As predicted, there is a crowded field of Democrats seeking the party's nomination for president in 2020. Here's a look at the field so far, including candidates who have announced or are exploring bids, plus one who joined and already dropped out:
SOURCE: The Associated Press and The Washington Post
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DES MOINES, Iowa — The last time Democrats scouted for a presidential nominee who could strip the White House from Republicans, the party supported additional fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Same-sex marriage was illegal in 49 states, and few Democratic candidates were pushing to change that. And only one long-shot presidential hopeful talked about "Medicare for all."
There has been only one time in U.S. political history that more than one woman was a candidate for the same party's presidential nomination. It was during the 1972 campaign: Rep. Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink, D-Hawaii, the first woman of color elected to Congress, ran against Shirley Chisholm in the Oregon primary as an anti-war candidate. She dropped out after receiving only 2 percent of the vote.
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