Dems Getting Ready for 2020

Its not just President Trump and his fellow Republicans who are getting into high gear for the 2020 presidential elections. Democrats of all types have been hinting that they are considering taking on the incumbent.
It is possible to organize the potential Democratic candidates into six basic categories, just to keep better track of who’s who and what’s what.

Next US President Michael Bloomberg? Photo courtesy of Ralph Alswang

Senators include Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.

Congressmen are represented by Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Kennedy and Beto O’Rourke.

There are a few governors getting into the action, with Andrew Cuomo and Deval Patrick.

Even a few mayors are considering their own chances, notably Michael Bloomberg.

Joe Biden, Eric Holder and a few others from the Obama years might get involved, too.

Of course we cant forget the outsiders, like Trump himself, such as Oprah Winfrey and Michael Avenatti.

If nothing else, the 2020 race for the President of the United States will be entertaining, in a confusing and treacherous sort of way.

Here is a fuller list of who we might see in the race up to November 2020.

Cory Booker: New Jersey
Sherrod Brown: Ohio
Kristen Gillibrand: New York
Tim Kaine: Virginia
Amy Klobuchar: Minnesota
Jeff Merkley: Oregon
Kamala Harris: California
Bernie Sanders: Vermont (Ran for president in 2016)
Mark Warner: Virginia
Elizabeth Warren: Massachusetts

John Delaney: Maryland
Tulsi Gabbard: Hawaii
Joe Kennedy: Massachusetts
Seth Moulton: Massachusetts
Beto O’Rourke: Texas
Tim Ryan: Ohio
Eric Swalwell: California

Steve Bullock: Montana
Andrew Cuomo: New York
John Hickenlooper: Colorado
Jay Inslee: Washington
Terry McAuliffe: Virginia
Martin o’Malley: Maryland (he ran in 2016 for president)

Michael Bloomberg: New York City
Pete Buttigieg: South Bend, Indiana
Eric Garcetti: Los Angeles, California
Mitch Landrieu: New Orleans, Louisiana

Obama era
Joe Biden: Vice President
Julian Castro: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State; she was also a candidate for president in 2016 and 2008.
Eric Holder: Attorney General
John Kerry: Secretary of State

Mark Cuban: Reality TV, NBA owner, Businessman
Richard Ojeda: West Virginia senator and community organizer
Howard Schultz: Starbucks CEO
Tom Steyer: Investor, activist and philanthropist
Oprah Winfrey: Media exec; philanthropist, actress, talk show host; TV producer
Dwayne the Rock Johnson: Actor and WWE wrestler

Gail Nussbaum

Gail Nussbaum has been involved in politics and diplomacy for over 15 years. Her interest in foreign relations, economics and budget policy has led her to her position as fiscal policy writer at Left Justified. Gail can be contacted at gailnussbaum(at)

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