By NH Politician
Americans will elect the next president of the United States on November 3, 2020. Fifteen notable elected officials and public figures—11 Democrats and four Republicans—are running for president:
- Michael Bennet (D)
- Joe Biden (D)
- Michael Bloomberg (D)
- Pete Buttigieg (D)
- Tulsi Gabbard (D)
- Amy Klobuchar (D)
- Deval Patrick (D)
- Bernie Sanders (I)
- Tom Steyer (D)
- Elizabeth Warren (D)
- Andrew Yang (D)
President Donald Trump (R) filed for re-election on January 20, 2017, the day of his inauguration. Sixteen U.S. presidents—approximately one-third—have won two consecutive elections. George H.W. Bush (R) was the last president to lose his re-election campaign in 1992.
The sixth Democratic primary presidential debate took place on December 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. As of February 2020, no information has been released regarding the timing of the Republican primary debates.
The Democratic National Convention will be held July 13-16, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to take place August 24-27, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ballotpedia has compiled the following resources on candidates running for president in 2020:
- Election updates when candidates enter or withdraw from the race;
- An overview of notable candidates;
- A list of potential Democratic presidential candidates;
- A list of potential Republican presidential candidates;
- A list of potential third party presidential candidates;
- A record of withdrawn candidates;
- An overview of candidates who declined to run; and
- A comprehensive list of all declared presidential candidates.
Buttigieg and Sanders leading Iowa Democratic caucuses, as party releases initial results after massive delay.
The following results are based on 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Iowa Republican presidential caucus on February 3, 2020
|Source||Total votes: 32,345 • Total pledged delegates: 40|
- January 31, 2020: Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) ended his presidential campaign.
- January 13, 2020: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) ended his presidential campaign.
- January 10, 2020: Author Marianne Williamson (D) ended her presidential campaign.
- January 2, 2020: Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro (D) ended his presidential campaign.
- December 3, 2019: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) ended her presidential campaign.
Notable declared candidates and exploratory committees
The following 15 notable candidates—11 Democrats and four Republicans—have filed to run for president with the Federal Election Commission. Notable candidates include elected officials, public figures, and individuals who have demonstrated the campaign infrastructure and resources necessary to make multiple ballots.
- Michael Bennet (D), a U.S. senator from Colorado, announced that he was running for president on May 2, 2019.
- Joe Biden (D), a former vice president of the United States, announced that he was running for president on April 25, 2019.
- Michael Bloomberg (D), former mayor of New York City, announced he was running for president on November 24, 2019.
- Pete Buttigieg (D), the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced that he was running for president on January 23, 2019.
- Roque De La Fuente (R), a businessman from California, filed to run for president on May 16, 2019.
- Tulsi Gabbard (D), a U.S. representative from Hawaii, announced that she had decided to run for president on January 11, 2019.
- Amy Klobuchar (D), a U.S. senator from Minnesota, formally announced she was running for president on February 10, 2019.
- Deval Patrick (D), a former governor of Masschusetts, announced he was running for president on November 14, 2019.
- Bernie Sanders (I), a U.S. senator from Vermont, announced that he was running for president on February 19, 2019.
- Tom Steyer (D), founder of Farallon Capital Management, announced that he was running for president on July 9, 2019.
- President Donald Trump (R) filed to run for re-election in 2020 on January 20, 2017.
- Joe Walsh (R), a former U.S. representative from Illinois, announced that he was running for president on August 25, 2019.
- Elizabeth Warren (D), U.S. senator from Massachusetts, announced she had formed an exploratory committee on December 31, 2018. She formally announced she was running for president on February 9, 2019.
- Bill Weld (R), a former governor of Massachusetts, announced that he was running for president on April 15, 2019.
- Andrew Yang (D), an entrepreneur and author from New York, filed to run for president on November 6, 2017.
- Bill de Blasio (D), the mayor of New York City, withdrew September 20, 2019.
- Cory Booker (D), a U.S. senator from New Jersey, withdrew January 13, 2020.
- Steve Bullock (D), the governor of Montana, withdrew December 2, 2019.
- Julián Castro (D), a former secretary of housing and urban development, withdrew January 2, 2020.
- John Delaney (D), a former U.S. representative from Maryland, withdrew January 31, 2020.
- Kirsten Gillibrand (D), a U.S. senator from New York, withdrew August 28, 2019.
