Though the first Democratic debates are nearly two months away, and the first actual contests won't take place for more than nine months, some early patterns are beginning to develop in the party's sprawling, unpredictable presidential race.
Elijah Cummings could turn out to be Trump’s worst nightmare based on the Baltimore resident’s powerful position in Congress, his widely-praised recent media performances and shifts in the zeitgeist that have thrust Cummings into the symbolic role of be new best hope to rein in Trump.
Robert "Beto" O'Rourke's biggest fans and supporters insist he is a forward-thinking, future-oriented visionary, but no contender for the Democratic nomination feels more familiar than the former three-term congressman from El Paso.
In the first days of January 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts declared his candidacy for president, nearly a year before the actual balloting. This year, at least half a dozen hopefuls have already signed on for what promises to be an exhausting and costly Democratic fight.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came to Baltimore to stump for Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous. Gillibrand joins other national Democratic figures, including former Vice President Joe Biden and senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in supporting Jealous.
Warren, of Massachusetts, joins former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (California), Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont) and Sen. Cory Booker (New Jersey) as national political figures endorsing Jealous.
At the Warner Theater in downtown Washington the other night, former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a tour at which he discussed his new book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose."