With the current list of 2020 Democratic candidates being sixteen long, with at least one more (former Vice-President Joe Biden) waiting in the wings, the activities for winnowing the field will be quite strenuous. The ability for any candidate to stretch the field and separate themselves from the pack will be a series of maneuvers and missteps.
With his announcement, followed by the one-day fundraising figures of $6.1 million, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) leads in the Money Primary, supplanting US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) figure of $5.8 million. As each candidate struggles to gain any traction and climb out with better than double digits for gauged support and increases in Name Id, it’s clear, the coffers need to continue to fill.
Both O’Rourke and Sanders have a significant amount of breathing space.
In case you are unclear who is on the list here, it is in alphabetical order.
US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, IN)
Former Transportation Secretary Julian Castro (D)
Former Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI02)
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA)
US Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-Miramar, FL)
Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
Andrew Yang (D-NY)