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Declared 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former college football coach and 2012 presidential candidate

The former football coach turned public servant is a moderate libertarian seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2016. Wells has made it clear that he isn’t afraid to call out politicians on both sides of the aisle. He finished third for the Constitution Party’s nomination in 2012.  

Declared 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
CIA and U.S. Envoy with G4 Classification

Doug Shreffler is not a career politician but a man of optimism with a goal of cross-party unification. His distinctive perspective was born from his lifelong service to our country in foreign affairs with the CIA and as a US envoy with G4 Classification.  

Declared 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Attorney, Community Leader, Advocate for the Elderly and Disabled

Michael Steinberg has built a career advocating for those left behind. He has entered the race for President to bring attention to the issues that are not being addressed and to advocate for those forgotten in Washington, especially the elderly, the disabled and our Veterans.  

Declared 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Small-business owner, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent

This retired USAF member and father of nine definitely brings something different to the table. Carter is in his eighth consecutive run for the Presidency, which he entered because he was “commanded of the Lord to enter the race to become President of the United States of America”.  




Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Connecticut

After serving three terms in the U.S. House of Rep., the affable Nutmegger made the leap to the Senate after emerging victorious from a bruising election against Linda McMahon. Senator Murphy is a noted champion of liberal causes, particularly for his support of LGBT rights.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Actor, director, and activist

Which of these doesn't belong here? Good Will Hunting. Armageddon. Argo. Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative. That’s right - the award-winning actor, director and writer is now a respected human rights activist, and in the eyes of some, a political career is next on the cards.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

The former chief of staff to Gov. Deval Patrick created a history of sorts following his appointment as interim Senator: this is the first time two African-Americans are serving in the Senate. Despite his reluctance to serve, he is seen as one of the rising stars of the party.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from New York

Described once as the “hottest member” of the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid, the conversationally fluent Mandarin-speaker was first selected to the Senate in 2009 by New York Gov. David Paterson to replace the outgoing Senator Hillary Clinton.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Senator from Colorado

The former Superintendent of Denver Schools was involved in one of the most intriguing and expensive senatorial elections in American history. The $30 million contest eventually saw Senator Bennet triumphing over tea party favorite, Ken Buck, by a mere 0.9%.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Attorney General of California

The Oakland-born Ms. Harris made history in 2003 when she became the first American Attorney General of Indian descent in the United States. Since then, Ms. Harris has been steadily gaining prominence within the progressive community with her principled stances on social issues.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Maryland

There’s probably only a handful of serving governors that could rival Gov. O’Malley’s success in Maryland. Aside from overseeing a 40% reduction in crime rate, his successful legislative agenda, most notably recognition for same-sex marriages, bears testament to the fact.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Delaware

After an eleven year stint as State Treasurer, the former corporate high flyer was elected Governor in 2009, and one of his first tasks was handling the state’s $800 million budget deficit. Two years later, Gov. Markell proudly signed a balanced budget for the state.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Amy Klobuchar is a two-term Senator from Minnesota, the first woman from the state elected to the Senate. The 52-year old mother-of-one is a former county prosecutor and was partner at two of the largest law firms in Minnesota.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania

Senator Casey became an instant darling of the left after he steamrolled past Senator Rick Santorum, the incumbent, in the 2006 Pennsylvania Senate election. He also earned the distinction as one of the earliest endorsers of Senator Barack Obama’s bid for president.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff

Rhambo, as Mayor Emanuel is sometimes referred to by his detractors, first gained national prominence while serving as a senior aide in former President Bill Clinton’s campaign. The former Congressman and ballet dancer (really!) was once a civilian volunteer for the Israel army.
 

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Washington

One of the stars of the liberal movement, Senator Cantwell is a noted supporter of union workers and the environment. The three-term Indianapolis-born Senator currently chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, as well as the Subcommittee on Energy and Aviation Operations.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Representative from Florida

The former janitor, security guard, economist, lawyer, lecturer and now, member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Florida's 9th district, is one of the most articulate and aggressive liberal in Congress today.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of New Hampshire

The former attorney left the cushy world of private practice to serve in the New Hampshire state legislature in 2004. By the end of her third term, she was elected the Majority Leader of the state senate. Two years later, the moderate Democrat was elected Governor of the state.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Current Governor of New York

Gov. Cuomo, whose speaking style is at times eerily similar to Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone, was once described by Elliot Spitzer as a “tough guy” with “brass knuckles.” While some may take umbrage at the characterization, his supporters may well look at it as a badge of honor.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Ranked as the world's ninth most powerful woman by Forbes in 2012, the breast cancer survivor issued a record-breaking 115 vetoes during her two terms as Governor of Arizona. Her tenure received wide bipartisan praise, with Times magazine ranking her as one of America's Five Best Governors.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Vermont

A graduate of Wesleyan, Gov. Shumlin is a liberal’s liberal, with a long record of advocacy for progressive causes. A strong supporter of universal healthcare, he was one of the major figures behind Vermont’s trend busting introduction of civil unions for gay couples in 2000.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Missouri

After serving as Attorney General for four terms, Gov. Nixon became the state’s 55th Governor in 2009 after comfortably emerging victorious in a match up against Republican Kenny Hulshof – a remarkable turnaround after his record breaking defeat to Senator John Danforth in 1988.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former U.S Senator from Indiana

