I Don't Know About You…But Gov. Steve Bullock's Feeling 22

Montana Governor Steve Bullock

Montana Governor Steve Bullock

Montana Democrat Governor Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he's running for president in 2020 and was immediately stumped when asked what achievements he was proud of during his time as governor. I only knew there was a governor's house in town because i delivered newspapers to it.

Among a crowded field of more than 20 Democratic candidates, Bullock attempted to distinguish himself in his campaign launch video by touting his ability to work with Republicans and his record of fighting corporate spending in elections.

Wearing jeans and cowboy boots in a campaign office so new there were no signs outside, Bullock called for an end to so-called dark money political contributions and touted the state's expansion of Medicaid on his watch. I think that's one of the great equalizers that we have.

Bullock's campaign will formally begin on Tuesday at his former school, Helena high school.

Charismatic and telegenic, he talks about Democratic issues without using buzzwords that might be inflammatory to Republicans. For example, in discussing healthcare, he says Trump has worked to "destabilize" care for millions, but does not mention the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

He highlighted his legislative successes, such as passing a campaign finance law to "prevent dark money groups from controlling an election", and much of his message focused on "big money" and its political influence.

Bullock's late entry into a race already crowded with more well-known candidates may make it hard for the governor to get the required 1% support in the polls and 65,000 donors in order to participate in the first two Democratic primary debates this summer.

Before Montana voters elected Bullock governor in 2012, he was the state's attorney general.

When he won re-election in 2016, he captured 13 counties in Montana, more than twice the number Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried. He is scheduled to then travel to Iowa for three days. The Montana legislature adjourned in late April.