2020 presidential candidates

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2020 is just around the corner and most juniors and seniors here at Bothell are going be able to vote in this upcoming presidential election. Some candidates are getting ready or already have been campaigning. Here is a list of the candidates so far that have officially been announced:

John Delany (D): A congressman from Maryland who was the first to announce their running for the presidential seat.

Richard Ojeda (D): A retired Army major, and former West Virginia State Senator who has been active in many of the teacher protests.

Elizabeth Warren (D): A Senator from Massachusetts, she believes in fighting against big corporations who are damaging the middle class.

Kamala Harris (D): A Senator from California who according to the New York Times, “has championed a liberal civil-rights agenda in the Senate.”

Julian Castro (D): The Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He strongly believes in immigration reform as well as universal healthcare.

Tulsi Gabbard (D): Congresswoman from Hawaii who has been known for her support of Bernie Sanders. According to the New York Times, she also has a strong stance opposing “American military intervention overseas.”

Kirsten Gillibrand (D): A Senator from New York who has said she is running because “as a young mom I am going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”

Andrew Yang (D): According to the New York Times he believes, “Establishing a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for all Americans,” would greatly benefit the US.

There have been no Republican candidates yet officially declaring they are going to run, leaving Donald Trump the only one to run for the GOP so far.