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2020 presidential election: Track which candidates are running

The latest: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg — who announced an exploratory committee in January — formally launched his presidential campaign.

Graphic: Naema Ahmed and Aida Amer/Axios

Go deeper: Where the announced candidates stand on the issues, in under 500 words.

The big picture: Expect an arms race of big ideas over the coming year.

  • There's a groundswell of Democratic support for candidates who will push socialized health care and major action on climate change and who will break with centrism on immigration and social issues.
  • This will extend to campaign finance, racial justice, drug legalization, voting rights and how to dismantle the Trump administration's legacy (as Trump did to Obama).

Be smart: Every indicator is going off that this will not be a friendly election to milquetoast or moderation.

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