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List of fictional United States presidential candidates

List of fictional United States presidential candidates
List of fictional United States Presidents A–F G–M N–T U–Z Other Candidates Vice Presidents This is a list of fictional candidates who ran for the office of President of the United States. For successful candidates who became president, please see List of fictional U.S. Presidents. Presidential candidates are listed in alphabetical order by the first letter in their last name. See also • Party: Republican • Elected by the electoral college, but resigns after feeling he did not win in the proper fashion Chastity Bono • Candidate in: The Simpsons, "Bart to the Future" episode • Bono ran against Lisa Simpson; Lenny Leonard voted for her. General Warren Boutwell • Played by Billy Dee Williams in Undercover Brother • An African-American Vietnam War veteran whose candidacy causes "The Man" to begin brainwashing black cultural figures Clark Braxton • Candidate featured in Perfect Killer, a novel by Lewis Perdue Don Butler • Ran for the Republican Party nomination in the U.S. presidential election, 2006 on The West Wing. • Lost to Arnold Vinick. • Party: Republican • Based on Pat Robertson.

Alvin • Candidate in: Alvin and the Chipmunks song Alvin for President Benjamin K. Arthur • Candidate in: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) • Played by: Robert Riordan • Running mate: Johnny Iselin (James Gregory) • Party: Republican Party

Bill the Cat • Candidate in: Bloom County comic strip in the U.S. presidential election, 1984 and 1988 • Played by: Himself • Running mate: Opus the penguin • Party: National Radical Meadow Party (third party). Theodore Block • Candidate in The People’s Choice (novel)

Gary Candor • Candidate in: The Interim (novel) • Senate Minority Leader and senior senator from Pennsylvania • Running Mate: Secretary of Defense George Granger


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• Campaigned on behalf of a free Taiwan, the party platform • Won by two electoral votes; beating out Senator Ricardo Hernandez of Texas • Political Party: Democrat Anthony Collins • Candidate in: The Interim (novel) • Junior senator from Colorado • Maintained third place throughout the primaries • Resigned candidacy two days before the Democratic National Convention in New York City • Supported Gary Candor afterwards • Became secretary of state under Candor • Political Party: Democrat Cthulhu • Candidate in: Chaosium products • Party: Elder Party • Slogan: "Why vote for a lesser evil? Cthulhu for president" • Website: Cthulhu for President Graydon Creed • Candidate in: X-Men comic book franchise in the U.S. presidential election, 1996 • Founder of the anti-mutant hate group The Friends of Humanity • Assassinated before the elections by Mystique, a mutant terrorist who was also Creed’s mother • Party: (third party).

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• Candidate in: Doonesbury comic strip in the U.S. presidential election, 2000 • Party:

Etrigan (aka The Demon) • Candidate in: DC Comics comic book in the U.S. presidential election, 1992 • Played by: Himself • Actual demon from Hell, he pulls out of the election when tricked into banishing himself. • Party: Republican

MacArthur Foyle • Candidate in The People’s Choice (novel) • Party: Republican • Dies in a horse riding accident after winning the general election but before the electoral college meets

George Granger • Candidate in: The Interim (novel) • Secretary of Defense from California • Maintained second place in the primaries • Resigned candidacy after a deadlock during the Democratic National Convention in New York City • Nominated as vice presidential candidate by Gary Candor • Party: Democrat

Daffy Duck • Candidate in: Daffy Duck for President • Party: Wants to be his own party • Was defeated by Bugs Bunny once he started making campaigns Senator Daterape • Candidate in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, set 34 years in the future. • Ran against President Douchebag. • Party: Republican Tom Dobbs • Candidate in Man of the Year • Ran against Senator Mills and President Kelloggs. • Party: Independent President Douchebag • Candidate in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, set 34 years in the future. • Reelected to a second term over Senator Daterape. • Party: Democrat Uncle Duke

Ricardo Hernandez • Candidate in: The Interim (novel) • Senate Majority Leader and senior senator from Texas • Running Mate: Senator David Andrews of New York • First Hispanic presidential candidate • Endorsed by outgoing President Payne • Campaigned on behalf of the One-China policy, the party platform • Lost by two electoral votes to Senator Gary Candor of Pennsylvania • Party: Republican Clarence Hilliard • Candidate in: The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962). • Played by: Timothy Carey.


