Bullock steps closer to White House run with Iowa visit

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana will travel to Iowa at the end of the week as he further explores a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, his Big Sky Values PAC told POLITICO on Tuesday.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat who just won his 10th term in November, will escort Bullock to a series of small meetings with local Democrats in Des Moines on Friday and then Carroll and Fort Dodge on Saturday. National Journal first reported that Bullock would be in the state this week.

Democrats are rushing into the presidential race, but the two-term governor has said that he probably won’t make any public announcements about a 2020 run until later this spring, when his final legislative session ends.