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Presidency 2016

President Obama is barred by constitutional term limits from seeking re-election in 2016. A large crowd of candidates will likely compete for the Democratic and Republican nominations. Plus there are LOTS of likely third party and independent P2016 hopefuls. So, if a person is running, or thinking of running -- regardless of party, ballot status, or chances of winning -- we have him or her listed below. Incumbent party first, following by the main opposition party, then the third party candidates, and finally the independent and write-in hopefuls.

BOLD = Announced Candidate (or Filed an Exploratory Committee)
Italics = Possible Candidate


Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden (Delaware)
Government Site: Office of Vice President Joe Biden
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoeBiden
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JoeBiden

Lincoln Chafee

Former Governor Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island)
Campaign Site: Chafee2016.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GovernorChafee
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LincolnChafee

Hillary Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (New York)
Campaign Site: HillaryClinton.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HillaryClinton
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HillaryClinton

Martin O'Malley

Former Governor Martin O'Malley (Maryland)
Campaign Site: MartinOMalley.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MartinOMalley
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GovernorOMalley

Bernie Sanders

US Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
Campaign Site: BernieSanders.com
Government Site: Office of US Senator Bernie Sanders
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BernieSanders
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SenSanders

Jim Webb

Former US Senator Jim Webb (Virginia)
Campaign Site: Webb2016.com
Personal Site: JamesWebb.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IHeardMyCountryCalling
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JimWebbUSA


Warren Ashe (Florida)
Edie Atkinson-Bukewihge (California)
James Bell (Ohio)
John Blyth (Illinois)
Morrison Bonpasse (Maine)
Meridi Richardson Bosley (Arizona)
Jeff Boss (New Jersey)
Philip Bralich (California)
Arthur Brooks Jr. (Texas)
President Emperor Caesar (Florida)
Andy Caffrey (California)
Willie Carter (Texas)
Brittany Clark (California)
Richard Coleman (Florida)
Kristi Dutton (Arizona)
Larry Ealy (Ohio)
Ronald Emrit (Nevada)
Nicholas Erwin (North Carolina)
Gabriel Gomez (Georgia)
Christin Noel Griskie (Florida)
Gerald Hankins (Pennsylvania)
Charles Hodge (California)
Larry E. Johnson (Colorado)
Gayle Jones-Taylor (California)
Glenn Kaminsky (California)
Lloyd Kelso (North Carolina)
Jonathan Lavigne (West Virginia)
James "Titus The Great" Law ( California)
Matthew Linder (California)
Ryan Lipner (Florida)
Limberbutt McCubbins (Kentucky)
Patrick McKart (Florida)
Michael McMenemy (Pennsylvania)

Lee Mercer Jr. (Tennessee)

Daniel "Tool" Michaels (Florida)
Loretta "Leah Lax" Miller (Pennsylvania)
David Mills (West Virginia)
Rome Murphy II (New Jersey)
James Ogle III (California)
Susan Gelber Ott (Virginia)
Daniel Owens (Oregon)
Harry Pavilack (South Carolina)
Margie Penn (Tennessee)
Mary Aku Quartey (Maryland)
John Raffone (Florida)
Lee Rhodes (New York)
Doug Schreffler (California)
Will Schroeder (Illinois)
Angelo Scrigna (Hawaii)
Jerome Singleton Jr. (Louisiana)
Nicholas Sopkovich (California)
Michael Steinberg (Florida)
Ray Uhric (Pennsylvania)
John Walsh III (Pennsylvania)
Richard Weil (Colorado)
Robby Wells (North Carolina)
Elaine Williams (Florida)
Willie Wilson (Illinois)
Jeffrey Windett (West Virginia)
Thomas Winterbottom (Pennsylvania)
John Worldpeace (New Mexico)


Jeb Bush

Former Governor Jeb Bush (Florida)
PAC Site: Right to Rise PAC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JebBush
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JebBush

Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson (Florida)
Campaign Site: BenCarson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrBenjaminCarson
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RealBenCarson

Chris Christie

Governor Chris Christie (New Jersey)
PAC Site: Leadership Matters for America PAC
Government Site: Office of Governor Chris Christie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GovChrisChristie
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GovChristie

Ted Cruz

US Senator Ted Cruz (Texas)
Campaign Site: TedCruz.org
Government Site: Office of US Senator Ted Cruz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TedCruzPage
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TedCruz

Bob Ehrlich

Former Governor Bob Ehrlich (Maryland)
Official Site: BobEhrlich.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Gov_Ehrlich

