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Who’s running for president in 2016?

Your up-to-the-minute guide to who's actually declared and who's still waiting on the sidelines.


Kevin Collier


Posted on Apr 12, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 2:28 am CDT

Welcome to the Daily Dot’s basic guide to who’s running for president of the United States of America in 2016. Here, you’ll find the answer to the question “who’s running?” And also, “who’s expected to run?” That’s it: short, bittersweet, and low fat.

Officially running for president:


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (March 23, 2015)

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (April 7, 2015)

I’m running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. And today, I need to know if you’re with me. (5/7)

— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 7, 2015

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (April 13, 2015)


Former Secretary of State and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton (April 12, 2015)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (April 30, 2015)


Vermin Supreme (Pony Party)

Jimmy McMillan (Rent Is Too Damn High Party)

Expected to run:


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker


Former Rhode Island Senator and Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Webb


Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian)

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect the latest official entrants into the presidential race.

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*First Published: Apr 12, 2015, 12:36 pm CDT