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.

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
Home State: New York | Website
Cory Booker
U.S. Senator from New Jersey since 2013
Announced: February 1, 2019
Home State: New Jersey | Website
Julian Castro
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from Texas
Announced: January 12, 2019
Home State: Texas | Website
John Delaney
U.S. Representative from Maryland since 2013
Announced: August 10, 2017
Home State: Maryland | Website
Tulsi Gabbard
U.S. Representative for the 2nd district of Hawaii since 2013
Announced: January 11, 2019
Home State: Hawaii | Website
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator from New York since January 2009
Announced: March 17, 2019
Home State: New York | Website
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator from California since 2017
Announced: January 21, 2019
Home State: California | Website
John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado since 2011
Announced: March 4, 2019
Home State: Colorado | Website
Jay Inslee
Governor of Washington since 2013
Announced: March 1, 2019
Home State: Washington | Website
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator from Minnesota since 2006
Announced: February 10, 2019
Home State: Minnesota | Website
Wayne Messam
Mayor of Miramar, Florida, since 2015
Announced: March 28, 2019
Home State: Florida | Website
Beto O'Rourke
U.S. Representative for the 16th district of Texas since 2013
Announced: March 14, 2019
Home State: Texas | Website
Tim Ryan
U.S. Representative for the 13th district of Ohio since 2003
Announced: April 4, 2019
Home State: Ohio | Website
Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007
Announced: February 19, 2019
Home State: Vermont | Website
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 2013
Announced: February 9, 2019
Home State: Massachusetts | Website
Marianne Williamson
Spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, and activist
Announced: January 28, 2019
Home State: California | Website
Andrew Yang
American entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America (VFA)
Announced: November 6, 2017
Home State: New York | Website

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.

Pete Buttigieg
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012
Filed Exploratory: January 23, 2019
Home State: Indiana | Website
Mike Gravel
U.S. Senator from Alaska from 1969 to 1981
Filed Exploratory: March 19, 2019
Home State: Alaska | Website
Bill Weld
Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997
Filed Exploratory: February 15, 2019
Home State: Massachusetts | Website

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.

Joe Biden
Former U.S. Senator and Former Vice President of the United States
Expected to announce in April
Home State: Delaware
Steve Bullock
Governor of Montana since 2013
Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York since 2011
Tim Kaine
U.S. Senator from Virginia since 2013
Mitch Landrieu
Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018
Terry McAuliffe
Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018
Seth Moulton
U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th district since 2015
Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator from Connecticut since 2013
Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015

Dropped Out

These candidates are no longer running or have stated they will not run for president in 2020.

Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles since 2013
Richard Ojeda
West Virginia State Senator since 2016

This list is updated regularly. See a name not listed that you think is running? Get in touch.