Mark Everson

Former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson (Mississippi)
Campaign Site: MarkForAmerica.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarkForAmerica
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarkForAmerica

Carly Fiorina

Businesswoman Carly Fiorina (Virginia)
Campaign Site: CarlyForPresident.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarlyFiorina
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CarlyFiorina

Jim Gilmore

Former Governor Jim Gilmore (Virginia)
PAC Site: Growth PAC
Think Tank: American Opportunity
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JimGilmore
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GovernorGilmore

Lindsey Graham

US Senator Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
Political Site: LindseyGraham.com
Government Site: Office of US Senator Lindsey Graham
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LindseyGrahamSC
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC

Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (Florida)
Official Site: MikeHuckabee.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MikeHuckabee
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee

Bobby Jindal

Governor Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)
Campaign Site: BobbyJindal.com
Government Site: Office of Governor Bobby Jindal
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BobbyJindal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BobbyJindal

John Kasich

Governor John Kasich (Ohio)
Campaign Site: JohnKasich.com
PAC Site: New Day for America PAC
Government Site: Office of Governor John Kasich
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnRKasich
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnKasich

Pete King

Congressman Pete King (New York)
Campaign Site: PeteKing.com
PAC Site: American Leadership Now PAC
Government Site: Office of Congressman Pete King
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RepPeteKing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RepPeteKing

George Pataki

Former Governor George Pataki (New York)
Campaign Site: GeorgePataki.com
PAC Site: We the People Not Washington PAC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GovGeorgePataki
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GovernorPataki

Rand Paul

US Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Campaign Site: RandPaul.com
Government Site: Office of US Senator Rand Paul
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RandPaul
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RandPaul

Rick Perry

Former Governor Rick Perry (Texas)
Campaign Site: RickPerry.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GovernorPerry
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GovernorPerry

Marco Rubio

US Senator Marco Rubio (Florida)
Campaign Site: MarcoRubio.com
Government Site: Office of US Senator Marco Rubio
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarcoRubio
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarcoRubio

Rick Santorum

Former US Senator Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania)
Campaign Site: RickSantorum.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RickSantorum
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RickSantorum

Donald Trump

Donald Trump (New York)
Campaign Site: DonaldJTrump.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RealDonaldTrump

Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker (Wisconsin)
Campaign Site: ScottWalker.org
PAC Site: Our American Revival PAC
Government Site: Office of Governor Scott Walker
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottWalkerForGovernor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ScottKWalker

Pogo Mochello Allen-Reese (Texas)
John Anderson Jr. (California)
Skip Andrews (Kansas)
Ray Antley Jr. (North Carolina)
George Bailey Jr. (Mississippi)

Michael Baldwin (Missouri)
Danielle Berhane (Arizona)
Michael Bickelmeyer (Ohio)
Virgil Bierschwale (Texas)

John Bizga (New Jersey)
Tony Bonificia Jr. (New York)
Kerry Bowers (Nevada)
Dominique Brown (Pennsylvania)
George Brucato (Nevada)
Gary Caissie (Oklahoma)
Francis Castleberry (Florida)
Dale Christensen (Missouri)
Brian Ari Cole (Pennsylvania)
Scott Cole (North Carolina)
Melody Crombie (Maryland)
Ezekiel George Crotzer (Michigan)
Tim Day (Texas)
Paul DeBow (Louisiana)
Paul Delong (Pennsylvania)
Mike Diggs (Arkansas)
Kenneth Donaldson (Texas)
Patrick Drake (Georgia)
Wanda Duckwald (Oklahoma)
Douglas Duke (Alabama)
Ronald Duke (Alabama)
John Dummett Jr. (California)

Nicholas Evans (Oklahoma)
Stuart Farber (Florida)

Jack Fellure (West Virginia)
Bruce Gidner (Michigan)
Jim Hayden (Tennessee)
Eugene Hunt Jr. (Michigan)
Justin Hyde (California)
Kins Jeroboan (New York)
Roger Jewell (Arizona)
D. Royce Jones (Texas)
Tyrone Julius (District of Columbia)
Brenda Justice (New York)
Tim Kalemkarian (California)
Marc Keller (Oregon)
Michael Kinlaw (Colorado)
John Lee (Texas)
Jerry Leonard (North Carolina)
Renee Loetscher (Florida)
Aurora Lopez (Washington)
Bartholomew James Lower (Michigan)
Dennis Michael Lynch (New York)
Joan Malone (District of Columbia)
Barbara Mae Markovich (Montana)
Mike Martisko (Pennsylvania)
Mickey Meade (California)
Raymond Miller (Idaho)
Tiffani Mims (Texas)
James Mitchell Jr. (Illinois)
Timothy Moore (Washington)
Scot Olewine (Puerto Rico)
Richard Peter (Texas)
Michael Petyo (Indiana)

