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Candidates For The

2020 Presidential Primary

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Michael Bennet

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Mike Bennet

Bio to follow

 
 

Joe Biden

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Joe Biden

Joe Biden announced his long-awaited candidacy for the presidency on April 25, 2019. He was the vice president of the United States under the Obama Administration (2009-2017), and before that, he was US Senator from Delaware (1973-2009). He was a Democratic candidate for president in 1988 and 2008.  His announcement was almost derailed by accusations of some women that he was more friendly than was comfortable for them. Biden apologized for not understanding how individuals might feel about his actions but said that his intentions had always been honorable.

 Some of the issues Biden supports are affordable health care for all, the fight against climate change, clean energy solutions, humane  immigration policies, LGBT rights,  public education, abortion rights, affirmative action, and reasonable gun control legislation.

 Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.He earned degrees from the University of Delaware (BA—history and political science) and Syracuse University College of Law (JD). He married Neilia Hunter in 1966, and they had three children. Tragically,in December 1972, Neilia and their daughter, Naomi, died in a traffic accident, and Biden lost his first child, Beau, to cancer in 2015.Beau was only 46. Biden married Jill Jacobs in 1977, and they have one child

 

Cory Booker

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Cory Booker

U.S. Senator From New Jersey

Announced Feb. 1, 2019

Cory Booker announced his candidacy for the presidency on February 1, 2019.  Booker is the junior US Senator from New Jersey and has been since 2013.  Before that he was the 36th mayor of Newark, New Jersey (2006-2013).

 

However, his candidacy may be facing a rocky road since he is under fire for allegedly mishandling two $100 million donations from Facebook while he was the  mayor of Newark.  One of the donations was meant to be used to reform Newark’s public school system.

 

Politically, Booker is considered to be a social liberal and supports women’s rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and single-payer health care. On foreign policy he has spoken out against military action without a clear plan and authorization from Congress. He supports scaling down military operations in Afghanistan and is against intervention in Syria. Despite these solidly Democratic positions, he does have one area of advocacy that most Democrats would consider to be a defect. He backed charter schools and vouchers when he was mayor.

 

Cory Anthony Booker was born on April 27, 1969, in Washington, DC but grew up in New Jersey.  He attended Stanford University and Yale Law School.  He also studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He has never been married but is considered to be a very eligible bachelor.  He describes himself as a “straight male” who is looking for someone to settle down with.  He is a vegetarian, exercises regularly, does not drink, “and has no known vices”  (Wikipedia).

 

Website:      https://corybooker.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/corybooker

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/CoryBooker

Steve Bullock

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Steve Bullock

Born April 11, 1966

Governor of Montana

Stephen Clark Bullock is an American politician and lawyer who has served as Governor of Montana since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the 24th Governor of Montana. Born in Missoula, Montana, Bullock graduated from Claremont McKenna College and Columbia Law School. 

Peter Buttigeig

 
 
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Peter Buttigeig

Mayor of South Bend Indiana

On January 23,2019, Pete Buttigieg announced he was forming an exploratory committee for a possible run for the presidency in 2020. He is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.   If elected, he would be the first openly gay president and the youngest president ever to serve.

 Buttigieg describes himself as a “candidate of the future “untethered to the politics of the past” on issues like climate and economic opportunity. He is campaigning as a long-shot candidate on his generational appeal to millennial voters, and his themes are freedom, democracy, and security.  LGBT rights and issues will also be a big part of his campaign.  He also considers himself to be a progressive.  

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg was born on January 19, 1982, in South Bend, Indiana. His mother was from Indiana and his father was an immigrant from Malta.  He graduated magna cum laude from Havard University with a BA in history and literature. As a Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Pembroke College in Oxford, England, in 2007.  He served in the US Navy and is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan.  In 2018, he married his partner, Chasten Glezman (Wikipedia).

 Website:     https://www.peteforamerica.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petebuttigieg1

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/PeteButtigieg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pete.buttigieg/

Introduction Video:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/pete-buttigieg-mayor-south-bend-president.html

 

Julian Castro

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Julian Castro

Sec. of HUD (2014-17); Mayor of San Antonio, TX (2009-14)

Announced Jan.12, 2019

Julián Castro announced his intention to campaign for the presidency on July 12, 2019.  Castro was US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014-2017) during the administration of President Obama. From 2009-2014 he was the mayor of his home city of San Antonio,Texas.

