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President — United States of America

— Republican Party

Delegates and Alternate Delegates Appear on the Ballot

Republican primary voters vote not only for their presidential preference, but also for delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention.
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The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.

Delegates and Alternate Delegates Appear on the Ballot

Republican primary voters vote not only for their presidential preference, but also for delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Delegates and alternate delegates do not appear on Voter’s Edge, but they will appear on the Republican primary ballot. Each voter may vote for up to three delegates and three alternate delegates. Delegates and alternate delegates state on the ballot which candidate they support and they are bound to that candidate. The winner of the statewide presidential preference vote is awarded Illinois’s 12 at-large delegates.

Candidates Who Have Suspended Their Campaigns

The following candidates have suspended their campaigns and do not appear on Voter's Edge, but will still appear on the Illinois Republican primary ballot:

Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum

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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 4 candidates.

Donald J. Trump

Republican
Businessperson
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Marco Rubio

Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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John R. Kasich

Republican
Banker & Elected Official
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Ted Cruz

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Attorney & Elected Official
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Businessperson
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Experience

Experience

Profession:Businessperson
Chairman and CEO, The Trump Organization (1971–current)
Host, The Celebrity Apprentice (2004–2015)

Education

Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania B.S. (1968)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $334,526,616

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Donald Trump
$66,141,660
2
Employees of United States Department of Defense
$284,248
3
Employees of Boch Automotive
$86,936
4
Employees of U.S. Government
$78,411
5
Employees of Wells Fargo
$65,261

More information about contributions

By State:

New York 42.23%
Texas 7.85%
California 6.75%
Florida 6.23%
Other 36.94%
42.23%36.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (74.07%)
Small contributions (25.93%)
74.07%25.93%

By Type:

From organizations (0.24%)
From individuals (99.76%)
99.76%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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Experience

Profession:Attorney & Elected Official
Senior fellow, Florida International University (2011–current)
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2011–current)
President, Rubio Consulting (2008–2011)
President, Rubio PA (2008–2011)
Visiting professor, Florida International University (2008–2010)
Counsel, Broad & Cassel (2004–2008)
Speaker, Florida House of Representatives — Elected position (2006–2008)
Member, Florida House of Representatives — Elected position (2000–2008)
Commissioner, City of West Miami — Elected position (1998–2000)

Education

University of Miami School of Law J.D. (1996)
University of Florida B.A., political science (1993)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $46,480,815

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Goldman Sachs
$172,800
2
Employees of Elliott Management
$91,570
3
Employees of Blackstone
$66,352
4
Employees of Alliant Insurance Services
$58,350
5
Employees of Steward Health Care
$53,339

More information about contributions

By State:

Florida 17.69%
California 15.69%
Texas 9.16%
New York 7.63%
Other 49.83%
17.69%15.69%9.16%49.83%

By Size:

Large contributions (76.92%)
Small contributions (23.08%)
76.92%23.08%

By Type:

From organizations (1.28%)
From individuals (98.72%)
98.72%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email contact@marcorubio.com
Republican
Banker & Elected Official
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Experience

Profession:Banker & Elected Official
Governor, State of Ohio — Elected position (2011–current)
Managing director, Lehman Brothers (2001–2008)
Host, From the Heartland with John Kasich, Fox News (2001–2007)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (1983–2001)
Senator, Ohio Senate — Elected position (1979–1983)
Legislative assistant, Office of Ohio State Senator Donald Lukens (1975–1978)

Education

Ohio State University B.A., political science (1974)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $19,329,487

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of F.E. Moran
$52,900
2
Employees of Dinsmore & Shohl
$41,600
3
Employees of Medical Mutual of Ohio
$41,550
4
Huntington Bancshares and employees
$37,050
5
Employees of Jones Day
$31,900

More information about contributions

By State:

Ohio 31.11%
California 10.64%
New York 6.03%
Florida 5.36%
Other 46.87%
31.11%10.64%46.87%

By Size:

Large contributions (77.76%)
Small contributions (22.24%)
77.76%22.24%

By Type:

From organizations (1.59%)
From individuals (98.41%)
98.41%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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Experience

Profession:Attorney & Elected Official
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2013–current)
Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP (2008–2013)
Adjunct professor, University of Texas School of Law (2004–2009)
Solicitor general, State of Texas — Appointed position (2003–2008)
Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission (2001–2003)
Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team (2000–2001)
Associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice (2001–2001)

Education

Harvard Law School J.D. (1995)
Princeton University B.A., Public Policy (1992)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $92,387,360

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of United States Department of Defense
$197,698
2
Employees of Woodforest National Bank
$83,501
3
Employees of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
$73,075
4
Employees of United States Postal Service
$73,039
5
Employees of Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP
$57,212

More information about contributions

By State:

Texas 36.49%
California 10.04%
Florida 5.05%
New York 2.92%
Other 45.49%
36.49%10.04%45.49%

By Size:

Large contributions (61.65%)
Small contributions (38.35%)
61.65%38.35%

By Type:

From organizations (0.21%)
From individuals (99.79%)
99.79%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

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