One thing is clear as the Democratic Presidential race heats up: Every area of the nation is represented, unless one wants to list the Great Plains as a separate geographical area.
We have three people from New England—Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Seth Moulton.
We have five people from the Mid Atlantic states—Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, John Delaney, Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur and Philanthropist).
We have three people from the South—Julian Castro, Beto O’Rourke, Wayne Messam (little known African American Mayor of Miramar, Florida).
We have three people from the Midwest—Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Tim Ryan.
We have three people from the Rocky Mountain West—John Hickenlooper, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock (not yet announced)
We have five people from the Pacific Coast—Kamala Harris, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson (Author, Lecturer, Activist), Jay Inslee, Tulsi Gabbard.
And the latest news and leaks say New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is about to announce.
And also, while no one takes him seriously, former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (1969-1981), who is 88 years old, and also was an announced candidate for President in 2008, is also an announced candidate.
So if you count every candidate, even those who are not serious, we have 24 candidates announced, or soon to be announced.
No more than 20 will be in the debates, and one can be assured that Messam and Gravel will be unlikely to meet the threshold required to make the debates, and that de Blasio, Bullock, and Bennet, coming in after so many others, may not make the deadline either for the first debate at the end of June.
If one leaves out the two people who are not politicians along with Messam and Gravel, with none of those four seen as having any real chance to be the nominee, we are left with:
7 Senators–Sanders, Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, Klobuchar, Bennet, Harris
6 House of Representatives or former members–Moulton, Delaney, Ryan, O’Rourke, Swalwell, Gabbard
3 Governors or former —Hickenlooper, Bullock, Inslee
3 Mayors or former—Buttigieg, Castro, de Blasio
1 Former Vice President and Senator–Biden