Mayors Meeting Draws Presidential Prospects next >
| Jan. 23-25, 2019 - As
the partial government shutdown dragged on, mayors
gathered in the nation's capitol for the U.S. Conference
of Mayors' 87th annual winter meeting. The mayors
participated in and attended various panels and forums
and heard from leaders on Capitol Hill and in the
administration. A number of presidential prospects
addressed the mayors: Vice President Joe Biden, former
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), South
Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, New York City Mayor Bill de
Blasio, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, former Gov.
Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR).
This is still the early stages of the 2020 campaign and
the Democratic field is just starting to form—currently
there are five declared candidates and three exploratory
candidates, but many more are expected to enter the
race. Of the eight shown here only Mayor Buttigieg
has taken formal steps to run; he announced his
presidential exploratory committee coinciding with the
first day of the winter meeting, holding a media
availability at a nearby hotel.
Bloomberg | Booker |
de Blasio | Garcetti | Hickenlooper | Merkley