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25.12.2007 19:11 - 2008 U.S. Election: Meet the 2008 Presidental Candidates
Автор: meto76 Категория: Политика   
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Meet the 2008 Presidental Candidates

A look at the men and woman competing for the Republican and Democratic nominations

Withdrawn Candidate Biographies
  • image Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is a U.S. senator representing Delaware. He first was elected to the Senate in 1972 at age 29, and currently is the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, which reviews foreign policy matters including treaties, national security initiatives and humanitarian assistance. An outspoken critic of the Iraq war, Biden has written a "Five-Point Plan for Iraq" that calls for unifying Iraq "by federalizing it and giving Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis breathing room in their own regions."

    Biden was born November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse University Law School in New York. Biden and his wife, Jill, have three children and five grandchildren.

    Joe Biden"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Sam Brownback — Withdrew 19 October 2007

    Sam Brownback is a senator from Kansas, and previously served in the House of Representatives. He was a sponsor of the Broadcast Decency Act of 2006, which increases substantially fines on television networks that air obscene material during the hours children are most likely to watch television, and he continues to push for limits on violent television and video programming. Brownback says border security is his top priority.

    Brownback was born September 12, 1956, in Garnett, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University and received a law degree from the University of Kansas. Brownback and his wife, Mary, have five children.

    Brownback withdrew from the presidential race October 19, after weak fundraising in the third quarter made it difficult to continue his campaign.

    Sam Brownback"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton is a senator representing New York. She also was U.S. first lady from 1993 to 2001 while her husband Bill Clinton served as president. Hillary Clinton, in 1993, headed a task force that developed proposed legislation to provide universal health care to all Americans. That legislation ultimately was not passed, but she continues to make universal health care one of her top political goals. Experts consider Clinton the first female presidential candidate with a realistic chance of winning the nomination and the election.

    Clinton was born October 26, 1947, and grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois. She attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts and Yale Law School. The Clintons have a daughter.

    Hillary Clinton"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Chris Dodd

    Chris Dodd is a senator from Connecticut. Dodd, whose father also represented Connecticut in the Senate, worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and served in the Army National Guard. Dodd has opposed President Bush"s troop surge strategy for Iraq, and has pledged that, if elected, he would not increase the troop level.

    Dodd was born May 27, 1944, in Willimantic, Connecticut. He earned a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law in Kentucky. Dodd and his wife, Jackie, have two daughters.

    Chris Dodd"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image John Edwards

    John Edwards is a former senator from North Carolina and was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2004. The first in his family to attend college, Edwards was a practicing attorney until he was elected to the Senate. Edwards has said he would build a "new energy economy based on clean renewable energy and energy efficiency" if elected.

    Edwards was born June 10, 1953, in Seneca, South Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University and received a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, have had four children, one of whom died in a car accident in 1996.

    John Edwards"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Rudy Giuliani

    Rudy Giuliani is the former mayor of New York City, where he served during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He previously was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and prosecuted several high-profile cases. As part of his campaign, Giuliani has made "12 commitments to the American people," including "I will keep America on offense in the terrorists" war on us" and "I will impose accountability on Washington."

    Giuliani was born May 28, 1944. He attended Manhattan College and New York University Law School. His wife is Judith, and he has two children from a previous marriage.

    Rudy Giuliani"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Mike Gravel

    Mike Gravel represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1981. He also served in the U.S. Army and was once a New York City taxi driver. Gravel has proposed abolishing the income tax and replacing it with a progressive sales tax. He also advocates legislation capping U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

    Gravel was born May 13, 1930, to French Canadian immigrants in Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended Columbia University in New York City. Gravel and his wife, Whitney Stewart Gravel, have two children and four grandchildren.

    Mike Gravel"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Mike Huckabee

    Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and a former Baptist preacher. Huckabee, who has diabetes, received national attention for losing 110 pounds and encouraging others to improve their diet and exercise. Huckabee says withdrawing American troops from Iraq "would have serious strategic consequences for us and horrific humanitarian consequences for the Iraqis."

    Huckabee was born August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas. He attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas. Huckabee and his wife have three children.

