Last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a rule change that could keep me out of the first presidential debate. Clearly, we haven't learned the right lesson from the 2016 election--and that might squander our chances in 2020.
I'm the only Democratic candidate in the field who has won a Trump state. I'm also the only candidate in the race who has been governor of a state with a Republican-controlled legislature and passed major progressive victories. If we're going to take back the places we lost--and then do the hard work to get our country back on track--we can't let the DNC's new rules exclude the perspectives of leaders who have done this before.