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Posted by Jim Lantern, 11:10 a.m. Pacific Time – Wednesday – 29 July 2015
Originally published 6:45 p.m. PT Thursday 23 July 2015
Mainstream News Media reports only 16 Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates, up to 23 July 2015, but there are 33
The best person for the job of U.S. President might not be in the Top 10 better known candidates! The mainstream news media pushes the already well known candidates, and suppresses the less known candidates. This is not a fair process. Equal time is not granted to all candidates.
The Declared Republican (GOP) Presidential Candidates recognized and reported by the mainstream news media and Wikipedia [A-Z order]:
- Jeb Bush – Governor of Florida 1999–2007; Florida Secretary of Commerce 1987–1988.
- Ben Carson – Former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery for Johns Hopkins Hospital.
- Chris Christie – Governor of New Jersey since 2010; U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey 2002–2008.
- Ted Cruz – U.S. Senator from Texas since 2013; Solicitor General of Texas 2003–2008.
- Carly Fiorina – Former Hewlett-Packard CEO 1999–2005; California Senate nominee in 2010.
- Lindsey Graham – U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2003; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1995–2003.
- Mike Huckabee – Presidential candidate in 2008, Governor of Arkansas 1996–2007; Chairman of the National Governors Association 2005–2006; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas 1993–1996.
- Bobby Jindal – Governor of Louisiana since 2008; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2005–2008.
- John Kasich – Governor of Ohio since 2011; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1983–2001.
- George Pataki – Governor of New York 1995–2006.
- Rand Paul – U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011.
- Rick Perry – Governor of Texas 2000–2015, presidential candidate in 2012, Lieutenant Governor 1999–2000, Commissioner of Agriculture, 1991–1999.
- Marco Rubio – U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011; Speaker of the Florida House 2007–2009.
- Rick Santorum – U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1995–2007; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1991–1995; presidential candidate in 2012.
- Donald Trump – Business magnate; Chairman of The Trump Organization since 1971.
- Scott Walker – Governor of Wisconsin since 2011.
POLL: Of the best known 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates as of 23 July 2015, which would you vote for? Poll includes “None of These” answer, and Undecided.
Only the Top 10 candidates in an average of 5 major national polls will be allowed to participate in the first Republican (GOP) Debate on TV. The “Fox News Republican Debate” at 9:00 p.m. ET Thursday 6 August 2015 on Fox News. Fox News will have a Candidate Forum at 1:00 p.m. ET the same day for candidates who didn’t make the debate cut.
Personal Note: I prefer candidates who have the experience of being or having been governor of a state, especially if they have been elected governor for more than one term. For other and less known candidates, I’d give special consideration to those who have business management experience. I’m not a fan of candidates currently serving or having served in the Senate or House of Representatives.
The other Declared Republican (GOP) Presidential Candidates included in the list at The Politics and Elections Portal:
- Skip Andrews – “Army child and business owner.”
- George Bailey – “Pastor.”
- Michael Bickelmeyer – “Creative Dreamer.”
- Kerry Bowers – “Veteran and volunteer spokesperson with Americans For Fair Taxation (AFFT).”
- Dale Christensen – “International entrepreneur and business professor.”
- Brooks Cullison – “Attorney and Certified Public Accountant.”
- John Dummett, Jr. – “Constitutional Republican and strong conservative.”
- Mark Everson – “Businessman and former IRS Commissioner.”
- Jack Fellure – “Engineer and perennial candidate.”
- Jim Hayden – “Business-owner and Veterans Advocate.”
- Chris Hill – “Former combat pilot and current airline captain.”
- Michael Kinlaw – “Conservative and Tea Party supporter.”
- K. Ross Newland – “Veteran and Pastor.”
- Michael Petyo – “Businessman and veteran.”
- Brian Russell – “Entrepreneur, innovator, limited government advocate.”
- Jefferson Sherman – “Common-Sense Leader.”
- Shawna Sterling – “Woman of Faith.”
POLL: Of the less known 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates as of 23 July 2015, which would you vote for? Poll includes “None of These” answer, and Undecided.
Thanks for participating in the above two polls, which will remain open until 31 October 2015. Readers may participate in both polls.
The lists will not be updated until 1 November 2015, and then will be updated in a new posting to include new polls.
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