Georgia announces candidates on 2016 primary ballots

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 18:07:00-05

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's secretary of state says presidential candidates for the state's March 1 primary have been selected.

Brian Kemp says in a statement that nearly all the candidates have already visited Georgia.

The Democratic Party of Georgia selected Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders and Michael Steinberg.

The Georgia Republican Party selected 13 candidates still pursuing their party's nomination.

They are: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Georgia Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

Kemp says voters in six other states are scheduled to vote the same day. The other states include Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Independent and certified write-in candidates still have several months to register with Kemp's office.