Presidential Candidates

Democratic Candidates

  1. Michael Bennet – He suspended his campaign for President
  2. Joe Biden
  3. Michael Bloomberg – He suspended his campaign for President and has endorsed Joe Biden
  4. Cory Booker – On January 13, 2020, he suspended his campaign for President and, on 3/9,2020, he endorsed Joe Biden
  5. Pete Buttigieg – He suspended his campaign for President and has endorsed Joe Biden
  6. Julian Castro – He suspended his campaign for President
  7. Bill de Blasio – On September 20, 2019, he suspended his campaign for President and has endorsed Bernie Sanders
  8. John Delaney – He suspended his campaign for President and has endorsed Joe Biden
  9. Tulsi Gabbard – She suspended her campaign for President and has endorsed Joe Biden
  10. Kirsten Gillibrand – On August 28, 2019, she suspended her campaign for President
  11. Kamala Harris – On November 3, 2019, she suspended her campaign for President and has endorsed Joe Biden
  12. John Hickenlooper – On August 15, 2019, he suspended his campaign for President
  13. Jay Inslee – On August 21, 2019, he suspended his campaign for President
  14. Amy Klobuchar – She suspended his campaign for President and has endorsed Joe Biden
  15. Wayne Messam – He suspended his campaign for President
  16. Seth Moulton – On August 23, 2019, he suspended his campaign for President
  17. Richard Ojada – In January 2019, he suspended his campaign for President
  18. Beto O’Rourke – On November 1, 2019, he suspended his campaign for President
  19. Bernie Sanders – he suspended his campaign for President
  20. Tom Steyer – He suspended his campaign for President
  21. Eric Swalwell – In July 2019, he suspended his campaign for President
  22. Elizabreth Warren – She suspended her campaign for President
  23. Marianne Williamson – On January 10, 2020, she suspended her campaign for President and has endorsed Bernie Sanders
  24. Andrew Yang – He suspended his campaign for President

Republican Candidates

  1. Donald Trump
  2. William Weld
  3. Joe Walsh
  4. Mark Sanford

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2 – Joe Biden, 76

Former Vice President

Joe Biden

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  • Endorsed by:
    • The International Association of Fire Fighters
    • Endorsed by the 1.3-million member United Food and Commercial Workers Union – 3/20/2020
    • Endorsed by the 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers – 3/22/2020
    • Endorsed by the 1.4 million public service workers nationwide of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – 3/23/2020
    • Endorsed by the United Auto Workers Union. The union represents about 400,000 auto workers and 580,000 retired workers around the country.
      The union is influential in Michigan, a key swing state and hub of the auto industry that Donald Trump won in 2016. – 4/21/2020
    • Endorsed By the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus and 31 leaders from across the state. – 4/25/2020
    • Endorsed by the more than 2 million workers of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). – 7/6/2020 and will mobilize for his campaign in a 40-state “Essential for Joe” campaign. The union will spend $150 million on voter engagement efforts, with a specific focus on people of color who vote infrequently in battleground states
    • Endorsed by the 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters – 8/18/2020
    • Republicans supporting Biden:
      • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell – Spoke at the 2020 Democratic Convention in support of Biden
      • John McCain’s wife, Cindy, and family – Cindy spoke and presented an 8 minute video in support of Joe Biden at the 2nd night of the Democratic Convention
      • Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich
      • Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman
      • Former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman
      • Former New York Republican Rep. Susan Molinari
      • The Lincoln Project – led by several high-profile Republicans, including John Weaver, Rick Wilson, Reed Galen and George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway
      • Former PA GOP Rep Charlie Dent
      • Former N.J. Gov. Christie Todd Whitman
      • Sen. John McCollister of Omaha (R-NE)
      • Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R)
      • Michael Steele, former Chair of RNC
      • Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
      • Maine Republican Bill Cohen endorses Joe Biden on 8/26/2020 – A Republican, Cohen served as both a member of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and as Secretary of Defense under Democratic President Bill Clinton
    • Formal 2020 Presidential Candidates:
      • Bernie Sanders
      • Elizabeth Warren
      • Michael Bloomberg
      • Amy Klobuchar
      • Pete Buttigieg
      • Beto O’Rourke
      • John Delaney
      • Deval Patrick
      • Tim Ryan
      • Kamala Harris
      • Corey Booker
  • SIGNATURE ISSUE:

