONE issue -

No golf player

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Response to Laf.La.Dem. (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 13, 2017, 04:56 PM

5. Or chocolate cake lover. eom

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Tue Jun 13, 2017, 04:52 PM

3. I'm watching Rep. Adam Schiff !

IMO, he's got everything it takes. Major swoon.

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Tue Jun 13, 2017, 04:56 PM

4. I want Kamala Harris.

She takes shit from no one. She will not equivocate, and she is of the people.

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