Congressman Swalwell Declares Candidacy for President in 2020

Congressman Eric Swalwell announced his candidacy Monday night on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” He is the 18th Democrat declaring a run for President in 2020.

The announcement kicks off a 10-day national sweep with events planned in Florida, Iowa, South Carolina, California, Nevada, and New Hampshire. Locally, a kickoff rally will be held April 14 at 2 p.m. at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Pkwy, Dublin.


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