Jay Inslee 2020? CNN thinks Washington governor has shot at Democratic nod for president
Northwest leaders don’t have a history of making waves in national politics, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about Washington Gov. Jay Inslee running for president.
The latest conjecture comes from CNN’s Chris Cillizza, who lists Inslee among “at least 22 Democrats thinking about running for president in 2020.”
Lest that sounds like our guv is just another face in the crowd, consider this: Cillizza put Inslee in the second of four “tiers” — the first tier being most likely to clinch the nomination.
The only people in that top tier are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Inslee shares the second tier with the likes of Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and 2016 vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.