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    Jon Huntsman presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    The Jon Huntsman presidential campaign of 2012 began in mid-2011 when Ambassador and former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr. announced his candidacy for the Republican Party (GOP) nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 election. On May 3, 2011, Huntsman announced his intentions to file a political action committee with the Federal Election Commission (named "H-PAC"). Subsequently, Huntsman announced on June 14, 2011 he was running for President and made an official announcement in Liberty State Park one week later on June 21, 2011. Huntsman sought to establish himself as an anti-negative candidate and take the "high road." In his announcement, he also stated "I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president." Huntsman has aggressively touted himself as a fiscal conservative, with an economic plan which the Wall St. Journal labeled "impressive" as well as a foreign policy moderate, calling for a decrease in defense spending and withdrawal from Afghanistan, while increasing pressure on Iran and support for Israel. On January 16, 2012, Huntsman announced his withdrawal from the race. Huntsman served as Governor of
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    Chilean presidential election, 1970

    • Candidate: Salvador Allende
    A presidential election was held in Chile on 4 September 1970. A narrow plurality (36.6 percent of the total vote) was secured by Salvador Allende, the candidate of the Popular Unity coalition of leftist parties. Because no candidate did obtain an absolute majority, the election required a further vote by the National Congress of Chile in which Allende was overwhelmingly confirmed as the winner, in which the Christian Democrats voted in favor of Allende, and thus he assumed the presidency accordance with the Chilean Constitution of 1925. Eduardo Frei Montalva and his Christian Democratic Party would later unite with Allende's opponents to form a congressional majority in favor of declaring his presidency illegal in August 1973, catalyzing the Chilean coup of 1973 a few weeks later. Both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the KGB spent significant amount of money to influence the outcome of the election. The CIA did not provide direct assistance to any candidate, as they had in 1964, but rather focused on anti-Allende propaganda, ultimately spending $425,000. The money was used in a "scare campaign" of posters and pamphlets linking an Allende victory with the violence and
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    Agrella for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Christopher Agrella
    • Election: 2008 Libertarian Primary, California’s 38th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Libertarian Party
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    Alan Keyes presidential campaign, 2008

    Alan Keyes presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Alan Keyes
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Alan Keyes announced his United States Presidential candidacy, running as a Republican Party candidate, on September 14, 2007 in an interview with radio show personality Janet Parshall. Keyes later sought the nomination of the Constitution Party in the same year, before becoming independent. This was Keyes' third official bid for the presidency; he ran in two election cycles prior to 2008: 1996 and 2000. On June 5, 2007 a draft movement was started entitled We Need Alan Keyes for President and formed a political action committee to encourage Keyes to run for President. On September 14, 2007, Keyes officially announced his candidacy in an interview with radio show host Janet Parshall and was quickly invited to the Values Voter Debate, a debate that was streamed live on Skyangel, the Value Voter Website, and radio. Keyes received 5% of support in the Values Voter straw poll, placing third only behind Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. His campaign drew very little support in any of the caucuses or primaries that followed, winning a total of only 59,636 votes. His best showing was in the North Carolina primary where he won about 3% of the vote and captured 2 delegates. In the Iowa caucuses,
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    Stephen Colbert presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Stephen Colbert
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2008
    On October 16, 2007, satirist Stephen Colbert (in the guise of his character) officially announced that he would run for President of the United States. This came after weeks of being pressured to do so by the public and stating that he would need a sign, which came from Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) giving him the sword Anduril. Although the legitimacy of his campaign was questioned, he maintained that he was serious. Colbert had originally planned to run for both the Republican and the Democratic nomination in his home state of South Carolina. After learning that the fee to file for the Republican primary was $35,000, he abandoned plans to run as a Republican (he had previously stated that he could avoid FEC rules if he stayed under $5,000 in campaign expenditure). Although he paid the $2,500 fee to be included in the South Carolina Democratic ballot, he was denied a place on the ballot by the South Carolina Democratic Party executive council. On November 5, 2007, Colbert officially dropped his Presidential bid. In the week prior to announcing his candidacy, Colbert appeared on a number of talk shows to promote his book I Am America (And So Can You). During these interviews, he
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    Michele Bachmann presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Michele Bachmann
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota began a campaign for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president of the United States in June 2011. Bachmann announced she was running for president during the CNN Republican primary debate held June 13, 2011, and made her formal announcement two weeks later in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. She suspended her campaign on January 4, 2012 after coming in sixth at the 2012 Iowa caucus elections. In early 2011, the media speculated about Bachmann's potential run for president. The New Republic called her "a serious contender for 2012." Her visit planned for January 21 to the state of Iowa, which holds the first caucuses of the season, raised suspicions after several aides hinted that she would make a bid for the White House. In the midst of much speculation about a run for the presidency, Bachmann visited Iowa on January 21, 2011, to address the conservative group Iowans for Tax Relief. Bachmann said, "There's been no decision about candidacy, but I want to be a part of the conversation." Bachmann, born in Iowa and close friend to U.S. Representative Steve King, declared her happiness that Iowans would be the first to weigh in on the
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    Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Joe Biden
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    The Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008 began when Senator Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States on the January 7, 2007 edition of Meet the Press. He officially became a candidate on January 31, 2007 after filing papers with the Federal Elections Commission. Biden had previously run for president in 1988, but failed to receive the nomination of the Democratic Party. If elected, Biden would have been the first sitting Senator and Roman Catholic to be president since John F. Kennedy, and the first President to be born during World War II. (b. 1942) During the campaign, Biden focused on his plan to achieve political success in the Iraq War through a system of federalization. He touted his record in the Senate as the head of several congressional committees and experience in foreign policy. Despite a few notable endorsements, Biden failed to garner significant support in opinion polls, and was marred by controversial comments made while campaigning. He ultimately dropped out of the race on January 3, 2008, after capturing less than 1% of the vote in the Iowa caucus. Seven months after conclusion of his campaign, Biden was selected to be Democratic nominee
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    Greenock by-election, 1941

    • Candidate: Hector McNeil
    The Greenock by-election, 1941 was a parliamentary by-election held on 10 July 1941 for the British House of Commons constituency of Greenock in Renfrewshire. The seat become vacant when the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Gibson resigned, to take up the post of Chairman of the Scottish Land Court. Gibson had held the seat since a by-election in 1936. The Labour Party selected as its candidate Hector McNeil, a journalist and trade unionist and former councillor from Glasgow who had contested four previous parliamentary elections. The parties in the war-time Coalition Government had agreed not to contest vacancies in seats held by other coalition parties, but other by-elections were contested by independent candidates or those from minor parties. No other candidates were nominated in Greenock, so McNeil was returned unopposed. He held the seat through four general elections, until his death shortly after the 1955 general election.
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    Mir-Hossein Mousavi presidential campaign, 2009

    Mir-Hossein Mousavi presidential campaign, 2009

    • Candidate: Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    • Election: Iranian presidential election, 2009
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (In Persian: میرحسین موسوی خامنه) served as the last Prime Minister of Iran, from 1981 to 1989, before the position of Prime Minister was abolished in the 1989's review of the Iranian constitution. After 20 years of absence from the political scene of Iran, on March 9, 2009 he announced his candidacy in the 2009 Iranian Presidential election. Mousavi refused to run for President in the 1997 Presidential election, which caused the reformists to turn to Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory. Mousavi's wife, Zahra Rahnavard, explained in an interview that the reason for her husband not running in the 1997 election had been receiving discouraging messages from "the higher officials", a hint possibly at the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and/or the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Mousavi was considered as one of the possible candidates of the reformist alliance to run in the Iranian Presidential election, 2005. However he officially turned down the invitation of a number of parties in the reformist alliance on October 12, 2004, after a meeting with President Mohammad Khatami and the two other high-ranking members of the Association of
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    German federal election, 2005

