A list of the 2016 presidential candidates, as ranked by savvy politicos. The electoral field is wide open and chock full of millionaires and politicians who have been active in the political spotlight for decades whether they're Democrats or Republicans. From former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to reality show star Donald Trump, the candidates have been in the public eye for years and years. Many of the potential 2016 presidential nominees are household names, but there are newcomers as well.
The fresh blood in the race comes from the likes of Republican candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the latter of whom has caused a lot of controversy and garnered a name for himself in recent years. Another surprising contender is former Socialist Bernie Sanders, who has been accused of running for more symbolic reasons than practical ones.
From heavy favorites to dark horses, this list rounds up the 2016 presidential election candidates. Whomever ends up securing nominations, the candidates will definitely keep voters invested and entertained in the lead-up to the 2016 contest deciding the next Commander in Chief.Vote up your favorite would-be presidents below! And stay tuned as more politicians announce their presidential bids!
- 14,3974,207Ended campaign on May 4, 2016
- 25,1123,517Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
- 39461,015Ended campaign on October 20, 2015
- 43,2593,195Ended campaign on December 21, 2015
- 52,3953,129Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
- 63,6584,353Ended campaign on December 30, 2015
- 7337464Announced he would not run for president on October 21, 2015
- 82,2622,577Ended campaign on February 12, 2016
- 103,1204,683Ended campaign on February 20, 2016
- 112,4613,613Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
- 122,2983,342Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
- 132,8075,463Ended campaign on March 15, 2016
- 14622919Ended campaign on September 11, 2015
- 161,5783,192Ended campaign on November 17, 2015
- 171,6262,826Ended campaign on October 25, 2015
- 181,4294,676Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
- 202,5475,646Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
- 222,2757,766Ended campaign on May 3, 2016
- 2334214Walker ended his campaign on September 21, 2015