It might be too soon to think about it, but many of these candidates have started to give donations, build coalitions and woo voters in the nonstop campaign to get to the White House. Right after the 45th president of the USA – Donald Trump – got into his office as a president, the race for becoming the next president in 2021 – Jan. 20 has begun.
Let’s check out the future candidates of 2020.
Donald Trump – Republican
Usually presidents get more terms, but some people, like Chris Christie – New Jersey Governor, believe that ‘Four years is a long time, and especially for someone who has not spent a lifetime in politics, so I think those years affect him differently’. He also added that he will support him if he runs again.
John Kasich – Republican
John Kasich, the Ohio Gov. criticizes Trump’s policies and behavior. He might run for president, as he will no longer be able to run as governor in 2018, so he might look for a new job.
If Trump wants to run again in 2020, he will face a challenge.
Mike Pence – Republican
Trump’s right hand has been reported to have spent a lot of time in ‘cultivating some of the party’s most prominent donors, courting conservative interest groups’ (The New York Times). Pence also said that he’s getting prepared to run a campaign if Trump will no longer run for the second term.
Tom Cotton – Republican
He gave a speech saying that he is ‘ready for that new beginning’, but he denied that he was planning to run for president in 2020. He stated that his speech was aimed at being re-elected in the Senate in 2017.
Ben Sasse – Republican
The U.S. senator from Nebraska, and a critic of Trump, has been more than once asked if he would run for president and challenge Trump. He hasn’t denied it, but neither has he admitted such an intention.
Bernie Sanders – Independent
The popular U.S. Senator, followed by many young, liberal members of the Democratic Party has so far been a challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016, in the Democratic presidential nomination. His speeches about income inequality and corruption in the American politics drew large crows on his side.
Elizabeth Warren – Democrat
Taking a stance against Wall Street, the U.S. senator from Massachusetts has a good reputation, siding with the middle class.
Joe Biden – Democrat
Joe Biden was a former U.S. senator and was vice president for two terms, when Barack Obama was president. He launched American Possibilities – a political action committee, ‘dedicated to electing people who believe that this country is about dreaming big’. He also stated that he hasn’t decided not to run: ‘We’ll see what happens’.
Cory Booker – Democrat
The former mayor of Newark, New Jersey and U.S senator, Cory Booker is thought to have started his campaign for 2020 when he opposed a colleague in the U.S Senate:
“If confirmed, Senator Sessions will be required to pursue justice for women, but his record indicates that he won’t. He will be expected to defend the equal rights of gay and lesbian and transgender Americans, but his record indicates that he won’t. He will be expected to defend voting rights, but his record indicates that he won’t. He will be expected to defend the rights of immigrants and affirm their human dignity, but the record indicates that he won’t.”
Julian Castro is starting to gain a lot of fans in the Democratic Party. Former the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, he got into President Barack Obama’s cabinet. He was called the ‘Latino Obama’ and he could become the first Latino president. He launched a political action committee, called ‘Opportunity First’, which means he’s preparing for his 2020 campaign.