If you are still reeling from all the political ads surrounding the mid-term elections, buckle up, because the ride is getting ready to begin again for the 2020 presidential election.
Potential candidates are likely nearing decisions on whether to run for in the 2020 presidential race.
Staffs and political advisers have already begun scouting out office space, interviewing potential aides, and plotting out strategy for the 2020 presidential election. But most haven’t even completely made up their minds about entering what’s expected to be one of the most crowded primary contests in history.
“I don’t know, and I still don’t know,” former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters on Election Day. “It will be a family decision, and we have time.”
The truth is, that the band of potential candidates do not have that much time. Some candidates view Thanksgiving as the start of the window for making the political and personal decision to run. Given the likely size of the field, as well as the extended timeline of presidential campaigns, most of the potential candidates acknowledge they’ll have to decide by the end of December, if not sooner.
Here’s a glimpse at the potential 2020 Democratic presidential field:
- Cory Booker of New Jersey
- Sherrod Brown of Ohio
- Kamala Harris of California
- Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
- Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- Jeff Merkley of Oregon
- Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- John Delaney of Maryland (declared)
- Beto O’Rourke of Texas
- Eric Swalwell of California
- Steve Bullock of Montana
- John Hickenlooper of Colorado
- Jay Inslee of Washington
- Terry McAuliffe of Virginia (former)
- Deval Patrick of Massachusetts (former)
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Businessman and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City
- Attorney Michael Avenatti
- Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles
- State Sen. Richard Ojeda of West Virginia (declared)
- Activist and philanthropist Tom Steyer