As of today, July 6, 2015, there are 17 officially declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates per, 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:

  • Jeb Bush

    Known for: Speaker, political and business advisor. Former Governor of Florida.

    "It's time to start working for American people again." -
  • Ben Carson

    Known for: Speaker, author, political commentary. Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon.

    "Together we can make America great again." -

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  • Chris Christie

    Known for: Governor of New Jersey.

    "I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America." -

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  • Ted Cruz

    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

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  • Bob Ehrlich

    Known for: Former Governor of Maryland.

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  • Mark Everson

    Known for: Former IRS Commissioner

    "Americans deserve constructive solutions to the challenges facing our country." -

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  • Carly Fiorina

    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

  • Jim Gilmore

    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

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  • Lindsey Graham

    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." -
  • Mike Huckabee

    Known for: Former Governor of Arkansas, Fox News commentator.

    "Take America from hope to higher ground." -
  • Bobby Jindal

    Known for: Governor of Louisiana.

    "We have had enough talkers. It's time for a doer." - Announcement Speech

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  • John Kasich

    Known for: Governor of Ohio.


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  • George Pataki

    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." -
  • Rand Paul

    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
  • Rick Perry

    Known for: Former Governor of Texas.

    "Our rights come from God, not from government." -
  • Marco Rubio

    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
  • Rick Santorum

    Known for: Former Senator from Pennsylvania.

    "“Every life has dignity. Every life is worth fighting to protect.” -
  • Donald Trump

    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

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  • Scott Walker

    Known for: Governor of Wisconsin.

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