Democratic Presidential Candidates Overview

Elizabeth Warren has “got a plan,” as she so often says at her rallies. Warren is known for her extremely detailed plans and blueprints. She and Amy Klobuchar are the only two women candidates running, after Kamala Harris dropped out. People also view her as a middle ground between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Mrs Warren says “It’s time for women to go to Washington and fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top.” Warren is at 16% in  polls.

Bernie Sanders is known for appealing to the younger voters to make college tuition free. Sanders is viewed as a more radical candidate, being a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, compared to most of his fellow candidates. Mr. Sanders “The only way we will win this election and create a government and an economy that works for all is with a grassroots movement — the likes of which has never been seen in American history.” Sanders is at 20% in the polls.

Pete Buttigieg is the youngest candidate running, and stresses the importance of addressing climate change and its impact on the planet. He is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indianna and has been since 2012. He is also the first openly gay man running for president. Mr. Buttigeg “Running for office is an act of hope. You don’t do it unless you think the pulleys and levers of our government can be used and if necessary redesigned to make the life of this nation better for us all.” Buttigieg is at 9% in the polls

Mike Bloomberg, is the billionaire CEO of Bloomberg L.P. and was formerly a republican but has switched to the democratic side. His ads often show up on TV or YouTube. Mr. Bloomberg says “Defeating Donald Trump — and rebuilding America — is the most urgent and important fight of our lives. And I’m going all in.” Bloomberg is at 5% in the polls.

Joe Biden is known for being a moderate candidate and has run for president twice before. He thinks of 2020 as his last chance to run for president, seeing as this is his third time running. Mr. Biden says “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.” Biden is at 27% in the polls

Kasidee Law grew up in Manteca, California, and in Fremont. This is her second year at the Hatchet and she is the Opinions Editor. Her goal is to bring different types of opinions to light and open dialogues. Her future plans are going to community college and then transferring to a four year to get her degree in early childhood education.

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