 Politically Castro appears to be progressive.  He has stated that he is an advocate for Medicare-For-All, universal pre-K, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and LGBT rights.

 Julián Castro was born September 16, 1974 and is an identical twin to US Representative Joaquin Castro.  He  and his brother both received law degrees from Harvard, joined the same law firm after graduation, and then began their own law firm in 2005.  He married in 2007 and is the father of a daughter and a son (Wikipedia).

 Website:    https://www.julianforthefuture.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Julian-Castro-

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/JulianCastro

 

 

Bill D’Blasio

 
 

Bill D’Blasio

Mayor of New york city

Bio to follow

 

John Delaney

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John Delaney

Rep. to US House from Md. (2013-19)

Announced July 28, 2017.

John Delaney, a US House representative from Maryland (2013-2019), announced his intention to  retire from Congress and run for president in July 2017.  This made him the first Democratic contender.

 

Many view John Delaney as a centrist  or moderate who is courting Republican support, but he, himself, says he is liberal and progressive. He says he is also somewhat moderate in that he is solution-oriented. Many  of his positions are more traditionally Republican than Democratic—like favoring some tax  breaks for big business. But he has Democratic positions as well,  such as raising the minimum wage and letting Americans buy into Medicare at age 55.

 

John Delaney was born on April 16, 1963, in New Jersey.  His father was an electrician and neither of his parents attended college.  He attended Columbia University on a scholarship from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and then went on to Georgetown Law School.  He made his fortune through two small banks that he co-founded and through taking them on to the New York Stock Exchange (Politico).

 

  The links below will take you to videos and more information on John Delaney so that you can begin to know him.

Website: www.johnkdelaney.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/JohnKDelaneyJ

 

Tulsi Gabbard

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Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. to US House from Hawaii

Announced Jan.12, 2019

US Representative from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District Tulsi Gabbard announced her candidacy on January 12, 2019.

 Tulsi Gabbard is an Iraq War veteran and the first Hindu elected to Congress.  She is considered to be a progressive by most people. She has the support of Bernie Sanders and Our Revolution, and she is a supporter of universal health care, clean renewable energy, criminal justice reform, making Wall Street pay their share, DACA, increasing the minimum wage, tuition-free postsecondary education, abortion rights, environmental protections, and medical marijuana.  She originally opposed same-sex marriages but more recently has come to support them.  She also has co-sponsored legislation to ban assault weapons and to require background checks for all gun purchases (Wikipedia).

 Tulsi Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981, in Leloaloa, American Samoa, and her family moved to Hawaii when she was two years old.  She has a BS in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University and is a Major in the US Army..  Before being elected to the US House of Representatives, she held office in the Hawaii House of Representatives and in the Honolulu City Council.  Since 2015, she has been married to Abraham Williams, a cinematographer and editor (Wikipedia). 

 For more information, go to the following media links.

Website:    https://www.votetulsi.com/   and https://www.tulsi2020.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TulsiGabbard

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/tulsigabbard

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TulsiGabbard/

Medium:    https://medium.com/@TulsiGabbard

Kirsten Gillibrand

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Kirsten Gillibrand

US Senator from NY

Announced  Jan. 16, 2019

US Senator from New York  Kirsten Gillibrand announced her candidacy on January 16, 2019

 Kirsten Gillibrand was born in 1966 in Albany, New York, and both of her parents are attorneys.  She majored in Asian studies at Dartmouth College and studied in both Beijing and Taiwan.  During college she also  interned in Republican Senator D’Amato’s Albany Office.   She received her law degree from UCLA School of Law and served as a defense attorney for Phillip Morris.  In 1999 she worked on Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign and she and then-Senator Clinton became close.  She left her position in a prominent law firm in 2005 and began work on her 2006 campaign for Congress  (Wikipedia).

