Presidential Candidates 2012 – Updated Candidates List with Bio

Presidential Candidates 2012

With participation of  all the final nominees from Presidential Candidates 2012, the US Presidential Election 2012 will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, which will be the 57th presidential election for USA. The President and the Vice President of the United States will be elected by the Presidential electors on December 17, 2012.

List of  Presidential Candidates 2012 with full bio, photos, video, personal profiles, logo & slogan including election strategy, agenda & campaign.

Republican Presidential Candidates 2012

As of latest update on August 2011, Republican Party has 17 (seventeen) candidates for election 2012 who has formally declared candidacy or have filed as candidates with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The Republican presidential primaries for the Presidential Election 2012 will be held in 2012 to determine the presidential nominee of the GOP.


1. Michele Bachmann

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota’s 6th district
Born:  April 6, 1956 (age 55), Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Marcus Bachmann
Residence:  Stillwater, Minnesota
Education: Winona State Uni (BA), Oral Roberts Uni (JD), College of William & Mary Law School (LLM)
Occupation : Attorney
Religion : Evangelical Christian

2. Herman Cain

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Born:  December 13, 1945 (age 65), Memphis, Tennessee, US
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Gloria Cain
Residence:  Sandy Springs, Georgia, US
Education: Morehouse College (B.A.), Purdue University (M.S.)
Occupation : Businessman, Radio host, Columnist
Religion :  National Baptist

3. Newt Gingrich

58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Born:  June 17, 1943 (age 68), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Callista Gingrich
Residence:  McLean, Virginia
Education: Emory University (B.A.), Tulane University (M.A./PhD)
Occupation : College Professor, Author, Politician
Religion :  Roman Catholic

4. Jon Huntsman, Jr.

  9th United States Ambassador to China & former Governor of Utah
Born: March 26, 1960 (age 51), Palo Alto, California
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Mary Kaye Cooper
Residence: Sandy Springs, Georgia, US
Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Occupation : Ambassador, Governor
Religion : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 5. Gary Johnson

   29th Governor of New Mexico
Born:  January 1, 1953 (age 58), Minot, North Dakota
Political Party:  Republican
Spouse:  Dee Simms
Residence:  Taos, New Mexico
Education:  University of New Mexico
Occupation:  Businessman
Religion:  Luthera

 6. Fred Karger

  Karger has worked on nine presidential campaigns and served as a senior consultant to the campaigns of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford.
Born:  January 31, 1950 (age 61), Glencoe, Illinois, US
Political party:  Republican Party
Spouse:  (Gay)
Education:  University of Denver (BA)
Occupation :  Political consultant, Gay rights activist, Actor
Religion :  Judaism

 7. Andy Martin

  Known for Litigation and allegations involving Barack Obama’s birthplace and father
Born:  1945 (age 66), Middletown, Connecticut
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  (Single)
Residence:  New York, New York
Education:  University of Illinois (BA, JD)
Occupation :  Public Interest Lawyer, Executive Director of CCoA
Religion :  Episcopal

 8. Thaddeus McCotter

   Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan’s 11th district
Born:  August 22, 1965 (age 45), Livonia, Michigan, U.S.
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Rita McCotter
Residence:  Livonia, Michigan
Education:  University of Detroit (BA & JD)
Occupation :  Attorney
Religion :  Roman Catholic

 9. Jimmy McMillan

Born:  December 1, 1946 (age 64)
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  (Single)
Residence:  East Village, Manhattan, New York City, NY
Occupation :  Political Activist, Perennial Candidate
Religion :  Christian

 10. Ron Paul

   Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas’s 14th district
Born:  August 20, 1935 (age 75), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Carolyn “Carol” Paul
Residence:  Lake Jackson, Texas
Education:  Gettysburg College (B.S.), Duke University (M.D.)
Occupation :  Physician, Politician
Religion :   Christian (Baptist)

 11. Rick Perry

   47th Governor of Texas
Born:  March 4, 1950 (age 61), Paint Creek, Texas
Political party:  Republican Party
Spouse:  Anita Thigpen
Residence:  West Austin, Texas
Education:  Texas A&M University (Animal Science)
Occupation :  Military Officer, Farmer, Politician
Religion :  Christian (Methodist)

Presidential Election 2012

 12. Buddy Roemer

   52nd Governor of Louisiana
Born:  October 4, 1943 (age 67), Shreveport, Louisiana
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Frances (Cookie) Demler & Patti Crocker Roemer
Residence:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education:  Harvard University
Occupation :  Businessman
Religion :  Methodist

 13. Mitt Romney

   70th Governor of Massachusetts
Born:  March 12, 1947 (age 64), Detroit, Michigan
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Ann Romney
Residence:  Belmont, Massachusetts / San Diego, California
Education:  Stanford University, Brigham Young University  (BA), Harvard University (MBA, JD)
Occupation :  Businessman, Politician, Author
Religion :  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints    (Mormon)

 14. Rick Santorum

  United States Senator from Pennsylvania
Born:  May 10, 1958 (age 53), Winchester, Virginia
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Karen Garver Santorum
Residence:  Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
Education:  Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh,
Dickinson School of Law
Occupation :  Attorney, Politician
Religion :  Roman Catholic

 15. Jonathon Sharkey

   Known as Jonathon (originally John) Albert “The Impaler” Sharkey
Born:  April 2, 1964 (age 47), Elizabeth, New Jersey
Political party:  Republican Party
Residence:  Florida
Education:  Kansas State University, Hillsborough Community College for BA, Ph.D. in Political Science from SCU, Lake Charles, LA
Occupation :  Actor, Director, Professional Wrestler, US Army Disabled Veteran
Religion : Catholic


Democratic Presidential Candidates 2012

Democratic party candidates list as who have either formally announced that they are running for president in 2012 and/or have filed as a candidate with the FEC.

