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Who’s running for president in 2020?

UPDATED July 9, 2019

Latest update: Billionaire activist Tom Steyer jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination on July 9.

The 2020 presidential election is still a ways off, but you’re forgiven if you feel like campaign season is already upon us.

We’re keeping track of where all possible presidential candidates stand: Who’s running, who isn’t running, and who has dropped out. We’ll be updating this list as candidates declare their intentions or drop out, so keep checking in.

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DEM

Michael Bennet

Michael Bennet, 54

US Senator from Colorado

Visited New Hampshire

Bennet is the former superintendent of the Denver schools and has been in the Senate since 2009.

DEM

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, 76

Former Vice President

Visited New Hampshire

Biden’s US Senate career stretches back to 1973. He ran for president in 1988 and again in 2008 before joining Barack Obama’s ticket.

DEM

Cory Booker

Cory Booker, 50

US Senator from New Jersey

Visited New Hampshire

He has served in the US Senate since 2013, and his rise to become mayor of Newark was depicted in a movie.

DEM

Steve Bullock

Steve Bullock, 53

Governor of Montana

Visited New Hampshire

Bullock served as Montana’s attorney general before being elected governor twice.

DEM

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, 37

South Bend (Ind.) Mayor

Visited New Hampshire

Buttigieg is an Afghanistan war veteran, Rhodes scholar, and Harvard graduate. He’s the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate.

DEM

Julián Castro

Julián Castro, 44

Former HUD Secretary

Visited New Hampshire

Castro served as Secretary of Housing and Economic Development under President Obama following about five years as mayor of San Antonio, Texas. His twin brother, Joaquin, is also a politician.

DEM

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio, 58

New York City Mayor

Visited New Hampshire

de Blasio, who grew up in Cambridge, has been reelected twice as New York City mayor.

DEM

John Delaney

John Delaney, 56

Former US Representative from Maryland

Visited New Hampshire

The former congressman announced his candidacy in July 2017.

DEM

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, 38

US Representative from Hawaii

Visited New Hampshire

Gabbard is an Iraq war veteran and was the youngest woman elected to a state legislature when she won a House seat in Hawaii in 2002. She represents the state’s Second Congressional District.

DEM

Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand, 52

US Senator from New York

Visited New Hampshire

Gillibrand represented New York’s 20th Congressional District before being appointed to HIllary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2009. She won a special election for the seat and then was re-elected in 2012 and 2018.

DEM

Mike Gravel

Mike Gravel, 89

Former senator from Alaska

Has not visited New Hampshire

Gravel last served Alaska in the Senate in 1980, but reemerged when he ran for president in 2008.

DEM

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, 54

US Senator from California

Visited New Hampshire

Harris was elected to the Senate in 2017. She began her elected career as district attorney in San Francisco and was later attorney general for the state of California.

DEM

John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper, 67

Former Governor of Colorado

Visited New Hampshire

A former brewer, Hicklenlooper was the Denver mayor before serving two terms as governor.

DEM

Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee, 68

Governor of Washington State

Visited New Hampshire

Inslee is a former congressman and two-time elected governor.

DEM

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar, 59

US Senator from Minnesota

Visited New Hampshire

Klobuchar was the elected prosecutor in Minnesota’s largest county before winning her Senate seat in 2006.

DEM

Wayne Messam

Wayne Messam, 45

Mayor of Miramar, Florida

Visited New Hampshire

A former Florida State wide receiver, he is the two-term mayor of a South Florida city.

DEM

Seth Moulton

Seth Moulton, 40

US Representative from Massachusetts

Visited New Hampshire

Moulton is an Iraq war veteran who has represented Massachusetts’ Sixth Congressional District since 2015. He unsuccessfully worked to oust Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats last fall.

DEM

Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke, 46

Former US Representative from Texas

Visited New Hampshire

Before losing his bid to unseat US Senator Ted Cruz, O’Rourke represented Texas’ 16th Congressional District and served on the El Paso City Council.

