HOW TO TELL THEM SEPARATELY CONFIRM all Democratic candidates in the crowded race Quartz of 2020

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Updated on March 17, 2019

With 13 confirmed candidates, three exploratory committees and several & # 39; maybes & # 39; the democratic field for the presidential candidate 2020 is busy. It can be particularly difficult to get them to vote for voters and employees because most candidates seem to work on quite similar platforms – promoting universal health care, enforcing rules to combat climate change, reducing inequality and improving conditions for the American middle class.

Here is a look at who is officially running – in the order in which they entered the race – followed by those who have formed committees and those who are likely to run:



John Delaney

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Delaney in Iowa last year.

The former Congressman from Maryland started two listed lenders before moving to the office in 2012. The first generation in his family to study (he emphasizes his electrician's father's union membership on the campaign path), he was the very first democrat to announce that he was walking back in July 2017. He has already visited a county in Iowa, the first state in the primary competition , who tried to start his national campaign.

Age: 55 Years in politics: 6

Who gives him money: Funded by banks, housing and construction companies in his congress race. Independently rich, now financing itself.

Greatest idea for the economy: Build a public and private international coalition against China's intellectual property theft and compete with China in Asia with a TPP-style trade agreement.

Follow social media: Twitter: 14,400, Facebook: 357,000, Instagram: 2,100.

Who will like this candidate?: Centrists attracted by his crazy pitch to improve the rights, education and infrastructure of employees.

Who will hate this candidate: Democrats who don't think reaching out to Donald Trump's voters is the way to win in 2020.


Andrew Yang

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Yang in Iowa last year.

As a former tech entrepreneur who started a non-profit organization to promote startups, on November 6, 2018, Yang embarked on an essential problem: protecting Americans against breakthrough robots. As the son of Taiwanese immigrants, he sells himself as the opposite of Trump – an ego-free Asian man who loves math.

Age: 44 Years in politics: Less than one

Who gives him money: Individual contributors, some who donate bitcoin. He also uses part of his own money.

Greatest idea for the economy: A $ 1,000 monthly check that every 18-year-old American receives so that they can pay their bills while robots take over tasks.

Follow social media: Twitter: 62,400, Facebook: 26,300, Instagram: 32,400.

Who will like this candidate?: Silicon Valley types, promoters of universal basic income (UBI).

Who will hate this candidate: Everyone at higher taxes: Yang wants to finance his UBI proposal through value added tax.


Julián Castro

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Castro in Puerto Rico during his first campaign stop outside of Texas.

After growing up in a poor neighborhood in San Antonio, Castro – and twin brother Joaquín – continued to obtain Ivy League degrees and went to work in national politics. Former mayor of San Antonio, Castro was the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama. That experience, along with his mother's activism with Latino groups, is a central part of the story he throws at voters. He entered the race on January 12, 2019.

Age: 44 Years in politics: 18

Who gives him money: He promised not to take "a dime"From political action committees. There is no public data on who contributed to his career as mayor, since San Antonio only has to keep campaign financing documents for two years. The PAC he created to support new Democratic candidates in the 2018 election, Opportunity First, has vowed not to make donations from collective PACs.

Greatest idea for the economy: Although he has not released many details of his platform yet, he has been a strong advocate of free trade, which has benefited his hometown. He defended free trade agreements and argued that instead of scrapping them, they had to be reworked to strengthen the protection of workers and the environment. (His campaign did not respond immediately to a request for comment.)

Follow social media: Twitter: 179,000, Facebook: 102,400, Instagram: 24,400

Who will like this candidate?: Democrats looking for a new face, latino voters, free traders.

Who will hate this candidate: Democrats rejecting identity politics, opponents of positive action (which Castro supports).


Kamala Harris

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Harris announces in Oakland, California.

The child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Harris became a prosecutor in Oakland, California, the San Francisco district attorney and eventually California Attorney General for winning her US Senate seat in California. She entered the race on January 21 during a morning talk show.

Age: 54 Years in politics: 16 years

Who gives her money: Over the past five years, 35% of Harris's campaign funds have come from small donors, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics of data from the Federal Election Commission. Her main sources of financing include lawyers, pensioners, financiers and the entertainment industry. Her biggest contributions from the employer were WarnerMedia; the University of California; Google parent Alphabet, Inc.; 21st Century Fox and the Venable law firm. Her presidential campaign does not accept donations from collective PACs.

