United States Presidential Election, 2016
The United States Presidential Election of 2016 is scheduled to be held on November 8, 2016, the first Tuesday of the month. It is the 58th quadrennial U.S. Presidential Election in its history.
The Election will be held to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. Current US President, Barack Obama, will be ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Should Obama and Vice President Joe Biden serve out their current terms, this election will choose the 45th President and the 48th Vice President of the United States.
Current President Barack Obama is ineligible for re-election. The following candidates are referred to as probable candidates who might seek Democratic party nomination for the 2016 Presidential Election.
- Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, former Senator and former First Lady, Wife of President Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic party nomination in the 2008 Presidential Primaries and later endorsed Barack Obama. Early polls at Florida, Iowa and New Hampshire show Clinton as clear favorite for the Democratic Party nomination.
- Joe Biden, Vice-President, Running mate of Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections. He sought presidency in 1998 and 2008. Joe Biden is a former longtime Delaware senator. A significant roadblock for Biden from running for the office would be his age as he would be the oldest candidate to run for office in its history.
- Martin O'Malley, Maryland governor. Though unknown to many in national circles, he has created buzz in his role as chair of the Democratic Governors Association. Martin O'Malley is a former Baltimore mayor. He already formed a political action committee in July 2012 leading speculation that he might seek nomination to run for office in 2016.
- Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor and Son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo. He aggressively pushed for same-sex marriage and has a lot of favoring from the gay community.
- Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Senator
- Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senator
- Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Senator
- Mark Warner, Virginia Senator
- Brian Schweitzer, Montana Governor
- John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor
- Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Mayor