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• Party: The Eternal Man party (third party). Howard The Duck • Candidate in: Howard The Duck (comic book). • Party: The All-Night Party. Hubert Hoag • Candidate in: Fahrenheit 451 • Defeated in a landslide by opponent Winston Noble. • Party: Outs John Hoynes • Candidate in: The West Wing • U.S. Senator from Texas • Candidate for 1998 and 2006 Democratic nominations • Lost 1998 nomination to Josiah Bartlet, before becoming Bartlet’s Vice President • Resign Vice Presidency in 2003 in a sex scandal, but ran for the nomination again in 2006 • Lost 2006 nomination to Texas Congressman Matt Santos James Hilton • Candidate in: Presidential Diaries • Was successful for reelection with 52% of the popular vote in 2036 • Party: Republican

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Clinton and Bob Dole. Kang won the election. • Party: unknown John Keeler • Candidate in: 24 • In Season Three, Senator Keeler runs against incumbent David Palmer. Wins when Palmer drops out of the race • Party: Republican President Kelloggs • Candidate in: Man of the Year • Running for re-election • Ran against: Tom Dobbs and Senator Mills • Party: Democratic

Linda Lovelace • Candidate in: Linda Lovelace for President (1976) (film) • Played by: Herself • Party: The Upright Party

Grant Matthews • Candidate in: State of the Union • Played by: Spencer Tracy • Biography: Born in 1895, in Carson City, Nevada. Served as a fighter pilot in WWI and was decorated by France, Britain, and the US. After the war, Matthews married his wife Mary and had two children (Grant "Butch" Jr. & Joyce). Matthews started his own airplane business which soon became one of the biggest in the country. He was convinced to run by Kay Thorndyke, a newspaper magnate with whom he was having an affair. Although he gained much support running on a centrist platform, Matthews decided to withdraw from the primaries after he saw that his political handlers were trading principal for votes. • Party: Republican Norman Mart • Candidate in: Tapeheads • Played by: Clu Gulager • A U.S. senator, his career is ruined in a sex scandal. Yelnick McWawa • Predicted to be "our next president" by Cliff Clavin on the television show Cheers. • The prediction was arrived at by mathematical deduction. Molly the Dog

Smith Comma John • Candidate in: MADtv • Appears in ads denying that he is an alien trying to take over and enslave Earth. • Party: unknown Jimmy James • Candidate in:NewsRadio • Ran in race for seven minutes for women’s attention (later found out by Lisa Miller) • Party: unknown Senator Joy • Candidate in Bonekickers • Appeared in one episode when he intended to be the first black president. • Party: unknown

Kodos • Candidate in: The Simpsons – "Treehouse of Horror VII" episode • The hostile alien Kodos and his companion Kang competed in the 1996 election after having captured and impersonated original presidential candidates Bill


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• Active presidential candidog for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. • Charter member of the "BYOB" party. Senator Mills • Candidate in: Man of the Year • Ran against: Tom Dobbs and President Kelloggs • Party: Republican Frank Morgan • Candidate in Hitman: Blood Money • Opposed to the legalization of human cloning in the US, a major campaign issue in-game. • Has the support of at least one radio station and newspaper in Mississippi • Ultimately loses the election to Tom Steward • Party: Democratic Party Dennis Morgenthal • Candidate in: Jack & Bobby • Played by: John Heard • Defeated Robert McCallister in the Republican primary of 2040 but is subsequently defeated by McCallister in the general election by a narrow margin when McCallister runs as an independent. • Party: Republican Party Augustus Mutt • Candidate in: Mutt and Jeff (comic strip) in the U.S. presidential election, 1928 • Played by: Himself • First cartoon character to run for president. • Party: Unknown

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• Played by: Dennis Haysbert • David Palmer was a Senator running for president in the California Presidential Primary in the first season. That season’s storyline revolved around a plot to assassinate him. He also ran for reelection in the third season, but dropped out of the race by the end of that season. Philippe • Candidate in Achewood (webcomic) • Party: The Finding Nemo Party [1]. Ben Phillips • Candidate in "The Scandal Plan or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wife" (novel) • Party: Democratic Pigasus • Satiric candidate at the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, led by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. • Actual pig. Pogo Possum • Candidate in: Pogo 1952-1980 (comic strip) and the animated movie Pogo for President: I Go Pogo (1980). • Played by: Himself • Party: unknown.

Randee of the Redwoods • Candidate in: Various MTV TV commercials (1987-90). • Played by: Jim Turner. • Party: Unknown (third party). Robert Redford • Candidate in Watchmen (graphic novel) • Party: most likely Democratic Party, as he was running against Richard Nixon • Announced candidacy in the 1988 election at the end of the fictional story, leading a newspaper editor to proclaim, "This is still America God damnit! Who wants a cowboy actor in the White House?", a thinly-veiled jab at then president Ronald Reagan Robert Ritchie • Candidate in The West Wing (television series) • Played by James Brolin • Ritchie attended the University of Florida and is married to Janet Ritchie. Ritchie was the Governor of Florida when he ran against incumbent president Josiah Bartlet in the 2002 presidential election. Ritchie supported oil exploration in the Arctic

Alfred E. Neuman • The MAD Magazine spokesman throws his hat into the ring in most elections. • Runs under the slogan "You could do worse, and always have!" • Party: Unknown

Charles Palantine • Candidate in Taxi Driver • Played by: Leonard Harris • Charles Palantine was a Senator from New York who attempted to run for president in the U.S. presidential election, 1972. • Party: Democratic Party David Palmer • Candidate in 24


