The Dwindling List of 2016 Presidential Candidates

November 2016 may be months away, but when it comes to election season, the United States is well in the thick of it


He really got his start as deputy assistant attorney general in the Bush administration, and afterward, he served as solicitor general and a U.S. senator – both in his home state of Texas. The social conservative became one of the first to toss his hat into the ring for the 2016 election when he announced on March 23, 2015. In recent months, he's been gaining momentum in the polls, which came to a head when he won the Iowa caucus on February 1.