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Hi all. I am in the process of making a 2016 scenario with fictional candidates. I was hoping that you all could help me out by creating some candidates and possibly providing a backstory for them. I want this scenario to have a variety of Democratic and Republican candidates (so they can be governors, senators, congressmen, businessmen, actors, cabinet secretaries, media personalities, etc.) as well as a number of strong third party contenders. Ideally I will have around 10 candidates for the main two parties. Feel free to also include some minor party candidates. What I need from you:

Candidate Name

Occupation (Governor, Senator, etc)

Home State

Leadership, Integrity, Experience, Issue Familiarity, Charisma, Stamina, and Debating Scores

Starting Funds

Any additional notes (Very strong in NH but weak in IA and SC, etc)

Information regarding the candidate's platform

Similar to the actual election, the electorate will be volatile so outsiders could definitely win. I'm not opposed to having Trump/Clinton/Trudeau-esque candidates either.

Get creative! Thanks!

 

See below for an example:

Title: Vice President
Name: Henry Raymond
Party: Republican
Political Influence Points: 25
State: Michigan
Starting Funds: 15,000,000
Description: Henry Raymond has served the past eight years as Richard Slattery’s Vice President. Prior to being elected to the Vice Presidency is 2004 he served three terms in the United States Senate and served 2 terms as the Governor of Michigan. Does Henry Raymond have what it takes to win the White House? Or will his close connections with President Slattery ruin his chances?
How Well Known: 5
Established: 5
Leadership:4
Integrity: 3
Experience: 4
Issues: 3
Charisma: 3
Stamina: 3
Debating: 3
Basic Political Views: Moderate on social issues but fiscally conservative.

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Title: Governor of New York, former Mayor of New York City
Name: James Rockefeller
Party: Republican
Political Influence Points: 20
State: New York
Starting Funds: 40,000,000
Description: James Rockefeller from a very young age groomed to be President of the United States. After Uncle Nelson's failed attempts to gain the highest office in the 1960s, the Rockefeller clan has bided its time and groomed a candidate to through into the fray once more. James was that candidate from a young age, being enrolled in the highest schools and universities in the States, and quickly becoming the point man for a Rockefeller return to the national stage. at age 30 he was able to win the race for mayor of NYC and the back of massive outside money and a vigorous campaign. 2 years later he crashed into the Governor's mansion in one of the best Republican results in state history, on the back of Eliot Spitzer's massive scandal. He has, however, been no regular Republican. James Rockefeller is known as a strong supporter of gay rights, and has strived to lead an era of tolerant, youthful, "Kinder Republicanism." while he receives many attacks from social conservative stalwarts, he is a proven fiscal conservative and has attempted to stop every tax increase that has reached his desk. While he is painted as a out-of touch elite and a Republican in name only. Governor Rockefeller is injecting a new generation into the aging party of Reagan. Can the "New Republican" lead his party into a new millennia, or will the old school conservatism be able to stand the wave?
How Well Known: 4
Established: 4
Leadership:3
Integrity: 1
Experience: 4
Issues: 4
Charisma: 5
Stamina: 4
Debating:4
Basic Political Views: Fiscal conservative and social moderate to liberal, strong interventionist

Notes: as a "liberal" Republican, Rockefeller is very strong in the more moderate strongholds of the northeast, but is of course politically blacklisted in the more conservative South and Plains. He is also very charismatic, and is very respected among independents and moderates, and would mainly be a candidate for  young, educated, and modern Republicans. I generally see him as a liberal republican who will have some difficulty with the primary, but extremely well suited to fight a general election, especially with a far left democrat. You could also put him as a third party Bloomberg-esque candidate if a more extreme conservative wins the nomination, under a reform like third party.

 

Love the idea, cant wait to see how it turns out!

