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Entered race: April 25, 2019

Age: 76

Education: B.A., university of Delaware; J.D., Syracuse college College that Law

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: Being former President Barack Obama"s vice president from 2009 to 2017 and U.S. Senator native Delaware native 1973 to 2009.

Strength: He"s popular nationally and popular in some places Democrats have lost recently, such together working-class swing states Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, his birthplace.

Weakness: Biden would certainly be the oldest person ever chosen president, v a practically five-decade record for adversaries to comb through, in ~ a time countless in his party room clamoring because that a new generation to take it the reins. The notoriously chatty previous senator additionally tends come commit verbal gaffes and faced recent accusations by some females of uninvited, despite nonsexual, touching.

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Cory Booker, U.S. City council from brand-new Jersey (dropped out)


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Entered race: Feb. 1, 2019

Dropped out: Jan. 13, 2020

Age: 50

Education: B.A., M.A., Stanford University; graduate degree, Queen"s College, college of Oxford; J.D., Yale law School

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: Serving as market of Newark and, currently, U.S. Councilor from new Jersey. He made headlines critical year during his self-proclaimed ""I am Spartacus" moment" as he flouted Senate rules versus disclosing confidential papers during Brett Kavanaugh"s supreme Court confirmation fight.

Strength: His optimistic, unity-first mindset could resonate in ~ a time that deep politics divisions.

Weakness: Trying come convince voter that he"s tough enough to take it on Trump.

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Pete Buttigieg, mayor of south Bend, Indiana (dropped out)


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Entered race: Apr. 13, 2019

Dropped out: march 1, 2020

Age: 37

Education: B.A., Harvard University; B.A., Pembroke College, Oxford

Veteran: Yes

Best known for: Serving as mayor of south Bend, Indiana, and being a previous Naval knowledge officer.

Strength: He"s winner over voters and many skeptics through his intelligence and an articulate yet plain-spoken speaking style. He"s also shown an capability to inspire voters of various ages with a post of hope and "a new generation that leadership" and has to be able come raise millions more than countless of his autonomous rivals.

Weakness: His youth and also lack the political suffer - his only public office has actually been leading the neighborhood of about 100,000 world - will give some voter pause. He additionally will have to ramp up his campaign operations and do an ext to appeal to minority voter in stimulate to keep his beforehand momentum.

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Julián Castro, ex-HUD secretary (dropped out)



Entered race: Jan. 12, 2019

Dropped out: Jan. 2, 2020

Age: 45

Education: B.A., Stanford University; J.D., Harvard legislation School

Veteran: No

Best known for: Serving as real estate secretary throughout President Barack Obama"s second term and also as the mayor of mountain Antonio, Texas, for five years.

Strength: His youthfulness and also status as the only Latino in the race could aid him victory the votes that Democrats searching for a brand-new face of your party.

Weakness: His fundraising lags fine behind other contenders.

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John Delaney, previous congressman from Maryland (dropped out)


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Entered race: July 28, 2017

Dropped out: Friday, Jan. 31

Age: 56

Education: B.S., Columbia University; J.D., Georgetown University

Veteran: No

Best known for: Being a previous congressman indigenous Maryland.

Strength: He has actually rolled out a rural-focus policy that consists of proposals come strengthen household farmers and rural infrastructure, a arrangement that could play well in the battleground Rust Belt says won through Trump.

Weakness: Low surname recognition.

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Tulsi Gabbard, congresswoman indigenous Hawaii


Entered race: Jan. 11, 2019

Age: 38

Education: B.A., Hawaii Pacific University

Veteran: Yes

Best known for: Serving as a U.S. Representative because that Hawaii; the very first American Samoan and first Hindu to be chosen to Congress.

Strength: Her military company in Iraq and Kuwait with the Hawaii national Guard.

Weakness: She has actually been criticized for traveling come Syria in 2017 to meet with Syrian president Bashar Assad, who has actually been accused of battle crimes and also even genocide. She was additionally forced to apologize for her past occupational advocating against gay rights.

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John Hickenlooper, former Colorado branch (dropped out)


Entered race: march 4, 2019

Dropped out: Aug. 15, 2019

Age: 67

Education: B.A., M.A., Wesleyan University

Veteran: No

Best recognized for:

Being a quirky brewpub owner who ended up being a politician so late in life, climbing to governor of Colorado.

Strength: An unorthodox political persona and successful electoral track record in a waver state. The was among the few governors in a race heavy with senators and D.C. Stalwarts.

Weakness: He previously joked the he was too centrist to victory the autonomous nomination, and his moderate technique warning that the dangers of excessive partisanship did no take root among Democratic voters. He was an additional white male baby boomer in a party filled v younger and more diverse candidates that better reflect its base. After flagging in the polls and in fundraising, he dubbed it quits in August, opting to look for a senate seat instead.

