Democratic Candidates for 2020

The 2020 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

From this point forward, you will hear a lot about the hopeful candidates throwing their hat into the ring, or throwing themselves out of it (voluntarily or by lack of popularity) to enter the General Election.

Some names to watch or listen out for from the Democratic Party, are Bernie Sanders, John Delaney, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand (all of whom have raised in excess of $10m. There are about 15 others and growing.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), announced a schedule for 12 official debates, set to begin in June 2019. The DNC will be excluding Fox News from hosting any, due to concerns over the network’s tight relationship with President Donald Trump.

Primary elections will then be held to allow voters, either the general public (open primary) or members of a political party (closed primary), to indicate their preference for a Democratic candidate in the General Election.

Although, Trump is the obvious candidate to enter the 2020 race (from the Republicans), there is presently one person who has put his hand up to challenge him, William Welds.

A recent FiveThirtyEight piece calls Weld potentially “one of the weakest candidates that anti-Trump Republicans could put up in a national campaign,” as his social views set him apart from most mainstream conservatives.