Deshon Porter (Illinois)

Jim Rundberg (Colorado)
Brian Russell (Florida)
Douglas Sabbag (Florida)
Ole Savior (Minnesota)
Larry Scarborough (California)
Jefferson Sherman (Maryland)
Mark Sleggs (New York)
Jeffrey Smith (Florida)
Silvia Stagg (New York)
Joseph Stetson (South Carolina)
Sherlene Stevens (District of Columbia)
Rickey "Joe" Story (Florida)
Michael Szczepanski New York)
Dwayne Tomlinson (Florida)

Vern Wuensche (Texas)


(Note: Parties with ballot status in at least one state -- based on 2012 ballot status -- listed first, then all others under the INDEPENDENT & WRITE-IN CANDIDATES header).


Tom Hoefling (Iowa)
Alan Spears (California)


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Kenn Gividen (Indiana)
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Gifford Abbott Jr. (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Christopher Abernathy (Independent-North Carolina)
William Oren Adams (Independent-Louisiana)
Robert Aldridge (Independent-Tennessee)
James Allen (Independent-Kentucky)
Joseph Altimari (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Brandon Armstrong (Independent-South Carolina)
Howell Astor (Independent-North Carolina)
Frank Atwood (Approval Voting-Colorado)
Ed Baker (Independent-Oregon)
Jacob Baker (Work-South Carolina)
Donald Barnhart Jr. (Independent-Nevada)
Danny Bennett, II (United-Montana)
Maryanne Bridget Berman (Independent American-New York)
Michael Blair (Independent-Washington)
Piotr Blass (Write In-Florida)
Sheila Bolar (Independent-Alabama)
Matthew Borman (American-Florida)
Eric Borrell (Independent-District of Columbia)
Robert Boris (Independent-California)
William Bowhall Jr. (Independent-Alabama)
J. Boydston (Write In-Colorado)
Michelle Braithwood (Independent-Florida)
Spencer Brandkamp (Write In-Arkansas)
Peter Breyfogle (Independent-Minnesota)
Harley Brown (Independent-Idaho)
James Brummett (Independent-Indiana)
Pamela Pinkney Butts (Independent-Ohio)
James Byers (Independent-Indiana)
Johnnie Campbell (Independent-Iowa)
Paul Cannaday (Independent-Michigan)
Jerry Leon Carroll (Independent-California)
John Castillo (Independent-Texas)
Paul Chehade (Independent-Florida)
John Chester (Independent-Vermont)
Christopher Cincotta (Independent-Colorado)
Doris Cintron (Independent-California)
Douglas Clement (Independent-Missouri)
Amy Conger (Independent-Ohio)
J.D. Criveau (Constitutionist-Virginia)
Timothy Croston (Independent-California)
Kevin Deame (Pirate-Connecticut)
Caesar St Augustine DeBuonaparte (Absolute Dictator-California)
Frank DeCota (Independent-Massachusetts)
Arturo Del Hierro (Independent-Texas)
Craig Dell (Independent-Virginia)
Michael Dename Jr. (Independent-New York)
Steve Dillon (Independent-North Carolina)
Kevin Donges (Independent-Ohio)
Andrew Elijah Mister Duffy (Independent-California)
Larry Weldon Duncan (Independent-California)
Christopher Dunn (Independent-Indiana)
Mark Dutter (Independent-South Dakota)
Jenny Edwards (Independent-Alabama)
Katee Edwards (Independent-Alabama)
Roderick Edwards (Write In-Indiana)
Claire Elliott (Independent-Georgia)
Jonathan Elliott (Independent-California)
Frank Erwin (Independent-Indiana)
Jonathan Evans (Independent-Colorado)
Souraya Faas (Independent-Florida)
Charles Fanning (Independent-Virginia)
Timothy Farkas (Independent-Ohio)
John Ferguson (Eco/Green-Texas)
Lori Fleming (Independent-Arkansas)
Gregory Foster (Independent-Texas)
Will Froeber (Independent-Florida)
Jeremy Gable (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Jason Gambert (Independent-Arizona)