Greatest idea for the economy: The LIFT Act, a work and middle class tax credit that resembles the earned income tax credit that she says, will offer families up to $ 500 a month. To pay for this, she wants to roll back Trump's cuts for 2017 for companies and the rich, but it is not clear whether she will tackle the radical structural changes that American multinationals are using.

Follow social media: Twitter: 2.37 million, Facebook: 1.22 million, Instagram: 1.5 million.

People who will like this candidate: Fans of Obama & # 39; s progressive pragmatism looking for a candidate who can combine a convincing personal biography with the promise to unite the party's multi-ethnic coalition.

People who hate this candidate: Progressive test subjects who thought Obama was a sell-out, especially those who questioned her mixed record in reforming the justice system.


Cory Booker

Booker comes from the voting booth in Newark.

The former mayor of Newark, New Jersey launched his campaign with a call for the common goal of America and a focus on social and racial equality on February 1, 2019. A licensor in Rhodes and Yale Law who became a celebrity politician of social media through his early use . The American senator from New Jersey has been criticized for being close to rich elites and for media-friendly stunts.

Age: 49 Years in politics: 17

Who gives him money: Usually large individual contributors from the legal, investment and security sector and real estate sector. A Democratic donor placed deep in the pocket set up a super PAC for Booker before he entered the race.

Greatest idea for the economy: A "baby bond" program that would give every child a US government bond at birth, with a larger amount for poorer children. He would also propose to guarantee a minimum wage of $ 15 in 15 test areas.

Follow social media: Twitter: 4.18 million, Facebook: 1.27 million, Instagram: 635,000

Who will like this candidate?: Voters looking for an optimistic message to contrast the negativity of Trump, the northeastern city dwellers.

Who will hate this candidate: White rural voters who do not want to focus on race and inequality, liberals worried about his fans from Wall Street and Silicon Valley.


Tulsi Gabbard

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Gabbard greets supporters in Honolulu.

The first Hindu member of Congress, the representative of Hawaii, came into controversial conversation with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and elected Russian president Vladimir Putin against Obama about US intervention in Syria. Strongly opposed to regime change wars after her experience in the war in Iraq as part of the National Guard, she talks about the fight against radical Islam. She was once the representative of the state of Hawaii and supported the democratic primary campaign of Bernie Sanders. On 2 February she participated in the race that she is fighting for the soul & # 39; of America.

Age: 37 Years in politics: 17

Who gives her money: Health workers, property organizations. Most donors are individuals, although her second largest contribution ($ 36,400) between 2011 and 2018 came from the National Automobile Dealers Association PAC.

Greatest idea for the economy: Reduce taxes for small businesses and farmers, increase them for businesses; lower military spending by ending regime change wars and reducing the acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Follow social media: Twitter: 279,000, Facebook: 300,600, Instagram: 74,300

Who will like this candidate?: Veterans, some progressives, voters trying to reduce military spending.

Who will hate this candidate: People who are concerned about Islamophobia, proponents of global trade.


Elizabeth Warren

Warren in New Hampshire in January.

The former professor of law at Harvard University became a household senator from Massachusetts when she was the spearhead of the congress on the financial sector. She promises to restore the US to a place where people can succeed if they work & # 39; work hard and play by the rules & # 39; by holding billionaires and large companies liable. She formally entered the race on February 9 when she suggested that Trump could be in prison by 2020.

Age: 69 Years in politics: 10

Who gives her money: The education sector, PAC & # 39; s for women and the legal profession in the past; she has promised not to take money from billionaire or billionaire PACS in 2020.

Greatest idea for the economy: A & # 39; wealth tax & # 39; of 2% on equity of more than $ 50 million and 3% of more than $ 1 billion, designed to raise $ 2.75 trillion over a decade.

Follow social media: Twitter: 4.8 million, Facebook: 3.2 million, Instagram: 1.3 million.

Who will like this candidate?: Detail-oriented voters who love her mix of academic know-how from the east coast and roots from the Midwest.

Who will hate this candidate: Voters who distrust the intellectual elite, people who doubt that they have enough personal appeal and can lure centrists.


Amy Klobuchar

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The snowy announcement of Klobuchar on 10 February.

The former corporate lawyer, the first woman to be elected Senator of Minnesota, has built a reputation as a factual center, focusing on kitchen table issues such as the pricing of medicines. Her inexplicable interrogation of Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh earned her compliments from further left-wing democrats. She held an open-air rally in a blizzard on February 10 to announce that she was running, aiming to mark her "grit" and the "friends and neighbors" who showed up to cheer up.

