The Heat: Democrats vying for the White House

The Heat

We’re still a long away from the first presidential primary and knowing which democrat will face Donald Trump next year. 

Billionaire Tom Steyer, a fierce critic of President Trump, just announced his candidacy and one of the many other candidates has already dropped out.

Congressman Eric Swalwell ended his bid for the nomination, after failing to gain traction. But he’s not the only one with low numbers: Of the more than 20 candidates, only four are polling above five percent. In one poll, Senator Kamala Harris shot to second place after confronting front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, about his record on racism, civil rights and busing during the first debate.

The second debate will be held at the end of the month.

To discuss all of this:

  • Hilary Shelton is the Washington Bureau director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP.
  • Imani Cheers is an Associate Professor of Digital Storytelling at George Washington University.
  • Amy Holmes is a political commentator and analyst.
  • Michael Benjamin is an associate editorial page editor at the New York Post. 

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