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

BERNIE SANDERS

The junior senator from Vermont isn't strict about sticking to one party: He's a self-proclaimed socialist, has long been known as an independent, and in order to secure a real spot in the presidential race, he's running as a Democrat. Sanders is a big opponent of income inequality, preaches job creation and environmental protection, and is a favorite with younger voters. And people are #FeelingTheBern: He snagged nearly half the votes in the Iowa caucus, and came out on top in the New Hampshire primary.