DES MOINES, Iowa – Another Democrat is joining the race for president and they’ll soon be headed to Iowa to begin campaigning.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday in an online video he is running for president. He joins a crowded field of challengers hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020. Bullock is the 22nd Democrat to announce their candidacy for president.
Bullock is a former attorney general for Montana and was elected the state’s governor in 2012. His re-election in 2016, in a state that President Trump won by more than 20%, offers a unique background for his campaign.
“As a Democrat governor of a state Donald Trump won by 20 points, I don’t have the luxury of just talking to people who agree with me,” said Bullock in his campaign announcement video.
Bullock will make an official announcement Tuesday afternoon at the high school he graduated from in Helena, Montana.
He’ll travel to Iowa Thursday and hold his first campaign event in Des Moines at Confluence Brewing Company at 6:30 p.m.
Campaign stops across Iowa are planned through Saturday with events in Newton, Tama, Independence, Dubuque, Maquoketa, Clinton, and Davenport.