2020 Presidential Candidates

Cory Booker

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  • age 49, New Jersey
  • Served as Newark mayor from 2006 - 2013 where he doubled affordable housing, majorly reduced the city’s debt and focused on improving education.
  • In 2013, won race for US Senator replacing the late Frank Lautenberg.
  • Worked across the aisle in 2018 to support the First Step Act to reform the criminal justice system.
  • Pro-choice, supports affirmative action, single payer healthcare, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and fights for tougher sanctions on Iran. 

Pete Buttigieg

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  • age 37, Indiana
  • During two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, earned praise for his redevelopment of the city, improved pedestrian life in South Bend while making the city more bike friendly.
  • In 2014, served 7 months in Afghanistan as a naval officer and still serves in the Naval Reserve.
  • Made history, he is the first openly gay candidate to run for President.  
  • Platform supports: Medicare single payer, gun reform, and Green New Deal.

Julián Castro

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  • age 44, Texas
  • Elected mayor of San Antonio in 2009 and served until 2014.
  • Delivered the keynote address at the Democratic Convention in 2012 for President Obama
  • Appointed to Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, where his work included stabilizing the housing market, providing disaster relief and strengthening the Fair Housing Act.
  • Major platform planks included Medicare-for-All, universal pre-K, and a Pathway to Citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

John Delaney

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Tulsi Gabbard

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  • age 37, Hawaii
  • Currently serving 4th term from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
  • Served in a medic unit in Iraq from 2004-2005. Deployed to Kuwait in 2008-2009.
  • Well known for not supporting use US military in nation building exercises. 
  • Pro-choice, supports Medicare-for-all, banning assault weapons, and labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).


Kirsten Gillibrand

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  • age 52, New York
  • In 2006, beat 3-term incumbent in 20th Congressional District in upstate NY campaigning as a conservative Democrat.
  • Appointed as the US Senator from NY in 2009, following Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State. She has won 2 full terms since then.
  • Outspoken for military reform in dealing with sexual assault.
  • Major campaign themes include: paid family leave, federal jobs guarantee, and replacement of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

Kamala Harris

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  • age 54, California
  • Worked on sentencing reform for first-time offenders as District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California.
  • In 2016, ran for US Senate and won, replacing long-time Senator Barbara Boxer.
  • As Senator, supports Medicare-for-All, legalization of marijuana, sanctuary cities, and the Dream Act.
  • When she announced her candidacy for President, she pledged the largest middle class tax cut in a generation, while raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

Jay Inslee

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  • age 68, Washington
  • In two different stints as member of the US House, he opened Washington apples to the Japanese markets and provided expertise on high tech issues and combating climate change.
  • As governor of Washington (elected in 2012 and 2016), he passed an estate tax and do away with the death penalty. 
  • Being the national chair for the Democratic Governor’s Association in 2018, he oversaw a net of 7 democratic governorships across the nation.
  • Climate change action is his biggest issue, claiming it will lead to a stronger economy, insure the country’s national defense and help with some of the country’s social problems.

Amy Klobuchar

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  • age 58, Minnesota
  • Instrumental in Minnesota state legislature passing law mandating a 48-hour stay in hospital for woman who has given birth; later signed by President Clinton into federal law.
  • After serving as an attorney for Hennepin County, ran for US Senate in 2006 and has won three terms.
  • Known as being one of most productive members of Congress, supporting the most bills that were ultimately signed into law as of late 2016.
  • Supports a pathway to universal healthcare, redoing tax code, rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate, and protection for Dreamers.

Bernie Sanders

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  • age 77, Vermont
  • In college, organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee fighting for civil rights in the 60s.
  • Served as mayor of Burlington, VT, in the 1980s where he focused on revitalizing downtown and fighting unjust cable rate hikes for citizens.
  • Served in US House of Representatives from 1990 to 2005, went on to to serve 3 terms as US Senator from Vermont, and finished 2nd in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary.
  • Major platform issues include: pro-labor rights, reversing economic inequality, universal health care, paid family leave, tuition-free college and reduced military spending. 

Elizabeth Warren

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Marianne Williamson

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Andrew Yang

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