None of the attendees have announced plans to run in 2020. Bernie Sanders; Massachusetts Sen. Potential candidates including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Deval Patrick have had one-on-one sitdowns with the former president at his Washington office in recent months, though, sources say, the subject of the 2020 race hasn't come up in numerous conversations.
Others who have had sit downs with Obama were former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu; failed 2016 Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander; and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Obama has not met with potential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen.
None has confirmed they are running for president in 2020. Instead, the source said, Obama spends "much more time on how to respond to the President, positioning and broader challenges with the party". Michael Bennet of Colorado and Chris Coons of Delaware.
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In his meeting with Sanders, Obama and the Vermont Senator discussed their different visions of the Democratic Party's future, reportedly debating the gaps between idealism and practicality.
Biden is expected to make an announcement about a possible presidential bid after the midterm elections in November. He is also slated to headline a series of California fundraisers later this year.
According to The Hill, Obama will headline his first Democratic National Committee fundraiser later this month.