The list of those vying for a sweepstakes spot for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination grows by the month….
Joe Biden maintains the lead….
But there Are a lot of men and women who are years younger and seem ready to get in the running for the prize….
Joining the crowd is Michael Avenatti, who seems to be cut from the same fighting cloth as Donald Trump and is 20 years younger….
Michael Avenatti held court last month with a dozen Democratic strategists in the main dining room at The Palm — a see-and-be-seen table at one of Washington’s most prominent power lunch spots.
Avenatti did most of the talking. While he offered few details about how he planned to raise enough money or hire the staff to run a presidential campaign, one participant and another person briefed on the lunch said he cast himself as one of the few Democrats who knows how to go head-to-head with President Donald Trump. The sources requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss details of the meeting.
Avenatti’s brash confidence is being closely watched by Democrats in Washington and key political battleground states with a mix of intrigue and trepidation….