Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign

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Biden for President
Biden Harris logo.svg
Campaign2020 Democratic primaries
2020 U.S. presidential election
AffiliationDemocratic Party
  • Announced: April 25, 2019
  • Official launch: April 29, 2019
  • Presumptive nominee: April 8, 2020
  • Official nominee: August 18, 2020
  • Won election: November 7, 2020
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania[1]
Key people
ReceiptsUS$61,038,761.75[4] (December 31, 2019)
SloganRestore The Soul of America[5]
Our best days still lie ahead[6]
This is America[7]
We are America, second to none[8]
Anything is possible[9]
No Malarkey![10]

Joe Biden, former United States Vice President and former Senator from Delaware, launched his 2020 presidential campaign on April 25, 2019.[11] From February to August 2020, Biden was a candidate in the Democratic Party primaries. On April 8, 2020, Biden became the presumptive nominee for the Democratic nomination after Bernie Sanders ended his campaign.[12] On August 18, the Democratic National Convention officially nominated him.[13] November 3, 2020 was the election between Biden and President Donald Trump. On November 7, the news announced that Biden won the election and would be the next President of the United States.[14]

Beginning[change | change source]

A political action committee known as Time for Biden was formed in January 2018, seeking Biden's entry into the race.[15]

In March 2019, Biden said that he may run.[16] In mid-March 2019, he told a gathering of supporters that he may need their energy "in a few weeks".[17]

On April 19, 2019, The Atlantic said that Biden planned to officially announce his campaign on April 24, 2019 in an online video, followed by a launch rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Charlottesville, Virginia.[18] Many big company donors were ready to donate to his campaign.[19] However, later reports said that Biden was still not sure if he would run. On April 25, 2019, Biden officially launched his election campaign.[20][21]

Promises[change | change source]

Biden promised when elected he would protect Roe v. Wade decision, create a public option for health insurance, decriminalize recreational cannabis, pass the Equality Act, make community college free, and start a $1.7 trillion climate plan supporting the Green New Deal. He supports regulation instead of a complete ban on fracking.

Running mate[change | change source]

Biden said that his running mate would be a woman early on in the primaries.[22] He said that he would announce his running mate around August 17.[23] On August 11, he picked California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. She is the first African American and first Indian American to be nominated as Vice President by a major political party.[24][25]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jonathan Tamari (May 16, 2019). "Joe Biden chooses Philadelphia for 2020 presidential campaign headquarters". Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. Katie Glueck (May 31, 2019). "Biden Campaign Names Cedric Richmond as National Co-Chairman". New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  3. Daniel Strauss (April 25, 2019). "New Biden senior adviser Sanders donated to Buttigieg in March". Politico. Archived from the original on April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  4. "Form 3P for Biden for President".
  5. "Joe Biden Writes About 'Restoring The Soul Of Our Nation'". NPR. December 31, 2019.
  6. Caleb Howe (April 26, 2019). "Jimmy Fallon (Lightly) Roasts Joe Biden with Alternate Campaign Slogans: 'Make America Feel a Little Tipsy Again'". Mediaite. Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  7. Biden, Joe (July 31, 2019). "Mr. President — this is America. We are strong and great because of our diversity.".
  8. "Joe Biden: We are America, second to none" – via
  9. "America: Anything Is Possible | Joe Biden For President" – via
  10. Yglesias, Matthew (December 3, 2019). ""No Malarkey," Joe Biden's unabashedly lame new slogan, explained". Vox.
  11. Saenz, Arlette; Zeleny, Jeff (April 23, 2019). "Joe Biden to announce his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday". CNN. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  12. "Sanders drops out, paving way for Biden". The Hill. April 8, 2020.
  13. Gambino, Lauren (2020-08-19). "Democrats formally nominate Joe Biden for president". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  14. "Biden defeats Trump for White House, says 'time to heal'". AP NEWS. 2020-11-07. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  15. Charnetzki, Tori (January 10, 2018). "New Quad City Super PAC: "Time for Biden"". WVIK. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  16. "Joe Biden says he's running in 2020 — then corrects himself". BBC. 17 March 2019. Joe Biden appeared to announce his candidacy for the 2020 US election, before immediately correcting himself.
  17. Saenz, Arlette (March 12, 2019). "Joe Biden teases possible 2020 run: Save your energy, 'I may need it in a few weeks'". CNN.
  18. Dovere, Edward-Isaac (April 19, 2019). "Joe Biden Is Running for President". The Atlantic. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  19. Burns, Alexander; Goldmacher, Shane (April 19, 2019). "Joe Biden Begins Taking Money for a 2020 Presidential Campaign". The New York Times. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  20. Korecki, Natasha; Caputo, Marc (April 22, 2019). "Inside Biden's battle plan". Politico. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  21. Tamari, Jonathan; Brennan, Chris (April 22, 2019). "Joe Biden campaign launch back in flux, potentially delayed". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  22. Zeleny, Jeff; Merica, Dan (June 26, 2020). "Nation's reckoning on race looms large over final month of Biden's running mate search". CNN.
  23. "Opinion: Your Democratic 'Dream Team'". The New York Times. July 1, 2020. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  24. "Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, adding former 2020 rival to ticket". CBS News. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  25. "Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate". BBC News. 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2020-11-08.