Not in it to win it: the dirty little secret of the Democrat’s 2020 battle

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The potential upside can be large for candidates who do not win – whether it’s to advance a greater profile or a signature issue or agenda

Political scientists are quick to point out two reasons why a record number of candidates is running for president on the Democratic side in 2020.

One: the Republican president, Donald Trump, is vulnerable with a low-40s approval rating, so the Democratic nominee has a good shot at winning the White House.

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