    Mike Huckabee"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Duncan Hunter

    Duncan Hunter is a congressman from San Diego. He is also a Vietnam War veteran. Representing a border community, Hunter authored the Secure Fence Act, which would extend the border fence 1,375 kilometers across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Hunter says his experience on this issue in San Diego has shown that "building fences in strategic locations along our international borders is a proven method of keeping America safe."

    Hunter was born May 31, 1948, in Riverside, California. He attended Western State University Law School in San Diego. Hunter and his wife, Lynne, have two sons.

    Duncan Hunter"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Dennis Kucinich

    Dennis Kucinich is currently a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio. Formerly the mayor of Cleveland, he was the youngest person elected to run a major U.S. city when he took office at the age of 31 in 1977. Kucinich wants to form a Department of Peace, which would "offer a new clear vision of people working out their differences without resort to primitive violence."

    Kucinich was born October 8, 1946, in Cleveland. He attended Case Western Reserve University in the same city. He has a wife, Elizabeth, and a daughter from a previous marriage.

    Dennis Kucinich"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image John McCain

    John McCain is a senator representing Arizona. He served in Vietnam, where he was a prisoner of war for more than five years. McCain was also a presidential candidate in 2000. He has called for a "greater military commitment to Iraq," saying that more troops are necessary to rebuild the nation and prevent sectarian violence. McCain supports immigration reform legislation that would provide illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and establish a temporary guest worker program.

    McCain was born August 29, 1936, in the Panama Canal Zone, where his father was serving in the U.S. Navy. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy. McCain has a wife, Cindy, seven children and four grandchildren.

    John McCain"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Barack Obama

    Barack Obama is a first-term senator from Illinois. Previously, he served in the Illinois state Legislature and worked as a civil rights attorney. Obama has proposed legislation that would create a new employment eligibility system for companies to verify if their employees are legal residents. Obama, whose father is from Kenya, is considered by experts to be the first African-American candidate with a reasonable chance of winning the presidency.

    Obama was born August 4, 1961, in Hawaii and has lived in many places, including Indonesia. Obama attended Columbia University in New York and earned a law degree at Harvard University in Massachusetts. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters.

    Barack Obama"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Ron Paul

    Ron Paul is a representative from Texas. He previously served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a doctor, delivering more than 4,000 babies in his career. Paul says that he "never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution." Paul has advocated withdrawing from several trade pacts, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying that they limit American independence.

    Paul was born August 20, 1935, in Pittsburgh. He attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. He and his wife, Carol, have five children and 17 grandchildren.

    Ron Paul"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Bill Richardson

    Bill Richardson is the governor of New Mexico and a former congressman. He served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of energy during the Clinton administration. During his career, Richardson has negotiated with foreign leaders, including Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro. Richardson says he has the experience "to bridge gaps" and "achieve political solutions" and has criticized the Bush administration for not engaging with difficult regimes.

    Richardson was born November 15, 1947, in Pasadena, California, and lived in Mexico City for many years. He attended Tufts University in Massachusetts. Richardson and his wife, Barbara, have no children.

    Bill Richardson"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts. He also oversaw the committee that organized the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Romney supports President Bush"s surge strategy for Iraq and has called on Americans to demonstrate a "surge of support" for its troops. If elected, Romney would be the first Mormon president.

    Romney was born March 12, 1947, in Detroit, when his father was governor of Michigan. Romney attended Brigham Young University in Utah and Harvard University"s business and law schools in Massachusetts. He and his wife, Ann, have five sons.

    Mitt Romney"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Tom Tancredo

    Tom Tancredo is a member of the House of Representatives from Colorado. He previously served in the Colorado Legislature and worked as a schoolteacher. He is vocal in his support of the right to bear arms and his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants. He vows to eliminate social benefits and job prospects for illegal immigrants.

    Tancredo was born December 29, 1945, in Denver. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. He and his wife, Jackie, have two sons and five grandsons.

    Tan Tancredo"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing
  • image Fred Thompson

    Fred Thompson is a former Tennessee senator. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of District Attorney Arthur Branch on the television show Law & Order. Thompson says he has "always cared deeply about the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms" and is a big proponent of federalism.

    Thompson was born August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama and received a law degree from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. He has a wife, Jeri, and four children.

    Fred Thompson"s Official Web Site Return to Candidate Listing 


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05.08.2011 01:40
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10.10.2011 09:00
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20.10.2011 13:39
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