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Tuesday January 17th 2017

FBI prevents major Islamic Bahji attack planned for Delaware Governor inauguration

The FBI has announced that it has prevented a planned major terrorist attack on the inauguration of Delaware Governor Declan Molloy planned for today.

Molloy is a former US Army Ranger, he received the Medal of Honour during the 2003 US attacks on Qumar during the Zoe Bartlet kidnapping crises, and clearly would be regarded as a target for "Islamic Bahji".

FBI Director Marcus Blakemore said "FBI agents working on Intel received from both in the United States and from the CIA in Qumar, prevented what we believe was to be a major attack on the inauguration of Delaware Governor Declan Molloy. The events in Dover today will go ahead as planned".

It is understood that two large FBI taskforces raided a apartment building in Dover on Sunday evening and a industrial unit also in Dover. Four Qumar citizens were killed, plus two more captured, as well as two US citizens were also killed and three captured. They are now being interviewed by the FBI
 
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NBS.COM
Tuesday January 17th 2017

FBI prevents major Islamic Bahji attack planned for Delaware Governor inauguration

The FBI has announced that it has prevented a planned major terrorist attack on the inauguration of Delaware Governor Declan Molloy planned for today.

Molloy is a former US Army Ranger, he received the Medal of Honour during the 2003 US attacks on Qumar during the Zoe Bartlet kidnapping crises, and clearly would be regarded as a target for "Islamic Bahji".

FBI Director Marcus Blakemore said "FBI agents working on Intel received from both in the United States and from the CIA in Qumar, prevented what we believe was to be a major attack on the inauguration of Delaware Governor Declan Molloy. The events in Dover today will go ahead as planned".

It is understood that two large FBI taskforces raided a apartment building in Dover on Sunday evening and a industrial unit also in Dover. Four Qumar citizens were killed, plus two more captured, as well as two US citizens were also killed and three captured. They are now being interviewed by the FBI


To paraphrase Sam Seaborn, how did the Islamic Bahji even find Delaware?
 
Molloy would be a target but believed to be a softer target then say the President, Vice-President.
Molloy was established as a former US Army Ranger in Qumar, and the Syrian war in 2011.
Killing a governor would be easier than the president of VP, since most of the time they (POTUS and VPOTUS) are in hardened locations or vehicles or just in straight up bunkers.

I have a gut feeling the SOTU will be mostly security and economy focused and light foreign policy.
 
NBS.COM
Wednesday January 18th 2017

Cliff Calley to leave White House to run for Virginia Governor

White House Director of Legislative Affairs, Cliff Calley is to leave the administration at the end of the month to run for the Republican nomination for Governor of Virginia.

Calley,45, first made a name for himself as the Congressional Majority counsellor during the Bartlet MIS hearings back in 2001, he then joined the private sector as a Lobbyist, before serving as Deputy Chief of Staff in the final eleven months of the Bartlet administration. He was highly regarded by many in the Democratic party despite being a Republican, he returned to the private sector in 2007 before joining the incoming Walken administration in January 2011 as Director of Legislative Affiairs.

Calley released a statement saying "it has been the greatest honour of my life to serve two Presidents, one Democrat and one Republican, two fine and honourable men, but I now feel after talking with many within the Republican party that it is time to move on, and thus today I am announcing that I attend to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of the great state of Virginia".

White House Press Secretary Kate Moore on behalf of the administration praised Calley "Cliff has made an outstanding contribution to two administrations, one Democrat and one Republican, and has served with honour and distinction in both. President Walken thanked Cliff personally today for all his service, and hard work, we wish him all the best".

Calley is the first candidate to formally declare ahead of the primary election on June 13th.
 
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Wednesday January 18th, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister calls China "A Den of Liars"

Japanese Prime Minister Ayeka Junichiro today said "That Japan will not have a dialogue to reduce tensions with China." In a statement to the press. The Prime Minister has refused to stop making statements on how China lied about Japanese actions in World War II. She will call China a den of liars. The Prime Minister said she would prefer to avoid conflict, but Japan will defend herself vigorously.

Kamei Kazuki, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, announced the Japanese Government will have no diplomatic dealing with a nation that has lied and done such atrocities as Tienanmen Square and the "Great Leap Forward " to its own citizens. Japanese Coast Guard forces were placed onto alert.
 
NBS.COM
Saturday January 21st 2017

Crossley: "I will not run if the right candidate emerges"

Former New Jersey Governor Kate Crossley has told NBS in an interview to broadcast tomorrow that she will not run for the Presidency if the right candidate emerges.

Crossley had been expected to run for a second time for the Democratic Presidential nomination after her failed attempt in 2014, but she now seems to be open to not running. She is believed to have had talks with former Ohio Senator Hayden Straus who most observers will announce in the coming weeks, and confirmed that she has spoken to both Senator Rudi Robinson and former Pennsylvania Governor Michael Kellner "I have spoken to Senator Robinson and former Governor Kellner, they are good and decent men, I am not endorsing them, but I have decided that I will not run for the nomination if the right candidate emerges".

