2020 presidential election

Capitol Ink | Joe No

Mark Sanford is running for president, here are some congressional basics

Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., left, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., along with members of the House Freedom Caucus hold a news conference on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Republican presidential primary field looks small next to the Democrats, but at least one more player is joining. On Sunday, former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford announced his candidacy.

Joe Walsh is challenging Donald Trump, here are some congressional basics
Walsh served only one term in Congress as part of the tea party wave of 2010

Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., speaks at a news conference with other House Republicans in the Capitol Visitor Center on the topics of a proposed balanced budget amendment and also the ongoing debt ceiling talks. (Tom Williams/Roll Call file photo)

Former Illinois Republican Representative Joe Walsh took a dive into the presidential pool Sunday by announcing a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

4 ways the Democratic debate was actually about 2018
Echoes of the midterm elections permeated the first night of the Democratic presidential debate

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, gestures while former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, right, speaks and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke listen during the Democratic presidential debate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If you paid attention to the 2018 midterm elections, Tuesday night’s Democratic debate might have brought back some memories.

Ten presidential candidates faced off in the first night of the second series of debates, which aired on CNN. And many of them cited Democrats’ 2018 victories as proof that that candidate had the right stuff to win back the White House next fall.

Capitol Ink | Interleague Play

Capitol Ink | Ol' Civility Joe

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 'Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket'
Presidential hopeful turned down network offer of televised town hall

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., torched Fox News on Twitter and in an email to supporters Tuesday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren inveighed against Fox News on Tuesday, calling the conservative network a “hate-for-profit racket.”

“Fox News invited me to do a town hall on their network. I turned them down,” Warren wrote in an email to supporters.

Capitol Ink | Balancing Act

Michael Bennet is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., arrives for a vote in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's announcement that he's running for president makes him the 21st Democrat and the 11th sitting member of Congress to vie for the nomination. Bennet, who was recently given a clean bill of health after surgery for prostate cancer, is making health care a central issue of his campaign. He cites his opposition to GOP efforts to roll back the 2010 health care law as a motivation for running.

Donald Trump and the chamber of 2020 rivals
Political Theater, Episode 54

When Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union, it will be in a House chamber filled with 2020 presidential rivals. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

When President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to both chambers of Congress on Feb. 5, he will not be the only star of the night. Several Democrats seeking to replace him — and there are many —  could end up stealing the limelight, says Nathan Gonzales, publisher of Inside Elections and Roll Call’s elections analyst.