Swalwell: ‘I’m close to making a decision’ on 2020

Greg Nash

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. 

{mosads}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 Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (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 Biden. 

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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