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Some Democratic Congressman Named Eric Swalwell Is Running for President

Let’s be honest, the best way to make it on late night TV if you’re super normal is to run for president. On that note, America, I’d like to introduce you to the latest Democratic candidate for president, California Rep. Eric Swalwell!

Who? Tell me about it. Let me Google that for you.

The 38-year-old former prosecutor was first elected to represent California’s 15th Congressional District, covering parts of the Bay Area*, in 2012, yada yada yada. You know how to read Wikipedia as well as I do. The likelihood Swalwell sticks around long enough that you—or anyone—gets a chance to vote for him for president is pretty slim. The most compelling thing about Swalwell’s hours-old candidacy is that he’s running with a focus on gun control.

There are now so many Democratic candidates we might need to hold a third-tier debate on Bravo.

*Correction, Apr. 9, 2019: An earlier version of this post misstated that Rep. Eric Swalwell’s congressional district covered parts of San Francisco; the 15th Congressional District covers portions of the Bay Area.