Until The Iowa Caucuses on February 3rd, 2020!

Iowa Caucuses - February 3rd, 2020 - Speculation.

Before the November 3rd, 2020 presidential election, the two main political parties will start reducing the number of candidates for President by determining who will finish first in the Iowa Caucuses. The question is, who will finish in the top half of each party? The most important aspect of the Iowa Caucuses is that it fleshes out who has the financial stamina; It's highly unlikely that an individual candidate will go on to win their parties nomination without finishing in the top half of the Iowa Caucuses.  The upcoming Iowa Caucuses will start with almost 20 Democratic candidates and at least two Republican candidates for President. President Trump, up for re-election in 2020, survived most of the 2018 midterm elections with just losing the House of Representatives.  However, with a single Republican challenger on the horizon, will this be the beginning of a  serious threat to his winning the party's nomination?  Or will it only serve to be a media distraction? Over all, the question is still, how will the sitting President do in the November 3rd, 2020 election?

About Iowa's 'First in the Nation' Status.


The State of Iowa will hold its' caucus on February 3rd, 2020, tentatively.  Under the state law, it is sanctioned to be the first caucus held in the Nation.  (See  https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iacode/2001supplement/43/4.html.)  In the last 40 years, starting in the 1970's when Iowa moved its' caucus to be the first in the nation, Iowa has become a predictor in identifying the top three candidates from both parties.  Only those candidates who finish in the top half of their party typically move on to campaign strong in other states. In fact, in the past, the Iowa Caucuses have become more of a clearing field in determining which candidates will stay in the race and which candidates will throw in the towel. This would appear to be a more accurate depiction of Iowa's role in the presidential campaigns than in determining which candidate will be nominated by their respective party. Iowa does play a big part in allowing candidates a chance to showcase their political prowess to a fairly middle of the road state.  (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucus.)  In 10 out of 12 caucuses, Iowa has picked the top 3 candidates from both parties who would later win their party's nomination. In 7 out of 12 caucuses, Iowa has actually picked the winning candidate who would later go on to become the next President of the United States.

Who is Running for President in 2020?

 The state of Iowa will see a visit by almost all of the individuals running for President in 2020. The current count has about 25 candidates, 23 Democrats and 2 Republicans.  Not all of these individuals will be running by the end of March 2020. Only a select few will make it.

Republican Candidates for President of the United States

Donald Trump (R)

45th President of U.S.

Current Office Holder

Mark Sanford (R) Former U.S. Representative from South Carolina  No Longer In Office
Joe Walsh (R) Former U.S. Representative from Illinois No Longer In Office

Bill Weld (R)

Former Governor of Massachusetts

No Longer In Office


Democratic Candidates for President of the United States

Michael Bennet (D)

U.S. Senator from Colorado

Currently In Office

Joe Biden (D)

Former Vice President of U.S.

No Longer In Office

Cory Booker (D)

U.S. Senator from New Jersey

Currently In Office

Steve Bullock (D)

Governor of Montana

Currently In Office

Pete Buttigieg (D)

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Currently In Office

Julian Castro (D)

Former Mayor of San Antonio

No Longer In Office

John Delaney (D)

Former U.S. Representative from Maryland

No Longer In Office

Tulsi Gabbard (D)

U.S. Representative from Hawaii

Currently In Office

Kamala Harris (D)

U.S. Senator from California

Currently In Office

Amy Klobuchar (D)

U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Currrently In Office

Wayne Messam (D)

Mayor of Miramar, Florida

Currently In Office

Beto O'Rourke (D)

Former U.S. Representative from Texas

No Longer In Office

Tim Ryan (D)

U.S. Representative from Ohio

Currently In Office

Bernie Sanders (D)

U.S. Senator from Vermont

Currently In Office

Joe Sestak

Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

No Longer In Office

Tom Steyer (D)

No Government Office Held


Elizabeth Warren (D)

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Currently in Office

Marianne Wiliamson (D)

No Government Office Held


Andrew Yang (D)

No Government Office Held


No Longer Candidates for President of the United States

Bill de Blasio (D) Mayor of New York City Currently In Office

Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

U.S. Senator from New York

Currently In Office

Mike Gravel (D)

Former U.S. Senator from Alaska

No Longer In Office

John Hickenlooper (D)

Former Governor of Colorado

No Longer In Office

Jay Inslee (D)

Governor of Washington

Currently In Office

Seth Moulton (D)

U.S. Representative from Massachusetts

Currently In Office

Richard Ojeda (D)

Former State Senator from West Virginia

No Longer In Office

Eric Swalwell (D) U.S. Representative from California Currently In Office