Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party; the Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism, while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive Party, beginning a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party over the coming decades, leading to Woodrow Wilson being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has promoted a social liberal platform, supporting social justice. Well into the 20th century, the party had conservative pro-business and Southern conservative-populist anti-business wings.
The New Deal Coalition of 1932–1964 attracted strong support from voters of recent European extraction—many of whom were Catholics based in the cities. After Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s, the pro-business wing withered outside the South. After the racial turmoil of the 1960s, most Southern whites and many Northern Catholics moved into the Republican Party at the presidential level; the once-powerful labor union element became less supportive after the 1970s. White Evangelicals and Southerners became Republican at the state and local level since the 1990s. People living in metropolitan areas, women and gender minorities, college graduates, racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, such as Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans and African Americans, tend to support the Democratic Party much more than they support the rival Republican Party; the Democratic Party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality, along with the welfare state.
It seeks to provide government regulation in the economy. These interventions, such as the introduction of social programs, support for labor unions, affordable college tuitions, moves toward universal health care and equal opportunity, consumer protection and environmental protection form the core of the party's economic policy. Fifteen Democrats have served as President of the United States; the first was President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president and served from 1829 to 1837. The most recent was President Barack Obama, the 44th president and held office from 2009 to 2017. Following the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats held a majority in the House of Representatives, "trifectas" in 14 states, the mayoralty of numerous major American cities, such as Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, D. C. Twenty-three state governors were Democrats, the Party was the minority party in the Senate and in most state legislatures; as of March 2019, four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents.
Democratic Party officials trace its origins to the inspiration of the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. That party inspired the Whigs and modern Republicans. Organizationally, the modern Democratic Party arose in the 1830s with the election of Andrew Jackson. Since the nomination of William Jennings Bryan in 1896, the party has positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic issues, they have been more liberal on civil rights issues since 1948. On foreign policy, both parties have changed position several times; the Democratic Party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by Jefferson and Madison in opposition to the Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. The party favored republicanism; the Democratic-Republican Party came to power in the election of 1800. After the War of 1812, the Federalists disappeared and the only national political party left was the Democratic-Republicans.
The era of one-party rule in the United States, known as the Era of Good Feelings, lasted from 1816 until the early 1830s, when the Whig Party became a national political group to rival the Democratic-Republicans. However, the Democratic-Republican Party still had its own internal factions, they split over the choice of a successor to President James Monroe and the party faction that supported many of the old Jeffersonian principles, led by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, became the modern Democratic Party. As Norton explains the transformation in 1828: Jacksonians believed the people's will had prevailed. Through a lavishly financed coalition of state parties, political leaders, newspaper editors, a popular movement had elected the president; the Democrats became the nation's first well-organized national party and tight party organization became the hallmark of nineteenth-century American politics. Opposing factions led by Henry Clay helped form the Whig Party; the Democratic Party had a small yet decisive advantage over the Whigs until the 1850s, when the Whigs fell apart over the issue of slavery.
In 1854, angry with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, anti-slavery Dem
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai
2020 United States presidential election
The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U. S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn on December 14, 2020, will either elect a new president and vice president or re-elect the incumbents; the series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are to be held during the first six months of 2020. This nominating process is an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who in turn elect their party's presidential nominee. President Donald Trump of the Republican Party, elected in 2016, is seeking reelection to a second term; the winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. Article Two of the United States Constitution states that for a person to serve as President of the United States the individual must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old and a United States resident for at least 14 years.
Candidates for the presidency seek the nomination of one of the various political parties of the United States, in which case each party develops a method to choose the candidate the party deems best suited to run for the position. The primary elections are indirect elections where voters cast ballots for a slate of party delegates pledged to a particular candidate; the party's delegates officially nominate a candidate to run on the party's behalf. The nominee chooses a vice presidential running mate to form that party's presidential ticket, ratified by the delegates; the general election in November is an indirect election, in which voters cast ballots for a slate of members of the Electoral College. In August 2018, the Democratic National Committee voted to disallow superdelegates from voting on the first ballot of the nominating process, beginning with the 2020 election; this would require a candidate to win a majority of pledged delegates from the assorted primary elections in order to win the party's nomination.
