The 2020 presidential race is well underway. While the first primary contests are still nearly a year away, Democrats have been lining up to challenge President Donald Trump for months.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar have entered the fray, as well as Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who came within 2 percentage points of unseating Sen. Ted Cruz, is in. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has emerged as a surprising standout. Former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy after months of speculation, becoming an early frontrunner.
On the Republican side, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is the first person to challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 nomination. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is also reportedly considering joining the race. While the president remains unpopular with the general electorate, his approval rating among Republicans hovers between 80 and 90 percent.