By Alex Thompson |
First he sued the president — now he wants to be the president.
It’s true: Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and cable news fixture Michael Avenatti announced in Iowa on Thursday that he wants to run for president as a Democrat in 2020.
“I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States, and I wanted to come to Iowa and listen to people and learn about some issues that are facing the citizens of Iowa and do my homework,” Avenatti, 47, told the Des Moines Register. He is scheduled to speak at the Democratic Wing Ding dinner Friday night, a frequent stop for presidential hopefuls, where he will speak alongside Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio who is also exploring a presidential run.