The caucuses of Iowa are less than a year away, which means that those who intend to join what promises to be a camp crowded with 2020 presidential candidates are beginning to formally announce their candidacies.
It is still expected that other names will become part of the growing field of candidates, including the forerunner in most Democratic polling stations: the former vice president Joe Biden.
And there is still a possibility of a third-party challenge from the former CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz.
Here is a breakdown of the people who have officially announced their nominations or exploratory commissions so far.
Experience: United States Senator from New Jersey, 2013-present; Mayor of Newark, 2006-2013.
Quote: "I think we can build a country where nobody is forgotten, nobody is left behind."
Quick facts: New Jersey's first African-American senator, Booker supported liberal politics from equality of marriages and abortion rights to legalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform.
Campaign site: https://corybooker.com/
Experience: Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, 2012-today
Quote: "We cannot look for greatness in the past. Right now, our country needs a new beginning."
Quick facts: Lieutenant of the US Navy Reserve serving in Afghanistan, Buttigieg would have been the first openly gay candidate for a major political party.
Campaign site: https://www.peteforamerica.com/
Experience: Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2014-2017; Mayor of San Antonio, 2009-2014
Quote: "Today we are falling back instead of moving forward. And the opportunities that have made America, the America we love, those opportunities are reaching less and less people".
Quick facts: Niece of a Mexican immigrant and son of a Latin activist, Castro's twin brother, Joaquin Castro, is a member of the Democratic Congress of Texas.
Campaign site: https://www.julianforthefuture.com/
Experience: Representative of the United States House from Maryland, 2013-2019; business owner
Quote: "Trump wants this campaign to be about socialism and we shouldn't give him what he wants. We need to update our social programs to better fit today's world, and we need to make capitalism fairer and more inclusive."
Quick facts: Delaney, who founded two publicly listed companies, was one of the first Democrats to announce and was a candidate for president by 2020 from July 2017
Campaign site: https://www.johndelaney.com/
Experience: Representative of the United States House from Hawaii, 2013-present
Quote: "I am running for the president to end the regime's wars of change, to end the new Cold War and the nuclear arms race, and take the trillions of dollars wasted on these wars and put it back in the pockets of Americans" .
Quick facts: Born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, Gabbard is the first Hindu member of Congress. She served in the Hawaii National Guard and was deployed in Iraq in 2004.
Campaign site: https://www.votetulsi.com/
Experience: United States Senator from New York, 2009-present; Representative of the United States House from New York, 2007-2009
Quote: "I am going to run for the president of the United States because, as a young mother, I intend to fight for the children of others as strong as I fight for mine".
Quick facts: Gillibrand is the mother of two boys and was the sixth woman to give birth while serving in the Congress.
Campaign site: https://kirstengillibrand.com/
Experience: US Senator from California, 2017-today; California Attorney General, 2011-2016; San Francisco district attorney for the period 2004-2011
Quote: "As we launch into this campaign, I will tell you this: I am not perfect. God knows, I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and we will treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. . "
Quick facts: In 2017, Harris – whose mother emigrated to the United States from India – became the first South Asian-American and second African-American senator in US history.
Campaign site: https://kamalaharris.org/
Experience: Governor of Colorado, 2011-2019; Mayor of Denver 2003-2011; restaurateur
Quote: "Donald Trump is alienating our allies, ripping off our medical care, endangering our planet and destroying our democracy."
Quick facts: Hickenlooper suffers from prosopagnosia or blindness, which makes it difficult for someone to recognize people. Hickenlooper told CNN that the condition has a silver coating "because the way I over-compensated was to treat everyone who comes to me as friends, just to assume I know them."
Campaign site: https://www.hickenlooper.com
Experience: Governor of Washington, 2013-today
Quote: "We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change and we are the last to be able to do something about it."
Quick facts: An avid cyclist and hiker, Inslee intends to make climate change a central part of his campaign. As governor, he pushed for clean energy and recently incurred a state carbon tax to limit pollution.
Campaign site: https://jayinslee.com/
Experience: United States Senator from Minnesota, 2007-present; Hennepin County Prosecutor, 1999-2006
Quote: "I don't have a political car. I don't come from the money. But what I have is this: I have determination, I have family, I have friends and I have all of you. "
Quick facts: Klobuchar positions himself as a moderate in the Midwest who can work with Republicans. According to GovTrack, Klobuchar introduced most of the laws of the 115th Congress of every Democratic senator and had the most undemocratic co-sponsors on his accounts.
Campaign site: https://amyklobuchar.com/
Beto O & # 39; Rourke
Experience: Representative of the United States House from Texas, 2013-2019; Member of the municipal council of El Paso, 2005-2011
Quote: "I want to be president because I feel we can bring this country together. We can unite around our ambitions, our aspirations, the great things we know we are capable of when we all have the opportunity to contribute."