DEM

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan, 45

US Representative from Ohio

Visited New Hampshire

Ryan, a former state lawmaker in Ohio, has been representing the state in the US House since 2003.

DEM

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, 77

US Senator from Vermont

Visited New Hampshire

Sanders is a registered independent and has represented Vermont in the US Senate since 2007 and in the US House for the 16 years prior. He ran for president in 2016 and lost a contentious primary campaign to Hillary Clinton.

DEM

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer, 62

California businessman

Visited New Hampshire

The Democratic mega-donor and environmentalist has created the “Need to Impeach” movement against Trump.

DEM

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren, 70

US Senator from Massachusetts

Visited New Hampshire

An Oklahoma native, Warren was a Harvard law professor who specialized in bankruptcy and commercial law. In 2010, she was tasked with setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Obama. She won a US Senate seat in 2012.

DEM

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson, 67

Author and speaker

Visited New Hampshire

Williamson is an author, speaker, and activist who has written over a dozen books. She founded a nonprofit dedicated to supporting people living with AIDS in the 1980s.

DEM

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang, 44

California entrepreneur

Visited New Hampshire

An entrepreneur, Yang is running on the idea of the federal government providing a univerisal basic income for everyone.

GOP

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, 73

President of the United States

Visited New Hampshire

Trump is the 45th president of the United States. He spent decades as a brash real estate developer before branching into reality TV in 2004. He ran for president as a newcomer to politics in 2016.

GOP

Bill Weld

Bill Weld, 73

Former governor of Massachusetts

Visited New Hampshire

Weld served as governor of Massachusetts from 1991 until resigning in the summer of 1997 to lobby for Senate confirmation to be Ambassador to Mexico. He ran for vice president as a libertarian in 2016.

unlikely to run

DEM

Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams, 45

2018 Democratic nominee for Georgia governor

Has not visited New Hampshire

A former member of the Georgia General Assembly, Abrams was the first African-American woman to be a major political party’s nominee for governor in US history. She also delivered the response to the 2019 State of the Union.

IND

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz, 65

Starbucks founder

Has not visited New Hampshire

Schultz, a Seattle resident, cofounded Starbucks.

GOP

Bob Corker

Bob Corker, 66

Former US Senator, Tennessee

Visited New Hampshire

Corker is a former senator from Tennessee, serving for two terms before declining to seek reelection in 2018. Prior to his election as senator, he served as mayor of Chattanooga.

dropped out

DEM

Richard Ojeda

Richard Ojeda, 48

Former West Virginia State Senator

Has not visited New Hampshire

A former Trump supporter and combat veteran, Ojeda led a teachers’ strike and was elected to the West Virginia Senate.

DEM

Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell, 38

US Representative from California

Visited New Hampshire

Swalwell ousted a longtime incumbent and fellow Democrat to win his congressional seat in California in 2012.

not running

DEM

Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels lawyer

DEM

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor

DEM

Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

US Senator from Ohio

DEM

Bob Casey

Bob Casey

US Senator from Pennsylvania

DEM

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

2016 Democratic presidential nominee

DEM

Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo

Governor of New York

DEM

Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor

DEM

Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Former US Attorney General

DEM

John Kerry

John Kerry

Former US Secretary of State

DEM

Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu

Former New Orleans Mayor

DEM

Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe

Former Governor of Virginia

DEM

Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley

US Senator from Oregon

DEM

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

US Senator from Connecticut

DEM

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

Former governor of Massachusetts

DEM

Adam Schiff

Adam Schiff

US Representative from California

DEM

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Media mogul

GOP

Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

Former US Senator, Arizona

GOP

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley

Former UN ambassador

GOP

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Governor of Maryland

GOP

John Kasich

John Kasich

Former governor of Ohio

GOP

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

US Senator from Utah and former governor of Massachusetts

GOP

Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse

US Senator from Nebraska

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