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Title: Term Limited Governor of Ohio
Name: Trenton Adams
Party: Republican
Political Influence Points: 25
State: Ohio
Starting Funds: 5,000,000
Description: Governor Trenton Adams is no rookie to the political game. First elected as a City Commissioner of Dayton, Ohio at the age of 20, Adams has held many offices. He went on to be elected Mayor at the age of 24, an office he resigned two years into his term to run for state senator. At the age of 26, he'd already held three offices in the span of six years. He served two terms as a state senator before running for the House of Representatives at age 34. He won the Republican nomination by a slim majority of 2%. He ultimately lost the election to the incumbent democrat. Two years later he ran again, this time winning the election. After only serving as a Congressman for two years, Rep. Trenton Adams was sought out by the Ohio Republican Party to run for Governor. His maverick personality and moderate views made him a viable candidate after one term Governor Jackson Kiltwell announced he wouldn't seek a second term. (possible surrogate?) He won the republican nomination, and won the general election in a landslide. Adams went on to serve two terms as governor, and now, as an outgoing Governor, is running for President. He seemingly climbed the political ladder quickly. (if you want a description to put in for the primaries and the general election, let me know.)
How Well Known: 5
Established: 4
Leadership: 4, known for his maverick personality, good at uniting the two state factions of the Democratic and Republican parties
Integrity: 5
Experience: 4, served in a wide array of offices
Issues: 3
Charisma: 4
Stamina: 3
Debating: 3
Basic Political Views: Socially Moderate, Economically conservative, Supports States rights

Additional Notes: Gov. Adams would most likely poll very well in Ohio, along with more moderate states like Colorado, Nevada, Michigan, New Mexico, etc. He would probably pick a conservative as his running mate to secure the core of the Republican party. Possibly a woman however, in order to appease moderates. Candidates like Jan Brewer or Mia Love. 

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Name: Robert J. Fallston

Occupation: Circuit Court of Appeals Judge for the 11th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Party: Republican

State: Florida

Political Influence Points: 20

Leadership: 4

Integrity: 3

Experience: 4

Issue Familiarity 5

Charisma 1

Stamina 2

Debating Scores 3

7,500,000

Born in Pensacola, Florida, July 14th, 1945. He is Extremely strong in Florida and other Southern States as well as the Southwest. He is an oldboy Conservative at age 71. He graduated from Harvard Law in the  Class of 1968, as his senior thesis he wrote of his time as a legal hand in the Nixon 1968 campaign. He never voted Democrat his entire life not because he is a Radical Republican, simply because he's been a Country Club Republican all his life. He was elected Attorney General of Florida in 1970, the youngest in its history and led a crusade for Sodomy Laws, enacting extremely tough statues and starting a trend the rest of the South would follow. He would famously argue for the Death Penalty in 1975 before the Florida Supreme Court coming back with a unanimous verdict in the state's favor. It was this moment that propelled him to fame as a Law and Order hardline candidate and rising Conservative star. He defeated 70 year old 17-term Establishment Democrat Bob Sikes in a Youthful Grassroots campaign for the 1st Congressional District of Florida. During his time in the House he would sponsor many bills to toughen laws on Drugs and Crime. This would often fail the Democrat dominated House but it got him a name. After 3 terms in the House, he defeated incumbent Governor of Florida Bob Graham in 1982 in one of the closest elections in Florida State History. He pioneered Socially Conservative legislation and the biggest tax cuts in state history slashing taxes for the rich and middle class substantially. He was resoundingly re-elected in 1986 when in 1988 he would be elected to the U.S. Senate at age 43. His tenure was famous for his youthful and charismatic filibusters of Socially Progressive legislation which greatly endeared him to the Traditional Base. His greatest strengths would come from Elderly Voters even as he was 43, he always had a soft spot for Social Security. He would face no serious opposition in the Republican Landslide of 1994. He would continue to fight vigorously for Law and Order sponsoring many a bill to crack down on Pot and other drugs. In 2000, he was resoundingly re-elected with 72% of the vote. His sky-high popularity put him on George Bush's shortlist for Vice President. During the recounts Bush allegedly remarked "This really makes me wish we picked Bob". However, Bush would attone for his as in 2005 as Fallston was gearing up for another campaign, Bush announced his nomination to the 11th Circuit court of Appeals, one which was swiftly confirmed by the Senate. His most famous decisions have been most often thrown out by the Supreme Court for upholding Sodomy Laws, School Prayer, and other Socially Conservative Issues. His tenure has been one of extreme Conservatism. He now looks to the highest office in the land. But, he'd take Supreme Court if one of his Republican friends helped him out.

