Sunday, May 22, 2011

2012 Presidential Election: What Does The Republican Field Look Like Right Now?

The 2012 field has been narrowing down pretty quickly. It used to be that the 2012 field was overflowing with so many potential 2012 candidates. With so many candidates announcing that they are formally in for 2012 and so many people bowing out of the race, its hard to keep track of everyone. 
Here is what the 2012 field looks like right now: 
Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico
Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor 
Herman Cain, businessman 
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
Buddy Roemer, former Governor of Louisiana

Mitt Romney, former Mass. governor

Exploratory Committee formed
Ron Paul, Texas representative
Rick Santorum, former Pa. U.S. Senator
Fred Karger, Gay Rights activist
Roy Moore, former Supreme Court Judge of Alabama

Tentative candidacies
Michele Bachmamn, U.S. Rep, Minnesota
Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
John Huntsman, former governor of Utah
Rudy Guiliani, former mayor of New York City

Has decided not to run
Donald Trump, real estate magnate
Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor
Haley Barbour, current Governor of Mississippi.
Mitch Daniels, Indiana governor
Chris Christie, New Jersey governor
Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
Mike Pence, U.S. Representative for Indiana's 6th district
John Thune,  U.S. Senator, South Dakota

Jim DeMint,  U.S. Senator, South Carolina

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