The List of Republican Candidates Currently Running for President in 2016
As of today, July 6, 2015, there are 17 officially declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates per politics1.com, and two who haven't officially announced but have websites saying that they will soon be making a Presidential announcement (John Kasich and Scott Walker).
Here is the current list of 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls in alphabetical order by last name:
Known for: Speaker, political and business advisor. Former Governor of Florida.
"It's time to start working for American people again." - Jeb2016.com
Known for: Speaker, author, political commentary. Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon.
"Together we can make America great again." - BenCarson.com
Known for: Governor of New Jersey.
"I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America." - HuffingtonPost.com
Known for: Junior United States Senator from Texas.
"I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America." - Announcement Speech
Known for: Former Governor of Maryland.
Known for: Former IRS Commissioner
"Americans deserve constructive solutions to the challenges facing our country." - MarkforAmerica.com
Known for: Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
"We know the only way to reimagine our government is to reimagine who is leading it." Announcement Speech
Known for: Former Governor of Virginia
"Maybe this slow-growth economy is good enough for other people, but it’s not good enough for me.” - Announcement Speech
Known for: Senator from South Carolina.
"You want to know how this war with Radical Islamic Extremists ends? We win, and they lose. I lay down every night and wake up every morning determined to protect this country. We must fight them over there to keep them from coming here." - LindseyGraham.com
Known for: Former Governor of Arkansas, Fox News commentator.
"Take America from hope to higher ground." - MikeHuckabee.com
Known for: Governor of Louisiana.
"We have had enough talkers. It's time for a doer." - Announcement Speech
Known for: Governor of Ohio.
Known for: Former Governor of New York.
“We the People are equipped to lead this nation. We the People are what make this country great." - GeorgePataki.com
Known for: Senator from Kentucky.
"The Washington machine that gobbles up our freedoms and invades every nook and cranny of our lives must be stopped." - Announcement Speech
Known for: Former Governor of Texas.
"Our rights come from God, not from government." - RickPerry.org
Known for: Junior Senator From Florida.
"Now the time has come for our generation to lead the way towards a new American century." - Announcement Speech
Known for: Former Senator from Pennsylvania.
"“Every life has dignity. Every life is worth fighting to protect.” - RickSantorum.com
Known for: Business tycoon, TV personality, The Trump Organization.
"When somebody challenges you unfairly, fight back - be brutal, be tough - don't take it. It is always important to WIN!" - Facebook
Known for: Governor of Wisconsin.