2016 Campaign


By McKenna Whelan

The next Presidential Election is arriving soon in 2016, giving high school  juniors and seniors a chance to participate and vote. This upcoming campaign definitely has a lot of diverse candidates;therefore, there is a lot to think about before making a decision.

The definite candidates for the election so far include Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco
Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson,and Michael Huckabee. Some who are just exploring the presidential candidacy are Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, and plenty more.

Hillary Clinton is a Democrat, and wife of former President Bill Clinton.  During Bill’s Presidency, she was the first female to be elected to the senate and was the first female to be elected in New York statewide. Clinton has been Secretary of State, and she also served on the boards for Legal Services, Child Defense Funds, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Clinton says “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.”

Another runner is Ted Cruz, a Republican, and Junior United States Senator from Texas. Cruz was previously an associate for Deputy Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice and also served as a director for the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade commission. In 2000, Cruz was a domestic policy advisor for the Bush-Cheney campaign.

Cruz expresses, “Voters are hungry for principled, conservative fighters – because the threat to our liberties from Washington never has been greater.”

Marco Rubio is a Republican and the Junior United States Senator for Florida. Marco has just recently announced his presidency on April 13th of this year. Some of Rubio’s proposals are student investment loans, access to state colleges, to modernize our Nation’s Intelligence Budget and more.

“We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity,” said Rubio.

Rand Paul is a Republican senator of Kentucky, and is a voice for critic of the Federal Reserve System, he is a big supporter for the Tea Party Movement and also supports lower taxation and reduced spending by the government. Paul has co-sponsored legislation for equal protection and he also claims that he’s 100 percent pro-life.

Paul claims, “what gets lost is that the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights and voting rights.”

Overall, these candidates running for office have diverse political beliefs and have a lot of strong views that are important to look into. When voting, it’s important to acknowledge each candidate’s possibilities as President of the United States.

Cited sources

About Senator Cruz. (n.d.). Retrieved April 27, 2015, from http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=about_senator

Ted Cruz’s file. (n.d.). Retrieved April 27, 2015, from http://www.politifact.com/personalities/ted-cruz/

New Adventures.Next Chapters. (n.d.). Retrieved April 27, 2015, from https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

Ted Cruz quote. (n.d.). Retrieved April 27, 2015, from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/tedcruz443577.html


The Election will be here before you know it.
The Election will be here before you know it.

2016 Presidential Candidates – MoneyNewsDaily. (2015, April 20). Retrieved April 27, 2015, from http://www.moneynewsdaily.com/2016-presidential-candidates/