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Republican Candidates

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1 – Donald Trump, 72

Current US President

Donald Trump

“There was no Quid pro quo” with Ukraine”

  • Quid pro quo
    • Why does Donald Trump keep talking about “no quid pro quo” like it’s a defense?
    • “Quid pro quo” is not required for it to be a crime.
    • Federal law prohibits a foreign national from directly or indirectly making a “contribution or donation of money or other thing of value” in connection with a U.S. election, AND PROHIBITS A PERSON FROM SOLICITING, ACCEPTING OR RECEIVING SUCH A CONTRIBUTION OR DONATION FROM A NATIONAL POWER.
    • And the FEC by regulation defines “solicit” to mean “to ask, request, or recommend, explicitly or implicitly, that another person make a contribution, donation, transfer of funds, or otherwise provide anything of value.”
  • On September 24, 2019, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump
  • More than three-quarters of House Democrats have come out in support of an inquiry as Trump’s Ukraine scandal grows
  • On September 24, 2019, the US Senate voted 100-0 to release the Trump whistleblower complaint about the Ukraine scandal
  • SIGNATURE ISSUE: A Border Wall (which has been called “his vanity wall) along the southern border.

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2 – William Weld, 72

Former Governor of Massachusetts

William Weld

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  • SIGNATURE ISSUE:

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3 – Joe Walsh, 57

He served one term in the United States House of Representatives for Illinois’ 8th congressional district

Joe Walsh

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  • Conservative talk radio host and politician
  • Announcement Video
  • Visit Joe’s Website
  • When asked if he was to primary Donald Trump and a Democrat gets election if he was OK with that and his answer was yes, because “Donald Trump cannot get reelected”
  • In a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump, former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh apologized for his role in helping Trump reach the White House and called for a primary challenger to take him on in 2020.
  • “In Mr. Trump, I see the worst and ugliest iteration of views I expressed for the better part of a decade,” Walsh wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times, adding that the president is a “racial arsonist who encourages bigotry and xenophobia to rouse his base and advance his electoral prospects.”

  • Quotes:
    • When asked if he believes the 25th Amendment should be invoked against Donald Trump, he said: “It should be looked at . . . We’ve never had a situation like this. You can’t believe a word Trump says. And again, I don’t care your politics ― that should concern you. He’s nuts. He’s erratic. He’s cruel. He stokes bigotry. He’s incompetent . . . he’s a narcissist . . . The only thing he cares about is Trump. He doesn’t give a damn about America.”

      “Why did I decide to primary @realDonaldTrump and put myself out there to be pounded by the Trumpists? Because I’m tired of a President who’s teaching millions of American children everyday that it’s okay to lie & bully people.

      “Why did I decide to primary @realDonaldTrump? Because he welcomed & encouraged Russian interference in 2016, he lied & ordered others to lie, and he obstructed the investigation into Russian interference. Trump should be impeached.

      “Why did I decide to primary @realDonaldTrump? Because when he was told about the skyrocketing debt & deficits, he said he didn’t give a damn because he’d be long gone when the bill hits. Because all Trump cares about is Trump.”

      “Why? Why primary @realDonaldTrump and put myself out there to get beat up and called every name under the sun? Because Trump is an unfit con man who’s tweeting this country into a recession. Because it’s time to #BeBrave. Go to www.joewalsh.org Contribute & #BeBrave too”

      “Friends, I’m in. We can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. And that’s why I’m running for President. It won’t be easy, but bravery is never easy. But together, we can do it. Join me… join us. Let’s show the world we’re ready to be brave.”

  • SIGNATURE ISSUE: “We can not afford 4 more years of Donald Trump . . . Donald Trump cannot get reelected”

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4 – Mark Sanford, 59

Former Governor of South Carolina and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Mark Sanford

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