The 2020 Candidates Series

The Washington Post Live's one-on-one interview series The 2020 Candidates features the candidates making their case on key issues and sharing how they hope to set themselves apart from a crowded field in conversation with Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.
On July 16, The Washington Post Live hosted Vermont Senator and two-time presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The Senator laid out his vision for America, what he learned from his 2016 run, and why he believes he is the most qualified person to take on -- and defeat -- President Donald Trump.
The 2020 Candidates: Sen. Bernie Sanders
Mayor Pete Buttigieg began 2019 as a newcomer on the national stage, and he has emerged as one of the top contenders. On Dec. 13, 2019, The Washington Post Live welcomed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for an interview with The Washington Post's Robert Costa.
On July 22, The Washington Post featured an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one week before the next televised debate. Senator Klobuchar discussed her campaign agenda and lay out her vision for America.
The Washington Post Live welcomed businessman and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Oct. 21 to discuss his upstart presidential campaign that began as a long shot but now has everyone in politics paying close attention.
There are a record number of women veterans in Congress, and one of them wants to be the next Commander-in-Chief. On June 13, The Washington Post Live sat down with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) to talk about her efforts to improve the quality of and access to medical care for all veterans, and what she would do as president of the United States.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke sat down with The Washington Post Live Wednesday, Oct. 23 as part of The 2020 Candidates series. O’Rourke discussed why he’s made gun control the centerpiece of his campaign and his views on immigration.
On Aug. 19, The Washington Post featured an interview with presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), as she continues her push to qualify for the fall Democratic presidential debates. She discussed her views on gun control, climate change and her strategy to break through the crowded field.
Washington Post Live kicked off debate day with a live interview with Democratic presidential candidate Representative Seth Moulton. He has not been afraid to challenge his own party leadership, and in this interview, he shared what he would do as president of the United States.
On May 23, The Washington Post’s Robert Costa sat down one-on-one with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Mayor Buttigieg discussed the issues that are driving his campaign, how he hopes to set himself apart from a crowded field, and why he believes a 37-year-old mayor of a midsize American town is qualified to be the next Commander-in-Chief.
Robert Costa

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Robert Costa is a national political reporter at The Washington Post.