    German federal election, 2005

    • Candidate: Paul Kirchhof
    German federal elections took place on 18 September 2005 to elect the members of the 16th German Bundestag, the federal parliament of Germany. They became necessary after a motion of confidence in Chancellor Gerhard Schröder failed on 1 July. Following the defeat of Schröder's Social Democratic Party (SPD) in a state election, Schröder asked his supporters to abstain in the Bundestag motion in order that it fail and thus trigger an early federal election. The opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union (CSU), started the federal election campaign with a 21% lead over the SPD in opinion polls. Many commentators expected the Christian Democrats to win a clear electoral victory and that CDU leader Angela Merkel would become Chancellor, forming a government with the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and displacing the governing SPD-Green coalition. However, the CDU/CSU significantly lost momentum during the campaign and ultimately won only 1% more votes and four more seats than the SPD. Exit polls showed clearly that neither coalition group had won a majority of seats in the Bundestag, leading to a hung parliament situation. Both
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    Fred Thompson presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Fred Dalton Thompson
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Fred Thompson was a Republican Party primary candidate to represent his party in the 2008 United States presidential election. Thompson has worked as a lawyer, lobbyist, and character actor, and he represented Tennessee as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1994 through 2003. On March 11, 2007, Thompson appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss the possibility of a 2008 candidacy for president. The announcement spurred several grassroots draft movements, including a well-organized draft campaign started by Dean Rice, a former Thompson political aide, in Knoxville, Tennessee. While Thompson had not yet formally announced his intentions, he said he would "leave the door open." He stated that he would not be interested in accepting a hypothetical nomination for vice president, explaining "I don't think I would ever want to do that and be in the second position." Thompson's March 11 announcement spurred a flurry of conjecture, discussion, and activity on the Internet. A "Draft Fred Thompson" forum site became a particularly popular online forum for supporters. One group of supporters organized under the banner "FredHeadsUSA" with a plan to build a grassroots political movement to expand
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    Berg for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Philip Berg
    • Election: 2008 Libertarian Primary, California’s 8th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Libertarian Party
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    Smyth for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Cameron Smyth
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 38th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Buddy Roemer presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Buddy Roemer
    • Party (if partisan): Reform Party of the United States of America
    Former Governor of Louisiana and former U.S. Representative Buddy Roemer of Louisiana began a movement for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States shortly following the 2010 midterm elections. After his exclusion from every nationally-televised Republican debate, Roemer announced on February 22, 2012 that he would instead pursue a place on a third-party ticket, specifically the Reform Party and Americans Elect nominations. Shortly after Americans Elect announced they would not be fielding a candidate, Roemer's campaign announced on May 31, 2012 that he was ending his 2012 presidential campaign altogether. In January 2011, Roemer publicly stated that he was considering a bid for the U.S. presidency in 2012. On March 3, 2011, he announced the formation of an exploratory committee to prepare for a possible run for the 2012 presidential nomination of the Republican Party. Roemer stressed that campaign finance reform would be a key issue in his campaign. Roemer filed his organization with the Federal Elections Commission as an exploratory committee, and announced the organization in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 3, 2011. Roemer was denied an invitation
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    Ralph Nader presidential campaign, 2008

    Ralph Nader presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Ralph Nader
    • Election: Green Party nominating convention, 2008
    Ralph Nader announced his U.S. Presidential candidacy, running as an independent candidate, on February 24, 2008 on NBC's Meet The Press. It was Nader's fifth campaign; he ran in the four election cycles prior to 2008: 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. The 2008 election was the third in which he had officially run a national campaign. His running mate was Matt Gonzalez. While Nader ran as an independent, in some states he had ballot access with the Independent-Ecology Party, the Natural Law Party, and the Peace and Freedom Party. Nader received 738,475 votes. Nader received 738,475 votes for 0.56 percent of the popular vote in the 2008 United States presidential election. In February 2007, Nader criticized Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as "a panderer and a flatterer." Asked on CNN Late Edition news program if he would run in 2008, Nader replied, "It's really too early to say...." Asked during a radio appearance to describe the former First Lady, Nader said, "Flatters, panders, coasting, front-runner, looking for a coronation ... She has no political fortitude." Some Greens started a campaign to draft Nader as their party's 2008 presidential candidate. In June 2007, Nader said,
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    Al Gore presidential campaign, 2000

    Al Gore presidential campaign, 2000

    • Candidate: Al Gore
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2000
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Carthage, Tennessee on June 16, 1999. Gore became the nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2000 presidential election on August 17, 2000. Victory in the general election would have made Gore the first Democrat since the Civil War to succeed another Democrat to the Presidency by election in his own right. On November 7, 2000, projections indicated that Gore's opponent, George W. Bush, had narrowly won the election. Gore won the national popular vote but lost the electoral college vote after a bitter legal battle over disputed vote counts in the state of Florida. Bush won the election on the electoral college vote of 271 to 266. One elector pledged to Gore did not cast an electoral vote; Gore received 267 pledged electors. The election was one of the most controversial in American history. Prior to his announcement that he would be running in the 2000 election, Gore participated in a March 9, 1999, interview for CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. Gore stated in the interview, "During my service in the United States Congress I took the
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    Ede for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Cheryl Ede
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 50th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Bridgwater by-election, 1938

    • Candidate: Vernon Bartlett
    The Bridgwater by-election, 1938 was a parliamentary by-election for the British House of Commons constituency of Bridgwater, Somerset held on 17 November 1938. The by-election was triggered when Reginald Croom-Johnson, the sitting Conservative member was appointed a High Court Judge. On 29 September 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had signed the Munich Agreement, handing over the Sudetenland to German control. This issue polarised British politics at the time, with many Labour supporters, Liberals, and some Conservatives strongly opposed to this policy of appeasement. Many by-elections in the autumn of 1938 were fought around this issue, notably the Oxford by-election, where Liberals and Labour united in support of an Independent anti-appeasement candidate. Vernon Bartlett was a journalist and broadcaster with extensive experience of foreign affairs. He was approached by Richard Acland, Liberal MP for Barnstaple, a seat bordering Bridgwater, about standing as an anti-appeasement candidate in the by-election. Bartlett agreed to do so providing he had the support of the Liberal and Labour parties. The Bridgwater Liberal Party unanimously backed Bartlett's
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    John Edwards presidential campaign, 2008

    John Edwards presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: John Edwards
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    John Edwards is the former United States Senator from North Carolina and was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004. On December 28, 2006, he announced his entry into the 2008 Presidential election in the city of New Orleans near sites devastated by Hurricane Katrina. On January 30, 2008, Edwards returned to New Orleans to announce that he was suspending his campaign for the Presidency. On May 14, 2008, he endorsed Barack Obama at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On December 28, 2006, John Edwards officially announced his candidacy for President in the 2008 election. The day before, his campaign website accidentally released that Edwards would be entering the 2008 Presidential election when it went live for a short time one day prior to his planned announcement in Eastern New Orleans. He also inadvertently released his campaign slogan early as well: "Tomorrow begins today." This ended months of speculation about whether or not Edwards would make a second run for President. David Bonior, a former House Democratic Whip from Michigan, was Edwards' campaign manager, bringing strong relationships with organized labor, as well as experience in grassroots
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    George Phillies presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: George Phillies
    • Election: Libertarian Party nominating convention, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Libertarian Party
    George Phillies, Ph. D., Libertarian Party activist and professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, on April 15, 2006, became a declared candidate for the Libertarian Presidential nomination. Phillies' campaign is based around several concepts; that he is the "serious man for serious times," that he will campaign on issues that everyday Americans care about (such as opposition to the Iraq War, protection of civil liberties, and eliminating the national debt), and that he will be a serious and organized presidential nominee. Due to the early nature of the campaign, and the limited recognition which Libertarian candidates receive, Phillies has yet to be noticed by the national media, though he has been quoted in the San Antonio Express regarding the implications of Ron Paul's presidential run. Phillies has received the endorsements of several well-known Libertarians, such as former State Representative Don Gorman, and Loretta Nall. The Phillies campaign has issued several press releases. One such press release, issued July 12 2006, voiced Phillies' opposition to the "Grandchild tax. "The National Debt," Phillies said, "is the ultimate in taxation without representation. We
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    Golub for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Shirley Golub
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 8th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Bill Clinton presidential campaign, 1992

