UPDATED Sep. 15, 2019, at 9:10 AM

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
118 points
Photo of Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
92
Photo of Cory BookerCory Booker
58
Photo of Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
46
Photo of Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar
42
Photo of Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
36
Photo of Beto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke
18
Photo of Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
16
Photo of Julian CastroJulian Castro
10
Photo of Steve BullockSteve Bullock
9
Photo of John DelaneyJohn Delaney
6
Photo of Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
1
Photo of Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand
3
Photo of John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper
3
Photo of Eric SwalwellEric Swalwell
3
Photo of Jay InsleeJay Inslee
11
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
Sept. 15Vicente GonzalezU.S. representative from Texas 3
Sept. 12Derrick T. SimmonsMississippi Senate Democratic caucus chairman 2
Aug. 22J. Luis CorreaU.S. representative from California 3
July 29William OwenDNC member from Tennessee 1
July 22Mike DugganMayor of Detroit 3
July 22Eddie Bernice JohnsonU.S. representative from Texas 3
July 2Ned LamontGovernor of Connecticut 8
June 28Barry J. GoodmanDNC member from Michigan 1
June 28Keisha Lance BottomsMayor of Atlanta 3
May 30Al LawsonU.S. representative from Florida 3
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Total: 118
Photo of Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
U.S. senator from California
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Sept. 12Ruben GallegoU.S. representative from Arizona 3
Aug. 15Marcia L. FudgeU.S. representative from Ohio 3
Aug. 1Brenda LawrenceU.S. representative from Michigan 3
July 28Danny K. DavisU.S. representative from Illinois 3
July 12Robert TrammellGeorgia House minority leader 2
July 3Jahana HayesU.S. representative from Connecticut 3
June 30Frederica WilsonU.S. representative from Florida 3
June 30Bobby L. RushU.S. representative from Illinois 3
June 25William Lacy Clay Jr.U.S. representative from Missouri 3
June 21Alcee L. HastingsU.S. representative from Florida 3
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Total: 92
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
Aug. 1Khary PenebakerDNC member from Wisconsin 1
April 12John GrahamDNC member from New Jersey 1
April 12Bernadette P. McPhersonDNC member from New Jersey 1
Feb. 21John CurrieDNC member from New Jersey 1
Feb. 21Donald NorcrossU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21Jeff Van DrewU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21Andy KimU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21Josh GottheimerU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21Frank Pallone Jr.U.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21Tom MalinowskiU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
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Total: 58
Photo of Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. senator from Massachusetts
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Sept. 12Maura HealeyMassachusetts attorney general 2
Aug. 13Mike FrerichsIllinois state treasurer 2
July 30Raul GrijalvaU.S. representative from Arizona 3
July 30Katherine ClarkU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
July 30Andy LevinU.S. representative from Michigan 3
July 30Debra A. HaalandU.S. representative from New Mexico 3
July 21David BoniorFormer U.S. House Democratic whip 5
May 12Catherine ByrneNevada state controller 2
April 26Michael DukakisPast presidential nominee 5
April 19Kate DonaghueDNC member from Massachusetts 1
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Total: 46
Photo of Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. senator from Minnesota
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
June 28Collin C. PetersonU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
March 3Ed RendellFormer DNC chair
Feb. 10Tim WalzGovernor of Minnesota 8
Feb. 10Tina SmithU.S. senator from Minnesota 6
Feb. 10Jacob FreyMayor of Minneapolis 3
Feb. 10Angie CraigU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
Feb. 10Dean PhillipsU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
Feb. 10Melissa HortmanMinnesota House speaker 2
Feb. 10Peggy FlanaganMinnesota lieutenant governor 2
Feb. 10Julie BlahaMinnesota state auditor 2
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Total: 42
Photo of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
U.S. senator from Vermont
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Sept. 1Troy JacksonMaine Senate president 2
Aug. 31Curtis WyldeDNC member from Missouri 1
July 23Tim AsheVermont Senate president pro tem 2
July 23T.J. DonovanVermont attorney general 2
July 23Beth PearceVermont state treasurer 2
July 23Doug HofferVermont state auditor 2
July 23Mary M. SullivanDNC member from Vermont 1
June 28Keith EllisonMinnesota attorney general 2
April 18Michelle DeatrickDNC member from Michigan 1
March 25Susie A. ShannonDNC member from California 1
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Total: 36
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
June 25Salud CarbajalU.S. representative from California 3
May 9Jeff BermanDNC member from District of Columbia 1
March 14Joe MoodyTexas House speaker pro tem 2
March 14Sean Patrick MaloneyU.S. representative from New York 3
March 14Stephanie MurphyU.S. representative from Florida 3
March 14Veronica EscobarU.S. representative from Texas 3
March 14Kathleen RiceU.S. representative from New York 3
Total: 18
Photo of Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg
mayor of South Bend, Indiana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Aug. 10Josh BoscheeNorth Dakota House minority leader 2
July 17Jeff YarbroTennessee Senate minority leader 2
April 24Don BeyerU.S. representative from Virginia 3
April 14Nan WhaleyDNC member from Ohio 1
April 14Steve AdlerMayor of Austin, Texas 3
April 11Steven GrossmanFormer DNC chair 5
Total: 16
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
Aug. 2Allison A. StephensDNC member from Nevada 1
March 11Vicente GonzalezU.S. representative from Texas
Feb. 19Colin AllredU.S. representative from Texas 3
Jan. 12Ron NirenbergMayor of San Antonio 3
Jan. 12Joaquin CastroU.S. representative from Texas 3
Total: 10
Photo of Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
governor of Montana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
June 26Jan M. BauerDNC member from Iowa 1
June 9Jon TesterU.S. senator from Montana 6
May 16Tom 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. 27Juan VargasU.S. representative from California 3
July 28, 2017David TroneU.S. representative from Maryland 3
Total: 6
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. 19Michael A. NutterDNC member from Pennsylvania 1
Total: 1
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 17Carolyn 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 7Michael 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 14Ruben GallegoU.S. representative from Arizona 3
Total: 3
Photo of Jay Inslee
Jay Inslee
governor of Washington
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
June 20Derek KilmerU.S. representative from Washington 3
May 23Kim SchrierU.S. representative from Washington 3
March 1Bob FergusonWashington attorney general 2
March 1Rick LarsenU.S. representative from Washington 3
Total: 11

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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