Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The 2020 presidential campaign features a diverse slate of Democrats -- and one Republican -- vying to challenge President Donald Trump.
It might be the most diverse group of Democrats ever to seek the United States' highest office. The nation's first female, Hindu, American Samoan or openly gay president could be among the bunch.
On the Republican side, one candidate remains to challenge Trump in the primary season.
Here's a look at the candidates:Democrats Joe Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden announced his campaign April 25, citing racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 as a motivation.
"I cannot stand by and watch that happen. Everything that makes America America is at stake. That's why today I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," he said in his announcement.Michael Bloomberg
The former Republican and New York City mayor announced his candidacy on Nov. 24 after days of indications he was preparing to enter the Democratic primary race.
Bloomberg, New York City's mayor for 12 years, cited Trump's administration as his primary reason for entering the field.
"We cannot afford four more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions," he said.
Bloomberg, who switched party affiliation from Republican to Democrat a year ago, is worth about $54 billion and said he plans to fully fund his own campaign. At age 77, he is the second-oldest candidate in the field after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and is nine months older than Joe Biden.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee Jan. 23 in his bid to become the first millennial leader of the United States.
The openly gay Afghanistan war veteran has called for abolishing the Electoral College, and combating climate change.Tulsi Gabbard
Gabbard formally announced her candidacy Feb. 2 during a rally in Oahu, Hawaii, where she portrayed herself as a member of a young class of politicians seeking to oust the old guard and existing way of doing business in Washington.
She plans to lean on her military experience to set herself apart from the other candidates, calling for a focus on veterans issues, as well as healthcare, criminal justice reform and climate change.Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy Feb. 10 during a rally in her home state of Minnesota. She said she's running for all Americans, including parents wanting a better education for their children, seniors seeking affordable medication, workers and farmers.
She has also called for more affordable healthcare, online consumer protection, election security, reducing the role of money in politics, automatic voter registration and efforts to reduce climate change.Tom Steyer
A San Francisco billionaire, Steyer announced his entry to the race July 9. He's a former hedge fund manager who crusades against corporate money in politics. He was also the first major Democrat to call for Trump to be impeached.
In 2013, he founded NextGen America, a nonprofit aimed at fighting climate change, promoting social justice and encourage participation in democracy.Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts formed an exploratory committee for a presidential campaign in late December and announced her presidency on Feb. 9, promising to fight for the middle class. She's said she plans to take on corrupt systems and institutions that favor the wealthy while taking advantage of the poor.
She's shown support for a Green New Deal to reduce the effects of global warming, Medicare for all, a new North American trade deal and a reduction in U.S. military presence around the world.
Julian Castro, former secretary of housing and urban development (Jan. 2)
Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton (Aug. 23)
Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel (Aug. 6)
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced Feb. 19 he will again run for the Democratic nomination. It will be his second consecutive run for president.
Sanders said he moved the Democratic Party to the left during his 2016 campaign, raising issues like Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and tuition-free college.
"I'm running for president because, now more than ever, we need leadership that brings us together -- not divides us up," Sanders said. "Women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant. Now is the time for us to stand together."Republicans Bill Weld
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld was the first Republican to challenge Trump, announcing his formal candidacy April 15. He hopes to appeal to the Republicans and independents who don't support Trump, but also don't want a Democrat in office.
"[O]ur president is simply too unstable to carry out the duties of the highest executive office -- which include the specific duty to take care that laws be faithfully executed -- in a competent and professional matter," Weld said. "It upsets me that our energies as a society are being sapped by the president's culture of divisiveness."
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh (Feb. 7)