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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! 
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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
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2,132 4,311
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
Golden Boy added
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2,386 1,642
Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #1 MattBryant added age 56
Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
4
2,052 1,964
John Kasich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #29 noviracer added age 66
Ended campaign on May 4, 2016
5
1,124 1,472
Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #5 age 63
Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
6
1,319 2,565
Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #7 age 48
Ended campaign on March 15, 2016
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1,462 2,199
Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #8 age 65
Ended campaign on February 20, 2016
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1,067 3,638
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #9 age 49
Ended campaign on May 3, 2016
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672 2,196
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #21 age 56
Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
10
158 217
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #7 age 77
Announced he would not run for president on October 21, 2015
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1,536 3,297
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
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442 474
Jim Webb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #12 noviracer added age 72
Ended campaign on October 20, 2015
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1,528 1,506
Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #5 age 64
Ended campaign on December 21, 2015
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1,199 2,648
Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #17 age 64
Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
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1,156 1,697
Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #15 age 55
Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
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1,079 1,572
Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #10 age 61
Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
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743 1,500
Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #19 age 47
Ended campaign on November 17, 2015
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1,713 2,045
George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #11 age 73
Ended campaign on December 30, 2015
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295 440
Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #13 age 69
Ended campaign on September 11, 2015
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764 1,330
Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #16 age 65
Ended campaign on October 25, 2015
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1,056 1,203
Jim Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #15 age 69
Ended campaign on February 12, 2016
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16 100
Scott Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
voting closed at #23 MattBryant added age 51
Walker ended his campaign on September 21, 2015
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145 505
Jill Stein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
JillNan added age 68
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12 22
Evan McMullin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates
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