Hillary Clinton – 2016 Presidential Candidate

Hillary Clinton
 

  Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013,

Read More

Ted Cruz (R-TX) Senate-2016 Presidential Candidate

 

  Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is the United States Senator-elect for the state of Texas. A Republican, Cruz defeated  Democrat Paul Sadler in the November 6, 2012 United States Senate election. Cruz is also endorsed by the Tea Party Movement. He announced his presidential campaign through the use of social media and while attending an event at Liberty University. The Republican party have viewed Cruz as a potential nominee for President of the United States since shortly after taking office in 2013. He was the first…

Read More

Lincoln Chafee (D) 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Lincoln Chafee (born March 26, 1953) has served a Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island, in the United States Senate and as Rhode Island’s 74th Governor. Chafee is the son of John Chafee who served as the 66th Governor of Rhode Island. He was appointed to fill his father’s seat in the Senate after his death by then Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Almond.  Chafee was elected for a full term in 2000 as a  Republican candidate. Chafee shifted his affiliation towards the Democratic Party when he endorsed President Barack Obama in…

Read More

George Pataki – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 George Pataki ( born June 24, 1945) was the 53rd Governor of New York.  Pataki was a lawyer who was elected as mayor in his hometown of Peekskill. He later went on to be elected in the State Assembly and then State Senate for the Republican Party. Pataki announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. Pataki’ s campaign failed to gain ground. He failed to make the main stage in candidate debates and at some was excluded all together. On December 29, 2015 he announced…

Read More

James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore III – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore (born October 6, 1949) was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia as a Bachelor of Arts with a Juris Doctor. He then served in the United States Army as a counterintelligence agent. He also has served as a county prosecutor and as the Attorney General of Virginia.  Gilmore announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election on July 30, 2015. Gilmore’s campaign included, focus on the 2nd amendment; the right to bear…

Read More

Carly Fiorina – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina (née Sneed ; born September 6, 1954)  was a candidate for the United States Senate in 2010, Fiorina ruled out running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, but did not rule out running for President in 2016. Fiorina formally announced her intentions to run for the Republican nomination on May 4 2015.  Her business background and status as the only female CEO amongst a sea of “suited men” were viewed as positives with Republican strategists.

Read More

Gary Johnson – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) Johnson previously served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He is a candidate in the Presidential nomination in the 2016 election for the Libertarian party. Johnson formally declared his candidacy for the Libertarian party on January 6, 2016. Johnson addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. as the third-party option for anti…

Read More

John Ellis “Jeb” Bush – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

  John Ellis “Jeb” Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43 Governor of Florida from 1999-2007.  Bush is the second son of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Bush formally announced his decision to seek the Republican Presidential candidacy on June 15, 2015 . Bush first ran for office in 1994. He lost the election for Governor by less than 2 percentage points to Lawton Chiles.  In 1998…

Read More

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)

 

 Bio: Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician who began serving as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011, after defeating Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, 52 percent to 47 percent in the November 2010 general election. Previously, Walker was the County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin from 2002 to 2010, and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2002. Walker announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election on July 13, 2015. His campaign ended on…

Read More

Rick Santorum (R) – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Bio: Richard John “Rick” Santorum (born May 10, 1958) was a lawyer before becoming the Representative for suburban Pittsburgh in 1991 and Senator for Pennsylvania from 1995, before losing his seat in 2006 and returning to law, public policy and the media. Read more Rick Santorum official campaign site Column archives at Townhall.com Biography at WhoRunsGov.com at The Washington Post Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Voting record maintained by The Washington Post Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart Congressional profile at GovTrack Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues Financial information at OpenSecrets.org Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election…

Read More