American Elections

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


Republican Candidates

Rick Perry

Rick Perry was the longest-serving governor of Texas (2000-2015), a position he filled after George W. Bush left for the White House. This is the second time Perry mount a campaign for the White House. Continue reading “Rick Perry”

Scott Walker

Scott Walker is the incumbent governor of Wisconsin. After a failed attempt at that office in his 2006 campaign, he succeeded fours later and have been the governor since 2011. Walker is one of the younger top Republicans Continue reading “Scott Walker”

George Pataki

George Pataki is best known for being the governor of the state of New York for 11 years (1995-2006) and during this time he had to deal with the 9/11 terrorist attacks in his state. He was proposed to run for Senate in 2010 and president in 2012 but rejected both opportunities, making this his first and probably last attempt at the White House, considering his age. Continue reading “George Pataki”

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”

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”

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