Trying to find out who is running in the 2016 Presidential Election? The next presidential election takes place on Election Day which is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Use our candidate tracker below to keep tabs on the presidential candidates. There are a number of Republicans and Democrats hoping to win the White House in 2016. Here is a list which we update as each candidate’s status changes. Click the candidate’s name for detailed information including websites, social media links, and pictures.


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GOP Republican Party (Collapse)

Officially Running
TedCruzTed Cruz
US Senator (Texas)
Announced: 3/23/15
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MarcoRubioMarco Rubio
US Senator (Florida)
Announced: 4/13/15
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BenCarsonBen Carson
Former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Announced: 5/4/15
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JebBushJeb Bush
Former Governor (Florida)
Announced: 6/15/15
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Donald TrumpDonald Trump
Chairman and president of The Trump Organization
Announced: 6/16/15
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JohnKasichJohn Kasich
Governor (Ohio)
Announced: 7/21/15
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JimGilmoreJim Gilmore
Former Governor (Virginia)
Announced: 7/30/15
Dropped Out
RickPerryRick Perry
Former Governor (Texas)
Announced: 6/4/15
Dropped Out: 9/11/15
ScottWalkerScott Walker
Governor (Wisconsin)
Announced: 7/13/15
Dropped Out: 9/21/15
BobbyJindalBobby Jindal
Governor (Louisiana)
Announced: 6/24/15
Dropped Out: 11/17/15
LindseyGrahamLindsey Graham
US Senator (South Carolina)
Announced: 6/1/15
Dropped Out: 12/21/15
GeorgePatakiGeorge Pataki
Former Governor (New York)
Announced: 5/28/15
Dropped Out: 12/29/15
MikeHuckabeeMike Huckabee
Former Governor (Arkansas)
Announced: 5/5/15
Dropped Out: 2/1/16
RandPaulRand Paul
US Senator (Kentucky)
Announced: 4/7/15
Dropped Out: 2/3/16
RickSantorumRick Santorum
Former US Senator (Pennsylvania)
Announced: 5/27/15
Dropped Out: 2/3/16
ChrisChristieChris Christie
Governor (New Jersey)
Announced: 6/30/15
Dropped Out: 2/10/16
Carly FiorinaCarly Fiorina
Former Hewlett Packard CEO
Announced: 5/4/15
Dropped Out: 2/10/16

democratic-party-logo-the-donkey-picture[1] Democratic Party (Collapse)

Officially Running
HillaryClintonHillary Clinton
Former US Secretary of State
Announced: 4/12/15
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BernieSandersBernie Sanders
US Senator (Vermont)
Announced: 4/30/15
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Dropped Out
JimWebbJim Webb
Former US Senator (Virginia)
Announced: 7/2/15
Dropped Out: 10/20/15
LincolnChafeeLincoln Chafee
Former Governor (Rhode Island)
Announced: 6/3/15
Dropped Out: 10/23/15
MartinO'MalleyMartin O'Malley
Former Governor (Maryland)
Announced: 5/30/15
Dropped Out: 2/1/16
Not Running
JoeBidenJoe Biden
Vice President of the United States
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Jill SteinGreenGreen Party nominee for president in 2012
Gary JohnsonLibertarianFormer New Mexico Governor
Jesse Ventura-Former Governor of Minnesota