 1. Barack Obama

   44th President of the United States
Born:  August 4, 1961 (age 50), Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S
Political party:  Democratic Party
Spouse:  Michelle Robinson
Residence:  White House & Chicago, Illinois
Education:  Occidental College, Columbia University (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Occupation :  Community organizer, Lawyer, Constitutional law professor, Author
Religion :  Christianity

 2. Randall Terry

Born:  1959 (age 51–52), New York City, New York, US
Political party:  Democratic party
Spouse:  Andrea Sue Kollmorgen
Residence:  Washington, D.C.
Education:  Elim Bible Institute, Empire State College, SUNY
Occupation :  Pro-Life activist, Author, TV Host, Author, Lecturer
Religion :  Roman Catholic


Independent Presidential Candidates 2012

 1. Kent Mesplay

   California delegate to the Green National Committee
Born:   July 19, 1962 (age 49), Madang, Papua New Guinea
Political party:  Green Party
Residence:  Pueblo, CO
Education:  Harvey Mudd College, Northwestern University
Occupation :  Air Quality Inspector II, Teacher
Religion :  Unknown

 2. R. Lee Wrights

   Vice Chair Libertarian National Committee
Born:  June 8, 1958 (age 53), Winston-Salem, N.C
Political party:  Libertarian Party
Residence:  Burnet, Texas
Education:  Willmar College
Occupation :  Writer, Editor, Communications director
Religion :

 3. Jack Fellure

Born:  October 3, 1931 (age 79), Midkiff, West Virginia
Political party:  Prohibition Party
Spouse:  Jean
Residence:  Hurricane, West Virginia
Occupation :  Perennial candidate, Retired engineer
Religion :

 4. James Hedges

   Tax Assessor for Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Born:  1939
Political party:  Prohibition Party
Education:  University of Iowa (BA),University of Maryland (MS)
Occupation :  Prohibition activist, Editor, Tuba Performer,
Religion :

 5. Stewart Alexander

   Socialist Party USA nominee for President of the United States
Born:  October 1, 1951 (age 59),  October 1, 1951 (age 59)
Newport News, Virginia, United States
Political party:  Socialist Party USA
Occupation :  Political writer, activist
Religion :  None (Atheist)

 6. Roseanne Barr

Born:  November 3, 1952 (age 58), Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Political party:  Independent Candidate
Spouse:  Ben Thomas
Residence:  Big Island, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation :  Actress, comedian, writer, producer, director
Religion :

 7. Robert John Burck

Born:  December 23, 1970 (age 40), Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Political party:  Independent Candidate
Education:  University of Cincinnati
Occupation :  Actor, singer, songwriter, writer
Religion :

 8. Joe Schriner

  An American politician and journalist. He has run as an independent candidate for President of the United States in four consecutive election cycles.
Born:  1955 (age 56)
Political party:  Independent Candidate
Residence:  Ohio
Education:  Bowling Green State University
Occupation :  Journalist and author
Religion :  Catholic


Prospective Candidates 2012

The following are individuals who have been the subject of speculation in prominent media sources as being possible presidential contenders in the 2012 election. The speculation may stem from noted media analysts and commentators, or from actions or comments made by the individuals themselves — which suggest the possibility of a presidential run — as reported in reliable media sources.

 1. Alvin Greene

   Democratic nominee for United States Senator
Born:  August 30, 1977 (age 33), Florence, South Carolina
Political party:  Democratic party
Residence:  Manning, South Carolina
Education:  University of South Carolina
Occupation :  Soldier, Politician
Religion :  Baptist

 2. John R. Bolton

   25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Born:  November 20, 1948 (age 62), Baltimore, Maryland
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Gretchen Bolton
Residence:  Bethesda, Maryland
Education:  Yale University, Yale Law School
Occupation :  Lawyer, diplomat
Religion :  Lutheran

 3. David Duke

   Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 81st district
Born:  1 July 1950 (age 61), Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Chloê Eleanor Hardin (div)
Residence:  Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S.
Education:  Louisiana State University
Occupation :  Author, political activist
Religion :  Christianity

 4. Rudy Giuliani

Born:  May 28, 1944 (age 67), Brooklyn, New York
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Judith Giuliani
Education:  Manhattan College (B.A.), New York University School of Law (J.D.)
Occupation :  Attorney
Religion :  Roman Catholic

 5. Sarah Palin

   9th Governor of Alaska
Born:  February 11, 1964 (age 47), Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Todd Palin
Residence:  Wasilla, Alaska
Education:  University of Idaho
Occupation :  Local news sportscaster, Commercial fisherman, Politician, Author, Political commentator
Religion :  Non-denominational Christian

 6. Virgil Goode

   Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia’s 5th district
Born:  October 17, 1946 (age 64), Richmond, Virginia
Political party:  Constitution (2010–present)
Spouse:  Lucy Dodson
Residence:  Rocky Mount, Virginia
Education:  University of Richmond, University of Virginia
Occupation :  Attorney
Religion :  Baptist (convert from Presbyterian)

 7. Donald Trump

  An American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization.
Born:  June 14, 1946 (age 65), Queens, New York City
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Melania Trump
Residence:  Trump Tower, Manhattan
Education:  Fordham University, University of Pennsylvania
Occupation :  Chairman & president of The Trump Organization
Religion :  Presbyterian

 8. George Pataki

   53rd Governor of New York
Born:  June 24, 1945 (age 66), Peekskill, New York
Political party:  Republican
Spouse:  Libby Pataki
Education:  Yale University, Columbia Law School
Occupation :  Attorney, Politician
Religion :  Roman Catholic

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