- While many potential Democratic candidates have yet to announce their intentions, 12 contenders have already jumped into the field, including six US Senators, two mayors, and two members of the House.
Soon after assuming the office of the presidency in January 2017, President Donald Trump filed preliminary paperwork that laid the groundwork for re-election in 2020.
With the official primaries almost a full year away, 12 Democratic contenders have already lined up to challenge Trump, with many more expected to join what could be the largest primary field in history.
So far, six US Senators, two current and former members of the House of Representatives, two mayors, one businessman, and one Hollywood spiritual guru have entered the race.
Other Democratic heavyweights who could jump into the race include former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke.
Trump could also face opposition within his own party. Former Massachusetts Governor and Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld is actively considering challenging Trump in the Republican primary.
Here are all the major party candidates running for president in 2020:
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – D
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar – D
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker – D
Motivational speaker, author, and friend of Oprah Winfrey Marianne Williamson – D
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg – D
California Senator Kamala Harris – D
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – D
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren
West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda*
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
Former Maryland Representative John Delaney
President Donald Trump
We’re not even halfway through 2019 and 2020 is shaping up to be a political circus (pretends to be surprised). But as always, HML will keep you up-to-date on all things Elections 2020.
Last year, before midterms, Her Modern Life hosted a voter registration that successfully registered 165 college students at Tuskegee University.
Special thanks to the HML Campus Interns, NAACP, College Democrats and the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi!