U.S. presidential election (1): the first candidate declares

Former Florida governor Republican Jeb Bush has become the first person to declare that he will seek his party’s candidature in the US Presidential election in November 2016.

His rivals for the nomination will include:

  • Chris Christie – current governor of New Jersey
  • Rand Paul – a senator from Kentucky
  • Ted Cruz – a senator from Texas
  • Mitt Romney – former presidential candidate

Over in the Democratic Party, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is widely expected to seek and obtain her party’s nomination. However, other possible runners include:

  • Elizabeth Warren – a senator from Massachusetts
  • Bernie Sanders – a senator from Vermont

If the presidential contest came down to a Bush versus a Clinton, this would represent a long-term occupancy of the White House by just two families as I discussed here.



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