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16 Left: Joe Sestak drops out the DNC Primary less than 24 hours after Steve Bullock.

Afro Republican

Aug 24, 2016
The 2020 Democratic presidential field may finally be narrowing in a significant way.

In less than 24 hours over Sunday evening and Monday morning, former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock both dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination. They likely won't be the last before the first votes are even counted.

And with just two months until the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses, the Democratic race is still shifting, with an unsettled December debate stage and polling showing a variety of leaders in several states and nationally.

Who is still in the race
There are now 16 Democratic hopefuls running for president. The departure of Sestak and Bullock follows closely behind former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam, who both dropped out in November. Several other candidates dropped out even earlier.

"Quite a few of those (candidates still in the race) are down to similar levels of support that people like Sestak and Bullock had," said Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver. "We'll likely see quite a few people drop out before anyone starts participating the Iowa caucuses."
Joe was in that one debate that one time. You may have remembered him by how he stood out from the crowd when he offered free healthcare to Illegals, said that Climate change was the number one enemy of the US, open all the borders, and how we need to steal all your guns, these unique stances made him stand out from the field, but he was to ambitious to soon.