DFL voters in Minnesota will have the choice of 15 candidates to run on the Democratic ticket in the 2020 presidential elections.
The DFL Party revealed the choices that voters will face when they cast their ballots on Super Tuesday, Mar. 3.
They are as follows:
- Michael Bennet – U.S. Senator for Colorado.
- Joe Biden – former Vice President of the United States.
- Michael Bloomberg – billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City.
- Cory Booker – U.S. Senator for New Jersey.
- Pete Buttigieg – mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
- Julian Castro – former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, former Secretary of HUD.
- John Delaney – former U.S. Rep. in Maryland.
- Tulsi Gabbard – U.S. Rep. in Hawaii.
- Amy Klobuchar – U.S. Senator for Minnesota.
- Deval Patrick – former Governor of Massachusetts, civil rights lawyer.
- Bernie Sanders – U.S. Senator for Vermont.
- Tom Steyer – billionaire businessman, liberal activist from New York.
- Elizabeth Warren – U.S. Senator for Massachusetts.
- Marianne Williamson – author and peace activist who is a native of Houston.
- Andrew Yang – former corporate attorney, entrepreneur and nonprofit founder from New York.
- Any as yet- uncommitted candidates.
"Minnesota voters have the opportunity to choose between 15 highly qualified candidates for the Democratic nomination, any one of whom would make a better president than Donald Trump," the DFL said on Tuesday.
The frontrunners based on the polls so far appear to be Biden, Warren, and Sanders, with Buttigieg also in the mix while Minnesota's own Klobuchar is hanging in there.
Bloomberg, a recent entry to the race who has spent huge sums on TV advertising, is polling about the same level as Klobuchar, per Fox News.
Biden appears to be more popular with older Democratic voters, while younger voters appear to be leaning towards the more progressive Warren and Sanders.
The choice in the DFL primary is in huge contrast to the choices offered to GOP voters in the 2020 primary, with the Minnesota Republican Party only offering the option of Donald Trump and a write-in option, despite at least 3 primary challengers having presented themselves.