The last time this did not occur was the nomination of Adlai Stevenson II at the 1952 Democratic National Convention. The Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution states that an individual can not be elected to the presidency more than twice; this prohibits former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama from being elected president again. Former president Jimmy Carter, having served a single term as president, is not constitutionally prohibited from being elected to another term in the 2020 election; the age group of what will be people in the 18- to 45-year-old bracket is expected to represent just under 40 percent of the United States' eligible voters in 2020. It is expected. A bipartisan report indicates that changes in voter demographics since the 2016 election could impact the results of the 2020 election. African Americans, Hispanics and other ethnic minorities, as well as "whites with a college degree", are expected to all increase their percentage of national eligible voters by 2020, while "whites without a college degree" will decrease.
This shift is an advantage for the Democratic nominee. Additionally, Washington, D. C. may lower its voting age from 18 to 16. Legislation was introduced by City Councilman Charles Allen in April 2018, with a public hearing in June, a vote by the end of the year. Unlike other cities with a voting age of 16 such as Berkeley, this would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote for President of the United States for the first time in 2020. Allen said that he was inspired by the high school students that participated in the March for Our Lives, which occurred at the capital in March; the presidential election will occur with elections to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Several states will hold state gubernatorial and state legislative elections. Following the election, the United States House will redistribute the seats among the 50 states based on the results of the 2020 United States Census, the states will conduct a redistricting of Congressional and state legislative districts. In most states, the governor and the state legislature conduct the redistricting, a party that wins a presidential election experiences a coattail effect that helps other candidates of that party win elections.
Therefore, the party that wins the 2020 presidential election could win a significant advantage in the drawing of new Congressional and state legislative districts that would stay in effect until the 2032 elections. Donald Trump has signaled his intention to do so, his reelection campaign has been ongoing since his victory in 2016, leading pundits to describe his tactic of holding rallies continuously throughout his presidency as a "never-ending campaign". On January 20, 2017, at 5:11 p.m. he submitted a letter as a substitute of FEC Form 2, by which he re
Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, Missouri to the northwest; the Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017; the state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. What is now Tennessee was part of North Carolina, part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861.
Occupied by Union forces from 1862, it was the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war. Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state besides Virginia, more soldiers for the Union Army than the rest of the Confederacy combined. Beginning during Reconstruction, it had competitive party politics, but a Democratic takeover in the late 1880s resulted in passage of disenfranchisement laws that excluded most blacks and many poor whites from voting; this reduced competition in politics in the state until after passage of civil rights legislation in the mid-20th century. In the 20th century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified economy, aided by massive federal investment in the Tennessee Valley Authority and, in the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge; this city was established to house the Manhattan Project's uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the world's first atomic bombs, two of which were dropped on Imperial Japan near the end of World War II.
Tennessee's major industries include agriculture and tourism. Poultry and cattle are the state's primary agricultural products, major manufacturing exports include chemicals, transportation equipment, electrical equipment; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state, a section of the Appalachian Trail follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga; the earliest variant of the name that became Tennessee was recorded by Captain Juan Pardo, the Spanish explorer, when he and his men passed through an American Indian village named "Tanasqui" in 1567 while traveling inland from South Carolina. In the early 18th century, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi in present-day Monroe County, Tennessee; the town was located on a river of the same name, appears on maps as early as 1725. It is not known whether this was the same town as the one encountered by Juan Pardo, although recent research suggests that Pardo's "Tanasqui" was located at the confluence of the Pigeon River and the French Broad River, near modern Newport.
