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A Cheat Sheet To This Year’s Presidential Election

A Cheat Sheet To This Year’s Presidential Election

With the 2016 presidential race well under way, it’s important you know about each one of the presidential election. Here’s a cheat sheet to do just that!

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Democratic Candidates

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Born:

October 26, 1947 (68 years)

Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois

Spouse:

Bill Clinton (1975 – Present)

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Children:

Chelsea Clinton

Education:

Wellesley College, Yale Law School

Previous Occupations:

Congressional Legal Counsel, First female Senator for state of New York, Secretary of State in the Obama Administration (January 2009 – February 2013)

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For:

1. Equal pay for women.

2. Making Public College debt free.

3. Banning certain assault weapons.

Against:

1. Going to war with ISIS.

2. Taxing the middle class.

3. Drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Bernie Sanders

Born:

September 8, 1941 (age 74)

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Hometown:

Brooklyn, New York

Spouse:

Deborah Shilling (1964 -1966), Jane O’Meara Sanders (1988 – Present)

Children:

Levi Sanders

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Education:

Brooklyn College, University of Chicago

Previous Occupations:

Mayor of Burlington, Senator of Vermont

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For:

1. Breaking up big banks.

2. Universal health care.

3. Offering better paths to citizenship.

Against:

1. Tax breaks for the rich.

2. No Child Left Behind Bill.

3. Interest rates on student loans.

Republican Candidates

Ted Cruz

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Born:

December 22, 1970 (age 45)

Hometown:

Calgary, Canada

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Spouse:

Heidi Nelson Cruz

Children:

Catherine Christiane Cruz, Caroline Camille Cruz

Education:

Princeton University, Harvard Law School

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Previous Occupations:

Lawyer, Junior US Senator of Texas

For:

1. Legal Immigration.

2. “Boots on the ground” in Syria.

3. Limited government.

Against:

1. Abortion and same sex marriage.

2. Gun control.

3. Obama Care.

Donald John Trump

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Born:

June 14, 1946 (age 69)

Hometown:

Queens, New York

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Spouse:

Ivana Zelnickova (1977 – 1991), Marla Maples (1993 – 1999), Melania Knauss Trump (2005 – Present)

Children:

Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, Barron Trump

Education:

Fordham University, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton School of Business

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Previous Occupations:

Owner of several casinos and golf courses, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, Host of The Apprentice

For:

1. Keeping Muslims from entering the United States temporarily.

2. Cutting education funding.

3. Less government regulation.

Against:

1. Raising the minimum wage.

2. Gun control.

3. Gay marriage.

John Kasich

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Born:

May 13, 1952 (age 63)

Hometown:

McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Spouse:

Mary Lee Griffith (1975 – 1980)

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Karen Waldbillig Kasich (1997 – Present)

Children:

Emma Kasich, Reese Kasich

Education:

Ohio State University

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Previous Occupations:

Governor of Ohio, Member of Ohio Senate

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For:

1. Increasing funding to poor school districts.

2. United States ground troops to combat ISIS.

3. US Drone Program.

Against:

1. Regulation of carbon emissions.

2. Obama Care.

3. Abortion.

What are your thoughts on this year’s presidential election? Who are you voting for in this year’s presidential election? Comment below and share this article with friends!
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