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Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States (1829–1837) and the first Democratic president.
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States (1837–1841) and the second Democratic president.
Senator Stephen A. Douglas
The 1885 inauguration of Grover Cleveland, the only president with non-consecutive terms
Leaders of the Democratic Party during the first half of the 20th century on 14 June 1913: Secretary of State William J. Bryan, Josephus Daniels, President Woodrow Wilson, Breckinridge Long, William Phillips, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, 32nd and 33rd presidents of the United States (1933–1945; 1945–1953), featured on a campaign poster for the 1944 presidential election
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, 35th and 36th presidents of the United States (1961–1963, 1963–1969)
Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States (1977–1981), delivering the State of the Union Address in 1979
Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States (1993–2001), at The Pentagon in 1998
Barack Obama speaking to College Democrats of America in 2007
President Barack Obama meeting with the Blue Dog Coalition in the State Dining Room of the White House in 2009
Eleanor Roosevelt at the 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago
President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law at the White House on March 23, 2010
Secretary of State John Kerry addressing delegates at the United Nations before signing the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016
Shirley Chisholm was the first major-party African American candidate to run nationwide primary campaigns.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Immigration Act of 1965 as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy and others look on
Then-Senator Barack Obama shaking hands with an American soldier in Basra, Iraq in 2008
President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1978
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with President Barack Obama at Ben Gurion Airport in 2013
Self-identified Democrats (blue) versus self-identified Republicans (red) (January–June 2010 data)
Higher percentages of Democrats than Republicans are members of union households.
Elected at age 33, Jon Ossoff is currently the youngest member of the U.S. Senate.
Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
Vice President Kamala Harris
Julián Castro served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
U.S. opinion on gun control issues is deeply divided along political lines, as shown in this 2021 survey.

On social issues, it advocates campaign finance reform, LGBT rights, criminal justice and immigration reform, stricter gun laws, abortion rights, the abolition of capital punishment, and drug reform.

- Democratic Party (United States)

In the campaign of 1872, a group of wealthy New York Democrats pledged $10,000 each to pay for the costs of promoting the election.

- Campaign finance reform in the United States

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Paul Wellstone

American academic, author, and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash near Eveleth, Minnesota, in 2002.

American academic, author, and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash near Eveleth, Minnesota, in 2002.

Portrait of Wellstone
Wellstone's campaign bus.
Paul and Sheila Wellstone memorial, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Paul Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site near Eveleth, Minnesota.
Paul and Sheila Wellstone's grave markers; Marcia's can also be seen, on the far right.

A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Wellstone was a leader of the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party.

His efforts toward campaign finance reform were overturned in 2010 by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Russ Feingold

American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011.

American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011.

Feingold signs up as a member of Working America, August 4, 2008.
Feingold with labor leaders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 1, 2008.
Feingold speaking on the Senate floor about his opposition to the Patriot Act, October 25, 2001.
Feingold in 2005.
Feingold on the campaign trail, stumping for Maria Cantwell (D-WA), October 2006.

A member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee in the 2016 election for the same U.S. Senate seat he had previously occupied.

He and McCain cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain–Feingold Act), a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation.

Sanders in March 2020

Bernie Sanders

American politician and activist who has served as the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007.

American politician and activist who has served as the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007.

Sanders in March 2020
Sanders as a senior in high school, 1959
Burlington City Hall
Representative Sanders in 1991
Sanders meeting in 1993 with Hillary Clinton to discuss her plan to reform the healthcare system
Sanders meeting with students at Milton High School in Milton, Vermont, 2004
Senate portrait, 2007
Sanders being sworn in for his second term in 2013 by Joe Biden
Don't Take Our Health Care rally in Columbus, Ohio, June 2017
Sanders introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, April 2017
Sanders speaking to members of the Vermont Army National Guard sent to Washington, D.C. as security preparations for the inauguration of Joe Biden in 2021
Sanders rally in Portland, Oregon, August 2015
Sanders speaking at Rutgers University in May 2016
Sanders campaigning for Hillary Clinton at Nashua Community College in October 2016
Sanders campaigning for president in San Jose, California, March 2020
Sanders steps out of a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after arriving in Afghanistan in 2011
Sanders with his wife Jane O'Meara in Des Moines, Iowa, January 2016

He has a close relationship with the Democratic Party, having caucused with House and Senate Democrats for most of his congressional career.

He has advocated for greater democratic participation by citizens, campaign finance reform, and a constitutional amendment or judicial decision that would overturn Citizens United v. FEC.