Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020

Political analyst Bill Schneider predicted on Tuesday that 25 Democrats would launch presidential bids to challenge President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE in 2020. 

"My guess is that in 2020, we're going to see 25 Democrats running for president. Every Democrat thinks, why not me?" Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"I'll take the over. It might be 30," Hill campaign reporter Reid Wilson interjected. 

"Might be 30. How are you going to have a debate? You're going to have to have six layers of debates. It's going to be quite remarkable," Schneider added. 

Speculation has mounted around various high-profile Democrats on whether they will launch presidential bids in 2020. 

Democratic Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness Harris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? MORE (Calif.), Cory BookerCory BookerHuman rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer MORE (N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandTreat broadband as infrastructure and we have a chance to get it right House panel looks to help military sexual assault survivors To make energy green, remove red tape MORE (N.Y.), and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCalifornia Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election Pelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election MORE (Mass.) have been floated as potential contenders, while former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick have also been named as possible candidates. 

Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryHow the US could help Australia develop climate action Equilibrium/ Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — Clean power repurposes dirty power No. 2 State Department official to travel to China amid tensions MORE, who lost his 2004 presidential bid, did not rule out a potential run in an interview on Sunday, though on Tuesday he appeared to pour cold water on that statement.

“I doubt very much I’ll be running for office again,” Kerry said on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday. 

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