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Beto O’Rourke on Thursday became the latest Democrat to announce he’s running for president, joining a field of those either running or considering a White House bid that’s nearly two dozen strong.

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, gained a national profile during his 2018 Senate race against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. O’Rourke narrowly lost but shattered fundraising records. The 46-year-old will compete against fellow Democrats including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

The goal for many is simply to get on the stage in June for the first of a dozen planned primary debates in the 2020 election cycle. Others hope to seize the front-runner mantle and ultimately, perhaps, a sense of inevitability.

But that is a ways down the road. The first voter verdicts will come on Feb. 3, 2020, with the Iowa caucuses.

Here is the MarketWatch list of likely candidates, in no particular order, and the status of their deliberations based on their announcements and reviews of local and national news organizations.

Name Age State of candidacy
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts 69 Running for president
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii 37 Running for president
Ex-HUD chief Julián Castro 44 Running for president
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York 52 Running for president
Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland 55 Running for president
Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America 44 Running for president
Sen. Kamala Harris 54 Running for president
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota 58 Running for president
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey 49 Running for president
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg 37 Running for president
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 77 Running for president
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper 66 Running for president
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 68 Running for president
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas 46 Running for president
Former Vice President Joe Biden 76 Has said he’s very close to a decision. Leaning toward running
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado 54 Said he’s seriously thinking about running but is seen as far from any announcement
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California 38 Said Feb. 11 he expects to make a decision “soon”
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe 61 Said he is close to making a decision. Has set a March 31 deadline.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock 52 Has said he would not decide until May 1 when the 2019 Montana Legislature concludes
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio 57 De Blasio has made four trips to Iowa and is considering a run. His wife said the ‘timing is not exactly right’ for a bid
Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts 40 Says he’s taking a “serious look” at running
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams 45 Says she’s “not going to dismiss it out of hand the way others do.”