Rep. John Delaney, a former congressman from Maryland, was the first Democrat to announce his campaign in July 28, 2017.
A self-made businessman, Delaney at one point was the youngest CEO on the New York Stock Exchange. Delaney has been running the longest, but is still working to gain name recognition.
He launched with a Washington Post op-ed titled “Why I’m Running For President” and campaign announcement video. In his op-ed, Delaney wrote that he was running in hopes America could “rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible.”
Watch his campaign video: