Potential 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

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Democrats 2020 Election: 6 Democrats Who Can Beat Donald Trump Include Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker (New Jersey) Booker, 47, has a compelling background that includes rescuing a woman from a burning building and going out of his way as the Mayor of Newark to shovel a resident’s driveway after a snowstorm. Booker, who is up for Senate re-election in 2020, was reportedly on Clinton’s short list to be her running mate and has a reputation as a reformer. The Rhodes Scholar has a likable personality and will have plenty of experience by 2020.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) Brown is another Democrat who leans left of the party. The raspy-voiced labor advocate isn’t talked about quite as much as Elizabeth Warren or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (who doesn’t make this list because of his age) but may be just as appealing to Democrats as either of them. There was some talk before the 2016 Democratic primary as to why progressives weren’t “begging him” to run. He's popular in Ohio, a crucial swing state.

Julian Castro (Texas) Castro, 42, received consideration over the summer to serve as Clinton's running mate. He has been the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2014. As a Hispanic politician from Texas, he will have a good chance to rally a crucial voter demographic. The former San Antonio Mayor has an identical twin brother, Joaquin.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (New York) Cuomo has tried to position himself as the face of progressive politics as the governor of New York State, endorsing a $15 minimum wage, gay marriage, among other measures. Still, he’s been criticized for economic and budget stances like cutting taxes for the wealthy, which may hurt his chances in a theoretical 2020 run.

Sen. Tim Kaine (Virginia) As Clinton's running mate, the former governor of Virginia has immediate name appeal and comes from a state that is pivotal for his presidential hopes. Kaine, 58, also speaks Spanish, which is important considering Latinos are still an important voter bloc and may be even more crucial in 2020. But Democrats may prefer a candidate with less political experience.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) Warren is commonly brought up as a strong candidate because she has relentlessly fought against Wall Street and has proven herself to be an effective campaigner this year, attacking Trump on behalf of Clinton. She’s beloved by the left, like Sanders, but at 71 years of age in 2020, would be the oldest elected president in history. Meanwhile, Massachusetts nominees have had poor success, with Michael Dukakis, John Kerry and Mitt Romney all falling short.

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I don't know a ton about Booker, but from the few speeches I've seen him do, he's got good potential. I'm open to voting Democrat if a good candidate is chosen and Trump stumbles during his first term. I may vote 3rd party or write in again if we end up with another couple of terrible candidates.

Word to the DNC, please vet your candidates before and during the primaries. Avoid anyone saddled with the kind of baggage Hillary had and you'll have a decent chance of making Trump a one term President.
 

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Right now I'm thinking Booker is a go for 2020. Warren is just as strong a candidate though I don't understand why a lot of people dislike her?
 

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I don't know but my Mother, who could not bring herself to vote for Hillary, loves her some Castro. Given she couldn't vote for Hillary, take this with a grain of salt, other than he apparently has cross-over appeal.
 

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Right now I'm thinking Booker is a go for 2020. Warren is just as strong a candidate though I don't understand why a lot of people dislike her?

Because she's a contender. Republicans smear all the contenders which leads to the whole Making-of-a-Murderer effect.
 

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I think you will see a strong push for Tulsi Gabbard start to develop soon. And I think she's going to be a very formidable candidate, especially among younger people and the Bernie demographic, which may be redundant.
 

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I think you will see a strong push for Tulsi Gabbard start to develop soon. And I think she's going to be a very formidable candidate, especially among younger people and the Bernie demographic, which may be redundant.

A lot of Republicans would vote for her. I would in a heartbeat. I like her better than Booker. She's light years better than Trump and 90% of the rest of the politicians on both sides of the aisle.
 

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I think you will see a strong push for Tulsi Gabbard start to develop soon. And I think she's going to be a very formidable candidate, especially among younger people and the Bernie demographic, which may be redundant.

I'd like to see a matchup between Nikki Haley and Tulsi Gabbard. That would be fun.
 
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A lot of Republicans would vote for her. I would in a heartbeat. I like her better than Booker. She's light years better than Trump and 90% of the rest of the politicians on both sides of the aisle.

She is a surfer too!

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And serves our country!

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I like her a lot!
 

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