Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

A record number of candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
In November, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run in the Alabama and Arkansas, and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick also announced a presidential bid.
The most recent Democratic candidates to drop out were former Rep. Joe Sestak and former Gov. Steve Bullock.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and former GOP congressman Joe Walsh are also challenging Trump in the Republican primary.
Here’s a list of the major party 2020 presidential candidates.
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Soon after assuming the office of the presidency in January 2017, President Donald Trump filed preliminary paperwork that laid the groundwork for re-election in 2020.

Currently, 16 Democratic contenders are lined up to challenge Trump — making for one of the largest and most diverse primary fields in recent history. So far, several Democrats have also dropped out of the race.

In November, two new candidates joined the Democratic field. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run in the Alabama and Arkansas, and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick also announced a presidential bid on November 14.

The most recent Democratic candidates to drop out were former Rep. Joe Sestak and former Gov. Steve Bullock.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, six current and former US Senators, two current and former members of the House of Representatives, three mayors, one governor, two businessmen, and one prominent author are now in the race.

Trump is also facing opposition within his own party. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, and former GOP congressman and conservative radio host Joe Walsh are both challenging Trump in the Republican primary. Former South …read more

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