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 HarrisHundreds of lawyers from nation's oldest African American sorority join effort to fight voter suppression Biden picks up endorsement from progressive climate group 350 Action 3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing MORE (D-Calif.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Suburban moms are going to decide the 2020 election Jon Stewart urges Congress to help veterans exposed to burn pits MORE (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Democratic senators ask inspector general to investigate IRS use of location tracking service 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 BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio 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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