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• Marcus Gilmer reports that Washington governor Jay Inslee is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, positioning himself as the climate change candidate. 

• How do campaigns like this one make an impact even if they do not win elections? How can funders work to elevate the policy issues over the personalities in the 2020 campaign? 

• Learn about ways to change the relationship between elections and big money

The Democratic field in 2020 got a little more crowded — and someone is finally putting climate change center stage.

Washington governor Jay Inslee announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. But what really sets Inslee apart is his commitment to being the climate change candidate. In fact, Inslee seems to be the first major candidate in U.S. history to make climate change his main platform for running.

The main mission statement on Inslee's campaign website is all about climate change, but it also illustrates how it can affect a large range of other issues, including the economy and national security.

Inslee is not a newcomer to the issue, by any means. In 2009, while serving as a congressman for Washington's First District, he co-authored the book Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy with Bracken Hendricks, founder of the Apollo Alliance, which pushes for a "sustainable environment and economy."

Read the full article about Washington governor Jay Inslee by Marcus Gilmer at Mashable.