ANALYSIS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day spotlights diversity in the 2020 Democratic field

MLK day candidates

As several 2020 presidential hopefuls bounce around early voting states this holiday weekend, one can imagine that Martin Luther King Jr. himself would be proud about one simple fact. More then ever before, the slate of Democratic candidates is shaping up to be remarkably representative of the entire electorate, the most diverse the party has seen, in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion.

In a historic way, Democratic primary voters this cycle will likely not only be able to chose someone who looks and sounds more like them, they will likely also have options.

Most likely the Democratic candidates will include several women, mothers, grandmothers and women and men of color. An LGBTQ candidate may announce his run as well soon. (read more)

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