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The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other is the Democratic Party. The Republican Party is traditionally associated with a conservative philosophy on issues. Common Republican causes include the right to life (and opposition to the 1973 Roe v Wade decision), the war in Iraq, lower taxes, small government, and states' rights. Currently, the Republican Party controls the Executive branch of the federal government, and half of the Legislative branch, having lost control of the Senate after the 2006 elections, but gaining the House after the 2010 elections. The Republicans also control more than half of the governorships around the country.

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logo of the republican party

2016 Presidential ElectionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Publicly expressed interest:

Other potential candidates:

  • Herman Cain, President of the National Restaurant Association 1996-1999; chairman CEO of Godfather's Pizza 1986-1996; presidential candidate in 2012
  • Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia 2010–2014; nominee for Governor of Virginia in 2013
  • Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University since 2013; Governor of Indiana 2005–2013; Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2001–2003
  • Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina since 2011
  • John Kasich, Governor of Ohio since 2011; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1983–2001; presidential candidate in 2000
  • Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska 2006–2009; 2008 vice-presidential nominee
  • Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana since 2013; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2001–2013
  • Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2011; Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2006–2007; US Trade Representative 2005–2006
  • Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State 2005–2009; National Security Advisor 2001–2005
  • Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011
  • Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada since 2011; District Judge for the District of Nevada 2005–2009
  • Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan since 2011; executive chairman of Gateway 2005–2007; co-founder of investment firm Ardesta
  • John Thune, U.S. Senator from South Dakota since 2005; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1997–2003
  • Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin since 2011
  • Allen West, U.S. Representative from Florida 2011–2013

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