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For most of US history, women have been forced into the periphery of politics. However, that does not mean women have been completely absent from participating in the political system. In the mid to late 19th century, women were one of the driving forces behind the Temperance Movement; one of the more famous slogans from that time was “Lips that touch alcohol shall not touch ours.”

In 1916 Jeannette Rankin became the first women elected to Congress, despite the fact that women still did not have the right to vote. When women did win the right to vote, they flexed their political muscles to help propel Calvin Coolidge into the White House in the election of 1924.

Although Hillary Clinton has been seen as one of the first female candidates with a legitimate chance of becoming president, she is by no means the first woman to run for president. That wonderful honor goes to Victoria Woodhull in 1872; who ran with civil rights legend Frederick Douglas under the banner of the Equal Rights Party. Unfortunately, Woodhull faced heavy resistance and was denied ballot access in every state. Thankfully, that is not the political climate female politicians find themselves in today.

There are currently 104 women serving in Congress, or approximately 19 percent. While this is by no means an ideal number, equal representation is finally starting to happen; albeit slower than we like. Women still face monumental challenges in being elected on the national election, but that does not mean they cannot find victory and fame on the national stage.

In recent years, women like Michelle Bachmann and Carol Moseley Braun have proven that women can run for president and be considered serious candidates; and vice presidential candidates like Sarah Palin have shown that women can easily outshine their male political counterparts.

The upcoming 2016 election is also shaping up to be a big year for women. Hillary Clinton is currently dominating the Democratic field of candidates, and former HP exec Carly Fiorina has been able to claw her way to the top tier of the crowded Republican field of candidates. In a world where having a woman president once seemed like a far away idea, the dream of a more equal future is starting to become a reality.

