Editor’s note: Major candidates are listed alphabetically by last name and grouped by party. Lesser known candidates are listed together with a note about party affiliation.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Here’s at look at the 2016 Presidential candidates and key dates in their campaigns.
Ted Cruz – Senator from Texas
- Primary Campaign Committee – Cruz for President
- Website – http://www.tedcruz.org/
- March 23, 2015 – Cruz announces his run for the Republican presidential nomination on Twitter. He later makes a formal announcement in a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Rand Paul – Senator from Kentucky
- Primary Campaign Committee – Rand Paul for President, Inc. (one committee within the three part Rand Paul Victory Committee)
- Website – http://www.randpaul.com
- April 7, 2015 – Paul announces his run for the Republican presidential nomination at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Marco Rubio – Senator from Florida
- Primary Campaign Committee – Reclaim America
- Website – https://marcorubio.com/
- April 13, 2015 – Announces his run for the Republican nomination at the Freedom Tower in Miami.
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Ben Carson – Retired neurosurgeon
- Primary Campaign Committee – Carson America
- Website – https://www.bencarson.com/
- May 4, 2015 – Announces his run for the Republican nomination in his hometown of Detroit.
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Carly Fiorina – Former Hewlett-Packard CEO
- Primary Campaign Committee – Carly for President
- Website – https://www.carlyforpresident.com/
- May 4, 2015 – Announces her run for the GOP nomination, during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Mike Huckabee – Former Governor of Arkansas
- Primary Campaign Committee – Huckabee for President
- Website – http://www.mikehuckabee.com/
- May 5, 2015 – Huckabee officially enters the GOP race for president, making the announcement at a rally in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas.
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Hillary Clinton – Former Secretary of State and Senator from New York
- Primary Campaign Committee – Hillary for America
- Website – https://www.hillaryclinton.com
- April 13, 2015 – Clinton announces her run for the Democratic presidential nomination via a video posted on YouTube.
Bernie Sanders – Senator from Vermont
- Exploratory Committee – Bernie for President
- Website – https://berniesanders.com/
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