    Bill Clinton presidential campaign, 1992

    • Candidate: Bill Clinton
    • Election: United States presidential election, 1992
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign for President of the United States was a critical turning point for the Democratic Party, which had controlled the White House for only four of the previous twenty-four years. Initially viewed as an unlikely prospect to win his party's nomination, Clinton did so and went on to defeat incumbent President George H. W. Bush, who had been viewed as politically invincible just a year earlier. Clinton was the governor of a traditionally conservative southern state, Arkansas. He had been viewed as a viable presidential candidate before his actual bid in 1992. During the 1988 Presidential Primaries, where George H. W. Bush, the incumbent Vice-President, seemed all but inevitable as the president, many turned to Clinton as the next southern leader of the party. Bill Clinton was seen as a potential candidate as he was a popular Democratic governor in a state that had voted for republicans in four of the last five presidential elections. The candidates in 1992 were considered one of the weakest starting grids the Democrats had ever chosen. Most of this was due to President George H.W. Bush's sky-high approval ratings in the wake of Operation Desert Storm. The
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    Bill Richardson presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Bill Richardson
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    On January 21, 2007, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced his candidacy for President of the United States on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, by virtue of forming a presidential exploratory committee. Richardson, who is of Hispanic descent, joined a diverse field for the Democratic nomination, which already included an African American in Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and a female in Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. He withdrew from the race on January 10, 2008 after only placing fourth in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, the first two of the season. In 2006, the Associated Press reported that Richardson informed party leaders that he intended to run in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. In early December 2006 Fox News claimed that Richardson told DNC leaders he would run for President, but Richardson said he would actually wait to decide in January 2007. On January 21, 2007, Richardson told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week that he was launching a Presidential Exploratory Committee, his first official step of seeking the 2008 Democratic party nomination. Although already campaigning for months before, Governor Richardson formally
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    John McCain presidential campaign, 2000

    John McCain presidential campaign, 2000

    • Candidate: John McCain
    John McCain, the United States Senator from Arizona, launched his first candidacy for the presidency of the United States in the 2000 presidential election. Announcing his run for the Republican Party nomination in September 1999, McCain was the main challenger to Texas Governor George W. Bush, who had the political and financial support of most of the party establishment. McCain staged an upset win in the February 2000 New Hampshire primary, capitalizing on a message of political reform and "straight talk" that appealed to moderate Republican and independent voters and to the press. McCain's momentum was halted when Bush won the South Carolina primary later that month, in a contest that became famous for its bitter nature and an underground smear campaign run against McCain. McCain won some subsequent primaries, but after the March 2000 Super Tuesday contests he was well behind in delegates and withdrew. He grudgingly endorsed Bush two months later and made occasional appearances for him during the general election. McCain was mentioned as a possible candidate for the Republican nomination beginning in 1997, but he took few steps to pursue it, instead concentrating on his 1998
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    Presidential candidacy of Fernando Poe Jr

    • Candidate: Fernando Poe, Jr.
    Fernando Poe Jr., a famous Filipino actor and cultural icon, was the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP)'s candidate for the 2004 presidential election. A public figure in his movie career and known for his charitable but unpublicized endeavours, he targeted his candidacy at the same poor whom he championed in his movies. Poe accepted the nomination in December 2003 and was to be the standard opposition bearer for the Philippines' 2004 presidential election. Some accounts portray him as a reluctant candidate who was only prevailed upon to accept the nomination by his best friend, deposed former President Joseph Estrada. But other accounts say he was convinced to cast his bid for the presidency because of the overwhelming crowd that gathered for the first rally of the FPJ for President Movement at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. One of the primary issues that Poe faced during the campaign period was the disqualification case filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and later elevated to the Supreme Court about his citizenship. Even though he was born in the Philippines, lawyers, including Atty. Maria C. Jeanette Tecson, who filed the disqualification case argued
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    Watson for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Diane Watson
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 33rd Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Wells for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Steven Wells
    • Election: 2008 Libertarian Primary, California’s 16th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Libertarian Party
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    Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008

    Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Barack Obama
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    On February 10, 2007, Barack Obama, then junior United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois. On June 3, 2008, he secured enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election. He was the first African-American in American History to be nominated by a major party. On November 4, 2008, Obama won the presidential election to become the 44th President of the United States, succeeding George W. Bush. Obama announced his candidacy at the Old State Capitol building, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his "House Divided" speech in 1858. Obama was the main challenger, along with John Edwards, to Democratic Party Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for much of 2007. His initial victory in the Iowa caucus helped bring him to national prominence from a crowded field of Democratic challengers, and his campaign began to trade a series of hard-fought state wins with expected frontunner Clinton in January, a trend that continued through Super Tuesday, in which Obama had great success in large rural states and Clinton was nearly as dominant in high-population
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    Song for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Anna Song
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 22nd Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Clay for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Paul Clay
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 45th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Crowley for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: David Crowley, II
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 33rd Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    George W. Bush presidential campaign, 2004

    George W. Bush presidential campaign, 2004

    • Candidate: George Bush
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2004
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    This article is about the presidential campaign of George W. Bush, the former President of the United States and winner of the 2004 Presidential Election. See George W. Bush for a detailed biography and information about his full presidency, and George W. Bush presidential campaign, 2000 for a description of his first presidential campaign. See United States presidential election, 2004 for general information on the 2004 election. George W. Bush had one major opponent, U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), whose primary campaign was successful in securing the majority of Democratic delegate votes. For his presidential campaign, see John Kerry presidential campaign, 2004. George W. Bush's chief political strategist was Karl Rove, who had the title Senior Advisor to the President. He was later joined in August 2004 by Karen Hughes, a former Bush advisor who returned after some time away. His campaign manager was Ken Mehlman. Bush expressed opinions in agreement with the "pro-life" movement. Bush established the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, which allowed the federal government to fund community aid programs that were provided by a religious institution. He
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    Mike Huckabee presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Mike Huckabee
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The Mike Huckabee presidential campaign of 2008 began on January 28, 2007, when former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States for the 2008 election. Huckabee ultimately ended his bid for the Republican Nomination, after losing the Texas Republican primary on March 4, 2008. Huckabee's campaign began with a first quarter fundraising total lower than many of the front-running Republican candidates, raising $544,880. Huckabee said that he found it difficult to move forward in a race "ruled by candidates with the biggest names." In early August Iowa polls, Huckabee placed second in the August 11 Iowa Straw Poll with 18.1 percent. He came in 2nd at the onsite polling of the Family Research Council Values Voters Summit on October 21, 2007, with 28% of the vote, and garnered a celebrity endorsement from actor Chuck Norris. In December 2007, Huckabee began challenging other candidates for first in national polls among Republicans. As of January 2, was polling third within the margin of error of first with Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. On January 3, 2008, Huckabee won the Iowa Republican Caucuses with 34%
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    Bass for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Karen Bass
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 47th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Sheehan for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Cindy Sheehan
    • Election: California’s 8th congressional district election, 2008
    The campaign has until 8 August 2008 to collect 10,198 valid signatures from voters registered in the 8th Congressional district in order to gain access to the ballot.
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    Chuck Baldwin presidential campaign, 2008

