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These Are The Possible 2016 Presidential Candidates The Media Has The Biggest Crush On

There have been 335 newspaper articles written this year about the 2016 presidential election, according to Pew Research Center. More of them were about Hillary Clinton than any other potential candidate.

1. More newspaper articles have been written about the 2016 presidential election this year than were written at the same time before the last two elections, according to Pew Research Center.

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2. 110 stories mentioned a possible candidate who was a Republican, 81 mentioned a possible candidate who was a Democrat while 144 mentioned no candidate.

3. The most frequently mentioned possible candidates are:

4. 1. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was mentioned 66 times.

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5. 2. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was mentioned 52 times.

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6. 3. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was mentioned 48 times.

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7. 4. Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) was mentioned 45 times.

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8. 5. Vice President Joe Biden was mentioned 35 times.

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9. 6. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was mentioned 29 times.

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10. 6. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) was also mentioned 29 times.

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11. 8. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was mentioned 16 times.

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12. 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) was mentioned 14 times.

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13. 10. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) was mentioned 13 times.

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14. 10. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) was also mentioned 13 times.

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15. 12. Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) was mentioned 12 times.

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16. 13. Donald Trump was mentioned 11 times.

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17. 14. Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) was mentioned 10 times.

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18. The study found Hillary Clinton is by far the most frequently mentioned possible candidate. The next Democrat on the list, Joe Biden, received nearly half as many mentions.

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19. But overall, Republican candidates are mentioned more than Democratic ones. The third most frequently mentioned Democrat on the list, Martin O’Malley, doesn’t even show up until after Donald Trump.

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