2020 presidential endorsements

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The race for endorsements is heating up in the 2020 Democratic primary race.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack with 100 endorsements. Biden is followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 10.

As the field has narrowed, a number of Democrats have endorsed candidates who have since dropped out of the presidential race.

Endorsements are highly coveted and can give candidates a boost, helping them bolster their credibility and build momentum in a crowded primary field.

Check back here as The Hill updates its list of congressional endorsements ahead of the 2020 election. And please send updates to

This list was last updated on March 11 at 11 a.m.


Former Vice President Joe Biden (100)

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) — Booker was a 2020 contender.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.)

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) — Harris was a 2020 contender.

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) — Klobuchar backed Biden after ending her presidential bid.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)

Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.)

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.)

Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) — First endorsed Julián Castro

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa)

Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.)

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) — First endorsed Pete Buttigieg

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.)

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.)

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) — Brown first endorsed Pete Buttigieg

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.)

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.)

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.)

Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) — Costa first endorsed Kamala Harris.

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.)

Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.)

Rep. Madeline Dean (D-Pa.)

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.)

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.)

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa)

Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.)

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.)

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) — Fudge first endorsed Kamala Harris.

Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.)

Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) — Hastings first endorsed Kamala Harris.

Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.)

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.)

Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) — Kuster first endorsed Pete Buttigieg

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.)

Rep. Al Lawson (D-Fla.)

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.)

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.)

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) — Malinowski flipped his endorsement after Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) dropped out of the presidential race.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) — First endorsed former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.)

Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.)

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) — Payne first endorsed Cory Booker.

Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands)

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.)

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)

Rep. David Price (D-N.C.)

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.)

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.)

Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.)

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.)

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.)

Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.)

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.)

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.)

Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.)

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.)

Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.)

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Mich.)

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.)

Rep. David Trone (D-Md.)

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)

Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas)

Rep. Filemón Vela (D-Texas)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.)

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) — Wilson first endorsed Kamala Harris


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) (10)

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)





Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (16)

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah)

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.)

Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands)

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.)

Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.)

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.)

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.)

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Mich.)

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) (16)

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.)

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.)

Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.)

Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)

Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.)

Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.)

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.)

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.)

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.)

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.)


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (14)

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) — Castro previously endorsed his brother, Julian Castro, before he dropped out of the race.

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) 

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.)

Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.)

Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.)


Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) (12)

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.)

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.)

Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.)

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.)

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) 

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) 

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.)  

Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-N.J.)

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.)  


Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (5)

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) 

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.)

Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.)

Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa)


Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) (5)

Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.)

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.)

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.)


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) (3)

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)

Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.)

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) 


Julián Castro (2)

Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)


Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) (2)

Rep. David Trone (D-Md.)

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) (1)

Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.)


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) (1)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) (1)

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.)


Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) (1)

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)

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