TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s two main political parties turned in the name of the candidates that will be part of the March primary ballot.
The Florida Democratic Party earlier this month placed three Democrats on the ballot: Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders.
The Republican Party of Florida is submitting the names of 14 GOP candidates: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.
Candidates have until Dec. 14th to request that the Secretary of State’s office remove their names from the ballot. Jindal suspended his campaign in November.
The presidential primary will be March 15th.
Republican party officials in May voted to make the GOP primary a winner-take-all contest.
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