The former vice president remains the frontrunner in the 2020 race. But after a poor performance at the first presidential debate, where his record on race was attacked by Kamala Harris, his lead has evaporated.
Biden raised $21.5 million in the second quarter.
"The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America — America — is at stake."
The New Jersey senator launched his White House bid highlighting his experience as Newark mayor. Booker, one of two black candidates in the race, has sharply criticized Biden over his nostalgic remarks about working with segregationist colleagues when he was a young senator in the 1970s.
Booker’s campaign said it raised more than $1 million off of his performance at the first Democratic debate.
“Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose. Together, America, we will rise.”
Bullock, the 22nd candidate to enter the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, didn’t make the first debate stage. Still, he’s hoping to set himself apart as a Democratic governor from a state that Trump won by 20 points.
The Montana governor has made more than half a dozen trips to Iowa since he began weighing a 2020 run.
"We must keep fighting against the outsized influence corporations and special interests have on our democracy — Americans deserve no less."
Mayor of South Bend, Ind., 37
The 37-year-old openly gay Democrat with a funny name has surpassed all expectations in polling and fundraising. But Buttigieg has also had trouble attracting black voters due, in part, to a controversy involving the police in South Bend.
Buttigieg raked in $24.8 million in campaign donations in the second quarter, more than any other candidate.
“It is a season for boldness and it is time to focus on the future.”
The former Maryland congressman, who in 2017 became the first Democratic candidate to declare a 2020 bid, had an 18-month head start to set up field operations in early voting states like Iowa.
Delaney has visited all 99 Iowa counties — twice.
"The American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible."
Gabbard's nascent presidential bid got off to a rocky start. Less than a week after she announced her 2020 candidacy, she issued an apology for antigay views she expressed in the past. The Iraq war veteran has also faced criticism for a secret meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in Damascus in 2017 at the height of that country’s devastating civil war.
The former California attorney general and ex-San Francisco district attorney’s campaign has been surging after a strong performance at the first presidential debate, where she attacked Joe Biden’s record on race.
Harris raised nearly $12 million during the second quarter, including $2 million in 24 hours following the first debate.
“We were raised by a community with a deep belief in the promise of our country and a deep understanding of the parts of that promise that still remain unfulfilled."
The Miramar, Fla., mayor launched his unlikely presidential bid by highlighting his roots as the son of Jamaican immigrants. He did not qualify for the first Democratic presidential debate, which was held in his home state.
“My father came to this country from Jamaica as a contract sugarcane cutter, chasing the American dream. And I’m living that American dream. But I see that American dream slipping away for a lot of people.”
U.S. representative from Texas, 46
The former Texas congressman, who lost a bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in a surprisingly competitive 2018 U.S. Senate race, is attempting to lean on the donor base he established during that high-profile race.
O'Rourke’s campaign says he has visited more cities and towns than any candidate in the 2020 presidential race.
“It’s hard to make a rational case for an emergency declaration or troops on the border or any amount of additional border wall or border fencing or steel slats. The border has never been as safe and secure as it is now."
On June 23, the retired three-star Navy admiral and former two-term congressman from Pennsylvania became the latest candidate to announce a bid for the Democratic nomination.
“Our country desperately needs a president with a depth of global experience and an understanding of all the elements of our nation’s power."
Billionaire investor and activist, 62
Steyer surprised many political observers when he announced in January he would not run for president. But six months later, the outspoken advocate for Trump's impeachment reversed course, announcing his bid in July.
"The other Democratic candidates for president have many great ideas that will absolutely move our country forward, but we won't be able to get any of those done until we end the hostile corporate takeover of our democracy."
The Massachusetts senator has found success by rolling out more policy proposals than virtually any other candidate, pushing the “Warren has a plan for that” slogan.
Warren's campaign says she raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, more than tripling the amount she raised in the first.
"The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else."
The self-help author and “spiritual adviser” launched her long-shot campaign for the Democratic nomination as a “co-creative effort, an effort of love, a gift of love. And she boosted her profile during the first debate.
“First of all, Donald Trump is president. This idea of predicting who can win, we should throw that out the window.”
The former Massachusetts governor, who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, was the first Republican — and is so far the only — to announce a primary challenge to President Trump.
