2020 Presidential Candidates With Connections to NJ


2020 Prez Candidates with Connections to New Jersey

Cory Booker

Raised in Harrington Park, Booker served as mayor of Newark before becoming elected in 2013 as the junior senator representing New Jersey.

Elizabeth Warren

The senior senator from Massachusetts lived in New Jersey while receiving her law degree from Rutgers-Newark in 1976.

Jill Biden

The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden – the frontrunner in the 2020 presidential contest – was born in Hammonton, New Jersey and worked as a waitress at the Jersey Shore.

John Delaney

Originally from Wood-Ridge, New Jersey and a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School, the congressman from Maryland is the first 2020 presidential hopeful to formally declare his candidacy.

Bernie Sanders

The Vermont Senator’s national political director served as the head of the Working Families alliance: Elizabeth, New Jersey native Analilia Mejia.

Pete Buttigieg

When the South Bend Indiana mayor ran unsuccessfully for chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2017, Bergen County operative Jennifer Holdsworth served as his campaign chairman.

Michael Bennet

The U.S. Senator from Colorado who declared his presidential candidacy on May 2, is the son of Orange, New Jersey native Douglas Bennet, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Clinton administration.

Donald Trump

The President of the United States owned the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City from 1984 to 2014, when it went belly up.