Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast.
1. Room for a Western governor in 2020?
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to jump into the presidential race this week — making him the 22nd person seeking the Democratic nomination, AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace says.
“He’s pretty unknown to most Americans and faces a real uphill climb in this big field with a lot of Democratic stars,” Pace said. “But he thinks he has a compelling case to make in a primary where electability has been one of the big questions from Democratic voters.”
Bullock won re-election by a comfortable margin in 2016 — even as those same voters went for President Donald Trump by 20 points over opponent Hillary Clinton