Who Is Running For President In 2020?

With many candidates already criss-crossing the country and new ones coming into the race, the 2020 presidential election is well underway — and the Democratic field of candidates is getting crowded.

There are more women in the race than ever before, which is both exciting to watch and inevitably means there will be sexist coverage of the presidential hopefuls.

All eager to beat a historically unpopular president — who has already raised over $100 million for his reelection campaign — ahead are the current Democratic contenders.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Sen. Gillibrand officially announced her candidacy on March 17. While she used to be a centrist politician, in recent years she has been a strong proponent of Medicare for All and universal paid family leave. In the Senate, she has made fighting sexual harassment a priority, and together with Sen. Harris, she introduced a bill attempting to combat the U.S.’ shockingly high maternal mortality rate.

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Sen. Cory Booker

The Senator from New Jersey is the least surprising of all the candidates. He rolled out his campaign on February 1 with a message of unity. He’s struck a conciliatory, “love-heavy ” tone on the campaign trail.

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Pete Buttigieg

The mayor of South Bend, IN, Buttigieg is a military veteran and would become the first openly gay president in American history.

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Julián Castro

The former San Antonio mayor and Housing and Urban Development secretary is the grandson of immigrants and has made strong statements against Trump’s border wall.

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John Delaney

Delaney is a former U.S. Representative from Maryland and finance exec who has already been unofficially “running ” for years. However, only 1% of Iowa Democrats consider him their first choice.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaii Rep. Gabbard is a Bernie backer who has received scrutiny for being friendly with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and anti-LGBTQ+ comments (which she has since walked back). She has made foreign policy a big part of her campaign, standing up against “regime-change wars.”

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Gov. John Hickenlooper

The Colorado governor announced his run on March 4. The former mayor of Denver, he considers Colorado’s near universal health insurance coverage one of his major accomplishments.

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Sen. Kamala Harris

The former California attorney general has been criticized for her record as a prosecutor, but has embraced progressive programs such as Medicare for All and evolved her views on legalizing marijuana. She’s a great example of the unprecedented diversity on the Democratic roster, with more women and people of color running than ever before.

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Gov. Jay Inslee

The Washington governor announced his presidential bid on March 1. He plans to make the fight against climate change a central part of his campaign platform.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Often called the Senate’s pragmatist, the moderate Minnesota senator is known for her record number of bipartisan bills. Responding to recent reports that she’s mistreated her staff, she said, “I can be tough.”

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Beto O’Rourke

O’Rourke, a three-term U.S. Representative from Texas, rose to stardom when he came closer than anyone expected to defeating Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm election. He has promised to challenge President Trump on immigration and border security.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders

The Democratic socialist from Vermont has stayed true to his message of fixing economic inequality, but has also promised to run a more inclusive campaign.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

One of the most recognized faces in the field, the Massachusetts senator is looking to challenge Trump on trade and has proposed an “ultra-millionaire tax.” She has made universal child care one of her campaign’s priorities.

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Marianne Williamson

Williamson is a world-famous spiritual leader and author — and Oprah’s spiritual adviser.

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Andrew Yang

Yang is an entrepreneur and former Obama administration official whose platform includes a guaranteed “universal basic income” of $1,000 a month for all Americans over the age of 18.

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