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Presidency 2012

President Obama is seeking re-election to a second term in 2012. A large crowd of Republican candidates are competing for the GOP nomination. Plus there are LOTS of third party and independent P2012 hopefuls. So, if a person is running --regardless of party, ballot status, or chances of winning -- we have him or her listed below. Incumbent party first, following by the main opposition party, then the third party candidates, and finally the independent and write-in hopefuls.

LEGEND:
BOLD = Announced Candidate (or Filed an Exploratory Committee)
Italics = Possible Candidate


DEMOCRATIC PARTY:

Barack Obama Joe Biden

President Barack Obama (Illinois)
Presidential Nominee

Vice President Joe Biden (Delaware)
Vice Presidential Nominee


REPUBLICAN PARTY:

Mitt Romney Paul Ryan

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (California)
Presidential Nominee

Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin)
Vice Presidential Nominee


THIRD PARTY and
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES:

(Note: Parties with ballot status in at least one state -- based on either 2008 status or preliminary 2012 status -- listed first, then all others under the INDEPENDENT & WRITE-IN CANDIDATES header).

**CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BALLOT ACCESS CHART FOR THIRD PARTY & INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES**


AMERICA'S PARTY / AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY:

Tom Hoefling J.D. Ellis

Tom Hoefling (Iowa)
Presidential Nominee

J.D. Ellis (Tennessee)
Vice Presidential Nominee


AMERICAN THIRD POSITION PARTY:

Merlin Miller Harry Bertram

Merlin Miller (California)
Presidential Nominee

Harry Bertram (West Virginia)
Vice Presidential Nominee


CONSTITUTION PARTY:

Virgil Goode Jim Clymer

Former Congressman Virgil Goode (Virginia)
Presidential Nominee

Jim Clymer (Pennsylvania)
Vice Presidential Nominee


GREEN PARTY:

Dr Jill Stein Cheri Honkala

Dr. Jill Stein (Massachusetts)
Presidential Nominee

Cheri Honkala (Pennsylvania)
Vice Presidential Nominee


JUSTICE PARTY:

Rocky Anderson Luis Rodriguez

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson (Utah)
Presidential Nominee

Luiz Rodriguez (Illinois)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: ALSO NOMINEE OF THE INDEPENDENCE PARTY OF CONNECTICUT and NATURAL LAW PARTY OF MICHIGAN.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY:

Gov Gary Johnson Judge Jim Gray

Former Governor Gary Johnson (New Mexico)
Presidential Nominee

Former Superior Court Judge Jim Gray (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee


OBJECTIVIST PARTY:

Tom Stevens Alden Link

Tom Stevens (New York)
Presidential Nominee

Alden Link (Florida)
Vice Presidential Nominee


PARTY OF SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION (PSL):

Peta Lindsay Yari Osorio

Peta Lindsay (California)
Presidential Nominee

Yari Osorio (New York)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: THE PSL MAY ALSO USE SURROGATE PSL NOMINEES IN SOME STATES, WHERE NEEDED FOR BALLOT ACCESS PURPOSES, AS LINDSAY (AGE 27) AND OSORIO (AGE 26 & FOREIGN BORN) ARE NOT CONSTITUTIONALLY QUALIFIED TO SERVE IF ELECTED.


PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY:

Rosanne Barr Cindy Sheehan

Rosanne Barr (Hawaii)
Presidential Nominee

Cindy Sheehan (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee


PROHIBITION PARTY:

Jack Fellure Rev. Toby Davis

Lowell "Jack" Fellure (West Virginia)
Presidential Nominee

Toby Davis (Mississippi)
Vice Presidential Nominee


REFORM PARTY USA:

Andre Barnett Ken Cross

Andre Barnett (New York)
Presidential Nominee

Ken Cross (Arkansas)
Vice Presidential Nominee


SOCIALIST PARTY USA (SP-USA) / LIBERTY UNION PARTY:

Stewart Alexander Alex Mendoza

Stewart Alexander (California)
Presidential Nominee

Alejandro "Alex" Mendoza (Texas)
Vice Presidential Nominee


SOCIALIST EQUALITY PARTY:

Jerry White Phyllis Scherrer

Jerome "Jerry" White (Michigan)
Presidential Nominee

Phyllis Scherrer (Pennsylvania)
Vice Presidential Nominee


SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY (SWP):

James Harris Maura DeLuca

James Harris (New York)
Presidential Nominee

Maura DeLuca (Nebraska)
Vice Presidential Nominee

NOTE: THE SWP MAY ALSO USE A SURROGATE VP NOMINEE IN SOME STATES, WHERE NEEDED FOR BALLOT ACCESS PURPOSES, AS MAURA DeLUCA (AGE 33) IS NOT CONSTITUTIONALLY QUALIFIED TO SERVE IF ELECTED.


INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES WITH BALLOT STATUS IN AT LEAST ONE STATE:

Jeff Boss Jeff Boss (Independent-New Jersey)

Jim Carlson Jim Carlson (Grassroots-Minnesota) - No Campaign Website

Will Christensen Will Christensen (Independent American / Oregon Constitution-Utah)

Richard Duncan Richard Duncan (Independent-Ohio) - No Campaign Website

Jerry Litzel Jerry Litzel (Independent-Iowa) - No Campaign Website

Dean Morstad Dean Morstad (Independent-Minnesota)

Jill Reed Jill Reed (Twelve Visions-Wyoming)

Randall Terry Randall Terry (Independent-West Virginia)

Sheila "Samm" 
                  Tittle Sheila "Samm" Tittle (We The People-Virginia)

Barbara Dale Washer Barbara Dale Washer (Mississippi Reform-Mississippi) - No Campaign Website


INDEPENDENT, OTHER & WRITE-IN CANDIDATES WITHOUT BALLOT STATUS IN ANY STATES:

Dorothy "Doc" Adams (Independent-Texas)
Avery Ayers (Independent-Texas)
Jeff Block (Independent-Georgia)
Tiffany Briscoe (Independent-Maryland) Whence Brown (Independent-Washington)
Darryl Bryant (Write In-Georgia)
Robert "Naked Cowboy" Burck (Independent-New York)
Lester Byerley Jr. (Tea-New Jersey)
President Emperor Caesar (Independent-Florida)
Hal Chad Carrington-Hayes (Independent-Arizona)
Jerry Carroll (Independent-California)
Joseph Charles (Independent-Texas)
Paul Chehade (Independent-Florida)
Liza Dawn Cherricks (Independent-Delaware)
Santa Claus (Write In-Nevada)
Todd Clayton Jr. (Constitutionalist-Washington)

Douglas Clement (Independent-Missouri)
Floyd Conover (Independent-Tennessee)
James Cooper (Michigan)
Don Cordell (Write In-California)
Sanford Cramer III (Independent-California)
Christopher Dardzinski (Write In-Michigan)
Fred Donald Dickson Jr. (Write In-Maryland)
Michael Doname (Independent-New York)
Jim Duensing (Boston Tea Party-Nevada)
Stephen Durham (Freedom Socialist Party-New York)
Michael David Elder (Independent-Texas)
John "Green" Ferguson (Eco Green Party-Texas)
Ronald Gascon (Write In-Pennsylvania)
Jackie Gouge (Independent-Texas)
Mark B. Graham (Citizens-West Virginia)
Ken Grammer (Independent-Virginia)
J. Paul Hadd (Write In-Pennsylvania)
Bob Hall (Independent-Illinois)
William Harney (Independent-Florida)
Rutherford Bert Hayes (Independent-Arkansas)
Craig Hermann (Independent-Florida)
RaeDeen Heupel (Independent-Montana)
Thaddaus Hill (Madisonian Federalist-Texas)
Darrell Hillis (Independent-Tennessee)
John Hoelzel Jr. (Independent-Texas)
Samuel Hoff (Independent-Delaware)
Brian Holland (National Socialist Movement-Virginia)
"Mad Mike" Hughes (Independent-California)
Darrell Hykes (Independent-Georgia)
Michael Jenkins (Write In-Texas)
Ronald D. Jones (Independent-Florida)
Terry Jones (Independent-Florida)
Scott Keller (Independent-Florida)

