Democratic candidates should talk flexible federalism

  • Steve Bullock: attorney general and governor of Montana;
  • Tulsi Gabbard: state legislature;
  • Kamala Harris: attorney general of California;
  • John Hickenlooper: governor of Colorado;
  • Jay Inslee: state legislature and governor of Washington;
  • Tim Ryan: state senate.
  • Michael Bennet: superintendent of Denver Public Schools;
  • Joe Biden: two years on the New Castle city council in the 1970s;
  • Bill de Blasio: mayor of New York City;
  • Cory Booker: mayor of Newark;
  • Pete Buttigieg: mayor of South Bend, IN;
  • Julian Castro: mayor of San Antonio;
  • Harris: city attorney and local district attorney;
  • Hickenlooper: mayor of Denver;
  • Inslee: city prosecutor;
  • Amy Klobuchar: county attorney;
  • Wayne Messam: mayor of Miramar, FL;
  • Beto O’Rourke: city council;
  • Bernie Sanders: mayor of Burlington, VT;
  • Eric Swalwell: county deputy district attorney and city council.



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