Steyer, Sanders and Buttigieg File for Democratic Primary in Ohio


Ohio is gearing up for the Democratic presidential primary on St. Patrick’s Day 2020 with three candidates filing their forms this week.

The Office of the Ohio Secretary of State’s Election Division announced that Tom Steyer (on Monday), and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Pete Buttigieg (both on Tuesday) filed petitions, declaration of candidacy, and consent of use name forms.

December 18 is the deadline for presidential candidate filings, the Secretary of State’s office says on its elections calendar.

Steyer, a billionaire activist, was recently in the news after an aide allegedly stole campaign data from U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) campaign, the Battleground State News reported.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Democratic presidential contenders nationally at 26 percent support, The Hill reported Tuesday, citing a poll by Monmouth University.

Sanders is second at 21 percent, within the 5-point margin of error.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is third (17 percent) and Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is fourth (8 percent).

Meanwhile, in other election news, the Ohio Democratic Party announced it will host 16 congressional district caucuses across the state on Tuesday, January 7, to elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

All of these candidates are ignoring swing voters’ feelings about one “yuge” topic — their party’s long-reaching attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.

The Ohio Star in October reported that Axios shared the results of a focus group of swing voters from Youngstown.

“1 big thing: Focus group of Ohio swing voters hates impeachment” the news outlet tweeted; adding, “Swing voters at a focus group in Youngstown, Ohio, had qualms about impeaching Trump, from fears it will hurt the economy to frustrations with the focus of House Democrats, @alexi reports.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.
Photo “Tom Steyer” by Tom Steyer. Photo “Pete Buttigieg” by Pete Buttigieg. Photo “Bernie Sanders” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.




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