2020 Democrat candidates

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Written by: Andrew Johnson, staff writer

As the 2020 presidential election is getting closer, the Democrat Party is getting a head start at weeding out which candidates are viable and which are not. The Democratic Party held the previous presidential office, with Barack Obama, who held to consecutive terms from 2008-2012 and 2012-2016.

The DNC lost the most recent election in 2016 to current president Donald J Trump, who ran as a Republican candidate. Many polls during the 2016 elections said Hillary Clinton, the Democrat candidate, would win. Newsweek Magazine even released an article before the election praising her for winning the election. Since Clinton’s loss, the Democrat Party has been eager to win the next election, using some drastic policy promises to gain traction.

The 2020 candidates are as follows: U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo); former vice president Joe Biden (D); U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); U.S. Gov. Steve Bullock (D – MO); mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg (D); mayor of San Antonio,Texas Julián Castro (D); representative John Delaney (D- MD); representative Tulsi Gabbard (D – HI); U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D – CA); U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D – MN); mayor of Miramar, Fla. Wayne Messam (D – FL); former representative Beto O’Rourke (D – TX); representative Tim Ryan (D – OH); U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I – VT); former U.S. Navy admiral Joe Sestak (D); investor, activist, philanthropist and donor to progressive and Democrat Party causes Tom Steyer (D); U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D – MA); lecturer and author Marianne Williamson (D) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang (D).

The policies that the Democrats have been stating recently include seeking to either limit it or do away with the second amendment. 

This was the case with O’Rourke who was recently quoted as saying, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” 

The Democrat party also tend to support the abortion rights movement and raising the minimum wage. You can check each candidates policies and stances at ballotpedia.org or their websites.

Andrew Johnson is a politics and government journalist for the Bryan Triangle. He is a sophomore at Bryan and is currently studying communications. He likes hiking and spending time outdoors.