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National Wildlife Reserve in Alaska and opposed affirmative action. • President Bartlet called Governor Ritchie a ".22 caliber mind in a .357 world." In the general election, President Bartlet defeated Governor Ritchie and running mate Jeff Heston by 11 million popular votes in a landslide. • Party: Republican Party Barbara "Barbie" Millicent Roberts • Candidate in: Mattel press release in the U.S. presidential election, 2004 • Played by: Herself. • Party: Party of Girls (third party)

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about as often as he changed his underwear. Not often. • Party: Socialist Party

Arnold Vinick • Candidate in The West Wing (television series) • Played by: Alan Alda • A senator from California, Vinick is a moderate Republican who is pro-choice, opposes ethanol and is a blunt speaker. He was offered the post of ambassador to the United Nations but declined. He is a widower, a book-collector and a possible agnostic. In 2006, he defeated Reverend Don Butler and former Speaker of the House Glen Allen Walken and won the nomination. His running mate is Governor Ray Sullivan of West Virginia. • Party: Republican Party

Snoopy • Candidate in: Peanuts comic strip, 1968 Howard Stackhouse • Candidate in The West Wing (television series) • Played by: George Coe • Stackhouse is a widowed 78 year-old fiveterm Senator from Minnesota who admired Hubert Humphrey. Stackhouse attempted to run for president in the 2002 presidential election as an independent candidate. He ended his candidacy and later endorsed President Bartlet. • Party: Democratic Party Greg Stilson" Candidate in the Sixth and Final Season of the Dead Zone.

Glen Allen Walken • Candidate in: The West Wing (2005) in the 2006 election. • Played by: John Goodman • Party: Republican, although professed a fondness for President Harry Truman, a Democrat who, like him, came from the western part of the State of Missouri. • Walken was Speaker of the United States House of Representatives when Vice President John Hoynes resigned, making him next in the line of succession. Before President Bartlet could appoint a new Vice President, a family crisis forced him to temporarily step aside under the 25th Amendment, making Walken Acting President for three days. In order to accept this position, Walken had to resign his seat in Congress. As he left the Presidency, he told Bartlet that he hadn’t decided whether to run for his old seat. • Walken was a proponent of tax cuts and a strong military, and Bartlet’s comments indicated he was a strong supporter of gun rights as well. • Joined Bartlet and former President D. Wire Newman at the funeral of former President Owen Lassiter, who was apparently a friend and something of a role model.

Jack Tanner • Candidate in: Tanner ’88 (miniseries) in the U.S. presidential election, 1988 • Played by: Michael Murphy • Tanner was a congressman from Michigan and is married and has one daughter. He did not win the nomination. • Party: Democratic Party Ted the Communist • Candidate in: Politics is Life, and Life is Politics (ongoing online journal) • Played by: himself • Ted was an overweight, smelly software developer who fancied himself an unparalleled orator and debater who could persuade anyone of anything, going so far as to try to convince people that a knuckleball travels faster than a fastball. In reality, Ted changed people’s minds


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• Goodman appeared as Walken in a total of three episodes, and while his character was mentioned as a candidate in the Republican primaries, he was never shown. • During his three-day Presidency, Bartlet’s staff believed that this tenure, however brief, would make Walken the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the next election. However, later episodes revealed that he lost the early primaries to Arnold Vinick. Hal Philip Walker • Candidate in: Nashville (1975) in the U.S. presidential election, 1976. • Played by: Thomas Hal Phillips • Party: The Replacement Party (third party). Ralph Wiggum • Candidate in: The Simpsons episode E Pluribus Wiggum. • Played by: Nancy Cartwright • Party: Supported by both the Democratic and Republican parties Senator William Wiley • Candidate in: The West Wing • U.S. Senator from Washington state • Initially the second place challenger to John Hoynes in the 1998 primary • Puts on a poorer than expected showing as Josiah Bartlet becomes more competitive Walter Winchell • Candidate in: The Plot Against America (book, 2004)

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• Winchell is a historical character in real life and a fictional candidate in 1942 for the 1944 Democratic nomination. • Party: Democratic Party Gordon Wright • Candidate in: Marvel Universe • United States Senator who split from his party and formed his own. Wright was secretly in league with the Red Skull. After the new Captain America stopped the Red Skull’s plan to assassinate the Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates Wright was forced to resign from the Senate and drop out of the race. • Party: Third Wing (third party).

General Zod • Superman’s nemesis from Superman II and DC Comics has a website for his candidacy in 2008. • Played by: Terence Stamp

See also
• Animals as electoral candidates • Fiction regarding United States presidential succession • Fictional characters • List of fictional political parties • List of fictional U.S. Presidents • List of fictional U.S. Vice Presidents • List of fictional British Prime Ministers • List of fictional British monarchs • List of fictional politicians

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