In 2020, Democrats Expect a Female Front-Runner. Or Three.

The New York Times explains that it is both likely--and unprecedented--that multiple women in high office will seek a party’s presidential nomination in the 2020 election, citing Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Elizabeth Warren as likely candidates for the Democratic Party nomination.


Three prominent female Democrats all but openly began running for president this week, taking their most active steps yet to challenge President Trump and claim leadership of a movement of moderate and liberal women that has come to define their party during the 2018 elections.

Senator Kamala Harris of California on Friday took the stage in a church in the early primary state of South Carolina, as an audience chanted: “Madam president!” A day earlier, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York visited similarly crucial New Hampshire, calling the November election a pivotal moment for women. And Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts left little doubt about her intentions when she released a genetic test indicating she has Native American ancestry — a move to blunt Mr. Trump’s taunts alleging she had mischaracterized her heritage.

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