There's just over a year to go until the 2020 presidential election, but the competition to potentially replace Donald Trump in the White House is already stiff.
There's a lot to keep track of, but we're here to help. Here's TheWrap's list of everyone who is running for president so far — and who has dropped out.
Joe Biden – Democratic Party
April 25, 2019
The former Obama VP was a late entry to the race, formally declaring his run for the presidency on April 25. But he's long been a presumed frontrunner, leading many early polls. This is his third presidential run, and for months he's been telling anyone who'll listen that he'd be the most qualified candidate
for the job. He's also already been under scrutiny over criticism about his behavior with women, prompting him to post a video
promising he'd be "more mindful and respectful" of a woman's "personal space."
Biden has also been prone to embarrassing slips of the tongue, among them placing the assassinations of RFK and MLK in "the late '70s
," mistaking his campaign's text number for a website
, waxing nostalgic about his friendships with Senate segregationists
, and saying
"poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
Elizabeth Warren – Democratic Party
Feb. 9, 2019
The Massachusetts Senator formally announced her candidacy on Feb. 9 at a rally in her home state, and shortly after followed up with a tweet that read:
"I believe in an America of opportunity. My daddy ended up as a janitor, but his little girl got the chance to be a public school teacher, a college professor, a United States Senator – and a candidate for President of the United States. #Warren2020."
Bernie Sanders – Democratic Party
Feb. 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders, the runner-up in the 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination, has recorded a campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, according to a report in Politico
Pete Buttigieg – Democratic Party
April 14, 2019
The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana would become the first openly gay presidential nominee
from a major political party. Buttigieg's platform includes a
plan to further empower Black America and economic reform.
Julián Castro – Democratic Party
Jan. 12, 2019
The former mayor of San Antonio -- and former Obama cabinet member -- supports
immigration reform and eliminating lead poisoning.
Tulsi Gabbard – Democratic Party
Jan. 11, 2019
Gabbard, a U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, endorsed Bernie Sanders in 2016, but in 2020 she's all-in on herself. Gabbard is running on
immigration and criminal justice reform.
Cory Booker – Democratic Party
Feb. 1, 2019
The New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark formally tossed his name into the presidential hat on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month. Booker plans to
end mass incarceration if he were to be elected president.
Marianne Williamson – Democratic Party
Jan. 28, 2019
The "Healing the Soul of America" author and founder of Project Angel Food announced her candidacy during a political rally at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 28. If elected president, Williamson would be in favor of
reparations and "economic justice for women and children."
Andrew Yang – Democratic Party
Nov. 6, 2017
The entrepreneur and son of immigrant parents from Taiwan became a contender a year ago, telling The New York Times
that he will advocate for a universal basic income.
John Delaney – Democratic Party
July 28, 2017
The U.S. Representative for Maryland's 6th district declared back in July 2017
. He says he'll "end reckless trade wars and expand trade," "create a universal health care system" and "launch a national AI strategy."
Amy Klobuchar – Democratic Party
Feb. 10, 2019
The Minnesota Democrat, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, announced her bid on Feb. 10, 2019, saying that she wanted to work for "everyone who wanted their work recognized." Klobuchar's key issues she wants to tackle if elected president include
revising voting rights protections and prioritizing cybersecurity.
Michael Bennet – Democratic Party
May 2, 2019
The Colorado senator has been a vocal supporter
on advancing the field of artificial intelligence and expanding
the Child Tax Credit. He didn't qualify for the fourth Democratic debate but he's vowed to keep running.
Wayne Messam – Democratic Candidate
March 28, 2019
The mayor of Miramar, Florida, a city near Miami, is a first-generation American who has called for end the filibuster
and erasing student debt.
He only raised $5 -- five -- during the quarter
that ended Sep. 30, but he's still in the race.
Tom Steyer – Democratic Party
July 9, 2019
The billionaire and climate change activist entered the race in July, saying in a video
"if you think that there's something absolutely critical, try as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may. And that's exactly what I'm doing. My name's Tom Steyer, and I'm running for president."
