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Axios: Chris Murphy “Has Begun Seeking Staff” for 2020 White House Run

September 1, 2017 By Staff
Axios: Chris Murphy “Has Begun Seeking Staff” for 2020 White House Run

The Axios report is the clearest evidence yet that Connecticut's junior senator will seek the highest office in the land in 2020.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is one of a few politicians who “[h]as begun seeking staff” for a potential 2020 presidential run, according to a Friday morning report from Axios.

Axios‘ Mike Allen, one of the most plugged-in reporters in Washington, D.C., reported that Murphy is one of three potential Democratic presidential contenders “seeking staff,” along with Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).

In June, Murphy said he’s not interested in running for president:

On WNPR‘s “Where We Live” Murphy said “no, I’m not” interested in running for president (around the 31:30 mark in the program’s Facebook video of the talk). “I have to get through re-election in 2018, so that’s my priority.”

Murphy did say, though, that he’s interested in being a “national leader.”

But if Axios is right, Murphy is already staffing up.