United States third party and independent presidential candidates, 2016

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This article contains lists of official and potential third party and independent candidates associated with the 2016 United States presidential election.

"Third party" is a term commonly used in the United States to refer to political parties other than the two major parties, the Democratic Party and Republican Party. An independent candidate is one who runs for office with no formal party affiliation.


The following individual has formally announced that they are running for the President of the United States in 2016 and/or have filed as a candidate for such with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).


Terry Jones
pastor for Dove World Outreach Center, from Florida
(FEC Filing)
Pastor Terry Jones before the March.jpgJones filed as a 2016 candidate in July 2013.[1][2]

Potential candidates[edit]

The individuals listed below have been identified by reliable sources as potential 2016 presidential candidates. As of December 2014 they have done one or more of the following: expressed an intention to run, expressed an interest in running, and/or been the focus of media speculation in at least two reliable sources within the past six months. They are listed alphabetically by surname.

Green Party[edit]

Publicly expressed interest[edit]


Formed an exploratory committee[edit]

Publicly expressed interest[edit]


Individuals listed in this section have been the focus of media speculation as being possible 2016 presidential candidates and have unequivocally ruled out a presidential bid in 2016.

Libertarian Party[edit]

Publicly expressed an intention to run[edit]

Potential candidate[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Further information: Peace and Freedom Party


See also[edit]


  1. ^ COMMITTEE DETAILS >> DR TERRY JONES 2016, http://www.fec.gov
  2. ^ Gavin, Patrick (November 29, 2013) "2016 already here for fringe hopefuls", Politico. Retrieved May 29, 2013
  3. ^ Petrishen, Brad (November 15, 2014) "Green-Rainbow Party optimistic about future", Telegram & Gazette. Retreieved November 17, 2014.
  4. ^ (October 24, 2014) "Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch Running for President in 2016", Fox News. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "DML Exploratory Committee"
  6. ^ http://www.veteranspartyofamerica.org/#!poll/c1cid
  7. ^ http://tcta.squarespace.com/voices/post/2421703
  8. ^ Gautney, Heather (June 24, 2014) "Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution", The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  9. ^ McDuffee, Allen (September 14, 2014). "Bernie Sanders May Challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016". The Wire. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ Nelson, Rebecca (September 16, 2014) "Bernie Sanders Is Cautiously Making His Case for a 2016 Presidential Run", National Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Shevardnadze, Sophie (November 25, 2013) "Jesse Ventura: Every baby born in US already $50,000 in debt", RT. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  12. ^ Topaz, Jonathan (May 18, 2014) "Bloomberg: Hillary 'spectacular candidate'", Politico. Retrieved June , 2014.
  13. ^ Palmer, Anna (October 8, 2014). "Jon Huntsman says no thanks to 2016 run". Politico. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ Gillespie, Nick (November 4, 2014). "Gary Johnson: "I'll Run in 2016 to Provide Libertarian Option" That Rand Paul Doesn't Offer". Reason.com. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Nelson, Steven (October 27, 2014) "Libertarians May Co-Nominate Rand Paul in 2016", U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  16. ^ Killough, Ashley (October 28, 2014) "Ralph Nader: Rand Paul needs to 'become more like Ron Paul' ", CNN. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  17. ^ Herbert, Geoff (June 9, 2014) "Roseanne Barr mulls running for president again in 2016: 'I definitely can win' ", The Post-Standard. Retrieved June 9, 2014.

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