Who Are the Women Running in the 2020 Presidential Election?

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Get to Know the Women Running in the 2020 Presidential Election

The 2020 presidential election is quickly approaching and so far their are five women who have announced they will be running. Many of the women had hinted about their candidacy early on, but have officially announced their campaigns recently.

The wave of women candidates is nothing new, following the 2018 midterm elections when a record-breaking 90 women were sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.

Take a look at the women who will be running for president:

Sen. Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is a Democratic representative for California and was previously serving as the 32nd Attorney General of California. Harris had been questioned about running for president several times in interviews but never officially confirmed it. On January 21st, she posted a video to her Instagram announcing she was running for president.

She went to Howard University in Washington, D.C. and attended Law School at UC Hastings. She later served as San Francisco's district attorney, which then landed her spot as Attorney General of California in 2011.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced she would be running for president before the end of 2018. She ran for her second term as Senator of Massachusetts in the 2018 midterms and won against her opponent.

Originally from Oklahoma, Warren attended George Washington University, University of Houston, and Rutgers University. In 2010, former President Obama appointed her as assistant to the president, as well as adviser to the Treasury secretary.

After stepping down as the President's advisor, she announced she was running for senator in September 2011.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced she would be running for president in the 2020 elections on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In 2009, Gillibrand was appointed a seat in the Senate, running again in 2012 and reelected again in 2018.

Gillibrand has been very vocal on standing up to sexual assault and gender equality. Born in Albany, New York, she previously attended Dartmouth College and UCLA School of Law.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbarad is a Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. She attended Hawaii Pacific University and has been a representative since 2013.

Gabbarad is a veteran; she joined the Hawaii Army National Guard and served in a medical unit in Iraq, later being deployed to Kuwait. At the age of 21, she was elected to Hawaii's state legislature becoming the youngest woman ever to be elected in a state legislature. She also previously endorsed Bernie Sanders during his election.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced she'd be running for president Sunday, Feb. 10 in Minneapolis.

She was elected to the senate in 2006, reelected in 2012 and 2018. She became Minnesota's first female senator.

Born in Minnesota, she attended Yale University and the University of Chicago for her JD.

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