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Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota (dropped out)


Entered race: Feb. 10, 2019

Dropped out: march 2, 2020

Age: 59

Education: B.A., Yale; J.D., university of Chicago

Veteran: No

Best recognized for: The three-term Minnesota senator elevated her nationwide profile throughout a Senate committee hear for supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as soon as she asked him even if it is he had ever had so lot to drink that he didn"t psychic what happened. The replied, "Have you?"

Strength: She"s well-known as a realistic lawmaker ready to job-related with republicans to gain things done, a quality that"s aided her win throughout Minnesota, including in rural areas that supported Trump in 2016. She says her Midwestern sensibilities would aid Democrats reclaim critical battlegrounds like Wisconsin and also Michigan.

Weakness: Her pragmatism may work versus her in a primary, as autonomous voters increasingly embrace more liberal policies and also positions. There have also been news reports that she has actually mistreated staff.

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Beto O"Rourke, former congressman from Texas (dropped out)


Entered race: march 14, 2019

Dropped out: Nov. 1, 2019

Age: 47

Education: B.A., Columbia University

Veteran: No

Best recognized for: The previous congressman narrowly shed the 2018 Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz in Texas, the country"s largest conservative state.

Strength: A do-it-yourself project style that packed several travel and multiple occasions into lengthy days and also encouraged off-the-cuff discussions v voters that still enabled O"Rourke to talk up his days together a onetime punk rock guitarist and his love because that his house on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Weakness: He was longer on enthusiasm and also vague, bipartisan positive outlook than actual plan ideas; his solid early fundraising slipped and also on Nov. 1 he wrote on tool that ""this campaign does not have the means to relocate forward successfully.""

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Tim Ryan, congressman indigenous Ohio (dropped out)


Entered race: Apr. 4, 2019

Dropped out: October 24, 2019

Age: 46

Education: B.S., Bowling environment-friendly State University; J.D., Franklin Pierce law Center

Veteran: No

Best known for: The Ohio congressman make an unsuccessful bid to change Nancy Pelosi as House democratic leader in 2016.

Strength: Ryan arourted himself as a candidate who might bridge Democrats" progressive and also working-class wings to victory the White House.

Weakness: Low surname recognition, a late begin on grassroots fundraising and also a project that failed come take off in a crowded ar shut him the end of autumn debates. He finished his White home bid and also opted to run for reelection to his residence seat.

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Eric Swalwell, congressman native California (dropped out)


Entered race: April 8, 2019

Dropped out: July 8, 2019

Age: 38

Education: B.A., J.D., college of Maryland

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: The California congressman is a regular guest on cable news criticizing chairman Donald Trump.

Strength: Media savvy and youthfulness might appeal come young voters.

Weakness: Low surname recognition, late start on grassroots fundraising. In July he became the first of the crowded autonomous field to end his presidential bid, opting rather to try to keep his conference seat.

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Marianne Williamson, spiritual leader/author (dropped out)


Entered race: Jan. 28, 2019

Dropped out: Jan. 10, 2020

Age: 67

Education: Pomona College

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: Best-selling author and spiritual leader.

Strength: Outsider who might draw attention from voter who are fans of her books.

Weakness: Low name recognition, small political experience.

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Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator from California (dropped out)


Entered race: Jan. 21, 2019

Dropped out: Dec. 3, 2019

Age: 55

Education: B.A., Howard University; J.D., college of California Hastings university of Law

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: The previous California attorney basic is currently the small U.S. Senator from California, recognized for her rigorous questioning the Trump"s nominees.

Strength: As the one black woman in the race, she"s able come tap into networks like historically black color colleges and also universities and her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority that haven"t been totally realized before.

Weakness: Her prosecutorial record has come under scrutiny amid a press for criminal justice reform.

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Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts


Entered race: Feb. 9, 2019

Dropped out: march 5, 2020

Age: 70

Education: B.S., university of Houston; J.D., Rutgers University

Veteran: No

Best recognized for: The senator indigenous Massachusetts and also former Harvard University regulation professor who calls because that greater customer protections led to the development of the consumer Financial security Bureau under president Barack Obama.

Strength: Warren has presented a plethora of steady policy ideas, consisting of eliminating existing student loan debt for numerous Americans, break up farming monopolies and also mammoth technology firms, implementing a "wealth tax" on households with high network worth and also providing universal boy care.

Weakness: She is viewed as among the many liberal candidates in the democratic field, which might hurt her amongst moderates. She policy-heavy approach also risks alienating voters at a time as soon as other candidates space appealing come hearts as much regarding minds.

