Montana's Democratic Governor Enters 2020 Presidential Race

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Montana's Democratic Governor Enters 2020 Presidential Race
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced his decision to run in a video Tuesday morning.
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock became the 22nd Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday.

"This is the fight of our time. This has been the fight of my career. I am Steve Bullock and I am running for president," Bullock said in his announcement video.

Bullock previously served as Montana's attorney general before successfully running for governor in 2012. He was re-elected four years later at the same time Montana voters backed President Donald Trump by 20 percentage points.

CBS News reports Bullock's already traveled to New Hampshire and Nevada. Now that he's announced his decision to run, he's scheduled to travel to Iowa this week.

The late timing of Bullock's announcement gives him a limited amount of time to gather enough support to qualify for the first presidential primary debates. In order to be eligible, the DNC is requiring candidates have either 65,000 donors spread across a certain number of states or have a certain amount of support in three polls.

Politico says a large number of Democratic candidates have already qualified, including former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.