Who’s Running For President in 2020?

2020 Candidate List
Trying to figure out who is running for President in 2020? President Donald Trump is running for re-election in 2020 and there are many Democratic candidates lining up to challenge him for the Presidency. Here are the top major candidates from each party who have officially launched campaigns, exploratory committees, or are said to be considering launching a campaign.

This list is in alphabetical order and will be updated as candidates advance their way through the process to launch fully declared campaigns.

2020 Republican Candidates

Donald Trump 2020Donald Trump (Incumbent)
President of the United States of America since 2017

Announced: January 20, 2017
Home State:
 New York | Website
Campaign Store:  Trump 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again

2020 Democratic Candidates

Joe Biden 2020Joe Biden 
Former U.S. Senator and Former Vice President of the United States

Announced: April 25, 2019 
Home State: Delaware | Website
Campaign Store: Biden 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Dropped Out

Michael Bennet 
U.S. Senator from Colorado since 2009

Announced: May 2, 2019
Dropped: February 11, 2020 
Home State: Colorado | Website
Campaign Store: Bennet 2020 Gear
Latest Book: The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics
Michael Bloomberg
Former New York Mayor from 2002-2013

Dropped: March 4, 2020
Announced: November 25, 2019 
Home State: New York | Website
Cory Booker 2020Cory Booker 
U.S. Senator from New Jersey since 2013

Announced: February 1, 2019 
January 13, 2020
Home State: New Jersey | Website
Campaign Store: Booker 2020 Gear
Latest Book: United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
Steve Bullock 2020Steve Bullock 
Governor of Montana since 2013

Announced: May 14, 2019 
Dropped: December 2, 2019
Home State: Montana | Website
Campaign Store: Bullock 2020 Gear
Pete Buttigieg 2020Pete Buttigieg
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012

Dropped: March 1, 2020
Announced: April 14, 2019 
Home State: Indiana | Website
Campaign Store: Buttigieg 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
Julian Castro 2020Julian Castro 
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from Texas

Announced: January 12, 2019 
Dropped: January 2, 2020
Home State: Texas | Website
Campaign Store: Castro 2020 Gear
Latest Book: An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream
Bill De Blasio 2020Bill de Blasio 
Mayor of New York City since 2013

Announced: May 16, 2019 
Dropped: September 20, 2019
Home State: New York | Website
Campaign Store: De Blasio 2020 Gear
John Delaney 2020John Delaney 
U.S. Representative from Maryland since 2013

Announced: August 10, 2017 
Dropped: January 31, 2020
Home State: Maryland | Website
Campaign Store: Delaney 2020 Gear
Latest Book: The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation
Tulsi Gabbard 2020Tulsi Gabbard 
U.S. Representative for the 2nd district of Hawaii since 2013 

Dropped: March 19, 2020
Announced: January 11, 2019 
Home State: Hawaii | Website
Campaign Store: Gabbard 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Tulsi Gabbard: Why I Fight: A Soldier in Politics
Kirsten Gillibrand 2020Kirsten Gillibrand 
U.S. Senator from New York since January 2009

Announced: March 17, 2019 
Dropped: August 28, 2019
Home State: New York | Website
Campaign Store: Gillibrand 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Off the Sidelines: Speak Up, Be Fearless, and Change Your World
Mike Gravel 
U.S. Senator from Alaska from 1969 to 1981

Announced: April 8, 2019
Dropped: August 6, 2019 
Home State: Alaska | Website
Kamala Harris 2020Kamala Harris 
U.S. Senator from California since 2017

Announced: January 21, 2019 
Dropped: December 3, 2019
Home State: California | Website
Campaign Store: Harris 2020 Gear
Latest Book: The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
John Hickenlooper 2020John Hickenlooper 
Governor of Colorado since 2011 

Announced: March 4, 2019
Dropped: August 15, 2019 
Home State: Colorado | Website
Jay Inslee 2020Jay Inslee 
Governor of Washington since 2013 

Announced: March 1, 2019 
Dropped: August 21, 2019
Home State: Washington | Website
Campaign Store: Inslee 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
Amy Klobuchar 2020Amy Klobuchar 
U.S. Senator from Minnesota since 2007

Dropped: March 2, 2020
Announced: February 10, 2019 
Home State: Minnesota | Website
Campaign Store: Klobuchar 2020 Gear
Latest Book: The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland
Wayne Messam 
Mayor of Miramar, Florida, since 2015

Announced: March 28, 2019 
Dropped: November 20, 2019
Home State: Florida | Website
Campaign Store: Messam 2020 Gear
Seth Moulton 2020Seth Moulton 
U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th district since 2015 

Announced: April 22, 2019 
Dropped: August 23, 2019
Home State:
 Massachusetts | Website
Campaign Store: Moulton 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Called to Serve: Learning to Lead in War and Peace
Richard Ojeda 2020Richard Ojeda 
West Virginia State Senator since 2016

Announced: November 11, 2018
Dropped: January 25, 2019 
Home State: West Virginia
Beto O'Rourke 2020Beto O'Rourke 
Former U.S. Representative for the 16th district of Texas

Announced: March 14, 2019 
Dropped: November 1, 2019
Home State: Texas | Website
Campaign Store: O'Rourke 2020 Gear
Deval Patrick 
Governor of Massachusetts from 2005 to 2015

Announced: November 14, 2019
Dropped: February 13, 2020
Home State: Massachusetts | Website
Tim Ryan 
U.S. Representative for the 13th district of Ohio since 2003

Announced: April 4, 2019 
Dropped: October 24, 2019
Home State: Ohio | Website
Campaign Store: Ryan 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Healing America: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit
Bernie Sanders 2020Bernie Sanders 
U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007 

Dropped: April 8, 2020
Announced: February 19, 2019 
Home State: Vermont | Website
Campaign Store: Sanders 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance
Mark Sanford 
Former Governor of South Carolina and former U.S. Represenative

Announced: September 9, 2019 
Dropped: November 12, 2019
Home State: South Carolina | Website
Joe Sestak 
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 7th district since 2007

Announced: June 22, 2019 
Dropped: December 2, 2019
Home State: Pennsylvania | Website
Campaign Store: Sestak 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream
Tom Steyer 
Hedge fund manager and philanthropist

Dropped: February 29, 2020
Announced: July 9, 2019 
Home State: California | Website
Campaign Store: Steyer 2020 Gear
Latest Book: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Eric Swalwell 
U.S. Representative from California's 15th district since 2013

Announced: April 8, 2019
Dropped: July 9, 2019 
Home State: California | Website
Joe Walsh 2020Joe Walsh 
Talk radio host and former Illinois Congressman

Announced: August 25, 2019 
Dropped: February 7, 2020
Home State: Illinois | Website
Campaign Store:  Walsh 2020 Gear
Elizabeth Warren 2020Elizabeth Warren 
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 2013

Dropped: March 5, 2020
Announced: February 9, 2019 
Home State: Massachusetts | Website
Campaign Store: Warren 2020 Gear
Latest Book: This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
Bill Weld 2020Bill Weld 
Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997

Dropped: March 18, 2020
Announced: April 15, 2019 
Home State: Massachusetts | Website
Campaign Store:  Weld 2020 Gear
Marianne Williamson 
Spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, and activist

Announced: January 28, 2019
Dropped: January 10, 2020 
Home State: California | Website
Campaign Store: Williamson 2020 Gear
Latest Book: A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
Andrew Yang 
American entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America (VFA)

Announced: November 6, 2017
Dropped: February 11, 2020 
Home State: New York | Website
Campaign Store: Yang 2020 Gear
Latest Book: The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

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