2016 Presidential Election: ALL The Contenders!

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The 2016 presidential election is more than a year and a half away, but that hasn't stopped political analysts and average folks alike from speculating on who might run. Here's a look at some contenders.

1. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Now officially in the race for the White House for the second time, Hillary Clinton is the heavy Democratic favorite for the party's 2016 nomination. She'd better hope the emails and texts she was sending as U.S. Secretary of State don't come back to hurt her ...

2. Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was the first person to officially announce his candidacy for president in 2016. He did it on Twitter in March 2015.

4. Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), long considered a rising star in the GOP, will run for the Oval Office in 2016 as expected.

5. Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party's nomination for president in 2016, he announced April 30. Sanders, 73, is kind of like Elizabeth Warren only older, male and less known.

6. Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, former Republican governor of Florida and younger brother of Presidents George W. Bush and son of George H.W. Bush, is now taking a shot at the White House himself.

7. Chris Christie

Chris Christie, the twice-elected Republican governor of left-leaning New Jersey, was considered a presidential or vice presidential favorite in 2012. Will he throw his hat in come 2016?

9. Ben Carson

Ben Carson
Renowned Christian neurosurgeon Ben Carson has entered the race for President on the Republican side. He declared in early May 2015.

10. Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley
Martin O'Malley, former Democratic Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland, will challenge Hillary Clinton for the party's White House nomination in 2016.

11. Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee made a very credible run for the Republican nomination in 2008. After sitting out 2012, he has thrown his hat in the ring once more in 2016.

12. Rick Santorum

Competing with Huckabee for social conservatives' votes will be Rick Santorum, who made a strong run in 2012 despite losing his U.S. Senate seat by a wide margin in 2006.

13. Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham has joined the crowded race for president of the United States in 2016. The Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina made it official in June.

14. Scott Walker

Scott Walker
Scott Walker is the Republican governor of Wisconsin and widely-rumored contender for the party's White House nomination in 2016.

15. Donald Trump

Donald Trump will never actually run for President, but the master of PR stunts will always flirt with the idea to get his name out there. Not a bad strategy for what it is.

16. Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina
Former U.S. Senate candidate and HP CEO Carly Fiorina is in. She declared her intention to seek the GOP nomination in May 2015.

17. Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal
Bobby Jindal has announced his announded his intention to run for the White House in 2016. Jindal joins very crowded pool of candidates for the GOP's presidential nomination.

18. Sarah Palin

See previous Donald Trump analysis.

19. Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) could pose a liberal challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination if she chooses - and many hope she will - to run.

20. Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame is a bit of a long shot, but he is making good on his 2012 promise to run for President in 2016, as he declares his candidacy - and vision for America - in this video, fittingly released on 4/20 (when else) /2015.

21. Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian
Dan Bilzerian has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Based on the looks of the current field, he might actually stand a chance.

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