The Democratic field – where they’re from, by state

A simple visualization of what state these folks are from (and easy mapping is one of the few things that Google Sheets does that Excel doesn’t!).

Where the candidates are from, by state:

Key:

State Name(s)
CO Michael Bennet, John Hickenlooper
DE Joseph R. Biden Jr.
NJ Cory Booker
MT Steve Bullock
IN Pete Buttigieg
TX Julián Castro, Beto O’Rourke
MD John Delaney
NY Bill de Blasio, Kirsten Gillibrand, Andrew Yang
HI Tulsi Gabbard
CA Kamala Harris, Eric, Swalwell, Marianne Williamson
WA Jay Inslee
MN Amy Klobuchar
FL Wayne Messam
MA Seth Moulton, Elizabeth Warren
OH Tim Ryan
VT Bernie Sanders

It feels like a pretty good spread here. I like the fact that there are at least a few mixed and right leaning states contributing candidates in addition to the majority who are coming from states where the Democratic party is already popular. Then again, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan show that you don’t have to come from a state where your party is popular to win (and then win again).

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