Joe Sestak – Democratic Party
June 23, 2019
The former Pennsylvania Congressman has a plan for America
that includes investing in American manufacturing and strengthening antitrust laws.
Steve Bullock – Democratic Party
May 14, 2019
The Montana governor supports
universal health care and immigration reform.
Bill Weld – Republican Party
April 15, 2019
Weld is a former Governor of Massachusetts who has been on the record about his displeasure of Trump, specifically Trump's desire to be more of a "king than a president."
Joe Walsh – Republican Party
August 25, 2019
The former congressman from Illinois turned conservative talk show host announced in August 2019 that he would enter the GOP primaries to challenge President Trump. "I'm running because he's unfit; somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative. The country is sick of this guy's tantrum -- he's a child," he told ABC News
Seth Moulton – Democratic Party
April 22, 2019
August 23, 2019
The Massachusetts congressman and Iraq War veteran ended his campaign for president in a speech to the DNC in San Fransisco. “I think it’s evident that this is now a three-way race between Biden, Warren and Sanders, and really it’s a debate about how far left the party should go,” Mr. Moulton told
the New York Times.
April 8, 2019 Dropped Out:
July 8, 2019
The California congressman wrote in a statement on his campaign's website
about his decision to bow out of the 2020 presidential race, "I’ll never forget the people I met and lessons I learned while travelling [sic] around our great nation – especially in the communities most affected by gun violence."
March 4, 2019 Dropped Out:
Aug. 15, 2019
The former Colorado governor supported
stricter gun control laws and free trade.
Jay Inslee – Democratic Party
Entered Race: March 1, 2019 Dropped Out: Aug. 21, 2019
The Governor of Washington ran on a platform focused on climate change, proposing a "100% Clean Energy for America Plan" that would see emissions drop to zero by 2035.
He announced he was dropping out of the race during an appearance on "The Rachel Maddow Show."
"It's become clear that I'm not going to be carrying the ball," Inslee told Maddow. "I'm not going to be the President, I'm withdrawing tonight from the race."
Inslee added that he's optimistic that climate change will be a major part of the Democratic party's priorities.
Kirsten Gillibrand - Democratic Party
Jan. 15, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
The senator from New York announced her bid Tuesday, Jan. 15
on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." Gillibrand, whose campaign slogan is "Brave Wins," supported
paid family leave and protecting women's rights.
On August 28, 2019, she announced her withdrawal. "To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Now, let's go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate," she tweeted
Howard Schultz – Independent
Sept. 6, 2019
In January the former Starbucks CEO expressed initial interest in running. In August, Schultz reportedly suspended
his campaigning until after Labor Day, citing medical issues. In September, Schultz cited those issues and more in a letter
on his website as reasons he had to take himself out of the running.
"My belief in the need to reform our two-party system has not wavered, but I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve our country at this time," he wrote.
Schultz is a co-founder of the venture capital firm Maveron, which is an investor in TheWrap.
Bill De Blasio – Democratic Party
May 16, 2019
Sept. 20, 2019
The New York City mayor was looking for
more taxes for the wealthy and regulating "gig jobs" under his proposed Universal Labor Standards.
Beto O'Rourke – Democratic Party
Entered Race: March 14, 2019
Dropped Out: November 1, 2019
The former congressman from El Paso, Texas, announced he is running for president on March 14, saying: "This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us," and that the challenges have never been greater. "They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America," he added. O'Rourke has already made a name for himself as a record-breaking fundraiser, the subject of an HBO documentary and a favorite among Hollywood elite. He dropped out Nov 1., tweeting, "I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee."
Mark Sanford – Republican Party
Entered Race: Sept. 8, 2019
Dropped Out: November 12, 2019
The former governor of South Carolina -- who resigned in disgrace in 2007 after lying about an extramarital affair -- announced his challenge to Trump, saying, "We have lost our way." Sanford, who was also a U.S. congressman from 1995 to 2001 and 2013 to 2019, pledged to tackle the nation's ballooning national debt and reverse Trump's policies on trade protectionism. He dropped out in November saying the issues on his platform were overshadowed by the ongoing impeachment process.