Capitol Report: Here are the 11 Democrats running for president, as Iowa caucuses deliver first voter verdicts

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As the Democratic presidential hopefuls make their final pitches in Iowa, just four contenders have consistently polled above the key level of 15% support in surveys focused on the Hawkeye State.

But the party’s 2020 field is still relatively large ahead of the voting on Monday in Iowa, with 11 politicians seeking the nomination after former Maryland Congressman John Delaney dropped out Friday.

In explaining his exit, Delaney’s presidential campaign said the long-shot contender didn’t have enough support to get to 15% in a large number of Iowa caucus precincts, but he did have enough backing to “cause other moderate candidates to not to make the viability threshold,” and he didn’t want to “make it harder for those like-minded candidates.”

At Iowa’s caucus locations on Monday, voters will be able switch to another candidate if they first back a candidate who doesn’t get at least 15% support in an initial tally.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are the four 2020 Democrats who have consistently gotten at least 15% support in Iowa polls. Sanders has been leading in those surveys just ahead of Monday’s voting, but Biden is still No. 1 in most national polls.

See: Sanders leads in Iowa polls ahead of caucuses

The Democratic Party’s pool of White House hopefuls has contracted from its original size of more than two dozen, but other contenders have made late entries. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally launched his campaign on Nov. 24, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick entered on Nov. 14, and billionaire investor Tom Steyer announced his run in July.

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The other Democrats seeking to take on President Donald Trump in November are Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

After the Iowa caucuses, the Democrats’ focus will shift to the New Hampshire primary and beyond, as candidates aim to pick up the 1,885 delegates to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination.

See: Here are the dates for this year’s presidential primaries and caucuses

And read: Some Democratic presidential hopefuls are angling for the vice president slot — a gambit that rarely pays off

Here is the MarketWatch list of contenders and the status of their candidacies, based on their statements:

Name Age State of candidacy
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams 46 Said Aug. 13 that she’s not running for president.
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado 55 Running for president.
Former Vice President Joe Biden 77 Running for president.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg 77 Running for president.
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey 50 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 13.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock 53 Was running for president, dropped out Dec. 2.
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg 38 Running for president.
Ex–HUD Secretary Julián Castro 45 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 2.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio 58 Was running for president, dropped out Sept. 20.
Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland 56 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 31
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii 38 Running for president.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York 53 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 28.
Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel 89 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 6.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California 55 Was running for president, dropped out Dec. 3.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper 67 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 15.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 68 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 21.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota 59 Running for president.
Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam 45 Was running for president, dropped out Nov. 29.
Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts 41 Was running for president, dropped out Aug. 23.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas 47 Was running for president, dropped out Nov. 1.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick 63 Running for president.
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio 46 Was running for president, dropped out Oct. 24.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 78 Running for president.
Former Rep. Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania 68 Was running for president, dropped out Dec. 1.
Tom Steyer, billionaire investor and activist 62 Running for president.
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California 39 Was running for president, dropped out July 8.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts 70 Running for president.
Marianne Williamson, author and activist 67 Was running for president, dropped out Jan. 10.
Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America 45 Running for president.

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