Eric Swalwell declares candidacy for President of the United States

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DUBLIN, CA – Congressman Eric Swalwell is a candidate for President of the United States.

Swalwell, an Iowa native now serving his fourth term representing California’s 15th Congressional District, announced his candidacy Monday night on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The announcement kicks off a 10-day national sweep with events planned in Florida, Iowa, South Carolina, California, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

“I’ve been in Congress for six years. I see an America in quicksand, making zero progress on anything that matters. I hear from school children who are learning in fear because too many lawmakers love their guns more than they love our kids,” Swalwell said. “We can no longer count on the same old people to solve the same old problems. Nothing will change until we have a leader who is willing to go big on the issues, be bold with solutions, and do good in governing.”

“So we will go big, be bold, do good, to bring the promise of America to all Americans. The promise is a simple one: if you work hard, your blood, sweat, and tears should add up to you doing better for yourself and dreaming bigger for your kids. That’s why I’m running for President.”

Read more about Eric Swalwell’s background and platform at

Swalwell, 38, is co-chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee; founder and chairman emeritus of Future Forum, House Democrats’ millennial engagement group; chairman of the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

He’s the eldest of four sons of a retired police officer and a senior administrative assistant, the first in his family to go to college, and a former prosecutor and city councilman. He and his wife, Brittany, have a son, Nelson, and a daughter, Cricket.

The itinerary for the next 10 days includes:


  • 6:00pmET-7:00pmET – Town Hall to End Gun Violence with Parkland-area families, BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33323. (Please enter at Gate 5, turn right into Parking Lot B16, and enter the building via the patio next to the box office.)


  • 6:00pmCT-8:00pmCT – Town Hall, Gallery Meeting Room at Iowa State University Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50011
  • 8:30pmCT-9:30pmCT – Politics in the Pub, Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Ave., Ames, IA 50010


  • 6:00pmET-7:00pmET – Town Hall, West End Community Development Center, 404 Vardry St, Greenville, SC 29601


  • 2:00pmPT-4:00pmPT – Kickoff Rally at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA 94568


  • 6:30pmPT-7:30pmPT – Town Hall with the UNLV Young Democrats, UNLV Student Union, Phillip J. Cohen Theatre, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154


  • 5:30pmET-7:00pmET – Meet and greet with Democrats in the Four Town Coalition of East Kingston, Kensington, Newton, and South Hampton, Jewell Towne Vineyards, 183 Whitehall Road, South Hampton, NH.


  1. This guy is running on taking your guns away completely.

    That will create a civil war and total kaos.

  2. *Chaos. Plus, remember on 2/28/2018 when Trump said he should take guns first, and then due process second?

  3. This guy is an idiot. Not sure how anyone could vote for him for any office. I would not trust him with anything. He has no convictions, and as an opportunist he would do anything to advance his career.

  4. Sorry for the * Chaos but you got the message. I do not want to change the constitution and this guy will try.

  5. How many candidates to the DemocRATS now have lined up? 45? 65? It will be fun to see how they knock each other out in their “debates.” Is Bernie Sanders still above-the-sod? Will Hillary try again?

  6. I’m with you Jg. Swalwell really does not like America and the constitution – like many/all other progressives. They all want to “fundamentally” change our country and the “wold order”, in Obama’s words.

  7. He’s actually what I refer to as a “regressive” — take this country back to become a BANANA REPUBLIC! Just like Obama tried to do, but we stopped him!

  8. He just had a new child. Running to garner more money, then will drop out. Not sure anybody wants someone in Office who has stated in response to Gun confiscations “So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war,” Swalwell responded “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit.”

  9. I agree Joe. A lot of blood will be shed if the government forcefully comes to the law abiding citizens and attempts to take their constitutional rights away meaning guns.

  10. Hey Eric (Swalwell)! We are making tremendous program on anything which matters! Trump has made more progress in less than 2 years than any other president has in 8. How many terrorist attacks have we had since Trump got into the White House? ZERO! How many while Obama was squatting there? 15!

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