American Elections

A look at the Presidential and Congressional elections in the United States


Democratic Candidates

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is an incumbent US Senator from Vermont and is the longest-serving independent candidate in the history of the US Congress. He was a House representative from Vermont for 16 years (1991-2007) and has been a US Senator since 2007. Continue reading “Bernie Sanders”

Jim Webb

Jim Webb is a former US Senator from Virginia (2007-2013) and is considered a Vietnam War hero, being awarded two Purple Hearts decorations among others for his military services. Continue reading “Jim Webb”

Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley is the former governor of Maryland (2007-2015) and mayor of Baltimore (1999-2007). After leaving the governor’s office in the beginning of 2015, he has become a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins Univerity. Continue reading “Martin O’Malley”

Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is a political activist, author, attorney and professor at Harvard Law School. He has advocated for less legal restrictions on copyright and trademark on technological and digital applications. He ia also the author of the book Republic, Lost, in which he argues that rich interests have too much political power in the US. Continue reading “Lawrence Lessig”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a former US Secretary of State (2009-2013), Senator freom New York (2001-2009) and First Lady (1993-2001). Despite losing the Democratic nomination for President in 2008 to Obama,  Continue reading “Hillary Clinton”

Who is NOT running?

There are a lot of candidates who have announced that they are seeking a nomination for the presidential election (especially Republicans) this year. Those candidates can be seen on this site under Democratic Candidates and Republican Candidates, including those who have dropped out of the race. However, in the following, an overview of potential candidates who opted not to run will be presented Continue reading “Who is NOT running?”

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee is a former Senator (1999-2007) and also the former Governor of Rhode Island (2011-2015). He ran as a Republican during his time in the Senate, after which he became and Independent Continue reading “Lincoln Chafee”

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