UPDATED Feb. 22, 2020, at 2:10 PM

The 2020 Endorsement Primary

Which Democratic candidates are receiving the most support from prominent members of their party?

Why we’re tracking endorsements
Photo of Joe BidenJoe Biden
267 points
Photo of Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
104
Photo of Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
93
Photo of Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
63
Photo of Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar
59
Photo of Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
50
Photo of Tom SteyerTom Steyer
2
Photo of Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
95
Photo of Cory BookerCory Booker
62
Photo of Beto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke
19
Photo of Michael BennetMichael Bennet
18
Photo of Julian CastroJulian Castro
14
Photo of Jay InsleeJay Inslee
11
Photo of Steve BullockSteve Bullock
9
Photo of John DelaneyJohn Delaney
6
Photo of Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand
3
Photo of John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper
3
Photo of Eric SwalwellEric Swalwell
3
FiveThirtyEight’s point scale
Photo of Joe Biden
Joe Biden
former vice president
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 20Richard SaslawVirginia Senate majority leader 2
Feb. 19Sylvia R. GarciaU.S. representative from Texas 3
Feb. 16Kate MarshallNevada lieutenant governor 2
Feb. 14Steven A. HorsfordU.S. representative from Nevada 3
Feb. 11Troy Carter Sr.Louisiana Senate Democratic caucus chairman 2
Feb. 10Donna SoucyNew Hampshire Senate president 2
Feb. 6Grace DiazDNC member from Rhode Island 1
Feb. 4Fredrick LoveArkansas House minority leader 2
Feb. 4Alex PadillaCalifornia secretary of state 2
Feb. 2Danny K. DavisU.S. representative from Illinois 3
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Total: 267
Photo of Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
former mayor of New York
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 20Pete AguilarU.S. representative from California 3
Feb. 20Josh GottheimerU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 20Nita LoweyU.S. representative from New York 3
Feb. 19J. Todd RutherfordSouth Carolina House minority leader 2
Feb. 19Mary-Ann BaldwinMayor of Raleigh, North Carolina 3
Feb. 13Vi LylesMayor of Charlotte, North Carolina 3
Feb. 13Ted DeutchU.S. representative from Florida 3
Feb. 13Sylvester TurnerMayor of Houston 3
Feb. 12Kionne McGheeFlorida House minority leader 2
Feb. 12Gregory W. MeeksU.S. representative from New York 3
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Total: 104
Photo of Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. senator from Massachusetts
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 21Suzanne BumpMassachusetts state auditor 2
Feb. 17Celina VasquezDNC member from Texas 1
Feb. 17Regina RomeroMayor of Tucson, Arizona 3
Feb. 4Kevin LemboConnecticut state comptroller 2
Jan. 28Tina KotekOregon House speaker 2
Jan. 28Val HoyleOregon commissioner of labor and industries 2
Jan. 21Kathleen SullivanDNC member from New Hampshire 1
Jan. 21Joe MoodyTexas House speaker pro tem 2
Jan. 21Jose R. RodriguezDNC member from Texas 1
Jan. 18Janet PetersenIowa Senate minority leader 2
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Total: 93
Photo of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
U.S. senator from Vermont
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 20Jesus "Chuy" GarciaU.S. representative from Illinois 3
Feb. 14Bill de BlasioFormer 2020 candidate 5
Jan. 19Pramila JayapalU.S. representative from Washington 3
Jan. 16Mark PocanU.S. representative from Wisconsin 3
Jan. 8Megan E. GreenDNC member from Missouri 1
Nov. 21, 2019Ted TerryDNC member from Georgia 1
Oct. 27, 2019Rashida TlaibU.S. representative from Michigan 3
Oct. 22, 2019Jeri D. ShepherdDNC member from Colorado 1
Oct. 22, 2019Terry L. TuckerDNC member from Colorado 1
Oct. 19, 2019Alexandria Ocasio-CortezU.S. representative from New York 3
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Total: 63
Photo of Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. senator from Minnesota
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 16Peter FranchotMaryland state comptroller 2
Feb. 12Nicholas MattielloRhode Island House speaker 2
Feb. 12Dominick RuggerioRhode Island Senate president 2
Feb. 1Linda SánchezU.S. representative from California 3
Dec. 17, 2019Melvin CarterMayor of St. Paul, Minnesota 3
Oct. 10, 2019Susan KentMinnesota Senate minority leader 2
Oct. 10, 2019Betty McCollumU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
June 28, 2019Collin C. PetersonU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
March 3, 2019Ed RendellFormer DNC chair
Feb. 10, 2019Tim WalzGovernor of Minnesota 8
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Total: 59
Photo of Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg
mayor of South Bend, Indiana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 21Toni AtkinsCalifornia Senate president pro tem 2
Feb. 20Cyrus HabibWashington lieutenant governor 2
Feb. 14Jenny WilsonDNC member from Utah 1
Feb. 13Eleni KounalakisCalifornia lieutenant governor 2
Feb. 6Andy KimU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 6Joe HogsettMayor of Indianapolis 3
Jan. 15Ann KusterU.S. representative from New Hampshire 3