The meaning and origin of the word are uncertain. Some accounts suggest, it has been said to mean "meeting place", "winding river", or "river of the great bend". According to ethnographer James Mooney, the name "can not be analyzed" and its meaning is lost; the modern spelling, Tennessee, is attributed to James Glen, the governor of South Carolina, who used this spelling in his official correspondence during the 1750s. The spelling was popularized by the publication of Henry Timberlake's "Draught of the Cherokee Country" in 1765. In 1788, North Carolina created "Tennessee County", the third county to be established in what is now Middle Tennessee; when a constitutional convention met in 1796 to organize a new state out of the Southwest Territory, it adopted "Tennessee" as the name of the state. Tennessee is known as The Volunteer State, a nickname some claimed was earned during the War of 1812 because of the prominent role played by volunteer soldiers from Tennessee during the Battle of New Orleans.
Other sources differ on the origin of the state nickname. This explanation is more because President Polk's call for 2,600 nationwide volunteers at the beginning of the Mexican–American War resulted in 30,000 volunteers from Tennessee alone in response to the death of Davy Crockett and appeals by former Tennessee Governor and Texas politician, Sam Houston. Tennessee borders eight other states: Virginia to the north. Tennessee is tied with Missouri as the state bordering the most other states; the state is trisected by the Tennessee River. The highest point in the state is Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet (
2020 Libertarian Party presidential primaries
The 2020 Libertarian Party presidential primaries and caucuses will be a series of electoral contests to indicate non-binding preferences for the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate in the 2020 presidential election. These differ from the Republican or Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses in that they do not appoint delegates to represent a candidate at the party's convention to select the party's presidential nominee; the party's nominee will be chosen directly by registered delegates at the 2020 Libertarian National Convention, which will run from May 22 to 25, 2020. As of April 2019, 24 individuals have filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for President in 2020 as a Libertarian. However, only candidates recognized by the Libertarian National Committee will be eligible for the nomination at the national convention. For a candidate to be recognized by the Libertarian Party, they must: have a campaign website. S. Constitutional requirements to serve as President.
The Libertarian National Committee has not yet recognized any candidate for President in 2020. However, the following notable individuals have announced their intention to seek the Libertarian Party nomination and have established a formal campaign. Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months. Justin Amash, U. S. Representative from Michigan since 2011 The individuals in this section have been the subject of speculation about their possible candidacy, but have publicly denied interest in running. Patrick Byrne, CEO and founder of Overstock.com from Indiana Kmele Foster, telecommunications entrepreneur and TV host from New York Gary Johnson, Republican Governor of New Mexico 1995–2003, nominee for President in 2012 and 2016, nominee for U. S. Senator from New Mexico in 2018 Thomas Massie, U. S. Representative from Kentucky since 2012 Rand Paul, U. S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011, Republican candidate for President in 2016 Darryl W. Perry, radio host and candidate for President in 2016 Austin Petersen, candidate for President in 2016, Republican candidate for U.
S. Senate from Missouri in 2018 Mary Ruwart, candidate for President in 1984 and 2008, candidate for Vice President in 1992, nominee for U. S. Senate from Texas in 2000 Mark Sanford, U. S. Representative from South Carolina 2013-2019 Nicholas Sarwark and chair of the Libertarian National Committee, candidate for Mayor of Phoenix in 2018 Howard Schultz, former Chairman of Starbucks Larry Sharpe, motivational speaker, candidate for Governor of New York in 2018 Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003 Bill Weld, Governor of Massachusetts 1991–1997 and nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2016 The Libertarian Party will be eligible to participate in presidential primaries in numerous states. On July 22, 2013 libertarian activist Adam Kokesh became the first Libertarian Party candidate to announce a presidential bid for the 2020 election, the first presidential election for which he qualified. During Gary Johnson's presidential campaign in 2016, Johnson stated that it would be his last run for the presidency.
