Candidates

This page provides the career records for all 289 persons who qualified as candidates in any election between 1789 and 2012. The years in which they qualified are indicated below, but their totals are for all years in which they received votes, whether they reached qualification levels or not. 

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CAREER TOTALS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
John Adams41789, 1792, 1796, 180021281.7101,109
John Quincy Adams31820, 1824, 182821153.6474,553,218346
Samuel Adams117960050.36058
Lamar Alexander119960011.9700
Russell Alger118880019.5800
William Allen118760015.8300
William Boyd Allison118880019.9800
John Anderson119800038.976,613,3340
James Armstrong117890021.4208
Chester Arthur118840037.0700
John Ashbrook119720013.0200
Bruce Babbitt119880010.2000
Michele Bachmann120120010.1100
Howard Baker119800010.5100
Alben Barkley119520012.8000
Edward Bates118600018.2200
Gary Bauer120000010.1900
Thomas Bayard31876, 1880, 18840068.3300
Birch Bayh119760010.3200
John Bell118600046.3712,611,10569
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Allan Benson119160020.193,183,4680
Lloyd Bentsen119880010.6401
John Bidwell118920017.192,244,7740
James Birney118440017.412,578,8200
Joseph Blackburn118960017.0300
James Blaine51876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 189210199.7348,247,525244
Richard Bland118960030.2000
Horace Boies21892, 18960034.7700
William Borah119360020.2600
Bill Bradley120000022.1000
John Breckinridge118601060.7618,098,559128
Benjamin Bristow118760021.9000
Gratz Brown118720027.03028
Jerry Brown31976, 1980, 19920057.8300
William Jennings Bryan31896, 1900, 190830209.28134,364,271579
James Buchanan31848, 1852, 185611141.5145,283,153316
Pat Buchanan21992, 19960047.05426,0490
Aaron Burr31792, 1796, 180000138.620406
Theodore Burton119160016.0000
George H.W. Bush31980, 1988, 199221178.8790,818,989594
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
George W. Bush22000, 200422155.9298,598,801558
Nicholas Murray Butler119200014.2500
Harry Byrd21944, 19600035.12173,15515
Simon Cameron118600018.6200
Joseph Cannon119080014.7100
Jimmy Carter21976, 198021140.1691,080,044346
Lewis Cass31844, 1848, 185210150.1142,493,290236
Salmon Chase118600018.3800
Shirley Chisholm119720012.6200
Frank Church119760013.2300
Sanford Church118680018.5400
Champ Clark119120042.9300
Wesley Clark120040012.0000
Henry Clay51824, 1832, 1840, 1844, 184820260.5598,498,789373
Grover Cleveland31884, 1888, 189232231.78143,491,778855
Bill Clinton21992, 199622166.2392,241,569749
DeWitt Clinton118121071.100221
George Clinton41789, 1792, 1796, 180800152.620272
Hillary Clinton120080043.4200
Francis Cockrell119040013.3500
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Roscoe Conkling118760020.4600
John Connally119800010.3800
Calvin Coolidge119241188.9954,037,062387
James Cox21920, 19241079.2434,122,527129
Jacob Coxey119320010.9218,6950
Phil Crane119800010.4600
Alan Cranston119840010.1700
William Crawford118240046.9711,167,93785
Albert Cummins119160018.1100
Charles Curtis119280013.5300
David Davis118720010.9702
John Davis21920, 19241076.3328,820,568138
Howard Dean120040013.3200
Eugene Debs41904, 1908, 1912, 19200088.8115,885,2450
Chauncey Depew118880019.5000
Thomas Dewey31940, 1944, 194820175.9491,006,105291
Bob Dole21988, 19961088.5540,714,464159
James Doolittle118680013.2700
Stephen Douglas31852, 1856, 18601091.4329,456,49421
Michael Dukakis119881065.3245,645,671111
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Pete du Pont119880010.2500
George Edmunds21880, 18840032.6100
Edward Edwards119200013.2800
John Edwards22004, 20080033.8501
Dwight Eisenhower21952, 195622180.63112,257,137911
Oliver Ellsworth117960043.29043
James English118680014.0700
Charles Fairbanks21908, 19160029.5900
