15 to the Power of 20

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20 Days Ago…

I’ve continued the Power Ranking of 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Since the last list… Bill De Blasio has withdrawn his candidacy, bringing the total of declared and running candidates to 19… Elizabeth Warren’s polling and fundraising number has pushed her solidly ahead in the primary and is now considered a front-runner by many… Bernie Sanders had to suspend campaigning due to what was later revealed to be a heart attack… Two additionally candidates, Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer, have qualified for the October 15th Debate… the President asked the Presidents of China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, causing Democrats to launch an Impeachment Inquiry, which has implications for the President and Vice President.

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.  Nancy Pelosi – Speaker of the House, California – 79 (Last 20: Unranked)

19.  Wayne Messam – Mayor, Florida – 45 (Last 20: #20)

18.  Joe Sestak – Former Congressman, Pennsylvania– 67 (Last 20: #19)

17.  John Delaney – Former Congressman, Maryland – 56 (Last 20: #18)

16.  Tim Ryan – Congressman, Ohio – 46 (Last 20: #15)

15.  Michael Bennet – Senator, Colorado– 54 (Last 20: #14)

14.  Marianne Williamson– Entrepreneur/Author , California– 67 (Last 20: 16)

13.  Steve Bullock – Governor, Montana – 53 (Last 20: #13)

12.  Tulsi Gabbard – Congresswoman, Hawaii – 38 (Last 20: #12)

11.  Tom Steyer – Businessman, California – 62 (Last 20: #11)

10.  Julian Castro – Former HUD Secretary, Texas – 45 (Last 20: #9)

9.   Andrew Yang – Entrepreneur, New York – 44 (Last 20: #8)

8.   Amy Klobuchar – Senator, Minnesota – 59 (Last 20: #10)

7.   Beto O’Rourke – Former Congressman, Texas – 47 (Last 20: #7)

6.   Cory Booker – Senator, New Jersey – 50 (Last 20: #6)

5.   Pete Buttigieg – Mayor, Indiana – 37 (Last 20: #5)

4.   Kamala Harris – Senator, California – 54 (Last 20: #4)

3.   Bernie Sanders – Senator, Vermont – 78 (Last 20: #3)

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

1.   Elizabeth Warren – Senator, Massachusetts – 70 (Last 20: #2)

 

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