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Declared 2016 Independent Candidate Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Computer Science and Political Studies expert
Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate Tami Stainfield

After living in nine different states, visiting twenty-nine countries all over the world, and living and studying in Africa for more than five years, the independent candidate Tami Stainfield is definitely an Anti-Globalist who has traveled the globe.  

Declared 2016 Green Party Candidate Exploratory 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate
Physician, Reformer, Environmental Activist
Declared 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Jill Stein is no stranger to national politics. As the Green Party nominee in 2012, she understands the rigors of a national campaign. Stein is a fierce advocate for the environment and believes that investments in green issues can propel the American people and economy forward.  

Declared 2016 Independent Candidate Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Citizen, entrepreneur, advocate for equal treatment for all
Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate Samm Tittle

Samm Tittle is an advocate for everything that made America great. As an experienced entrepreneur, Tittle understands that when given a job and an equal playing field, an individual can achieve great things. As a citizen politician, she believes in truth in government and equal rights for all.  




Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Potential Republican 2016 Candidate Kelly Ayotte

The former New Hampshire Attorney General, who once served as chief of the homicide unit at the state’s Attorney General Office early in her career, is one of the brightest stars of the Republican Party. Senator Ayotte currently sits on five Senate Committees.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Representative from Minnesota
Potential Republican 2016 Candidate Michele Bachmann

The three-term Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota started off her political career as a Democrat before switching to the Republican platform during her final year at Winona State. At one stage in the 2012 nomination race, she even led the polls!  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from California
Potential Democratic Presidential Candidate Barbara Boxer

The Brooklyn-born former journalist is a bullhorn for the liberal cause, with a long record of advocacy for the rights of minorities, women and children, and the environment. A Boxer presidential run would probably energize the liberal base in a way never seen before.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Washington
Possible Democratic 2016 Candidate Maria Cantwell

One of the stars of the liberal movement, Senator Cantwell is a noted supporter of union workers and the environment. The three-term Indianapolis-born Senator currently chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, as well as the Subcommittee on Energy and Aviation Operations.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady
Potential Democratic 2016 Candidate Hillary Clinton

Others' names have been spoken, but there is no clearer choice for the Democratic nomination in 2016 than Hillary Rodham Clinton. And as she seems always to be grooming herself for the public spotlight, it appears that she knows her role, for her party and in history.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Governor of Oklahoma
Possible Republican 2016 Candidate Mary Fallin

Gov. Fallin created history in 2010 when she became Oklahoma's first-ever female governor. Sixteen years earlier, the former two-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives also became the state's first female Lieutenant Governor.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Businesswoman and Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina

The only well-known woman to be considering a run for the Republican nomination in 2016, Carly Fiorina is a unique political figure. Her business experience and conservative principles make her attractive to the right, but past difficulties and failures could haunt her moving forward.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Nebraska
Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Deb Fischer

The little known Nebraskan rancher shocked many after emerging victorious in the 2012 Senate election, defeating the state Attorney General, Jon Bruning, and Treasurer, Don Stenberg, in the Republican primaries, and Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor, in the election proper.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from New York
Potential Democratic 2016 Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand

Described once as the “hottest member” of the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid, the conversationally fluent Mandarin-speaker was first selected to the Senate in 2009 by New York Gov. David Paterson to replace the outgoing Senator Hillary Clinton.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Washington
Possible Democratic Presidential Candidate Christine Gregoire

Raised by a single mother, the story of Gov. Gregoire’s journey from a young clerk in the state corrections department to her election as Governor of the 18th largest state in the nation - alongside her battle with breast cancer - is the stuff of a perfect Hallmark movie.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Governor of South Carolina
Possible Republican 2016 Candidate Nikki Haley

Gov. Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, served three terms in the state legislature starting from 2004. In 2010, with the support of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and the tea party, Gov. Haley was elected governor, the first ever woman to do so in South Carolina.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of New Hampshire
Potential Democratic 2016 Candidate Maggie Hassan

The former attorney left the cushy world of private practice to serve in the New Hampshire state legislature in 2004. By the end of her third term, she was elected the Majority Leader of the state senate. Two years later, the moderate Democrat was elected Governor of the state.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Minnesota
Possible 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is a two-term Senator from Minnesota, the first woman from the state elected to the Senate. The 52-year old mother-of-one is a former county prosecutor and was partner at two of the largest law firms in Minnesota.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former U.S. Senator from Louisiana
Potential Democratic 2016 Candidate Mary Landrieu

The outspoken Virginia-born Senator is probably the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, and is frequently used as a legislative sounding board by her peers. Serving her third term in office, she currently chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Governor of New Mexico
Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Susana Martinez

The former District Attorney for Doña Ana County created history when she was became the country’s first female Hispanic governor in 2011. Gov. Martinez, whose great-grandfather is Mexican freedom fighter Gen. Toribia Ortega, used to work as a security guard while in college.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Missouri
Possible Democratic Presidential Candidate Claire McCaskill

Senator McCaskill’s fierce reelection battle against Republican Todd Akin is easily one of the most eventful in 2012. The 59-year old currently chairs the Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, tasked with examining wartime contracting.  

Potential 2016 Green Party Candidate Potential 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate
Former U.S. Representative from Georgia
Potential 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney

The former Democrat became the first ever female Africa-American from Georgia to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives after being elected to represent the state's 4th District in 1996. She would go on to serve a total of six terms in the House.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Washington
Potential Democratic 2016 Candidate Patty Murray

As co-chair of the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the four-term Senator from Washington is a key player in the Congressional economic debate - a sharp change from her pre-politics social and environmental activism.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Potential Democratic 2016 Candidate Janet Napolitano

Ranked as the world's ninth most powerful woman by Forbes in 2012, the breast cancer survivor issued a record-breaking 115 vetoes during her two terms as Governor of Arizona. Her tenure received wide bipartisan praise, with Times magazine ranking her as one of America's Five Best Governors.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Alaska
Possible Republican 2016 Candidate Sarah Palin

The self-described “hockey mom” burst unto the national consciousness following her selection as the running mate of Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Gov. Palin has since firmly established a reputation as one of the most influential conservative speakers today.  

Potential 2016 Republican Candidate Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Possible Republican Presidential Candidate Condoleezza Rice

Ms. Rice, who once dreamed about being a concert pianist, is one of the most polarizing national figures in recent years. The former Stanford professor, who had a supertanker named after her, is frequently described as former president George W. Bush's closest advisor.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Candidate Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Potential Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren

Prior to 2012, Senator Warren was best known as the spearhead behind the creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The former Harvard law professor, who currently sits in the Senate Banking Committee, was once named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.