Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Republican Presidential Field

The Republican presidential field is growing on almost a daily basis. As of the first week of June, there are nine announced candidates, with at least seven more prospective candidates claiming pending announcements or directing exploratory committees.

Other candidates likely are: Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich and Scott Walker. A total of 16 serious, if not electable, candidates (8 governors or former governors and 5 current or former senators).

The winnowing process will begin in earnest in August as the debates use polling to select their participants and the debate platforms offer an opportunity for frontrunners to confirm their positions or underdogs to gain an audience.

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