Politico does a pice on the guy and how he’s doing in Iowa less than 2 years out from the 2020 Democratic President nomination choice….
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Delaney_(Maryland_politician)John Delaney thinks the Democrats who intend to run for president in 2020 should stop lying about what they’re doing and announce already.
After all, he has. And the little-known Maryland congressman thinks that’s part of what will transform a presidential run that pretty much no one takes seriously into the next Jimmy Carter-style, out-of-nowhere explosion onto the presidential debate stage.
Delaney, who made his fortune founding two commercial lending companies, has already spent $1 million out of his own pocket, using it for TV ads in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids and a campaign office in Iowa. Since last summer, he’s taken 11 trips to the caucus state, plus eight to New Hampshire. He’s even written a new campaign book.
What does he have to show for it? While he’s been all but ignored in the national media, Delaney has an internal poll from Iowa that ranks him fifth in terms of name ID among potential Democratic candidates. Fifty-two percent of those likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers polled know who Delaney is, which puts him behind only Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker—and ahead of buzzed-about figures like Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and Terry McAuliffe.
Delaney believes that voters are already tired of the game of footsie others on that list are playing about whether they’re running or not….