Until The Iowa Caucuses on February 3rd, 2020!

Iowa Caucuses 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 flushes 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.

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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 45th President of U.S. Current Office Holder
Mark Sanford Former U.S. Representative from South Carolina  No Longer In Office
Joe Walsh Former U.S. Representative from Illinois No Longer In Office
Bill Weld Former Governor of Massachusetts No Longer In Office

 

Democratic Candidates for President of the United States

Michael Bennet U.S. Senator from Colorado Currently In Office
Joe Biden Former Vice President of U.S. No Longer In Office
Cory Booker U.S. Senator from New Jersey Currently In Office
Steve Bullock Governor of Montana Currently In Office
Pete Buttigieg Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Currently In Office
Julian Castro Former Mayor of San Antonio No Longer In Office
John Delaney Former U.S. Representative from Maryland No Longer In Office
Tulsi Gabbard U.S. Representative from Hawaii Currently In Office
Kamala Harris U.S. Senator from California Currently In Office
Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator from Minnesota Currrently In Office
Wayne Messam Mayor of Miramar, Florida Currently In Office
Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator from Vermont Currently In Office
Joe Sestak Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania No Longer In Office
Tom Steyer No Government Office Held N/A
Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Currently in Office
Marianne Wiliamson No Government Office Held N/A
Andrew Yang No Government Office Held N/A


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