Which Democrats Are Running For President In 2020? More than two dozen Democrats may end up running for president. They include senators, governors, business leaders, a mayor — even a spiritual guru.
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Which Democrats Are Running In 2020 — And Which Still Might

This could be one of the largest Democratic presidential fields in history. There are dozens of people who have talked about getting in: from mayors, senators and governors to business leaders, venture capitalists and even a spiritual guru.

There are 12 candidates in the race so far, with nearly 20 others still thinking about it and another eight saying they will not run. It's a big change from 2016 when a total of five major candidates ran in the Democratic primary.

For Democrats, it's also one of the most consequential elections ever, with the opportunity to deny President Trump re-election after a term that has outraged the left. The candidates come from different parts of the country and have differing approaches on how to win in 2020 and beat Trump.

Here's a guide to who's in, who might be in, and who is taking a pass on the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


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Edited by NPR's Arnie Seipel