    The Chuck Baldwin presidential campaign of 2008 began April 10, 2008 as pastor and radio host Chuck Baldwin of Florida announced his candidacy for the Constitution Party presidential nomination. He previously served as the party's vice-presidential nominee in 2004. Baldwin's main opposition for the nomination was former ambassador Alan Keyes, who had just left the Republican Party. After a campaign touting his stands on civil liberties, foreign affairs, and religion, Baldwin won the nomination at the April 26 Constitution Party National Convention. Attorney Darrell Castle was selected as his running mate. During the general election, Baldwin expressed paleo-conservative positions on a number of issues including protectionism on trade, nonintervention in foreign affairs, religious practice in the public sphere, and nativism. He cast himself as a close ally of 2008 Republican presidential candidate, Representative Ron Paul, who ultimately endorsed Baldwin's campaign. With 199,314 votes, about 0.15% of the total, Baldwin finished fifth in the race, ahead of Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, but behind both independent nominee Ralph Nader and Libertarian Bob Barr, as well as
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    Copass for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Michael Copass
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 53rd Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008

    Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Duncan Hunter
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Fourteen-term Congressman and Vietnam War veteran Duncan Hunter of California announced his intentions to run for the 2008 Republican nomination for President of the United States in January 2007. He focused his campaign on the issues of border security, trade, and the war on terrorism. If he were elected, Hunter would have been the first sitting member of the House of Representatives to be elected president since James A. Garfield in 1880. Hunter expressed that he was in the campaign to win and would retire from his congressional seat once the election was over. Throughout 2007, he was in the second tier of Republican candidates, consistently receiving 3% or less support among Republicans in national polls. He dropped out of the race on January 19, 2008 after a poor turnout in the Nevada Republican caucuses of which he placed last among candidates on the Republican ballot. The following is an account of the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008. Hunter first made an announcement that he would possibly be seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States on October 30, 2006, speaking from the waterfront of Naval Base San Diego. In early January 2007 he formed
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    Ford for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Theodore Ford
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 15th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Marine Le Pen presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Marine Le Pen
    • Election: French presidential election, 2012
    • Party (if partisan): Front National
    A president of the Front National (FN) since 16 January 2011, Marine Le Pen will run for the 2012 French presidential election. During the 2010 internal campaign for the FN leadership, Marine Le Pen explained why the leadership of the party and the candidature for the presidential election must not be dissociated: thus the next FN leader will run in the 2012 presidential election. On 16 May 2011, her presidential candidacy was unanimously validated by the FN Executive Committee. On 10 and 11 September 2011, she made her political comeback with the title "the voice of people, the spirit of France" in the convention center of Acropolis in Nice. Her political comeback, which was concluded by a closing speech of seventy minutes, prefigured the launching of her presidential campaign. During a press conference held in Nanterre on 6 October 2011, she officially unveiled the line-up of her presidential campaign team. The main topics of her presidential campaign are: economy and social, immigration and security, reindustrialisation and "strong state," fight against corruption and public morality, education and culture, family and health, international politics. Marine Le Pen and her
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    Ralph Nader presidential campaign, 2004

    Ralph Nader presidential campaign, 2004

    • Candidate: Ralph Nader
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2004
    Ralph Nader ran for the office of U.S. Presidency in the 2004 election, as he also had in several previous elections. In 1996 and 2000, Nader was the candidate of the Green Party; in the 2004 election, however, he ran as an independent candidate. He received 463,653 votes, for 0.38% of the total vote. Nader won the 2004 endorsement of the Reform Party USA, and thus appeared on the ballot as the Reform Party candidate in several states. In some states, Nader was on the ballot as an independent candidate, while in other states, Nader was deemed not to have met the requirements for ballot access. In Delaware, Nader accepted the endorsement of the Independent Party of Delaware on August 15. In New York Nader was nominated by the Independence Party at their party convention, and also appeared on the ballot under the Peace and Justice Party ballot lines. In states where ballot access is more readily available by forming a new political party than by filing as an independent candidate, the Ralph Nader campaign chose to create the Populist Party. Nader appeared on the 2004 general election ballot under the designation "A Better Life" in the State of Minnesota and "The Better Life" in the
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    Ron Paul presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Ron Paul
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The 2012 presidential campaign of U.S. Representative Ron Paul began officially in 2011 when Paul announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Presidency. Although frequently mentioned by political observers as a possible candidate, Paul stopped short of a full-fledged candidacy before May 2011. Prior to that, he had only indicated that he was considering running for the presidency. On April 14, 2011, Paul announced the formation of a "testing-the-waters" account, and had stated that he would decide whether he would enter the race by at least early May. Paul announced the formation of an exploratory committee on April 26, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. He declared his candidacy for President of the United States on May 13, 2011 in Exeter, New Hampshire. On July 12, 2011, Paul announced that he will not seek another term as the Representative of Texas's 14th District to focus on his presidential campaign. As of mid-April 2012, the campaign has raised more than $38 million. On May 14, 2012, Paul announced that he would end active campaigning for the remaining primary states and instead focus on delegate selection conventions at the state level. On July
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    Corby by-election, 2012

    • Candidate: Andy Sawford
    The Corby by-election is a pending by-election for the constituency of Corby in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The election is expected to be held on 15 November 2012, the same day as by-elections in Cardiff South and Penarth, Croydon North and Manchester Central, the first direct election for the post of Mayor of Bristol, and the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections. All registered Parliamentary electors (i.e. British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens living in the UK and British citizens living overseas) who are aged 18 or over on 15 November 2012 and are on the electoral register for the constituency, are entitled to vote in the by-election. The deadline for voters to register to vote in the by-election is midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2012. However, those who qualify as an anonymous elector have until midnight on Thursday 8 November 2012 to register to vote. Formed in 1983, the Corby constituency had been held by the Labour Party since 1997, but was captured by the Conservative candidate, author Louise Mensch (elected under her maiden name, Louise Bagshawe), at the 2010 general election. In an email to the Prime Minister David Cameron on 6 August 2012,
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    Dutch general election, 2010

    The 2010 Dutch general election was held on Wednesday, 9 June 2010. It was triggered by the fall of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende's fourth cabinet on 20 February with Queen Beatrix accepting the resignation of the Labour Party ministers on 23 February. The conservative-liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), led by Mark Rutte, won the largest number of seats in the House of Representatives while the social-democratic Labour Party (PvdA), led by Job Cohen, came a narrow second. It was also noted for the rise of the controversial politician Geert Wilders and the Party for Freedom (PVV), which came in third. On the other hand, the election was a disaster for Balkenende and his Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), which lost half its seats and dropped from first to fourth place. The Socialist Party (SP) also lost seats. Notably, the 31 seats won by the VVD is the fewest in years, and the one-seat margin between the VVD and PvdA is the closest on record. After the election, it took 127 days to form a new government. The race to lead the government evolved into a neck-to-neck race between the VVD and PvdA. Talks with the PvdA and other left-wing parties (trying to
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    Rick Perry presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Rick Perry
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The Rick Perry presidential campaign of 2012 began when Rick Perry, four-term Governor of Texas, announced via a spokesman on August 11, 2011, that he would be running for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president of the United States. He formally launched his campaign on August 13, 2011, in Charleston, South Carolina. After finishing fifth with just over 10% of the vote in the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2012, Perry considered dropping out of the presidential race but did not. After a poor showing in New Hampshire and with "lagging" poll numbers in South Carolina, Perry formally announced he was suspending his campaign on January 19, 2012. Perry had persistently denied aspirations to higher office; he was originally included on the 2012 Presidential Straw Poll ballot at the Values Voter Summit in September 2009, but his name was removed at his own request. In April 2008 while appearing as a guest on CNBC's Kudlow & Company, he specifically stated that he would not agree to serve as Vice President in a McCain administration, stating that he already had "the best job in the world" as governor of Texas. Further, during a Republican gubernatorial debate in January 2010, when
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    John Kerry presidential campaign, 2004

