The 2020 presidential election has a large number of Democrats considering themselves as potential contenders in the presidential sweepstakes.
Even though the election is still a long ways off, The Hill produced has a list 43 potential candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
Of course, the Democrat hopefuls may run into the harsh reality that the American public may prefer four more years of Donald Trump than a rehash of the tired politics of the Democratic Party.
The top three contenders on the list represent the old line of the Democrat Party, both in age and ideas. Here’s how The Hill ranked the top three:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden: Biden, 74, said he “regretted” not running in 2016. He stoked major speculation about 2020 with a busy travel schedule but later said, “Guys, I’m not running!”
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Sanders, 75, emerged as a leader on the left after his 2016 presidential run, and he’s working with the Democratic National Committee to help unite the party. He wouldn’t rule out a 2020 run but said in January it’s “much too early” to discuss another bid.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): Warren, 67, has become one of the biggest thorns in Trump’s side. In an April interview, Warren said she has no plans to run in 2020 and is focused on her 2018 reelection.
However, after the dramatic loss by Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats may come to the realization that they need some new and fresh faces if they want to win back the White House.
Among the more interesting names further down the list were Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Finally, a familiar name from the past eight years, Former first lady Michelle Obama.