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Never Mind the Bullocks

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock jumps into overstuffed 2020 Democratic presidential race

And then there were ... 24? Maybe 25?

On Tuesday morning, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) joined the wildly overstuffed Democratic presidential race, explaining in a campaign launch video that he wants to restore economic opportunity for everyone and get big money out of politics.

As Montana attorney general, he lost his fight to ban dark money from state elections, so he ran for governor and enacted his campaign finance reforms from that platform, Bullock explains. And "as the Democratic governor of a state that Trump won by 20 points, I don't have the luxury of just talking to people who agree with me."

"Look, to be honest, I never thought I'd be running for president," Bullock said. To paraphrase the Irish band The Cranberries, everybody else is doing it, so why can't he?