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2020 Presidential Candidate Lineup (as of April 9, 2019)

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2020 Presidential Candidate Lineup (as of April 9, 2019)

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As the United States looms closer to the 2020 presidential election, many Americans will have to start thinking about what candidate they will want to support now that many politicians are announcing their plans for candidacy. As of now, 21 elected officials and notable figures have filed to run for president. That makes 19 Democrats and two Republicans, with one of those being President Donald Trump. As we get closer to the start of 2020, many new and old faces are predicted to announce a 2020 presidential campaign. Here is a list of candidates who have announced and who are predicted to announce a presidential campaign come 2020.

D- Democrat R- Republican   I- Independent

Cory Booker (D), 49

U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Announced his run for presidency on Feb. 1, 2019. Key issues: Criminal justice reform, unity of the American people.

Pete Buttigieg (D), 37

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Announced his run for presidency on Jan. 23, 2019. Key issues: Climate change and economic opportunity.

Julian Castro (D), 44

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio mayor. Formally announced his run for presidency on Jan 12, 2019. Key issues: Universal “prekindergarten”, Medicare for all, and immigration reform.

John Delaney (D), 55

Former U.S. Representative from Maryland. Filed to run on Aug. 10, 2019. Key issues: Pitched himself as a bipartisan problem solver, endorses universal Medicare.

Tulsi Gabbard (D), 37

U.S. Representative from Hawaii. Announced her run for presidency on Jan. 11, 2019. Key issues: Opposition to American military intervention in foreign countries.

Kirsten Gillibrand (D), 52

U.S. Senator from New York. Officially announced her run for presidency on March 17, 2019. Key issues: Women’s equality and opportunity.

Mike Gravel (D), 88

Former U.S. Senator from Alaska. Announced his run for presidency on April 2, 2019. Key issues: Foreign policy.

Kamala Harris (D), 54

U.S. Senator from California. Announced her run for presidency on Jan. 21, 2019. Key issues: Middle-class tax cut legislation, championed a liberal civil rights agenda in the Senate.

John Hickenlooper (D), 67

Former governor of Colorado. Announced his run for presidency on March 4, 2019. Key issues: Expanding Medicaid, gay rights, and gun control.

Jay Inslee (D), 68

Governor of Washington. Announced his run for presidency on March 1, 2019. Key issues: Climate change, renewable energy jobs.

Amy Klobuchar (D), 58

U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Formally announced her run for presidency on Feb. 10, 2019. Key issues: Championed legislation to combat opioid crisis and drug addiction, and address the cost of prescription drugs.

Wayne Messam (D), 44

Mayor of Miramar, Florida. Announced he was forming an exploratory committee on March 13, 2019. Key issues: Student debts.

Beto O’Rourke (D), 46

Former U.S. representative from Texas. Formally announced his run for presidency on March 14, 2019. Key issues: Immigration reform, marijuana legalization and rural hospital access.

Tim Ryan (D), 45

U.S. Representative from Ohio. Announced his run for presidency on April 4, 2019. Key issues: Renegotiating or enforcing trade deals; punishing Chinese currency manipulation; unions rights and workforce development.

Bernie Sanders (I), 77

U.S. Senator from Vermont. Announced his run for presidency on February 19, 2019. Key issues: Medicare for all, free college tuition, and taxing the top 1 percent of billionaires.

Eric Swalwell (D), 38

U.S. Representative from California. Announced his run for presidency on April 9, 2019. Key issues: Investigate Trump administration, funding for medical research, and gun control.

Donald Trump (R), 72

Filed to run for re-election in 2020 on Jan. 20, 2017. Key issues: Restricting immigration, building a wall at the southern border, and renegotiating or canceling trade deals.

Elizabeth Warren (D), 69

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Formally announced her run for presidency on Feb. 9, 2019. Key issues: Income inequality, limiting big corporations, and ending political corruption.

Bill Weld (R), 73

Former governor of Massachusetts. Announced his run for presidency on April 15, 2019. Key issues:

Marianne Williamson (D), 66

Author and lecturer. Announced her run for presidency on Jan. 28, 2019. Key issues: Has proposed $100 billion in reparations for slavery.

Andrew Yang (D), 44

Entrepreneur and author from New York. Filed to run for president on Nov. 6, 2017. Key issues: Establishing a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for all Americans.

 

Nine other candidates are likely to announce their run for presidency in the coming months.

 

Stacey Adams (D), 45

Michael Bennet (D), 54

Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D), 76

Key issues: strengthening economic protections for low-income workers in industries like manufacturing and fast food.

Steve Bullock (D), 52

Key issues: Early childhood education, reducing economic inequality.

Terry McAuliffe (D), 62

Seth Moulton (D), 40

Howard Schultz (D), 65

Larry Hogan (R), 62

John Kasich (R), 66

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Gregorio Mariscal, Staff Writer

I'm Gregorio Mariscal and this is my third year on The Colt newspaper staff. Many of the stories I write about concern politics and social issues. I have...

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