East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell is running for president. After months of teasing his supporters and the political class, Swalwell made the announcement Monday night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
After saying the words, he exclaimed, amid cheers from the studio audience in New York City, “Boy, did it feel good to say that.”
He becomes the eighteenth declared candidate for the Democratic nomination and the second from the East Bay during this upcoming election cycle, joining Sen. Kamala Harris.
During the telecast, Swalwell previewed his campaign slogan, “Go big. Be bold. Do good.”
A short spot was also released following the announcement, including a short biographical video. Including the campaign’s iconography, which, not surprisingly designed with a boldface font and red stripes.