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MICHAEL BENNET

Age on inauguration day 2021: 56

Registered race: May 2, 2019

Career: currently a senator in Colorado. Educated at the St. Albans preparatory school elite and was a Capitol Hill page before graduating from Wesleyan and Yale Law School. Was a lawyer and worked at Clinton’s Department of Justice and moved to Colorado in 1997 as director of the investment company of billionaire Philip Anschutz. Was Chief of Staff at Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, then Chief Inspector of Denver Public Schools. Appointed vacant Colorado Senate seat in 2009, it held 48.1 to 46.4 in 2010 and 50 to 44.3 in 2016

Family: Married to environmental lawyer Susan Daggett, with three daughters – Halina, Anne and Caroline. Was born in New Delhi while he was a diplomat of father Douglas Bennet, who became CEO of NPR and an assistant state secretary of Clinton. His grandfather, also Douglas, was an economic advisor to the FDR. Mother Susanne is a retired primary school librarian whose parents were survivors of the Holocaust. Brother James is editor of the New York Times opinion section

Religion: Says he was brought up with Jewish and Christian heritage; no known compliance

Views on important issues: Moderate that Medicare does not endorse for everyone or – so far – Green New Deal. Strong pro-choice and pro-gay rights, leading to the Senate victory in 2010. Pro raise minimum wage. Want citizenship trajectory for ‘dreamers’.

Would write history as: First President of Colorado

Slogan: creating opportunities together

JOE BIDEN

Age on inauguration day 2021: 78

Registered race: April 25, 2019

Career: no current role. He studied law at the University of Delaware and Syracuse. He was first elected to the Newcastle City Council in 1969 and then won the Senate election results in 1972 at the age of 29. crashed and served a total of six installments. Chaired Clarence Thomas Judicial Committee confirmation hearings. Walked for president in 1988, withdrew after plagiarism scandal, ran again in 2008, and withdrew after finishing fifth in the Iowa Caucuses. Withdrawn by Obama as his running partner and served two terms as vice president. Consider the third point in 2016, but decided not to do this after his son died of brain cancer.

Family: oldest of four brothers and sisters of Joe Biden Sr. and Catherine Finnegan. First wife Neilia Hunter and their one-year-old daughter Naomi died in a car accident that their two sons, Joseph “Beau” and Robert Hunter, survived. Married Jill Jacobs in 1976, with whom he has daughter Ashley. Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. Hunter’s marriage to Kathleen Buhle, with whom he has three children, ended in 2016 when it turned out that Hunter had a relationship with Beau’s widow Hallie, mother of their two children. Hunter admitted cocaine use; his estranged wife accused him of spending their savings on drugs and prostitutes

Religion: Catholic

Views on important issues: ultra-moderate that will emphasize two-party record. Will be put under fire because of the record, after voting: to stop the desegregation in 1975; to overthrow Roe v Wade in 1981; for now controversial 1994 Violent Crime Act; before the war in Iraq in 2003; and for bank deregulation. He says he is the “most progressive” democrat. New features include free college, tax reform, $ 15 minimum wage. No public position on Green New Deal and healthcare yet. Pro-gun control. Has already apologized for women who say he has touched them improperly

Would write history as: oldest person elected president

Slogan: our best days are still ahead

MIKE BLOOMBERG

Age on the opening day: 78

Registered race: November 25, 2019

Career: currently multi-billionaire CEO of Bloomberg PL, the financial information company he founded in 1981 and which remains a private company. Educated at Johns Hopkins and Harvard, he became a Wall Street trader with investment bank Salomon Brothers and was fired in 1981, running away with $ 10 million in stock, with which he founded his own financial information company, now one of the world’s largest. Three times mayor from New York from 2002 to 2013, first as Republican and then as independent; deadline limits had to be suspended for the final deadline. Ever flirted with running for mayor of London where he has a house; has an honorary knighthood of Queen Elizabeth. Spent large amounts on philanthropy in line with his political views and on political campaigns

Family: Born in Brookline, MA, from first generation Jewish immigrant parents whose parents had fled Russia. Divorced woman of 18 years, Susan Brown-Meyer, in 1993; former couple has daughters Emma, ​​who has a son with her former boyfriend, and Georgina, who has daughter Zelda with her husband Chris Fissora. The child has a portmanteau surname, Frissberg. Partner since 2000, Diana Taylor, former New York state banking commissioner, is 13 years younger

