Fact Sheet: Election 2016 POTUS Clown Car

Election 2016 POTUS Clown Car

Election 2016
POTUS Clown Car

The 45th President of the United States (POTUS) will be chosen on Election Day 2016 (November 8). The first declared candidate, Charles Manson (I-CA), declared his candidacy on August 9, 2014, allowing him 117 weeks (or 823 days) of campaigning.. The first declared major-party candidate, Ted Cruz (R-TX/Canada), declared his candidacy on March 23, 2015, allowing him 84 weeks (or 589 days) of campaigning.

Fact Sheet: Election 2016 POTUS Clown Car

In the three months following Cruz’ declaration, he was joined by 20 other candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties – and there’s no reason to believe that more aren’t on the way.r

This chart shows the candidates (with party affiliations) and links to articles written about them in FLATLINEgov. Enjoy reading about the candidates as they pile into the Election 2016 Clown Car!


 

Candidate/Party Affiliation Declared Withdrew
Clown Car: Jeb Bush (R-FL)

BUSH
(FL)

Republican - Former Candidate

June 15, 2015 February 20, 2016
Clown Car: Ben Carson (R-MI)

CARSON
(MI)

Republican - Former Candidate

May 3, 2015 March 2, 2016
Clown Car: Lincoln Chafee (D-RI)

CHAFEE
(RI)

Democrat - Former Candidate

June 3, 2015 October 23, 2015

Republican - Former Candidate

June 30, 2015 February 10, 2016

Democrat

April 12, 2015
Clown Car: Ted Cruz (R-TX/Canada)

CRUZ
(TX/Canada)

Former Republican Candidate

March 23, 2015 May 3, 2016

Republican - Former Candidate

May 4, 2015 February 10, 2016

Republican - Former Candidate

July 29, 2015 February 12, 2016
Clown Car: Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

GRAHAM
(SC)

Republican - Former Candidate

June 1, 2015 December 21, 2015

Republican - Former Candidate

May 5, 2015 February 1, 2016
Clown Car: Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal (R-LA)

JINDAL
(LA)

Republican - Former Candidate

June 24, 2015 November 17, 2015
Clown Car: John Kasich (R-OH)

KASICH
(OH)

Former Republican Candidate

July 21, 2015 May 4, 2016
Clown Car: Charles Manson (I-CA)

MANSON
(CA)

Independent

August 9, 2014

Democrat - Former Candidate

May 30, 2015 February 1, 2016
Clown Car: George Pataki (R-NY)

PATAKI
(NY)

Republican - Former Candidate

May 28, 2015 December 29, 2015
Clown Car: Rand Paul (R-KY)

PAUL
(KY)

Republican - Former Candidate

April 7, 2015 February 3, 2016
Clown Car: Rick Perry (R-TX)

PERRY
(TX)

Republican - Former Candidate

June 4, 2015 September 11, 2015
Clown Car: Marco Rubio (R-FL/Cuba)

RUBIO
(FL/Cuba)

Republican - Former Candidate

April 13, 2015 March 15, 2016
Clown Car: Tater Salad (I-TX)

SALAD
(TX)

Independent

November 11, 2015

Former Independent Candidate
Former Democratic Candidate

April 30, 2015 July 12, 2016

Republican - Former Candidate

May 27, 2015 February 3, 2016

Independent

September 16, 2015
Clown Car: Donald Trump (R-NY)

TRUMP
(NY)

Republican

June 16, 2015
Clown Car: Scott Walker (R-WI)

WALKER
(WI)

Republican - Former Candidate

July 13, 2015 September 21, 2015
Clown Car: Jim Webb (D-VA)

WEBB
(VA)

Democrat - Former Candidate

July 2, 2015 October 20, 2015

Key to Party Affiliations
Democratic Candidate Republican Candidate Independent Candidate
DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT
Former Democratic Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Independent Candidate
FORMER
DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE
FORMER
REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATE
FORMER
INDEPENDENT
CANDIDATE
Number of Candidates in the Race
Republican Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate
Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate
Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate
Former Republican Candidate Former Republican Candidate Democrat Former Democratic Candidate Former Democratic Candidate
Former Democratic Candidate Former Independent Candidate Former Democratic Candidate Independent Independent Independent
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