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 individuals have 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 July 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]


The following people have been the focus of presidential speculation in multiple media reports during the 2016 election cycle, but such speculation has ostensibly ceased for a period of six months or longer.


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 interest[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Further information: Peace and Freedom Party

Publicly expressed interest[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ COMMITTEE DETAILS >> DR TERRY JONES 2016, www.fec.gov
  2. ^ Gavin, Patrick (November 29, 2013) "2016 already here for fringe hopefuls", Politico. Retrieved May 29, 2013
  3. ^ Crozier, Robert (July 29, 2013). "Jill Stein mulls future White House run". The Daily Iowan. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kaplan, Rebecca (April 14, 2014) "Sen. Bernie Sanders: 2016 decision a long way off", CBS News. Retrieved May 2, 2014
  5. ^ Klein, Philip (May 8, 2014). "Bernie Sanders could be the Ron Paul of 2016". The Washington Examiner. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Gautney, Heather (June 24, 2014) "Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution", The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Davis, Richard (January 8, 2014). "Richard Davis: Are the two major parties in trouble?". Deseret News. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Weinstein, Jamie (January 3, 2013) "Do Jon Huntsman and Joe Manchin Have Independent Presidential Aspirations?", National Journal. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  9. ^ Shevardnadze, Sophie (November 25, 2013) "Jesse Ventura: Every baby born in US already $50,000 in debt", RT. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  10. ^ "Bayh denies 2016 presidential run". wthr. April 14, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ Topaz, Jonathan (May 18, 2014) "Bloomberg: Hillary 'spectacular candidate'", Politico. Retrieved June , 2014.
  12. ^ Kirby, Brendan (April 7, 2014) "Libertarian Gary Johnson once climbed Everest, but that might be only second-highest hurdle", AL.com. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  13. ^ Roller, Emma (April 23, 2014) "Remember Gary Johnson? He Wants to Run for President Again.", National Journal. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  14. ^ Campbell, Colin (July 3, 2014) "Former Presidential Candidate Is Hyped About His New Weed Business", Business Insider. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  15. ^ 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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