Monday, June 1, 2015

GOP 9 Announced Candidates for 2016 Presidential Nomination -Two in the Wings Plus Five Maybe’s

With this many Republicans cutting each other up, the Democrats will not need to do opposition research. The republican skeletons will be handed to them on a platinum platter.

Announcements pending 
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas 2000–2015;Lieutenant Governor of Texas 1999–2000; presidential candidate in 2012; announcement expected June 4[14]
Donald Trumpbusiness magnate and television personality from New York; announcement expected on June 16[15]
This article contains announced and maybe candidates associated for the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries for the 2016 United States presidential election.
Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator from Texas since 2013; Solicitor General of Texas 2003–2008
Cruz announced his candidacy on March 23, 2015.[2]
Rand Paul
U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011
Paul announced his candidacy on April 7, 2015.[7][8]
Marco Rubio
U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011;Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
Rubio announced his candidacy on April 13, 2015[9]
Ben Carson
Author and former Director of Pediatric
Carson announced his candidacy on May 4, 2015.[1]
Carly Fiorina
CEO of Hewlett-Packard 1999-2005; nominee for U.S. Senate from California in 2010
Fiorina announced her candidacy on May 4, 2015.[3][4]
Mike Huckabee
Governor of Arkansas 1996–2007; presidential candidate in 2008
Huckabee announced his candidacy on May 5, 2015.[6][4]
Rick Santorum
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1995-2007; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1991-1995; presidential candidate in 2012
(Website)(FEC filing)
Santorum announced his candidacy on May 27, 2015[10][11]
Pataki announced his candidacy on May 28, 2015
Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2003; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1995–2003
Graham announced his candidacy on June 1, 2015.[5]
Formally exploring a candidacy
Those following potential candidates have taken formal action(s) - such as the formation of an exploratory committee, political action committee (PAC), or a 527 organization - to build the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign. Each has been listed in five or more major independent nationwide polls.
John KasichGovernor of Ohio since 2011; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1983–2001; formed a 527 organization[25][26][27]
Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida 1999–2007; formed a PAC[16][17][18]He will make his formal decision in June 2015 after finalizing his campaign budget [19]
Chris ChristieGovernor of New Jersey since 2010; formed a PAC[20][21][22]
Bobby JindalGovernor of Louisiana since 2008; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2005–2008; formed an exploratory committee.[23] He will make his formal decision after June 11, 2015 when his state's legislative session ends.[24]
Scott WalkerGovernor of Wisconsin since 2011; formed a 527 organization[16][28][29] He will make his formal decision at the end of June 2015 after signing the Wisconsin state budget. [30]

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