Powered by

The next Obama: How the former president looms over the 2020 race

Feb 05, 2019 - CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- They've studied the highs and lows of his campaign. They've hired some of his former team, elevating young aides who cut their teeth on his race. They've sought advice from him directly, hoping to absorb lessons from the last senator who won an unlikely bid for the presidency.

Every ambitious Democrat eyeing the White House wants to be the next Barack Obama.

The 44th president looms in the background over the early stages of the party's primary fight, with his ca...