Adam Kokesh's campaign started on July 2013, over six years before the 2020 election. The timeline begins on January 2017, for space and legibility reasons. July 23: Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh becomes the first Libertarian Party candidate to announce their presidential bid for the 2020 election. August 22: Performance artist and perennial candidate Vermin Supreme announces presidential campaign. November 25: Transhumanist activist and Libertarian candidate for Governor of California in 2018 Zoltan Istvan announces presidential campaign. June 3: Cybersecurity entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor John McAfee announces presidential campaign. July 3: Former Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party, Arvin Vohra, announces presidential campaign. January 11: Istvan withdraws from presidential race. January 24: Comedian, progressive socialist radio host and DSA member Sam Seder announces he has formed an exploratory committee for run for president in 2020 as a Libertarian. February 5: Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld departs from the Libertarian Party, ending speculation that he would run for the nomination.
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Spectrum Center (arena)
Spectrum Center is an indoor arena located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. It is operated by its main tenant, the NBA's Charlotte Hornets; the arena can be expanded to 20,200 for college basketball games. The arena opened in October 2005 as Charlotte Bobcats Arena and became Time Warner Cable Arena when the naming rights were purchased in 2008; when Charter Communications purchased Time Warner Cable in 2016, the name was again changed to reflect the Spectrum trade name. The arena was intended to host the original Hornets franchise in the early 2000s; the Hornets' arena, the Charlotte Coliseum, was considered outdated despite being only 13 years old. In 2001, a non-binding public referendum for an arts package, which included money to build the new uptown arena, was placed on the ballot for voters. Polls showed the referendum on its way to passage until then-mayor Pat McCrory vetoed a living wage ordinance just days before the referendum; as a result, Helping Empower Local People, a grass-roots organization supporting a living wage, launched a campaign to oppose the arena, arguing that it was immoral for the city to build a new arena when city workers didn't earn enough to make a living.
The referendum failed with 43 % for building 57 % opposed. City leaders devised a way to build a new arena that did not require voter support, but let it be known that they wouldn't consider building it unless then-Hornets' owner George Shinn sold the team. While the NBA acknowledged that Shinn had alienated fans, NBA officials felt such a statement would anger other team owners; as it turned out, the NBA approved the Hornets' application to move to New Orleans. However, the league promised that the city would get a new team—which became the Bobcats—as part of the deal; the total cost of the arena to Charlotte and Mecklenburg County was not known, but estimated at around $260 million. The construction was approved by the city council, which did not opt to present another referendum to the public; the arena opened as the Charlotte Bobcats Arena on October 2005, costing $265 million. Architects hoped the building would bring the city together, as its location and large outdoor plaza, among other features, would suggest.
The building's concourses and open design, plus artwork throughout suggests the concept of community and socializing. One major feature of the arena was its original center-hung scoreboard, not only the largest scoreboard in any NBA arena when it debuted, but featured a one-of-a-kind light-up 360 degree 3D mural of the Charlotte skyline. In early 2006, the arena became the subject of controversy when the Bobcats charged a $15,000 fee to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for graduation ceremonies held at the building; the fee was waived following media attention from a local newspaper. Many high schools in the area moved graduations to Bojangles' Coliseum. On April 8, 2008, the Bobcats announced a naming rights deal with Time Warner Cable, the area's largest cable television provider, renaming the venue Time Warner Cable Arena; as part of the deal, TWC shuttered its poorly-performing regional sports network C-SET and allowed the team to negotiate a new deal with Fox Sports South to ensure wider distribution of its games.
