There are eight months left to go until the 2020 presidential election, but the competition to *maybe* replace Donald Trump in the White House has begun to diminish as more Democratic candidates drop out of the race.
The list includes senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. It’s a lot to keep track of, but we’re here to help. Here’s TheWrap’s list of everyone who has announced they are running for president so far.
The former Obama VP was a late entry to the race, formally declaring his run for the presidency on April 25. But he’s long been a presumed frontrunner, leading many early polls. This is his third presidential run, and for months he’s been telling anyone who’ll listen that he’d be the most qualified candidate for the job. He’s also already been under scrutiny over criticism about his behavior with women, prompting him to post a video promising he’d be “more mindful and respectful” of a woman’s “personal space.”
Bernie Sanders, the runner-up in the 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination having lost to Hillary Clinton, announced the launch of his second consecutive presidential campaign on Feb. 19. “I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country,” he wrote in an email to supporters.
The Massachusetts Senator formally announced her candidacy on Feb. 9 at a rally in her home state, and shortly after followed up with a tweet that read: “I believe in an America of opportunity. My daddy ended up as a janitor, but his little girl got the chance to be a public school teacher, a college professor, a United States Senator – and a candidate for President of the United States. #Warren2020.”
Gabbard, a U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, endorsed Bernie Sanders in 2016, but in 2020 she’s all-in on herself. She told CNN’s Van Jones on Jan. 12 that she intends to run, and would make “a formal announcement within the next week.” That announcement hasn’t happened yet, but her Twitter account is bedecked with campaign branding.
The former mayor of San Antonio — and former Obama cabinet member — entered the presidential race on Jan. 12.
The Senator from New York announced her bid Tuesday, Jan. 15 on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
The California senator announced her bid for the presidency on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, while appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” As a possible indication of her chances, her recent CNN town hall was the network’s highest rated single presidential candidate town hall ever.
The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, went public that he was starting a presidential exploratory committee on Jan. 23. If he prevails in next year’s primary, he’ll be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party.
The New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark formally tossed his name into the presidential hat on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month.
The “Healing the Soul of America” author and founder of Project Angel Food announced her candidacy during a political rally at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 28.
The entrepreneur and son of immigrant parents from Taiwan became a contender a year ago, telling The New York Times that he will advocate for a universal base income.
The U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 6th district declared he was running for president back in July 2017. He says he’ll “end reckless trade wars and expand trade,” “create a universal health care system” and “launch a national AI strategy.”
The Minnesota Democrat, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, announced her bid on Feb. 10, 2019, saying that she wanted to work for “everyone who wanted their work recognized.”
Like Biden, the former Starbucks CEO hasn’t formally declared, but he’s teased a possible run as an independent on the book tour for his autobiography. Given widespread fears that a third party candidate could help ensure a Trump victory, so far Schultz’s hypothetical candidacy isn’t going over well, according to a recent poll.
Schultz is a co-founder of the venture capital firm Maveron, which is an investor in TheWrap.
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