UPDATED: April 4, 2019

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan appeared on The View to announce that, after months of speculation, he is in the 2020 race. “Our country has been divided for a long time,” Ryan said. “The first thing we have to do is unify.”

Ryan has long been seen as a player in the “moderate” lane of the 2020 primary and some speculated that he was waiting to see if Joe Biden would actually get in the race.  Instead, Ryan announced the day after Joe Biden made it all but official.

In his “non-apology apology” video released on Wednesday, Biden begins by saying “Folks, in the coming months I’ll be talking to you about a whole lot of issues.”  It’s hard to imagine what other issues the former vice president would have to chat about than a 2020 POTUS bid.

And then there’s this from the world of billionaire/environmental activist/impeachment advocate Tom Steyer:

“While Tom Steyer announced back in January that he would not make a presidential run in 2020, a poll going around Iowa raises new questions on whether he might be reconsidering that option. A Starting Line reader received a polling call yesterday afternoon in which various messages on a possible Steyer candidacy were tested.”

As Iowa Starting Line notes, “with an unsettled field with no clear front-runner, Steyer could still jump right in, starting out with a large financial advantage and a massive email list.”

An updated list of the declared/potential 2020 candidates is below:




Senator Michael Bennet (CO)

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg (NYC)

Senator Cory Booker (NJ)*

Gov. Steve Bullock (MT)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN)*

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro*

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (??)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY)

Mayor Bill de Blasio (NYC)

Rep. John Delaney (MD)*

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI)*

Senator Kristen Gillibrand (NY)*

Senator Kamala Harris (CA)*

Gov. John Hickenlooper (CO)*

Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)*

Former Secretary of State John Kerry

Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)*

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (VA)

Rep. Seth Moulton (MA)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX)*

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH)*

Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)*

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA)

Billionaire Tom Steyer

Entrepreneur Andrew Wang*

Author Marianne Williamson*

Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA)*

*indicates a candidate who has formally declared his/her candidacy or created an exploratory committee.



Entrepreneur Mark Cuban

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz



Attorney Michael Avenatti

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg (NYC)

Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)

Senator Bob Casey (PA)

Mayor Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder

Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans)

Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)

Senator Chris Murphy (CT)

State Senator Richard Ojeda (WV)

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (MD)

Former Gov. Deval Patrick (MA)

Billionaire Tom Steyer


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