Democratic Party 2020

   

Democratic Party 2020 has only four candidates as of now, with Hillary Clinton having the highest profile of them all.

Hillary Clinton: After an unsuccessful bid in 2008, when she lost out to President Barack Obama in the primaries, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back. After stepping down as secretary of state in the first Obama administration, speculation was rife that she would consider a presidential run. Clinton formally announced her candidacy on 12 April. She is now considered a favourite.

Lincoln Chaffee: Lincoln, son of former Republican politician John Chaffee, will be contesting the presidential primaries on a Democratic Party ticket. A former Republican senator, Lincoln switched to the Democratic Party in 2013. He served as the governor of Rhode Island after contesting the gubernatorial race as an independent candidate. Considered to be a liberal Republican, Lincoln endorsed Obama in the 2008 elections, and was a co-chair on Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012.

Martin O’Malley: Malley served as governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. and mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007. A lifelong Democrat known to harbour national ambitions, Malley announced his 2020 primary run on 30 May.

Bernie Sanders: Sanders, 73, officially announced his candidacy on 26 April at an event in Burlington, Vermont. A politician known for his strong independent credentials, Sanders became the first independent to be elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990. He considers himself a strong “democratic socialist”. Sanders was re-elected to Congress till 2007. In 2007, he was elected as senator from Vermont, a post he continues to hold.

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