Three Democrats rise to the top in primaries


picture of Biden making a speech for his 2020 campaign

Taija Delacour, reporter

The top three Democratic candidates are Joseph R. Biden Jr., Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders according to the article “Which Democrats Are Leading the 2020 Presidential Election.” Joseph Biden Jr. represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S Senate before becoming the 47  Vice-president. He was born November 20, 1943 and is the oldest out of four siblings. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council. When Biden turned 29, he became one of the youngest people ever elected into the U.S Senate. According to the New York Times article, “Joe Biden,” his main issue is health care. The article explains how the issue of health care is personal to him.

Elizabeth Warren is a former law professor. She was elected Senate in 2012. She is an expert in bankruptcy law and she helped set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the Obama administration. She promises to bring “big, structural change,” according to the New York Times article, “Elizabeth Warren,” with the goal of tilting power toward working people and away from big corporations and the rich.

Last but not least is Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders is a former mayor of Burlington. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1990 and to the Senate in 2006. His main issue is also health care, just like Joseph Biden’s.  Biden is the number one candidate for the most news weekly covered.