Crossley is clearly hedging her bets about a second run, but clearly does want to be just a spoiler candidate, which many fear she would be this time around.
 
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NBS.COM
Wednesday January 25th 2016

President Walken focus on Foreign Affairs and upcoming Presidential Election

President Walken's "State of the Union" last night focused on Foreign Affairs and the upcoming Presidential Election

He said that US forces operating Qumar alongside China "had showed we can work together when we have common interests". He also claimed that "Islamic Bahji" was on the "back foot" but said that the issue of a new Qumarian government would be "up to the people of that country" but also adding a warning that "Iran would not be allowed to get away with annexing any part of the country".

In a surprise part of the speech, after pledging once again to work with the Republican and the Democratic controlled House, and calling the incoming Speaker of the House Daniel Maddox "a fine public servant" he said that he wanted upcoming Presidential campaign to replace him to be a "grand national debate" adding "we already have and will have shortly some fine candidates running for this job from both parties, and ask them all to engage with each other on the issues, on how we can build on what I believe is a successful last six years, and hopefully eight years, by the time I leave office. I want the election to take the high road not the low road".
 
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NBS.COM
Thursday January 26th 2016


Hayden Straus to bring forward Presidential announcement

Former Ohio Senator Hayden Straus is to bring forward his Presidential announcement following President Walken's State of the Union Speech on Tuesday night.
Sources within the party report that Straus believes that Walken's speech was a trap designed to keep the Democrats moving to the left "Hayden believes that the President with that single paragraph has trapped the entire Democratic field, to more of the same, more of the same that saw both Santos and Fitzsimmons lose the last two elections" a Democratic source told NBS.

Straus is now gearing up for a campaign launch on Saturday in Columbus, believing that he can run from the left on returning "power back to the people from the banks and corporations". Even Straus strongest supporters,(he already a strong supporter base following his 2010 Senate win & his former Internet Radio show) admit that he is "unlikely" to win the nomination but at least move the party more to the left.

Straus also believes that Indiana Senator Rudi Robinson has made a strong early start and that is even without a formal declaration only a "exploratory Committee" has seen rake in money already.
 
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NBS.COM
Thursday January 26th 2016


Qian pleased with Walken's speech, Warns American candidates that going after China is a mistake.

In Beijing today President Qian stated his pleasure hearing Walken's speech. "I like hearing from President Walken of cooperation with America. I wish to extend that to more than military operations. We are in talks for other issues but I cannot say what at the moment. I do wish he amends his position on evironmental policies."

Qian noted as the campaign for American president begins he warns candidates of impulsively attacking China is a mistake. "Going after China, economically especially, is my concern for 2018. I am concerned that populist factions of both leading parties in America will go down the path of trying to curb trade with China. But such a move now would cause such major economic ripples that it could lead economic woes in both countries." President Qian warned.

Though Qian would later state, "China will not of course meddle in the uS election."
 
NBS.COM
Saturday January 28th 2016

Straus announces Presidential campaign with attacks on banks and pledges to withdraw from overseas military missions, including NATO membership

Former Ohio Senator Hayden Straus, the self-styled "Populist Socialist" formally started his much expected Presidential campaign in Columbus, Ohio this afternoon.
In a short twenty minute speech he attacked the current administration saying " President Walken has sold our country out, to the banks, to the special interests and to conservative ideologues" adding "those on the Republican side wanting to replace him believe in more of the same, and some think that he hasn't gone further enough".

He also addressed the issue that many believe would sink his campaign his socialism "Yes I am a Socialist, that is not a dirty word, Socialists believe in a fair society, where the people help each other, and the State does the same, how is that a bad thing?" he asked.

Straus also attacked the administration's Foreign Policy "the best thing we can do is get out of Qumar, pull out of the Far East, and withdraw from NATO, the money we spend to these places will be used by me as President to give us Universal Health care, and rebuild our schools , and the inner-cities".

Straus is clearly worried by the early campaigning of Indiana Senator Rudi Robinson, and his clearly aiming to be the leading candidate from the left, and to be the main challenger to California Senator Sam Seaborn when he formally declares shortly.
 
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NBS.COM
Monday January 30th 2017

Former Nebraska Governor John Moore rules out Presidential run

In a surprise announcement today, former Nebraska Governor John Moore ruled out a Presidential run.

Moore who left office three weeks ago, after eight successful years in the Governors Mansion in Lincoln, had been widely expected to run, indeed Moore himself had basically said he would run on several occasions but in open letter sent to party members in the state he said "I have looked very closely at running for the Presidency, I believe that my record in this great state would have been an asset, but after much thought I have decided that there are others that been suited at running for the nomination and in the end, the Presidency of these United States of America".

Moore added "I will watch our parties nomination race with great interest, I believe that we must build on the work of Presidential Walken, but I will not be yet announcing my support for any other candidate".

