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If you can’t keep track of who’s running for President, you’re not alone!

Here’s a closer look at the two dozen candidates currently in the race.

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6 WOMEN

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
  • Marianne Williamson (self-help author)

CONTEXT: No woman has ever served as president, but 15 other women have run for the office.

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3 VETERANS

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, IN) – served in Afghanistan
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) – served in Iraq
  • Rep. Seth Seth Moulton (D-MA) – served in Iraq

CONTEXT: 29 presidents served in the U.S. Military.

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5 MAYORS

  • Fmr. Mayors: Cory Booker (D-Newark, NJ), Julián Castro (D-San Antonio, TX), & John Hickenlooper (D-Denver, CO),
  • Current Mayors: Wayne Messam (D-Miramar, FL), & Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, IN)

CONTEXT: Three mayors went on to become president.

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3 GOVERNORS

  • Fmr. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
  • Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
  • Fmr. Gov. Bill Weld (R-MA)

CONTEXT: 17 governors went on to become president, most recently Pres. George W. Bush.

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7 CURRENT SENATORS

  • Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO)
  • Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

CONTEXT: 16 senators went on to become president, most recently Pres. Barack Obama.

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4 CURRENT MEMBERS
House of Representatives

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), & Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

CONTEXT:  19 House members went on to become president, most recently, Pres. George H.W. Bush (who served as CIA Dir. & Amb. to China before his presidential run).

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5 Would-Be Oldest U.S. Presidents

  • Fmr. VP. Joe Biden (currently 76)
  • Fmr. Sen. Mike Gravel (currently 88)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (currently 77)
  • Pres. Donald Trump (currently 72)
  • Fmr. Gov. Bill Weld (currently 73)

CONTEXT: In 2017, at 70, Pres. Donald Trump became the oldest sworn into office for a first term.

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4 Would-Be Youngest U.S. Presidents

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg (currently 37)
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (currently 38)
  • Rep. Seth Moulton (currently 40)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (currently 38)

CONTEXT: In 1901, Teddy Roosevelt became the youngest U.S. president when he was sworn into office at 42 after assassination of Pres. McKinley.

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As of today, there are two Republican presidential candidates (fmr. MA Gov Bill Weld is challenging Pres. Trump for the GOP nomination) & 22 Dem. presidential candidates. Starbucks founder, Howard Schultz, an independent, remains undecided about officially entering the race.

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