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The Presidential Announcement Speech Guide

Meet the Press and NBC Politics broke each candidate's announcement speech down into 13 topics to help you compare and contrast the 2016 candidates.

. Former Sec. Hillary Clinton made her first big speech of her campaign on June 13, 2015.

. Sen. Ted Cruz made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on March 23, 2015.

. Sen. Bernie Sanders made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on April 30, 2015.

. Dr. Ben Carson made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on May 4, 2015.

. Former Gov. Martin O’Malley made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on May 30, 2015.

. Sen. Lindsey Graham made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on June 1, 2015.

. Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on June 3, 2015.

. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on May 5, 2015.

. Former Gov. George Pataki made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on May 28, 2015.

. Sen. Rand Paul made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on April 7, 2015.

. Former Gov. Rick Perry made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on June 4, 2015.

. Sen. Marco Rubio made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on April 13, 2015.

. Sen. Rick Santorum made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on May 27, 2015.

. Former Gov. Jeb Bush made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on June 15, 2015

. Donald Trump made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on June 16, 2015.

. Gov. Bobby Jindal made his presidential candidacy announcement speech on June 24, 2015.