Former Vice President Joe Biden remains at the top of the Democratic presidential field in a new poll, even as he has battled a controversy over his interactions with women.
Biden’s expected entry into the race will see him join a crowded roster, with Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, a champion of gun-law reform, becoming the latest to announce he’s making a White House bid.
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado; Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio; and Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam have all also recently gotten into the race.
Biden last week pledged to be “more mindful” after a number of women complained about unwanted physical contact. He leads in the RealClearPolitics average of polls for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and a Morning Consult poll released late Monday, Biden was nine points ahead of next-closest contender Bernie Sanders.
Read: Biden says he’ll be ‘more mindful’ about personal space after a number of complaints.
The goal for many is simply to get on the stage in June for the first of a dozen planned primary debates in the 2020 election cycle. Others hope to seize the front-runner mantle and ultimately, perhaps, a sense of inevitability.
But that is a ways down the road. The first voter verdicts will come on Feb. 3, 2020, with the Iowa caucuses.
Here is the MarketWatch list of candidates, in no particular order, and the status of their deliberations based on their announcements and reviews of local and national news organizations:
|Name||Age||State of candidacy|
|Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts||69||Running for president.|
|Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii||37||Running for president.|
|Ex-HUD chief Julián Castro||44||Running for president.|
|Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York||52||Running for president.|
|Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland||55||Running for president.|
|Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America||44||Running for president.|
|Sen. Kamala Harris||54||Running for president.|
|Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota||58||Running for president.|
|Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey||49||Running for president.|
|South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg||37||Running for president.|
|Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont||77||Running for president.|
|Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper||67||Running for president.|
|Washington Gov. Jay Inslee||68||Running for president.|
|Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas||46||Running for president.|
|Marianne Williamson, author and activist||66||Running for president.|
|Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam||44||Running for president.|
|Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio||45||Running for president.|
|Former Vice President Joe Biden||76||Has said he’s very close to a decision. Leaning toward running.|
|Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado||54||Running for president.|
|Rep. Eric Swalwell of California||38||Running for president|
|Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe||62||Said he is close to making a decision.|
|Montana Gov. Steve Bullock||52||Has said he would not decide until May 1 when the 2019 Montana legislature adjourns.|
|New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio||57||De Blasio has made four trips to Iowa and is considering a run. His wife said the “timing is not exactly right” for a bid.|
|Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts||40||Says he’s taking a “serious look” at running.|
|Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams||45||Says she’s “not going to dismiss it out of hand the way others do.”|