2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

This page will serve as a repository of links to our profiles of the Democratic presidential field. Three notes:

  1. The pros/and cons for each candidate refer to their general election strengths/weaknesses and not their primary strengths/weaknesses. Often, something that is a strength for one is a weakness for the other.

  2. The candidates are identified here by their proper title on the day we previewed then. For example, he was Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) on Nov. 11, 2018, even if he is just Beto O'Rourke now.

  3. Candidates are chosen each week based primarily on whomever happens to be in the news, for whatever reason. The order in which we profile them does not, in any way, imply a ranking of who is/is not most electable, or most desirable, or most important.

Candidate profiles:

Here is a list of candidates who, at some point in the near or semi-near future, we expect to profile (if you have any suggestions for someone we've overlooked, please send an e-mail to questions@electoral-vote.com):

  • Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City)
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
  • Al Gore
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)
  • Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • Jason Kander
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)
  • John Kerry
  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
  • Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
  • Jay Nixon
  • Martin O'Malley
  • Michelle Obama
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Oprah Winfrey

Yes, we are casting our net widely. However, each is being treated as a serious or semi-serious candidate by one outlet or another, and we feel there is something useful to be said about each of them. Also, we know very well that Ocasio-Cortez is not actually eligible to run. Her alleged 2020 "candidacy" is nonetheless a talking point on some right-wing outlets.