Election 2020

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Another Big Name Entering 2020 Presidential Race

Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly announces her plans to Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - She's in: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday announced to Stephen Colbert, in an interview airing on his Late Show Tuesday night, that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020, CBS News and CNN report. "I'm going to run for president of the... More »

Trump Mocks Warren, but Critics Fault His Reference

He ridicules the 2020 candidate with a reference to the massacre at Wounded Knee

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos wasn't the only target of President Trump's scorn on Twitter on Sunday night: Trump also mocked 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren over an Instagram Live video. Trump tweeted a link to a snippet of the video, writing, "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as... More »

Another Dem Joins the Fray

Julian Castro announces his candidacy in San Antonio

(Newser) - Julian Castro may already be behind in the polls, but no matter—he's boldly running for president. The former mayor of San Antonio and HUD secretary under President Obama officially announced his candidacy Saturday, framing it in the context of immigration: "When my grandmother got here [from Mexico]... More »

War Veteran Throws Hat in the Ring for 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says it's about 'war and peace'

(Newser) - Think Democrats are running the same old faces in 2020? Try Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who revealed her candidacy Friday: "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," said the 37-year-old Army National Guard veteran on CNN's The ... More »

In Iowa, Warren Faces Question on DNA Test

Potential 2020 candidate says 'I am not a person of color'

(Newser) - There are a whopping 666 days to go until the 2020 presidential election, but potential candidate Elizabeth Warren was in Iowa this weekend and faced a question on the subject of her claim to Cherokee ancestry: "Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder... More »

Martin O'Malley: I'm Not Running in 2020. Here's Who Should

Former Maryland governor endorses Beto O'Rourke

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley, who staged his own "long-shot presidential" campaign, as he calls it, in 2016, reveals his pick for 2020: Beto O'Rourke. In a Des Moines Register column, the former governor of Maryland says he hopes the former Democratic congressman who staged a "courageous run for... More »

Biden Has Been Steering Clear of Corporate Gigs

He's assembled a 2020 'campaign-in-waiting'

(Newser) - With 13 months to go until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden hasn't confirmed whether he is planning a White House bid—but in some ways, the former vice president has been preparing for one since leaving office two years ago. In that time, Biden has managed to strike a... More »

Trump Addresses Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Bid

The president has reportedly spoken out on the US Senator's big announcement

(Newser) - President Donald Trump says he'd "love to run against" Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. Trump says in an interview with Fox News Channel's "All-American New Year" set to air Monday night that... More »

Elizabeth Warren on Her Next Big Move: 'I Need You With Me'

Massachusetts senator announces she's launching exploratory committee for presidential run

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren changed her Twitter handle over the weekend from @elizabethforma to simply @ewarren, prompting whispers that the Massachusetts senator had plans in the works. Those plans came to light early Monday, when Warren, 69, made an announcement that the Washington Post calls a "legal precursor" to a presidential... More »

Jolie in 2020? Her Answer Isn't What We Thought

The acclaimed actor spars with BBC host over possible presidential run

(Newser) - Ready to vote for Angelina Jolie? The actress didn't exactly decline when asked on a BBC radio show Friday whether she might jump into politics, CNN reports. "Honestly, if you'd asked me 20 years ago I would have laughed, I really don't know," says Jolie,... More »

California Changes May Reshape the 2020 Race

Early primary voting will overlap with contests in Iowa and New Hampshire

(Newser) - Go west, 2020 presidential candidates? Early voting in California's primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California's notoriously complex landscape, where campaigning is... More »

2020 Trump Ad Has a Request for Supporters

It asks people to call and leave a personal thank-you to the president

(Newser) - In what Mediaite says appears to be the first 2020 ad for President Trump's re-election campaign, supporters hear an unusual request. Campaign chief Brad Parscale asks them to call an 800 number and leave a personal message of thanks for the president. "We need to let President Trump... More »

2 More Democrats Enter the 2020 Dance

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and former HUD chief Julian Castro

(Newser) - Add two more names to the list of maybe-candidates among Democrats in the 2020 field. Julian Castro , who served as HUD secretary in the Obama administration and is a former mayor of San Antonio, has formed an exploratory committee and will decide by Jan. 12, reports CBS News . "There... More »

Cory Booker Tests Voters: 'Love Is Not a Soft Word'

The New Jersey senator may already be stumping for 2020

(Newser) - Sen. Cory Booker tested the political waters Saturday for a possible presidential run, displaying his warm and inclusive style in New Hampshire—at a time when many Dems are feeling combative, the New York Times reports. "This country has enough hate, enough bigotry, enough anti-Semitism," he tells a... More »

Joe Biden: I'm the 'Most Qualified' to be President

Says he'll decide on a 2020 run on the coming weeks

(Newser) - Joe Biden says he knows who should be the next president: himself. But the former VP says he's not ready to commit to a 2020 run. The comments came Monday during a stop in Montana to plug his book Promise Me, Dad, reports CNN . "I'll be as... More »

Springsteen: I Don't See Anyone Beating Trump

Democrats don't have an 'obvious' candidate, at least for now, he says

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen isn't a fan of President Trump, but he currently likes the president's chances of winning a second term. "I don't see anyone out there at the moment ... the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump," Springsteen tells the... More »

Bernie Sanders Talks About Possibility of a 2020 Run

He says if he's the best person to beat Trump, he'll likely go for it

(Newser) - Bernie 2020? It's a distinct possibility: "If there’s somebody else who appears who can, for whatever reason, do a better job than me, I’ll work my ass off to elect him or her," Bernie Sanders tells New York of the next presidential election. But, the... More »

2 Democratic Longshots Eye 2020 Race

Spirituality guru Marianne Williamson explores a run, and Avenatti is still considering

(Newser) - Oprah says she's not interested in running for president in 2020, but one of her friends definitely is. Marianne Williamson, described by Politico as a "spirituality guru and fixture of Hollywood's New Age community," announced Friday that she's forming an exploratory committee. "We need... More »

Hillary Will Run Again, Returning to Her Old Self

Op-ed makes the case that she's poised to trounce any Democratic challengers

(Newser) - A longtime adviser to Hillary Clinton has made a prediction in the Wall Street Journal that will be very good news to some Democratic voters and very bad news to others: Hillary Clinton is running again. So writes Mark Penn, a pollster and adviser to the Clintons from 1995 to... More »

Some Buzz After Clinton Says 'Well, I'd Like to Be President'

She doesn't want to run, but...

(Newser) - All eyes are on the 2018 midterms—or, most of them. Recode's Kara Swisher brought up the 2020 election with Hillary Clinton during a Friday night Q&A, and Clinton's answer is generating headlines like the Hill's : "Hillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run."... More »

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