[Ed. – “I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano, A stage where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.” – Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice. We’re illustrating this with last year’s Charge Walk — a different set of exciting breakout managers — because who cares.]
The Democratic House members who prosecuted the case against former President Donald Trump last week say they’ve been laser-focused on his trial.
But as their speeches were being piped into Americans’ homes 24-7, they also elevated their national profiles — in some cases, generating considerable buzz about their prospects for higher office.
Rep. Madeleine Dean is being talked about as a potential candidate for the open Senate seat in Pennsylvania in 2022, a top priority for the party. Democratic strategists are speculating that Rep. Joaquin Castro, relatively well-known before the impeachment trial, further distinguished himself as an impeachment manager, advancing talk of a statewide bid in Texas. And an ex-Jeb Bush aide went so far as to say that Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse gave his “2004 convention speech” — a nod to former President Barack Obama’s breakout moment in politics.