Religion: Jewish

Views on important issues: self-important fiscal conservative, although painted as a democratic moderate by other conservative groups. Unlike Medicare for everyone. Social progressive who supported gay marriage early on, but has opposed the legalization of marijuana, most recently opposed. Want to take strong action against climate change. Very much in favor of weapon control. Like the mayor of New York banned smoking in public places and tried to ban large sugary drinks. Backs increased immigration. Apologized for his stop-and-fouk police policy as mayor

Would write history as: the oldest elected president; first Jewish president; richest president ever; first mayor of New York to become president

Slogan: Fighting For Our Fture

PETE BUTTIGIEG

Age on the opening day: 39

Registered race: Announced establishment of exploratory committee January 23, 2019. Formally entered race April 14, 2019

Career: currently mayor of Sound Bend, Indiana. Harvard grad and Rhodes scholar who obtained a second degree from Oxford before he worked as a McKinsey management consultant and was hired as an intelligence officer at the Navy Reserve. Elected Mayor of South Bend in 2011 and served in the fight in 2013, won re-election in 2015

Family: came out as gay during the second mayor’s run and married husband Chasten Glezman, a teacher in secondary education in 2018. Parents were academics from the University of Notre Dame; his father was Maltese-American. The surname is pronounced BOOT-edge-edge

Religion: Raised as a Catholic, now Bishop’s

Opinions on important issues: said that the democratic party needs a “new start”; wrote an essay in honor of Bernie Sanders of 17; supported paid parental leave for workers in the city; other policies unknown

Would write history as: First openly gay and youngest president ever. First veteran of the conflict after the Second World War

Slogan: A Fresh Start For America

JOHN DELANEY

Age on the opening day: 57

Registered race: Submitted papers July 28, 2017

Career: no current job. Scientifically trained financial entrepreneur in Columbia and Georgetown. Set up listed companies that lend capital to healthcare and medium-sized companies and was the youngest CEO at the time of a listed company in New York. Triple Congressman Maryland, first winning election in 2012; announced run for president instead of running again in 2018

Family: Married father of four; woman April works for children’s rights non-profit. Thanks his workers father’s union roots for his studies

Religion: Catholic

Views on important issues: socially liberal in favor of legalized pot and gun control, but no health care for one payer; fiscal conservative

Would write history as: First President from Maryland. First openly bald president since Eisenhower

Slogan: Focus on the Future

TULSI GABBARD

Age on the opening day: 39

Participation in the race: still formally submit papers, but said she would run on January 11, 2019

Career: currently congresswoman from Hawaii. Born on American Samoa, an area. She grew up largely in Hawaii and set up a non-profit environment with her father as a teenager and was elected the state legislator, the youngest member in history, at the age of 21. Served with the National Guard and served two journeys, one in Iraq 2004-2006, then as an officer in Kuwait in 2009. Walked for the Honolulu City Council in 2011 and the House of Representatives in 2012

Family: Married to her second husband, Abraham Williams, a cinematographer since 2015. The first marriage with childhood sweetheart Eduardo Tamayo in 2002 ended in 2006. Father Mike Gabbard is a democratic state sensor of Hawaii, mother Carol Porter has a non-profit.

Religion: Hindu

Opinions on important issues: has apologized for anti-abortion and anti-gay marriages; wants marijuana federally legalized; unlike most US foreign interventions; supports $ 15 minimum wage and universal health care; was the second elected democrat Trump met after his victory in 2016

Would write history as: First female, Hindu, and Samoan-American president; youngest president ever

Slogan: Lead with Love

AMY KLOBUCHAR

Age on the opening day: 60

Race entered: Announced 10 February 2019 candidacy at snowy rally in her native Minneapolis

Career: currently a senator in Minnesota. Yale and the University of Chicago graduated and became a corporate lawyer. Run for the first time unsuccessfully in 1994 as Hennepin, MI, public prosecutor, and won the same race in 1998, then in 2002, without opposition. Walked for Senate in 2006 and won 58-38; re-elected in 2012 and 2018

Family: Married to John Bessler, professor of law at the University of Baltimore and expert on the death penalty. Daughter Abigail Bessler, 23, works for a Democratic member of the New York City Council. Father Jim, 90, was an experienced columnist in the newspaper who wrote a memoir about how his alcoholism hurt his family; mother Rose is a retired primary school teacher

Religion: Congregationalist (United Church of Christ)