"We have a president whose priorities are skewed toward promotion of himself rather than toward the good of the country.”
The New York senator is running on an all-purpose list of popular Democratic issues: for health care and education reform and against racism, corruption, corporate greed and the influence of special interests. And, of course, Donald Trump.
“I’m going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”
The 89-year-old former U.S. senator from Alaska was hoping to qualify for one of the Democratic debates before bowing out, but subsequently decided to drop his bid and endorse Bernie Sanders.
"The goal will not be to win, but to bring a critique of American imperialism to the Democratic debate stage."
Former governor of Colorado, 67
The former Colorado brewery owner turned governor entered the race by casting himself as a moderate Democratic in a crowded presidential field. But his campaign struggled to attract support, and he bowed out in August.
Hickenlooper raised just over $1 million in the second quarter.
"This country needs a leader who doesn’t just give lip service to unity, but who actually has real experience bringing people together in order to get things done."
The Washington governor, who was running on a single-issue platform to combat climate change, bowed out of the race in late August.
"[Trump] is wrong about the basic character of the American people, and he is wrong about the science of climate change. And that’s going to be proven in the next election cycle if I have anything to do about it.”
U.S. representative from Massachusetts, 40
The Massachusetts congressman, who served four tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, was running as a moderate Democrat and outspoken critic of Trump's foreign policy. But Moulton's message failed to connect with voters.
"I believe it’s time for a new generation of leadership, and we gotta send Donald Trump packing.”
U.S. representative from California, 38
The millennial California congressman focused his campaign around gun safety and a passing of the torch to the next generation of Democrats, but failed to gain traction.
"I’m encouraged because I think the country wants someone who is going to go big, go bold, and do good. And I’m excited to offer that vision."
The Massachusetts congressman, whose family name almost guarantees his inclusion on lists of potential Democratic candidates, has repeatedly said he isn't interested in running for president in 2020. And in February, Kennedy endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president at her campaign launch rally.
“The state of our union is hopeful, resilient, enduring.”
The junior senator from Connecticut, who has become an outspoken critic of President Trump, has been mentioned as possible presidential contender. But his name has cropped up more often on lists of potential running mates for the 2020 Democratic ticket.
"100 people die from guns every day. That’s a national emergency."
Governor of Rhode Island, 48
The moderate Democratic governor of Rhode Island told the New York Times she is not interested in a presidential bid.
"It takes a lot of spine to be a centrist in America today."
Former daytime television host, 65
The talk show icon fueled some 2020 buzz last year when her best friend, Gayle King, said she was thinking about a possible presidential run and Winfrey, herself, gave a rally-like speech at the Golden Globes. But she has since pulled back on her bid talk.
"Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have."
Former Georgia state representative, 45
The former Georgia House minority leader, who narrowly lost a race for governor last year, flirted with a bid but ultimately ruled out a 2020 run for both a president and the U.S. Senate, focusing instead on fighting voter suppression.
"We may come from different sides of the political aisle, but our joint commitment to the ideals of this nation cannot be negotiable."
The former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist flirted with a Democratic presidential bid. But he decided the field was too crowded and will, instead, work to defeat Trump by supporting the party's nominee.
“It’s clear that this president, at this point, cannot be helped.”
U.S. senator from Ohio, 66
The progressive Democratic senator, who cruised to reelection in Ohio in 2018, embarked on a listening tour of all four early primary states to test out his Midwestern populist message. But in early March, he announced that he would not seek the presidency, saying, “I will keep calling out Donald Trump and his phony populism.”
“I’ll put up my progressive bona fides up against anybody."
Despite having one of the highest unfavorable ratings of any politician in the country, the 2016 Democratic nominee reportedly told friends she was not ruling out another run for the presidency. Clinton, though, ultimately did rule it out.
"The real national emergencies: Relentless gun violence. Children separated from their families at the border. Climate change. Americans dying for lack of health care."
The Oregon senator, who was one of the few Democrats to endorse Bernie Sanders's presidential bid in 2016, was considering his own run for the presidency on a similarly progressive platform. But Merkley ultimately ruled that out.
"America is a democratic republic. Not a dictatorship. Not a monarchy. In America, the people have the power."