Election Guide: U.S. President 

U.S. Presidential Candidates (from left) Barack Obama, Gary Johnson and Mitt Romney. - PHOTO ILLUSTRATION SARAHKATE CHAMNESS
  • U.S. Presidential Candidates (from left) Barack Obama, Gary Johnson and Mitt Romney.
  • Photo Illustration SarahKate Chamness


PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES



The major political parties and associated interests have spent more than $1.7 billion so far on the presidential election, according to New York Times analysis. They stand ready with millions more as they head into the final stretch. With nearly 1 million political ads greasing the wheels, do feel you are well acquainted with the candidates for president? All 19 of them?

Incumbent President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and his mainline Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are as far down this section of the ballot as northwards of 90 percent of voters are likely to go.
click to enlarge Johnson packed an IUPUI auditorium with fans and interested onlookers. - REBECCA TOWNSEND
  • Johnson packed an IUPUI auditorium with fans and interested onlookers.
  • Rebecca Townsend


But former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, packed an IUPUI auditorium during his most recent visit to Indianapolis as he espoused his plan to end our foreign wars, disband the Federal Reserve and legalize marijuana.



Any worthy ballot tour must note that voters will encounter the Obama, Romney and Johnson candidates by name; the most-informed voters will note their options are even more expansive. The mix also includes candidates such as Stewart Alexander, the Socialist Party candidate accessible to Hoosiers by write-in, who is a political activist from California.
Socialist Party candidates, Stewart Alexander, a Californian running for U.S. president (left), along with John Strinka who is running as for state rep in District 39, dropped into the NUVO newsroom to share their platform with News Editor Rebecca Townsend. - SCOTT SHOGER
  • Socialist Party candidates, Stewart Alexander, a Californian running for U.S. president (left), along with John Strinka who is running as for state rep in District 39, dropped into the NUVO newsroom to share their platform with News Editor Rebecca Townsend.
  • Scott Shoger

The Green Party's Jill Stein, the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode and Stephen Durham of the Freedom Party join a host of other write-in candidates as options. As much as we'd like to acknowledge all the write-ins for all the races, this will be the last time on this tour. Just be aware that if the candidates listed don't speak to you, write-in options may be available. (If they take the time to step up, they deserve at least an acknowledgement.)

Care to take a tour of the races for Indiana's Congressional Delegation?

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