List of Possible 2016 Vice Presidential Candidates

As the 2016 primary comes to a close in mid-June, the presumptive nominees in both parties will begin the process of selecting a vice presidential candidate. Here is a list of possible vice presidential picks for each party. Some of these names have been mentioned in the media, some of them simply fit the profile for what a candidate might be searching for in a running mate.

Last Updated: 5/6/16

GOP-Icon Republican Vice Presidential Candidates

Home State
Chris ChristieNew JerseyGovernor (New Jersey)
Ben CarsonMichiganFormer director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bob EhrlichMarylandFormer Governor (Maryland)
Bobby JindalLouisianaGovernor (Louisiana)
Jim JatrasWashington DCFormer Senate staffer and Former U.S. foreign service officer
John KasichOhio Governor (Ohio)
Joni ErnstIowaUS Senator (Iowa)
Kelly AyotteNew HampshireUS Senator (New Hampshire)
Marco RubioFloridaUS Senator (Florida)
Mike HuckabeeArkansasFormer Governor (Arkansas), Christian Minister, Author and Commentator
Newt GingrichPennsylvanniaFormer Speaker of the House
Nikki HaleySouth CarolinaGovernor (South Carolina)
Paul RyanWisconsinSpeaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Rand PaulKentuckyUS Senator (Kentucky)
Rick PerryTexasGovernor (Texas)
Rick SnyderMichiganGovernor (Michigan)
Rob PortmanOhio US Senator (Ohio)
Sarah PalinAlaskaFormer Governor (Alaska)
Scott WalkerWisconsinGovernor (Wisconsin)
Susana MartinezTexasGovernor (New Mexico) Chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association
Ted CruzTexasUS Senator (Texas)

Democratic Vice Presidential Candidates

Home State
Julian CastroTexasUS Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Bernie SandersNew YorkUS Senator (Vermont)
Bob Casey, Jr.PennsylvanniaUS Senator (Pennsylvannia)
Brian SchweitzerMontanaFormer Governor (Montana)
Cory BookerWashington, DCUS Senator (New Jersery)
Deval PatrickIllinoisFormer US Senator (Illinois)
Elizabeth WarrenOklahomaUS Senator (Massachusetts)
Evan BayhIndianaFormer US Senator (Indiana)
Joaquin CastroTexasUS Representative (TX-20)
Joe ManchinWest VirginiaUS Senator (West Virginia)
John HickenlooperPennsylvanniaGoverno (Colorado)
Kirsten GillibrandNew YorkUS Senator (New York)
Mark WarnerIndianaUS Senator (Virginia)
Martin HeinrichNevadaUS Senator (New Mexico)
Martin O’MalleyMarylandFormer Governor (Maryland)
Rafael AnchiaFloridaUS Representative (TX-103)
Sherrod BrownOhioUS Senator (Ohio)
Tim KaineMinnesotaUS Senator (Virginia)
Tom VilsackPennsylvanniaUS Secretary of Agriculture