This Man Just Announced He's Running for President in 2020

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July 28, 2017Jul 28, 2017

Maryland Rep. John Delaney just announced his candidacy for the presidency in 2020. Delaney went to Georgetown law and started two publicly traded businesses before entering politics in 2013. He's running as a Democrat on a platform of preparing America for a changing job market. 

"The current administration is making us less prosperous and less secure. I’m running because I have an original approach to governing and economic policy that can put us on a different course," wrote Delaney in The Washington Post op-ed where he announced his candidacy. 

But CNN Politics doesn't think the odds look good for this earliest candidate—even if he did get his horse in the race early. 

"Why do even Delaney's allies admit he is an extreme longshot? Beyond his lack of a national profile, Delaney is well to the right of the Democratic primary electorate, including his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal."

However, while CNN thinks he's right of the Democratic electorate, he certainly isn't to the right on pro-life issues. Looking at his voting record, he's voted against pro-life acts and for pro-choice acts consistently since his election in 2013. 

People on Twitter are reacting hilariously to his incredibly early bid for the Democrat nomination. 

One man tweeted that it was "rude" of Delaney to announce so soon after the last election.

https://twitter.com/sjtoplin/status/890996766216261632

Alexandra Smith, executive director of the GOP research firm America Rising, released a hilarious press release about the announcement. The press release simply said, “Who?”

https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/890993058866765826

Others also tweeted out their confusion.

https://twitter.com/oosorio647/status/891009688111894528

Brendan Buck, counselor to Paul Ryan, tweeted out, "Interesting. Member in good standing of the House Obscure Caucus."

https://twitter.com/BrendanBuck/status/890987830650044417

William Allison, communications director for House Budget Committee, added to the hilarity.

https://twitter.com/WilliamAllison/status/890996970696957957

What do you think? Do you think the Democrats have a chance against President Trump in 2020? Learn more about what's going on in politics by reading about what Sen. John McCain did last night to wound the Republican Party.

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