Age: 58 Years in politics: 12

Who gives her money: Traditional law firms and the food and dairy industry. Klobuchar commits to & # 39; dark money & # 39; from politics and said she will not take any corporate PAC money for the 2020 race.

Greatest idea for the economy: New measures to make it easier for small and medium-sized American companies to export goods worldwide.

Follow social media: Twitter: 631,000, Facebook: 319,700, Instagram: 51,900.

Who will like this candidate?: People looking for a candidate for Goudlokje – neither on the left nor on the right, and a woman who appeals to voters from the Midwest.

Who will hate this candidate: Democrats on her left may be opposed to the centrist appeal of Klobuchar.


Bernie Sanders

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Sanders during his 2016 run.

As a Brooklyn-born self-proclaimed democratic socialist, Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1981 by a margin of just three votes. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990, and the US Senate in 2006, where he is still the longest serving independent senator in US history today. He challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries in 2016 and entered the 2020 race on February 19, promising "change from below".

Age: 77 Years in politics: 38

Who gives him money: Over the past five years, 75% of Sanders' campaign funds have come from small donors in amounts of less than $ 200, according to an analysis of FEC data by the Center for Responsive Politics. His main sources of funding are the MoveOn.org liberal advocacy group, the University of California employees, two post-employee unions, and America's communications workers. Only $ 177,000 of $ 12.7 million raised during that period came from PAC & # 39; s.

Greatest idea for the economy: Sanders wants to make public colleges free of tuition fees, increase the benefits of social security and make American businesses more union-friendly. Sanders has proposed paying tuition fees through financial transactions and taxing social security expansion by subjecting all income of more than $ 250,000 to wage tax of 6.2%.

Follow social media: Twitter 8.1 million, Facebook: 7.5 million, Instagram: 2.9 million.

People who will like this candidate: Loyal "Bernie Bros" who still thinks he would have won in 2016, new converts to the idea of ​​universal health care and higher taxes for the rich.

People who hate this candidate: Democrats who see Sanders as a "spoiler" that takes votes away from beating Trump, Clinton fans still worrying about her loss, alienating people from the latest Sanders campaign.


Jay Inslee

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Inslee after the 2014 Oso mudflow in Washington state.

The governor of Washington State and the veteran member of Congress threw his hat in the ring on March 1, on a platform of environmental protection and stopping climate change. "This is our moment", Inslee and a large number of supporters say, including Bill Nye, the & # 39; science guy & # 39; in his introductory video. As a governor, Inslee is pushing the privacy rules for the technical industry and new technology in the maritime industry to make it more efficient.

Age: 68 Years in politics: 24

Who gives him money: A new super-PAC, Act Now on Climate, was formed in February to support Inslee's flight. The company does not accept corporate donations and the Inslee campaign says it will shun money from the fossil fuel industry. In the past, he was funded by the electronics and technology industry and related unions, in particular Microsoft, which has its headquarters in its state.

Biggest idea for the economy: Stopping climate change can stimulate economic growth and create millions of new jobs when the US switches to "100% clean energy and zero greenhouse gas pollution," Inslee says. He proposes scrapping subsidies and tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry and supports the Green New Deal.

Social media follow: Twitter 158,000, Facebook 125,000 (personal page) and 110,000 (governor page), Instagram 5,200.

People who will like this candidate: Inslee & # 39; s long history of raising the alarm about climate change will enchant him for anyone who is worried about an imminent environmental disaster; his tech-focused solutions to the country's misery are likely to appeal to that industry.

People who hate this candidate: Climate science deniers, fossil fuel industry leaders, wealthier individuals who oppose his capital gains tax proposals in the state of Washington.


John Hickenlooper

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John Hickenlooper during an event in New Hempshire.

A geologist and businessman, John Hickenlooper, served as mayor of Denver for two terms before being elected governor of Colorado in 2010. His campaign announcement, delivered on video on March 4, emphasizes his personal success – he reinvented himself by starting a brewery after the resignation. He also praises his experience of fast-growing Colorado running, including by guarding his economy and enforcing state enforcement laws. He is moderate and has a dual nature and places himself as the right person to include Donald Trump, whose presidency he calls "a crisis that threatens everything we stand for" in his video.

Age: 67 Years in politics: 16

Who gives him money: Government workers, lawyers and lobbyists, and real estate companies financed his gubernatorial races. He also received contributions from energy and telecom companies.

