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Pete Buttigieg am 29. Dezember 2019. Bild: AFP

In the run-up to the presidential primary contest, the left is in risk of eating its own.

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          The 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest begins in earnest in just 60 days. Iowans will caucus to rank the candidates on February 3rd and the citizens of New Hampshire will cast their primary ballots a week later.

          It hardly needs to be said, but the Democrats’ choice of an opponent to President Trump’s re-election bid is immensely important. It has been a crowded and fluid field of candidates. But things may be coming into focus. Recent polls in the early primary states show a four-person pack at the head of the race, evenly divided between the Democratic Party’s activist-progressive wing – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren – and its establishment-centrist wing – former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. It’s growing even more crowded in the center with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s newly-announced candidacy, which is backed-up with his vow to “spend whatever it takes” from his $50 billion fortune in support of his campaign.

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