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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock joins 2020 presidential race

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Nicholas Sakelaris
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced he's running for president in 2020. Photo courtesy of  Gov. Steve Bullock/Twitter
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced he's running for president in 2020. Photo courtesy of  Gov. Steve Bullock/Twitter

May 14 (UPI) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday he's joining the Democratic field running for president in 2020.

Bullock made the announcement in a video posted online. In it, he touted his ability to break gridlock in a Republican-controlled Montana legislature to pass Medicaid expansion and a campaign finance reform bill that eliminated dark money.

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"I believe in America, where every child has a fair shot to do better than their parents," Bullock said. "But we all know that that kind of opportunity no longer exists for most people. For far too many people, it never has. That's why we need to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and defeat the corrupt system that lets campaign money drown out the people's voice."

The campaign finance law he signed in 2015 requires that political groups disclose their donors and specify how they spend the money. He also implemented more stringent transparency requirements through an executive order.

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"Nearly every single proposal I asked the legislature to take seriously arrived at my desk," Bullock wrote in a post on Medium. "Even in the face of Washington, D.C.'s partisan gridlock, we in Montana can still be a shining example of how our political system is supposed to work."

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