Greatest idea for the economy: Less administrative hassle to reduce the costs of doing business and to improve compliance with regulations.

Follow social media: Twitter: 130,000, Facebook: 107,000, Instagram: 6,370.

Who will like this candidate?: Centrists, Democrats who believe in two-party, never-Trump republicans.

Who will hate this candidate: Progressive Democrats.


Beto O & # 39; Rourke

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Beto O & # 39; Rourke.

Virtually unknown outside of Texas until last year, O & Rourke now has a national crowd thanks to his courageous campaign against US Senator Ted Cruz. After months of speculation, the former US representative and El Paso, Texas city councilor, the founder of tech companies and the former punk rocker, made his presidential bid in a March 14 video. His cheerful message and multicultural background – he grew up on the border with Mexico – played well with Trump-weary voters, but he has too little experience and policy proposals.

Age: 46 Years in politics: 14

Who gives him money: His race against Cruz was mainly funded by individual employees, but he took PAC money with him in earlier elections.

Greatest idea for the economy: His economic proposals during his senate run last year focused on reducing inequality, although they were rather vague. They include stronger anti-trust rules to break down monopolies and encourage companies to make a profit in their employees and communities.

Follow social media: Twitter: 1.26 million, Facebook: 854,000, Instagram: 832,000.

Who will like this candidate?: Democrats disillusioned with party leadership (especially millennials), immigrants, veterans.

Who will hate this candidate: Voters who are hungry for subtle details about what their policies would be, Democrats who want the party to stay away from divisive, cultural-war issues.


Kirsten Gillibrand

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Gillibrand at the Colbert show.

The former corporate lawyer and congress representative in New York became known as the & # 39; Me Too senator & # 39; after he proclaimed Trump's sexism and had the driving force behind the democratic senator Al Franken to resign after accusations of sexual misconduct. Gillibrand announced that she was investigating a run on January 16 on the late night of Stephen Colbert, with emphasis on help for public schools, job training and support for the middle class. She officially entered the race with one campaign video 17th of March.

Age: 52 Years in politics: 11

Who gives her money: Law firms, institutions in Wall Street.

Greatest idea for the economy: Gillibrand has forced the US to demand that companies apply a universal paid parental leave policy.

Social media follow: Twitter: 1.36 million, Facebook: 544,400, Instagram: 181,000.

Who will like this candidate?: Location-oriented voters and party supporters closely associated with the Democratic National Committee, where Gillibrand has great support, and still with Hillary people.

Who will hate this candidate: Progressive voters – Gillibrand & # 39; s work that the tobacco industry and its anti-immigrant platform defended ten years ago raises questions about where its loyalty lies.



Pete Buttigieg

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Buttigieg makes comments at the American conference of mayors.

As a gay-democratic mayor in South Bend, a conservative, republican stronghold, Buttigieg presented a progressive message aimed at millennials in a January 23 announcement, saying that "we cannot look for grandeur in the past." A war veteran from Afghanistan and a former adviser, he was the youngest mayor of the city. His LGBTQ, Harvard and Oxford-educated profile can appeal to the coastal elites and his roots in the Midwest can bring him an advantage in the rest of the country.

Age: 37 Years in politics: 17

Who gives him money: Local businesses and CEOs supported his campaign for mayors. He created a PAC for mega-donors to support democrats in 2017 that may be used to fund his 2020 run.

Greatest idea for the economy: Increasing the public protection of jobs and benefits to make the labor market more dynamic without the fear of personal debts related to university loans and medical bills.

Follow social media: Twitter: 135,000, Facebook: 23,000, Instagram: 20,700.

Who will like this candidate?: Millennials, LGBTQ voters, voters from overpass states, social progressives.

Who will hate this candidate: Voters looking for a more experienced candidate, conservative Christians.


Marianne Williamson

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Williamson at a summit in Los Angeles.

The best-selling author of 12 books on spirituality, including Healing the soul of America she ran for the US representative in California in 2014 as an independent organization. Williamson said she was considering working for President in November 2018. As a spiritual advisor to Oprah Winfrey, she is an active advocate of the HIV / AIDS community, poverty alleviation and female empowerment. It promotes racial reconciliation, reparations to the African-American community and a more humane American immigration policy.

Age: 66 Years in politics: 5

Who gives her money: Unclear until now; Williamson is independently rich.

Greatest idea for the economy: Pay $ 10 billion in slavery repairs every year for 10 years to the African-American community.

Follow social media: Twitter: 2.6 million, Facebook: 737,200, Instagram: 358,000.

