Who are the possible Republican candidates for 2016?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    Michele Bachmann, U.S. Representative from Minnesota since 2007; presidential candidate in 2012

    John R. Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations 2005–2006; Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs 2001–2005

    Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida 1999–2007[

    Herman Cain, President of the National Restaurant Association 1996–1999; chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza 1986–1996; presidential candidate in 2012

    Ben Carson, former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey since 2010

    Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas since 2013; Solicitor General of Texas 2003–2008

    Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2003; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1995–2003

    Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas 1996–2007; presidential candidate in 2008

    Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana since 2008; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2005–2008

    George Pataki, Governor of New York 1995–2006

    Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011

    Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana since 2013; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2001–2013]

    Rick Perry, Governor of Texas since 2000, Lieutenant Governor of Texas 1999–2000; presidential candidate in 2012

    Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2011; Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2006–2007

    Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011

    Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin since 1999; vice-presidential nominee in 2012

    Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1995–2007; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1991–1995; presidential candidate in 2012

    Donald Trump, business magnate and television personality from New York

    Other potential candidates

    Bob Corker, U.S. Senator from Tennessee since 2007; Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee 2001–2005

    Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University since 2013; Governor of Indiana 2005–2013

    Bob Ehrlich, Governor of Maryland 2003–2007; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1995–2003

    Carly Fiorina, former business executive and nominee for the U.S. Senate from California in 2010

    John Kasich, Governor of Ohio since 2011; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1983–2001; presidential candidate in 2000

    Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska 2006–2009; 2008 vice-presidential nominee

    Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin since 2011

    Allen West, U.S. Representative from Florida 2011–2013

  • 6 years ago

    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and governor Walker from wisconsin , Chris christy will run but will not get close.

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