The Most Likely Candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election
The 58th presidential election is scheduled to occur on November 8, 2016. Both parties are expected to put on a determined contest not only for the White House, but for the Senate and House of Representatives as well.
Joe Biden, the current vice president of the United States and a former senator from Delaware, is considered a likely front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 because the vice president is often the party nominee after the president leaves office.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton has publicly expressed interest in being the Democratic presidential candidate; she has great credentials for the position as she was previously the secretary of state under President Obama, as well as a senator from New York and first lady
John R. Bolton
John R. Bolton has expressed interest in the Republican presidential nomination; his resume includes U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs.
Jeb Bush would follow his father, 41st U.S. President George Bush, and his brother, 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush as president, and can use his former experience as the governor of Florida as credentials for the job.
Chris Christie is the current governor of New Jersey whom many pundits have pointed to as a potential presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
Howard Dean, previously the chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the governor of Vermont, has run for president before; it is possible he is still interested in running.
Ted Cruz brings his Hispanic heritage and his experience as a U.S. senator from Texas and solicitor general of Texas to the U.S. presidential race; some consider him a promising Republican candidate.
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