United States presidential election, 2016
- 1 Major party candidates
- 2 Independent and third party candidates
- 3 Possible battleground states
- 4 Party conventions
- 5 Debates
- 6 References
- 7 Other websites
Major party candidates[change | change source]
The following candidates have filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) or have publicly announced their candidacy for the presidential nomination of a major party. Parties are listed alphabetically. Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.
Democratic Party[change | change source]
Candidate featured in major polls[change | change source]
The candidate included in this section has been listed in five or more major independent nationwide polls.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State 2009–2013; U.S. Senator from New York 2001–2009; presidential candidate in 2008; First Lady of the United States 1993–2001
Other candidates[change | change source]
- Jeff Boss, 9/11 Truther and perennial candidate from New Jersey
- Vermin Supreme, performance artist and perennial candidate from Massachusetts
- Robby Wells, Reform Party and Constitution Party presidential candidate in 2012 from North Carolina
Republican Party[change | change source]
Candidates featured in major polls[change | change source]
Candidates included in this section have been listed in five or more major independent nationwide polls.
- Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas since 2013; Solicitor General of Texas 2003–2008
- Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011
- Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011
Other candidates[change | change source]
- Mark Everson, former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, former President of the American Red Cross from Mississippi
- Jack Fellure, retired engineer from West Virginia; 2012 Prohibition Party presidential nominee
Independent and third party candidates[change | change source]
The following candidates have filed with the FEC or have publicly announced that their candidacy as an independent candidate or for the presidential nomination of a minor party. Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.
- Terry Jones, pastor for Dove World Outreach Center from Florida; presidential candidate in 2012, independent candidate
- Zoltan Istvan, futurist, writer, transhumanist philosopher from California; founder of the Transhumanist Party
Possible battleground states[change | change source]
Potential battleground states include Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. Democrats have discussed targeting Arizona, Georgia, and Texas as potentially competitive states. Meanwhile, Republicans may also target Minnesota and New Jersey. Other states may also become competitive if the close races of 2016 differ from the close races of the 2012 election, or if 2016 becomes a landslide election.
Party conventions[change | change source]
- Democratic Party
- Republican Party
- Libertarian Party
Debates[change | change source]
On April 1, 2015, the Commission on Presidential Debates a (CPD) announced that each of the following 16 locations are under consideration to host one of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate:
- Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Dominican University of California in San Rafael, California
- Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky
- Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia
- Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
- Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida
- Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia
- State University of New York Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
- West Virginia University and West Virginia State University in Charleston, West Virginia
- Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio
- Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
- Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
- McAllen, Texas
References[change | change source]
- Julie Pace and Ken Thomas (April 10, 2015). "Ready for a new run at the White House, Hillary Clinton to announce 2016 campaign on Sunday". Associated Press. http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/04/10/hillary-clinton-to-announce-presidential-campaign-on-sunday. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
- Chozick, Amy. "Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/us/politics/hillary-clinton-2016-presidential-campaign.html?_r=0. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
- Walker, Hunter (December 26, 2012). "Conspiracy Theorist Jeff Boss Launches Mayoral Bid". Politicker Network. http://politicker.com/2012/12/conspiracy-theorist-jeff-boss-launches-mayoral-bid/. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- "Jeff Boss FEC filing". FEC. August 25, 2014. http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/403/14031290403/14031290403.pdf. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Seitz-Wald, Alex (May 22, 2014). "Can a Zombie-Powered Presidential Candidate Go Legit?". National Journal. http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/can-a-zombie-powered-presidential-candidate-go-legit-20140522. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- Burns, Michael (October 30, 2014) "Presidential candidate visits his old home in Greer", The Greenville News. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- Palmes-Dennis, Susan (November 1, 2013) "Democratic presidential aspirant lays out game plan for US", Sun.Star. Retrieved November 22, 2013
- "Robert Carr Wells Jr. FEC filing". FEC. November 11, 2013. http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/508/13031134508/13031134508.pdf. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Mascaro, Lisa and David Lauter (March 22, 2015). "Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-na-pn-ted-cruz-presidential-bid-20150322-story.html. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- Zezima, Katie (March 23, 2015). "Ted Cruz Announces He’s Running for President". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/23/ted-cruz-announces-presidential-run. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- "Ted Cruz FEC filing". FEC. March 23, 2015. http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/891/15031403891/15031403891.pdf. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
- Lambert, Lisa (April 7, 2015). "Republican Rand Paul announces 2016 presidential run on website". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/07/us-usa-election-paul-announcement-idUSKBN0MY17L20150407. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Killough, Ashley (April 7, 2015). "Rand Paul: 'I am running for president'". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/07/politics/rand-paul-president-2016/. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Rand Paul FEC filing". FEC. April 8, 2015. http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/721/15970332721/15970332721.pdf. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
- Parker, Ashley (April 13, 2015). "Marco Rubio Announces 2016 Presidential Bid". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/us/politics/marco-rubio-2016-presidential-campaign.html?smid=tw-bna. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- "Mark Everson FEC filing". FEC. March 10, 2015. http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/333/15950849333/15950849333.pdf. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- Dinan, Stephen (March 5, 2015). "Mark Everson, former Reagan & Bush aide, launches GOP White House bid on pro-amnesty platform". The Washington Times. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/5/mark-everson-launches-gop-white-house-bid-pro-amne/. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- "Jack Fellure FEC filing". FEC. November 13, 2012. http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_12030951507%200. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- Gavin, Patrick (November 29, 2013) "2016 already here for fringe hopefuls", Politico. Retrieved November 30, 2013
- Hewitt, John (October 31, 2014) "An interview with Zoltan Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party and 2016 presidential contender", ExtremeTech.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- Bartlett, Jamie (December 23, 2015). "Meet the Transhumanist Party: 'Want to live forever? Vote for me'". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/11310031/Meet-the-Transhumanist-Party-Want-to-live-forever-Vote-for-me.html. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- Balz, Dan (January 18, 2014). "The Republican Party's uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016 elections". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-gops-uphill-path-to-270-in-2016/2014/01/18/9404eb06-7fcf-11e3-93c1-0e888170b723_story.html. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "The Most Valuable Voters of 2016". www.nationaljournal.com. http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/newsdesk/the-most-valuable-voters-of-2016-20150218.
- Camia, Catalina and Martha A. Moore (February 12, 2015). "Democrats pick Philadelphia for 2016 convention". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/02/12/democratic-convention-2016-host-city-philadelphia/22459811/. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
- "RNC officially approves Cleveland as 2016 convention host", CBS News. Associated Press. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- Isenstadt, Alex (January 14, 2014) "GOP convention set for July 18–21 in 2016", Politico. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
- Winger, Richard (July 11, 2014). "Libertarian Party Moves Into National Party Headquarters That it Owns". Ballot Access News. http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/06/libertarian-party-moves-into-national-party-headquarters-that-it-owns/. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "Libertarian National Committee Minutes July 15–16, 2012". Libertarian National Committee. p. 4. https://www.lp.org/files/July14-15%20Minutes-Final3.pdf. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "CPD Announces 2016 Debate Host Applicants". Commission on Presidential Debates. http://www.debates.org/index.php?page=2016debates. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- Sanchez, Stephen M.. "Three Texas Locations Vie For 2016 Presidential Debates". http://www.satxdailynews.com/national-politics/three-texas-locations-vie-for-2016-presidential-debates/. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
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