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Washington Governor Inslee Joins Democratic Presidential Field

  • Former congressman is a longtime proponent of climate action
  • Two-term governor Inslee has been a vocal critic of Trump
Jay Inslee
Jay InsleePhotographer: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a proponent of dramatic action to reverse climate change and a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, said he’s running for the Democratic nomination to try to unseat the president in 2020.

“We’re the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we’re the last that can do something about it,” said Inslee said in a video released by his campaign Friday morning. “I’m the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation’s number one priority.”