Senator Merkley addresses rumors of presidential bid

Washington, D.C. – During an interview with KGW’s Laural Porter, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) was asked about rumors he may be considering a presidential bid in 2020.

Asked if there’s any chance he’ll run for President of the United States, Sen. Merkley replied, “Well, I think it was Senator Berg who once said, ‘Every person who comes to the Senate, if flashes in their mind at one point or another they could be a better president than the one who is serving.’ And I must say, every Democrat in America believes they could be a better President than Donald Trump.”

He said the only thing he’s considering is how to help his Democrat colleagues in the upcoming mid-term election.

According to a CNN report, a source close to the senator said, “If Jeff doesn’t feel that there is a strong progressive voice in the race, it would motivate him to get in. He’s committed to making sure Democrats have a progressive choice.”

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