Capitol Report: Here are all of the Democrats running for president, ahead of tonight’s debate in New Hampshire

Capitol Report: Here are all of the Democrats running for president, ahead of tonight’s debate in New Hampshire

7 Feb    Finance News

Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls are preparing to square off Friday night in a debate in New Hampshire, but the 2020 field is still 11 strong as the primary season ramps up.

The debate, set to air at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on ABC, comes ahead of Tuesday’s primary voting in the Granite State, and it’s taking place after the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses turned into a debacle.

The Associated Press has been unable to declare a winner in Iowa as former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont both said they won, and the Democratic National Committee’s chairman has called for a review given the delays and problems in the closely watched contest.

“As far as I’m concerned, the first contest will now be New Hampshire,” Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, told MarketWatch earlier this week. “Iowa has fumbled its chance.”

Besides Buttigieg and Sanders, the other Democratic contenders taking part in Friday’s debate in Manchester, N.H., are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire activist Tom Steyer.

While the Democratic Party’s pool of White House hopefuls has contracted to 11 from its original size of more than two dozen, it’s still quite large as some contenders have made late entries. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally launched his campaign on Nov. 24, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick entered on Nov. 14, and Steyer announced his run in July.

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Other Democrats seeking to take on President Donald Trump in November are Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

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Here is the MarketWatch list of contenders and the status of their candidacies, based on their statements:

Name Age State of candidacy
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado 55 Running for president.
Former Vice President Joe Biden 77 Running for president.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg 77 Running for president.
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey 50 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 13.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock 53 Was running for president, dropped out Dec. 2.
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg 38 Running for president.
Ex–HUD Secretary Julián Castro 45 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 2.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio 58 Was running for president, dropped out Sept. 20.
Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland 56 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 31
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii 38 Running for president.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York 53 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 28.
Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel 89 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 6.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California 55 Was running for president, dropped out Dec. 3.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper 67 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 15.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 68 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 21.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota 59 Running for president.
Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam 45 Was running for president, dropped out Nov. 29.
Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts 41 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 23.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas 47 Was running for president, dropped out Nov. 1.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick 63 Running for president.
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio 46 Was running for president, dropped out Oct. 24.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 78 Running for president.
Former Rep. Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania 68 Was running for president, dropped out Dec. 1.
Tom Steyer, billionaire investor and activist 62 Running for president.
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California 39 Was running for president, dropped out July 8.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts 70 Running for president.
Marianne Williamson, author and activist 67 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 10.
Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America 45 Running for president.

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