US election 2020: 2020 United States presidential election candidates

US election 2020 which holds Tuesday, November 3, 2020 will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. The winner will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

US election 2020 presidential candidates

Meet below the 2020 United States presidential election candidates:

FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY:

  • DONALD TRUMP – 73 YEARS OLD:

The Republican National Committee unofficially endorsed Trump on January 25, 2019 who is formally seeking re-election.

Trump’s re-election campaign has been ongoing since his victory in 2016, leading pundits to describe his tactic of holding rallies continuously throughout his presidency as a “never-ending campaign”.

Trump, during his administration focused on undoing the policies of the Obama administration, including on health care, environmental regulation and immigration.

  • JOE WALSH – 57 YEARS OLD:

Former Illinois representative Joe Walsh became Trump’s second primary challenger on August 25, 2019, saying:

“We’ve got a guy in the White House who is unfit, completely unfit, to be president and it stuns me that nobody stepped up.

I’m going to do whatever I can. I don’t want [Trump] to win. The country cannot afford to have him win. If I’m not successful, I’m not voting for him.”

Joe Walsh staunchly supported Mr. Trump in 2016 “because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton,” but has since broken with the president

  • BILL WELD – 74 YEARS OLD:

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld became Trump’s first official challenger in the Republican primaries following an announcement on April 15, 2019.

He was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for vice president in 2016.

US ELECTION 2020 – FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY:

Meet the 2020 United States presidential election candidates from the Democratic Party:

38 YEARS OLD – US congresswoman from Hawaii’s second district since 2013

“There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I’m concerned about and that I want to help solve.”

  • KAMALA HARRIS:

55 YEAS OLD – US senator from California since 2017

“I believe our country wants and needs some leadership that provides a vision of the country in which everyone could see themselves.”

  • AMY KLOBUCHAR:

59 YEARS OLD – US senator from Minnesota since 2007

“It is time to organize, time to galvanize, time to take back our democracy.”

  • MARIANNE WILLIAMSON:

67 YEARS OLD – Author, entrepreneur and activist

“We need a moral and spiritual awakening in the country. … Nothing short of that is adequate to fundamentally change the patterns of our political dysfunction.”

  • ELIZABETH WARREN:

70 YEARS OLD – US senator from Massachusetts since 2013

“It’s time for women to go to Washington and fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top.”

  • PETE BUTTIGIEG:

37 YEARS OLD – Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012

“Running for office is an act of hope. You don’t do it unless you think the pulleys and levers of our government can be used and if necessary redesigned to make the life of this nation better for us all.”

  • ANDREW YANG:

44 YEARS OLD – Founder of Venture for America

“Universal basic income is an old idea, but it’s an old idea that right now is uniquely relevant because of what we’re experiencing in society.”

  • JULIÁN CASTRO:

45 YEARS OLD – Mayor of San Antonio, Texas in 2009 until 2014

“I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership. Because it’s time for new energy.”

  • WAYNE MESSAM:

45 YEARS OLD – Mayor of Miramar, Florida, since 2015

“America belongs to all of us. The promise of America belongs to all of us. That’s why I’m going to be running for president. To be your champion.”

  • CORY BOOKER:

50 YEARS OLD – US senator from New Jersey

“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind … where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.”

  • STEVE BULLOCK:

Democratic governor of Montana, re-elected in 2016

“We need to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and defeat the corrupt system that lets campaign money drown out the people’s voice, so we can finally make good on the promise of fair shot for everyone.”

  • MICHAEL BENNET:

54 YEARS OLD – US senator from Colorado since 2009

“We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more. That’s why I’m running for president. Let’s build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government.”

  • JOHN DELANEY:

56 YEARS OLD – US congressman for Maryland’s sixth district from 2013 to 2019.

“I think I’m the right person for the job, but not enough people knew who I was or still know who I am.”

  • TOM STEYER:

62 YEARS OLD – Billionaire donor and liberal activist.

“Americans are deeply disappointed and hurt by the way they’re treated by what they think is the power elite in Washington, D.C.”

  • DEVAL PATRICK:

63 YEARS OLD – Former governor of Massachusetts

“This time is about more than removing an unpopular and divisive leader, as important as that is, but about delivering instead for you.”

  • JOE SESTAK:

67 YEARS OLD – Former congressman from Pennsylvania

“Our country desperately needs a president with a depth of global experience and an understanding of all the elements of our nation’s power.”

  • JOE BIDEN:

77 YEARS OLD – Vice president under former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 after nearly four decades serving as a senator from Delaware.

“If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”

  • BERNIE SANDERS:

78 YEARS OLD – US representative for 16 years before being elected to the Senate in 2006 where he currently represents the state of Vermont.

“The only way we will win this election and create a government and economy that work for all is with a grassroots movement — the likes of which has never been seen in American history.”

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