'The Race Is Wide Open': Former MD Rep. John Delaney on His 2020 Chances
Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke to Harris Faulkner about his electoral prospects and comments from President Trump about who the Republican sees as the eventual front-runners.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that he sees "Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best economy in the history of our country."
I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2019
Delaney said the 2020 race is "wide open" and that he already visited all 99 counties in Iowa and received endorsements from four Democratic Party chairs in that first-to-caucus state.
Delaney, who represented the conservative Maryland panhandle along with more liberal areas near Frederick and Washington, D.C., said that he is "not a socialist" and that the "power of capitalism" can be complemented by "strong social programs."
"I'm the kind of candidate the party needs to push forth and beat [Trump]," he said.
Delaney said that all Americans have a right to health care, but that he is against "Medicare for all" as heralded by the far left of his party.
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