As early as the day after the 2016 election political pundits were predicting the 2020 campaign would be like nothing the U.S. had seen before. And boy were they right. 

While it’s been long presumed President Trump would win his party’s nomination, a few challengers dipped their toes in the Republican primary. Meanwhile, 29 major candidates launched campaigns for the Democratic nomination — making it the largest and most diverse field of candidates for any party in the modern era. 

President Trump, his campaign surrogates, and the candidates for the Democratic, Libertarian and other third-parties hit the campaign trail to make their case to the American people. Record numbers of voters turned out for events from stadium rallies to backyard BBQs in Iowa, and the Democrats held 13 debates and countless townhalls. While some primaries are still to come the field has narrowed to presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Joe Biden. 

But a lot has changed in the world since the first candidates declared back in 2018. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the race for the White House virtual for the time being. As the candidates get used to this new way of campaigning, party officials determine how to hold conventions, and election officials across the nation prepare for election day, we’re taking a look back at the work of AIM advocates from the heart of the primary. 

Watch the video to see their great work, and our work to ensure Alzheimer’s remains a priority issue in the election isn’t done. Text ‘AIM’ to 52886* for the latest information on ways you can engage candidates and help us advance policies to improve the lives of all those affected by Alzheimer's.