    • Candidate: John Kerry
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2004
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    The Presidential Campaign of John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and the nominee of the Democratic Party challenged Republican incumbent President George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election on November 2, 2004. Ultimately, Kerry conceded defeat in the race in a telephone call to Bush at around 11 a.m. EST (16:00 UTC) on the morning of November 3. Kerry supported increasing the Balanced Budget Act. In 1999, Kerry voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Kerry supported eliminating tax incentives for companies that move operations overseas and making efforts to reduce outsourcing. Kerry was against budget cuts that cause cutbacks in Social Security benefits. He opposed privatizing Social Security accounts. Kerry supported cutting the Bureau for Citizenship and Immigration Services' application pending backlog and reducing the lag for the naturalization process. Kerry endorsed benefits to legal immigrants. Kerry supported the "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors" (DREAM) Act for high school students in the country illegally, who came to the United States as children, and who seek higher education at in-state tuition rates. Kerry
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    Chris Dodd presidential campaign, 2008

    Chris Dodd presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Christopher Dodd
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    The Chris Dodd presidential campaign of 2008 was launched on January 11, 2007 and ended on January 3, 2008 after a sixth place finish in the Iowa caucuses. Dodd, the Senior Senator from Connecticut, sought the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. Centering his campaign in the strategically important states of Iowa and New Hampshire, he tried to bring forth a platform of change. Dodd's performance in the opinion polls varied, but in the financial sphere, he had secured some notable and influential endorsements who had sufficiently funded his campaign. Dodd tried to follow in the pattern of New Englanders who have entered the race for the Democratic nomination and won, including John Kerry, Michael Dukakis, and John F. Kennedy. If elected, Dodd would have become the second Roman Catholic president (after Kennedy) and the second Connecticut-born president (after George W. Bush). He would have been the first Senator to win the presidency while in office since Kennedy was elected in 1960. After his withdrawal from the race, Dodd went on to endorse the eventual winner Barack Obama, and retired from the Senate in 2011. During his years in the House and
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    Maden for Assembly 2004

    • Candidate: Chris Maden
    • Election: 2004 Libertarian Primary, California’s 12th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Libertarian Party
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    Capps for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Lois Capps
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 23rd Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Cynthia McKinney presidential campaign, 2008

    Cynthia McKinney presidential campaign, 2008

    Cynthia McKinney began her campaign for President of the United States on December 16, 2007 as a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination via YouTube. She and her running mate Rosa Clemente accepted the Green Party's presidential nomination July 12, 2008 at the 2008 Green National Convention. Her campaign focused on issues such as racial profiling, September 11, 2001 attacks, and the Green Party's 10 key values. She also supports statehood for the District of Columbia, slavery reparations, electoral reforms including instant runoff voting, and calls for abolishing the death penalty and the War on Drugs. On November 4, 2008 McKinney finished sixth in the election with 161,603 votes. On December 11, 2007, McKinney announced her candidacy for the Green Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 presidential election. Green Party members attempted to recruit McKinney both in 2000 and 2004. In 2000, she was widely mentioned as a possible vice-presidential running mate for Ralph Nader; in 2004, attempts were made to convince McKinney to run on the Green Party ballot line for president. While there had been a great deal of excitement among party members
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    Leicester West

    Leicester West

    • Candidate: Harold Nicolson
    • Party (if partisan): HUGE CUNTS
    Leicester West is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Leicester West constituency covers the western part of Leicester, encompassing the council wards of Beaumont Leys, Fosse, New Parks, Western Park, Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields, Westcotes, most of Abbey and small parts of Latimer and Castle. The other seats in Leicester are Leicester East and Leicester South. Leicester West, as of 2009 and in the depth of a severe recession, has the fourth highest level of unemployment in Britain, with 13.8% of residents registered unemployed. Most of the unemployment is concentrated in areas such as Braunstone and Saffron Lane, which are traditionally among the most deprived parts of the city.
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    Balding for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Christopher Balding
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 34th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Pearne for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: George Pearne
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 45th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Rudy Giuliani
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign began following the formation of the Draft Giuliani movement in October 2005. The next year, Giuliani opened an exploratory committee and formally announced in February 2007 that he was actively seeking the presidential nomination of the Republican Party. At the onset of the campaign, Senator John McCain was viewed as the front-runner to win the Republican nomination. However, Giuliani had held a significant lead in the nationwide polls by January 2007. McCain's candidacy soon faltered, and throughout 2007, Giuliani maintained his lead in both national polls and fundraising. Political observers predicted that Giuliani's position would fall, either due to Republican base voters discovering his liberal positions on certain social issues, his personality, management style or the entrance of former Senator Fred Thompson into the race. Giuliani did not campaign actively in the early voting states, hoping to simply survive in these states, and focused instead on the later, larger states. He campaigned in Florida throughout the primary season, hoping a win in the state's primary on January 29, 2008, would give him enough momentum to win the
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    United States presidential election, 1956

    United States presidential election, 1956

    • Candidate: W. Averell Harriman
    The United States presidential election of 1956 saw a popular Dwight D. Eisenhower successfully run for re-election. The 1956 election was a rematch of 1952, as Eisenhower's opponent in 1956 was Democrat Adlai Stevenson, whom Eisenhower had defeated four years earlier. Incumbent President Eisenhower was popular, but had health conditions that became a quiet issue. Stevenson remained popular with a core of liberal Democrats but held no office and had no real base. He (and Eisenhower) largely ignored the civil rights issue. Eisenhower had ended the Korean War and the nation was prosperous, so a landslide for the charismatic Eisenhower was never in doubt. This was the last presidential election prior to the statehood of Alaska and Hawaii, who would first take part as states in the 1960 presidential election. It was also the last election where either one of the major candidates was born in the 19th century. Republican candidates As 1956 began there was some speculation that Eisenhower would not run for a second term, primarily due to concerns about his health. In 1955 Eisenhower had suffered a serious heart attack, and in early 1956 he underwent surgery for ileitis. However, he
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    Wang for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Kris Wang
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 22nd Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Ma for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Fiona Ma
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 12th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    108

    Mike Gravel presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Mike Gravel
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    Mike Gravel, a former United States Senator from Alaska, on April 17, 2006, declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 election, in a speech to the National Press Club. His campaign gained an Internet following and national attention due to outspoken debate appearances during 2007, but consistently showed little support in national polls. In the 2008 Democratic caucuses and primaries, he did not win any delegates. Out of the eight candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, he received the fewest votes - less than one percent. In March 2008, Gravel announced that he had joined the Libertarian Party and would seek its presidential nomination, instead of further pursuing the Democratic nomination. In May 2008, Gravel finished fourth at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention and ended both his presidential quest and his political career. On April 17, 2006, Gravel became the first candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 election, announcing his run in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Short on campaign cash, he took public transportation to get to
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    Pharr for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Douglas Pharr
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 1st Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Roach for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Derrick Roach
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 79th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    111
    United Kingdom general election, 1929

