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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the former Democratic vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On April 25, 2019, Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States in 2020. With the plurality of pledged delegates, Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee on April 8, 2020, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign. Biden crossed the delegate threshold necessary to win the nomination on June 5, 2020, and was formally nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 18, 2020.

Biden announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Donald John Trump (b. June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York) is the 45th and current president of the United States. He assumed office on January 20, 2017. He filed to run for re-election on the same day.

Key policy initiatives during Trump's first term include the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and First Step Act in 2018, reducing the size of the ISIS caliphate, and establishing the Space Force as an independent military branch. Trump has made more than 200 federal judicial appointments, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices.

During his presidency, Trump has issued eight vetoes. To read more about these vetoes, click here.

On December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the U.S. House. The U.S. Senate acquitted Trump on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on February 5, 2020.

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Vice President of the United States

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Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (b. June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana) is the 48th vice president of the United States, serving in President Donald Trump's (R) administration. He was elected on November 8, 2016, and sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Pence served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. As governor, Pence signed into law a 5 percent individual income tax cut in Indiana. He also supported the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, allowing individuals and businesses to exert a right to the free exercise of religion. In his first year in office, FiveThirtyEight ranked him as the second most conservative governor in the country.

From 2001 to 2013, Pence served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his final year in the House, Pence was rated a far-right Republican leader based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack.

Pence's press secretary stated that Pence tested negative for coronavirus on March 21, 2020. Pence was tested after one of his staffers tested positive. Click here for more information on political figures impacted by coronavirus.

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U.S. Senate Delaware

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Chris Coons (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Delaware. He assumed office on November 15, 2010. His current term ends on January 3, 2021.

Coons (Democratic Party) is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Delaware. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Democratic primary on September 15, 2020.

Coons was first elected to the Senate in a 2010 special election to replace retiring incumbent Ted Kaufman (D). Kaufman was appointed to replace Joe Biden (D) in 2009 after Biden, a senator from Delaware since 1973, assumed the vice presidency alongside President Barack Obama (D). Coons defeated Christine O'Donnell (R) in the general election by nearly 17 percentage points after O'Donnell defeated Mike Castle (R) in the Republican primary. Coons was elected to his first full term in the Senate in 2014.

Before entering the Senate, Coons served as president of the New Castle County Council from 2004 to 2010 and the executive of New Castle County from 2000 to 2004.

Coons was appointed to the Appropriations Committee in June 2013, becoming the first Delawarean to serve on the committee in 40 years. In 2017, Coons became vice chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Coons is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Reporting from Politico and USA Today in 2018 presented Coons as a deal-maker willing to work with both parties on issues like immigration, financial regulation, Supreme Court nominations, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Lauren Witzke (Republican Party) is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Delaware. She is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the Republican primary on September 15, 2020.

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Mark Turley (Independent Party) is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Delaware. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

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Nadine Frost (Libertarian Party) is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Delaware. She is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Frost ran for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Delaware. She lost in the general election on November 6, 2018.

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