James Farley119400014.0100
Stephen Field118800017.0300
Millard Fillmore21852, 18560091.0021,532,15815
Clinton Fisk118880017.022,193,0460
John Floyd118320022.71021
Steve Forbes21996, 20000027.4800
Gerald Ford119761072.9848,001,185240
Henry Ford119160014.5600
Joseph France119320019.8800
John Fremont118561068.3233,106,335207
James Garfield118801179.7748,302,775312
John Nance Garner21932, 19400031.5600
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Walter George119280012.8700
Richard Gephardt21988, 20040023.8600
Newt Gingrich120120018.5900
Rudy Giuliani120080011.7100
John Glenn119840012.0800
Barry Goldwater119641061.0138,471,71852
Al Gore21988, 20001092.7048,384,658266
Arthur Gorman118920013.1900
Phil Gramm119960010.3000
Ulysses Grant41864, 1868, 1872, 188022230.60108,275,674833
George Gray119080015.6700
Horace Greeley118721058.7643,817,9240
Dwight Green119480013.0500
Walter Gresham118880020.3000
James Guthrie118600019.3400
John Hale118520025.714,908,8660
John Hancock117890035.97031
Winfield Hancock31868, 1876, 188010108.8448,212,159226
Warren Harding119201188.3760,339,361409
Tom Harkin119920010.8300
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Judson Harmon119120020.4700
Averell Harriman21952, 19560032.7400
Fred Harris119760010.9400
Benjamin Harrison21888, 189221148.1190,790,591489
Pat Harrison119240012.8800
Robert Harrison117890045.73047
William Henry Harrison21836, 184021152.7089,515,830562
Gary Hart21984, 19880048.7800
John Hartranft118760016.1500
Rutherford Hayes118761177.1247,951,500270
William Randolph Hearst119040024.5100
Thomas Hendricks41872, 1876, 1880, 18840099.17065
John Henry117960021.4208
David Hill118920020.0600
Herbert Hoover31920, 1928, 193221165.3297,890,056510
John Hospers119720010.624,7261
Mike Huckabee120080022.1000
Charles Evans Hughes21908, 19161089.1646,111,814257
Cordell Hull119280013.1100
Hubert Humphrey41960, 1968, 1972, 197610121.5142,718,706191
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Robert Hunter118600021.1000
Samuel Huntington117890026.29016
Jon Huntsman120120010.2700
James Iredell117960023.85012
Andrew Jackson31824, 1828, 183232241.67151,554,896983
Henry Jackson21972, 19760029.6700
Jesse Jackson21984, 19880056.6200
Arthur James119400014.4800
John Jay31789, 1796, 18000098.79093
Thomas Jefferson41792, 1796, 1800, 180432271.5701,061
Charles Jenkins118720011.8903
Andrew Johnson21860, 18680039.5600
Hiram Johnson21920, 19240040.4600
John Johnson119080013.6700
Lyndon Johnson41956, 1960, 1964, 196811141.1661,051,476486
Richard Johnson118440017.1900
Samuel Johnston117960021.4208
Walter Jones119560010.6201
Estes Kefauver21952, 19560060.4900
Jack Kemp119880011.6300
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Edward Kennedy119800039.6600
John Kennedy119601179.5849,720,535304
Robert Kennedy119680019.3400
Robert Kerr119520012.9000
Bob Kerrey119920010.9500
John Kerry120041073.6548,267,118251
Alan Keyes21996, 20000025.0336,3050
Rufus King118161062.07084
Frank Knox119360012.9700
Philander Knox119080017.7300
Robert La Follette31912, 1916, 19240077.9616,588,76213
Alfred Landon119361057.7636,540,5978
Joseph Lane118520015.1900
Lyndon LaRouche119960016.68187,2800
Frank Lausche119560011.6200
William Lemke119360016.261,954,9170
Joseph Lieberman120040011.0400
Abraham Lincoln21860, 186422170.5594,916,847810
Benjamin Lincoln117890021.4208
Henry Cabot Lodge119640012.0500
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
John Logan118840016.1500
Frank Lowden21920, 19280045.6300
Richard Lugar119960010.5100
Douglas MacArthur119440017.4827,9520
James Madison21808, 181222164.530692
Willie Person Mangum118360022.34020
William Marcy118520017.5000
Joseph Martin119400013.6000
Claude Matthews118960013.1900
William Gibbs McAdoo21920, 19240070.9400
John McCain22000, 20081098.7045,652,714173
