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Witcover: Early epidemic of Democratic presidential hopefuls

Witcover: Early epidemic of Democratic presidential hopefuls

In the first days of January 1960, Democratic 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 fight for the office in 2020, with more to come.

Kennedy's early start served him well, as did the political calendar. It brought him a clear victory in the first primary in neighboring New Hampshire, followed by successes in West Virginia and Wisconsin over Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, and nomination in Los Angeles in August.

This time around, with no clearly obvious potential 2020...

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