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The Atlantic: “Cheat Sheet” profiles presidential candidates vying for third spot in 2016 race

The Atlantic has included potential and declared third-party and independent candidates in its “cheat sheet” of 2016 presidential candidates. As they explain, “this cheat sheet on the state of the presidential field will be periodically updated throughout the campaign season. Here’s how things look right now.” Excerpt below.

Third Party and Independent


MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Who is he?

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Washington Post: Jim Webb takes step toward independent presidential campaign

Washington Post:

Former senator Jim Webb of Virginia, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary in October, has hired a fundraiser to help him launch a possible independent bid for the presidency.

Sam Jones, who led fundraising efforts for a super PAC encouraging Vice President Biden to run for president, will help Webb decide whether he can afford a campaign.

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Christina Tobin to lead 2016 ballot access for Independent presidential candidate, rumored to be Jim Webb

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On Christina Tobin’s Facebook page:

Did you know it takes almost one million signatures from registered voters to get on the ballot as Independent for POTUS in the United States? I worked as the 2008 National Ballot Access Coordinator for Indendent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader successfully getting him on the ballot in 45 states plus D.C.

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Jim Webb Opinion Piece: America Needs an Independent Presidential Candidate

Jim Webb

Posted to the Washington Post


America needs an independent presidential candidate

By Jim Webb October 30

Jim Webb, a U.S. senator from Virginia from 2007 to 2013, ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president on Oct. 20.

The greatest trend in American politics does not involve the demographic differences that separate voters by ethnicity and age, although these are considerable, but that an increasing plurality of our citizens strongly dislikes both political parties as well as their entrenched leaders.… Read more ...

Jim Webb publicly considers ditching Dems for independent presidential campaign

via The Hill:

Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb will consider an independent bid for president amid protests by the candidate that the Democratic Party rigged last week’s debate for Hillary Clinton.

Webb’s campaign emailed out details to a press conference for Tuesday at the National Press Club with the subject line: “Jim Webb to consider independent run.”

During last week’s debate, he only had the chance to speak for 15 minutes compared to about 30 minutes for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, according to NPR.

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Judge Gray Addresses Jim Webb Speculation

Jim Webb official 110th Congress photo.jpg

I contacted Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice Presidential nominee, about an article published here on December 25 announcing that Gray planned to attend the January 3 Democratic Liberty Caucus event in South Carolina.  The event reportedly planned to feature former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, who last month opened an exploratory committee to decide whether to seek the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  … Read more ...