Politicians and Public Figures Expected to Run for President in 2020


The next president of the United States will be elected by the American people on Nov. 3, 2020. Thus far, a number of notable candidates have announced their run for presidency, though so far only Democrats have announced their intentions.

Four of the nine candidates who have made their run for presidency in 2020 known are women. The last presidential election in 2016 had three female candidates, and Hillary Clinton was the first to have been nominated by a major political party.

An announced candidacy that has everyone talking is Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif). She announced her decision to run on Jan. 21, 2019. Harris was formerly the Attorney General of California and a District Attorney of San Francisco. She supports Medicare, the passing of a DREAM act and lowering taxes for the lower and middle working classes while increasing taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations. Harris is one of the nine Democrats who have entered the race.

Politician Julian Castro has also declared his run for presidency. Castro’s political career includes being the San Antonio mayor from 2009 to 2014, when he joined President Obama’s cabinet as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Another popular candidate is Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and was a Naval Intelligence officer in 2009.

Others who have made their candidacy public are former Congressman John Delaney, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, veteran Richard Ojeda, Senator Elizabeth Warren and former tech executive Andrew Yang.

To answer the hot question of whether or not celebrity Kanye West is running for president in 2020, no, he is not. He is pushing back his presidential bid to 2024. West has confidence that when he does run, he will get it done and win the US presidency.

To date, no Republicans have officially announced their plan to challenge President Trump in the primaries. It has been hinted that former Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Tennessee Senator Bob Corker are considering entering the race. However if they do run, it is unlikely they will win primaries. Current presidents seeking re-election do not often face much opposition and are favored to win their party’s primary election.

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