Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announces 2020 presidential run

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is running for president in 2020.

The red state Democrat revealed the news Tuesday morning in a campaign video posted to his social media accounts.

"I believe in an America where every child has a fair shot to do better than their parents," Bullock, 53, said in the announcement. "But we all know that kind of opportunity no longer exists for most people. For far too many, it never has."

He continued: "We need to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and defeat the corrupt system that lets campaign money drown out the people's voice, so we can finally make good on the promise of a fair shot for everyone."

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Bullock, who is facing a crowded field of nearly two dozen candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, will kick off his campaign with a Tuesday appearance at Helena High School before visiting Iowa, CBS reported.

The former Montana attorney general was elected governor in 2012 and is currently in his second term.

His campaign website describes the father of three as "a progressive who gets stuff done."

"Governor Bullock has been able to bridge partisan divides his entire career," the website says. "In the same year that Trump won the state by 20 points, Bullock won by 4."

According to CBS News, Bullock "has supported same-sex marriage, net neutrality and held pro-choice views on abortion."

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