Meet the Candidates: US 2016

Meet the Candidates: US 2016

Meet the Candidates: US 2016

The U.S. Presidential elections still seem to be a long way ahead (17 months to be exact), but the candidates have already started campaigning and political journalists have already started writing, so it’s important to be aware of who’s running for President!


Hillary Rodham Clinton

Career: U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013), U.S. Senator (2001-2009), First Lady of U.S. (1993-2001), candidate in 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

Campaign Tagline: "Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion.”

Key Issues: Wage gap, Job training, College affordability, Taxes

Bernie Sanders

Career: U.S. Senator (2007-Present), U.S. House of Representatives (1990-2007), Affiliation with Vermont Progressive Party

Campaign Tagline: Stand With Bernie

Key Issues: Income and wealth inequality, getting big money out of politics, climate change and environment


Ted Cruz

Career: U.S. Senator (2012-Present), Cruz was the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an associate deputy attorney general at the United States Department of Justice (1999-2013)

Campaign Tagline: "Courageous Conservatives: Reigniting the Promise of America”

Key Issues: Health Care, Taxes, Religious Freedom

Rand Paul

Career: U.S. Senator (2011-Present), Conservative Libertarian & Supporter of Tea Party Movement

Campaign Tagline: “Defeat the Washington Machine”

Key Issues: Spending & Debt, Ending NSA Spying, Term Limits

Marco Rubio

Career: U.S. Senate (2011-Present), Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (1999-2011)

Campaign Tagline: “Do you believe in peace through American strength?”

Key Issues: Preserving Liberty in Europe, Taxes, Marriage Laws

Ben Carson

Career: Author, Retired Neurosurgeon

Campaign Tagline: “Heal. Inspire. Revive”

Key Issues: Pro-life legislation, Health Care, Education, Second Amendment, Tax Code

Carly Fiorina

Career: 2012 U.S. Senate Republican Nominee, executive at AT&T, CEO at HP

Campaign Tagline: “New Possibilities. Real Leadership.”

Key Issues: Cronyism, Economical issues

Mike Huckabee

Career: Governor of Arkansas, 2008 Presidential Candidate

Campaign Tagline: “From Hope to Higher Ground”

Key Issues: 2nd Amendment, Health Care, Tax Reform, Veterans

Rick Santorum

Career: Attorney, U.S. Senate (1995-2007)

Campaign Tagline: “Restore the American Dream for Hardworking Families”

Key Issues: Immigration Reform, Conservative Values, Pro-life legislation

George Pataki

Career: Lawyer, Governor of New York (1995-2006)

Campaign Tagline: “People Over Politics”

Key Issues: Foreign Policy, Immigration, Economy & Budget

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