“The table below lists all individuals who have filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the FEC to register as a 2012 presidential candidate.
Each individual who is a candidate for federal office must file an FEC Form 2 within 15 days of becoming a candidate. The candidate may file this form on paper or electronically. Paper filers may choose to send a letter that contains the information required on the FEC Form 2, in lieu of the form itself.
Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), an individual becomes a candidate for federal office when:
The individual has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000; or
The individual has given consent to another person to receive contributions or make expenditures on behalf of him or herself and that person has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000 (11 CFR 100.3(a)).
Funds received and payments made for the purpose of determining whether an individual should become a candidate are not considered “contributions” or “expenditures” that may trigger candidacy. However, only funds permissible under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act) may be used for these exploratory activities. See 11 CFR 100.72 and 100.131 for further information.
The list below shows all individuals who have filed Statements of Candidacy regardless of the amounts of activity in the campaign. The list is sorted alphabetically by last name. To see this list sorted by Form 2 filing date click on the filing date column header. To view an image of the filed FEC Form 2, click on the hyperlinked candidate name.
Follow the above link for the presidential candidate list for 2012.
You can click on each name for some further information (not much) about each candidate.
I wonder if the Disgruntled Old Coot could convince enough folks to send me campaign contributions to meet the $5,000 requirement?
If elected I would follow the advice of much better minds than mine:
“The government that governs least governs best.”
Yeah, some things and events have to be handled.
I believe that common sense would dictate when to step in as president and take care of things.
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section about how I would handle the presidential office.