George Pataki was the Governor of New York from 1995-2006. He was in office during the September 11th terror attacks and coordinated the state’s response. Pataki served briefly as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations during the 2007 UN General Assembly session. He announced his campaign for the Republican nomination in May 2015 via a video on his website.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a former Air Force military prosecutor and a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 where remained until 2003, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Graham is part of the Senate’s Republican leadership, and is close friends with former Presidential nominee John McCain (R-AZ), having co-chaired his 2008 campaign. The Senator currently serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. He has previously served on the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He announced his campaign for president in June 2015 in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.
Mike Huckabee is the former Governor of Arkansas, where he served 1996-2007 before seeking the 2008 Republican nomination for President. Notably, Huckabee won the Iowa Caucus with 34% of the vote, defeating Mitt Romney who eventually won the Republican nomination. After leaving office, Mike Huckabee went on to host the Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee and author a number of books. He announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination in May 2015 in his home town of Hope, Arkansas.
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Carly Fiorina was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. She ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, but was defeated by Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Fiorina announced her campaign for the Republican nomination in May 2015 on the “Good Morning America” news program....
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Dr. Ben Carson served as the youngest-ever Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he gained notoriety for successfully separating conjoined twins. In 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Dr. Carson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of...
Martin O’Malley is a lawyer by practice and served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999-2007. He was elected as Governor of Maryland in 2007, and served in that office until 2015. During his time as Governor he legalized same-sex marriage and raised the minimum wage. He announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination last May in Baltimore.
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Bernie Sanders is an independent Senator from Vermont who caucuses with the Democrats. He is the former mayor of Burlington, Vermont and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007. He was elected to...
Lincoln Chafee was the Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island from 1993 to 1999 before being elected to the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island as a Republican. He served in the Senate from 1999-2007, and during that time served on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and on the Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. After leaving office, he left the Republican Party and became an Independent. In 2011, he was elected Governor of Rhode Island, and in 2014 declined to seek a second term. During his time as Governor Lincoln Chafee joined the Democratic Party. He announced his campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination in June 2015 at the George Mason Center for Politics & Foreign Relations in Arlington, Virginia.
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From his hometown of Central, South Carolina, Sen. Lindsey Graham made it abundantly clear that his newly announced presidential campaign is founded on one issue: foreign policy. Of the other three U.S. Senators running for the GOP presidential nomination—Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—Sen. Graham is the most senior and most experienced with foreign policy. He was first elected to the Senate in 2002 after serving eight years in the House of Representatives and until recently has served in the Air Force reserve for over...Read more