Political News for Senior Citizens


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Democrat Presidential Candidates 2016

Pulling for Senior Citizen to be President? Three Democrats, Two Republicans Qualify

Clinton could tie Ronald Reagan for oldest incoming president, but Trump could become oldest


Oct. 12, 2015 - Just in case you are pulling for a senior citizen to be the next president of the United States, you should know that three of the five Democrats on the debate stage Tuesday night will be bona fide senior citizens – age 65 or older – before the swearing on January 20, 2017.

Here are the ages the Democrat contenders will be, according to p2016.org, which provides regular news coverage of the presidential campaign.

  • Bernie Sanders - 75 years and 4 months

  • Jim Web - 70 years and 11 months

  • Hillary Clinton - 69 years and 2 months

  • Lincoln Chafee - 63 years and 9 months

  • Martin O'Malley - 54 years and 1 months

And, if he joins the race, V.P. Jim Biden - 74 years and 2 months

Should Clinton win, she would tie Ronald Reagan for America's oldest incoming president.

Interestingly, there are a slew of candidates running for the Republican nomination but only two – the current poll leaders, Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson - will be qualified senior citizens on the swearing-in date. Trump will be 70 years and 7 months old, while Carson will be 65 plus 4 months.

Should Trump win, he would be the oldest incoming president.

Read more, including the ages of all the Republican candidates, at p2016.org.

The CNN-Facebook Democratic Presidential Primary Debate will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV from 9:00-11:00 p.m. (Eastern).


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