An early look at the 2020 presidential contenders

Michael Avenatti

With the midterm elections over, speculation has already turned to who is likely to make a presidential bid in 2020.

The field of potential Democratic candidates is crowded, while no Republican has emerged so far as likely to challenge President Donald Trump.

As the contenders emerge, Democrats will be considering the lessons from the midterm’s victories, losses, and surprises.

The record number of women elected to Congress — as well as polling that shows all of the most likely women to run would beat Trump — will also be on Democrats‘ minds.

Here are the most likely 2020 presidential contenders.

Donald Trump

Trump filed the paperwork to run in 2020 just hours after he was inaugurated in 2016.

No Republicans have announced their intention to run against him, though there has been speculation of an anti-Trump GOP insurgent campaign.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in October that he believes it would be a „waste of time“ for any Republicans to try.

Bernie Sanders

The 2016 Democratic runner-up is expected to run in 2020, though he has not confirmed his intentions.

In August, he won the Democratic nomination in Vermont’s Senate primary, but he turned it down, further fueling speculation.

Amy Klobuchar

Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar’s name has been floated for the party’s presidential nomination after her landslide win in Minnesota in the midterms.

Political commentators said she could be a serious contender after she performed well in rural counties. 

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