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2016 Independent Presidential Candidates  
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Independent and third-party candidates have always held a larger than life image, chiefly due to the larger than life personalities of the three most successful presidential candidates outside of the big two - Teddy Roosevelt, Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.

The hegemony of the big two was only ever really threatened once, in 1912, when Teddy Roosevelt finished a distance second behind eventual winner, former President Woodrow Wilson.

Independents and third parties candidates are consistently at a disadvantage compared to their Republican and Democratic peers - from a financial, organizational and captive voter base perspective.

However, it bears reminding that the country's first president, George Washington, ran as an independent!

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Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Entrepreneur, human rights activist
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate Paul Chehade

The Delaware-born Chehade is an idealist. A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Chehade is also the chairman of the non-profit organization Solidary Foundation, which is dedicated towards providing food, education and other critical support services to needy communities the world over.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Strong Believer in the Middle Road
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate Mark Dutter

Mark J. Dutter is an Independent from Spearfish, South Dakota with a strongly centrist platform, he is disappointed in both the Republican and Democratic parties, believing that candidates from each caucus put party before country, are beholden to big business interests, or both.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Lead Minister of Saint Valentine's Christian Church
Declared Independent 2016 Candidate Martin Hahn

If you ask Martin Hahn, Republicans and Democrats are too concerned with battling each other to busy themselves with getting the people's work done. His running mate, a man sure to get attention by his name alone, is known as Jack Sparrow.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Independent and Small Businessman
Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate David Hendrix

A self-described “common” and “normal” person, Hendrix is a former Republican but now a registered Independent with no party affiliation. He is fiscally conservative and socially libertarian, believing in energy exploration, gun rights, gay rights and a free market.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Conservative Christian and 2012 presidential candidate
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate David Holcomb

Residing in Springfield Nebraska, David is a lawyer who specializes in family law. Holcomb describes himself as conservative, Christian, pro-life, and pro-Second Amendment. His presidential run as an independent didn't gain much traction in 2012.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Executive Consultant
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate Lynn Sandra Kahn

Lynn Sandra Kahn boasts over 30 years of experience in the fields of government reform and conflict resolution. She touts a comprehensive 7-track strategy for achieving the goals of her platform: Fix government, build peace.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Ordained Bishop and God-First Man of Faith
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate Bishop Julian Lewis, Jr.

Having spent most of his life in the service of God, Julian Lewis, Jr places his faith before all else. He believes that the will of God can and does inform a leader's policy decisions, and he has even spoken unfavorably about the separation of Church and State.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Educator and Man Of Faith
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate Mark Pendleton

Mark Pendelton is a man of the people and a person of great faith. He has stumbled and made common mistakes, and that gives him the ability to connect with ordinary Americans. His mantra is “give me one term and I will put the government back in the hands of the people.”  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Wall Street finance expert and serial entrepreneur
Declared Independent Presidential Candidate Scott Smith

With extensive experience working with money on Wall Street, as well as a prolific businessman, Scott Smith wishes to enact economic policies that veer right even of most dyed-in-the-wool conservatives. His goals are dubious, but his confidence is unshakable.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Computer Science and Political Studies expert
Declared Independent 2016 Candidate Tami Stainfield

After living in nine different states, visiting twenty-nine countries all over the world, and living and studying in Africa for more than five years, the independent candidate Tami Stainfield is definitely an Anti-Globalist who has traveled the globe.  

Declared 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Citizen, entrepreneur, advocate for equal treatment for all
Declared Independent 2016 Candidate Samm Tittle

Samm Tittle is an advocate for everything that made America great. As an experienced entrepreneur, Tittle understands that when given a job and an equal playing field, an individual can achieve great things. As a citizen politician, she believes in truth in government and equal rights for all.  

Potential 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Potential Independent Presidential Candidate Matt Gonzalez

With his boyish good looks, long hair and easy charm, the former editor of the Stanford Law Review does not fit the mold of your typical politician. In 2003, he became the highest elected Green in the country after being voted President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.