Moore's decision today means that there are currently only three Republicans who have announced that they are running, Kansas Governor Peter Gault, former Ohio Governor Mike Reed and Californian Congressman Will Durham. With current Vice-President Elizabeth Clark and former Missouri Governor and White House Chief of Staff, Henry Shallick expected to run, the Republican field looks far smaller than the Democratic field which is already at five declared candidates.
 
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==Background==
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[[2|Article Two]] of the [[U|United States Constitution]] provides that for a person to be elected and serve as President of the United States, the individual must be a [[N|natural-born citizen of the United States]], at least 35 years old, and a resident of the United States for a period of no less than 14 years. Candidates for the presidency typically seek the nomination of one of the [[V|various political parties]] of the United States, in which case each party devises a method (such as a [[P|primary election]]) to choose the candidate the party deems best suited to run for the position. The party's delegates then officially nominate a candidate to run on the party's behalf.

[[D|Republican]] [[G|Glen Allen Walken]], a former [[A|Speaker of the House]], is due to complete his second and final term in office on January 20, 2019. In the [[D|United States presidential election, 2010]], Walken defeated incumbent President [[S|Matt Santos]].<ref name="house floor summary">{{cite web|url=http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html?day=20090108|title=United States House of Representatives floor summary for Jan 8, 2009|publisher=Clerk.house.gov|accessdate=January 30, 2009}}</ref><ref name="2012 election results">{{cite web|title=FEDERAL ELECTIONS 2008|url=http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/federalelections2008.pdf|publisher=Federal Election Commission|accessdate=11 May 2015}}</ref> He was reelected in the [[20|2014 election]], defeating U.S. Senator [[J|Jimmy Fitzsimmons]] of [[C|Massachusetts]].<ref>{{cite news|title=President Map|url=http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president|accessdate=11 May 2015|publisher=New York Times|date=November 29, 2012}}</ref> Walken is not eligible to seek reelection due to restrictions set by the [[22|Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution]]. During his second term, President Walken's approval ratings have been listed by [[G|Gallup]] as between 50 and 60 percent.<ref>{{cite news|title=Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval|url=http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx|accessdate=11 May 2015|publisher=Gallup|date=May 10, 2015}}</ref> The increase is uncommon among Presidents in their second terms. His approval reading is widely seen as an indicator for how well the Republican Party will do in the 2018 election.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Sabato|first1=Larry J.|title=Clinton’s Real Opponent: Barack Obama|url=http://www.politico.com/magazine/st...states-117019.html#.VVARmPlViko|accessdate=11 May 2015|publisher=Politico|date=April 17, 2015}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last1=Cohn|first1=Nate|title=What a Rise in Obama’s Approval Rating Means for 2016|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/u...ns-for-2016.html?abt=0002&abg=0|accessdate=11 May 2015|publisher=New York Times|date=January 16, 2015}}</ref>

