The Democrats’ historically large presidential field is getting even larger. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined the race late last week, and New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to follow in the coming days. Neither will appear in Wednesday’s debate, but another 10 Democrats will.
Voters on the ground in the early states are pushing back against the late entries, while the party’s establishment class welcomes new faces amid their deep concerns about the strength of the top-tier candidates.
The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the race is getting thicker.