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Andrew Yang, entrepreneur (dropped out)


Entered race: Nov. 6, 2017

Dropped out: Feb. 11, 2020 after the brand-new Hampshire primaries

Age: 44

Education: B.A., Brown University; J.D., Columbia regulation School

Veteran: No

Best known for: Entrepreneur who has generated buzz through his signature proposal because that universal an easy income to provide every American $1,000 a month, no strings attached.

Strength: Robust policy agenda, tech-savvy.

Weakness: Low name recognition, no political experience.

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Jay Inslee, Washington governor (dropped out)


Entered race: in march 1, 2019

Dropped out: Aug. 21, 2019

Age: 68

Education: B.A., university of Washington; J.D., Willamette University

Veteran: No

Best recognized for:

Being governor of Washington state and a previous congressman.

Strength: His campaign emphasized combating climate change, which he framed together an economic opportunity in addition to a moral imperative.

Weakness: He risked gift labeled a one-issue candidate. Inslee struggled to acquire traction in the crowded autonomous field and was in risk of failing to fulfill the demands for future debates. The bowed out Aug. 21, opting to run for a third term as Washington governor.

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Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Florida (dropped out)


Entered race: in march 28, 2019

Dropped out: Nov. 20, 2019

Age: 45

Education: B.S., Florida State University

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: Serving as the mayor of Miramar, Florida, and playing ~ above the Florida State university Seminoles" 1993 nationwide championship football team.

Strength: He touts his mayoral suffer balancing government regulations required to safeguard the environment while permitting room for providers to prosper.

Weakness: Low surname recognition and also funding.

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Seth Moulton, congressman from Massachusetts (dropped out)


Entered race: April 22, 2019

Dropped out: Aug. 23, 2019

Age: 41

Education: B.S., M.B.A., M.P.P., Harvard University

Veteran: Yes

Best recognized for: The Massachusetts congressman and Iraq battle veteran gained national fist for helping lead an initiative within the party to disapprove Nancy Pelosi as residence speaker after democrats regained control of the chamber.

Strength: Military and also congressional experience.

Weakness: Low name recognition, late begin on the fundraising essential to qualify for the summer conflict stage. Moulton"s candidacy failed to take flight amid the packed field, and he abandoned his bid Aug. 23.

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Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont


Entered race: Feb. 19, 2019

Age: 78

Education: B.S., college of Chicago

Veteran: No

Best known for: A 2016 presidential main campaign versus Hillary Clinton the laid the groundwork for the leftward lurch that has conquered Democratic national politics in the trump card era.

Strength: The vermont senator, who identifies himself together a autonomous socialist, generated progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign and the ideal fundraising number of any kind of Democrat so far.

Weakness: Expanding his appeal beyond his mostly white base of supporters.

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Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator native Colorado (dropped out)


FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, U.S. City council Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaks prior to Senator Bernie Sanders during a rally through young voters on the campus the the college of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Bennet says he is search the democratic nomination for president in 2020. The three-term senator do the announcement Thursday ~ above “CBS This Morning.” he is now among an ext than 20 democracy seeking the party’s presidential nomination. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

David Zalubowski

Entered race: may 2, 2019


Dropped out: Feb. 11, 2020 after the new Hampshire primaries


Age: 54


Education: B.A., Wesleyan University; J.D., Yale regulation School


Veteran: No


Best recognized for: A scorching decided slamming Republican Sen. Ted Cruz the Texas throughout the recent federal government shutdown, then publicly announcing that he had prostate cancer in March.


Strength: Bennet is viewed as a wonky, issue-oriented pragmatist who has actually won difficult campaigns, which can be a winning mix for autonomous voters that don"t want to veer too far left however are passionate to to win Trump.


Weakness: Bennet is not also known as countless other senators completing for the democratic nomination and has no organic base.


Steve Bullock, Montana governor (dropped out)


Entered race: may 14, 2019

Dropped out: Dec. 2, 2019

Age: 53

Education: B.A., Claremont McKenna College; J.D., Columbia regulation School

Veteran: No

Best recognized for:

Serving as branch of Montana due to the fact that 2013.

Strength: He"s the only statewide elected official in the field who has won a state the President Donald Trump brought in 2016.

Weakness: Low name recognition as the chief executive, management of one of the least-populated U.S. States and also raising enough money and getting enough support in polls come qualify because that Democrats" an initial debates in June.

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Bill de Blasio, brand-new York City market (dropped out)


Entered race: might 16, 2019

Dropped out: Sept. 20, 2019

Age: 58

Education: B.A., new York University; M.A., Columbia University

Veteran: No

Best known for: Serving as brand-new York City"s mayor because 2014.

Strength: The leader that the nation"s greatest city sought come cite success such as expanding full-day prekindergarten citywide and also curtailing police tactics that critics said to be discriminatory, while presiding over continued drops in violent crime.