==Declared and potential candidates==
===Democratic Party===
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====Declared====
Individuals included in this section have taken one or more of the following actions: formally announced their candidacy for the presidential nomination the Democratic Party; filed as a Democratic presidential candidate with the [[F|Federal Election Commission]] (FEC) (for other than exploratory purposes). Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.
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=====Candidates featured in major polls=====
The candidates included in this section have been listed in five or more [[Nationwide opinion polling for the Democratic Party 2016 presidential primaries|major independent nationwide polls]].
* [[H|William Garden]], U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1987–2011; Chairman of Ways and Means Committee 2007–2011; gubernatorial candidate in [[C|North Carolina]] in [[2|2014]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/u...presidential-campaign.html?_r=0|title=Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid| work=[[The New York Times]] | accessdate=April 12, 2015 | author=Chozick, Amy}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/hillary-clinton-2016-election-presidential-launch-116888.html | title=Hillary Clinton formally announces 2016 run | work=[[Politico]] | date=April 12, 2015 | accessdate=April 18, 2015 | author=Karni, Annie}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/524/15031411524/15031411524.pdf|title=Hillary Rodham Clinton FEC filing|date=April 13, 2015|work=FEC|accessdate=April 13, 2015}}</ref>
* [[M|Michael Kellner]], [[C|Governor of Pennsylvania]] 2007–2013; [[C|Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania]] 2001–2007; [[C|Pennsylvania State Senator]] 1993–2001<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/u...n-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 | title=Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President | publisher= ''[[The New York Times]]'' | date=April 30, 2015 | accessdate=April 30, 2015|author= Rappeport, Alan}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/533/15031422533/15031422533.pdf|title=Bernard Sanders FEC filing|date=April 28, 2015|work=FEC|accessdate=May 2, 2015}}</ref>
* [[T|Rudi Robinson]], U.S. Senator from Indiana since 2013; Chairman and CEO of Rudi Robinson Licensing 1998–2012; shooting guard for the [[C|Indiana Pacers]] 1987–2000<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/u...n-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 | title=Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President | publisher= ''[[The New York Times]]'' | date=April 30, 2015 | accessdate=April 30, 2015|author= Rappeport, Alan}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/533/15031422533/15031422533.pdf|title=Bernard Sanders FEC filing|date=April 28, 2015|work=FEC|accessdate=May 2, 2015}}</ref>
* [[T|Hayden Straus]], U.S. Senator from Ohio 2011–2017; top curator of [[C|''Blog.com'']] 2007–2010<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/u...n-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 | title=Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President | publisher= ''[[The New York Times]]'' | date=April 30, 2015 | accessdate=April 30, 2015|author= Rappeport, Alan}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/533/15031422533/15031422533.pdf|title=Bernard Sanders FEC filing|date=April 28, 2015|work=FEC|accessdate=May 2, 2015}}</ref>
* [[T|Andrew Thorn]], U.S. Senator from New York since 2001; [[C|Mayor of New York City]] 1994–2000<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/u...n-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 | title=Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President | publisher= ''[[The New York Times]]'' | date=April 30, 2015 | accessdate=April 30, 2015|author= Rappeport, Alan}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/533/15031422533/15031422533.pdf|title=Bernard Sanders FEC filing|date=April 28, 2015|work=FEC|accessdate=May 2, 2015}}</ref>
<gallery perrow="5">
File:Ben Carson by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg|{{center|Former [[R|U.S. Congressman]]<br> '''[[W|William Garden]]'''<br>of [[NC|North Carolina]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
File:Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg|{{center|Former [[C|Governor]]<br>'''[[M|Michael Kellner]]'''<br>of [[PA|Pennsylvania]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
File:Carly Fiorina by Gage Skidmore.jpg|{{center|[[C|U.S. Senator]]<br> '''[[C|Rudi Robinson]]'''<br>of [[IN|Indiana]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
File:Mike_Huckabee_by_Gage_Skidmore_2.jpg|{{center|Former [[G|U.S. Senator]]<br>'''[[C|Hayden Straus]]'''<br>of [[OH|Ohio]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
File:Rand Paul, official portrait, 112th Congress alternate.jpg|{{center|[[C|U.S. Senator]]<br>'''[[T|Andrew Thorn]]'''<br>of [[NY|New York]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
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====Other potential candidates====
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* [[C|Brian Cambridge]], [[C|Secretary of Defense]] 2013–2017; U.S. Senator from Virginia 1995–2007; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1991–1995; candidate for [[C|President]] in [[c|2014]]<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
*[[S|Kurt Carner]], [[C|Governor of Montana]] since 2011; Mayor of [[C|Great Falls]] 2002–2011<ref name="surething">{{cite news|title=Is Hillary a Sure Thing in 2016?|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rober...thing-in-2016_b_6780726.html|accessdate=March 4, 2015|newspaper=[[The Huffington Post]]|date=March 1, 2015}}</ref><ref name="primer">Hackett, Ray (March 22, 2015) [http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20150322/OPINION/150329946/2011/OPINION "Hackett on Politics: Here's a presidential primer for 2016"], ''[[The Bulletin (Norwich)|Norwich Bulletin]]''. Retrieved March 31, 2015.</ref>
*[[C|Chris Casey]], U.S. Senator from Connecticut since 2011; [[C|Governor of Connecticut]] 2007–2011<ref name="appeal"/><ref>[http://www.nhregister.com/governmen...lary-clintons-strength-clearly-foreign-policy "Sen. Chris Murphy: Hillary Clinton’s strength ‘clearly’ foreign policy"], [[New Haven Register]]. April 1, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Rachel de Boer]], [[C|Governor of Delaware]] 2009–2017<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Stan Hale]], [[C|Governor of West Virginia]] 2009–2017; [[C|President of the West Virginia Senate]] 1989–2009; [[C|West Virginia State Senator]] 1978–2009<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Abbie Heilemann]], [[C|Governor of California]] since 2012; [[C|Attorney General of California]] 2007–2012<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Nicole Kershaw]], U.S. Senator from California since 2011; Ranking member of the [[C|Senate HELP Committee]] since 2017; [[C|Mayor of San Francisco]] 2007–2011; Professor of Cultural Anthropology at [[C|University of San Francisco]] 2005–2007<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Janet Lorton]], [[C|Governor of Vermont]] since 2008<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>
*[[C|Jeremy Lyons]], U.S. Senator from Wisconsin 2001–2013; [[C|District Attorney]] for [[C|Columbia County]] 1998–2001<ref>Gerace, Frank (March 3, 2015) [http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=66613 "Pundit says Markell could be 2016 presidential 'dark horse'"], WDEL 1150AM. Retrieved March 4, 2015.</ref><ref name="appeal">Yearick, Bob (April 22, 2015) [http://www.ncregister.com/daily-new...blican-candidates-will-appeal-to-religious-v/ "Presidential Campaign 2016: Republican Candidates Will Appeal to Religious Voters"], ''[[National Catholic Register]]''. Retrieved April 23, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Ben Newell]], U.S. Senator from Colorado since 2015; [[C|Governor of Colorado]] 1999–2007; [[C|Colorado State Senator]] 1993–1999; presidential candidate in [[C|2014]]<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>
* [[S|Sam Seaborn]], U.S. Senator from California since 2011; Deputy White House Chief of Staff 2007–2009; Deputy White House Communications Director 1999–2004<ref name="Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?">Graham, David A. (March 18, 2015) [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/why-is-al-gore-warming-up/388069/ "Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?"], ''[[The Atlantic]]''. Retrieved March 20, 2015.</ref><ref name="dailycaller.com">Weaver, Al (March 23, 2015) [http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/a...ocrats-back-to-the-90s-for-hillary-challenge/ "Al Gore, Jerry Brown Send Democrats Back To The ’90s For Hillary Challenge"], ''[[The Daily Caller]]''. Retrieved March 27, 2015.</ref>

