2020 Presidential Democratic Candidates Reveal Their Pop Culture Favorites

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Mayor Pete share a new side of themselves in Q&A's

By EOL Staff Jul 18, 2019 11:30 AMTags
Democratic Candidate Pop Culture SurveyGetty Images; Shutterstock; Melissa Herwitt/E! Illustration

The 2020 Presidential Democratic candidates are here to give E! readers a rare glimpse inside who they really are—and we dig deep to find out their pop culture favorites, must-haves and much, much more!

We asked left-leaning politicians like Kamala HarrisCory BookerPete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Bill de Blasio and more a series of questions that will show them in an entirely new light and now we're peeling back the curtain to reveal what they enjoy when they aren't hitting the grueling campaign trial ahead of the highly anticipated election next year. 

But don't just take our word for it...Find out which of the candidates above is a huge fan of Beyoncé and who is obsessed with The Office (which, same!).

2020 Presidential Democratic Candidates Answer E!'s Pop Culture Survey

And remember, November 2020 may seem far away but before you know it, it'll be on the horizon. So while getting to know your presidential candidates is key, it's also crucial to make sure that you're registered to vote. Click here if you still need to sign-up to vote and make sure your voice is heard—every single one counts!

But that's not all! With the 2020 election season officially well underway, E! News plans on reaching across both sides of the aisle so that readers can truly get to know all their presidential candidates. 

Tom Steyer

Your Most Used Emoji: Smiley face

Your Favorite Actor That Would Play You In a Movie: Bill Hader

Your Favorite Ice Cream: Coconut (dairy free) 

Kamala Harris

Actor That Would Play You in a Movie: Whoopi Goldberg

Your Go-To Ritual Before a Public Speaking Event: "Take a big drink of water and a deep breath."

Your Hype Song: "Work That," Mary J. Blige

Pete Buttigieg

Your Favorite Superhero: "Spider-Man. He's a well-intentioned person with normal concerns and anxieties, suddenly endowed with powers he must use for good, despite the pressure it puts on his personal life. A good superhero for good politicians to think about."

Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Outside Scoop's Michigan cherries and local honey flavor." 

Your Hidden Talent: "I learned circular breathing so that I could play the didgeridoo."

Julián Castro

Your Most Used Emoji: Thumbs up

Your Favorite Movie of All TimeThe Breakfast Club

Book That Made a Lasting Impression: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini

Cory Booker

Most Surprising App on Your Phone: "GamePigeon, it's a gaming app I use to play games with family."

Your Favorite Super Hero: "Two of my most prized possessions are encyclopedias of the DC and Marvel universes, so I feel a little self-conscious here that my pick is sort of boring. I'd say Super-Man. He was an alien, he was different than everyone else. But his humility and dedication to helping others always impressed me—along with his ability to travel the world and speak different languages."

Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "As a child it was mint chocolate chip. As an adult, it's chocolate chip cookie dough. My dad's on my mind because of Father's Day—I always think of him when I see rum raisin. It was his favorite."

Wayne Messam

Your Favorite Super Hero: T'Challa

Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla

Your Hidden Talent: Singing 

Jay Inslee

Friends or The Office?The Office

Actor That Would Play You in a Movie: "Christian Slater, because I've already been in a movie with him."

Your Hidden Talent: "I write and illustrate books for my grandkids every year."

Marianne Williamson

Your Favorite Movie of All TimeThe Mission

Actor That Would Play You in a Movie: Debra Winger

Your Hype Song: "Respect," by Aretha Franklin

Michael Bennet

Your Favorite Superhero: Spider-Man

Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Coffee, even though I don't drink it."

Your Hidden Talent: "Juggle fruit. Oranges in particular."

Bill de Blasio

Your Most Used Emoji: "I don't use emojis." 

Your Favorite Movie of All TimeSeven Days in May

Book That Made a Lasting ImpressionThe Autobiography of Malcolm X

Steve Bullock

Your Most Used Emoji: "Smiley poo—the only one I have ever used."

Your Favorite Movie of All TimeFletch

Book That Made a Lasting ImpressionLetters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Seth Moulton

Your Favorite Superhero: G.I. Joe

Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Espresso chip

Your Hidden Talent: "Making lobster fettuccine Alfredo from scratch."

To find out how the politicians responded to the revealing pop culture survey, check out the full gallery above.