Quick facts: O & # 39; Rourke is a lover of punk rock and co-founded the band Foss during his college years. The band toured during its summer break and released an album in 1993 called "The El Paso Pussycats".
Campaign site: https://betoorourke.com/
Experience: US Senator from Vermont, 2007-present; Representative of the United States House from Vermont, 1991-2000
Quote: "Our health system today essentially says that if you are poor, you are less worthy of receiving assistance from a wealthy person. This is basically immoral and is not the kind of nation we should be."
Done fast: Although he is seeking a democratic nomination, Sanders has functioned as an independent for every other office he has sought. Before being elected to the Congress in 1990, he lost two campaigns in the Senate (1972 and 1974) and three government campaigns (1972, 1976 and 1986) in Vermont.
Campaign site: https://berniesanders.com/
Experience: United States Senator from Massachusetts, 2013-present
Quote: "The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, it is only the last – and the most extreme – symptom of what went wrong in America: a product of a rigged system that supports the rich and the powerful and kicks the dirt on everyone else. "
Done fast: Warren came into the national spotlight for his passionate criticism of Wall Street, the banking sector and large corporations after the 2008 financial crisis. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, appointed her as committee chair to oversee the plan federal bailout in response to the crisis.
Campaign site: https://elizabethwarren.com/
Experience: Motivational speaker, New Age spiritual guru and self help author
Quote: "I believe that a moral and spiritual awakening is necessary in this country. And to say the least this will fundamentally interrupt the models of political dysfunction."
Done fast: Williamson has spent the last 35 years as a spiritual guide and author with celebrity connections throughout the world, including Oprah Winfrey.
Campaign site: https://www.marianne2020.com/
Experience: Business owner; founder of the Venture for America non-profit scholarship program
Quote: "I'm afraid for the future of our country. New technologies – robots, software, artificial intelligence – have already destroyed more than 4 million jobs in the United States, and in the next 5-10 years, they will eliminate millions more ".
Done fast: Yang's platform plans to provide all Americans 18 and older with a basic universal income of $ 1,000 a month.
Campaign site: https://www.yang2020.com/
President Donald Trump
Experience: President of the U.S., 2017-present; real estate developer; TV reality star
Quote: "Considering that we have done more than any administration in the first two years, this should be easy."
Done fast: Trump asked for re-election the day it was opened and his campaign has already raised more than $ 100 million.
Campaign site: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/
Experience: Governor of Massachusetts, 1991-1997
Quote: "We have a president whose priorities are oriented towards the promotion of himself rather than for the good of the country".
Done fast: Weld served as vice president on the libertarian party ticket in 2016. In 1974, he served as an associate minority councilor on the Chamber Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation.
Campaign site: https://www.weld2020.org/
Who is considering a race?
Joe Biden: The former vice president could enter his third presidential race after deciding against it in 2016. He is a party favorite for his appeal to working class democrats – a segment of the electoral base that some feelings have been lost towards the conservatives.
Sen. Michael Bennet: The Colorado Democrat, former superintendent of the Denver public education system, joined the Senate in 2009 and trumpeted his support for the "next generation" by focusing on education, health care and climate change. He has already visited the Iowa caucus state to meet with activists.
Hillary Clinton: The Democratic candidate of 2016 has canceled the rumors that she would have done another race, saying to a TV station in New York: "I'm not running, but I will continue to work, talk and defend what I believe".
Sen Sherrod Brown: Brown and his wife toured the primary and caucus states a few days before the Democrat announced that he would prefer to remain a senator. "We have decided for myself the best place to continue fighting for Ohio and all workers must remain in the United States Senate." Brown was seen as someone with the potential to win back an increasingly red Midwest. He has been a senator since 2006 and has just won a controversial re-election against the Republican Republican of the United States, Jim Renacci.
Michael Bloomberg: The former mayor of New York City and billionaire owner of the software and media company Bloomberg, will invest in clean energy and liberal causes rather than hit the campaign trail. The eighth richest person in the United States, is considered a moderate – having run and won the elections of the mayor as a Republican and independent.
Senator Jeff Merkeley: The Oregon Democrat abandoned its 2020 White House ambitions, choosing instead to stand for reelection in 2020. "Now there are Democrats in the presidential race who are talking about the importance of facing the big challenges that we face, "he said.
Michael Avenatti: The experienced media lawyer who once represented the porn star Stormy Daniels in his legal battles with the president, said he will keep his name from the list of candidates "For the respect of my family." Avenatti burst onto the political scene, becoming a soundtrack on cable news and a fierce critic of the president. He transformed his fame at a time when he was "exploring" a race, also making a visit to the first caucus of the Iowa state.
Richard Ojeda: The former West Virginia senator left the race in January, telling supporters that he didn't want them to donate money for a campaign with little chance of success.
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