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Senators Who Ran For President

Name the senators and former senators who have run for president since 1968.
Senators who received more than 3% of the primary or general election vote
Parties: Democratic, Republican
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First submittedMarch 2, 2016
Last updatedMarch 4, 2016
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Year
State
Governor
2016
New York
Hillary Clinton
2016
Vermont
Bernie Sanders
2016
Texas
Ted Cruz
2016
Florida
Marco Rubio
2012
Illinois
Barack Obama
2012
Pennsylvania
Rick Santorum
2008
Illinois
Barack Obama
2008
Arizona
John McCain
2008
New York
Hillary Clinton
2004
Massachusetts
John Kerry
2004
North Carolina
John Edwards
2000
Tennessee
Al Gore
2000
New Jersey
Bill Bradley
2000
Arizona
John McCain
1996
Kansas
Bob Dole
1992
Massachusetts
Paul Tsongas
1988
Kansas
Bob Dole
1988
Tennessee
Al Gore
Year
State
Governor
1988
Illinois
Paul Simon
1984
Minnesota
Walter Mondale
1984
Colorado
Gary Hart
1980
Massachusetts
Ted Kennedy
1976
Idaho
Frank Church
1976
Washington
Henry M. Jackson
1972
California
Richard Nixon
1972
South Dakota
George McGovern
1972
Maine
Edmund Muskie
1972
Washington
Henry M. Jackson
1968
California
Richard Nixon
1968
Minnesota
Hubert Humphrey
1968
Minnesota
Eugene McCarthy
1968
New York
Robert Kennedy
1968
Ohio
Steven M. Young
1968
Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson
1968
Florida
George Smathers
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Mar 2, 2016
Surprisingly, our other quiz, Governors Who Ran For President, may not have to be updated. (Although Kasich still has a chance to sneak in).
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Mar 2, 2016
Also Lyndon Johnson decided not to run for re-election as President in 1968 due to the Vietnam War,
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Mar 2, 2016
Not before he had already won New Hampshire and garnered 5% of the primary votes.
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Mar 3, 2016
You forgot Joe Biden.
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Mar 3, 2016
He didn't even win a single delegate!
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Mar 5, 2016
Sure, but Santorum is in this list. It doesn't say "ran, and did well."
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Jan 22, 2017
But Santorum won something at least
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level 73
Mar 3, 2016
2008 Obama should be blue.
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level 58
Mar 3, 2016
*ahem Quizmaster!
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Mar 3, 2016
2000 John McCain should be red
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
The VietCong turned him Communist.
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level 50
Mar 3, 2016
great quiz, wording could be a little different as some of these were not senators at the time they ran--gore was veep
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Mar 3, 2016
Okay
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level 79
Mar 3, 2016
I wonder if Paul Simon's running mate would be Art Garfunkel. (I know it's not the same guy, but still.)
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level 51
Mar 5, 2016
Lol
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level 67
Mar 4, 2016
Joe Biden?
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Mar 4, 2016
See above
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level 69
Mar 4, 2016
Arlen Specter?
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Mar 5, 2016
you should add jfk. he ran for president as senator
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Aug 24, 2016
Since 1968
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Mar 7, 2016
Feel the Bern!!!
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
He did.
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Nov 10, 2016
Bernie Sanders is not Democrat, I think he's Independent (he caucuses with the democrats).
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Nov 23, 2017
True but he ran in the Democratic primary so the quiz is accurate.
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Jan 5, 2017
what about Elizabeth dole
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Jan 22, 2017
Forgot John Kerry. For some reason, he's the guy I forget on every quiz
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level 79
Mar 13, 2017
Headers STILL say "Governor" instead of "Senator"
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Jul 23, 2018
I find it interesting that the majority of these people are Democrats. Is there a good reason for this or is it just a coincidence?
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Jul 29, 2018
There's never a good reason to run for President.