===Republican Party===
{{Main|Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party presidential candidates, 2016|Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016}}
====Declared====
Individuals included in this section have taken one or more of the following actions: formally announced their candidacy for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party; filed as a Republican presidential candidate with the [[Federal Election Commission]] (FEC) (for other than exploratory purposes). Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.
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=====Candidates featured in major polls=====
Candidates included in this section have been listed in five or more [[Nationwide opinion polling for the Republican Party 2016 presidential primaries|major independent nationwide polls]].
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* [[C|Will Durham]], U.S. Representative from California since 2011; [[C|District Attorney]] for [[C|Fresno County]] 2006–2011<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/carly-fiorina-2016-presidential-bid-117593.html | title=Carly Fiorina: 'Yes, I am running for president' | work=[[Politico]] | date=May 4, 2015 | accessdate=4 May 2015 | author=Gass, Nick}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/870/15031422870/15031422870.pdf | title=Carly Fiorina FEC Filing | publisher=FEC | date=May 4, 2015 | accessdate=May 7, 2015}}</ref>
* [[C|Peter Gault]], [[C|Governor of Kansas]] since 2013; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2005–2013<ref>{{cite news|last1=Terris|first1=Ben|title=Ben Carson announces presidential campaign|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...unce-presidential-campaign-monday/|publisher=''[[The Washington Post]]''|date=May 3, 2015|accessdate=May 4, 2015}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/ben-carson-announces-2016-run-n353241 | title=Ben Carson Announces 2016 Run | publisher=[[NBCNews.com]] | date=May 4, 2015 | accessdate=4 May 2015 | author=Rafferty , Andrew}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/874/15031422874/15031422874.pdf | title=Ben Carson FEC Filing | publisher=FEC | date=May 4, 2015 | accessdate=May 7, 2015}}</ref>
* [[C|Mike Reed]], [[C|Governor of Ohio]] 1999–2007; Deputy Director of the [[C|Office of Management and Budget]] 1995–1998; [[C|White House Deputy Communications Director]] 1991–1995; candidate for [[C|President]] in [[C|2010]] and U.S. Senator in [[C|2016]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.latimes.com/nation/polit...sidential-bid-20150322-story.html|title=Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid| work=[[Los Angeles Times]] | date=March 22, 2015 | accessdate=March 23, 2015 | author=Mascaro, Lisa and David Lauter}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ted-cruz-announces-presidential-run|title=Ted Cruz Announces He’s Running for President| work=[[The Washington Post]] | date=March 23, 2015 | accessdate=March 23, 2015 | author=Zezima, Katie}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/891/15031403891/15031403891.pdf|title=Ted Cruz FEC filing|date=March 23, 2015|work=FEC|accessdate=April 1, 2015}}</ref>
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File:Ben Carson by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg|{{center|U.S. Congressman<br> '''[[C|Will Durham]]'''<br>of [[C|California]]<br>([[Q|campaign]])}}
File:Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg|{{center|[[C|Governor]]<br>'''[[Peter|Peter Gault]]'''<br>of [[C|Kansas]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
File:Carly Fiorina by Gage Skidmore.jpg|{{center|Former [[C|Governor]]<br> '''[[C|Mike Reed]]'''<br>of [[C|Ohio]]<br>([[C|campaign]])}}
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====Other potential candidates====
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* [[C|Ethan Butler]], [[C|Governor of South Carolina]] since 2016; President of [[C|Butler Ministries]] 2006–2015; Executive Vice President of the [[C|American Christian Assembly]] 1999–2005<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Carlin Cassidy]], U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania since 2013; [[C|Chairman]] of the [[C|Senate Republican Policy Committee]] since 2017<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Liz Clark]], [[C|Vice President of the United States]] since 2011; U.S. Senator from Texas 2003–2011<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Rob Cole]], [[C|Governor of New York]] since 2015; [[C|New York State Senate Majority Leader]] 2010–2012; U.S. Senate candidate in [[C|2012]]<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|John Elderton]], [[C|Governor of Utah]] since 2005; U.S. Representative from Utah 1999–2005<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Matt Hunt]], U.S. Senator from Arizona 1987–2017; [[C|Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee]] 1999–2015<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Jack Hunter]], U.S. Senator from Minnesota since 2011; Chairman of the [[C|Senate Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee]] since 2017; Mayor of [[C|St. Paul]] 2002–2011<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Stephen Kendrick]], [[C|Secretary of the Treasury]] 2011–2015; [[C|Governor of Indiana]] 2007–2011; CEO of [[C|ICETECH]] 2002–2005<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|David Morrison]], U.S. Senator from Louisiana since 2013; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2007–2013<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Cody Riley]], [[C|Senate Majority Leader]] since 2017; U.S. Senator from Alabama since 2009<ref name="others"/>
* [[C|Emily Rudden]], [[C|Governor of Indiana]] since 2011; [[C|Lieutenant Governor of Indiana]] 2007–2011<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Mike Schofield]], [[C|Governor of Georgia]] since 2011<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Henry Shallick]], [[C|White House Chief of Staff]] 2014–2016; [[C|Secretary of Labor]] 2013–2014; [[C|Governor of Missouri]] 2005–2013; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1983–2005<ref>Haas, Kimberley (February 25, 2015) [http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150225/GJNEWS_01/150229681/0/SEARCH "Ehrlich evaluates possible 2016 presidential run"], ''[[Foster's Daily Democrat]]''. Retrieved February 27, 2015.</ref><ref name="others">Plotkin, Mark (April 24, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/239870-the-republican-longshots-of-2016 "The Republican 'others' of 2016"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''.Retrieved April 25, 2015.</ref><ref>(April 30, 2015) [http://www.ketv.com/politics/conversation-with-the-candidate-bob-ehrlich/32710834 "Conversation with the Candidate: Bob Ehrlich"], [[KETV]].com. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref>
* [[C|Andrew Wu]], [[C|Governor of North Carolina]] 2007–2015<ref>Hensch, Mark (March 29, 2015) [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...-have-experience-other-2016-gop-hopefuls-lack "Jim Gilmore: I have experience other 2016 GOP hopefuls lack"], ''[[The Hill (newspaper)|The Hill]]''. Retrieved May 4, 2015.</ref><ref>Dempsey, Tom (April 10, 2015) [http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/...-Considering-Run-for-President-299335621.html "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President"], [[WHSV-TV|WHSV]].com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.</ref>

