An astounding reality about the upcoming Presidential Election of 2020 is that we are witnessing an all time high in contenders who are or have been members of the House of Representatives.
In the past, there was an occasional man or woman who was serving in the lower chamber who announced , but tradition is that Governors or Senators, or cabinet officers or military generals would be the nominees.
But now, we have four announced Democratic members of Congress present or past in the race, and two more likely to join the fray.
We have former Congressman John Delaney of Maryland, and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas.
We also have sitting members of the House of Representatives who have begun their campaign, including Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, and Tim Ryan of Ohio.
Still pending and likely to join the fray are Eric Swalwell of California, and Seth Moulton of Massachusetts.
At this point, O’Rourke seems the most serious candidate, but who can say that one of more of the others might not catch fire, and be a serious candidate?