Number of candidates running in primary elections by year and party U.S. 1972-2020

This statistic shows the number of major presidential candidates running in primary elections in the U.S. from 1972 to 2020, by election year and political party. As of May 23, 2019, it is predicted that 22 candidates will run in the Democratic primaries for the 2020 presidential election.

Number of major presidential candidates running in primary elections in the U.S. from 1972 to 2020, by election year and party

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1972 to May 23, 2019

Supplementary notes

*Data for the 2020 election year is estimated as of May 23, 2019. The source estimates here that at this time there are 22 'major' Democratic candidates that will run in the 2020 primary elections.

The source defines a major presidential candidate as one with press coverage and previous political credentials.

R stands for Republican and D for Democrat.

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