Edward Gardner Jr. (Independent American-New York)
Neven Gibbs (Independent-Washington)
Kenn Gividen (American Freedom-Indiana)
Todd Glore (Independent-Indiana)
Jeremy Gove (Independent-California)
Mark Graham (Write In-Florida)
Martin Hahn (Independent-Oregon)
Emelia Harris (Write In-Florida)
Ronald Hartsfield (Independent-Florida)
Linda Hart (Independent-Texas)
David Hendrix (Independent-North Carolina)
Phillip Hill (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Daniel Hogan (Independent-Missouri)
David Christopher Holcomb (Independent-Nebraska)
Bill Howard (Independent-Indiana)
Michael Hubbell (Independent-Maryland)
Eugene Hunt Jr. (Independent-Michigan)
Tom Irwin (American-Pennsylvania)
Zoltan Istvan (Transhumanist-California)
Roland Jackson (Independent-District of Columbia)
Khadijah Jacob-Fambro (Revolutionary-California)
Steven Jacobson (Independent-California)
Darin Janda (Independent-Washington)
Michael Jenkins (Independent-Virginia)
O. Hope Jerio (Independent-West Virginia)
Edward Jewell Sr. (Independent-Indiana)
Barry Johnson (Independent-Kansas)
Ronald Jones (Independent-Florida)
Sue Lisa Jones (Independent-Arizona)
Terry Jones (Independent-Florida)
Vincent Jones II (Bull Moose-South Carolina)
Keith Josephs (Independent-New York)
Lynn Kahn (Independent-Maryland)
Thomas Keister (US Marijuana Party-Indiana)
Gary Kittredge (Independent-New York)
Chad Kline (Write In-California)
Temperance Lance-Council (Anti Hypocrisy-California)
Abbey Laurel-Smith (Pilgrims Alliance-Louisiana)
Robert Lehigh (Inspiration-Utah)
Michael "Lev" Levinson (Write In-Florida)
Bishop Julian Lewis Jr. (Independent-Texas)
David Librace (Write In-Arkansas)
Brian Lichtenfels (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Tom Lineaweaver (Freedom Party USA-Pennsylvania)
Mark Linn (Write In-New Hampshire)
Geoffrey Liu (Write In-Maryland)
David Livingston (Independent-Connecticut)
June Lloyd (Independent-Washington)
Donald Eugene Lowe (Independent-Texas)
Randall Lutz (Independent-Flordia)
William Lynch (Independent-New York)
Raymond Mace (Independent-Georgia)
Deborah MacKimzey (Independent-Texas)
Robert MacLeod Jr. (Independent-Georgia)
Shawna Martinez (Independent-Kentucky)
Lester Maul Jr. (Independent-Arizona)
Angie McCall (Independent-Florida)
Jennifer McEachern (Independent-South Carolina)
Myles McManus (Independent-New York)
Robert "Junior" Mejias (Independent-Nevada)
Roland Menard III (Moderation Affiliation-Hawaii)
Andrew Mickert (Independent-Virginia)
Merlin Miller (American Eagle-California)
Jeremy Milligan (Independent-Illinois)
Robert Milnes (Progressive Libertarian Alliance-New Jersey)
Corey Molinelli (Constitutional-Texas)
Derick Moody (Independent-Utah)
Billy Moore (Independent-Oregon)
Virginia Morago (Independent-Missouri)
David Morascini (Independent-Connecticut)
Shawn Moynihan (Independent-Florida)
Tony Mullikin (Independent-Florida)
Eric Nagel (Independent-New York)
Bill Nees (Independent Statesmen-Georgia)
Craig Neff (Independent-Maryland)
Deonia Neveu (Independent-Virginia)
Roger Nichols (United Party-Missouri)
Timothy O'Grady (Independent-Colorado)
Donald O'Mara (Independent-Louisiana)
Michael Oatman Independent-Arizona)
Jeffrey Oleyar (Write In-Ohio)
Bryan Ollivier (Independent-California)
Warren Owens (Independent-New York)
Mark Pendleton (Independent-Utah)
Ryan Perera (Independent-Minnesota)
Charles "Chaz" Perry III (Independent-Montana)
Marty Piatt (Independent-California)
Louis Pica (Independent-New Jersey)
Matthew Pinnavaia (Independent-California)

