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Who in California for President 2020? @hooverwhalen

2) Cui Bono? So who benefits from California voting earlier in 2020? A handful of Democrats come to mind.

Let’s begin with the Golden State’s “usual suspects”: Sen. Kamala Harris, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (assuming he’s elected governor next year) and the current governor, Jerry Brown, who’ll be out of a job by 2020 but seems determined to be the party’s conscience and philosopher king when it comes to climate change.

And while we’re at it: toss in Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for good measure (in 2020, it will be a decade since The Social Network premiered, so he might have a shot with voters under the age of 25).

But it’s the non-California suspects who also stand to profit. Early primaries favor candidates with high name recognition and strong organizations. That speaks to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Let’s suppose Harris managed to carry her home state. It could give her the momentum she needs to win the whole shebang. But what if the day produces a split verdict – Harris protecting her turf and Warren hers back east? And maybe a third or fourth Democrat winning a Super Tuesday state here or there? The Democrats could be looking at a prolonged fight, what with each of those candidates claiming to be the night’s “winner”.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/billwhalen/2017/09/11/file-under-nobody-cheers-for-goliathcalifornia-wanting-to-vote-early-in-2020/2

Sep 14, 04:11 AM
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