Guide to the Democratic candidates

Mr Joe Biden has a folksy charm that endears him to heartlanders.
Mr Joe Biden has a folksy charm that endears him to heartlanders. PHOTO: REUTERS
Mr Michael Bloomberg's ads and war chest boosted his visibility.
Mr Michael Bloomberg's ads and war chest boosted his visibility.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Mr Pete Buttigieg has been able to position himself as a moderate.
Mr Pete Buttigieg has been able to position himself as a moderate.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Mr Bernie Sanders has the strongest following among young voters.
Mr Bernie Sanders has the strongest following among young voters.PHOTO: NYTIMES
Ms Elizabeth Warren counts more college graduates among her base.
Ms Elizabeth Warren counts more college graduates among her base.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

US Correspondent Charissa Yong tells what the candidates stand for and who they are likely to attract.

Joe Biden, 77

The former United States vice-president started the primary season strongly, but his rivals have since narrowed, and occasionally, erased his lead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline 'Guide to the Democratic candidates'. Print Edition | Subscribe