Early Runners

With a very competitive presidential run approaching in 2020, some candidates have announced their campaigns very early, intending to get a headstart over the competition. Here are some names that have been talked about as potential president material from both parties.

For the Republican party, President Donald Trump has already announced his campaign for reelection, and it seems highly unlikely that any candidate will challenge him from within the Republican party. According to Fox News, Trump held his first rally to campaign for reelection on February 18, 2017, setting the record for the earliest beginning of any president’s reelection campaign.

While the Republican party is sticking with one candidate, it seems that the Democratic party is going the opposite route, with many names being headlined. As of March 1, eleven liberal politicians have officially begun their presidential campaigns, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Of these, many are current politicians. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, and Governor Jay Inslee are all running.

Also officially campaigning for the Democratic Party’s vote are former Rep. John Delaney, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, author Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Beside the multitude of names already thrown in for consideration, many voters are hopeful for former Vice President Joe Biden to join the campaign.

On Election Day 2020, the current FHS senior and junior class will be old enough to vote, as will some of the older sophomores. It’s important to know who the candidates are so that when it’s time to cast your vote, you’ll know exactly who you want to see as our next president.

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