POLITICO reports on the "glut of Democratic contenders . . . in some of the bluest states in the nation" that could fracture the party, including, for example, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of San Francisco and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
At least eight states have multiple Democrats considering national bids, an unprecedented development that threatens to fracture the party in some of the bluest states in the nation. The coming collisions reflect the free-for-all nature of the upcoming presidential primary, a contest where all the usual rules of political seniority have been thrown out the window as the party fights over its future. They’re also a reminder of the concentration of Democratic power in the few liberal bastions that serve as hubs of the anti-Trump resistance.