While the Democratic field for 2020 is only beginning to take shape, the year that would have marked King's 90th birthday gives the party's prominent members a valuable opportunity to address race.
This year, at least four women, two African-Americans and one Latino have serious prospects for a 2020 bid.
This development comes as Gillibrand is trying to distance herself from being associated with big money in an attempt to show that she's going to build a campaign off of small grassroots donors.
Several Democratic politicians — known collectively as "the governors" — have been in contact with Wall Street's top political financiers as they each consider running for president in 2020, CNBC has learned.
The revelation of communication between Wall Street donors and possible Democratic candidates threatens to exacerbate tension between liberal and moderate Democratic voters.
The New York Democrat has gotten a mixed reaction on Wall Street, with some being hesitant to back her in what will likely be a protracted and expensive Democratic primary.
The commitment to shut down the fund comes after Warren told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday that she believes candidates running for the party's nomination should avoid funding their campaigns through PACs.
If the former New York City mayor contributes that much to his own campaign, he will have one of the largest 2020 war chests and a stark advantage over the other Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls.
Sanders lost the 2016 South Carolina primary by a large margin, and allies have said he would need to bolster his operations there if he wants to win this time around.
Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro to meet with donors on Wednesday as he looks to put together a formidable donor war chest ahead of a potential 2020 run for president.
Liberal Democratic megadonor George Soros could be on the verge of sitting out the 2020 primary as the field continues to grow with progressive candidates.
Sacca's plans come during a seismic shift in how political movements and causes are funded and organized, largely through online entities.
An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke's team is heeding requests from top Democratic Party organizations to visit the key primary state of New Hampshire as the former Texas Senate nominee consider a run for president.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, objected to the attempt to bring the bill forward, arguing that passing the legislation would be "fundamentally undermining the principle of separation of powers that is so core to our liberty."
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has enlisted the help of a former Obama New Hampshire campaign co-chairman as he debates whether to run for president in 2020.
These early conversations with top-tier consultants in Iowa, where the major parties hold their first contests of the presidential election season, are the latest signs Booker could be preparing to launch a campaign.
It's a sign that Republican Party insiders are taking the prospect of a Bloomberg run seriously as President Donald Trump prepares to run for re-election.
Democrats are promising new scrutiny of corporate America's biggest names as they expand their power on Capitol Hill.
Richard Ojeda and others who declared early candidacies will have a lot of trouble breaking out of what's expected to be a large field consisting of several Democrats, potentially including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.