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Who is Cory Booker? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Cory Booker says that a key part of his story is that he doesn’t just talk about poverty; he’s lived surrounded by it. For eight years, he was a tenant in Brick Towers, a drug-filled apartment building in Newark, N.J..

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kick-off in Florida

President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Fla., a key state in the path to victory. Trump offered a long list of accomplishments, many centered on the economy. But he also revisited old criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, and warned the crowd that “the Democratic Party has become more radical, more dangerous, and more unhinged than at any point in the modern history of our country.” While he might exaggerate improvements in the economy, generally those claims had a measure of truth. But not in every case.

Who is Michael Bennet? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado surprised the public when he gave a fiery speech in January 2019 during the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, accusing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas of not showing genuine empathy for government workers.

Who is Steve Bullock? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is the only Democratic candidate to have won a Trump state. With an approval rating of 66%, Bullock was ranked the most popular Democratic governor in 2016.

Who is Pete Buttigieg? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Unlike most presidential candidates in recent history, Pete Buttigieg has not served in Congress, as a governor or as a vice president. Rather, since 2012, he’s been the mayor of South Bend, Ind., a city of just under 102,000 people.

Who is Amy Klobuchar? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Three times, Amy Klobuchar has won U.S. Senate elections by wide margins in the politically competitive state of Minnesota. She is running for the presidency in 2020 by positioning herself as ideologically and rhetorically more moderate than most other members of the large candidate field.

Who is Andrew Yang? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s signature policy idea is to give every American a guaranteed $1,000 a month. Formally, the policy is a universal basic income, but Yang calls it the “Freedom Dividend,” and it has distinguished him as a candidate who was recently unknown in the political sphere. Yang introduced the “Freedom Dividend” when he announced his candidacy to the New York Times in 2018. “I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue,” he said.

What Mexico has done to curb illegal immigration to United States, a look beyond Trump’s tweets

Less than three months ago, President Donald Trump was unequivocal in his assessment of Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigration to the United States: “Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country,” he tweeted March 28. Now, he claims that Mexico is a greater help than America’s own elected leaders: “Now with our new deal, Mexico is doing more for the USA on Illegal Immigration than the Democrats,” Trump tweeted June 10.

Who is Jay Inslee? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Most Democrats say that climate change is a key issue, but Jay Inslee has gone further and made it the central issue of his campaign. The governor of Washington  says moving the U.S. economy to renewable energy will create jobs and has foreign policy implications.

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