And Here Comes the 2020 Presidential Election - Democratic Field Grows to 13 as Sen. BERNIE SANDERS JUMPS IN
The Man They Want to Beat
While I have very little content included yet, I am going to go ahead an publish it so that the Poll can begin.
And the Race is On
The race for becoming President of the United States in 2020 is on. At this point, there is 700+ days left until election day. There is, as you can see, a whole host of candidates considering (or actually announced) joining the Democratic primary fight. Some are perennial candidates like Robby Wells from Georgia, most are current or former office holders, others are rich activists like Tom Steyer of California, and still others have private careers like boxer Oscar De La Hoya, also of California.
In fact, California is the source of the most candidates of any state (8); New York comes in second with 3. All total there are 19 states and the District of Columbia represented. I suspect as we get a few months into the race, there will be more Gov. Martin O'Malley's who drop out and endorse one of the remaining contenders.
Let the race begin!!
13 Are Running
Formally Declared Candidates
- Rep John Delaney (D-MD) - Declared 7/28/2017 (yes, 2017)
- Michael E. Arth (D-FL) - Urban Designer, Declared 11/4/2018
- Ken Nwadike Jr. (D-CA) - Filmmaker, Declared 10/18/2017
- Robby Wells (I-GA) - Football coach, Declared 5/12/2018
- Andrew Yang (D-NY) - Entrepreneur, Declared 1/6/2017
- Sec Julian Castro (D-TX) - Declared 1/12/2019
- Sen Kamala Harris (D-CA) - Declared 1/27/2019
- Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) - Declared around 1/18/2019
- Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ) - Declared 2/1/2019
- Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) - Formed committee 12/31/2018, declared 2/9/2019
- Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) - Declared 2/10/2019
- Sen Bernie Sanders (D-VT) - Declared 2/19/2019
- Rep Marianne Williamson (D-CA) - Formed committee 11/15/2018
- Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) - Formed committee 1/15/2019
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) - Formed committee 1/24/2019
- VP Joe Biden (D-DE)
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D-NY) (was an Independent)
- Sen Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
- Oscar De La Hoya (D-CA) - boxing champion
- Gov John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
- AG Eric Holder (D-DC)
- Gov Jay Inslee (D-WA)
- Angelina Jolie (D-CA) - actress
- Gov Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)
- Sen Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
- Rep Beto O'Rourke (D-TX)
- Rep Tim Ryan (D-OH)
- Rep Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
- Howard Schultz (I-CA) - former Democrat and Starbuck's billionaire CEO
2/19/2019 - Here is a poll generic poll from Morning Consult - Between Democrats, they rank: Biden - 30; Sanders - 21; Harris - 11; Warren - 8; O'Rourke - 7; Booker - 5; Klobuchar - 4; Bloomberg - 2; Brown - 1; Castro - 1; Gabbard - 1.
2/16/2019 - Emerson reported the following: Biden (55 - 45); Sanders (51 - 49); Warren (53 - 47); Harris (52 - 48); O'Rourke (53 - 47); Booker (51 - 49); Klobuchar (51 - 49); Brown (52 - 48). Notice that Trump trails in all of them.
2/14/2019 - Here is a poll generic poll from Morning Consult - Between Democrats, they rank: Biden - 29; Sanders - 22; Harris - 13; Warren - 8; O'Rourke - 7; Booker - 5; Klobuchar - 3; Bloomberg - 2; Brown - 2; Castro - 1; Gabbard - 1.
2/10/2019 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces her formal run for president.
2/9/2019 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren announces she will run for president.
2/4/2019 - Here is a poll generic poll from Monmouth University - Between Democrats, they rank: Biden - 29; Sanders - 16; Harris - 11; Warren - 8; O'Rourke - 7; Booker - 4; Bloomberg - 4; Klobuchar - 2; Brown - 1; Castro - 1; Gillibrand - 1; Gabbard - 1.
2/3/2019 - New, early Iowa polls are in which puts a different flavor on things. Between Democrats, they rank: Biden - 29; Harris - 18; Sanders - 15; Warren - 11; O'Rourke - 6; Booker - 4; Brown (D-OH) - 4; Klobuchar - 3; Castro - 2; Gillibrand - 1.
On the them vs. Trump front it comes down as: Biden (51 - 49); Sanders (49 - 50); Warren (48 - 52); Harris & O'Rourke (47 - 53); Gillibrand (46 - 54); Brown (46 - 55)
2/1/2019 - Sen Cory Booker formally declared he is running for President
1/31/2019 - The following Senators who have announced or are interested in running for President sadly (IMO) voted against an amendment not to precipitously pull our troops out of Syria as Donald Trump announced: Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Merkley, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.
1/30/2019 - A new poll puts the leading candidates thusly: Biden (32), Sanders (15), Harris (10), O'Rourke (6), Warren (6), Booker (3), Bloomburg (2), Castro (1), Brown (1), Gillibrand (1), Gabbard (D-HI) (0)
Also, there is this: A Detroit News report has Biden (53-40), Sanders (52-41), Harris (47-42), and Warren (46-43) ahead of Trump.
1/27/2019 - Howard Schultz (I-CA) - former Democrat, billionaire, and former CEO of Starbucks tossed his hat in the ring because he thinks Democrats are moving too far left.
1/27/2019 - With the addition of Kamala Harris (D-CA) to the field of announced candidates the Democrats running for president is the most diverse in history. We now have:
- 4 women
- 1 Asian
- 1 Hispanic
- 1 married gay
- 1 black
- 1 Indian (not Native American) (Harris is a black, Indian, female)
1/24/2019 - Pete Buttigieg (D-IN), 37 and mayor of South Bend, IN formed committee to formally explore presidential run.
1/23/2019 - A new Public Policy poll keeps VP Joe Biden in the lead over Trump 53-41; Sanders 51-41; Harris 48-41; Warren 48-42; Gillibrand and Booker 47-42. Yes I know it is way early, but it is still way fun.
1/21/2019 - Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced she is running for president
1/18/2019 - Sen Bob Casey (D-PA) announced he is no longer considering running for president.
1/17/2019 - CNN ranks the top ten on this day as 1) Kamala Harris, 2) Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), 3) Joe Biden (D-DE), 4) Elizabeth Warren (D-MA, 5), Cory Booker (D-NJ), 6) Sherrod Brown (D-OH), 7) Bernie Sanders (I-VT), 8) Kirsten Gillibrand (D-MI), 9) Amy Klobuchar (D-NY), 10) Julian Castro (D-TX)
1/15/2019 - Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced on Colbert that she has formed an exploratory committee.
1/9/2019 - A Public Policy poll in North Carolina have Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders leading Trump, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are tied, and Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker are trailing.
1/9/2019 - Tom Steyer, activist and billionaire, announced he is not going to run.
1/7/2019 - Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are interviewing potential aides and lining up campaign headquarters.
1/3/2019 - Sen Barbara Feinstein endorses former VP Joe Biden
1/3/2019 - Former Gov Martin O'Malley drops out and endorses former representative Beto o'Rourke
And It Is Time to Make Your Initial Choice
In 2019, who is your choice for the Democratic Presidential Nominee (I'll ask again in 2020)
© 2019 Scott Belford