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Published on June 12th, 2019 | by Amber Healy


Which candidate has the best walk-up music?

Can you believe it’s already time to start judging
presidential hopefuls based on their entry or exit music?

It’s nearly the middle of June, which means 2019 is almost
halfway done, and with 2020 being a presidential election year in the U.S., it’s
never too soon to find out which politicians are red-blooded Americans and
which ones have their younger campaign staffers pick their songs.

A list was published showing the songs selected by 19 Democratic would-be nominees as part of last weekend’s Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame dinner.

Based on these selections, who gets your vote?

Corey Booker: Lovely Day, Bill Withers

Eric Swalwell: Caught Up in the Country, Rodney Atkins

Bernie Sanders: Power to the People (Not sure if he went with Curtis Mayfield or John Lennon or a different song)

Tulsi Gabbard: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Pete Buttigieg: Never Giving Up, Batchelor

Kamala Harris: Work That, Mary J. Blige

John Delaney: I’ve Been Everywhere, Johnny Cash

Jay Inslee: Mr. Blue Sky, ELO

Kirsten Gillibrand: Good as Hell, Lizzo

Tim Ryan: Old Town Road, Lil Nas X

Andrew Yang: Return of the Mack, Mark Morrison

Elizabeth Warren: 9 to 5, Dolly Parton

John Hickelooper: Good Life, OneRepublic

Amy Klobuchar: Bullpen, Dessa

Steve Bullock: Small Town, John Mellencamp

Bill DeBlasio: Rudy Can’t Fail, The Clash

Michael Bennet: The Rising, Bruce Springsteen

Beto O’Rourke: Clampdown, The Clash

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