With the entrance Tuesday of Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock in the 2020 presidential race, Democratic voters are urging the nearly two dozen White House hopefuls to reconsider their campaigns and set their sights on a Senate seat instead of the Oval Office.
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted his strategy was to wait for all the other Democrats to enter the race before declaring his candidacy. That was nearly three weeks ago, and two more candidates have since announced their candidacy.
Some Americans, presumably Democrats, are taking to Twitter to urge some of the 23-candidate strong field to reconsider, and run for the Senate instead. Others are made a plea asking party favorites, like Stacey Abrams, to run for Senate.
It's not an unreasonable request for candidates who want to serve the public.
The 2020 elections will include 34 U.S. Senate seats. 22 of them are currently held by Republicans, and many Republicans are rather unpopular, especially those who have tied their fates to President Donald Trump.
And given that the Senate is currently under the control of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, many on the left desperately want to grab control of the chamber. McConnell has greatly enabled President Trump, and is packing the federal courts with his extremist nominees, and at a rate not seen in modern history. He's also said many bills from the Democratically-controlled House will be DOA, bragging he will be the "Grim Reaper."
Here's the current list of 23 top tier Democrats running for President. In bold are seven current sitting U.S. Senators:
Daniel Nichanian offers this example:
O'Rourke, Hickenlooper, Bullock, and Castro, who could run for Senate against GOP incumbents (in TX/CO/MT/TX) but a… https://t.co/G3AhfAGFQs— Taniel (@Taniel)1557641842.0
And here's a look at some others urging Democrats to withdraw from the presidential race and run for Senate:
There are only four or five Dems that have any shot at the nomination. Probably fewer than that. If you are one of… https://t.co/eZnlE5QPsx— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1557860093.0
Can some of these folks running for president PLEASE run for Senate instead?— Holy Bullies (@Holy Bullies)1557866617.0
Dear Democrats: YOU'RE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO RUN FOR SENATE INSTEAD OF PRESIDENT.— Willow 🍞+🎪 (@Willow 🍞+🎪)1557841494.0
can people please run for senate and not president https://t.co/OiqzECNXtN— Adam #TurnGeorgiaBlue Smith (@Adam #TurnGeorgiaBlue Smith)1557843173.0
Beto is polling at 2%. He could beat Cornyn in TX. Hickenlooper is polling at 1%. He could beat Gardner in CO. Bull… https://t.co/RRRwfL2mG5— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1557644381.0
Beto: you’re job here is done. You paved the way for Buttigieg. Now back home and run for Senate instead.— John Bechard (@John Bechard)1557872785.0
Almost every reply to this is "run for Senate" https://t.co/S4unETucaj— Brett LoGiurato (@Brett LoGiurato)1557836341.0
Republican Steve Daines of Montana is up for reelection. Fucking run for Senate, not president, @GovernorBullock— The Rude Pundit (@The Rude Pundit)1557771219.0
@staceyabrams Yes! Run for the senate— Carol Layne (@Carol Layne)1557874651.0