8 to the Power of 20

20 Days Ago…

I’ve continued the Power Ranking of the 20 Democratic Candidates for the 2020 Democratic Primary to be concluded on its 20th iteration the day of the 2020 Iowa Caucus.

Since the last list… Kamala Harris impressed during questioning of Attorney General Barr during his senate hearing… the number of declared candidates has increased to an unprecedented 23 candidates running for the Democratic Primary… Pete Buttigieg has faced his first serious criticism… Several candidates, including Buttigieg, Bennet and Ryan had notable late night national televised appearances…

Reminder, this is a “power ranking” and not a list of my favorites in the order I’d like them. But taking in the news cycle over the last 20 days and other pertinent data, this ranking is just a snapshot of where I think the candidates are and where the voters are in their likelihood to select them as the Democratic Nominee for the 2020 Presidential Race.

So don’t be mad at me. Tell your candidate to get better.

So without further adieu…

20.  Michael Bennet – Senator, Colorado – 54 (Last 20: Unranked)

19.  Tulsi Gabbard – Congresswoman, Hawaii – 38 (Last 20: #16)

18.  Bill De Blasio – Mayor, New York – 58 (Last 20: Unranked)

17.  Seth Moulton – Congressman, Massachusetts – 40 (Last 20: 15)

16.  Steve Bullock – Governor, Montana – 53 (Last 20: Unranked)

15.  Eric Swalwell – Congressman, California – 38 (Last 20: #13)

14.  Andrew Yang – Entrepreneur, New York – 44 (Last 20: 17)

13.  Julian Castro – Former HUD Secretary, Texas – 44 (Last 20: #10)

12.  John Hickenlooper – Former Governor, Colorado – 67 (Last 20: #11)

11.  Tim Ryan – Congressman, Ohio – 45 (Last 20: #14)

10.  Jay Inslee – Governor, Washington – 68 (Last 20: #12)

9.   Kirsten Gillibrand – Senator, New York – 52 (Last 20: #8)

8.   Cory Booker – Senator, New Jersey – 50 (Last 20: #9)

7.   Amy Klobuchar – Senator Minnesota – 58 (Last 20: #7)

6.   Beto O’Rourke – Former Congressman, Texas – 46 (Last 20: #4)

5.   Kamala Harris – Senator, California – 54 (Last 20: #6)

4.   Pete Buttigieg – Mayor, Indiana – 37 (Last 20: #3)

3.   Elizabeth Warren – Senator, Massachusetts – 69 (Last 20: #5)

2.   Bernie Sanders – Senator, Vermont – 77 (Last 20: #2)

1.   Joe Biden – Former Vice President, Delaware – 76 (Last 20: #1)

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