    United Kingdom general election, 1929

    • Candidate: Hector McNeil
    The 1929 United Kingdom general election was held on 30 May 1929, and resulted in a hung parliament. It was the first of only three elections under universal suffrage in which a party lost the popular vote (i.e. gained fewer popular votes than some other party) but gained a plurality of seats (the others being 1951 and February 1974). In 1929 that party was Ramsay MacDonald's Labour, which won the most seats in the Commons for the first time ever but failed to get a majority. The Liberals led by David Lloyd George regained some of the ground they had lost in the 1924 election, and held the balance of power. The election was often referred to as the "Flapper Election" in that it was the first election in which women under the age of 30 were allowed to vote, under the provisions of the Fifth Reform Act. The election was fought against a background of rising unemployment with the memory of the 1926 General Strike still fresh in voters' minds. Foreign policy also took prominence in the campaign, with Austen Chamberlain's record as Foreign Secretary contributing to the Conservative defeat, as he was perceived as being "pro-French". By 1929 the cabinet was being described by many as "old
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    Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008, General Election

    Barack Obama, then junior United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007. On August 27, 2008, he was declared nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election. He was the first African American in history to be nominated on a major party ticket. On August 23, 2008, Barack Obama's campaign announced that Senator Joe Biden of Delaware would be the Vice Presidential nominee. On November 4, 2008, Obama won the election, making him the President-elect and the first African American elected President of the United States. He is the third sitting Senator, after Warren G. Harding and John F. Kennedy, to be elected President. His constitutional election to the office was completed with the meeting of the Electoral College on December 15, 2008, and the subsequent certification of the college's vote by the Joint Session of the United States Congress on January 8, 2009. Based on the results of the electoral vote count, Barack Obama was declared the elected President of the United States and Joseph Biden was declared officially as the elected Vice President of the United States
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    California State Assembly

    • Candidate: Robert C. Harbicht
    The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. There are 80 members in the Assembly, representing an approximately equal number of constituents, with each district having a population of at least 420,000. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the Assembly has the largest population per representative ratio of any state legislature lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States; only the federal U.S. House of Representatives has a larger ratio. Since a ballot initiative in 1990, members of the Assembly are restricted by term limits, confining them to three two-year terms (six years), although the passage of a recent initiative gives incoming members the option to serve 6 terms in the Assembly, as long as they do not run for the Senate. The Assembly convenes at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The Speaker of the Assembly presides over the Assembly in the chief leadership position, controlling the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus, followed by confirmation of the full Assembly on passage of a floor vote.
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    Egyptian presidential election, 2005

    • Candidate: Hosni Mubarak
    The Egyptian presidential election of 2005, held on September 7, 2005, was the first allegedly contested presidential election in Egypt's history. Hosni Mubarak, the former President of Egypt, won a fifth consecutive six-year term in office, with official results showing he won 88.6% of the vote. Mubarak's opponent, Ayman Nour, of the Tomorrow Party, is estimated to have received 7.3% of the vote and Numan Gumaa received 2.8%, however, Nour claimed that prior polling results showed over 30%. Criticism of the election process has cenetred on the process of selecting the eligible candidates, and on alleged election-law violations during voting. Mubarak was sworn in for his new term on September 27. The election was the first-ever multi-party election in the history of Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule. Ten parties were set to take part; the leading candidates were: Also contending are: Until recently, Egyptians have only been able to approve or reject a candidate appointed by parliament, which is dominated by Hosni Mubarak's NDP. Mubarak had been re-elected four times during his 24-year rule by such a referendum. Mubarak won the 1999 referendum with almost 94% of the vote, though
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    Joe Lieberman presidential campaign, 2004

    Joe Lieberman presidential campaign, 2004

    On January 13, 2003, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination as a candidate in the 2004 presidential election. Describing his Presidential hopes, Lieberman opined that his historically hawkish stance would appeal to voters. Prior to his defeat in New Hampshire, Lieberman famously declared his campaign was picking up "Joementum". On February 3, 2004, Lieberman withdrew his candidacy after failing to win any of the five primaries or two caucuses held that day. He acknowledged to the Hartford Courant that his support for the war in Iraq was a large part of his undoing with voters. Lieberman's former running candidate Al Gore did not support Lieberman's Presidential run, and in December 2003 endorsed Howard Dean's candidacy, saying "This is about all of us and all of us need to get behind the strongest candidate [Dean]." In a 1995 speech before the National Press Club, Lieberman said, "this business of deciding by group, the argument that some make that some groups are genetically less able than others. That's an un-American argument." Affirmative action programs "must change because they are inconsistent with the law and basic
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    McMurry for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Michelle McMurry
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 12th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Thaddeus McCotter presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Thad McCotter
    The Thaddeus McCotter presidential campaign of 2012 began when Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on July 1, 2011, announcing his intentions to run for the Republican Party's 2012 nomination for President of the United States. He officially announced his candidacy the next day at a rock festival near Detroit. McCotter, who had served in Congress since 2003, first received presidential speculation in April 2011 on Fox News' Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. After entering the race two months later, McCotter based his campaign on "five core principles" listed on his campaign website, and used the slogan Seize Freedom!, which was derived from the title of his 2011 book. During the campaign, he focused on the reform of government and Wall Street. Commentators noted that McCotter's lack of name-recognition hindered his chances for nomination. When included in Republican presidential preference polls, he regularly received less than one percent support. After a last place finish in the Ames Straw Poll and failure to participate in any presidential debates, he dropped his candidacy on September 22, 2011, and endorsed Mitt Romney. To cope with
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    United Kingdom general election, 2005

    United Kingdom general election, 2005

    • Candidate: David Cameron
    The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 to elect 646 members to the British House of Commons. The Labour Party under Tony Blair won its third consecutive victory, but its majority now stood at 66 seats compared to the 160-seat majority it had previously held. The Labour campaign emphasised a strong economy, however Blair had suffered a decline in popularity even before the decision to send British troops to invade Iraq in 2003. The Conservative Party, led by Michael Howard since late 2003, campaigned on policies, such as immigration limits, improving poorly managed hospitals and reducing high crime rates, all under the slogan 'Are you thinking what we're thinking?'. The Liberal Democrats, led by Charles Kennedy were staunchly opposed to the Iraq War from the start and collected votes from disenchanted Labour voters. Tony Blair was returned as Prime Minister, with Labour holding 355 MPs but with a popular vote of 35.2%, the lowest of any majority government in British history. In terms of votes they were only narrowly ahead of the Conservatives, but still had a comfortable lead ahead of them in terms of seats. The Conservatives however did manage
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    Avalos for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Christina Avalos
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 40th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    6.67
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    Dreier for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: David Dreier
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 26th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    New York junior Senator and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton had expressed interest in the 2008 United States presidential election since at least October 2002, drawing media speculation on whether she would become a candidate. No woman has ever won the nomination of a major party in the history of U.S. presidential elections. On January 20, 2007, she announced that she was forming an exploratory committee and filed with the Federal Election Commission to seek the nomination of the Democratic Party. Subsequently she began fundraising and campaigning activities. For several months Clinton led opinion polls among Democratic candidates by substantial margins until Senator Barack Obama pulled close to or even with her. Clinton then regained her polling lead, winning many polls by double digits; by autumn 2007 she was leading all other Democratic candidates by wide margins in national polls. She placed third in the Iowa caucus to Barack Obama and John Edwards, and trailed considerably in polls shortly thereafter in New Hampshire before staging a comeback and finishing first in the primary there. She went on to win a plurality of votes in Nevada, but won fewer delegates in Nevada
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    Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2012

    Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Mitt Romney
    • Election: United States Presidential Election 2012
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The Mitt Romney presidential campaign of 2012 began when Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, launched his second candidacy for the presidency of the United States in a bid to win the 2012 presidential election. His candidacy was formally announced on June 2, 2011 in Stratham, New Hampshire. He filed his organization with the Federal Elections Commission as an exploratory committee, and announced the organization in a video message on April 11, 2011. He became the party's presumptive nominee with his victory in the Texas primary on May 29, 2012. On August 11, 2012, in Norfolk, Virginia, Romney announced that his running mate for vice president is Paul Ryan, the U.S. Congressman for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. On August 30, 2012, in Tampa, Florida, Romney formally accepted the Republican Party's nomination at the 2012 Republican National Convention. After the 2008 election, Romney built a strategy for the 2012 presidential campaign and saved PAC money to underwrite salaries and consulting fees for his existing political staff and to build up a political infrastructure for what might become a $1 billion campaign three years hence. He also had a nationwide
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    Tom Tancredo presidential campaign, 2008

    The Tom Tancredo presidential campaign, 2008 for President of the United States began with the announcement of candidacy by the Congressman from Colorado on April 2, 2007. Since then, the campaign had garnered grassroots support and endorsements from conservative Republicans concerned about illegal immigration and border security. However, the candidate remained low in the polls and was criticized for his nativist campaign, which had been described as "single-issued." Tancredo stated that he probably would not win the nomination but hoped his campaign would bring forth more debate on his issue of concern, immigration. On December 20, 2007 Tancredo withdrew from the presidential race, and endorsed Mitt Romney. Prior to his announcement early in 2007, draft movements sprung to try to convince Congressman Tancredo to run for President of the United States. Tancredo responded to the draft efforts by stating that he would only start a campaign if a candidate already in the race did not extensively address the issue of Immigration and stay committed to conservative principles. After Tancredo's announcement on April 2, 2007, he immediately began campaigning in the strategically important
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    Tom Vilsack presidential campaign, 2008

    After being considered as a potential Vice Presidential candidate for Senator John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack began a campaign for the Democratic Party's 2008 nomination for President of the United States. On November 30, 2006, he became the second Democratic candidate to officially announce a presidential run. His short-lived campaign was focused on his home state of Iowa but suffered low standing in national polls and a lack of name recognition. During the campaign, he emphasized the War in Iraq and his plan for ending it. His run concluded on February 23, 2007, before any debates or primaries, due to funding shortfalls. He endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton after his exit, but shifted to Barack Obama after her withdrawal. Near the end of his eight years as Governor of Iowa, Vilsack, as head of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidates across the nation. While on the campaign trail he gauged support for a possible presidential run. Vilsack was inspired by the results of the 2006 mid-term elections, and proclaimed that "Americans sent a clear message" that "they want leaders who share
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    Jim Gilmore presidential campaign, 2008

    Jim Gilmore presidential campaign, 2008

    The presidential campaign of James Gilmore was notable as much for its shortness as its inimitable episodes. The former Governor of Virginia and Chairman of the Republican National Committee was drafted successfully to run by his peers in January 2007, and officially began the campaign in April after filing papers with the Federal Elections Commission. Gilmore was committed to conservative principles throughout his run, which ultimately ended in July 2007 due to a lack of sufficient funding. The campaign led to Gilmore's decision to run in the 2008 Virginia Senatorial race, which he lost to Democrat Mark Warner. In August 2006, an effort arose to convince Jim Gilmore to run for president of the United States in 2008. The volunteers cited Gilmore's past experiences as qualifications for the job including his service as a counter-intelligence officer for the U.S. army, his post of attorney general of Virginia, his services as chairman of the Gilmore Commission and the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness, as well as his role as president of the non-profit homeland security think-tank USA Secure. Gilmore decided to listen to the draft efforts, and weighed a possible
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    Oya for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Brent Oya
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 22nd Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    United Kingdom general election, 1880

    United Kingdom general election, 1880

    • Candidate: Albert Grant
    The United Kingdom general election of 1880 was a general election in the United Kingdom held from March to April 1880. At the culmination of the Midlothian campaign, the Liberals, led by the fierce oratory of retired former Liberal leader William Ewart Gladstone in attacking the supposedly immoral foreign policy of the Disraeli government, secured one of their largest ever majorities in the election, leaving the Conservatives a distant second. As a result of the campaign, the Liberal leaders, Lord Hartington and Lord Granville, withdrew in favour of Gladstone, who thus became Prime Minister a second time. Total votes cast: 3,359,416.
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    Baca for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Joe Baca
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 43rd Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2012

    Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Barack Obama
    • Election: United States Presidential Election 2012
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    On April 4, 2011, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, formally announced his re-election campaign for 2012. His running mate is Vice President Joe Biden and they will be opposed by candidates from the Republican Party and candidates from other parties. The election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Obama's campaign headquarters are in Chicago and key members of Obama's successful 2008 campaign, such as Jim Messina and David Axelrod, are returning to staff it. On the day of the announcement, the campaign released a promotional video showing supporters of Obama organizing for the re-election effort. As The Guardian newspaper noted, this was the first U.S. presidential re-election campaign to use Twitter and Facebook for promotion. Between the beginning of 2011 and June 30, 2012, the Obama campaign and supporters spent approximately $400 million according to the Federal Election Commission. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. On April 4, 2011, President Obama officially announced his candidacy for re-election. The announcement was made via an online video titled "It Begins With Us", posted on his
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    Irish general election, 1932

    Irish general election, 1932

    • Candidate: Éamon de Valera
    The Irish general election of 1932 was held on 16 February 1932, just over two weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 29 January. The newly elected 153 members of the 7th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 9 March 1932 when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed by Governor-General James McNeill on the nomination of Dáil Éireann. The general election took place in 30 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Irish Free State for 153 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann. The 1932 general election was one of the most important general elections held in Ireland in the 20th Century. Cumann na nGaedheal fought the general election on its record of providing ten years of stable government. The party brought stability following the chaos of the Irish Civil War, and provided honest government. However, by 1932 this provision of solid government was wearing thin, particularly since the party had no solution to the collapse in trade which followed the depression of the early 1930s. Instead of offering new policies the party believed that its record in government would be enough to retain power. Cumann na
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    Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Mitt Romney
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The Mitt Romney presidential campaign of 2008 began on January 3, 2007, two days before Mitt Romney left office as governor of Massachusetts, when he filed to form an exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission to run for President of the United States as a Republican in the 2008 election. Subsequently, on February 13, 2007, he formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. Romney formally announced his first candidacy for the Republican nomination for President on February 13, 2007, at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan as an emblem of American ingenuity. Romney was considered a top-tier candidate in his bid for the Republican nomination, despite hurdles such as low name recognition and questions about his Mormon faith. Romney partly financed his campaign with his own personal fortune, having contributed over $35 million of the $90 million raised by his campaign. Despite that, he also raised more money than any other Republican primary candidate. In a nationwide poll conducted on January 2, 2008, Romney placed first among Republican voters nationally. However, he came in second in the Iowa
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    Croydon North

    Croydon North

    • Candidate: Harold Nicolson
    • Election: By-election
    • Party (if partisan): HUGE CUNTS
    Croydon North is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The first Member of Parliament for the current seat was Malcolm Wicks of the Labour Party, who had one of the largest Labour majorities in London, despite being the first ever Labour MP for the area; Wicks died on 29 September 2012. The seat was created for the 1997 general election from the former Croydon North West and part of the former Croydon North East constituencies. There had previously been a Croydon North constituency from 1918 until 1955. Croydon North is by far the most urban of Croydon's three seats, consisting for the most part of row upon row of modest terraced houses, liberally littered with tower blocks, much of it social and ex-social housing. There is a London Overground service to Croydon, and the seat is well connected to central London by suburban rail services. There has been some regeneration since 2000 with new-build developments for middle-class commuters. The seat includes Crystal Palace FC's ground at Selhurst Park and the North Eastern tip of the
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    Eva Joly presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Eva Joly
    • Election: French presidential election, 2012
    • Party (if partisan): Europe Écologie–The Greens
    European MP, Eva Joly began a campaign for the French Ecologist presidential primary for President of France in May 2011. Eva Joly announced she was running for president in August 2010. On June 29, 2011, she won the ecologist nomination with 58.16% of the votes over the TV presenter Nicolas Hulot after a disputed campaign. After the ecologist primary, in July, she was about 6% of the votes but since March, she is about 3% of the votes.
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    George Wallace presidential campaign 1968

