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2016 US Presidential General Election Candidates



(Potential Candidates by General Prospects Regardless of Primaries)
(Note W.R. Hammons has no affiliations except as noted)

  • Democratic Candidates Ranked by Primary Prospects
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  • 3rd Party Candidates Ranked by Primary Prospects
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    1. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R)
      • Seemingly moderate stances
      • Strong connections to Latino community
      • Florida a Swing State with several Electoral votes
      • Bush family name recognition still helps
    2. Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R)
    3. Former Ambassador, Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. (R)
      • Moderate stances
      • Strong record as Utah Governor
      • LDS support
    4. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D)
      • Strong record as Denver Mayor
      • Business experience unique among top contenders
    5. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D)
      • Polarizing effect on American Electorate
    6. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R)
      • Anyone nicknamed "Rand" might have General tough time
    7. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D)
      • From Oklahoma to Harvard to Senate fighting for her own
    8. 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney (R)
    9. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)
    10. Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R)
      • Being Rebel from Texas will only get him so far in General
    11. Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R)
      • Imagenic qualities might get him further than Cruz
    12. Wisconsin US Representative Paul Ryan (R)
    13. Texas Governor Rick Perry (R)
      • Surgery no excuse, but 2014 shows TX Guv's gotta have spine
    14. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D)
    15. California Governor Jerry Brown (D)
      • Age could be issue even for yoga enthusiast
    16. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
    17. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I)
      • America isn't Scandinavia
    18. New Jersey Governor, former US Attorney Chris Christie (R)
      • Heavy stature & heavier manner (read: Stormgate) hurt him
    19. Actor, Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
      • Lingering Zipper Issues don't help foreign-born status
    20. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
      • History that helps in Primary will hurt him in General
    21. Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R)
      • To win races, you gotta win races
    22. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)
    23. Lobbyist, Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D)
    24. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (D)
    25. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D)
    26. Former South Carolina US Senator Jim DeMint (R)
    27. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R)
    28. US Attorney General Eric Holder (D)
    29. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I)
    30. Former Minnesota Governor, Pro Wrestler Jesse Ventura (I)
    31. Business Magnate Donald Trump (I)
    32. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R)
    33. Former Georgia US Rep, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R)
    34. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R)
    35. South Dakota Senator John Thune (R)
    36. Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R)
    37. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R)
    38. US Vice President Joe Biden (D)
    39. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D)
    40. Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D)
    41. Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R)
    42. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R)
    43. Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe Wesley Clark (D)
    44. New York US Representative Peter King (R)
    45. HHS Secretary, former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D)
      • Fairly or not, Obamacare has destroyed her career
    46. Former Joint Chiefs Chair & Sec State Colin Powell (R/D[?])
    47. CIA Director, Former General David Petraeus (I)
    48. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R)
    49. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R)
    50. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R)
    51. Ohio Governor John Kasich (R)
    52. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
    53. Minnesota Senator Al Franken (D)
    54. Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D)
    55. Homeland Security Sec., Ex-AZ Governor Janet Napolitano (D)
    56. Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb (D)
    57. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D)
    58. Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R)
    59. Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R)
    60. Former New York Governor George Pataki (R)
    61. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R)
    62. Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Tareq Salahi (R)
    63. Maryville, Missouri Pastor and Coach Roger Nichols (Unity) Note
      • "None of the Above" Vote after Debt Ceiling Meltdown?













































































































































































































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