The following is a list of people who have been mentioned (by themselves or others) as potential candidates in 2020. Folks are on the list whether or not they have claimed or disclaimed any interest in running.

The list of people without government experience is followed by a list of current or past government officials who have been mentioned or have done something to suggest they are thinking about running for president.

There have been several additions to the list since the last issue of the Watch: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of CT, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of OH, and Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts Governor.

Dwayne Johnson – Actor
Bob Iger – CEO, Disney
Howard Schultz – Chairman of Starbucks
Mark Cuban – Businessman and Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Kanye West – Entertainer
Mark Zuckerberg – CEO, Facebook
Oprah Winfrey – Oprah Network

Congressman John Delaney (D) – Announced 7/22/17
John Hickenlooper (D) – Governor of Colorado
Steve Bullock (D) – Governor of Montana
Cory Booker (D) – U.S. Senator
Martin O’Malley (D) – Former Governor
Amy Klobuchar (D) – U.S. Senator
Terry McAuliffe (D) – Governor of Virginia
Kamala Harris (D) – U.S. Senator
Bernie Sanders (D) – U.S. Senator
Joe Biden (D) – former V.P., former U.S. Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) – U.S. Senator
Elizabeth Warren (D) – U.S. Senator
Al Franken (D) – U.S. Senator
Jason Kander (D) – former Missouri Secretary of State/failed U.S. Senate candidate
Congressman Tim Ryan (D)
Congressman Seth Moulton (D)
Eric Garcetti (D) – Mayor of Los Angeles
Julian Castro (D) – Obama Secretary of HUD
Lincoln Chafee (D) – former Rhode Island mayor, governor, and U.S. Senator
Mitch Landrieu (D) – Mayor of New Orleans
Chris Murphy (D) – U.S. Senator
Sherrod Brown (D) – U.S. Senator
Deval Patrick (D) – former Massachusetts Governor