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The press tells us about the leading contenders for president: Trump, Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, and other national figures. But did you know that more than two dozen other candidates are running for president? To get on the New Hampshire ballot, if you are an American who is 35 years old or older, all you need is $1000 and a dream. We hear plenty about the major candidates. This project is an attempt to profile all of the other presidential hopefuls on the New Hampshire ballot.
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Lorenz Kraus

When asked what will it take to beat President Trump, presidential candidate Lorenz Kraus’s response is to “be a true nationalist.” Lorenz Kraus, a 2020 presidential candidate on the New Hampshire ballot as a Democrat, lives in Albany N.Y., where he grew up.  “I began

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Robby Wells

In the American South, a 12-year-old boy went to see a football game–Alabama vs. Ole Miss– with his Dad. At half time, the boy told his father that he wanted to be a coach one day. Years later, he went on to both play and

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Stephen B. Comley Sr.

Stephen B. Comley Sr., a 2020 Republican presidential candidate, is a pro-life, fiscal conservative, a staunch advocate for the Second Amendment, and increased safety and precautions for nuclear power plants. Comley is one of several candidates who paid $1,000 for their names to be represented

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Mary Maxwell

Mary Maxwell is a Republican candidate for President. She was born in Boston, a very well-educated town, she says in a recent interview. Her father was a schoolteacher, as well as her siblings. During her twenties, she moved around the continental U.S., living in various

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Matt Matern

Matt Matern is an attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist from Los Angeles, Calif., who is challenging Donald Trump by running for President to represent the Republican Party. According to Matern he believes that his legal background is a historically good training ground, qualifying him for President.

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Ben Gleib

From Stand-Up Comedy to the Primary Ballot: Ben Gleib’s Story If you Google Ben Gleib, you’ll recognize him first and foremost as an accomplished comedian. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he was constantly surrounded by the entertainment industry. In high school and college, Gleib

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Larry Horn

After almost three decades of busy work on the fringes of active political life, Larry Horn, 65, said he could not help remaining passive while “the climate crisis is being pushed aside by everyone that’s in power.” In a phone interview, Horn said his interest

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Mosie Boyd

Mosie Boyd is running for President of the United States.  If you search for her on Twitter, you’ll find some similar trends: “Who is Mosie Boyd? Why is she on the ballot?” A tweet that stood out was a photo of over a dozen campaign

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Thomas Koos

At the age of eight, Thomas George Koos knew he wanted to run for President of the United States. An intelligent child, he figured out that in 2000 he would be old enough to run for President. 27 years later in 2000, Koos fulfilled his

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President R19 Boddie

Swirling gold and green lights, a sudden rush of wind, a booming voice with no discernable speaker. President R19 Boddie says he has developed a comfortable rapport with God that goes all the way back to their first interaction when he was seven years old.

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Bob Ely

This is the second time around Bob Ely is running for president. In 2012, Bob Ely ran on the Democratic ballot when Former President Barack Obama was running for reelection. Ely is a 61-year-old Yale Alumni investment banker working for Merrill Lynch and other companies.

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Samuel H. Sloan

Free college for all and free Medicare are two campaign promises that progressive Democrats are pushing. Samuel Howard Sloan disagrees with these views. He believes that the United States does not have enough money to support these programs. “Medicare for all, well, I am definitely

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Rick Kraft

A Presidential Commitment to Unity Rick Kraft- born to a missionary family working in Nigeria, resides as one of the top lawyers in New Mexico, is happily married to his wife Tanya, and is challenging Donald Trump, along with 48 other candidates, in the race

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Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan has transitioned from being a National Geographic reporter to real estate mogul, and now a science fiction author who has his sights set on the presidency. Istvan, whose name sounds like that of a science fiction novel protagonist, has ideas for the nation

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Robert Ardini

In an increasingly polarized nation Republican Robert Ardini enters the presidential primary race offering “bipartisan solutions.” His slogan is “A Moderate Republican Even a Democrat Can Like.” Ardini is all set to begin his run at the Iowa caucus. His name will also appear on

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William Murphy

When the Murphy family played Trivial Pursuit, William Murphy would always win by choosing questions from the history category, a subject he teaches at the local high school, said Cynthia Murphy, his adopted daughter, in a phone interview. But occasionally, Cynthia Murphy would outsmart him

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Roque De La Fuente

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, San Diego native and businessman, is the personification of the American Dream. He is running for the President of the United States as a Republican on the New Hampshire ballot in the 2020 race. According to his campaign web page,

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Michael Ellinger

While working on his master’s degree in government at Harvard University’s Extension School, Michael Ellinger is also pursuing another goal: he is running for President of the United States.  According to his campaign website, he decided to take on the challenge of earning his Master’s Degree

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David John Thistle

David John Thistle is a retired veteran running on the 2020 presidential ballot. Formally serving as a Navy Seal, Thistle is now running in New Hampshire as a Democrat with plans to put his name on the Pennsylvania ballot. Originally from Massachusetts, Thistle is currently

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Steve “Stoney” Burke

Steve “Stoney” Burke is running for President of the United States. Originally from New York City, Burke is an 83-year-old farmer and environmentalist currently raising cattle and horses in upstate NY. Burke’s urban, suburban, and rural background makes his campaign quite more unusual than others.

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Star Locke

Robert “Star” Locke is proud to be an American, but some of his most memorable experiences have come to him while he was traveling around the world. His travels have taken him across Europe and Asia, and he credits the lessons he learned there with

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Mark Stewart

K. Andrea Salas, Temple University // Written on  January 31, 2020 “’Conserva-tarian’, Jeffersonian, JFK Democrat, small ‘l’  libertarian. What MLK and Barry Goldwater would want in a modern candidate” is how Mark Stewart is described on his 2020 presidential campaign website titled “Stewart for Liberty.”

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Henry Hewes

On  top of being a real estate developer, and more recently an author for the iowastandard.org since May 16, 2019 Henry F. Hewes has not always been active within the political atmosphere. Hewes made his first appearance in politics in 1988 when Hewes was the

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Jason Dunlap

Meet Jason Evritte Dunlap: retired U.S. intelligence agent and aspiring “first geek President.” Dunlap refuses political donations, encouraging the funds to go to Flint, Michigan, Puerto Rico or to “legal help for immigrants being mistreated for seeking a better life,” he says in a phone

Reports from New Hampshire

A Call for Consistency

Reports

2020 has been a year of diversification throughout the Democratic field. The faces of liberalism are anything but ordinary in the progressive effort to unseat presidential incumbent Donald Trump. Throughout this election cycle however, voters believe that politicians have become disingenuousness in their policy making-

New Hampshire Primary: Sanders Pulls Great Support

Reports

The Democratic party is getting closer to selecting its presidential candidate. Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary was the first in the nation, following the Iowa Caucus. Democrats spent weeks crisscrossing the “Live Free or Die” state in an attempt to convince undecided voters of their merit.

A Look into the New Political Spectrum

Reports

On the eve of the NH primaries, Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester. Outside, the snowy streets were lined with tents selling hats, tshirts, flags, signs, pins, scarves, and gloves with his campaign logos and likeness. But his supporters walked on, already prepared, dressed