Bay State's 2020 crop
In the past half century, Massachusetts has launched the failed candidacies of a string of presidential hopefuls (Romney, Kerry, Dukakis, Tsongas, Ted Kennedy). But that isn't tamping down Bay State hopes for a return to the Oval Office for the first time since JFK's 1960 election, AP's Steve LeBlanc writes from Boston.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly said she's focused on her re-election campaign next year.
- Rep. Seth Moulton is a veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq, and is a harsh Trump critic.
- Rep. Joe Kennedy, a great-nephew of John F. Kennedy, recently hit the road to Cleveland and Flint, Mich.
- Deval Patrick has laid low since exiting the governor's office in 2015, but is remembered fondly in the party for his thunderous "grow a backbone" speech before the Democratic National Convention in 2012.