2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend

2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend
© Stefani Reynolds

Several potential 2020 Democratic nominees for president have planned full weekends for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Prominent Muslim group to boycott White House Eid celebration over stance on Israel-Gaza violence Biden speaks with Israel's Netanyahu again amid ramped-up strikes in Gaza MORE (I-Vt.) will be speaking in South Carolina at an event commemorating the life of King on Monday and speaking with students from Benedict College and Allen University on Tuesday, according to a statement provided to The Hill.

The 77-year-old senator, who came in second for the Democratic nomination in 2016, has yet to announce his decision on whether he would run again. Sanders is widely viewed as a potential front-runner in the race, consistently polling in the top three among likely candidates.

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Overnight Defense: Capitol security bill includes 1M to reimburse National Guard | Turner to lead House push against military sexual assault | Pentagon drops mask mandate GOP Rep. Turner to lead House push to address military sexual assault MORE (D-N.Y.) is in Iowa for the Women’s March this Saturday in her first campaign trip since announcing her candidacy earlier this month.


She will head to Iowa City on Sunday.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHere's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border MORE (D-Calif.), who has also not made an official announcement on running, will reportedly be speaking in Oakland, Calif., on Monday. It was also reported that she would announce her candidacy at that event.

A spokesperson for Harris did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for information about the senator's plans for the weekend.

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerPolice reform talks hit familiar stumbling block Almost 20 advocacy groups team up to pressure Congress to pass health care bill for immigrants Biden adds pressure to congressional talks with self-imposed deadlines MORE (D-N.J.) is scheduled to be at an NAACP event in South Carolina Monday. Booker has not made a statement on his intention to run.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE is being attending a MLK Day event hosted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Democrats offer bill to scrap tax break for investment managers Wyden: Funding infrastructure with gas tax hike a 'big mistake' Sherrod Brown calls Rand Paul 'kind of a lunatic' for not wearing mask MORE (D-Ohio.) is holding campaign-style events in Iowa and New Hampshire this weekend. According to NBC, Brown will attend MLK Day breakfast celebration in Cleveland.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Sanders: Netanyahu has cultivated 'racist nationalism' Tensions mount among Democrats over US-Israel policy MORE (D-Mass.) will be attending a memorial breakfast in Boston. She announced her intention to run earlier this month.