United States: Federal Elections
Project Vote Smart - offers elected officials' voting records and candidates' positions for more than 13,000 candidates for public office--presidents, governors, congressional and state legislature candidates. Backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and performance evaluations on more than 80 conservative to liberal special interests are included.
Politics1.com: Political Parties - provides comprehensive list of political parties.
Politics1: States - News from the state elections.
E-Democracy - Hosts local topics and forums across the United States.
The Green Papers - provides facts and figures about delegate selection, conventions, caucuses, and primaries.
2016 Presidential Election
Democratic Presidential Candidates
- Lincoln Chafee (declared June 1, 2015, withdrew October 23, 2015)
- Martin O'Malley (declared May 28, 2015, withdrew February 1, 2016)
- Jim Webb (declared July 2, 2015, withdrew October 20, 2015)
Green Party Presidential Candidates
- Jill Stein (declared June 22, 2015)
Republican Presidential Candidates
- Donald Trump (declared June 16, 2015)
- Jeb Bush (declared June 15, 2015, withdrew February 20, 2016)
- Ben Carson (declared May 4, 2015, withdrew March 11, 2016)
- Chris Christie (declared June 30, 2015, withdrew February 10, 2016)
- Ted Cruz (declared March 23, 2015, withdrew May 3, 2016)
- Carly Fiorina (declared May 4, 2015, withdrew February 10, 2016)
- Jim Gilmore (declared July 30, 2015, withdrew February 12, 2016)
- Lindsey Graham (declared June 1, 2015, withdrew December 21, 2015)
- Mike Huckabee (declared May 5, 2015, withdrew February 1, 2016)
- Bobby Jindal (declared June 24, 2015, withdrew November 17, 2015)
- John Kasich (declared July 21, 2015, withdrew May 4, 2016)
- George Pataki (declared May 28, 2015, withdrew December 29. 2015)
- Rand Paul (declared April 7, 2015, withdrew February 3, 2016)
- Rick Perry (declared June 4, 2015, withdrew September 11, 2015)
- Marco Rubio (declared April 13, 2015, Withdrew March 15, 2016)
- Rick Santorum (declared May 27, 2015, withdrew February 3, 2016)
- Scott Walker (declared July 13, 2015, withdrew September 21, 2015)
Socialist Party USA
- Dean Capone (declared July 8, 2015)
- October 13, 2015. CNN. Las Vegas, Nevada. (Watch Video of First debate).
- November 14, 2015. CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa. (Watch Video of Second debate).
- December 19, 2015. ABC/WMUR. Manchester, New Hampshire. (Watch Video of Third debate here) (2:21 hours)
- January 17, 2016. NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Charleston, South Carolina.(Watch Video of Fourth debate here) 1:52 hours.
- January 25, 2016. CNN. Drake University in Des Moines, IA. (Watch Video here.) 1:52 hours.
- February 11, 2016. Wisconsin (PBS). (Watch Video here) 1:50 hours.
- March 9, 2016. Univision/ Washington Post. Miami Dade College. Miami, Florida. (Watch Video here). 2:04 hours.
- April 14, 2016. CNN, NY1.Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, NY. (Transcript here, courtesy of Washington Post).
- May, 2016. To be announced.
- August 3, 2015. C-SPAN. Manchester, NH. (Watch Video of first Forum).
- August 6, 2015. Fox News Channel. Cleveland, OH. Top 10 candidates.
Second Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (1:07 hours)
Top Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (1:49 hours)
- September 16, 2015. CNN and Salem Radio. Simi Valley, CA.
Second Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (1: 17 hours)
Top Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (2:47 hours)
- October 28, 2015. CNBC. (Watch Videos from the Forums) University of Colorado in Boulder.
- November 10, 2015. Fox Business Network. Wisconsin
Second Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum). (Broken by Fox Business Network into 4 parts)
Top Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (25 min.) Fox
- December 15, 2015. CNN. Las Vegas, NV. (Watch Video from Forum)
Second Tier candidates (1:30 hours) Both videos can be accessed from the same web page.
Top Tier candidates (2:09 hours) Both videos can be accessed from the same web page.
- January 14, 2016 (Watch Video from Forum). Both videos can be accessed from the same web page. Fox Business Channel. North Charleston, South Carolina.
- January 28, 2016. Watch Video from Forum) approx. 1:50 hours. Fox News Channel. Des Moines, Iowa.
- February 6, 2016. ABC. Manchester, NH. (Watch Video from Forum) 48 minutes. From St. Anselm College. ABC News, IJReview.com, WMUR.
- February 13, 2016. CBS. Greenville, South Carolina (Watch Video from Forum) 1:56 hours.
- February 25, 2016. CNN and Telemundo. Houston, Texas. (Watch videos from Forum in two parts) (University of Houston) Date moved from Feb. 26 when NBC replaced by CNN.
- March 3, 2016. Fox News Channel. Detroit, Michigan.(Watch video from Forum) 1 hour 43 minutes.
- March 10, 2016. CNN, Washington Times, Salem Media group. Miami, Florida. (University of Miami) (Watch video from Forum) 1:55 hours.
- March 21, 2016. (Debate canceled).
Politics: - MSNBC Politics Front Page. Features news articles and reports.
Ballot Access News - founded by Libertarians, tracks the attemps of third-party and independent candidates. Also tracks changes in the law, court challenges, and other tidbits of third-party news.
RealClearPolitics - culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day.
Independent Political Report - culls information regarding third parties and independent candidates.
Political Party Home Pages
Ballotpedia - Geographic listing of ballot initiatives by state.
Factcheck.org - checks the accuracy of campaign rhetoric. Factcheck is non-partisan.
Federal Election Commission - official federal independent regulatory agency charged with disclosing campaign finance information.
Opensecrets.org - billed as "the online source for money in politics data," Opensecrets tracks campaign funding by candidate, by geographical area, and by donor. Site is sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics.
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