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2024 Democratic Party presidential primaries

This page currently takes place in February 2023

The 2024 Democratic Party presidential primaries will be a series of primaries and caucuses culminating in the 2024 Democratic National Convention, which will select the Democratic presidential nominee in the 2024 United States presidential election.



Name Born Experience State Announcement date
Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gavin Newsom
October 10, 1967
(age 55)
Governor of California (2019–present) California.png California 2 February 2023
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Michael Bennett
November 28, 1964
(age 58)
U.S. Senator from Colorado (2009–present) Colorado.png Colorado 14 January 2023


Publicly expressed interest

  • Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States (2021–present); U.S. Senator from California (2017–2021)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez U.S. Representative from NY-14 (2019–present)
  • Nina Turner, U.S. Representative from OH-11 (2021–present); Ohio State Senator (2008–2014)
  • Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (2021–present); Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012–2020)
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (2013–present); Mayor of Newark (2006–2013)
  • Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks from Washington
  • Mark Cuban, businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist from Texas

Other potential candidates

  • Stacey Abrams, Governor of Georgia (2022–present); Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives (2011–2017); and nominee for governor in 2018
  • Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky (2019–present); Attorney General of Kentucky (2016–2019)
  • Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York (2011–present); U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1997–2001)
  • Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan (2019–present)
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico (2019–present); U.S. Representative from NM-1 (2013–2019)
  • Jon Ossoff, U.S. Senator from Georgia (2021–present)
  • Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014–2017); Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009–2014)

Declined to be candidates

  • Joe Biden, President of the United States (2021–present); Vice President of the United States (2009–2017); U.S. Senator from Delaware (1973–2009)
  • Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont (2007–present); U.S. Representative from VT-AL (1991–2007)
  • Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (2013–present)
  • Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington (2013–present); U.S. Representative from WA-1 (1999–2012); U.S. Representative from WA-4 (1993–1995)
  • John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senator from Colorado (2021–present); Governor of Colorado (2011–2019) (endorsed Bennett)
  • Beto O'Rourke, U.S. Representative from TX-16 (2013–2019); nominee for Senate in 2018
  • Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City (2002–2013)
  • Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana (2013–2021); Attorney General of Montana (2009–2013); nominee for Senate in 2020
  • Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio (2007–present)
  • Mark Kelly, U.S. Senator from Arizona (2020–present)
  • Raphael Warnock, U.S. Senator from Georgia (2021–present)
  • Andrew Yang, Mayor of New York City (2022–present); Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (2015–2017)
  • Hakeem Jeffries, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representative (2023–present); Chair of the House Democratic Caucus (2019–2023); U.S. Representative from NY-8 (2013–present)