Presidential Candidates - 2020

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The following 18 elected officials and notable public figures—16 Democrats and 2 Republicans—have filed to run for president with the Federal Election Commission or announced exploratory committees.

  • Cory Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey, announced that he was running for president on February 1, 2019.[5]

  • Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced that he was running for president on January 23, 2019.[6]

  • Julian Castro, a former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and San Antonio mayor, formally announced his candidacy on January 12, 2019.[7]

  • John Delaney, a former U.S. representative from Maryland, filed to run for president on August 10, 2017.

  • Tulsi Gabbard, a U.S. representative from Hawaii, announced that she had decided to run for president on January 11, 2019.[8]

  • Kirsten Gillibrand, a U.S. senator from New York, announced that she was forming an exploratory committee on January 15, 2019.[9] She officially announced she was running on March 17, 2019.[1]

  • Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator from California, announced that she was running for president on January 21, 2019.[10]

  • John Hickenlooper, a former governor of Colorado, announced that he was running for president on March 4, 2019.[11]

  • Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington, announced that he was running for president on March 1, 2019.[12]

  • Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. senator from Minnesota, formally announced she was running for president on February 10, 2019.[13]

  • Wayne Messam, the mayor of Miramar, Florida, announced he was forming an exploratory committee on March 13, 2019.[3]

  • Beto O'Rourke, former U.S. representative from Texas, formally announced he was running for president on March 14, 2019.[2]

  • Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, announced that he was running for president on February 19, 2019.[14]

  • Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts, announced she had formed an exploratory committee on December 31, 2018.[15] She formally announced she was running for president on February 9, 2019.

  • Marianne Williamson, an author and lecturer, announced she was running for president on January 28, 2019.[17]

  • Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and author from New York, filed to run for president on November 6, 2017.