It's over a year away, but as is the political calendar here in the USA, the primaries are a big part of it. President Trump will be the incumbent for the Republican party. Jeff Flake was said to be planning on challenging him in a primary, and while Flake said he wants someone to challenge, it would not be him. Over on the Democrat side, it is going to be an interesting race with a diverse group of candidates. We are seeing more representatives that lean closer to the Sanders wing of the party, and likely, Bernie Sanders himself may consider another shot at the nomination. Here's a run-down of the candidates, including those who have officially declared their candidacy. I will provide links to relevant sites from when they declared candidacy if you are interested. Those who have declared: Bernie Sanders, Senator, VT Cory Booker, Senator, NJ Elizabeth Warren, Senator, MA Kamala Harris, Senator, CA Kristen Gillibrand, Senator, NY Amy Klobuchar, Senator, MN Jay Inslee, Governor, WA Julian Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio, TX Tulsi Gabbard, Congress, HI John Delaney, Former member of Congress, MD Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN Andrew Yang, Entrepreneur, NY Those likely or rumored to run: Joe Biden, former Vice President, DE Sherrod Brown, Senator, OH Jeff Merkley, Senator, OR Michael Bennet, Senator, CO Steve Bullock, Governor, MT Terry McAuliffe, former Governor, VA John Hickenlooper, former Governor, CO Beto O'Rourke, former Congressman, TX Eric Holder, former Attorney General, NY Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor, NY Rumored, but ruled themselves out: Tom Steyer - businessman, Trump impeachment advocate Then you have a couple of possible third-party wildcards: Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, WA The race is on.