Candidates For March Presidential Primary Announced
Monday, December 5, 2011 3:01 pm
Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced the nine Republican candidates and one Democrat who are scheduled to compete in Tennesee’s March 6 presidential preference primary elections.
Secretary Hargett announced the candidates’ names during a State Election Commission meeting this afternoon.
The Republican candidates are: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles “Buddy” Roemer, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
The lone Democrat is President Barack Obama.
Any of the listed candidates who do not wish to participate in the Tennessee primaries have until noon Dec. 13 to withdraw, otherwise their names will appear on the ballot.