Weakness: He faced skepticism even at home, v a bulk of new Yorkers saying he shouldn"t run. He confronted obstacles in do the efforts to distinguish himself in a field crowded through left-leaning Democrats. He never ever polled over 1% in national polls, failing to qualify because that September"s debate. Through a project failing to record fire, he called it quits Sept. 20.

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Mike Gravel, former U.S. Senator native Alaska (dropped out)


** file ** autonomous presidential hopeful previous Sen. Mike Gravel answers a question during a conflict at Dartmouth college in Hanover, N.H., Sept. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Jim Cole

Entered race: March 19, 2019


Dropped out: July 31, 2019


Age: 89


Education: B.S., Columbia University


Veteran: Yes


Best well-known for: Serving together U.S. City council representing Alaska from 1969 to 1981 who review the Pentagon records into the congressional record. He additionally ran for president unsuccessfully in 2008, very first as a Democrat and then together a Libertarian.


Biggest strength: lengthy antiwar record, which can play well through the steady wing that the party.


Biggest weakness: oldest candidate in the gyeongju by far. Gravel"s campaign has previously said he want to make the conflict stage in an effort to push the party come the left, not to win.


Joe Sestak, previous congressman indigenous Pennsylvania (dropped out)


Entered race: June 23, 2019

Dropped out: Dec. 1, 2019

Age: 67

Education: B.S., U.S. Naval Academy; M.P.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Veteran: Yes

Best recognized for: The previous congressman indigenous Pennsylvania went against party elders, consisting of Obama and Biden, and challenged Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in the state"s 2010 democratic primary, i m sorry Sestak won prior to losing the general election come Republican pat Toomey.

Strength: He is well-known as a tireless campaigner and has decades of national defense suffer in the Navy.

Weakness: His go-it-alone project strategy in 2010 and again in 2016 sowed deep resentments by autonomous Party leader in Washington and Pennsylvania. He has actually been the end of windy office because 2010, and his publicly speaking layout can come across as stilted and also affected.

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Tom Steyer, investor/activist (dropped out)


Entered race: July 9, 2019

Dropped out: Feb. 29, 2020

Age: 62

Education: B.A., Yale University; MBA, Stanford University

Veteran: No

Best known for: The former hedge fund manager and also activist because that environmental reasons launched a campaign in 2017 to impeach Donald Trump.

Strength: The billionaire"s personal wealth could permit him to outlast his more poorly sponsor rivals on the long slog come the primaries.

Weakness: His late entry might hinder the rental of an essential staff, numerous of whom have already been snapped up by other candidates, and he could be maintained off the phase for future debates, which are determined by fundraising strength and poll numbers.

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Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Councilor from new York (dropped out)


Entered race: march 17, 2019

Dropped out: Aug. 28, 2019

Age: 52

Education: B.A., Dartmouth College; J.D., UCLA

Veteran: No

Best known for: The councilor from new York is among her chamber"s many vocal members on problems of sexual harassment, military sexual assault, same pay for women and also family leave.

Strength: Not gift afraid to defy her very own party in the #MeToo era, calling early on for democratic Sen. Al Franken"s resignation over sexual misconduct allegations and saying bill Clinton should have voluntarily left the presidency end an affair v intern Monica Lewinsky.

Weakness: Sluggish project fundraising in the wake of some unpleasant #MeToo headlines of she own, with Gillibrand acknowledging there to be mistakes made when her Senate office investigated allegations of sex-related misconduct against various staffers. Her project never captured fire; she failed come qualify for the third Democratic debate and she dubbed it quits Aug. 28 v a tweeted video to supporters.

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Deval Patrick, previous Massachusetts governor (dropped out)


Entered race: Nov. 14, 2019

Dropped out: Feb. 12, 2020

Age: 63

Education: B.A., Harvard University; J.D., Harvard law School

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: Massachusetts" an initial black governor, offered from 2007 come 2015.

Strength: The popular, moderate previous governor could position himself as a potential bridge across the factions the the autonomous Party. He also has near ties to former President Barack Obama.

Weakness: He is so late in authorized an already crowded field and may struggle to raise money.

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Michael Bloomberg, former brand-new York City market (dropped out)


Entered race: Nov. 24, 2019

Dropped out: March 4, 2020

Age: 77

Education: B.S., Johns Hopkins University; MBA, Harvard University

Veteran: No

Best well-known for: The billionaire businessman and philanthropist offered three terms as market of brand-new York City.

Strength: He could use his considerable an individual wealth come bankroll a presidential bid.

Weakness: Getting into the gyeongju late; being known as a party-switcher from Democrat come Republican come independent and earlier to Democrat.

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