Presidential Candidates - 2020

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The following 24 elected officials and notable public figures have filed to run for the Democratic nomination for president with the Federal Election Commission or announced exploratory committees.

  • Michael Bennet (D), a U.S. senator from Colorado, announced that he was running for president on May 2, 2019.[5]

  • Joe Biden (D), a former vice president of the United States, announced that he was running for president on April 25, 2019.[6]

  • Bill de Blasio (D), the mayor of New York City, announced that he was running for president on May 16, 2019.[3]

  • Cory Booker (D), a U.S. senator from New Jersey, announced that he was running for president on February 1, 2019.[7]

  • Steve Bullock (D), the governor of Montana, announced that he was running for president on May 14, 2019.[4]

  • Pete Buttigieg (D), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced that he was running for president on January 23, 2019.[8]

  • Julián Castro (D), a former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and San Antonio mayor, formally announced his candidacy on January 12, 2019.[9]

  • John Delaney (D), a former U.S. representative from Maryland, filed to run for president on August 10, 2017.

  • Tulsi Gabbard (D), a U.S. representative from Hawaii, announced that she had decided to run for president on January 11, 2019.[10]

  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D), a U.S. senator from New York, announced that she was forming an exploratory committee on January 15, 2019.[11] She officially announced she was running on March 17, 2019.[12]

  • Mike Gravel (D), a former U.S. senator from Alaska, announced he was running for president on April 2, 2019.[13]

  • Kamala Harris (D), a U.S. senator from California, announced that she was running for president on January 21, 2019.[14]

  • John Hickenlooper (D), a former governor of Colorado, announced that he was running for president on March 4, 2019.[15]

  • Jay Inslee (D), the governor of Washington, announced that he was running for president on March 1, 2019.[16]

  • Amy Klobuchar (D), a U.S. senator from Minnesota, formally announced she was running for president on February 10, 2019.[17]

  • Wayne Messam (D), the mayor of Miramar, Florida, announced he was forming an exploratory committee on March 13, 2019.[18]

  • Seth Moulton (D), a U.S. representative from Massachusetts, announced he was running for president on April 22, 2019.[19]

  • Beto O'Rourke (D), former U.S. representative from Texas, formally announced he was running for president on March 14, 2019.[20]

  • Tim Ryan (D), a U.S. representative from Ohio, announced he was running for president on April 4, 2019.[21]

  • Bernie Sanders (I), a U.S. senator from Vermont, announced that he was running for president on February 19, 2019.[22]

  • Eric Swalwell (D), a U.S. representative from California, announced that he was running for president on April 9, 2019.

  • Elizabeth Warren (D), U.S. senator from Massachusetts, announced she had formed an exploratory committee on December 31, 2018.[23] She formally announced she was running for president on February 9, 2019.

  • Marianne Williamson (D), an author and lecturer, announced she was running for president on January 28, 2019.[25]

  • Andrew Yang (D), an entrepreneur and author from New York, filed to run for president on November 6, 2017.