From a really insightful article at Sabato’s Crystal Ball written by Theodore R. Johnson:
The state of the black electorate is strong and positioned to be a king- (or queen-) maker in 2020. The candidate that black voters coalesce behind in the Democratic primaries will have the inside track on the party nomination, particularly in a large ﬁeld.
The Democratic ﬁeld is already the most diverse in history. The candidates include no less than six people of color and six women (two of whom are of color). The field spans the ideological spectrum from moderates who are elders of the party establishment to far-left progressives advocating for signiﬁcant and fundamental societal reform.
The age range covers about four decades, from under-40 candidates such as Reps. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Eric Swalwell of California as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, to former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who will both be in their late 70s by Election Day 2020. And there are three black candidates: Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), as well as Florida’s Wayne Messam, the mayor of Miramar. Whatever primary voters are looking for in a candidate, they are likely to ﬁnd some version of it.
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