Former New Jersey Mayor, Current New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker
Cory Booker is the first black man to be elected Senator from the State of New Jersey. He was raised in Harrington New Jersey and graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Sociology and then went on to work the political scene in New Jersey. He ran for Mayor in 2002 but lost to Sharpe James but then won the position in both 2006 and 2010. After that he expressed a desire to join the Senate and take the seat that Frank Lautenberg was occupying but when Lautenberg passed away unexpectedly in 2013 Booker was sworn in on October 16, 2013. He’s been an extremely likable and is the second elected State Senator since President Barack Obama.
Former First Lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
Very little isn’t already known about Hillary Clinton, she’s been made famous for her intelligence, her position on healthcare and being the first lady of the United States. While there are some unfortunate parts of her past when it comes to her husband President Bill Clinton she’s still going strong and has become more popular after her run as Secretary of State for President Barack Obama. While she might have lost the Presidential election in 2008 she’s definitely the front runner for the 2016 elections and if she stays on the right track we might have our first female President after our first black one.
Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo
Cuomo comes from a political family. His father Mario Cuomo held the position of Governor for 3 terms from 1983-1995 so leadership skills runs in his family. He worked for the Clinton administration from 1993-2001 then moved on to being the Attorney General of New York from 2006-2011 when he won the election for Governor against Carl Paladino. He’s known for his liberal views and his determination he might be someone to look out for in 2016.
Texas Senator, Wendy Davis
Democratic Senator Wendy Davis from Texas wasn’t a well known woman until June 23rd 2013 when she stood for an 11 hour filibuster opposing the Senate Bill 5 that would create new abortion regulations in Texas. She was relentless in her desire to stop this bill from going through, unfortunately Texas ignored her and the pleas of many women in the state of Texas and signed the bill into law. This hasn’t stopped Senator Davis from entering her name into the race for Governor. Her slightly conservative beliefs might give her a leg up in getting more republicans on the side of the democrats in 2016, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar is the first female Senator out of Minnesota and has been said to be one of the many women to be considered becoming the first female President or get elected to the Supreme Court. In 2006 she defeated Republican candidate Mark Kennedy for Senate winning 58% of the vote then defeated Representative Kurt Bills in 2012 with 65% of the vote. She openly support Barack Obama in 2008 and he won Minnesota with 66% of the vote. Hopefully that good karma will come back to help her come 2016
Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley
The current Governor of Baltimore Martin O’Malley has made no secret of his desire to get into the big house. He was Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 then took up the position of Governor from 2007 to the present. His main focus has been crime which has decreased 40%, making undocumented immigrants eligible for state college tuition and he even signed a law to legalize same-sex marriage in Baltimore. O’Malley holds very little back when it comes to what he wants and his opinions. His set in stone policies might be exactly what the Democratic party needs to win the 2016 election.
Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick
The Deval Patrick is the first black Governor of Massachusetts who succeeded former Obama opponent Mitt Romney in 2006 when he attempted to run for Presidential election. Before becoming Governor he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be the Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Patrick is currently in the last year of his second term as Governor and his main goal since becoming Governor has been to increase funding for education, reduce green gas emissions and implement the state health care laws. He’s not running for reelection this year, perhaps he’s preparing his campaign for 2016?
Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa
Antonio Villaraigosa is member of the Democratic Party, as a national co-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and as a member of President Barack Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board, and as Chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September 2012. He ran for Mayor in 2001 against Los Angeles City Attorney James Hahn, but lost in the second round of voting. He ran again in 2005 in a rematch against Hahn and won. During his tenure as Mayor, he gained national attention for his work and was featured in Time’s story on the country’s 25 most influential Latinos. With a title like that the world might be his oyster.
Former Governor of Virgina and current Virginia Senator, Mark Warner
Warner delivered the keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Apart from politics, Warner is also known for his involvement in telecommunications-related venture capital during the 1980s; he founded the firm Columbia Capital. In 2006 he was widely expected to pursue the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections; however, he announced in October 2006 that he would not run, citing a desire not to disrupt his family life. Warner was considered to be a potential vice presidential candidate, but upon receiving the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, he announced that he “will not accept any other opportunity.” But never say never.
Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Ann Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law. Warren is an active consumer protection advocate whose work led to the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She served as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to theSecretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama. In 2012 Warren defeated republican opponent Scott Brown in the race for Senate and became the first female Senator of Massachusetts. With a track record like this who knows what Senator Warren might be doing in 2016.