Swalwell: 'I'm close to making a decision' on 2020

Swalwell: 'I'm close to making a decision' on 2020
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) says he is close to deciding whether to run for president in 2020.

"I'm close to making a decision. I'll be in New Hampshire tomorrow, so I'm excited for that," Swalwell told CNN on Wednesday. 

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Swalwell has previously said he's considering a bid, telling MSNBC last month that he could "see a path" to the Democratic nomination.

If the California Democrat were to enter the race, he would join a primary field that already has several candidates. Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Calif.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Overnight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Trump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law MORE (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Mass.), as well as former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, have all launched bids or presidential exploratory committees.

Swalwell has indicated that he would be interested in running on a ticket alongside former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE

Swalwell told CNN last month that he would be open to running either as Biden's vice presidential running mate or running as the presidential candidate with Biden as the vice presidential candidate.

"I'm open to entertaining both variations," he said at the time.

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