Bios of the Democratic presidential candidates

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Active candidates

Bennet, Michael

Biden, Joe

Booker, Cory

Bullock, Steve

Buttigieg, Pete

Castro, Julian

De Blasio, Bill

Delaney, John

Gabbard, Tulsi

Harris, Kamala

Klobuchar, Amy

O’Rourke, Beto

Ryan, Tim

Sanders, Bernie

Sestak, Joe

Steyer, Tom

Warren, Elizabeth

Williamson, Marianne

Yang, Andrew


Candidates who have withdrawn

Gillibrand, Kirsten

Hickenlooper, John

Inslee, Jay

Moulton, Seth

Swalwell, Eric