April 25, 2019 - Ending months of speculation , former Vice President Joe Biden made if official today when he announced that he would be a candidate for president in 2020. This marks Biden's 3rd try at the White House as he also ran in 1988 and 2008.
Biden enters the race leading in most national polls. He has a long history in politics as Biden was elected a U.S. Senator from Delaware in 1972. He served as a Senator for some 36 years when in 2008 Barack Obama picked him to be his vice presidential running mate. The Obama Biden ticket went onto victory that November , and Biden served as vice president from 2009 to 2017.
Biden entry into the race joins an already crowded field of some 20 candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination. In addition to being the front runner in the Democratic field , a recent poll also has Biden leading incumbent President Donald Trump. Biden had 42% to 34% for Trump.
April 23 ,2019 - The latest Democratic Presidential Poll from New Hampshire has Senator Bernie leading followed by former Vice President Joe Biden in second and South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg coming in at strong third place.
Sanders , who won the 2016 New Hampshire Presidential Primary with 60% of the vote to 37% for Hillary Clinton , has the support of 30% of those polled. Biden , who is rumored to officially announce a presidential candidacy this week is in second place with 18%.
Buttigieg , who is experiencing a wave of positive publicity and large crowds at this campaign appearances , finds himself at 15%. Sanders , Biden and Buttigieg are the only candidates to find themselves in double digits in the polling.
In 4th place at 5% is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Warren is followed by Senator Kamala Harris of California at 4%.Tied at 3% each are Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke.
Tied at 2% each are Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota , Businessman Andrew Yang and Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio. Polling at 1% each are Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
March 4, 2019 - Two western Governor's have now entered the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 race for the presidency. Governor Jay Inslee of Washington made it official when he announced that he would run a race focusing on climate change. Inslee was followed by former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who announced his presidential bid today.
Inslee a 2 term governor , won his first political office when he was elected to the Washington House of Representative in 1988. In 1992 he would move on to the U.S House of Representatives when he was elected to serve as Washington's 4th district Congressman. In 2012 Inslee was elected the 23rd Governor of Washington State.
Over in Colorado , Hickenlooper began his political career in 2003 when he was elected the Mayor of Denver. After being reelected Mayor in 2007 , Hickenlooper would go on to run for and win the Governorship of Colorado in 2010.
February 25, 2019 - With about a year to go to the New Hampshire Presidential Primary , Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is currently leading the Democratic field. Sanders has the support of 27% followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 25%.
In 3rd place at 12% is Senator Kamala Harris of California. All of the remaining candidates are in single digits beginning with Senator Elizabeth Warren at 9% and Senator Amy Klobuchar at 8%. Next tied at 5% each is Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at 2% and tied at 1% each is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and former Maryland Congressman Joe Delaney.
February 19, 2019 - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced today that he will be candidate for president in 2020. This makes the second presidential race for Sanders as he ran and came in second to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Sanders began his political career when he was elected the Mayor of Burlington , Vermont in 1980. He would serve 4 two year terms as Mayor. In 1990 Sanders was elected to the United States Congress where he would serve for 16 years.
Upon the retirement of Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords in 2005, Sanders ran in the 2006 election and won. Since 2006 , Sanders has been re-elected in 2012 and 2018.