== Potential battleground states ==
{{further|Swing state}}
In every state except [[Maine]] and [[Nebraska]], the winner of the popular vote in the state [[winner-takes-all|wins]] all of the [[electoral vote]]s of the state (although state legislatures can, by law, change how votes are allocated).<ref name="Congressional district method">{{cite news|last1=Yglesias|first1=Matthew|title=A totally legal, totally shady way that Republicans could ensure Hillary Clinton's defeat|url=http://www.vox.com/2014/11/8/7174945/electoral-college-rigging|accessdate=November 8, 2014|publisher=Vox|date=November 8, 2014}}</ref> Recent presidential campaigns have generally focused their resources on a relatively small number of competitive states.<ref name=BDoherty>{{cite news|last1=Doherty|first1=Brendan|title=President Obama's Disproportionate Battleground State Focus Started Early, Echoed Predecessors' Actions|url=http://themonkeycage.org/2012/07/31...oed-predecessors-actions/|accessdate=November 4, 2014|publisher=Monkey Cage|date=July 31, 2012}}</ref><ref name=AAbram>{{cite news|last1=Abramowitz|first1=Alan|title=Do Presidential Campaigns Matter? Evidence From the 2008 Election|url=http://www.centerforpolitics.org/cr...e-from-the-2008-election/|accessdate=November 8, 2014|publisher=[[Sabato's Crystal Ball]]|date= August 2, 2012}}</ref> Potential [[battleground state]]s include [[Nevada]], [[Colorado]], [[Iowa]], [[Wisconsin]], [[Michigan]], [[Ohio]], [[Pennsylvania]], [[New Hampshire]], [[Virginia]], [[North Carolina]], and [[Florida]].<ref name=DBalz>{{cite news|last1=Balz|first1=Dan|title=The Republican Party's uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016 elections|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...1-0e888170b723_story.html|accessdate=November 3, 2014|work=The Washington Post|date=January 18, 2014}}</ref> Democrats have discussed targeting [[Arizona]], [[Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia]], and [[Texas]] as potentially competitive states.<ref name=DBalz/> Meanwhile, Republicans may also target [[Minnesota]] and [[New Jersey]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nationaljournal.com/next...st-valuable-voters-of-2016-20150218|title=The Most Valuable Voters of 2016|work=www.nationaljournal.com}}</ref> Other states may also become competitive if the close races of 2016 differ from the [[United States presidential election, 2012#Close races|close races of the 2012 election]], or if 2016 becomes a [[landslide election]]. Both major parties might decide to target the home states of their nominees or that of their running mates if they are from a swing state or have high favorability in the state or region.


