UPDATED Apr. 3, 2020, at 9:00 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
768 points
Photo of Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
74
Photo of Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren
103
Photo of Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
96
Photo of Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
88
Photo of Cory BookerCory Booker
62
Photo of Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar
57
Photo of Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
47
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
Photo of Tom SteyerTom Steyer
2
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
April 3Ron KindU.S. representative from Wisconsin 3
April 1Jared HuffmanU.S. representative from California 3
March 27Ron KouchiHawaii Senate president 2
March 27Scott SaikiHawaii House speaker 2
March 27Gordon HintzWisconsin House minority leader 2
March 27Jennifer ShillingWisconsin Senate minority leader 2
March 19Kirsten GillibrandU.S. senator from New York 6
March 19Tulsi GabbardFormer 2020 candidate 5
March 19Jim HimesU.S. representative from Connecticut 3
March 18Gerald E. ConnollyU.S. representative from Virginia 3
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Total: 768
Photo of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
U.S. senator from Vermont
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
March 18Winston AppleDNC member from Missouri 1
March 10Mark TakanoU.S. representative from California 3
March 2Yasmine P. TaebDNC member from Virginia 1
March 1Ray McKinnonDNC member from North Carolina 1
Feb. 23Marianne WilliamsonFormer 2020 candidate 5
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
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Total: 74
Photo of Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
U.S. senator from Massachusetts
States are sized according to the number of potential endorsement points.
DateEndorserPositionPoint value
March 3Joshua B. Harris-TillDNC member from Oklahoma 1
March 2Brian KingUtah House minority leader 2
Feb. 29Randi WeingartenDNC member from New York 1
Feb. 28Richard E. NealU.S. representative from Massachusetts 3
Feb. 24Robert DeLeoMassachusetts House speaker 2
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
Feb. 3Rion J. RamirezDNC member from California 1
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Total: 103
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. PlaskettDelegate from Virgin Islands 3
Sept. 14, 2019John A. PerezDNC member from California 1
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
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Total: 96
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. 28Anthony DanielsAlabama House minority leader 2
Feb. 24Dan BlueNorth Carolina Senate minority leader 2
Feb. 24Darren JacksonNorth Carolina House minority leader 2
Feb. 20Pete AguilarU.S. representative from California 3
Feb. 20Nita LoweyU.S. representative from New York 3
Feb. 20Josh GottheimerU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 19Mary-Ann BaldwinMayor of Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb. 19J. Todd RutherfordSouth Carolina House minority leader
Feb. 13Vi LylesMayor of Charlotte, North Carolina 3
Feb. 13Sylvester TurnerMayor of Houston 3
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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
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, 2019John CurrieDNC member from New Jersey 1
Feb. 21, 2019Stephen SweeneyNew Jersey Senate president 2
Feb. 21, 2019Donald NorcrossU.S. representative from New Jersey 3
Feb. 21, 2019Bill Pascrell Jr.U.S. representative from New Jersey 3
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Total: 62
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. 26Maria EchavesteDNC member from California 1
Feb. 16Peter FranchotMaryland state comptroller 2
Feb. 12Dominick RuggerioRhode Island Senate president 2
Feb. 12Nicholas MattielloRhode Island House speaker 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
March 3, 2019Ed RendellFormer DNC chair
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Total: 57
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: 47
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, 2019Veronica EscobarU.S. representative from Texas 3
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
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
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

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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