UPDATED May 20, 2019, at 11:40 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
88 points
Photo of Cory BookerCory Booker
57
Photo of Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
55
Photo of Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar
39
Photo of Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
25
Photo of Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
22
Photo of Beto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke
15
Photo of Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
12
Photo of Julian CastroJulian Castro
12
Photo of John DelaneyJohn Delaney
6
Photo of Jay InsleeJay Inslee
5
Photo of Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand
3
Photo of John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper
3
Photo of Eric SwalwellEric Swalwell
3
Photo of Steve BullockSteve Bullock
2
Photo of Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
1
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
May 20Tom DaschleFormer U.S. Senate majority leader 5
May 14Filemon VelaU.S. representative from Texas 3
May 3A. Donald McEachinU.S. representative from Virginia 3
April 25Kathy JenningsDelaware attorney general 2
April 25Dwight EvansU.S. representative from Pennsylvania 3
April 25Cedric RichmondU.S. representative from Louisiana 3
April 25John CarneyGovernor of Delaware 8
April 25Brendan BoyleU.S. representative from Pennsylvania 3
April 25Symone SandersDNC member from District of Columbia 1
April 25Cristobal J. AlexDNC member from District of Columbia 1
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Total: 88
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
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
Feb. 21Albio SiresU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
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Total: 57
Photo of Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
U.S. senator from California
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
March 7Karl RacineDistrict of Columbia attorney general 2
March 7Sam LiccardoMayor of San Jose, California 3
March 7Darrell SteinbergMayor of Sacramento, California 3
March 7Robert GarciaMayor of Long Beach, California 3
Feb. 28Julia BrownleyU.S. representative from California 3
Feb. 26Alex PadillaCalifornia secretary of state 2
Feb. 26Ricardo LaraCalifornia insurance commissioner 2
Feb. 26Tony ThurmondCalifornia superintendent of public instruction 2
Feb. 20Emmy RuizDNC member from Texas 1
Feb. 15Gavin NewsomGovernor of California 8
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Total: 55
Photo of Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. senator from Minnesota
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
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
Feb. 6Walter MondalePast vice president 10
Total: 39
Photo of Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. senator from Massachusetts
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
May 12Catherine ByrneNevada state controller 2
April 26Michael DukakisPast presidential nominee 5
April 19Kate DonaghueDNC member from Massachusetts 1
Feb. 9Edward J. MarkeyU.S. senator from Massachusetts 6
Feb. 9Lori TrahanU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
Feb. 9Joseph P. Kennedy IIIU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
Feb. 9Karen SpilkaMassachusetts Senate president 2
Feb. 8James McGovernU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
Total: 25
Photo of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
U.S. senator from Vermont
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
April 18Michelle DeatrickDNC member from Michigan 1
March 25Susie A. ShannonDNC member from California 1
Feb. 21Nina TurnerDNC member from Ohio 1
Feb. 21Ro KhannaU.S. representative from California 3
Feb. 20Carmen Yulín CruzMayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico 3
Feb. 20Larry CohenDNC member from District of Columbia 1
Feb. 19Patrick J. LeahyU.S. senator from Vermont 6
Feb. 19Peter WelchU.S. representative from Vermont 3
Feb. 19David ZuckermanVermont lieutenant governor 2
Jan. 25James J. ZogbyDNC member from District of Columbia 1
Total: 22
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
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: 15
Photo of Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg
mayor of South Bend, Indiana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
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: 12
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
March 11Vicente GonzalezU.S. representative from Texas 3
Feb. 19Colin AllredU.S. representative from Texas 3
Jan. 12Ron NirenbergMayor of San Antonio 3
Jan. 12Joaquin CastroU.S. representative from Texas 3
Total: 12
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 Jay Inslee
Jay Inslee
governor of Washington
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
March 1Bob FergusonWashington attorney general 2
March 1Rick LarsenU.S. representative from Washington 3
Total: 5
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 Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
governor of Montana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
May 16Tom MillerIowa attorney general 2
Total: 2
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

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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