==Party conventions==
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;Libertarian Party
{{main|2016 Libertarian National Convention}}

* May 26–30, 2016: Libertarian National Convention to be held in [[Orlando, Florida|Orlando]], [[Florida]].<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/0...nto-national-party-headquarters-that-it-owns/ | title=Libertarian Party Moves Into National Party Headquarters That it Owns | work=[[Ballot Access News]] | date=July 11, 2014 | accessdate=July 11, 2014 | author=[[Richard Winger|Winger, Richard]]}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url=https://www.lp.org/files/July14-15 Minutes-Final3.pdf | title=Libertarian National Committee Minutes July 15–16, 2012 | publisher=[[Libertarian National Committee]] | accessdate=July 11, 2014 | page=4}}</ref>

;Republican Party
{{main|2016 Republican National Convention}}
* July 18–21, 2016: Republican National Convention to be held in [[Cleveland]], [[Ohio]].<ref name="RNC">[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-officially-approves-cleveland-as-2016-convention-host/ "RNC officially approves Cleveland as 2016 convention host"], [[CBS News]]. Associated Press. Retrieved August 14, 2014.</ref><ref>Isenstadt, Alex (January 14, 2014) [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/gop-convention-july-18-2016-114276.html "GOP convention set for July 18–21 in 2016"], ''[[Politico]]''. Retrieved January 15, 2015.</ref>

; Democratic Party
{{main|2016 Democratic National Convention}}
* July 25–28, 2016: Democratic National Convention to be held in [[Philadelphia]], [[Pennsylvania]].<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...vention-2016-host-city-philadelphia/22459811/ | title=Democrats pick Philadelphia for 2016 convention | work=[[USA Today]] | date=February 12, 2015 | accessdate=February 12, 2015 | author=Camia, Catalina and Martha A. Moore}}</ref>

==Debates==
On April 1, 2015, the [[Commission on Presidential Debates]] (CPD) announced that each of the following 16 locations are under consideration to host one of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate:<ref name=CPD>{{cite web | url=http://www.debates.org/index.php?page=2016debates | title=CPD Announces 2016 Debate Host Applicants | publisher=[[Commission on Presidential Debates]] | accessdate=April 2, 2015}}</ref>
* [[Belmont University]] in [[Nashville|Nashville, Tennessee]]
* [[Birmingham, Alabama]]
* [[Dominican University of California]] in [[San Rafael, California]]
* [[Eastern Kentucky University]] in [[Richmond, Kentucky]]
* [[Georgia College & State University]] in [[Milledgeville, Georgia]]
* [[Hofstra University]] in [[Hempstead, New York]]
* [[Jacksonville University]] in [[Jacksonville, Florida]]
* [[Longwood University]] in [[Farmville, Virginia]]
* [[State University of New York]] [[Rockland Community College]] in [[Suffern, New York]]
* [[University of Nevada, Las Vegas]]
* [[Washington University]] in [[St. Louis|St. Louis, Missouri]]
* [[West Virginia University]] and [[West Virginia State University]] in [[Charleston, West Virginia]]
* [[Wright State University]] in [[Dayton, Ohio]]
* [[Texas A&M University]] in [[College Station, Texas]]
* [[Houston Community College]] in [[Houston, Texas]]
* [[McAllen, Texas]]

The three locations which will host the presidential debates, and the one location selected to host the vice presidential debate, are to be announced by the CPD in the fall of 2015.<ref name=CPD/><ref>{{cite web|last1=Sanchez|first1=Stephen M.|title=Three Texas Locations Vie For 2016 Presidential Debates|url=http://www.satxdailynews.com/nation...ie-for-2016-presidential-debates/|website=San Antonio Daily News|accessdate=2 April 2015}}</ref>

==Polling==
;General election polling
* [[Nationwide opinion polling for the United States presidential election, 2016]]
* [[Statewide opinion polling for the United States presidential election, 2016]]

;Democratic primary polling
* [[Nationwide opinion polling for the Democratic Party 2016 presidential primaries]]
* [[Statewide opinion polling for the Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016]]

;Republican primary polling
* [[Nationwide opinion polling for the Republican Party 2016 presidential primaries]]
* [[Statewide opinion polling for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016]]

==See also==

* [[United States Senate elections, 2016]]
* [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2016]]
* [[United States gubernatorial elections, 2016]]
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==References==

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Also, thanks to Reggie Miller (Rudi Robinson), Michael Vartan (William Durham), and Kevin Nealon (Peter Gault) for helping with the image. They fit the profile of the characters as I understand them, but the casting is temporary if anyone has any better ideas. Tim Allen (Garden), Billy Beame (Kellner), Harrison Ford (Straus), and Patrick Dempsey (Thorn) have been provided many years ago in the past. Matt McKenzie (Reed) is from the actual show (even if he was credited as "Republican Convention Speaker #2" - I've studied his scene thoroughly).