Nelson Keyton (Independent-Virginia)
Dennis Knill (Independent-Arizona)
Tollefsen Kristen (Independent-Virginia)
Gott Johan Josephe Lally (Independent-Vermont)
Temperance Alesha Lance-Council (Anti-Hypocrisy-California)
Jerry Lanser (Independent-Colorado)
David Larson (American Independent-California)
Robert Lee (Independent-Virginia)
Brad Lefler (Independent-Ohio)
Michael "Lev" Levinson (Independent-Florida)
Sophia the Logos (Independent-Virginia)
Love-22 (Write In-California)
Ed Maddox (Independent-South Dakota)
James McCall (Independent-Ohio)
Richard McCormick (Kis-Washington)
Ron McCune (Independent-Florida)
David McFadden (Independent-Ohio)
J.L. Mealer (Independent-Arizona)
Albert Morzuch (Independent-Florida)
Bill Nees (Write In-Georgia)
John Parmele Jr. (Independent-Virginia)
Mark Pimentel (Independent-Florida)
Matthew David Pinnavaia (Independent-California)
Samuel "Uncle Sam" Powell (Independent-District of Columbia)
Rajesh Raghavan (Independent-Maryland)
Arthur Rakowitz (Independent Party-Texas)
Luis Ramos Jr. (Write In-New York)
Rich Reed (Independent-Kansas)
John Karl Reiman (Independent-California)
"Mad Max" Riekse (Citizens-Michigan)
Platt Robertson (Write In-Nevada)
Rick Rogers (Independent-Washington)
Billy Roper (Nationalist-Arkansas)
Paul Rosenberger (Independent-California)
Laurie Roth (Independent-Washington)
Dan Rozelle (Independent-Indiana)
Donald Sauter (Independent-Delaware)
Francis Savarirayan (Independent-Illinois)
"Average Joe" Schriner (Independent-Ohio)
Larry Schuetter (United Third Party-California)
Stephen Shadden (Independent-Oklahoma)
William Shaw (Independent-Illinois)
James Dee Shinn (Independent-West Virginia)
Montgomery Blair Sibley (Write In-District of Columbia)
Jeff Siggins (Write In-Delaware)
Charles Smith (Write In-Pennsylvania)
David Jon Sponheim (America's Third Party-Washington)
Gary Stark (Independent-California)
Scott Allen Meek Stephens (Independent-New York)
Vincent Stieber Jr. (Independent-Ohio)
Vermin Supreme (Independent-Massachusetts)
Charles Tolbert (Independent-Florida)
Anthony Tubbs (Independent-Louisiana)
Douglas "Dutch" Van Raam (Independent-Arizona)
Da Vid (Light Party-California)
George Washington Williams (Independent-Ohio)
Andrew Wildman (Independent-Louisiana)
Jerry Wilson (Write In-Tennessee)
Michael "Doc" Witort (Independent-Illinois)
Danny Woodring (Write In-Florida)


OTHER P2012 RESOURCES:

New Hampshire Political Library - This site contains just about anything you could ever want to know about the influential New Hampshire Presidential primary -- including a directory of every candidate who ever ran in the NH primary. Maintained by the New Hampshire State Library, Franklin Pierce College, University of New Hampshire, St. Anselm College, the New Hampshire State Archives and the New Hampshire Historical Society.

C-SPAN: Road to the White House - Information, links and some streaming video events from one of the nation's leading sources of raw political television coverage. Covers the various likely Presidential candidates. Constantly updated.

Ballot Access News - This respected publication -- founded in 1985 by Libertarian activist Richard Winger -- tracks the attempts of third party and independent candidates for various offices to secure ballot access in the 50 states. The site also tracks changes in the law, court challenges and other interesting tidbits of third party news you usually won't find elsewhere. Use this page to stay current on which third party and independent candidates will and won't appear on your state's general election ballot in November 2008

Democracy in Action: P2012 - A great site has lots of detailed information on the 2012 Presidential contest. Published by Eric Appleman of GWU. Eric has been covering the White House races starting with the 2000 elections. Very useful, well balanced. A great resource.

Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Dave Leip prepared this very informative site, which provides historic voting results from the Presidential general elections of 1860-2008. Covers the vote totals for the major party nominees and the top 2-3 third party nominees in each race. Colorful maps and graphs, too.

PollingReport.com - Why bother reinventing the wheel and writing our own poll tracking page when this excellent page already exists. To follow the trends in all of the latest polls in the White House race, simply visit this site.

Commission on Presidential Debates - Established by leaders of the two major parties to ensure that debates remain a permanent part of every general election, this nonprofit and bipartisan organization sponsored all the general election Presidential debates since 1988. Their controversial and restrictive participation rules largely exclude third party candidates (even the major ones) from participating in these nationally televised debates.

VicePresidents.com - No one pays much attention to Vice Presidents -- or, at least, they didn't used to -- except for these guys. History, trivia, quotes, bios, and more.

4President.org - An online museum of Presidential campaign brochures, bumper stickers and key speches from 1960 through the 2008 campaign. A great site for political junkies.

The Living Room Candidate - The American Museum of the Moving Image presents this great online museum of Presidential campaign TV commercials. The ads, which cover every election since 1952 (Ike vs. Stevenson), are an amazing resource.


 

 

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