 She has been the junior US Senator from New York since 2009 when she was appointed by the New York Governor David Paterson to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.   From 2007-2009, she represented New York in the US House. During her tenure in the House, her political position was relatively conservative, especially on immigration and guns, but she has since shifted a little more toward the liberal and progressive left (Wikipedia).

 The following media links will help you to get to know Kirsten Gillibrand on a more personal basis.

Website:     https://2020.kirstengillibrand.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KirstenGillibrand/  (contains  interesting videos about Kirsten)

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/PresidentGillibrand2020/  (Campaign Facebook)

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand

 

 

Mike Gravel

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Mike Gravel

Ex-US Senator from AK

Age 88

On April 8, 2019, Mike Gravel announced his candidacy for the presidency. Although he is now retired, he was a politician of some renown. He was a Democratic US senator from Alaska (1969-1981). Before that, he was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives (1963-1967). He also was a candidate for the US presidency in 2008. In the Senate, he was something of a maverick, and he is remembered for getting the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971. This was a dangerous thing for him to do at the time. In addition to the Pentagon Papers episode, he is known for his impassioned opposition to the Vietnam War.

Gravel has said he is running for the presidency to promote his message of anti-imperialism and direct democracy. He hopes to get the 65,000 donations he needs to take part in the debates, and then he plans to leave the race and throw his support to the most progressive candidate. He said, “The goal will not be to win, but to bring a critique of American imperialism to the Democratic debate stage.” His website summary platform has four points: a foreign policy of peace, an attack on poverty and inequality, justice for all, and fundamental political reform. His entire platform of 29 pages is too lengthy to list here, but you can read it at this link. It is a wish list that most progressive Democrats would see in their dreams. The Gravel campaign is being run by some very Internet-savvy teens, and they gave it the title “Gravelanche.”

Maurice Robert “Mike” Gravel was born on May 13,1930, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He will be 89 in May. Before entering college, he served in the US Army in West Germany. After his military service, he entered Columbia University’s School of General Studies and received a BS in Economics in 1956. He then moved to Alaska in the late 1950s and became a real estate developer before becoming a politician in 1963. His second and current wife is Whitney Stewart, and he has two children from his first marriage (Wikipedia).

Website: https://mikegravel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikegravel2020/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeGravel/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike.gravel/

Kick-Off Video: https://splinternews.com/mike-gravel-launches-only-fun-2020-campaign-to-date-1833891208

 

Kamala Harris

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Kamala Harris

US Senator from CA

Announced Jan. 21, 2019

Kamala Harris, a US senator from California (2017-present), announced her intention to run for president on January 21, 2019.  Before being elected to the US Senate, she served as Attorney General of California (2011-2017) and District Attorney of San Francisco (2004-2011).

 

Harris’s political views are progressive and include support for abortion rights, legalization of recreational marijuana, protection of the environment, single-payer healthcare, DACA, sanctuary cities, humane treatment and protection for migrant children, LGBT rights, fairer taxes for middle-class and working Americans, and gun control.  She has an F report card from the NRA and she is opposed to the death penalty. On foreign policy, she believes that failure to work with our allies jeopardizes national security and that preemptive strikes against foreign governments, such as North Korea, without the authorization of Congress would be unconstitutional and illegal.

 

Kamala Harris  was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California.  She attended Howard University and the University of California Hastings College of Law.  She is married and has two stepchildren through her marriage.

 

Website:        https://kamalaharris.org/meet-kamala/

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/KamalaHarris/

Twittter:         https://twitter.com/KamalaH

Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/kamalaharris/

YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0XBsJpPhOLg0k4x9ZwrWzw   (Includes a video of her Launch Rally)

 

 

John Hickenlooper

 
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John Hickenlooper

His most recent political office is Governor of Colorado (2011-2019)

John Hickenlooper announced his candidacy for the presidency on March 4, 2019.  He was the governor of Colorado until 2019.  Having served two terms, he was not eligible to run again in 2018.  Before becoming governor, he was the mayor of Denver (2003-2011).