 Declared Republican Party Presidential Candidates 
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Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
International entrepreneur and business professor
Republican Candidate 2016 Dale Christensen
With experience in business management around the world, Dale Christensen is a self-described “first and foremost” family man who advocates a variety of conservative principles.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Veteran and volunteer spokesperson with Americans For Fair Taxation (AFFT)
2016 Republican Candidate  Kerry Bowers
A former military man with a long career in the United States Air Force, Kerry Bowers has experience not only in the armed forces but as a police dispatcher, businessman, and in many other fields.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 George Bailey
George Bailey has spent much of his life preaching the gospel, but he's had a rich and successful career outside the ministry as well. He's a solid conservative pretty much across the board. Bailey is unfortunately saddled with a number of health problems, but he doesn't let them keep him down.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Engineer and perennial candidate
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jack Fellure
A stubborn refusal to say “die” is one of the hallmarks of Jack Fellure, who's been running for President every four years since 1988. He's a dauntlessly religious man and a rock-solid conservative, advocating alcohol prohibition and the criminalization of homosexuality, among other right-wing positions.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Veteran and Pastor
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate K. Ross Newland
It's hard to disagree with what K. Ross Newland wants to do as President – there's so darn little of it. He believes in limited government that leads by influence rather than mandate, while his strong Christian faith brings him to call for generous tithing that would allow churches to practice large-scale charity.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Texas
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Ted Cruz
The Harvard and Princeton-educated attorney once served as the Domestic Policy Advisor to former president George W. Bush. Noted for his formidable oratory skill, Senator Cruz is viewed by some as one of the intellectual leaders of the tea party movement.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Creative Dreamer
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Michael Bickelmeyer
An eccentric fellow who enjoys coming up with some very creative inventions, Bickelmeyer is running for the GOP nomination in 2016. He has a very dim view of terrorists and drug traffickers – in fact, he wants to deploy weapons to fry them from orbit.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Common-Sense Leader
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jefferson Sherman
He'd rather talk about America's problems and their solutions than talk about himself, but he's got a lot to say. Jefferson Sherman has three “core goals” for his administration, should it come to pass, focusing on job creation, honorable foreign policy, and reduced government.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Entrepreneur, innovator, limited government advocate
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Brian Russell
Brian Russell is a successful entrepreneur who believes that implementing sound economic policy should be the government’s top priority. He also supports a strong military and foreign policy that presents the USA as the true leader in the free world.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Army child and business owner
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Skip Andrews
“Skip” Andrews is a diverse candidate who probably has at least one opinion to please anyone. Few politicians are able to satisfy both a pro-legalization marijuana advocate and a staunch pro-lifer. Of course, this also means most would object to a majority of his platform.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Governor of Ohio
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich
The sitting Governor of Ohio has enjoyed stunning political success over his life, and he's hoping to ride it all the way to the White House in 2016. His incomplete rejection of Obamacare has put him on the outs with the Tea Party, but other Republicans are likely to back his strong conservative policies.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Florida
Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio is definitely on the short list of names for Republican frontrunner. Being himself of Cuban heritage, he enjoys strong support among the important Latino demographic, in addition to holding solid conservative principles that make him eminently likeable to the Republican constituency.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Water Treatment Operator (Retired)
Republican Candidate 2016 James C. Mitchell, Jr.
Jim Mitchell, Jr is a pro-life, pro-gun rights conservative from Illinois. He's got a bone to pick with crime, and his methods are as novel as they are aggressive: mandatory military service for young people to starve off gang recruitment, and free government-distributed narcotics to collapse the illegal drug trade.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Constitutional Republican and strong conservative
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 John Dummett, Jr.
Hailing from the state of California, John Dummet, Jr is a Constitutional Republican who has become disenfranchised with both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Businessman, television personality and author
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump
A wealthy business tycoon and well-known American personality, Donald Trump brings a dour attitude that never fails to entertain. He has channeled his notoriety into a number of outlets, now including a 2016 presidential run.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Attorney and Certified Public Accountant
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Brooks Cullison
A man of faith for whom addressing the threat of radical Islam is Job One, but Brooks Cullison also worries about the abused and destitute in the US and the high volume of illegal immigrant traffic crossing the border with Mexico. Support for education is another issue on which he feels strongly.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Governor of New Jersey
2016 Republican Candidate  Chris Christie
Chris Christie tells it like it is and doesn't care whom he offends – even when he gets in trouble for being nice. More than a few people on all sides have surely used his portrait as a dartboard, but he's earned a lot of respect for his fearless tongue, and Republicans appreciate his conservative ideology.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Virginia
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Jim Gilmore
Jim Gilmore has ruffled conservative feathers with his abortion positions, but there is no doubting his right-wing tendencies on a number of other issues. He has also achieved the closest analogue to filling the Oval Office - governing a state – giving him the resume to back up his potential aspirations.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Business-owner and Veterans Advocate
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Jim Hayden
Not content to sit idly by while the nation slips further away from our founding documents, Jim Hayden has announced his candidacy for President. This self-described “constitutional conservative” is making his second run for the presidency following an unsuccessful bid in 2012.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Esteban Oliverez
Esteban Oliverez seeks to emulate what he considers the wiser aspects of both Republican and Democratic doctrine while discarding the nonsense, but he generally comes down on the political left. Nevertheless, many centrists may feel an attraction to his policies, which avoid straying far to either side of the spectrum.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Florida
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Jeb Bush
Florida's only Republican two-term Governor, Jeb Bush is a heavyweight political contender who comes from a family of presidents. His left-leaning ideologies make him too liberal for the taste of some in his party, however, and his lineage could be hindrance rather than help.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
2016 Republican Candidate  Bartholomew James Lower
With a passion for the installation of a widespread solar power infrastructure and hydroponic farming, Bartholomew Lower isn't losing friends on the left. He's a Republican, however, with harsh views on illicit drug use to match, potentially winning him friends among conservatives as well.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from Kentucky
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Rand Paul
Sen. Paul finally emerged from the huge shadow of his larger than life father, maverick Republican Ron Paul, when he was selected to deliver the tea party response to President Obama’s SOTU address in 2013, and in the process, cementing his de facto leadership of the movement.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former combat pilot and current airline captain
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Hill
Chris Hill is a combat veteran who served as a pilot during Desert Storm. Although he is running on the Republican ticket, some of his leanings are at odds with those of the GOP, including his “Living Wage” plan and his support for labor unions and recognition of gay marriages.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator from South Carolina
Republican Presidential Candidate Lindsey Graham
The former Colonel with the USAF JAG unit has been one of the most recognized Republican faces in the post-2012 election era. However, his reputation as a compromise broker in Congress has taken a hit over his recent conversion into a foreign policy hawk.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former US Senator from Pennsylvania
2016 Republican Candidate  Rick Santorum
The former two-term Senator from Pennsylvania announced yet another bid to be the party’s nominee for president in 2016 on May 27, 2015. With a small but loyal base behind him, Senator Santorum will work to expand his demographic appeal over the next months.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin
On the surface, Andy Martin is a pretty straightforward conservative with little standing out about him. He's got a colorful past, though, filled with vexatious litigation and accusations of being an anti-semite. He has sued the State of Hawaii for the release of Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
American Progressive
Republican Candidate 2016 Eric Cavanagh
With a platform that generally aims to the left, Eric Cavanagh nevertheless has a number of right-leaning ideas, including a 100% porn tax. He also favors “mandatory expungement”: Six months after being convicted of a serious crime, your record is wiped clean. Even minor offenses would be forgotten after 3 months.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Arkansas, Man of Faith and TV Personality
Republican Presidential Candidate 2016 Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee is an Evangelical Christian who never shies away from his faith. In January, 2015, he bid farewell as host of his popular talk show on the Fox News Channel to pursue his 2016 presidential bid.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of New York
2016 Republican Candidate  George Pataki
A three-term Governor of New York State with an impressive political career besides, George Pataki is a red Republican who has found success in blue country. His fiscal policies are pleasing enough to the GOP base, but his stance on social issues may leave something to be desired.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Physician, Author and Citizen Politician
2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson
Ben Carson is a highly accomplished physician who is seen as a breath of fresh air in the world of politics. He has left his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and is in pursuit of the U.S. presidency in 2016.

Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Businessman and veteran
Republican Candidate 2016 Michael Petyo
A “business first” fiscal conservative with a very optimistic view of the role played by corporations in generating wealth, Michael Petyo is himself a business owner who feels the United States has lost its way economically and that relaxed regulation on the private sector is the solution.

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 Trump 37% 37% 37% 28% 32% 37% 26% 32.89% 
 Carson 9% 15% 10% 18% 22% 14% 19% 16.22% 
 Rubio 10% 14% 15% 14% 11% 11% 13% 11.89% 
 Cruz 11% 12% 11% 14% 8% 8% 14% 10.44% 
 Bush 6% 8% 7% 5% 6% 6% 5% 6.11% 
 Fiorina 3% 2% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 3.22% 
 Huckabee 3% 2% 3% 3% 3% 3% 4% 3.00% 
 Christie 4% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3% 2.89% 
 Paul 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 5% 2% 2.78% 
 Kasich 3% 4% 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 2.56% 
 Graham 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1.43% 
 Pataki 2% 1% 1.33% 
 Santorum 1% 1% 1% 1.00% 
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2016 Presidential Election
Pawel Kuczynski
To preserve freedom of political expression, the electorate must be both free to choose and adequately informed. There are over 1000 presidential candidates registered with the FEC for the 2016 election. Most of these officially declared candidates are marginalized or completely ignored by mainstream media and lack the benefit of unlimited spending by Super PAC’s.

We profile all official candidates, from all political parties, on a level platform. Some may be nutcases, but most are respectable individuals with legitimate positions on the issues. Any officially registered candidates not included may be fictitious, or have insufficient available information from which to build a profile.

We don’t know if any of these candidates would make a better president than a career politician, just as there's no guarantee that any of the 2016 campaign promises will actually be kept.

Word of mouth and today's web of social networks empower 'We the People' to promote a candidate more effectively than any media conglomerate, and subsequently scrutinize their every detail in thousands of national online platforms.

Take a look at the candidates, visit their websites and if you find them worthy of being given a chance, share their candidacy with friends and family.

May the best person win!

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 •  Skip Andrews  ◄ DECLARED
 •  George Bailey  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Michael Bickelmeyer  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Kerry Bowers  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Jeb Bush  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Ben Carson  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Eric Cavanagh  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Dale Christensen  ◄ DECLARED
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 •  Ted Cruz  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Brooks Cullison  ◄ DECLARED
 •  John Dummett, Jr.  ◄ DECLARED
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 •  Jack Fellure  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Carly Fiorina  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Jim Gilmore  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Lindsey Graham  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Jim Hayden  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Chris Hill  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Mike Huckabee  ◄ DECLARED
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 •  Brian Russell  ◄ DECLARED
 •  Rick Santorum  ◄ DECLARED
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