Election 2016

The field of candidates for Republicans and Democrats is narrowing down in the 2016 presidential race. These front-runners have different campaign styles and carry with them their own special rally atmospheres and celebrity supporters.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
April 2, 2016 – 5:45 AM

  • Trump, Cruz and Kasich joined by Carson and Gilmore
  • Rubio, Bush, Fiorina and Christie all removed from ballot
  • Clinton, Sanders to appear with five unknown challengers

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has certified the final list of candidates appearing on the state’s presidential primary ballot.

On the Republican side, GOP voters can choose between front-runner Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, after former presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie petitioned this week to have their names removed from the ballot.

State GOP Chairman Jim Brulte said he wrote to all of the former candidates informing them of the Friday deadline to wipe away their names. Failed candidates Ben Carson, a Trump supporter, and Jim Gilmore, once chairman of the Republican National Committee, took no action, meaning they’ll still be in the June 7 contest.

The California primary, which few believed would be relevant when the race began, is garnering attention from campaigns.

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