Below is a list of 2012 Presidential Candidates and the potential contenders for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination. To find more about each candidate, please click on the links below.




Declared Candidates:

Barack Obama - Democrat, won 2012 election

Experience: President of the United States
Family: Married, 2 children
Education:
BA, Columbia University; JD, Harvard Law School
Official site: www.barackobama.com

 



Mitt Romney - Republican, lost 2012 election

Experience: Former Governor of Massachusetts
Family: Married, 3 children
Education: BA, Brigham Young University; MBA, Harvard Business School; JD, Harvard Law
Official site: www.mittromney.com

 




Gary Johnson - Libertarian, lost 2012 election

Experience: Former Governor of New Mexico
Family: Divorced, 2 children
Education: BA, University of New Mexico
Official site: www.garyjohnson2012.com/



Candidates Now Dropped Out:

Fred Karger

Experience: Political Consultant & Gay Rights Activist
Family: Single
Education: BA, University of Denver
Official site: www.fredkarger.com

 



 

 

Michele Bachmann
Experience: Congresswoman from Minnesota
Family: Married, 5 children, 23 foster children
Education: BA, Winona State University; JD, Oral Roberts University; LLM, College of William and Mary
Official site: www.michelebachmann.com

 


 

Haley Barbour 

Experience: Governor of Mississippi
Family: Married, 2 children 
Education: JD, University of Mississippi
Official site: 
www.haleyspac.com

  


 

Herman Cain

Herman Cain 

Experience:Businessman, Radio Host
Family:Married, 2 children 
Education:BS, Morehouse College; MS, Purdue University
Official site: 
www.hermancain.com

  



Chris Christie (Says he's not running)
Experience: Governor of New Jersey
Family: Married, 4 children
Education: BA, University of Delaware; JD, Seton Hall University
Official site: www.state.nj.us/governor



 


Mitch Daniels 

Experience: Governor of Indiana
Family: Married, 4 children
Education: BA, Princeton University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center
Official site: http://mymanmitch.com

  


 

Newt Gingrich 

Experience: Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Family: Married, 4 children
Education: BA, Emory University; MA and PhD, Tulane University
Official site: www.newt.org

  


 

Rudy Giuliani

Experience: Former Mayor of New York City
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BA, Manhattan College; JD, New York University School of Law
Official site: www.giulianipartners.com

 


 

Mike Huckabee
Experience: Former Governor of Arkansas
Family: Married, 4 children
Education: BA, Ouachita Baptist University
Official site:
www.mikehuckabee.com



 

Jon Huntsman

Experience: Former U.S. Ambassador to China
Family: Married, 7 children
Education: BS, University of Pennsylvania
Official site: http://jon2012.com/welcome/home.html



 

Thaddeus McCotter 

Experience: U.S. Representative, 2002 - present
Family: Married, 3 children
Education: BA, University of Detroit, JD, University of Detroit Law School
Official site: www.mccotter2012.com

 


  

Sarah Palin

Experience: Former Governor of Alaska
Family: Married, 5 children
Education: BS, University of Idaho
Official site: 
www.sarahpac.com




 

Ron Paul 

Experience: Congressman from Texas
Family: Married, 5 children
Education: BS, Gettysburg College; MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Official site: www.ronpaul2012.com 

 


  

Tim Pawlenty 

Experience: Former Governor of Minnesota
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BA and JD, University of Minnesota
Official site: www.timpawlenty.com




  

Rick Perry 

Experience: Governor of Texas
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Texas A&M University
Official site: RickPerry.org

 


 

Buddy Roemer 
Experience: Former Governor of Louisiana
Family: Married, 3 children
Education: BS, Harvard College; MBA, Harvard Business School
Official site: www.buddyroemer.com

 


 

Rick Santorum

Experience: Former Senator from Pennsylvania
Family: Married, 7 children
Education: BA, Pennsylvania State University; MBA, University of Pittsburgh; JD, Dickinson School of Law
Official site:
www.ricksantorum.com

 


 

Donald Trump 

Experience: Businessman, Real Estate Developer
Family: Married, 5 children
Education: BS, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business
Official site: www.trump.com

 



Randall Terry

Experience: Pro-life Activist
Family: Married, 7 children
Education:

Official site: www.terryforpresident.com

 

 

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