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Per­haps it makes sense, given that there could be up to 40 Demo­cratic hope­fuls vy­ing to be the party’s pres­i­den­tial can­di­date in 2020. The face-off among them could be sooner than we think.

“The Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee is pre­par­ing to re­lease the first part of its 2020 pres­i­den­tial pri­mary de­bate plan be­fore year’s end, eye­ing at least a half a dozen in 2019 and ul­ti­mately mov­ing to de-em­pha­size polling as a driv­ing fac­tor for early can­di­date qual­i­fi­ca­tion,” writes David Can­tanese, se­nior pol­i­tics writer for U.S. News & World Re­port. The de­bates could be­gin as early as late spring. “Pre­pare for a long, chaotic pres­i­den­tial pri­mary fight,” pre­dicts Na­tional Jour­nal colum­nist Josh Kraushaar. “The huge ros­ter of cred­i­ble can­di­dates, the pres­ence of Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion rules al­lo­cat­ing del­e­gates pro­por­tion­ally, and a drawn-out cal­en­dar with am­ple early vot­ing all sug­gest that the 2020 process will be a never-end­ing mess.”

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