National Press Club

Bobby Jindal

Dr. Ben Carson, one of the leading contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his new book at an Oct. 9 National Press Club luncheon.

Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal characterized fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as "dangerous ... a narcissist ... an egomaniac madman" though at his core he is "insecure and weak" at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on September 10, 2015.

Lindsey Graham

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told a National Press Club luncheon audience that the U.S. must accept its "fair share" of refugees from wars in the Middle East or "take down the Statue of Liberty."

Rick Santorum

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum proposed before a National Press Club Speakers news conference Aug. 20, 2015 slowing the flow of illegal immigrants by building a wall along the border and depriving their children born in the United States of automatic citizenship.

Rick Perry

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed an NPC luncheon on July 2, 2015. In his speech he laid out an economic plan and discussed how to fight "the cycle of hopelessness and lost opportunity that so many Americans feel trapped in."

Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a March 9, 2015 luncheon audience that he had not yet decided whether to run for President in 2016, explaining that his potential candidacy hinged on a number of logistical concerns, particularly his ability to fundraise.

Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., discussed economic fairness, foreign policy and the balance of power between Congress and the President at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 23, 2014.

Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, noted neurosurgeon and author of the book "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," was the guest speaker at a National Press Club luncheon on May 28, 2014.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on May 27, 2014.

Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, delivered a major policy address at a National Press Club luncheon on May 13, 2014.

Carly Fiorina

Rules and regulations emanating from Washington are choking America's potential entrepreneurs, Carly Fiorina, former chairman of Hewlett Packard, said at a July 1, 2013 National Press Club luncheon.

Decision 2016

The race for The White House has begun and candidates who agree on very little agree on one thing; The National Press Club is a MUST stop on the campaign trail.

The Wall Street Journal called former Gov. Rick Perry's (R-TX) July 2015 address at the Press Club "the speech of the campaign so far." Bernie Sanders' campaign was kick-started by an appearance at the Press Club earlier this year. Marco Rubio made big news here, as did Jim Webb. A surgeon (Ben Carson), a business tycoon (Donald Trump) and a tech executive (Carly Fiorina) have also spoken from the legendary National Press Club podium as they have tested the waters, their remarks and Q&A sessions transmitted live through traditional and new media channels to a global audience through the NPC's broadcast operations center.

This is just the beginning. More are already scheduled, and we expect you will see all the candidates appear at the National Press Club before the 2016 election. Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and several other Presidents announced their candidacies here. Candidates who visit the Press Club follow in the footsteps of history. Stay tuned.

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