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.
Declared Major Candidates
Declared candidates have taken steps to form an official campaign and formally announce that they are running for President in 2020.
Donald Trump (Incumbent)
President of the United States of America since 2016
Announced: January 20, 2017
U.S. Senator from New Jersey since 2013
Announced: February 1, 2019
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from Texas
Announced: January 12, 2019
U.S. Representative from Maryland since 2013
Announced: August 10, 2017
U.S. Representative for the 2nd district of Hawaii since 2013
U.S. Senator from California since 2017
Announced: January 21, 2019
U.S. Senator from Minnesota since 2006
U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 2013
Formed Exploratory Committee
Candidates who have formed an exploratory committee can begin raising money and testing their support without fully forming an official campaign. These candidates may still decide not to run in 2020.
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012
U.S. Senator from New York since January 2009
Possible Major Candidates
There are many possible candidates who have either hinted at running or have been suggested as possible 2020 Democratic candidates. These candidates have not publicly made any formal movement toward an exploratory committee or a full campaign.
Former United States Senator and Former Vice President of the United States
Governor of Montana since 2013
Governor of New York since 2011
Governor of Colorado since 2011
Governor of Washington since 2013
U.S. Senator from Virginia since 2013
Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018
Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018
U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th district since 2015
U.S. Senator from Connecticut since 2013
Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015
U.S. Representative for the 16th district of Texas since 2013
These candidates are no longer running or have stated they will not run for president in 2020.
Mayor of Los Angeles since 2013
West Virginia State Senator since 2016
This list is updated regularly. See a name not listed that you think is running? Get in touch.