Who will like this candidate?: Some became white liberals, coastal elites.

Who will hate this candidate: Pragmatic voters, nationalists, centrists, people who want the party to stay away from identity politics, who are wary of modern spiritual movements.


Wayne Messam

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Wayne Messam at the opening of an FBI office in Miramar, Florida.

The relatively unknown mayor of Miramar, Florida launched a reconnaissance commission on March 12. Among his qualifications, he cites his connections with ordinary Americans as a local official, as well as his experience of the life he called the American dream. The children of Jamaican immigrants, he grew up in South Bay, Florida, attended South Florida University at a football fair and started a construction company. "I don't believe the best ideas come from Washington," he said on his campaign website.

Age: 44 Years in politics: 4

Who gives him money: His last mayoral campaign took just over $ 80,000, half of which came from contributors who earned from $ 20 to $ 1,000. He personally contributed the remaining half through a loan.

Greatest idea for the economy: Cancellation of student loan loans.

Follow social media: Twitter: 2,600, Instagram: 3,400.

Who will like this candidate?: Miramar residents and other Floridians, voters focused on student debt.

Who will hate this candidate: Voters who find the field too busy and are looking for an experienced candidate.



Joe Biden

Biden in Kiev, 2017.

Biden, who has not officially entered the 2020 race, is already leading the polls. Obama's vice-president and right-hand man, Biden has decades of federal experience as a senator from Delaware and a centrist attraction that could influence moderate republicans and independents. Now leads Penn Biden Center for diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania.

Age: 76 Years in politics: 49

Who gives him money: Traditional law firms, the insurance sector and rich people; Hollywood insiders recently donated $ 100,000 to his Democratic PAC.

Greatest idea for the economy: His Biden Institute pushes technical education and increased bargaining power for American workers as a solution to the lagging working and middle classes.

Follow social media: Twitter: 3.31 million, Facebook: 1.37 million, Instagram: 1.2 million.

Who will like this candidate?: Democrats who think a safe pair of hands is a tested white man, independents who are nostalgic for the Obama administration, Republicans have lost Trump.

Who will hate this candidate: Progressive millennials longing for a new generation of leaders, extreme right-wing conservatives who hated Obama.


Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams during a gubernatorial debate in Georgia.

A lawyer, businesswoman and writer – she has sold more than 100,000 romantic suspense novels under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery-Abrams was a representative of the Georgian state from 2007 to 2017. She was the Democratic candidate in the 2016 gubernatorial race in that state, narrowly lost to Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who was later accused of voter oppression against women and minorities. That race and its impeccable delivery of the Democratic rebuke to Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union raised her national profile.

Age: 45 Years in politics: 12

Who gives her money: Her gubernatorial campaign was largely funded by individual donations, many from outside of Georgia. Half – about $ 8 million – were contributions of $ 200 or less.

Greatest idea for the economy: Tackling poverty in the working class by fighting stagnating wages, offering skills training and encouraging financial literacy.

Follow social media: Twitter: 410,000, Facebook: 215,600, Instagram: 386,000.

Who will like this candidate?: Young voters seeking a radically different face for the US presidency are calling for justice reform, extensive access to affordable education and higher investment in the working class.

Who will hate this candidate: Voters looking for a candidate with extensive experience in a senior position, people who are uncomfortable with the idea of ​​a woman of color as president.



Michael Bloomberg

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Waiting in the wings.

The billionaire, who earned his money in Wall Street financial information, announced that he would not run on March 5 in 2020. Bloomberg became mayor of New York in 2001 and switched to operate as a republican. He fought controversially for rewriting city rules to make himself run for a third term. He re-registered as a democrat in October 2018. Bloomberg CEO, he is a philanthropist and a political donor, who gives $ 100 million to democratic campaigns in the medium term. He also finances non-profit gun control Everytown for Gun Safety. In a Bloomberg column (paywall) in which he announced his decision, he said he would rather continue his work than campaigns.

Age: 76 Years in politics: 18

Who gives him money: No one. He has funded his own campaigns.

Greatest idea for the economy: Promises that he can lead the US government, the country's largest employer, more efficiently than any recent president.

Follow social media: Twitter: 2.29 million, Facebook: 756,400, Instagram: 191,000.

Who will like this candidate?: Other centrists who think a steady hand means an older billionaire; gun control supporters.

Who will hate this candidate: Anyone hungry to see a younger, less white, less male, non-billionaire is the face of the Democratic party.