Updated 1-15-19 Let's not waste any time, it's only 454 days until the Iowa Caucus Here's every name I have found so far that's been mentioned as a potential contender for the Democrats. Not REMOTELY all of these will run, some of them are nonsense but the field will surely be large. The following are broken town by the category they most readily fit into. I will refrain from comment except where it's necessary to explain something - I'll save my opinion about odds for later, but within each set they are in rough order of whom I think has the most buzz or best path Senators (current or ex) Elizabeth Warren - In Bernie Sanders Corey Booker Kamala Harris - impending announcement (MLK Day) Kirsten Gillibrand - In Amy Klobuchar Chris Murphy Tammy Duckworth Jeff Merkley Serrod Brown - moving towards a run Governors (current or ex) Steve Bullock Jay Inslee - In John Hickenlooper Terry McAuluffe Gavin Newsom Andrew Cumo - out, I think Martin O'Mally House (or ex) Beto O'Rourke Tulsi Gabbard - In Eric Swalewell - In John Delaney - In Other office holders (or ex) Michael Bloomberg Eric Garcetti - Mayor of LA Eric Holder Julian Castro - In. Mitch Landreau well known for some other reason (wealth, celebrity, etc) Tom Steyer - out Oprah Winfrey Mark Cuban Howard Schultz Andrew Yang - In. Old horses that ought to stay home and probably will Joe Biden Hillary Clinton John Kerry Al Gore Howard Dean I haven't seen anyone mention the last two but if folks can speculate about Kerry I figure be through. I don't think there's a serious possibility here other than Biden maybe. ------------------------------------------------ ETA - those who have announced or are giving all the signs, or, have announced they are out.