The Democratic presidential field is supposed to be getting smaller right now; instead, it's suddenly growing. Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced his candidacy Thursday, and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is filing for primaries and eyeing his own run.

So how do these late entries change the race? Below is our regular ranking of the top potential Democratic nominees — this time, with the list pared to 13 and a new member of the top tier.

They are in order of the least likely to win the nomination, not necessarily the presidency.


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