Fallston is a Pro-Life Activist, advocating for exceptions only in the case of Threat to the Life of the Mother. He is Socially Right-Wing and extremely tough on Crime and Drugs. He is however, Economically Far-Right believing in almost no regulation on the economy. Fiscally he is Right-Wing as he does support Social Programs for Senior citizens, but none else.

Note: He would poll extremely well in Florida for his storied past in the state, his numbers would be higher in Law and Order states as well. The South would eat his message up. He would also poll well in the Southwest, particularly Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, for his relationship with Seniors.

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@mz452 I can write a lot if I get into it lol, I might do another one, I find these really fun to make, I love making fake politicians, if you ever need more, feel free to ask and I'll whip some right up..

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Thought I'd give it a go - why not!

Name: Molly Newland

Occupation: Junior Senator for Georgia

Party: Democrat

State: Georgia

Political Influence Points: 20

Basic Political Views: Centre Left

Leadership: 4

Integrity: 4

Experience: 2

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 5

Stamina: 4

Debating Score: 3

Starting Funds: 4,500,000

Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1980, Molly Newland is seen as something of a breath of fresh air in the Democratic party, but is still considered an outsider due to her young age. A former lawyer turned working class activist, Newland is seen as far left socially, but something of a centrist in terms of immigration and fiscal policy. 

After becoming Georgia's youngest ever attorney general, Newland delivered a landmark speech that went viral on corporate corruption and negligence following a case that left 43 workers dead in Savannah. Newland set her sights on the political sphere and, unusually for a Democrat, enjoys high approval ratings in her home state before and after her ascent to the US senate. Still, as the first Democrat in decades to represent Georgia, she still ruffles feathers with the conservative guard and Republican voters that want her out. Georgia's changing demographics landed Newland the win however, and the freshman senator looks towards the presidency following her first term. 

In terms of her personal life,  her surrogates include her husband, Adam Newland, a lawyer, and her sister, Jeanine Szohr, a well-known political analyst on NBC. 

 

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Title: Senator
Name: Mitch K. Campbell
Party: Democratic
Political Influence Points: 20
State: Louisiana
Starting Funds: 10,000,000
Description: Born in New York City, in 1971 to two immigrants, Mitch Campbell has risen to prominence within a very short space of time. After graduating from university, he worked briefly for Vice President Al Gore, before becoming the legal advisor for his 2000 campaign. He gained widespread recognition in the aftermath of the 2000 election and the Bush v. Gore legal battle. After spending a few years working in New Orleans as a lawyer, he announced in 2003 that he would run for the Louisiana Senate seat. He narrowly lost that election to David Vitter. He then worked as a political commentator, before deciding to run again in 2008. He finished second in the jungle primary behind incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu, but defeated her by .3% in the run-off. While in the Senate, he has been one of his party's most rebellious members, voting very much in line with the Blue Dog Democrats. Critics, however, argue that he is barley a Democrat, and unlike the majority of the New Democrats, has drifted right instead of left.
 

Leadership:4
Integrity: 3
Experience: 3
Issues: 3
Charisma: 4
Stamina: 3
Debating: 3
Basic Political Views: Very much a Blue Dog Democrat, although more progressive on gay rights and has made the creation of a Federal Health Service a main part of his campaign

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@mz452 Is this being pursued?

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16 minutes ago, mz452 said:

I am waiting for more candidates.

Why don't you tell them the truth about how far these scenario attempts asking posters for random candidates have ever gotten in the past?

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