Who's running for president in 2020?
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Skip navigation! Story from News. We'll Tell You, Right Here. R29 Editors. You're probably not paying a ton of attention to the Democratic primary yet, and we can't blame you: It's June
We're just a few months into the year, and already the presidential nominee pool is incredibly crowded with names both famous and not. Here, get to know a bit about every person who's thrown their hat into the race. Joe Biden announced his run for president after months of speculation—and months of him leading the Democratic polls. The former senator from Delaware is arguably the Democratic candidate with the most name recognition after serving as vice president under President Barack Obama for two terms. The former congressman from El Paso, Texas, is officially in the running. O'Rourke gained a national platform after he went up against, and ultimately lost to, incumbent Ted Cruz for Texas' open senate seat in the midterm elections. As someone who used to represent a district on the border, O'Rourke has been outspoken about his views on immigration, saying that America does not need a border wall and that he supports DREAMers.
As the culling of the Democratic presidential field continues, poor polling has claimed another victim: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. In practice, however, her campaign never managed to take off, and she had to scrape even to qualify for the first debates of the primary. A one-time moderate, she tried to reorient herself for a more liberal Democratic Party, but may not have done so convincingly for a lot of voters, especially in a field with more obviously left-wing candidates. In a bitter irony, her most courageous stance—calling for Senator Al Franken to resign over sexual-harassment allegations—may have been the one that damaged her most, angering party mandarins and donors. Gillibrand was also plagued by simple bad luck. Running unsuccessfully for president can be a deceptively effective political strategy, but for Gillibrand, it may actually tarnish her brand.
Everybody Running for President In 2020
Following Democrats' sweeping victories in the House of Representatives during the midterm elections, many in the party were eagerly anticipating the presidential election and the opportunity to unseat President Donald Trump., The field of Democratic presidential candidates is getting smaller. There are currently 20 people running for the Democratic nomination.