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Clinton benefited from a lowered unemployment rate running up to the election and the handling of foreign policy and Hurricane Sandy. On November 7, 2012, President Clinton went on to win re-election with a moderate margin in the popular vote and electoral college.
Democratic Party nomination
- Hillary Clinton, President of the United States from New York
- Mike Gravel, Former U.S. Senator from Alaska
Republican Party nominationRepublican Candidates
- Rick Santorum, former U.S Senator from Pennsylvania
- Ron Paul, U.S. Representative from Texas (withdren on May 19, 2012 and endorsed Rick Santorum)
- Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas (withdrew on May 4, 2012 and endorsed Rick Santorum)
- Bill Graves, former Governor of Kansas (withdrew on March 1, 2012 and endorsed Rick Santorum)
- Buddy Roemer, former Governor of Louisiana (withdrew on February 22, 2012, to run for the nominations of Americans Elect and the Reform Party)
- Rick Perry, Governor of Texas (withdrew on January 19, 2012, and endorsed Mike Huckabee. He later endorsed Rick Santorum)
- Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts (withdrew on January 12, 2012, and endorsed Rick Santorum)
- Tom Tancredo, U.S. Representative from Colorado (withdrew on December 29, 2011 and endorsed Mitt Romney. He later endorsed Rick Santorum.)
- Herman Cain, businessman from Georgia (withdrew on December 3, 2011, and endorsed Bill Graves. He later endorsed Rick Santorum.)
A number of Republican candidates entered the field to challenge the incumbent Democratic President, Hillary Clinton.