Note Two: William Garden started out in this thread as William Graden. And he's an actual in-show character (Graden being mentioned in the episode "Transition" as the incoming Ways and Means Chairman). It's a bit too late to fix the mistake here, so we can just assume that they misspoke in the episode.
 
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Tuesday January 31st, 2017

North Korea to launch "weather satellite" extermely soon

According to North Korean State Media the Korean Space Technology Committee shall launch this satellite to provide a reliable weather source. The Kantei and the White House both stated this was an attempt by North Korea to test ballistic missile technology. North Korea has not said much else.
 
NBS.COM
Wednesday February 1st 2017


Son of Vice-President declares that he is "bi-sexual"

Tom Clark, 24, the Son of Vice-President of Liz Clark has announced today via a "You Tube" video that he is "bi-sexual".

It is understood that two people had approached an on-line tabloid website to sell sexual stories about him, but he has decided to get his story out first. " It's a difficult thing to have to say, but I am bi-sexual, I love people of both sexes, it is whom I am. I am still Tom, to the people who know me" He also praised his Mother, who is expected to announce her candidacy for the Presidency in the coming weeks "I have the greatest Mum on this planet, she has always been supportive of me and my sister" adding "I didn't want my private life to over shadow the important decision she will be taking shortly".

Many across the political spectrum have praised the video, Democrat Jackson Kennedy who come out as Gay himself two years and who was also married tweeted his support as did former Republican Senator Matt skinner. Clark's good looks have given him a fan base especially with teenage girls, and those supporters also took to social Media platforms as well to support him.

Tom Clark at the 2014 Republican National Convention


(photo by Taylor Lautner-previous casting from 2010)
 
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Februrary 2nd 2017

BREAKING NEWS!

Massive Explosion reported near Kurobe Dam!

It has been reported by people near Kurobe Dam and in Toyama Prefecture that a massive explosion came from the side of a mountain several miles down stream of the dam. The Toyama Prefectual Police, local fire departments, and the office othe Governor of Toyama have stated they have no idea what hit the side of the mountain. Many on social media are saying it may be a North Korean rocket or joked it was King Ghidorah. The Chief Cabinet Secretary announced he will be having a press conference later today.
 
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Februrary 2nd 2017

BREAKING NEWS!

North Korean Rocket crashed in Japan. JASDF Shot it down.

The Chief Cabinet Secretay Kamei Kazuki, announced this morning that the explosion that occurred this morning at 3:27 AM near Kurobe Dam was a North Korean Rocket. The press was in collective shock. Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuki then stated the rocket was shot down before the main body could crash into a city.

"The JASDF acting under orders of our Prime Minister shot down the rocket when it seemed to be loosing altitude rapidly towards the Japanese mainland. To prevent the loss of life and property the Air Self Defense Force was activated and two PAC-3 Patriot Missiles were fired from a base on the West Coast of Japan. We knew the track of the rocket from 2:53 AM. AWACS flying over the Sea of Japan and ground radar was able gain a lock on the rocket. We beleive this was a test rocket and that after shortly after launch the rocket suddenly changed course erratically. This is according to intelligence sources."

The Japanese Government has not made a statement on their actions but it is expected to happen soon.
 
nbs.com, Thursday February 2nd

Shallick Announcement Expected “Sooner rather than later”


Sources close to former White House Chief of Staff Henry Shallick are expecting that an announcement that he will formally enter the 2018 Presidential race will come in the next couple of weeks.

Shallick, who is seen by many as the major threat to the front runner, Vice-President Liz Clark spent last weekend at a retreat in his home state of Missouri hunkered with his inner circle; GOP strategist Chad Driller, Steve Atwood and Ann Stark - all three key players in President Walken electoral successes alongside his Senator wife Laura.

The prevailing view of those in attendance was that Shallick confirmed that he intends to run and that he should enter the race before the Vice-President who has a built in fundraising and name recognition advantage.

Republican strategist and TV personality James Eaton told Capitol Beat that Shallick will be a formidable contender for the VP. “He’s undoubtedly the choice of the party establishment - he’s been in politics for four decades. He knows every single major Republican donor and is on first name terms with most - the Vice-President has her fans but Shallick won’t struggle to find backers and he’s got a lifetime of favours to call in.”

Eaton though seen some obstacles for Shallick to overcome. “He’s about as establishment as it gets, his main selling point will be that he’s the continuity candidate - but he’s always been the power behind the throne so he’ll have some selling to do. On top of that, he’s a seasoned campaigner but nobody will accuse him of being a showman - Clark will definitely win the showbiz part of the contest.”

Asked about California Congressman Will Durham who’s generating a lot of buzz amongst conservatives Eaton suggested that he thought the contest would remain a 2 horse race. “Durham is exciting a lot of people and he’s certainly going down well in New Hampshire but once Clark and Shallick get in he’ll start to find it very difficult to get any air time and that alone will end his campaign.”
 
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