The Latest On Primary 2020 & The Ever-Growing Field of Democrats

Mar 15, 2019

Voters wait in line to attend a Portsmouth N.H. event with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris.
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NPR's Ron Elving helps us sort through this very large field of Democrats, with Beto O'Rourke, former U.S. Representative from Texas, among the latest to jump in.   We'll look at the issues the candidates are talking about and we'll explore their philosophical differences, as well as the narratives they're presenting to voters in New Hampshire. 


  • GUEST: Ron Elving,  Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.

For more on the Democratic candidates, thus far, including reporting, analysis and opinion:

Follow NHPR's coverage of the candidates' visits to the Granite State, including stories on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders; Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana; California Senator Kamala Harris; New Jersey Senator Cory Booker; and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.

To keep up with who's running, who might run, who's likely to run and who's not, visit the New York Times candidate tracker.

Vox looked at how several candidates have weighed in on the issue of reparations for the descendents of slaves. 

Analysis of the Democratic field by a National Review columnist, who makes predictions on what issues will hold sway and which candidates will emerge as real contenders.  

Mother Jones magazine finds many Democratic candidates have united on rejecting money from corporate PACS. 

This writer makes the case that many in the current Democratic field of candidates, thus far, lack the right kind of experience for the Presidency.