Following Charter Communications' purchase of TWC, the arena was renamed Spectrum Center, in accordance with Charter's trade name for its cable services. Little to no renovations were made to the arena during much of its existence due to its young age. However, in September 2014, the Charlotte city council agreed to give the Hornets $34 million for arena renovations in preparation for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. On January 24, 2015, the Hornets announced and unveiled images of a new scoreboard to be installed in summer 2016, costing $7 million; the board's screens measure out at 25' high by 42' wide and 18' high by 31' wide making it twice the size of the original board and among the NBA's largest. The screens are able to handle 1080p resolution, something unique to the NBA. Two smaller "underbelly" screens would be included. In addition, the scoreboard would be able to change colors and have a visible'hive' motif built-in throughout its design, it was announced that four retractable auxiliary scoreboards will be installed in the corners of the upper level and 360° ribbon boards are scheduled to be installed as well.
Construction was completed by the start of the 2016–17 NBA season. Announced were plans for the renovation of the visitors locker room and other rooms; this marked the first major renovations to the Spectrum Center in its history. As North Carolina is a hotbed for college basketball thanks to constant success among its major universities, it was expected that the arena would host many NCAA basketball games, that expectation was correct. Notable NCAA basketball games the Spectrum Center has hosted to date include: NCAA Tournament: 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018 The arena hosted the first 16-1 upset in the NCAA Tournament since the 64-team field was adopted; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County upset the University of Virginia 74-54 on March 16, 2018. ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: 2008, 2019 Southern Conference men's basketball tournament: 2010 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's and women's basketball tournaments: 2006–present; the Charlotte 49ers basketball teams play a number of high-profile games at the arena.
In 2012, the Spectrum Center hosted the Democratic National Convention. In 2016, the arena hosted the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champ
2020 United States gubernatorial elections
United States gubernatorial elections will be held on November 3, 2020 in 11 states and two territories. In addition, special elections may take place if other gubernatorial seats are vacated; the last regular gubernatorial elections for nine of the eleven states took place in 2016. The last gubernatorial elections for New Hampshire and Vermont took place in 2018, as the governors of both states serve two-year terms. All state governors will be eligible for reelection except for Steve Bullock of Montana, although other governors may choose to retire; the 2020 gubernatorial elections will take place concurrently with several other federal and local elections, including the presidential election. Each election, several pundits and news outlets establish ratings, score races based on certain criteria. Two-term incumbent Governor Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga, a Democrat, is term-limited in 2020. One-term incumbent Governor John Carney is eligible for re-election in 2020. Former State Treasurer Ken Simpler is a potential Republican candidate.
One-term incumbent Governor Eric Holcomb is eligible for re-election in 2020. One-term incumbent Governor Mike Parson, who took office upon Eric Greitens' resignation, is eligible for election to a full term in 2020. State Auditor Nicole Galloway is considered a potential Democratic candidate. Two-term incumbent Governor Steve Bullock is term-limited in 2020. Former Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer may run again. Attorney General Tim Fox is a potential Republican candidate. One-term incumbent Governor Roy Cooper is eligible for re-election in 2020. Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is a potential Republican candidate. One-term incumbent Governor Doug Burgum is eligible for re-election in 2020. Two-term incumbent Governor Chris Sununu is eligible for re-election in 2020. One-term incumbent Governor Ricky Rosselló of the New Progressive Party and the Democratic Party is eligible to run for re-election in 2020. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of the Popular Democratic Party and the Democratic Party has announced plans to run.
Two and a half-term incumbent Governor Gary Herbert is eligible for re-election in 2020, as Utah does not have gubernatorial term limits. However, he announced shortly after being re-elected in 2016 that he will not run for a third full term, he has since stated. Josh Romney has expressed interest in running. Two-term incumbent Governor Phil Scott is eligible for re-election in 2020. Two-term incumbent Governor Jay Inslee is eligible to run for re-election in 2020, as Washington does not have gubernatorial term limits. However, Inslee is running for President in 2020 instead. Potential Democratic candidates include Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib. Potential Republican candidates include 2016 nominee Bill Bryant. One-term incumbent Governor Jim Justice is eligible for re-election in 2020. Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, retired Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton, Secretary of State Mac Warner were mentioned as potential general election challengers, prior to Justice's decision to join the Republican Party.
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