 Since 2003, Hickenlooper has campaigned for increasing services to the homeless.  Among the other  issues he supports are legalization of cannabis, reasonable gun control legislation, accessible and affordable health care for all, and regulations to protect the environment.  In 2016, when he was governor of Colorado, he launched a program called “Skillful.”  The program goals were to help businesses find skilled employees to fill high-needs jobs and to help job seekers find high-needs jobs and connect them with training.  As a personal philosophy, he is against capital punishment because he says research shows a bias toward minorities and the mentally ill.

 John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr. was born on February 7, 1952, in Narberth, Pennsylvania.  He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he received an undergraduate degree in English and a master’s degree in geology.  Before becoming a politician, he worked as a geologist, and after that he opened his own business—Wynkoop Brewing Company.  Hickenlooper is currently married to his second wife, Robin Pringle. He and his first wife, Helen Thorpe, have one son (Wikipedia).

 Website:  https://www.hickenlooper.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnHickenlooper/

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/hickenlooper

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnhickenlooper/

Introduction Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1102533816189480961 

 

Jay Inslee

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Jay Inslee

Washington State Governor

Jay Inslee announced his candidacy for the presidency on March 1, 2019. He is currently the governor of the state of Washington and has been since 2013. Before becoming governor, he served in the US House of Representatives from Washington districts 1 (1999-2012) and 4 (1993-1995).

 Inslee said climate change is his primary reason for running for this office, and he is very critical of the Trump administration’s policies on the environment. In 2017, he gained some national attention with the Washington v. Trump lawsuit, which challenged the constitutionality of Trump’s travel ban on Muslims entering the country.  Among the other issues important to him are education and drug reform, and he is a supporter of the Affordable Care Act.

 Jay Inslee was born on February 9, 1951. He attended the University of Washington and Willamette University College of Law. He worked as a criminal prosecutor before becoming a politician. Jay and his wife, Trudi, have been married since 1972, and they have three sons (Wikipedia).

 Website:      https://jayinslee.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/jayinslee

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/jayinslee

Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/jayinslee/

Kick-Off Video: (on campaign site)

https://jayinslee.com/

Amy Klobuchar

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Amy Klobuchar

US Senator from Minnesota

Announced Feb. 10, 2019

Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy for the presidency on February 10, 2019. Klobuchar is the US Senator from Minnesota and has been since 2007.  Before that she was the County Attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota (1999-2007).

 Politically, Klobuchar is considered to be a liberal.  She supports abortion rights, LGBT rights, Obamacare, reducing the costs of prescription drugs, gun control legislation, and protection of voters’ rights, and she was critical of the war in Iraq. At the end of the 114th Congress (2016) she had passed more legislation than any other senator.

 Amy Jean Klobuchar was born on May 25,1960, in Plymouth, Minnesota.  She attended Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School and worked as a corporate lawyer in Minneapolis until she was elected the county attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Her husband, John Bessler, is a private practice attorney and a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. They have one daughter (Wikipedia).

 Website:      https://amyklobuchar.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar

Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/amyklobuchar/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZZ4_LJnkeGnbiqQPKYDTaA

Kickoff speech:

https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar/videos/2097609030282567/

 

Wayne Messam

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Wayne MESSAM

Mayor of MiramarFlorida

(2015–present)

Announced Exploratory Committee

March 13, 2019

On March 13, 2019, Wayne Messam announced he was forming an exploratory committee for a possible run for the presidency in 2019.  He is currently the mayor of Miramar, Florida and has been since 2015. His first political office was  to serve as a member of the Miramar City Commission (2011-2015). He is a general contractor and owner of a construction firm.   

 

On his campaign website, Messam mentions the gun violence epidemic, rising healthcare costs, climate change, a living wage for workers, student loan debt, and protection of immigrants as issues that are important to him.

 

Wayne Martin Messam was born on June 7, 1974, in Florida.  His parents were born in Jamaica.  He is the fourth of five children and the first to be born in the United States.   Messam attended Florida State University, where he played as a wide receiver on the Florida State Seminoles football team.  He graduated in 1997 with a degree in Management Information Systems and then opened his own construction company. He is married to Angela Messam and they have three children (Wikipedia).

