Despite polling under 1%, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will become the 13th Republican to officially launch a 2016 campaign for the party's presidential nomination. The announcement will take place late this afternoon at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Chris Christie may announce his candidacy as early as next week. The New Jersey governor has been polling about 5%, currently good enough to include him in the top 10 for the first debate in August, but well off the mid-teens support seen by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.
2016 Republican Field: Running or Actively Considering
Dates displayed are those when campaign launched or when an announcement is scheduled. The MAP link, where available, goes to an electoral map of that candidate vs. Hillary Clinton based on state-level polling conducted so far.
Names in bold are in the top 10 of the 270toWin polling average.
|Jeb Bush||June 15||Former Governor, Florida||MAP|
|Ben Carson||May 4||Former neurosurgeon|
|Ted Cruz||March 23||U.S. Senator, Texas||MAP|
|Carly Fiorina||May 4||Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard|
|Lindsey Graham||June 1||U.S. Senator, South Carolina|
|Mike Huckabee||May 5||Former Governor, Arkansas||MAP|
|Bobby Jindal||June 24||Governor, Louisiana|
|George Pataki||May 28||Former Governor, New York|
|Rand Paul||April 7||U.S. Senator, Kentucky||MAP|
|Rick Perry||June 4||Former Governor, Texas|
|Marco Rubio||April 13||U.S. Senator, Florida||MAP|
|Rick Santorum||May 27||Former U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania|
|Donald Trump||June 16||Businessman|
Pending Decision (All likely to run)
|Chris Christie||Early July||Governor, New Jersey||MAP|
|John Kasich||Early July||Governor, Ohio|
|Scott Walker||July 13 (tentative)||Governor, Wisconsin||MAP|
No Announcement Date Set
Other possible (although unlikely) entrants include former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, and Rep. Peter King of New York.
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