Who Might Run for President in 2020?

Filed in Headlines Nigeria by on May 9, 2019
Some of the candidates that might run for the White House. Who Might Run for President in 2020?
Who Might Run for President in 2020?

Who Might Run for President in 2020?

Might Run 
Stacey Abrams, 45
2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia; former state legislator
Democrat
“Now, I’m not saying I would be the best candidate, but I’m not going to dismiss it out of hand the way others do.”

Was a breakout star of the 2018 midterm elections, nearly flipping a long-red state.

Refused to concede in the race, citing the “systemic disenfranchisement” of many of her supporters in her campaign against Brian Kemp, now the governor.

Steve Bullock, 53
Governor of Montana; former state attorney general
Democrat
“I do have a story of how I’ve been able to bring people together, and I think that’s in part what our country desperately needs.”

Democratic governor of a state that Mr. Trump won easily in 2016.

Would offer himself as a bridge to rural America.

Came out in favor of an assault weapons ban, despite overseeing a state that prizes hunting.

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Bill de Blasio, 57
Mayor of New York City
Democrat
“I’ve got a story to tell that’s actually about how to change things.”

Could credibly make the case that he has fused liberal policy feats like universal prekindergarten with falling crime and a sturdy economy.

Past forays into national politics, like a progressive nonprofit and a halting endorsement of Hillary Clinton, have ended in disaster.

Howard Schultz, 65
Former chief executive of Starbucks
May run as Independent
“Republicans and Democrats alike — who no longer see themselves as part of the far extreme of the far right and the far left — are looking for a home. The word ‘independent,’ for me, is simply a designation on the ballot.”

Has long mused about making the jumpfrom the boardroom to politics. A self-described “lifelong Democrat,” has come under fire from fellow party members as well as President Trump for taking steps to prepare to run for president as an independent.

Larry Hogan, 62
Governor of Maryland
Republican
“Nobody has successfully challenged a sitting president in the same party in a primary since 1884. I know I’m the second Republican in the history of Maryland … that’s probably about the same odds.”

Elected twice as a Republican governor in deeply blue Maryland and argues he could win over independents and Democrats.

John Kasich, 66
Former governor of Ohio; former congressman from Ohio
Republican
“Do I run because I’ve determined that I can win, or is it important for me to make such a good showing that I can send a message that can disrupt the political system in this country?”

A staunch critic of Mr. Trump, has spent much of the past two years publicly weighing whether to run again.

As governor, expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and pushed for new gun restrictions after recent mass shootings.

Does unlikely to run

Democrat
John Kerry, 75
Former secretary of state; former senator from Massachusetts

The 2004 Democratic nominee and President Obama’s chief diplomat.

Author of a recent memoir about his life and, at 75, was thought to be done with politics.

Is deeply upset about the Trump presidency and has indicated he would like to continue to play a role in public life.

Democrat
Mitch Landrieu, 58
Former mayor of New Orleans; former lieutenant governor of Louisiana

Controversial decision to remove his city’s Confederate monuments vaulted him into the national political conversation.

Has drawn considerable attention from Democratic donors and political strategists.

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