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Official 2020 US Election: Democratic Party Discussion

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This thread will serve as the official list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 US Presidential election. 


Listed below are the currently known candidates and potential candidates.

  Formed exploratory committee but has not officially declared candidacy.

Name Born Experience State Campaign
Announcement date
Ref.

Cory Booker
April 27, 1969
(age 49)
Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senator from New Jersey (2013–present)
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (2006–2013)

New Jersey

CampaignCampaign: February 1, 2019
FEC filing[18]
[19]

Pete Buttigieg
January 19, 1982
(age 37)
South Bend, Indiana
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012–present)
Indiana

CampaignExploratory committee: January 23, 2019
Campaign: April 14, 2019

FEC filing[20]
[21]

Julián Castro
September 16, 1974
(age 44)
San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014–2017)
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009–2014)

Texas

CampaignExploratory committee:
December 12, 2018
Campaign: January 12, 2019

FEC filing[22]
[23]

John Delaney
April 16, 1963
(age 56)
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
U.S. Representative from MD-06 (2013–2019)
Maryland

CampaignCampaign: July 28, 2017
FEC filing[24]
[25]

Tulsi Gabbard
April 12, 1981
(age 38)
Leloaloa, American Samoa
U.S. Representative from HI-02 (2013–present)
Hawaii

CampaignCampaign: January 11, 2019
FEC filing[26]
[27]

Kirsten Gillibrand
December 9, 1966
(age 52)
Albany, New York
U.S. Senator from New York (2009–present)
U.S. Representative from NY-20 (2007–2009)

New York

CampaignExploratory committee:
January 15, 2019
Campaign: March 17, 2019

FEC filing[28]
[29]

Mike Gravel
May 13, 1930
(age 88)
Springfield, Massachusetts
U.S. Senator from Alaska (1969–1981)
Democratic and Libertarian candidate for President in 2008
Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1972

California

CampaignExploratory committee:
March 19, 2019
Campaign: April 8, 2019

FEC filing[30]
[31]

Kamala Harris
October 20, 1964
(age 54)
Oakland, California
U.S. Senator from California (2017–present)
Attorney General of California (2011–2017)

California

CampaignCampaign: January 21, 2019
FEC filing[32]
[33]

John Hickenlooper
February 7, 1952
(age 67)
Narberth, Pennsylvania
Governor of Colorado (2011–2019)
Mayor of Denver, Colorado (2003–2011)

Colorado

CampaignCampaign: March 4, 2019
FEC filing[34]
[35]

Jay Inslee
February 9, 1951
(age 68)
Seattle, Washington
Governor of Washington (2013–present)
U.S. Representative from WA-01 (1999–2012)
U.S. Representative from WA-04 (1993–1995)

Washington

CampaignCampaign: March 1, 2019
FEC filing[36]
[37]

Amy Klobuchar
May 25, 1960
(age 58)
Plymouth, Minnesota
U.S. Senator from Minnesota (2007–present)
Minnesota

CampaignCampaign: February 10, 2019
FEC filing[38]
[39]

Wayne Messam
June 7, 1974
(age 44)
South Bay, Florida
Mayor of Miramar, Florida (2015–present)
Florida

CampaignExploratory committee:
March 13, 2019
Campaign: March 28, 2019

FEC filing[40]
[41]

Seth Moulton
October 24, 1978
(age 40)
Salem, Massachusetts
U.S. Representative from MA-06 (2015–present)
Massachusetts

CampaignCampaign: April 22, 2019
[42]

Beto O'Rourke
September 26, 1972
(age 46)
El Paso, Texas
U.S. Representative from TX-16 (2013–2019)
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Texas in 2018

Texas

CampaignCampaign: March 14, 2019
FEC filing[43]
[44]

Tim Ryan
July 16, 1973
(age 45)
Niles, Ohio
U.S. Representative from OH-13 and OH-17 (2003–present)
Ohio

CampaignCampaign: April 4, 2019
FEC filing[45]
[46]

Bernie Sanders
September 8, 1941
(age 77)
Brooklyn, New York
U.S. Senator from Vermont (2007–present)
U.S. Representative from VT-AL (1991–2007)
Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (1981–1989)
Democratic candidate for President in 2016

Vermont

CampaignCampaign: February 19, 2019
FEC filing[47]
[48]

Eric Swalwell
November 16, 1980
(age 38)
Sac City, Iowa
U.S. Representative from CA-15 (2013–present)
California

CampaignCampaign: April 8, 2019
FEC filing[49]
[50]

Elizabeth Warren
June 22, 1949
(age 69)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (2013–present)
Massachusetts

CampaignExploratory committee:
December 31, 2018
Campaign: February 9, 2019

FEC filing[51]
[52]

Marianne Williamson
July 8, 1952
(age 66)
Houston, Texas
Author, lecturer, and activist
Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from CA-33 in 2014

California

CampaignExploratory committee:
November 15, 2018
Campaign: January 28, 2019

FEC filing[53]
[54]

Andrew Yang
January 13, 1975
(age 44)
Schenectady, New York
Entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America
New York

CampaignCampaign: November 6, 2017
FEC filing[55]
[56]

Individuals who have scheduled a formal announcement

Announcement on 4/24/2019



Have expressed an interest in running but nothing formal as of yet.