 

 

Website:      https://www.waynemessam.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/wayne.messam

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/waynemessam

Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/waynemessam/

Kick-Off Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jQrBjDqC_I

 

 Seth Moulton

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Seth Moulton

On April 22, 2019, Seth Moulton announced his candidacy for the presidency.  He has been the US Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district since 2015 .  He served as an officer in the US Marine Corps from 2001-2008, and he is a decorated combat veteran of the Iraq War. He joined the Marine Corps a few months before the September 11 attacks and served four tours of duty in Iraq, despite the fact that he personally disagreed with that war.  For that service, he was  awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Metal for valor and the Bronze Star Metal for his fearless leadership when his platoon was pinned down by enemy fire in the Battle of Najaf.  He told almost no one that he had received these metals because of his respect for the others who had served courageously but received no awards.

 

Seth Moulton describes himself as a “progressive Democrat.” He has been ranked as the 34th most bipartisan member of the House of Representatives for his ability to communicate with the other side.  Some of the issues he supports are affordable health care for all, legalization of marijuana, banning assault-type weapons, same-sex marriage, abortion rights, public transportation, improving cyber security, fighting climate change, and bringing morality back to government.

 

Seth Wilbur Moulton was born on October 24, 1978, in Salem, Massachusetts. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University in 2001, and shortly after he entered the Marine Corps and attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia.He was among the first service members to enter Baghdad in 2002 at the beginning of the Iraq War. After his fourth tour of duty, he was discharged with the rank of captain.He then earned master’s degrees in business and public policy in a dual program at Harvard University in 2011 and worked in the private sector until he entered politics in 2014. He is married to Liz Boardman and they have one child

Beto O’Rourke

 
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Beto o’rourke

U.S. Representative 

from TX (2013–2019)

Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy  for the presidency on March 14, 2019.  He was the US Representative for Texas District 16 from 2013-2019, and the Democratic nominee for the Senate from Texas in 2018. He ran against Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.  He began his political career as a member of the El Paso City Council (2005-2011). 

 

Beto O’Rourke says he does not know where he falls on the political spectrum.  Various political analysts have called him progressive, liberal, or centrist. He voted with President Trump 30.1 percent of the time when he served in Congress. Political positions he has supported have been universal healthcare; stronger anti-trust laws; stopping the “war on drugs,” eliminating private, for-profit prisons; stopping mandatory sentencing and providing reentry programs for non-violent criminals; legalizing cannabis; increasing federal aid to low-income public schools and giving more autonomy to teachers and school administrators; efforts to combat global warming and increase the use of renewable energy; comprehensive immigration reform; universal background checks for gun purchases and a complete ban on assault-type weapons; LGBT rights; racial equality; and veterans’ rights.  He believes that Israel should discontinue settlements in the West Bank and work with the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel’s right to exist.  

 Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke was born on September 26, 1972, in El Paso, Texas. He attended Columbia University and graduated in 1995 with a BA in English Literature. While in college, he was a member of a rock band named Foss that toured the US and Canada and released a few albums. In 1999, he co-founded Stanton Technology Group, an internet services and software company.  He is married to Amy Hoover Sanders and they have three children (Wikipedia).

 

Website:      https://betoorourke.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173422533403379/

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/BetoORourke

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betoorourke/

Introduction Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1106155281845760000

 

Tim Ryan

 
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Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan Rep. to US House from OH

Timothy John Ryan (born July 16, 1973) is an American

Born in Niles, Ohio, Ryan worked as an aide to Congressman Jim Traficant after graduating from Bowling Green State University. He served in the Ohio Senate from 2001 to 2002 before winning election to succeed Traficant. In November 2016, Ryan launched an unsuccessful challenge to unseat Nancy Pelosi as party leader of the House Democrats.

When he took office in January 2003, he was the youngest Democrat in the House, at 29 years of age. He has been reelected five times.

Congressman Tim Ryan talks about Making America Competitive Again and Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership

Ryan was a member of the "30 Something" Working Group, which was a Congressional caucus that includes those members of the United States House of Representatives who are Democrats and had not yet reached the age of 40.

