Who Are the Republican Candidates for President of the United States?


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As of November 2015, Republican party candidates for President of the United States include Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. Some others are Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki.

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Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida and the brother of former president George W. Bush. He is the son of another former president, George H.W. Bush. Donald Trump is a real estate mogul who is also known for hosting the TV series "The Apprentice." Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon from Detroit, Michigan. Chris Christie is the governor of New Jersey, and Ted Cruz is a United States senator. Carly Fiorina is a former business executive; she was once the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

Marco Rubio is a senator from Florida. Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas, and he was once a Southern Baptist pastor. Rand Paul is a senator from Kentucky, and he is the son of former Texas representative Ron Paul. Lindsey Graham is a senator representing South Carolina. George Pataki was the governor of New York from 1995 through 2006. Other candidates running for the Republican nomination include Jim Gilmore, Rick Santorum and John Kasich.

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