Presidential candidates

Monday, December 17, 2007 | 5:36 p.m. CST; updated 7:22 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

With a wide field of potential presidential candidates, it’s easy for people to get confused. Here’s a list of politicians who are seeking the presidential nomination:

Republican candidates

Hugh Cort

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Position: Psychiatrist

Rudy Giuliani

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Position: Former New York City mayor, lawyer

Mike Huckabee

Hometown: Hope, Ark.

Position: Former Arkansas governor

Duncan Hunter

Hometown: Alpine, Calif.

Position: California District 52 U.S. representative

Daniel Gilbert

Hometown: Arden, N.C.

Position: Owner of Pintech, USA, electronic drum company

Alan Keyes

Hometown: Baltimore, Ill.

Position: Public speaker, TV and radio commentator

John McCain

Hometown: Phoenix

Position: Arizona U.S. senator

Ron Paul

Hometown: Lake Jackson, Texas

Position: Texas District 14 U.S. representative

Mitt Romney

Hometown: Belmont, Mass.

Position: Former Massachusetts governor

Tom Tancredo

Hometown: Littleton, Colo.

Position: Colorado District 6 U.S. representative

Fred Thompson

Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Position: Former Tennessee U.S. senator

Virgil L. R. Wiles

Hometown: Florissant

Position: Mailhandler, U.S. Postal Service

Democratic candidates

Joe Biden

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.

Position: Delaware U.S. senator

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hometown: Chappaqua, N.Y.

Position: New York U.S. senator

Chris Dodd

Hometown: East Haddam, Conn.

Position: Connecticut U.S. senator

John Edwards

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Position: Former North Carolina U.S. senator

Mike Gravel

Hometown: Springfield, Mass.

Position: Former Alaska U.S. senator

Dennis Kucinich

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Position: Ohio District 10 U.S. representative

Barack Obama

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Position: Illinois U.S. senator

Bill Richardson

Hometown: Santa Fe, N.M.

Position: New Mexico governor

Ralph Spelbring

Hometown: Elkhart, Ind.

Position: Unknown

Sources: Missouri Secretary of State

— Sarah Jackson

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