Committees and caucuses

Committee on Appropriations

Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch

Subcommittee on Defense

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Ryan is a member of the following caucuses

Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Co-chair of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus

United States Congressional International Conservation

Sportsmen's Caucus

Congressional Arts Caucus

Ohio River Basin Congressional Caucus

Afterschool Caucuses

 

Bernie Sanders

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Bernie sanders

On February 19, 2019, Bernie Sanders, junior U.S. Senator from Vermont, announced that he is running for president in 2020. This is his second run, having lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries. He enters the crowded Democratic campaign field from a position of strength compared to his 2016 run.  His political positions, considered then to be far left, are now accepted by the mainstream party, and he is running high in the polls on predicted Democratic primary winners. However, at this point he is the oldest candidate in the race.  He is 77 and will be 79 by November of 2020.

Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist and progressive"I don't believe government should take over the grocery store down the street or own the means of production, but I do believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a decent standard of living and that their incomes should go up, not down. I do believe in private companies that thrive and invest and grow in America, companies that create jobs here, rather than companies that are shutting down in America and increasing their profits by exploiting low-wage labor abroad."

Bernard Sanders was born on September 8, 1941, in New York City and describes himself as Jewish but not very involved with organized religion. He is currently married to Jane O’Meara and has one son from a former relationship. Although both now and in 2016 he has run as a Democratic candidate for president, he has been an independent since he began his political career in 1981 as the Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (Wikipedia).

 

Website:     https://berniesanders.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/sensanders

Announcement video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1097828878310096901

 

Eric Swalwell

 
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Eric Swalwell

Rep. to US House from CA

Age 39

Eric Swalwell announced his candidacy for the presidency on April 8, 2019. He is and has been the US House Representative for California District 15 since 2013. The September 11 terrorist attacks occurred while he was still in college and interning in the US House with Representative Ellen Tauscher.  He says that was what inspired him to a career in public service. After graduating from law school, he worked as an Alameda County deputy district attorney.

 

Eric Michael Politically, he is in favor of increased funding for education and renewable-energy jobs with federal stimulus money, raising the cap decreased funding for defense, creating on social security tax (so that wealthy Americans would pay more), gun control, and a mandatory buyback of military style assault weapons. He is pro-choice and supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. 

 

Swalwell, Jr.  was born on November 6, 1980, in Sac City, Iowa. After leaving Iowa, his family moved to Dublin, California. In 2003, he received a BA in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and in 2006, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.  He is married to Brittany Ann Watts, and they have two children. 

 

Website:    https://ericswalwell.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricMSwalwell

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/ericswalwell

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericswalwell/ Announcement Video: https://youtu.be/gKefEZfStc0

 

Elizabeth Warren

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 Elizabeth Warren

Senator From Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for the presidency on February 9, 2019.  Warren is the US Senator from  Massachusetts and has been since 2013.  Before becoming a senator, she held the positions of Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama (2010-2011) and Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel (2008-2010). Prior to becoming a politician, she was a law professor.

 

Although Elizabeth Warren was registered as a Republican until 1996, she is now considered to be a progressive Democrat.  She said she left the Republican Party because she no longer considered it to be the best party to support markets and it was instead leaning toward big financial institutions and away from middle-class families.

 Elizabeth Ann Herring Warren was born on June 22, 1949, in Oklahoma City.  Her post secondary education includes George Washington University, the University of Houston (BS), and Rutgers Law School (JD).  She married Jim Warren in 1968, and they had two children before they divorced in 1978.  She married Bruce Mann in 1980 but decided to keep the surname Warren. Although Elizabeth Herring Warren was born into a family struggling on the poverty end of the middle class, she and her husband are now quite wealthy (Wikipedia).

 

Website:    https://elizabethwarren.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethWarren/

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/ewarren

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethwarren/

YouTube:  (Includes kickoff speech ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFmn9kmZAWU

Marianne Williamson

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Marianne williamson

Williamson said she wants to bring a moral and spiritual awakening to the United States with her candidacy. She supports Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and $100 billion in reparations for slavery. Williamson said that U.S. foreign policy and national security "should be based more on efforts to wage peace than on efforts to prepare for war."

Williamson is a lecturer and author who has written 12 books, including four New York Times best sellers. She has appeared as a guest on television shows such as "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Good Morning America," and "Real Time With Bill Maher."

Williamson ran to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California as an independent candidate in 2014

 

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