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Samuel Powell (Independent-District of Columbia)
Dinesh Ravishanker (New White-California)
Don Reaux (Independent-Louisiana)
C.C. Reed (Independent-Florida)
Darwin Misha Reedy (Indendent-Texas)
William Knox Richardson
William Salyer
Donald Sauter (Independent-Delaware)
John Graham Schwartz (Independent-Illinois)
J.W. Scroggie (Independent-Tennessee)
James Sewell III (Independent-Texas)
Anthony Shahmoradi (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Ryan Shepard (Independent-New York)
Mark Shirley Independent-Illinois)
Muhammad Sho (Independent-Texas)
Richard Shrum (Independent-Texas)
Robert Sigsby (Independent-Michigan)
D.R. Skeens (Independent-Washington)
Keith Smith (Independent-Ohio)
Scott Andrew Smith (Independent-Colorado)
Tony Smitherman (Independent-Texas)
Spencer Snyder (Independent-Texas)
David Sponheim (Independent-Washington)
Tami Stainfield (Independent-West Virginia)
Scott Stephens (Independent-New York)
Christopher Strunk (Independent-New York)
Karin Swanson (Socialist Democrat-Texas)
Paul Tape Jr. (Tea-Florida)
Dan Taus (Independent-Pennsylvania)
Deacon Taylor (Rational-California)
Judah Thomas (Independent-Connecticut)
Sheila "Samm" Tittle (Independent-Virginia)
Matthew Torrez (Independent-Florida)
Gary Tucker (Write In-Texas)
Mathew Tyler (Independent-California)
Joshua Usera (Independent-South Dakota)
Mark VanDeWege (Independent-Michigan)
Andre Ventura (Independent-Michigan)
Da Vid (Light-California)
Phlllip "Andy" Vineyard (Independent-Kansas)
Doris Walker (Independent-Illinois)
Hugh Walker (Independent-California)
Victor Walker (Independent-Maryland)
William Wallace (Independent-Alabama)
Joy Waymire (Independent-California)
Andre Wells (Write In-California)
Todd Willey (All Mother Earth-Michigan)
Kent Williams (Independent-Florida)
Mitchell Williams (Write In-Florida)
John Wood (Independent-Utah)
Jason Woodward (Write In-New Hampshire)
Chuck Zeiger (Independent-Arizona)
Daniel Zutler (US Party-Florida)


New Hampshire Political Library - This site contains just about anything you could ever want to know about the influential New Hampshire Presidential primary -- including a directory of every candidate who ever ran in the NH primary. Maintained by the New Hampshire State Library, St. Anselm College, the New Hampshire State Archives and the New Hampshire Historical Society.

C-SPAN: Road to the White House - Information, links and some streaming video events from one of the nation's leading sources of raw political television coverage. Covers the various likely Presidential candidates. Constantly updated.

Ballot Access News - This respected publication -- founded in 1985 by Libertarian activist Richard Winger -- tracks the attempts of third party and independent candidates for various offices to secure ballot access in the 50 states. The site also tracks changes in the law, court challenges and other interesting tidbits of third party news you usually won't find elsewhere. Use this page to stay current on which third party and independent candidates will and won't appear on your state's general election ballot.

Democracy in Action: P2016 - A great site has lots of detailed information on the 2012 Presidential contest. Published by Eric Appleman of GWU. Eric has been covering the White House races starting with the 2000 elections. Very useful, well balanced. A great resource..

Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Dave Leip prepared this very informative site, which provides historic voting results from the Presidential general elections of 1860-2012. Covers the vote totals for the major party nominees and the top 2-3 third party nominees in each race. Colorful maps and graphs, too.

PollingReport.com - Why bother reinventing the wheel and writing our own poll tracking page when this excellent page already exists. To follow the trends in all of the latest polls in the White House race, simply visit this site.

Commission on Presidential Debates - Established by leaders of the two major parties to ensure that debates remain a permanent part of every general election, this nonprofit and bipartisan organization sponsored all the general election Presidential debates since 1988. Their controversial and restrictive participation rules largely exclude third party candidates (even the major ones) from participating in these nationally televised debates.

VicePresidents.com - No one pays much attention to Vice Presidents -- or, at least, they didn't used to -- except for these guys. History, trivia, quotes, bios, and more.

4President.org - An online museum of Presidential campaign brochures, bumper stickers and key speches from 1960 through the 2008 campaign. A great site for political junkies.

The Living Room Candidate - The American Museum of the Moving Image presents this great online museum of Presidential campaign TV commercials. The ads, which cover every election since 1952 (Ike vs. Stevenson), are an amazing resource.



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