2016 presidential candidates visit 'Morning Joe' in 2015

  • Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush talks off set with Joe and Mika in Rockefeller Plaza’s Studio 3A on October 1, 2015. During his interview, the former Florida governor says, “My story is one of the disruptor.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1FKjOPV 
  • Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry in the Morning Joe green room on June 5, 2015. Check out that map of Texas that the former governor drew of his home state. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1Fy35K3 
  • Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie weighs in on his endorsement from the New Hampshire Union Leader. The New Jersey governor analyzes the importance of the paper’s backing at the historic Snowshoe Club in Concord, NH on December 1, 2015. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1ls7fzo 
  • Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator from Texas Ted Cruz takes a moment in a green room near NBC Studios on June 30, 2015. Cruz calls the Supreme Court rulings on health care “deeply disappointing.”  Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1egrAnQ 
  • On May 14, 2015, George Pataki makes an announcement about his upcoming decision on running for the presidency. The former Republican governor says that he has “the ability to appeal beyond just a Republican electorate,” adding that he could “win in a state like New York.” Pataki throws his hat into the ring two weeks later.  Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1JgDWIJ 
  • Joe sits one-on-one with Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul in Studio 3A on May 26, 2015. Paul says, “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1J0TyRz 
  • Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum stops by the Morning Joe studio on July 23, 2015. The former Pennsylvania senator says, “What happens in August generally stays in August. It doesn’t usually translate anything in February, which is when the first caucus is.”
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  • Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich joins Joe and Mika at a town hall at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire on October 23, 2015. Kasich says that Washington has come “undone,” and in the end, “people want someone who can land the plane.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1S0yOei 
  • On December 3, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina reacts to the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA. She says, “It’s an unspeakable tragedy.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1OzHoS2 
  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joins Morning Joe from Capitol Hill on June 24, 2015.  The senator from Vermont says, “99% of all new income is going to the top 1%.” http://on.msnbc.com/1GHHYaU 
  • Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham explains his campaign mission on June 4, 2015. The South Carolina senator says, “I’m making the case that I’m best qualified to be Commander-in-Chief at a time when I think our national security is failing on multiple fronts.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1IfSma9 
  • Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker joins Morning Joe on September 18, 2015 from Detroit. The Wisconsin governor says the recent GOP debate “shortchanged” Americans by talking about “process - not policy.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1KqkDsW 
  • On June 10, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee outlines the dividing factors between himself and Hillary Clinton. The former governor of Rhode Island says, “There should be for the American people, a difference of opinion, of choice, rather someone who is going to be just like the Republicans.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1MIcy6c 
  • Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley stands by for the cameras to tease his segment in Studio 3A on September 10, 2015. O’Malley argues that the DNC has “rigged” the primary process. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1i0kRAd 
  • Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb makes a pit stop at the Morning Joe studio on August 21, 2015. The former Virginia senator says the American people want “competence. They want inclusiveness. They want leadership that brings people together.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1KzvP6R 
  • On February 10, 2015, Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal mulls his options about a presidential bid. Jindal says, “Anybody that’s thinking about running, Democrat or Republican, needs to be thinking about the serious challenges facing our country.” Jindal announces that he’s running for President on June 24.  Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1vgmme7 
  • On December 7, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argues that many GOP candidates are “speaking to the exasperation of Americans.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1jJP4UJ 
  • Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig discusses his decision to form an exploratory committee for the 2016 Democratic nomination on August 12, 2015. He says, “The system is rigged.” Within a month, Lessig announces his bid for the presidency. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1J3whO1 
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joins the panel for a special edition of Morning Joe on November 11, 2015 at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. The real estate mogul says, “You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely.” Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/1PoDnRq 



Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle got up before dawn to talk to Joe and Mika. It didn’t matter if it was way too early, if it meant that they’d have a chance to make their pitch for the White House before the Morning Joe gang. Almost every candidate stopped by, so that they could promote, define, or clarify their positions. Here’s a look back at our 2016 visitors in 2015. 

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