Can any of these potential candidates defeat President Donald Trump?
7th – Hillary Clinton
Believe it or not, but Clinton is the betting markets’ seventh favourite to be the Democratic party’s 2020 pick. After losing to Donald Trump only last year, a Clinton candidacy, let alone a nomination, seems unlikely, but it is worth remembering that she won the 2016 popular vote.
Ladbrokes odds: 16/1 (via Oddschecker).
6th – Joe Biden
America’s former VP ruled out a 2016 run, but could he make a national comeback in three years time? CNN reported in September that the 74 year-old’s daughter said that the most recent Democratic Vice President could be considering a 2020 presidential bid.
Ladbrokes: 14/1. William Hill 10/1.
5th – Michelle Obama
Could America’s former first lady run for public office? The betting markets certainly seem to think she is in with a shot of becoming the Democratic Party’s nominee, but Obama has other ideas. According to the Herald, she has no plans to run in 2020.
4th – Cory Brooker
Brooker is a US Senator representing New Jersey, a position he has held since 2013. The Hill reports that Brooker is undecided about a 2020 bid. Could he be the breath of fresh air the party needs?
William Hill: 8/1.
3rd – Bernie Sanders
Sanders lost in 2016, but could he win in three years-time? If he ran, there is no doubt that he would gain substantial support from those on the left of the party, but it is worth considering that he will be approaching 80 by the time of the next election. Could he pass the baton on to someone else with similar progressive views?
2nd – Elizabeth Warren
Warren is a strong progressive senator from Massachusetts who could energise the party and take the fight to Donald Trump. Will she be crowned nominee in 2020?
Ladbrokes 6/1, Betfred 7/1.
1st – Kamala Harris
Unlike Warren, who has been in the senate since 2013, Harris is a new figure on the national stage, having only been elected Senator for California last year. Nonetheless, she is gaining momentum, as shown by being the betting markets’ number one favourite to finish the job Hillary Clinton started by taking down Donald Trump. Plenty of outlets are reporting that Harris could be considering a 2020 presidential run, most recently the Capitolist. Ladbrokes: 5/1, William Hill 6/1.
All odds via Oddschecker and accurate on 12th October.