Jan. 12David LoebsackU.S. representative from Iowa 3
Jan. 9Anthony BrownU.S. representative from Maryland 3
Jan. 1Mark LaCheyDNC member from Michigan 1
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Total: 50
Photo of Tom Steyer
Tom Steyer
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 12Gilda Cobb-HunterDNC member from South Carolina 1
Jan. 3Jeff BermanDNC member from District of Columbia 1
Total: 2
Photo of Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
U.S. senator from California
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Nov. 22, 2019Salud CarbajalU.S. representative from California 3
Nov. 21, 2019Stacey E. PlaskettU.S. representative from Virgin Islands 3
Sept. 12, 2019Ruben GallegoU.S. representative from Arizona 3
Aug. 15, 2019Marcia L. FudgeU.S. representative from Ohio 3
Aug. 1, 2019Brenda LawrenceU.S. representative from Michigan 3
July 28, 2019Danny K. DavisU.S. representative from Illinois 3
July 12, 2019Robert TrammellGeorgia House minority leader 2
July 3, 2019Jahana HayesU.S. representative from Connecticut 3
June 30, 2019Frederica WilsonU.S. representative from Florida 3
June 30, 2019Bobby L. RushU.S. representative from Illinois 3
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Total: 95
Photo of Cory Booker
Cory Booker
U.S. senator from New Jersey
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Sept. 12, 2019Nikki Ford BarnesDNC member from Florida 1
Aug. 1, 2019Khary PenebakerDNC member from Wisconsin 1
June 14, 2019George E. Norcross IIIDNC member from New Jersey 1
June 3, 2019Mark SmithDNC member from Iowa 1
April 12, 2019John GrahamDNC member from New Jersey 1
April 12, 2019Bernadette P. McPhersonDNC member from New Jersey 1
Feb. 21, 2019Josh GottheimerU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019Andy KimU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019Mikie SherrillU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019Donald Payne Jr.U.S. representative from New Jersey 3
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Total: 62
Photo of Beto O'Rourke
Beto O'Rourke
former U.S. representative from Texas
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Sept. 11, 2019Jose R. RodriguezDNC member from Texas 1
June 25, 2019Salud CarbajalU.S. representative from California 3
May 9, 2019Jeff BermanDNC member from District of Columbia 1
March 14, 2019Stephanie MurphyU.S. representative from Florida 3
March 14, 2019Sean Patrick MaloneyU.S. representative from New York 3
March 14, 2019Kathleen RiceU.S. representative from New York 3
March 14, 2019Joe MoodyTexas House speaker pro tem 2
March 14, 2019Veronica EscobarU.S. representative from Texas 3
Total: 19
Photo of Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 6Jared GoldenU.S. representative from Maine 3
Jan. 13Michael HancockMayor of Denver 3
Dec. 8, 2019Phil WeiserColorado attorney general 2
Dec. 6, 2019John HickenlooperFormer 2020 candidate 5
Nov. 5, 2019Roy RomerFormer DNC chair 5
Total: 18
Photo of Julian Castro
Julian Castro
former U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Nov. 18, 2019Celina VasquezDNC member from Texas 1
Nov. 5, 2019Jose R. RodriguezDNC member from Texas 1
Nov. 5, 2019Joe MoodyTexas House speaker pro tem 2
Aug. 2, 2019Allison A. StephensDNC member from Nevada 1
March 11, 2019Vicente GonzalezU.S. representative from Texas
Feb. 19, 2019Colin AllredU.S. representative from Texas 3
Jan. 12, 2019Joaquin CastroU.S. representative from Texas 3
Jan. 12, 2019Ron NirenbergMayor of San Antonio 3
Total: 14
Photo of Jay Inslee
Jay Inslee
governor of Washington
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
June 20, 2019Derek KilmerU.S. representative from Washington 3
May 23, 2019Kim SchrierU.S. representative from Washington 3
March 1, 2019Bob FergusonWashington attorney general 2
March 1, 2019Rick LarsenU.S. representative from Washington 3
Total: 11
Photo of Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
governor of Montana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
June 26, 2019Jan M. BauerDNC member from Iowa 1
June 9, 2019Jon TesterU.S. senator from Montana 6
May 16, 2019Tom MillerIowa attorney general 2
Total: 9
Photo of John Delaney
John Delaney
former U.S. representative from Maryland
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Feb. 27, 2019Juan VargasU.S. representative from California 3
July 28, 2017David TroneU.S. representative from Maryland 3
Total: 6
Photo of Kirsten Gillibrand
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. senator from New York
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
March 17, 2019Carolyn MaloneyU.S. representative from New York 3
Total: 3
Photo of John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper
former governor of Colorado
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
March 7, 2019Michael HancockMayor of Denver 3
Total: 3
Photo of Eric Swalwell
Eric Swalwell
U.S. representative from California
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
April 14, 2019Ruben GallegoU.S. representative from Arizona 3
Total: 3

The 2020 endorsement pool

Every potential endorser we’re tracking
Endorsed a candidate
representatives senators governors past presidents and vice presidents past nominees mayors people in statewide office current party leaders former party leaders state legislative leaders DNC members

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