Democrat Jason Kander has fueled speculation that he's running for president in 2020 by hiring a Des Moines Register political reporter to direct communications strategy for Kander's nonprofit Let America Vote, as reported by POLITICO. Is Kander "testing the waters" of a presidential run? If so, is he using funds raised in compliance with federal candidate contribution limits to pay for such activities?
Potential 2020 presidential candidate Jason Kander is hiring an Iowa-based communications director as his national organization staffs up.
Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state and failed 2016 Senate candidate who has become an unlikely national Democratic figure, is bringing on Jason Noble, who on Friday announced he was leaving his job as political reporter for the Des Moines Register.
Noble will direct national communications strategy for Kander’s Let America Vote, which is dedicated to pushing back on voting restrictions on the state level, and for Kander himself. He will start work next week for Kander’s Let America Vote group from the organization’s offices in Des Moines.