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What to expect at the first Democratic debates

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ The week of the first Democratic presidential debates has arrived, and 20 candidates will get a chance to formally showcase their policy ideas for 2020. The debates, which will take place in Miami, are split up into two nights, with 10 candidates each.  Out of 24 Democratic candidates running, all but four met the fundraising or polling threshold to participate.

Who is John Delaney? 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/ Today’s large 2020 Democratic presidential field was born when businessman and then-Rep. John Delaney declared his candidacy way back in July 2017.

Who is Tim Ryan? 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/ Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan says he’s running for president because the economy is not working and the American Dream is out of reach. It’s a familiar message in his blue collar district, which includes 45,000 people who voted for both him and President Donald Trump.

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? 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/ It was on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for president, saying she has “the compassion, the courage, and the fearless determination” to get things done.

Who is Seth Moulton? 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/ Seth Moulton served four tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, then won election three times to a U.S. House seat in Massachusetts, representing the district where he grew up.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. is running concentration camps. Many historians are skeptical

Recent assertions by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that U.S.-run detention centers for migrants are “concentration camps” drew immediate rebukes from some politicians, Jewish groups and social media users. “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she tweeted June 18.

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.

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