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Democratic Presidential Candidate Swalwell Headed to Columbus

California representative holding town hall on Sunday, May 19

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There are now nearly two dozen announced Democratic presidential candidates, and one of them is coming to the Hoosier state this weekend.

Rep. Eric Swalwell will hold a town hall at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Factory 12 Event Loft, 1235 Jackson St., in Columbus.

Swalwell, who represents California's 15th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is familiar to the area, as his wife, Brittany Watts Swalwell, is from Columbus.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Bartholomew County Democratic Party, and will be open to the public starting at 1:15 p.m. Those wishing to attend must RSVP here.

Swalwell announced his presidential campaign on Monday, April 8. Now serving his fourth term, Swalwell serves on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees; co-chairs the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee; and is founder and chairman emeritus of Future Forum.

Along with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is also 38, Swalwell is among the youngest Democratic candidates seeking the party's nomination for the White House. The youngest, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 37, is also the first openly LGBTQ elected official to run for president.

Others who have announced their intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination include: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett; Former Vice President Joe Biden; Montana Gov. Steve Bullock; Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro; Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney; New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel; California Sen. Kamala Harris; Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper; Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam; Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton; Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke; Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Marianne Williamson; and Andrew Yang.

Rob Burgess, News Editor at NUVO, can be reached by email at, by phone at 317-808-4614 or on Twitter @robaburg.

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