Who are the early front runners for the 2020 Democratic nomination?
The field is wide open at this early stage for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. At this point, there are no clear front runners, but plenty of possible candidates who may be up for the nomination. This post will continue to be updated in the months leading up to the start of the 2020 race.
The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses will be a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the 4,051 delegates to the Democratic National Convention and determine the nominee for President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The elections will take place within all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. An extra 716 unpledged delegates (712 votes) or “superdelegates”, including party leaders and elected officials, were appointed by the party leadership independently of the primaries’ electoral process. The convention also approved the party’s platform and vice-presidential nominee.
A total of one major candidate has entered the race starting July 28, 2017, when U.S. Representative from Maryland John Delaney formally announced his bid for the presidency.
After Hillary Clinton’s failure to win the 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump, media speculation regarding potential candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 presidential election began to circulate. As Donald Trump’s approval ratings continued to drop, speculation increased.
On July 28, 2017 John Delaney formally announced his bid for the presidency, saying: “The American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible. This is why I am running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.”
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, a total of one major candidate has entered the race, when the current President of the United States Donald Trump formally announced his bid for the presidency on February 17, 2017.