Meet the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls has narrowed to four.

News 3 has gathered profiles of each of the remaining candidates.

After poor performances in the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren suspended their campaigns.

Primaries and caucuses will be held through June ahead of the Democratic National Convention from July 13 to 16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The presidential election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Meet the current Democratic candidates, listed in alphabetical order by last name, below.

Joe Biden

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Joe Biden served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama. He also represented Delaware in the Senate from 1973 to 2009.

Biden was a long-time member of the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees in the Senate.

He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and in 2008.

In 1966, Biden married Neilia Hunter and had two sons, Beau and Hunter, and a daughter, Naomi. Neilia and Naomi were killed in a traffic crash in 1972 which injured the two sons. Years later in 2015, Beau died of brain cancer.

Biden married his second wife, Jill, in 1977 and together they had a daughter, Ashley.

Vision: Demonstrate respected leadership on the world stage, make sure democracy includes everyone and rebuild the backbone of the country: The Middle Class. Read more here.

Slogan: Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead


Tulsi Gabbard

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Tulsi Gabbard has represented Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district since 2012.

She is one of the first female combat veterans ever elected to Congress and the first female combat veteran to ever run for president.

Gabbard served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard. She was also deployed to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.

She was a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 to 2016.

Gabbard has served for seven years on the Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Homeland Security Committees, where she’s been intimately involved with sensitive, national security issues.

She married Eduardo Tamayo in 2002 and they divorced four years later. In 2015, she and Abraham Williams married.

Vision: “Ushering in a new century of peace and prosperity, where we all have clean air to breathe, water to drink, and food to eat; where all are treated equally and have respect for each other regardless of our race, nationality, how we worship or who we love; a century that will fulfill the promise of America, of freedom, justice, equality and opportunity for all.” Read more here.

Slogans: Lead with Love | Stand Up with Tulsi

Read more: Gabbard stumps for votes in the Lowcountry


Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders has been the junior Senator from Vermont since 2007. Prior to that, he served 16 years as the state’s sole congressman.

Sanders also served as the mayor of Burlington from 1981 to 1989.

In 2016, he ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. While it was a close race, much to the surprise of many, he ultimately lost.

The self-described democratic socialist is perhaps known most notably for his fight against income inequality.

In 1969, Sanders and his girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott had a son, Levi. Sanders married his longtime wife, Jane, in 1988 and considers her three children, Dave, Carina and Heather, his own.

Vision: Achieving economic, racial, social and environmental justice for all. Read more here.

Slogan: Not Me. Us.


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