Will Donald Trump win the 2020 election and who will the Democrats field to challenge the president?

SINCE their success in the midterm elections, the Democrats are looking to the 2020 presidential election.

So who will they be putting forward to run against Donald Trump? Here’s what we know so far.

President Donald Trump will be running again in the 2020 presidential election
President Donald Trump will be running again in the 2020 presidential election
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Who could challenge Trump in the 2020 presidential race?

Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts Senator was re-elected on Tuesday and could now have her sights on the presidential race in two years’ time. The 69-year-old was recently a part of controversy when she ordered a DNA test to prove she was a 64th Native American – as she identified in college – but was met by criticism for trying to take ownership of an ethnic culture as a white woman. She was rumoured to be a presidential candidate in 2016 and has made a name for herself taking on big banks.

Elizabeth Warren has been tipped to be a potential Democrat candidate
Elizabeth Warren has been tipped to be a potential Democrat candidate
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Joe Biden

The former vice-president may struggle to win the candidacy due to his age – the 75-year-old would turn 80 in his first term as president if he won.

The close friend of Barack Obama said in his autobiography last year he would have challenged Hilary Clinton for a spot in the 2016 election had it not been for the tragic death of his 46-year-old son Beau Biden.

Nevertheless he is very popular among Democrat voters.

The former vice-president could be in the running for a spot in the 2020 presidential race
The former vice-president could be in the running for a spot in the 2020 presidential race
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Kamala Harris

The Senate of California is currently the most likely candidate according to the bookies and is sure to win favour with young voters and women.

She impressed during the questioning of Brett Kavanaugh in front of the senate judiciary committee.

Kamala Harris is the favourite to take the Democrat spot in the election
Kamala Harris is the favourite to take the Democrat spot in the election
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Beto O’Rourke

Another of the bookie’s favourites, despite denying that he would want to run in 2020, O’Rourke’s incredibly close defeat put him in good stead for a presidential campaign.

The 46-year-old is well-liked and came closer than any Democrat for 30 years to claiming Texas.

He retired from his position as congressman to run for the senate but his loss means he won’t risk appearing to abandon his position for the presidential race.

Beto O'Rourke has denied wanting to run but he is pipped for the spot
Beto O’Rourke has denied wanting to run but he is pipped for the spot
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Bernie Sanders

Although he has the same age issue as Biden – Sanders would be 79 years old on inauguration day – he narrowly lost out to Hilary Clinton for the position in the 2016 presidential race.

Sanders is very popular among democrats and inspired a wave of young voters to become interested in politics.

Bernie Sanders is popular among voters but at 77 might be past his time
Bernie Sanders is popular among voters but at 77 might be past his time
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Kirsten Gillibrand

A staunch opponent of Trump, the lawyer and senator from New York, Gillibrand has consistently voted to thwart the President.

She’s a relatively conservative Democrat, but has turned to the left for her views on gun control and immigration.

However she still might be seen as too right wing for the position, making her an outsider.

Kirsten Gillibrand is a staunch critic of Donald Trump which could win her favour in the party
Kirsten Gillibrand is a staunch critic of Donald Trump which could win her favour in the party
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Cory Booker

Also an outsider, the African American junior Senator from New Jersey, has wowed audiences with his speeches.

The 49-year-old is a believer in preaching love not hate and could be the key to beating Trump with opposing tactics.

What are the odds of Trump being re-elected?

Most bookies have Trump’s odds of winning the 2020 presidential election at 6/4 – which is a 40 per cent chance he’ll be re-elected.

Kamala Harris takes the second spot with odds of 7/1 – that’s a 12.5 per cent chance of becoming the first female president of the United States.

Beto O’Rourke is the third favourite with bookies giving him odds of 11/1 – a 8.3 per cent chance of winning.

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