The Democratic Primaries of 2016 were won by former Secretary of State, First Lady and Senator from New York Hillary Clinton, however she did not win without a challenge. There were 12 original candidates for the nomination.


There were 8

original candidates, they are listed below.


Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former First Lady, Senator from New York and Secretary of State.

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Joe Biden, Former Senator from Delaware and Vice President of the United States under the Obama Administration.


Martin O'Malley, Former Governor of Maryland.

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Brian Schweitzer, Former Governor of Montana.

Jim Webb, leaning against pillar, 2007

Jim Webb, former US Senator from Virginia.


Dennis Kucinich, Former Congressman from Ohio.

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Mark Warner. Senator from Virginia.

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Ed Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania.

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