UPDATED Jan. 27, 2020, at 8:45 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
232 points
Photo of Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
81
Photo of Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
55
Photo of Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar
50
Photo of Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
36
Photo of Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
36
Photo of Michael BennetMichael Bennet
15
Photo of John DelaneyJohn Delaney
6
Photo of Tom SteyerTom Steyer
1
Photo of Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
95
Photo of Cory BookerCory Booker
61
Photo of Beto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke
19
Photo of Julian CastroJulian Castro
14
Photo of Jay InsleeJay Inslee
11
Photo of Steve BullockSteve Bullock
9
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
Jan. 27Seth MoultonU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
Jan. 25Cindy AxneU.S. representative from Iowa 3
Jan. 24Leroy GarciaColorado Senate president 2
Jan. 23William H. ShaheenDNC member from New Hampshire 1
Jan. 22Darrell SteinbergMayor of Sacramento, California 3
Jan. 21Alcee L. HastingsU.S. representative from Florida 3
Jan. 21Frederica WilsonU.S. representative from Florida 3
Jan. 21Sanford D. Bishop Jr.U.S. representative from Georgia 3
Jan. 21Donald Payne Jr.U.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Jan. 21Sandy OpstvedtDNC member from Iowa 1
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Total: 232
Photo of Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. senator from Massachusetts
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
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
Jan. 14Joaquin CastroU.S. representative from Texas 3
Jan. 9Allison A. StephensDNC member from Nevada 1
Jan. 6Julian CastroFormer 2020 candidate 5
Dec. 9, 2019Denise MerrillConnecticut secretary of state 2
Nov. 30, 2019Jan SchakowskyU.S. representative from Illinois 3
Nov. 6, 2019Ayanna PressleyU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
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Total: 81
Photo of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
U.S. senator from Vermont
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
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
Oct. 15, 2019Ilhan OmarU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
Sept. 1, 2019Troy JacksonMaine Senate president 2
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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
Dec. 17, 2019Melvin CarterMayor of St. Paul, Minnesota 3
Oct. 10, 2019Betty McCollumU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
Oct. 10, 2019Tom BakkMinnesota Senate minority leader 2
June 28, 2019Collin C. PetersonU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
March 3, 2019Ed RendellFormer DNC chair
Feb. 10, 2019Tim WalzGovernor of Minnesota 8
Feb. 10, 2019Tina SmithU.S. senator from Minnesota 6
Feb. 10, 2019Jacob FreyMayor of Minneapolis 3
Feb. 10, 2019Angie CraigU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
Feb. 10, 2019Dean PhillipsU.S. representative from Minnesota 3
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Total: 50
Photo of Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
former mayor of New York
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Jan. 27Scott PetersU.S. representative from California 3
Jan. 23London BreedMayor of San Francisco 3
Jan. 21Bobby L. RushU.S. representative from Illinois 3
Jan. 21Rusty BaileyMayor of Riverside, California 3
Jan. 17Harley RoudaU.S. representative from California 3
Jan. 16Stephanie MurphyU.S. representative from Florida 3
Jan. 13Max N. RoseU.S. representative from New York 3
Jan. 10Jim StricklandMayor of Memphis, Tennessee 3
Jan. 10Alexandra Gallardo RookerDNC member from California 1
Dec. 20, 2019Michael A. NutterDNC member from Pennsylvania 1
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Total: 36
Photo of Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg
mayor of South Bend, Indiana
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
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
Dec. 23, 2019Keith Michael HarperDNC member from District of Columbia 1
Nov. 26, 2019Kathleen RiceU.S. representative from New York 3
Nov. 25, 2019Peter ViscloskyU.S. representative from Indiana 3
Sept. 18, 2019John CranleyMayor of Cincinnati 3
Aug. 10, 2019Josh BoscheeNorth Dakota House minority leader 2
July 17, 2019Jeff YarbroTennessee Senate minority leader 2
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Total: 36
Photo of Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
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: 15
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 Tom Steyer
Tom Steyer
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
Jan. 3Jeff BermanDNC member from District of Columbia 1
Total: 1
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
April 12, 2019John GrahamDNC member from New Jersey 1
April 12, 2019Bernadette P. McPhersonDNC member from New Jersey 1
Feb. 21, 2019Donald Payne Jr.U.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019Tom MalinowskiU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019Marguerite M. SchafferDNC member from New Jersey 1
Feb. 21, 2019Jeff Van DrewU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019John CurrieDNC member from New Jersey 1
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Total: 61
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 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 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 undefined, Colorado 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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