Views on important issues: Seen as a regular liberal: says she wants “universal health care” but has not explained how; pro-gun control; pro-choice; supports $ 15 minimum wage; no public statements about the legalization of marijuana; has supported the pro-Israeli law prohibiting the boycott, rejection and sanctions movement; spoke out against the abolition of ICE

Would write history as: First female president

Slogan: Let’s Get To Work

DEVAL PATRICK

Age on the opening day: 63

Participated in the race: Told friends he ran on November 13, 2019

Career: currently director of Bain Capital. Grant awarded in class 8 to Milton Academy, a boarding school in Massachusetts, which was the first to study in his family. Harvard law grad who had failed twice before working for NAACP, then private practice where he represented Mike Tyson’s rape victim Desiree Washington. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in Clinton, then Texaco and Coca-Cola and sub-prime lender Ameriquest executive. Walked for the governor of Massachusetts as an external candidate in 2006 and won, became the first African-American role, won a second term 48-42.

Family: Born in Chicago, his father of jazz musician Pat Patrick left mother Emily Wintersmith when he was three when he fathered a half-sister of Patrick with another woman. Patrick married his wife Diane Bemus, a lawyer, in 1984; they have two adult daughters, Sarah and Katherine. Sarah is married to a former Italian soldier Marco Morgese; their son Gianluca is the first grandchild of the Patricks. Katherine came out as a lesbian in 2008 and married Alisha Lemieux in 2016.

Religion: Presbyterian

Views on important issues: moderate who advocated social liberal policy and embraced Obamacare. Increased transport spending and increased state taxes to pay, against climate change. Unclear where he is on Medicare for All and Green New Deal. Pro-gun control, which proposes a ban on selling multiple weapons after Sandy Hook.

Would write history as: No clear claim

Slogan: To be announced

BERNIE SANDERS

Age on the opening day: 79

Participation in the race: sources said on January 25, 2019 that he would form an exploratory committee. Officially announced on February 19

Career: currently a senator in Vermont. Student civil rights and anti-Vietnam activist who moved to Vermont and worked as a carpenter and radical filmmaker. Serial failed political candidate in the 1970s, he ran as a socialist for mayor of Burlington in 1980 and served two terms ending in 1989, and won a seat in Congress as independent in 1990. Run for the Senate in 2006 elections as independent with Democratic approval and won the third term in 2018. Hillary Clinton challenged the Democratic nomination in 2016 but lost. Campaign has since been struck by accusations of sexual harassment – for which he apologizes – and criticized for the “Bernie bro” culture

Family: born of a Jewish immigrant father and the daughter of Jewish immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. First marriage to college love Deborah Shiling Messing in 1964 ended in divorce in 1966; had son Levi in ​​1969 with then girlfriend Susan Cambell Mott. Married Jone O’Meara in 1988 and considers her three children, all adults, to be his. The couple has seven grandchildren. His older brother Larry is a former Green Party councilor in Oxfordshire, England.

Religion: secular Jewish

Views on important issues: openly socialist and standard bearer for the left-wing bend of the Democratic party. Want federal $ 15 minimum wage; banks apart; trade union membership encouraged; free tuition fees; universal healthcare; redistribution tax; he opposed the war in Iraq and also the US who led the fight against ISIS and wants troops who come mostly from Afghanistan and the Middle East

Would write history as: the oldest elected president; first Jewish president

Slogan: Not me. U.S.

TOM STEYER

Age on inauguration day 2021: 63

Registered race: July 9, 2019

Career: currently retired. He was born into a wealthy family in New York and was educated at the elite Phillips Exeter Academy, the same as rival Andrew Yang and Yale, then Stanford Business School. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs banker who founded his own hedge fund in 1986 and made himself a billionaire; Investments include sub-prime lenders, private prisons and coal mines. Resigned in 2012 to focus on advocating alternative energy. For years democratic activist and donor who started a campaign in October 2017 to accuse Trump. The $ 1.6 billion in assets has made him one of the largest individual donors to the Democrats

Family: Married Kathryn Taylor in 1986; they have four adult children who have been told that they will not inherit most of his fortune. Announced last November he and his wife were going to live apart. Father Roy was a Nuremberg attorney

Religion: Episcopalian

Views on important issues: on the left side of the field despite being a hedge fund tycoon. Supports health care for one payer, minimum wage increases and free public university. He previously spoke in favor of Bernie Sanders’ agenda. Aggressive support for measures against climate change, including the demolition of fossil fuels