- Mike Gravel (D), a former U.S. senator from Alaska, withdrew August 6, 2019.
- Kamala Harris (D), a U.S. senator from California, withdrew December 3, 2019.
- John Hickenlooper (D), the former governor of Colorado, withdrew August 19, 2019.
- Jay Inslee (D), the governor of Washington, withdrew August 21, 2019.
- Wayne Messam (D), the mayor of Miramar, Florida, withdrew November 20, 2019.
- Seth Moulton (D), a U.S. representative from Massachusetts, withdrew August 23, 2019.
- Richard Ojeda (D), a state senator from West Virginia, withdrew January 25, 2019.
- Beto O’Rourke (D), a former U.S. representative from Texas, withdrew November 1, 2019.
- Joe Sestak (D), a former U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, withdrew December 1, 2019.
- Eric Swalwell (D), a U.S. representative from California, withdrew July 8, 2019.
- Tim Ryan (D), a U.S. representative from Ohio, withdrew October 24, 2019.
- Marianne Williamson (D), an author and spiritual adviser, withdrew January 10, 2020.
Potential Democratic presidential candidates
See also: Democratic presidential nomination, 2020
The Democratic presidential primary field was expected to be large in 2020. The New York Times reported in September 2017 that, “In interviews, more than three dozen leading Democratic donors, fund-raisers and operatives agreed that it was the earliest start they had ever seen to the jockeying that typically precedes the official kickoff to the campaign for the party’s presidential nomination. It is a reflection of the deep antipathy toward President Trump among Democrats, and the widespread belief that the right candidate could defeat him, but also of the likelihood that the contest for the nomination could be the longest, most crowded and most expensive in history.”
As of February 2020, the following 18 politicians and public figures had been discussed as potential candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
- Jerry Brown, former governor of California
- Roy Cooper, governor of North Carolina
- Luis Gutierrez, former U.S. representative from Illinois
- Maggie Hassan, U.S. senator from New Hampshire
- Tim Kaine, U.S. senator from Virginia and 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee
- Jason Kander, former secretary of state of Missouri
- John Kerry, former secretary of state of the United States and U.S. senator from Massachusetts
- Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
- Gina Raimondo, governor of Rhode Island
- Brian Schatz, U.S. senator from Hawaii
- Sally Yates, former acting attorney general
Business executives and public figures
- Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase
- Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Bob Iger, CEO of Disney
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, actor and professional wrestler
- Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States
- Oprah Winfrey, mass media owner and philanthropist
- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder
Potential Republican presidential candidates
See also: Republican presidential nomination, 2020
As of February 2020, the following 12 politicians and public figures had been discussed as potential candidates for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.
- Mo Brooks, U.S. representative from Alabama
- Bob Corker, former U.S. senator from Tennessee
- Tom Cotton, U.S. senator from Arkansas
- Ted Cruz, U.S. senator from Texas
- Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina
- John Kasich, former governor of Ohio
- Susana Martinez, former governor of New Mexico
- Mike Pence, vice president of the United States
- Ben Sasse, U.S. senator from Nebraska
- Scott Walker, former governor of Wisconsin
Business executives and public figures
- Mark Cuban, investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks
- Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Potential independent and third party candidates
Declined to run
The following individuals considered running for president or were mentioned by media outlets as possible presidential contenders but declined to run.
- Stacey Abrams, former member and minority leader, Georgia House of Representatives
- Michael Avenatti (D), attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels
- Sherrod Brown (D), U.S. senator from Ohio
- Bob Casey (D), U.S. senator from Pennsylvania
- Hillary Clinton (D), former U.S. secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee
- Andrew Cuomo (D), governor of New York
- Eric Garcetti (D) mayor of Los Angeles, California (D)
- Andrew Gillum (D), former mayor of Tallahassee
- Eric Holder, former attorney general of the United States
- Joe Kennedy III (D), U.S. representative from Massachusetts
- Terry McAuliffe (D), former governor of Virginia
- Jeff Merkley (D), U.S. senator from Oregon
- Chris Murphy (D), U.S. senator from Connecticut
- Martin O’Malley (D), former governor of Maryland
- Adam Schiff (D), U.S. representative from California
- Jeff Flake (R), former U.S. senator from Arizona
- Larry Hogan (R), governor of Maryland
- Mitt Romney (R), U.S. senator from Utah
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