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2020 presidential election: potential candidates



With the midterm elections over, speculation has already turned to who is likely to make a presidential bid in 2020.

The field of potential Democratic candidates is crowded, while no Republican has emerged so far as likely to challenge President Donald Trump.

As the contenders emerge, Democrats will be considering the lessons from the midterm’s victories, losses, and surprises.

The record number of women elected to Congress — as well as polling that shows all of the most likely women to run would beat Trump — will also be on Democrats’ minds.

The race has recently seen some big developments. Attorney Michael Avenatti announced that he will not run, despite stoking speculation for months. Former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts is expected to say he will not launch a 2020 presidential campaign.

Here are the most likely 2020 presidential contenders.

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