2020 Democratic Candidate Updates

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Politicians officially running:
  1. New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker
  2. South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg
  3. Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro
  4. Maryland Congressman, John Delaney
  5. Hawaii Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard
  6. New York Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand
  7. California Senator, Kamala Harris
  8. Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar
  9. Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren

Non-politicians officially running:
  1. Political Scientist, Michael E. Arth
  2. Renewable Energy Consultant, Harry Braun
  3. Filmmaker/Motivational Speaker, Ken Nwadike Jr.
  4. Former College Football Coach, Robby Wells
  5. Author and Lecturer, Marianne Williamson
  6. Founder of Venture for America, Andrew Yang

Considering/speculated to be running:
  1. Former Vice President, Joe Biden
  2. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders
  3. Former AG, Eric Holder
  4. Former Texas Congressman, Beto O'Rourke
  5. NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio
  6. Former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg
  7. Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown
  8. California Congressman, Eric Swalwell
  9. Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper

Individuals who have dropped out or publicly said they will not run:
Richard Ojeda, Michael Avenatti, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Al Franken, Al Gore, Tim Kaine, John Kerry, Gavin Newsom, Michelle Obama, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg.
 
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Here are my thoughts:
  1. Among the politicians who have declared, I'm interested in Klobuchar and Gabbard. Not sold on either, but interested.
  2. Among the non-politicians who have declared, I'm keeping an eye on Andrew Yang. I listened to him on a podcast the other day and he seems likable, personable, and intelligent.
  3. Among those considering a run, I think Bernie, Biden and Betto carry the most weight. However Sherrod Brown and John Hickenlooper have me curious.
  4. I'm not losing any sleep over those who have said they're not running. However if Democrats wanted the absolute best chance to win in 2020, they'd move heaven and earth to get Michelle Obama to run. She's not the most qualified but she's the most popular by a mile.
  5. There have been rumors of R Gov John Kasich and D Gov John Hickenlooper running as a bipartisan third party. This still to me is an interesting proposition.
 
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The big danger of R Gov John Kasich and D Gov John Hickenlooper running as a bipartisan third party is the vote split. Despite the R behind Kasich's name, given the current political climate I fear they would take more votes from the Dems and help presumably Trump.

I don't think the Starbucks dude is anything to worry about unless he really gets something going for himself.
 
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The big danger of R Gov John Kasich and D Gov John Hickenlooper running as a bipartisan third party is the vote split. Despite the R behind Kasich's name, given the current political climate I fear they would take more votes from the Dems and help presumably Trump.

I don't think the Starbucks dude is anything to worry about unless he really gets something going for himself.
Trump's base is between 36-40%. If a Bernie Sanders wins the candidacy, a Kaesich/Hickenlooper card would absolutely split the vote. However if a moderate like Joe Biden wins the candidacy, I could see Kaesich pulling votes from Trump, but not necessarily Biden.

Who knows.
 
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With Bernie officially entering the race, that makes ten politicians and six non-politicians. The DNC has announced they'll have two random sets of candidates for opening debates rather than the primary/preliminary debate format republicans did last year.

So with 16 candidates officially in and another eight potentially jumping in, they're STILL going to need a big stage.

The Iowa Caucus is still 350 days away... Oh, Jesus
 
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Updates

Considering/speculated to be running:
  1. Former Vice President, Joe Biden
  2. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders
  3. Former AG, Eric Holder
  4. Former Texas Congressman, Beto O'Rourke
  5. NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio
  6. Former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg
  7. Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown
  8. California Congressman, Eric Swalwell
  9. Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper
Biden to announce this month. Likely he's in
Sanders is in
Holder is out
Beto to announce this week. Likely he's in
Hickenlooper is in

No updates on the rest
 
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Reset:
Officially running and will for sure appear in the debates:
  1. New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker
  2. South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg
  3. Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro
  4. Maryland Congressman, John Delaney
  5. Hawaii Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard
  6. New York Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand
  7. California Senator, Kamala Harris
  8. Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper
  9. Washington Governor, Jay Inslee
  10. Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar
  11. Miramar Flordia Mayor, Wayne Messam
  12. Former Texas Congressman, Beto O'Rourke
  13. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders
  14. Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren
  15. Entrepreneur, Marianne Williamson
  16. Entrepreneur, Andrew Yang
Considering/speculated to be running:
  1. Georgia House Representative, Stacey Abrams
  2. Former Vice President, Joe Biden
  3. NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio
  4. Former FL Mayor, Andre Gillium
  5. California Congressman, Eric Swalwell
 
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Reset:
Officially running and will for sure appear in the debates:
  1. New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker
  2. South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg
  3. Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro
  4. Maryland Congressman, John Delaney
  5. Hawaii Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard
  6. New York Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand
  7. California Senator, Kamala Harris
  8. Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper
  9. Washington Governor, Jay Inslee
  10. Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar
  11. Miramar Flordia Mayor, Wayne Messam
  12. Former Texas Congressman, Beto O'Rourke
  13. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders
  14. Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren
  15. Entrepreneur, Marianne Williamson
  16. Entrepreneur, Andrew Yang
Considering/speculated to be running:
  1. Georgia House Representative, Stacey Abrams
  2. Former Vice President, Joe Biden
  3. NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio
  4. Former FL Mayor, Andre Gillium
  5. California Congressman, Eric Swalwell
Early polls in Iowa and New Hampshire have Biden and Sanders sitting on top, even though Biden hasn't officially declared. Behind them falls Harris, O'Rourke and Booker. That's your big 5, but I'd argue this early they're up because of name recognition. Unless a lesser name makes an impact in the debates and on the campaign trail, your likely contender is here.

Among the rest, I'd argue to keep an eye on Klobuchar, Gillibrand, Hickenlooper, and Andrew Yang (I really think he could make noise that no one will see coming).
 
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Early polls in Iowa and New Hampshire have Biden and Sanders sitting on top, even though Biden hasn't officially declared. Behind them falls Harris, O'Rourke and Booker. That's your big 5, but I'd argue this early they're up because of name recognition. Unless a lesser name makes an impact in the debates and on the campaign trail, your likely contender is here.

Among the rest, I'd argue to keep an eye on Klobuchar, Gillibrand, Hickenlooper, and Andrew Yang (I really think he could make noise that no one will see coming).
This is like watching dramatizations of the Oklahoma Land Rush....

 

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