Six Democratic presidential candidates are preparing to leave Tuesday night in Des Moines in the first debate of the year, but the 2020 field still counts more than a dozen to start the peak season.
Thirteen Democrats are vying for the party's nomination, and the Iowa Caucuses are less than a month away. The field shrank by one on Friday when author Marianne Williamson ended her campaign and said she didn't want to make it more difficult for a progressive to win.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead national polls, though Senator Bernie Sanders and ex-South Bend (Indiana), Mayor Pete Buttigieg, have surpassed him in polls about Iowa, which, thanks to its premiere, plays a vital role in -the nation- caucuses. Senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped to fourth place in the Iowa election, and has also lost ground in the national election and given second place to Sanders. Late Friday, Sanders took first place in a new poll at Des Moines Register / CNN / Mediacom Iowa.
The Democratic Party's pool of hope in the White House has contracted from its original size of over two dozen, but other candidates have submitted late submissions. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, officially launched his campaign on November 24, the former Massachusetts governor. Deval Patrick The billionaire Tom Steyer announced his run in July.
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Steyer was the sixth candidate to qualify for Tuesday night's debate last week. He will be on stage with Biden, Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren.
Other Democrats who want to take over President Donald Trump in November include businessman Andrew Yang, Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado and MP Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii.
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After the Iowa meetings, Democrats will shift focus to priority in New Hampshire and beyond as the candidates want to pick up the 1885 delegates to secure the Democratic Party's nomination.
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Here is the MarketWatch list of applicants and the status of their candidacies based on what they say:
|Surname||Age||Status of the candidacy|
|Former Georgian governor candidate Stacey Abrams||46||Said on August 13 that she was not running as president.|
|Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado||55||Running for the president.|
|Former Vice President Joe Biden||77||Running for the president.|
|The billionaire Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City||77||Running for the president.|
|Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey||50||Running for the president.|
|Montana governor Steve Bullock||53||Candidate for the presidency and resigned on December 2nd.|
|Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg||37||Running for the president.|
|Ex-HUD boss Julián Castro||45||Candidate for the president, canceled on January 2.|
|New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio||58||Applyed for the president, dropped out on September 20.|
|Former MP John Delaney of Maryland||56||Running for the president.|
|MP Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii||38||Running for the president.|
|Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York||53||Applyed for the president, dropped out on August 28.|
|Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel||89||Applyed for the president, dropped out on August 6.|
|Senator Kamala Harris from California||55||Candidate for the presidency and resigned on December 3.|
|Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper||67||Applyed for the president, dropped out on August 15.|
|Jay Inslee, governor of Washington||68||Applyed for the president, dropped out on August 21.|
|Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota||59||Running for the president.|
|Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam||45||Candidate for president, dropped out on November 29.|
|MP Seth Moulton of Massachusetts||41||Candidate for the presidency and resigned on August 23.|
|Former MP Beto O’Rourke of Texas||47||Candidate for president, dropped out on November 1.|
|Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick||63||Running for the president.|
|MP Ryan from Ohio||46||Applyed for the president, dropped out on October 24.|
|Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont||78||Running for the president.|
|Former MP Joe Sestak from Pennsylvania||68||Candidate for the presidency and resigned on December 1st.|
|Tom Steyer, billionaire investor and activist||62||Running for the president.|
|MP Eric Swalwell from California||39||Candidate for the president, canceled on July 8th.|
|Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts||70||Running for the president.|
|Marianne Williamson, author and activist||67||Candidate for the president, canceled on January 10.|
|Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America||44||Running for the president.|