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American Elections

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

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Republican Candidates

Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal has been the governor of Louisiana since 2008. Before that he was a member of the House of Representatives for three years (2005-2008). He was rumored to run for the Republican nomination in 2012, but decided not to. Continue reading “Bobby Jindal”

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Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham is the current senior Senator from South Carolina (2003-) and has also served the state in the House of Representatives for one term (1993-1995). As many of the other candidates, he has served with the US Military Continue reading “Lindsey Graham”

Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore is one of the most unfamiliar names in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. The former governor of Virginia’s (1998-2002) political career includes a brief spell as chairperson for the Republican National Committee (RNC) in 2001 Continue reading “Jim Gilmore”

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?”

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is one of just two women in the race for a presidential nomination for either parties (the other being Hillary Clinton). She launched her political career with a failed bid for a Senate seat from California in 2010. Continue reading “Carly Fiorina”

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a relatively young Senator from Texas (2013-) and before his political career began he was the Solicitor General of Texas under Rick Perry. Despite his short career in politics, Continue reading “Ted Cruz”

Chris Christie

Chris Christie is a former US District Attorney in the district of New Jersey (2002-2008) and is the current Governor of that same state, since 2010. He was expected by many to make a run for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2012, Continue reading “Chris Christie”

Ben Carson

Ben Carson is a soft-spoken, retired surgeon, who is one of the few candidates with no political career prior to seeking the nomination for 2016. Instead Carson has been one of the leading neurosurgeons in the US. Continue reading “Ben Carson”

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