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16 for '16: Who Will be the Next Presidential Candidates?

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Image: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is pictured on Nov. 21, in New York City. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to be the Democratic frontrunner if she decides to run for president in 2016.

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Image: Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden addresses an audience while campaigning for Democrat Seth Moulton, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Biden is considering a third presidential run but is overshadowed by Hillary Clinton's possible entrance into the race.

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While progressives are hoping to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Sen. Jim Webb, are considering White House bids

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Image: U.S. Senator Rand Paul

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives for votes on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Dec. 12. Paul shares some of his father's libertarian views, but is working to appeal to more mainstream Republicans if he runs for president.

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Image: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (R) applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, Dec. 15. Christie is hoping the Fort Lee bridge scandal behind him and focus on his leadership in the Garden State.

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Image: Jeb Bush

A file picture dated Oct. 7, 2006 shows then Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) with then US president George W. Bush (C) and his father former President George H.W. Bush (L). The former governor's last name is familiar to voters, but it also means he'll need to separate himself from his brother.

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Image: Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press at the historic Texas Governor's Mansion, Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Austin, Texas. Perry has spent the past two years trying to rebrand himself after his failed presidential run in 2012.

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Image: Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves to the crowd at a Republican victory party Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Austin, Texas. During his short time in the Senate, Ted Cruz has amassed a loyal following from the tea party and social conservatives.

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Image:  Rick Santorum

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R) campaigns for Republican Senator Thom Tillis in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, on Nov. 3. Despite his surprising success in 2012, Santorum again finds himself an underdog heading into his second presidential campaign.

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Image: Scott Walker

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party Tuesday, Nov. 4, in West Allis, Wisconson. The Wisconsin governor's ability to take on unions and winning three times in a purple state has made an appealing GOP candidate for president.

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Image: Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks with members of local Chambers of Commerce, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Milicron in Batavia, Ohio. Kasich's landslide re-election in the key battleground state of Ohio in 2014 has him eyeing a presidential run.

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Dr. Ben Carson Speaks At Launch Of New Media Online Network In Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Ben Carson speaks as the keynote speaker at the Wake Up America gala Event Sept. 5, at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The neurosurgeon has become a popular pundit on Fox News, and his sometimes harsh rhetoric against the president has resonated with conservative voters.

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Image: Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee talks about his book at the National Press Club February 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The former Arkansas governor and winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses is again thinking of running for president.

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Image: Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, speaks with state Rep. Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, during a luncheon for Grassley, Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Waterloo, Iowa. The Florida senator's Cuban heritage and tea party appeal instantly spurred speculation of an eventual White House run after his election in 2010. But his work on immigration reform alienated many conservatives and he has struggled to regain credibility amongst an important group of GOP primary voters.

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Image: Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal arrives to speak at the American Enterprise Institute Oct. 6, in Washington, DC. Jindal has long been thought to be eyeing a White House bid.

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Image: Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets the crowd during a rally for Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan at a PenAir airplane hangar on Nov. 3, in Anchorage, Alaska. With no clear GOP front runner ready to take on a potential Hillary Clinton candidacy, some former supporters are trying to get Romney to run for a third straight time.

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