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New Crop Of Candidates Running For President in 2020

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The presidential election is still a year away, but already there is already a crop of new candidates eager for the job.

Some notable candidates are Julian Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio mayor; John Delaney, a former U.S. representative from Maryland, and Kirsten Gillibrand, a U.S. senator from New York. Others running currently include Tulsi Gabbard (HI), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), and Andrew Yang (N.Y.). Many people speculate that former Vice President Joe Biden will enter the presidential race of 2020, but he hasn’t confirmed yet.

If  Julian Castro wins in 2020, he will be the first Hispanic to be a President of the United States. He is currently campaigning in New Hampshire. The former Obama nominee has high hopes of becoming president. His vision is “that in the 21st century, America will be the smartest, healthiest, fairest and most prosperous nation on earth” he said, according to an article in The Guardian.

John Delaney is an American politician and businessman who is running for president because he believes America is far greater than just political parties, and wants to come together as a nation.

Kirsten Gillibrand is from New York. She told the New York Times that “as a young mom I am going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.” The liberal candidate has women’s equality and opportunity as the main focus of her agenda.

Kamala Harris would be the first Black female president if she becomes elected. As reported by the New York Times, she has already proven herself, “and has championed a liberal civil-rights agenda in the Senate.”

Williston students have their own beliefs on what qualities and morals a presidential candidate should possess.

Senior Aidan Burke believes a person running for president should “compromise and should focus on listening to the people.”

Senior Sarah Sullivan agrees. “I think a candidate should be educated and intelligent,” she said, “and open minded to what the people have to say.”

Aidan also thinks a good campaign should not be dominated by big businesses, and should instead focus on the people of this nation and the issues pertinent to them.

Aidan also had a quick list of characteristics he doesn’t want to see in the next president. “Corruption and ballot fraud would be the first things that come to mind.”

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