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3 Democrats will be on Washington state's 2024 presidential primary ballot

caption: The drive-through ballot drop box at King County elections in Renton.
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The drive-through ballot drop box at King County elections in Renton.
David Hyde / KUOW

The Washington State Democratic Party has submitted its list of candidates to be on the state's March 12 presidential primary ballot, the Secretary of State's Office reports.

Washington voters will have three Democratic candidates to choose from.

  • Joseph R. Biden Jr.
  • Dean Phillips
  • Marianne Williamson

President Biden is currently the leader of the Democratic Party and is running for a second term to "finish the job" after defeating former President Trump in 2020. Recent polls suggest that another round of Biden vs Trump could ultimately be what voters are faced with in 2024.

Dean Phillips is currently a member of Congress, representing Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District. His bio hypes him as a business owner, including his role running his family's liquor business. He has argued that President Biden has a poor shot at winning a second term, and that the Democratic Party needs a candidate who can win against Trump.

Marianne Williamson comes to politics from a different angle. She is known as a self-help author in addition to being a religious and spiritual leader associated with the Unity Church. While she says that Democrats should thank President Biden for defeating Trump in 2020, she also argues that Biden's support will not be sufficient to win in 2024.

Both Phillips and Williamson are not appearing on all states' primary ballots in 2024.

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Washington's Republican Party submitted its candidate list last week. The state GOP is giving voters five names to choose from — Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Chris Christie.

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