Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall

Democratic strategist Jennifer Holdsworth predicted Friday that most 2020 presidential hopefuls won’t be dropping out of the race anytime soon, saying those who do will most likely wait until late fall.

“I don’ think you’re going to see anybody drop out anytime soon,” Holdsworth, a senior political strategist at MWWPR, told Hill.TV.

“We’re still a couple of months away from a mass exodus,” she added. “You may see one or two drop out simply because they’re tired already and they’re not raising the money, but … I don’t think we’re at the point yet but maybe closer to late fall.”

Holdsworth said there are still some opportunities for candidates to have their own breakout moment in the upcoming Democratic primary debate, citing Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockPolitics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden moves to unify party before general election Poll shows Daines, Bullock neck and neck in Montana Senate race MORE (D) as a prime example.

“Governor Bullock just made the debate stage this time around — he didn’t last time,” she said. “He’s got an unbelievable compelling message and I think that he could break out.”

The second Democratic primary debate will be held by CNN in Detroit, Michigan on July 30 and 31. Like the first round of debates, each night will feature 10 candidates.

According to a CNN live drawing on Thursday, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMomentum grows to change medical supply chain from China Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden Democrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Cuomo's been good, but he's not going to be the Democratic nominee Does Joe Biden really want to be president? MORE (I-Vt.) are set to take center stage on the first night. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession MORE will join them, along with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharWhy Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Democrats fear coronavirus impact on November turnout MORE (D-Minn.), former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperSenate GOP super PAC books more than million in fall ads Poll shows Daines, Bullock neck and neck in Montana Senate race Progressive challenger: How we overcame Chuck Schumer meddling MORE (D), former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyJohn Delaney endorses Biden Nevada caucuses open with a few hiccups Lobbying world MORE (D-Md.), Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus Lawmakers call for universal basic income amid coronavirus crisis Democrats tear into Trump's speech: It was a 'MAGA rally' MORE (D-Ohio), and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests Pelosi: 'I usually always cast my vote for a woman' Pelosi: 'We'll have a woman president' someday MORE

Bullock will also appear on the first night, marking his first debate appearance after he failed to qualify for the Miami debate.

Biden and Harris will headline the second night on July 31, marking a rematch after the two went head-to-head over the vice president's civil rights record.

They will be joined by former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Andrew Yang: Calling coronavirus 'China virus' only used to incite 'hostility' Andrew Yang to launch issues-based podcast MORE, Sens. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocrats urge administration to automatically issue coronavirus checks to more people Five things being discussed for a new coronavirus relief bill Cyber threats spike during coronavirus pandemic MORE (D-Colo.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight Biden fights for attention in coronavirus news cycle Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after T package MORE (D-N.Y.), Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeFeds send ventilators to coronavirus hot spots around country Is the coronavirus igniting a war of all against all? Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in MORE (D), New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioUS attorney opposes release of inmates in DC Britain releases 4,000 inmates to curb spread of coronavirus  NYC landlord tells tenants in 18 buildings to skip April rent MORE (D), and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order The Hill's Morning Report — ,000,000,000,000: GOP unveils historic US rescue effort Gillibrand endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Hawaii).

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerEnlisting tech to fight coronavirus sparks surveillance fears Democrats urge administration to automatically issue coronavirus checks to more people Democrats ask EPA, Interior to pause rulemaking amid coronavirus MORE (D-N.J.) will be taking the debate stage the second night as well. 

—Tess Bonn