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2020 presidential race begins, so here is a list of potential Democratic candidates

With the 2018 midterms over, the 2020 presidential campaign has begun — and there are just over 23 months before Election Day 2020. Unlike 2016, Democrats don’t have a clear frontrunner and this has caused them to amass a massive field of potential candidates. They range from the serious to those running to increase their name recognition. Here is a list of all names to know with some information:

  1. Joe Biden– former vice president of the United States, 2009-2017.
  2. Sherrod Brown– U.S. senator from Ohio, 2007 to date.
  3. Deval Patrick– former Massachusetts governor, 2007-2015 (no website available). On December 5, 2018, the New York Times reported that Patrick would not run for president. 
  4. Kamala Harris– U.S. senator from California (2017 to date). Announced her campaign on January 21, 2019.
  5. Richard Ojeda– former Army officer. Announced his campaign on November 12, 2018. Ojeda dropped out of the presidential race on January 25, 2019.
  6. John Delaney– U.S. congressman from Maryland, 2013-2019. Announced his campaign on July 28, 2017.
  7. Eric Garcetti– Los Angeles mayor, 2013 to date. Announced that he would not run on January 29, 2019.
  8. Cory Booker– U.S. senator from New Jersey, 2013 to date. Announced his campaign on February 1, 2019.
  9. Mitch Landrieu– former mayor of New Orleans, 2010-2018. On February 6, 2019, Landrieu told CNN that he was not planning on running for president.
  10. John Kerry- former U.S. secretary of state, 2013-2017 (no website available).
  11. Tim Ryan– U.S. congressman from Ohio, 2003 to date.
  12. Andrew Gillum, former mayor of Tallahassee, 2014-2018.
  13. Kirsten Gillibrand– U.S. senator from New York, 2009 to date. Announced her presidential campaign on January 15, 2019.
  14. Julian Castro– former HUD secretary, 2014-2017. Announced his presidential exploratory committee on December 12, 2018 and then his presidential campaign on January 12, 2019.
  15. Eric Swalwell– U.S. congressman from California, 2013 to date.
  16. John Hickenlooper– governor of Colorado, 2011-2019. On March 4, 2019, Hickenlooper announced his presidential campaign.
  17. Eric Holder– former U.S. attorney general, 2009-2015 (no website available). On March 4, 2019, Holder announced that he would not run for president.
  18. Michael Bennet– U.S. senator from Colorado, 2009 to date.
  19. Jay Inslee– governor of Washington, 2013 to date. Announced his presidential campaign on March 1, 2019.
  20. Jeff Merkley– U.S. senator from Oregon, 2009 to date. Announced that he would not run for president on March 5, 2019.
  21. Mike Bloomberg– former New York City mayor, 2002 to 2014. Announced that he would not run for president on March 5, 2019.
  22. Tom Steyer– hedge fund manager. Steyer announced that he would not run for president on January 9, 2019.
  23. Elizabeth Warren– U.S. senator from Massachusetts, 2013 to date. Announced her presidential exploratory committee on December 31, 2018 and then her campaign on February 9, 2019.
  24. Terry McAuliffe– former governor of Virginia, 2014-2018.
  25. Michael Avenatti– attorney. In a tweet on December 4, 2018, Avenatti announced he would not run for president.
  26. Martin O’Malley– former governor of Maryland, 2007-2015. In a January 3, 2018 Des Moines Register op-ed, O’Malley stated that he would not be running for president in 2020.
  27. Howard Schultz– former CEO of Starbucks. On January 27, 2019, Schultz announced that he is considering an independent presidential campaign.
  28. Steve Bullock– governor of Montana, 2013 to date.
  29. Bernie Sanders– U.S. senator from Vermont, 2007 to date. Announced his presidential campaign on February 19, 2019.
  30. Seth Moulton– U.S. congressman from Massachusetts, 2015 to date.
  31. Chris Murphy– U.S. senator from Connecticut, 2013 to date.
  32. Pete Buttigieg– mayor of South Bend, Indiana, 2012 to date. Announced his presidential exploratory committee on January 23, 2019.
  33. Hillary Clinton– former U.S. secretary of state, 2009-2013.
  34. Amy Klobuchar– U.S. senator from Minnesota, 2007 to date. Announced her presidential campaign on February 10, 2019.
  35. Bob Casey– U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, 2007 to date. Announced that he would not run for president on January 18, 2019.
  36. Tulsi Gabbard– U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii, 2013 to date. Gabbard announced her presidential campaign in an interview with CNN’s Van Jones on January 11, 2019.
  37. Bill de Blasio– mayor of New York City, 2014 to date.
  38. Beto O’Rourke– U.S. congressman from Texas, 2013-2019.
  39. Mark Warner– U.S. senator from Virginia, 2009 to date.
  40. Andrew Cuomo– governor of New York, 2011 to date. In an interview with WNYC on November 27, 2018, Cuomo said he will not run for president.

As these individuals enter/exit the race, this list will be updated.

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