AP does a story on two possible 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates from the MidWest…..
They have little chance of actually being the nominee’s…
But a look at their going at the nomination and what they offer to MidWest Democrats could very well help the eventual Democratic choice for the nomination….
The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016.
Though the first prominent Democrats to announce their 2020 candidacies hail from the coasts, several Midwestern natives — including Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — are offering themselves as potential contenders uniquely attuned to the region’s priorities.
Brown, who will launch a tour of early-voting states in Iowa on Thursday with a message focused on workers, has been explicit in his appeal, saying recently that he could win his crucial home state, “where they know me best.”
That’s a tantalizing argument for Democrats who are desperate to reclaim Wisconsin and Michigan, which would significantly reduce Trump’s already narrow path to victory in the Electoral College. Tom Russell, a Wisconsin-based Democratic strategist who worked on last year’s successful bid to unseat GOP Gov. Scott Walker, said the Midwest is winnable for a Democrat who focuses on “not talking down to voters.”….