Eugene McCarthy119680035.78996,4610
George McClellan118641061.9044,888,49648
Paul McCloskey119720011.3100
Joseph McDonald118840015.7500
George McGovern31968, 1972, 19841082.3937,533,35817
William McKinley31892, 1896, 190022190.58102,764,828677
John McLean (b. 1785)118560017.8300
John McLean (b. 1848)118960014.6300
Wilbur Mills119720010.3600
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
John Milton117890026.29016
Walter Mondale119841058.8340,556,97013
James Monroe21816, 182022186.140990
William Morrison118800016.9500
Levi Morton118960015.0300
Oliver Morton118760023.0900
William Murray119320012.7300
Edmund Muskie119720017.0600
Ralph Nader120000019.094,388,8980
Richard Nixon41960, 1964, 1968, 197232256.38153,657,2721,040
George Norris119280013.7700
Barack Obama22008, 201222165.62103,989,225697
Asa Packer118680016.5500
Mitchell Palmer119200027.0900
Alton Parker119041066.3337,602,532158
Joel Parker118680015.2700
Robert Pattison118960018.7000
Ron Paul22008, 20120031.82500,8560
Henry Payne118800018.7800
George Pendleton118680036.4300
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Ross Perot21992, 19960080.6527,303,1460
Rick Perry120120010.1400
Franklin Pierce21852, 185611132.5750,841,127462
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney41796, 1800, 1804, 180820207.400441
Thomas Pinckney117960061.700230
James Polk118441181.3349,543,748333
Matthew Quay118960015.3500
Samuel Randall118840018.2200
Ronald Reagan41968, 1976, 1980, 198422262.11109,521,3801,015
James Reed119280017.3500
Thomas Reed118960017.5900
James Rhodes119680019.2800
Bill Richardson120080010.1700
Pat Robertson119880015.4100
Nelson Rockefeller21964, 19680042.5800
Mitt Romney22008, 20121094.0647,204,020206
Franklin Roosevelt41932, 1936, 1940, 194444366.37226,275,3501,901
Theodore Roosevelt31904, 1912, 191611167.1183,795,844469
Elihu Root119160016.2300
Richard Russell21948, 19520046.0600
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
John Rutledge117890045.73047
Rick Santorum120120022.2500
Winfield Scott31840, 1848, 185210118.8543,865,16776
William Scranton119640019.4200
William Seward118600039.8600
Horatio Seymour21864, 18681082.7247,335,472146
Thomas Seymour118640023.4100
John Sherman21880, 18880054.7300
Lawrence Sherman119160015.6300
Sargent Shriver119760011.1400
Paul Simon119880012.6600
Alfred Smith41920, 1924, 1928, 193210125.8340,770,97988
William Sproul119200015.0900
Harold Stassen21948, 19520037.1700
Adlai Stevenson31952, 1956, 196020139.2886,331,852164
Stuart Symington119600014.6500
Robert Taft31940, 1948, 19520087.1400
William Howard Taft21908, 191221139.2474,751,639366
Zachary Taylor118481178.9347,283,987302
Edward Telfair117890021.4208
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
Norman Thomas119320017.504,048,8550
Fred Thompson120080010.8100
Allen Thurman21880, 18840036.2900
Strom Thurmond119480034.752,401,15040
Samuel Tilden21876, 18801089.2950,979,384268
Harry Truman119481180.3549,507,230307
Paul Tsongas119920021.8200
Morris Udall119760018.2200
Oscar Underwood21912, 19240031.9800
Martin Van Buren41836, 1840, 1844, 184821237.77107,755,054421
Arthur Vandenberg21940, 19480028.7200
George Wallace41964, 1968, 1972, 197600103.1013,531,23846
Henry Wallace119480017.652,376,5380
Thomas Walsh21924, 19280024.1200
Earl Warren21948, 19520044.7600
Elihu Washburne118800013.1900
George Washington31789, 1792, 179622213.7801,084
James Watson119280013.5700
James Weaver21880, 18920059.4611,855,92327
Daniel Webster31836, 1848, 18520061.122,961,47826
CandidateQualYearsNomWinCSPV*EQEV*EQ
John Weeks119160016.3500
George White119320012.7000
Hugh White118361054.629,717,57248
Wendell Willkie119401063.8444,833,83883
Woodrow Wilson21912, 191622164.3391,077,886722
William Wirt118320035.637,783,39313
Leonard Wood119200031.9500
Levi Woodbury118480025.2500
Sam Yorty119720010.3000