The circus is growing and there are now nearly a dozen Democrats running for President of the United States in 2020, the newest addition being Bernie Sanders.
Meanwhile, several more continue to weigh their chances like former US Senate candidate and Congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) who has said he will decide whether to run for US Senate or President.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has referred to himself as “The most qualified person in the country to run for President.”
Congressman O’Rourke touts one of the most impressive national donor networks thanks to his unsuccessful 2018 Senate run in which he raised tens of millions.
2016 Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton has stated that she’d “still like to be President.”
- Former San Antonio Mayor and Obama-era HUD Secretary Julian Castro (D-TX) was the first to announce with a January appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) also announced a presidential exploratory committee on Colbert’s late-night talk show.
- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced soon after with her own video and an awkward live-stream from home on New Years Eve.
- U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) announced her 2020 candidacy on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show”.
- Former California Attorney General and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced her candidacy near the end of January.
- Former Newark Mayor and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined the crowded field of candidates on the first of February.
- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) campaign began in what looked like a blizzard, a spectacle President Trump poked fun at on Twitter given her global warming support.
- Self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist and 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders (D-VT) rebooted his campaign with a bang as he raised more than $6 million in the first four days of his campaign.