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University of Maryland alumnus Eric Swalwell joins 2020 Democratic presidential field

University of Maryland alumnus Eric Swalwell joins 2020 Democratic presidential field

University of Maryland alumnus Eric Swalwell, a four-term San Francisco Bay Area congressman who has grown into a cable TV fixture as a slashing and unremitting critic of President Donald Trump, formally announced Monday his long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

Fittingly, he chose national television as the venue to declare his intent, saying on CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” he would “go big on the issues we take on, be bold in the solutions we offer and do good in the way we govern.”

Swalwell, 38, has essentially been running for president for the better part of the past two years. Still, he will have to work to distinguish himself in a crowded field...

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