Individuals who have dropped from running

Former Mayor
Andrew Gillum
from Florida

Political positions for each candidate.  This page is incomplete.  Please contribute if you can.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_the_2020_Democratic_Party_presidential_primary_candidates

Last edited by SpokenTruth - 10 hours ago

Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

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Beto raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, which is higher than Bernie did

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/beto-o-rourke-raises-6-1-million-first-day-topping-n984266

Glad to see he is doing very well. Ultimately I think this race will come down to Beto vs Biden vs Bernie. I really hope Beto wins it, he has the charisma to be a Obama imo. Its sad seeing all the Bernie squad going full attack on him.



     

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cycycychris said:
Beto raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, which is higher than Bernie did

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/beto-o-rourke-raises-6-1-million-first-day-topping-n984266

Glad to see he is doing very well. Ultimately I think this race will come down to Beto vs Biden vs Bernie. I really hope Beto wins it, he has the charisma to be a Obama imo. Its sad seeing all the Bernie squad going full attack on him.

I was seriously blown away from his 1 day take.  It shows a lot of promise for his campaign's longevity in keeping up with the bigger names that will draw lots of big donor money.

The attacks are definitely bothering me.  And not just on him but on Tulsi Gabbard and others.  With such a huge field of candidates and long way to go, attacking each other serves us no purpose at this point.  In fact, I'd truly prefer they stayed clean against each other because anything negative they say against each other will get used by Trump.  And could harm potential running mate pairing.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Yang is the only one who has my support at this point. His campaign was my first political donation.



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I kind of hope Biden doesn't run.

I have a strong feeling that Beto will win this one.  Though, I'd prefer Bernie winning.  



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Early going, I'd like a Sanders/Gabbard team. But it's so early and there is so much more to learn about each of them. I'm pretty open to most of them but I have written off Warren already. She has too much baggage to fight against now.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

cycycychris said:
Beto raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, which is higher than Bernie did

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/beto-o-rourke-raises-6-1-million-first-day-topping-n984266

Glad to see he is doing very well. Ultimately I think this race will come down to Beto vs Biden vs Bernie. I really hope Beto wins it, he has the charisma to be a Obama imo. Its sad seeing all the Bernie squad going full attack on him.


But what makes him charismatic? I have heard others say it, but no one can quantify it.
With Obama, it's obvious: he's one of the world's greatest speakers, and can put together great speeches. Beto lacks both these traits, all I see of him is a struggle to put together a coherent 5 minute speech, and LOTS of rapid hand gestures, like he is trying to spoof Hitler.



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Jumpin said:
cycycychris said:
Beto raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, which is higher than Bernie did

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/beto-o-rourke-raises-6-1-million-first-day-topping-n984266

Glad to see he is doing very well. Ultimately I think this race will come down to Beto vs Biden vs Bernie. I really hope Beto wins it, he has the charisma to be a Obama imo. Its sad seeing all the Bernie squad going full attack on him.


But what makes him charismatic? I have heard others say it, but no one can quantify it.
With Obama, it's obvious: he's one of the world's greatest speakers, and can put together great speeches. Beto lacks both these traits, all I see of him is a struggle to put together a coherent 5 minute speech, and LOTS of rapid hand gestures, like he is trying to spoof Hitler.

Obama is not a great speaker. Watch his debates, he was blown away by Hillary in 2008 and even Romney, to some extent, in 2012.

But he is charismatic. Same can be said about Trump really. So it's not about speeches.

In fact it just goes to show how the debates are nearly useless, indeed, everyone picks up favorites beforehand based on gut feeling.



 

 

 

 

 

Jumpin said:
cycycychris said:
Beto raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, which is higher than Bernie did

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/beto-o-rourke-raises-6-1-million-first-day-topping-n984266

Glad to see he is doing very well. Ultimately I think this race will come down to Beto vs Biden vs Bernie. I really hope Beto wins it, he has the charisma to be a Obama imo. Its sad seeing all the Bernie squad going full attack on him.


But what makes him charismatic? I have heard others say it, but no one can quantify it.
With Obama, it's obvious: he's one of the world's greatest speakers, and can put together great speeches. Beto lacks both these traits, all I see of him is a struggle to put together a coherent 5 minute speech, and LOTS of rapid hand gestures, like he is trying to spoof Hitler.

He just extremely likeable, just like Obama was. He might not have Obama's speeching ability, but he actually did a good job against Cruz in debate. He will just need to control he hand gestures a bit better. But in the end, I don't think that will matter much.



     

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cycycychris said:
Beto raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, which is higher than Bernie did

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/beto-o-rourke-raises-6-1-million-first-day-topping-n984266

Glad to see he is doing very well. Ultimately I think this race will come down to Beto vs Biden vs Bernie. I really hope Beto wins it, he has the charisma to be a Obama imo. Its sad seeing all the Bernie squad going full attack on him.

I think at least one woman will have a very good shot in the race, middle aged women are after all the biggest voter group for the democrats.