Democratic Presidential Candidate List – Update #5

Updated: March 19, 2020

A lot has happened in the past few weeks. The world has experienced a full blown pandemic, COVID-19, the U.S. stock market is in a tailspin and the list of Democratic Presidential candidates is down to two. Here is an updated list.

The active Democratic contenders are, in alphabetical order:
Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States
Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont

A total of twenty-four candidates have dropped out, withdrawn or suspended their campaigns to date. They are, in chronological order:
Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman from Hawaii, March 19, 2020
Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts, March 5, 2020
Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, March 4, 2020
Amy Klobuchar, Senator from Minnesota, March 2, 2020
Pete Buttigieg, former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, March 1, 2020
Tom Steyer, former hedge fund executive, February 29, 2020
Decal Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts, February 12, 2020
Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado, February 11,2020
Andrew Yang, tech company executive, February 11, 2020
John Delaney, former Congressman from Maryland, January 31, 2020
Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey, January 13, 2020
Marianne Williamson, author, January 10, 2020
Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, January 2, 2020
Kamala Harris, Senator from California, December 3, 2019
Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana, December 2, 2019
Joe Sestak, former Congressman from Pennsylvania, December 1, 2019
Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida, November 20, 2019
Beto O’Rourke, former Congressman from Texas, November 1, 2019
Tim Ryan, Congressman from Ohio; October 24, 2019
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City; September 20, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator from New York; August 28, 2019
Seth Moulton, Congressman from Massachusetts; August 23, 2019
Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State; August 21, 2019
John Hickenlooper, former Governor of Colorado; August 15, 2019
Eric Swalwell, Congressman from California; July 8, 2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is technically still a contender, although she last appeared in a presidential debate on November 20 and currently has two pledged delegates to July’s Democratic National Convention.

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Author: Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.