Senator Bayh all but severed his ties with Congressional Democrats in 2010 when he pulled out of the reelection race just a day before the filing deadline, an act that painted the mark of Judas on the man who almost became the running mate of a certain Senator Obama in 2008.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Louisiana

The outspoken Virginia-born Senator is probably the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, and is frequently used as a legislative sounding board by her peers. Serving her third term in office, she currently chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Montana

The self-professed redneck is a strong advocate of legal immigration, affordable prescription drugs and national energy dependency. Gov. Schweitzer, who has been described as both folksy and blunt, once famously stamped Republican bills he had vetoed with a red-hot branding iron!  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Connecticut

As a child, Gov. Malloy grew up with dyslexia, and learning and physical disabilities. As an adult, he is a renowned champion of the middle class and sound fiscal policies. Not bad at all for someone who still has trouble writing or typing – albeit, one with an elephantine memory.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Virginia

Following his term as Governor from 2002 to 2006, Senator Warner was elected to the Senate in 2008 after a crushing victory over Republican Jim Gilmore. Senator Warner currently sits on six Senate Committees and is directly involved in the debt-reduction discussion in the capitol.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from New Jersey

The son of Cuban immigrants is perhaps best remembered for wearing a bulletproof vest while testifying against former Union City Mayor William Musto in 1982. Despite recent allegations of impropriety, Senator Menendez remains a folk hero to many in the "Havana on the Hudson".  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Missouri

Senator McCaskill’s fierce reelection battle against Republican Todd Akin is easily one of the most eventful in 2012. The 59-year old currently chairs the Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, tasked with examining wartime contracting.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Ohio

The two-term Senator is one of the most prominent liberal figures today, which automatically makes his Senate seat a prized catch. It came as no surprise then when Senator Brown was outspent 5-to-1 by his rivals in his successful 2012 reelection campaign.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of West Virginia

After a distinguished 38-year legislative career, the former teacher was elected the state’s 35th Governor in 2011. Gov. Tomblin, well-known for his moderate approach to politics, surprised many in 2012 when he refused to endorse President Barack Obama’s reelection bid.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Colorado

The eccentric former geologist has quite possibly the best campaign ad ever – one that featured him in a shower, fully dressed, talking about dirty politics. Gov. Hickenlooper, a Pennsylvanian by birth, previously served as the Mayor of Denver between 2003 and 2011.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Minnesota

The colorful Senator from Minnesota gained instant national attention in 2010 after making comical faces at Minority Leader Mitch McConnell while he was delivering a speech in the Senate. But the 61-year old is now better known for his strong advocacy of progressive issues.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Washington

The Seattle-born father of three crowned an outstanding 24-year public service career – including a 12 year stint in the House of Representatives - by being elected Washington’s 23rd Governor in 2012. The fifth-generation Washingtonian is known as a strong advocate of green energy.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from New York

During a speech at a November 2013 fundraising dinner in Iowa, Schumer urged Hillary Clinton to get in the 2016 race and predicted that if she did so, she would win. This high-ranked, early endorsement for an undeclared Clinton may be the first positioning for a running mate.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Washington

As co-chair of the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the four-term Senator from Washington is a key player in the Congressional economic debate - a sharp change from her pre-politics social and environmental activism.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Prior to 2012, Senator Warren was best known as the spearhead behind the creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The former Harvard law professor, who currently sits in the Senate Banking Committee, was once named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Illinois

Despite the less than perfect circumstances surrounding his appointment as Governor, the former tax attorney managed to ride above the controversy and remarkably win the governorship on his own right in 2010 – the seventh closest gubernatorial election in history.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Vermont and DNC Chairman

Gov. Dean rose into national prominence during the summer of 2003 when he ran for the Democratic nomination. He pioneered the burgeoning power of the social media to propel his candidacy - a move that was later replicated and expanded upon by the Obama campaign four years later.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady

The dynamics of the 2016 presidential election will largely hinge on the former First Lady's opening gambit. Several Democratic candidates have already alluded that their decisions will be based on Mrs. Clinton's own, a decision that even the GOP will be paying a close attention to.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Washington

Raised by a single mother, the story of Gov. Gregoire’s journey from a young clerk in the state corrections department to her election as Governor of the 18th largest state in the nation - alongside her battle with breast cancer - is the stuff of a perfect Hallmark movie.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Governor of Oregon

Gov. Kitzhaber grabbed national headlines in 2011 when he halted the scheduled execution of a convicted murderer, announcing that he will not permit any executions in the state during his term – his third, technically, following his previous stint as governor in 1995-2003.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Current Vice-President of the United States

Prior to his election as VP, Mr. Biden was already one of the most influential men in Washington, chairing the powerful Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees for a record-breaking three terms each. The ex-Delaware Senator is also the 15th-longest serving Senator in history.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Florida

The former soldier, lawyer and astronaut was first elected to the Senate in 2000, and is currently serving his third term in office. Known for his moderate progressive views, Senator Nelson has been a major figure in the Sunshine State politics for over a generation.  

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from California

The Brooklyn-born former journalist is a bullhorn for the liberal cause, with a long record of advocacy for the rights of minorities, women and children, and the environment. A Boxer presidential run would probably energize the liberal base in a way never seen before.  




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