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Active candidates

The following list includes the major candidates who are still running. As of February 12, 2020, the total number of active major candidates is 8.[6] 

 Name  Born  Experience  Home state  Campaign
Announcement date  Ref.   

Joe Biden


Michael Bloomberg  


Pete Buttigieg  January 19, 1982
(age 38)
South Bend, Indiana Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012–2020) Flag of Indiana.svg  


Tulsi Gabbard  April 12, 1981
(age 38)
Leloaloa, American Samoa U.S. representative from HI-02 (2013–present) Flag of Hawaii.svg

Hawaii  Tulsi Gabbard 2020 presidential campaign logo black.svg
Campaign Campaign: January 11, 2019
FEC filing[33]  [34]   Amy Klobuchar 2019 (cropped).jpg


Amy Klobuchar  May 25, 1960
(age 59)

Plymouth, Minnesota U.S. senator from Minnesota (2007–present) Flag of Minnesota.svg
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign Campaign: February 10, 2019
FEC filing[35]  [36]   Bernie Sanders July 2019 (cropped).jpg


Bernie Sanders  September 8, 1941
(age 78)

Brooklyn, New York U.S. senator from Vermont (2007–present)
U.S. representative from VT-AL (1991–2007)
Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (1981–1989)
Candidate for President in 2016 Flag of Vermont.svg
Vermont  Bernie Sanders 2020 logo.svg
Campaign Campaign: February 19, 2019
FEC filing[37]  [38]   Tom Steyer by Gage Skidmore.jpg


Tom Steyer  June 27, 1957
(age 62)

Manhattan, New York Hedge fund manager
Founder of Farallon Capital, Beneficial State Bank, and NextGen America Flag of California.svg
California  Tom Steyer 2020 logo (black text).svg
Campaign Campaign: July 9, 2019
FEC filing[39]  [40]   Elizabeth Warren by Gage Skidmore.jpg


Elizabeth Warren  June 22, 1949
(age 70)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma U.S. senator from Massachusetts (2013–present)
Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2010–2011) Flag of Massachusetts.svg
Massachusetts  Elizabeth Warren 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign Exploratory committee:
December 31, 2018
Campaign: February 9, 2019
FEC filing[41]  [42]  

Other notable individuals with currently active campaigns, but who  did not meet the criteria to become major candidates and are only on the  ballot in a small number of states, include: