elections

Spectrum News takes a look at the key races.

NEW YORK PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: APRIL 28

Joe Biden
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JOE BIDEN

  • 47th Vice President - served from 2009-2017
  • Served as U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973-2009
  • Ran unsuccessfully for Democratic nomination for president in 1988 and 2008

     
Pete Buttigieg
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PETE BUTTIGIEG

  • 32nd Mayor of South Bend, Indiana - served from 2012-2020
  • Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2019-2017; deployed to Afghanistan in 2014
  • First openly gay person to win delegates in a presidential primary

     
Amy Klobuchar
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AMY KLOBUCHAR

  • Serves as U.S. senator from Minnesota - has served since 2007
  • Served as county attorney for Hennepin County from 1999-2007
  • Was partner at two law firms before seeking public office
     
Tom Steyer
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TOM STEYER

  • Founded hedge fund firm Farallon Capital in 1986 - stepped down in 2012 
  • Founded NextGen America, a nonprofit that combats climate change, in 2013
  • Ran a campaign calling for Trump's impeachment from 2017-2019
Mike Bloomberg
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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

  • 108th Mayor of New York City - served from 2002-2013
  • Co-founder of Bloomberg L.P., a financial, software, data and media company with 20,000 employees
  • Founder of "Everytown for Gun Safety" gun control group, and has worked with the UN on climate change issues
     
Mike Bloomberg
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TULSI GABBARD

  • U.S. representative from Hawaii's second district - has served since 2013
  • Was a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013-2016
  • First female combat veteran to run for president of the United States
     
Bernie Sanders
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BERNIE SANDERS

  • U.S. senator from Vermont - first elected in 2007
  • Served as U.S. House representative from Vermont's at-large district from 1991-2007
  • Ran unsuccessfully for Democratic nomination for president in 2016
Elizabeth Warren
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ELIZABETH WARREN

  • Serves as U.S. senator from Massachusetts - first elected in 2012
  • Helped create Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010
  • Chaired Congressional Oversight Panel that monitored federal stimulus package passed in 2008