East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell Announces Run for President

Another prominent critic of President Donald Trump has joined the dozen-plus Democrats who want to challenge him in 2020.

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell officially declared his White House bid on the Late Show with Colbert after much speculation and visits to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and other states in the months leading up to the announcement.

The 38-year-old Democratic congressman who represents California’s 15th Congressional District said: “I’m running for President of the United States.”

Swalwell joins what is expected to be a wide-open race for the Democratic presidential nomination. There’s no apparent front-runner at this early stage, and he will face off against several of his Senate colleagues who have more name recognition.

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