Would write history as: Richest Democratic president ever

Slogan: Actions speak louder than words

ELIZABETH WARREN

Age on the opening day: 71

Participation in the race: set up an exploratory committee on 31 December 2018

Career: currently a senator in Massachusetts. Assistant professor and academic who became an expert on bankruptcy law and became a professor at Harvard. Walked for the Senate and won in 2012 and defeated incumbent Scott Brown, who held it by 60% to 36% in 2018. Is on the shortlist as the running mate of Hillary and campaigned for her in 2016

Family: mother of two married twice and grandmother of three. The first husband and father of her children was her lover in high school. Second husband Bruce Mann is a professor of law at Harvard. Daughter Amelia Tyagi and son Alex Warren have both been involved in her campaigns. Has controversially claimed that the native American roots; DNA test suggested that she is as small as 1,064th Native American

Religion: Raised Methodist, now described as a Christian without a fixed church

Views on important issues: was a registered republican who voted for the party but registered as a democrat in 1996. Pro: higher taxes on the rich; banking regulations; Dream Act path to citizenship for ‘dreamers’; abortion and gay rights; campaign finance restrictions; and public health expansion – although it still needs to be precisely described how that would happen. Against: American presence in Afghanistan and Syria; liberalization of gambling

Would write history as: First female president

Slogan: Warren has a plan for that

ANDREW YANG

Age on inauguration day: 46

Registered race: Submitted papers November 6, 2018

Career: no current job. Went to the public school in New York, where he describes being bullied with racist statements, and then the elite Phillips Exeter Academy boarding school – the same as rival Tom Steyer. Brown and Columbia graduated in law who have left a career as a lawyer and subsequently started a dotcom-flop, and subsequently became an executive in health care and education who have set up a non-profit Venture for America

Family: Married with wife Evelyn with two sons, of whom he said he is in the autism spectrum. His parents were both immigrants from Taiwan who met at the University of California, Berkeley, as graduates

Religion: reformed church

Opinions on important issues: warns of the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, wants $ 1,000 per month universal basic income and regulated social media. Spoke against male circumcision. Want a state monitor to tackle ‘fake news’.

Would write history as: First Asian-American President

Slogan: Humanity First

AND THOSE WHO WITHDRAWN

CORY BOOKER, New Jersey Senator

Registered race: 1 February 2019

Closing: January 13, 2020

STEVE BULLOCK, Governor of Montana

  • Registered race: May 14, 2019
  • Closing: December 2, 2019

JULIÁN CASTRO, former Minister of Housing

  • Registered race: January 18, 2019
  • Closing: January 2, 2020

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, senator of New York

  • Registered race: January 16, 2019
  • Closing: 28 August 2019

BILL DE BLASIO, mayor of New York City

  • Registered race: May 16, 2019
  • Closing: September 20, 2020

MIKE GRAVEL, former governor of Alaska

  • Registered race: April 2,2019
  • Closing: 2 August 2019

KAMALA HARRIS, senator from California

  • Registered race: January 21, 2019
  • Closing: December 3, 2019

JOHN HICKENLOOPER, former governor of Colorado

  • Registered race: March 4, 2019
  • Closing: 15 August 2019

JAY INSLEE, Governor of Washington

  • Registered race: March 1, 2019
  • Closing: August 21, 2019

WAYNE MESSAM, mayor of Miramar, Florida

  • Registered race: March 28, 2019
  • Closing: November 20, 2019

SETH MOULTON, congressman from Massachusetts

  • Registered race: April 22,2019
  • Closing: 23 August 2019

RICHARD OJEDA, former senator of the state of West Virginia

  • Registered race: November 12, 2018
  • Closing: January 25, 2019

BETO O’ROURKE, former congressman from Texas

  • Registered race: March 14, 2019
  • Closing: November 1, 2019

TIM RYAN, congressman from Ohio

  • Registered race: April 4, 2019
  • Closing: 24 October 2019

JOE SESTAK, former Congressman from Pennsylvania

  • Registered race: 23 June 2019
  • Closing: December 1, 2019

ERIC SWALWELL, congressman from California

  • Registered race: April 8, 2019
  • Closing: July 8, 2019

MARIANNE WILLSAMSON, author

  • Registered race: November 15, 2018
  • Closing: January 10, 2020

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