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Based on the way I count, there have been 13 "major" Democratic candidates for president so far, 1 of which (Ojeda) has since withdrawn. Per betting markets and NYT, you'd expect there to be an average of 7-8 more, for 20-21 total.
The overall outlook on the number of candidates hasn't changed since I wrote this last month. It's a very crowded field and I think people are actually underestimating how many Dems have expressed strong interest but not declared yet. 53eig.ht/2GGuiVq
It is NOT normal to have this many candidates declare this early.

At this point in 2015, *no* major Republicans had officially launched their campaigns. Cruz was the first on 3/23/15. Although 8-9 Republicans had established PACs to formally explore a candidacy.
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