Hoping second time’s the charm, former Texas governor Rick Perry is the latest GOP candidate to throw his hat in the ring. He first tried his hand in 2012 and ultimately dropped out of the race two days before the South Carolina primary.
Joining Perry and an already crowded GOP field will be former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has announced that he’ll formalize his plans for the 2016 election on June 15.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is getting another two challengers in the form of erstwhile Maryland governor Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee. Last month, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential campaign.
Beth Reinhard, national politics reporter at the Wall Street Journal who’s covering the 2016 presidential campaign
David Mark, co-author of “Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes (ForeEdge, 2014), and co-author of a weekly political language column for the Christian Science Monitor