16 Candidates Qualify For Florida Presidential Primary Ballot
Florida’s presidential primary ballots are set in stone. Secretary of State Ken Detzner released the qualified candidate list Tuesday, as the Florida News Service reports, with 13 Republicans’ and three Democrats’ facing off in the March 15 elections.
Republicans will be able to select from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, physician Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and businessman Donald Trump.
Democrats will have three candidates : Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former New York Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the ballot.
Voters must be registered with one of the parties by Feb. 16 to participate in the primary.