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New York Times: Jay Inslee, Washington Governor and Environmentalist, Enters 2020 Race
I watched Jay Inslee get interviewed by Rachel Maddow last night. I had never seen him in public before but he did impress me. I really like what he had to say about Climate Change and what we need to do to save our planet. It is a top issue for me.
I'll need to spend more time on where he stands on all the other issues, but here's an excerpt from the NYT article above.
“He’s a true believer,” said Travis N. Ridout, a professor of government and public policy at Washington State University and longtime observer of Mr. Inslee. “He’s identified with climate change. Other than that, it’s hard to — at least in my mind — come up with signature policy focuses. The positive of that is that it’s hard to think of the big scandals he’s been involved in either. He’s fairly low drama. He’s not a firebrand.”
He's another moderate or "center-left" as the NYT article stated. I'll withhold judgment until I see a wider portfolio of what he would like to achieve in office other than a New Green Deal of sorts.
It could be that one of these less known candidates will emerge in the debates and surprise everyone. For his part, Inslee is articulate and shows passion, at least on environmental issues. When emotions rule the choice, he could survive the competition.