Your Complete Guide to the 2020 Presidential Candidates

As the 2020 presidential election comes closer and closer, many news sources like the New York Times and NBC are covering the up to date coverage of the latest candidates. Even though 2020 is still far away, there are plenty of candidates to get to know and learn about before the primaries. Here is a compiled guide of the candidates as of now, and what some of the main issues they stand up for are.

Below you will find the presidential candidates in the order of when they announced their candidacy:

 

Donald Trump – The Republican candidate for the 2020 election and our current president. Donald Trump filed to run for re-election in late January of 2017.

John Delaney – A democratic candidate who is a former U.S representative from Maryland. He also has been running since 2017 and is very committed to the election process. He wants to focus on issues like universal health care. He recently has been very active in the news trying to convince people to unfollow Donald Trump on Twitter.

Andrew Yang – A democrat who is the founder of Venture for America which is an economic development nonprofit. He started his campaign in late 2017 as well. He is committed to working on establishing a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every American. He has also come up in the news lately talking about automation and robotic intelligence.

Tulsi Gabbard – A democrat woman candidate who is also a congresswoman from Hawaii. She supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries. She has an opposition to the American military intervention overseas.

Julián Castro – A democrat and also the former U.S secretary of health and human services. His main concerns are implementing universal prekindergarten, Medicare for everyone, and immigration reform.

Kirsten Gillibrand – A democrat and U.S. senator from New York. She is focusing her campaign on women’s equality and opportunity.

Kamala Harris – Democrat and U.S. senator from California. Another woman candidate, Kamala Harris is focusing on liberal civil rights and middle-class tax cut legislation.

Peter Buttigieg – He is a democrat and is also the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. His main issues of concern are climate change and economic opportunity.

Marianne Williamson – She is an author and has written more than a dozen self-help books. In the past, she has worked to fight for gay rights. She is working on her presidential campaign to distribute money for economic and education projects.

Cory Booker – He is a democrat and a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He has been a leader in criminal justice reform and is calling to unify the country as a whole.

Elizabeth Warren – The first female democratic candidate to join the campaign, Elizabeth Warren is a U.S senator from Massachusetts. She announced her presidential running in late 2018. Her main focus is income inequality. She recently spoke out about wanting to cancel student loans in the New York Times.

Amy Klobuchar – A democrat and also a U.S. senator from Minnesota. She is campaigning to combat the opioid crisis as well as drug addiction in general.

Bill Weld – He is a republican candidate and former governor of Massachusetts. He claims to be a voice for alienated moderates and mainstream conservatives and overall is ready to embark on a campaign against President Trump. He is focusing on free trade and immigration reform as well as legalizing marijuana.

Bernie Sanders – An independent candidate and a U.S. senator from Vermont. He announced his second race to become president in mid-February. He is focusing on Medicare for all and free college tuition.

Jay Inslee – He is a democrat and also the governor of Washington. The main focus of his campaign will be on climate change as well as creating renewable energy jobs.

John Hickenlooper – He is a democrat and also the former governor of Colorado. He is focusing on his past work with expanding Medicaid, gay rights, and gun control.

Wayne Messam – A democratic candidate and also the mayor of Miramar, Florida. He became popular in the news due to his claim that he would work to cancel the $1.5 trillion in student debt owed by students and families in colleges across the United States.

Beto O’Rourke – A democrat and also a former U.S. representative from Texas. He narrowly lost to Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. He has been focusing his campaign on immigration reform as well as marijuana legalization. He also has extended to campaigning about rural hospital care.

Mike Gravel – A democrat and former U.S. senator from Alaska. He is proposing to “End the American Empire” and is focusing on putting an end to unnecessary costs that are used for wars.

Tim Ryan – Democratic candidate who is also a U.S. representative from Ohio. Tim Ryan is trying to renegotiate trade deals as well as focus on union rights and workforce development.

Eric Swalwell – He is a democrat and U.S. representative from California. He was a prosecutor to investigate the Trump administration and proposed funding for innovations in medical research.

Seth Moulton – A democrat and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. He is focusing on a new approach to foreign policy as well as national security and defense.

Joe Biden – A democrat and the former Vice President of the United States. He has run for president twice in the past. He is focused on restoring America’s standing on the global stage and focusing on key issues like economic protections for low-income workers.