    • Candidate: George Wallace
    • Election: United States presidential election, 1968
    • Party (if partisan): American Independent Party
    Former Governor of Alabama George Wallace ran in the 1968 United States presidential election as the candidate of the American Independent Party. Wallace's pro-segregation policies had been rejected by the mainstream of the Democratic Party. The impact of the Wallace campaign was substantial, winning the electoral votes of several states in the Deep South. Although Wallace did not expect to win the election, his strategy was to prevent either major party candidate from winning a preliminary majority in the Electoral College, which would then give him bargaining power to determine the winner. When George Wallace ran for President in 1968, it was not as a Democrat – which he had done in the 1964 Democratic primaries and would again in the 1972 Democratic primaries – but as a candidate of the American Independent Party. The American Independent Party was formed by Wallace, whose pro-segregation policies had been rejected by the mainstream of the Democratic Party. Wallace's strategy was essentially the same as that of Dixiecrat candidate Strom Thurmond in 1948 in that the campaign was run without any realistic chance of winning the election outright, but instead with the hope of
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    Lewis for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Jerry Lewis
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 41st Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    United Kingdom general election, 1935

    United Kingdom general election, 1935

    • Candidate: Fenner Brockway, Baron Brockway
    • Party (if partisan): Independent Labour Party
    The United Kingdom general election held on 14 November 1935 resulted in a large, though reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Conservative Stanley Baldwin. The greatest number of MPs, as before, were Conservative, while the National Liberal vote held steady. The National Labour vote collapsed, and even leader Ramsay MacDonald lost his seat. Labour, under what was then regarded internally as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee, made large gains over their very poor showing in the 1931 general election. The Liberals continued their slow political demise and lost further ground, with their leader Sir Herbert Samuel losing his own seat (see Liberal Party section). The Independent Labour Party stood separately from Labour for the first time since 1895, while the Scottish National Party contested their first election, and the Communist Party gained their first parliamentary seat in almost ten years, West Fife. The major election issues were the continuing unemployment problems and the role of the League of Nations, particularly as regarding the Empire of Japan. No general elections were held during World War II until Allied victory was assured; hence the 1935
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    Gibson for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Brian Gibson
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 36th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Lopez for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Benjamin Lopez
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 61st Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Tommy Thompson presidential campaign, 2008

    Former Wisconsin Governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson began his campaign for the Republican nomination for president of the United States on April 1, 2007. Thompson centered his campaign in Iowa, focusing primarily on the issues of health care reform and the War in Iraq. He dropped out of the race on August 12, 2007 following a sixth place finish in the Ames straw poll. Thompson went on to endorse Rudy Giuliani for president and then John McCain following Giuliani's withdrawal. Had he been elected, Thompson would have become the second Roman Catholic president (after John F. Kennedy) and the first Wisconsin-born president. He was the first former Secretary of Health and Human Services to seek the presidency. Beginning in 2006, Thompson spent every weekend in Iowa to build an organization for his potential presidential run. He opened an exploratory committee on November 16, 2006 to test the waters, stating that "The times are right for my ideas." He hired Rodman P. Hise as the treasurer of the committee, and gained the assistance of former advisers from his previous campaigns, including fundraiser Phil Prange, and former press secretary Darrin Schmitz,
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    United Kingdom general election, 1945

    United Kingdom general election, 1945

    • Candidate: Clement Attlee
    The United Kingdom general election of 1945 was a general election held on 5 July 1945, with polls in some constituencies delayed until 12 July and in Nelson and Colne until 19 July, because of local wakes weeks. The results were counted and declared on 26 July, owing in part to the time it took to transport the votes of those serving overseas. The result was a surprise landslide victory for Clement Attlee's Labour Party, over Winston Churchill's Conservatives, giving Labour its first majority government, and a mandate to implement its postwar reforms. A khaki election held just months after VE Day, it was the first general election to be held since 1935, as general elections had been suspended until the Allied victory in the Second World War had been assured. It resulted in the election defeat of the National Government led by Winston Churchill and the landslide victory of the Labour Party led by Clement Attlee, who won a majority of 145 seats. Though Churchill's Government used the term 'National Government' and campaigned as such, it bore very little resemblance to the original National Government of 1931-40 - the three major political parties had recovered and reunified
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    Canadian federal election, 1949

    Canadian federal election, 1949

    The Canadian federal election of 1949 was held on June 27 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 21st Parliament of Canada. It was the first election in Canada in almost thirty years in which the Liberal Party of Canada was not led by William Lyon Mackenzie King. King had retired in 1948, and was replaced as Liberal leader and Prime Minister by Louis St. Laurent. It was also the first federal election with Newfoundland voting, having joined Canada in March of that year. The Liberal Party was re-elected with its fourth consecutive majority government, winning just under 50% of the vote. The Progressive Conservative Party, led by former Premier of Ontario George Drew, gained little ground in this election. Smaller parties, such as the social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, and Social Credit, a party that advocated monetary reform, lost support to the Liberals, and to a lesser extent, the Conservatives. Voter turn-out: 73.8% Notes: * The party did not nominate candidates in the previous election. x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote
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    George W. Bush presidential campaign, 2000

    • Candidate: George Bush
    • Election: United States presidential election, 2000
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    This article is about the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush, winner of the 2000 presidential election and re-elected in the 2004 election. See George W. Bush for a detailed biography and information about his presidency, and George W. Bush presidential campaign, 2004 for a description of his second presidential campaign. Bush's original platform, before the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks and the War on Terrorism (though domestic policy has not changed significantly): Because of the Bush Administration's close connections with numerous energy companies, many of Bush's Cabinet members have come under immense scrutiny from environmental groups, in particular J. Steven Griles, the deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior. National Environmental Strategies (NES), the oil and gas lobbying firm Griles worked for, was paying him $284,000 a year as part of a $1.1 million payout for his client base. As deputy secretary of the Interior, Griles was charged with overseeing and revamping environmental regulations that affect the profits of his former clients and NES’s current clients.
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    Martine Aubry presidential campaign, 2012

    Martine Aubry presidential campaign, 2012

    First Secretary of the Socialist Party Martine Aubry began a campaign for the Socialist Party and Radical Party of Left presidential primary, 2011 for President of France in June 2011. Aubry announced she was running for president during a meeting in former train station of Lille-Saint-Sauveur held June 28, 2011. She was the candidate with the most time in Government. Representing the party's left-wing, she made it to the run-offs and lost the nomination to François Hollande. Since her election over Ségolène Royal as head of the Socialist Party in 2008, Aubry has become a credible and serious candidate for the presidential election. The victories of her party in regional elections in 2010 and cantonal elections in 2011 make her the natural candidate of the party for the next presidential election. In 2010 the principal contenders, Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, agreed between themselves the so-called "Marrakech pact" (pacte de Marrakech) whereby each undertook eventually to give way to the candidate best placed in the opinion polls, which at that time was Strauss-Kahn. The final candidate would be announced a few days before the deadline for nominations, towards the end
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    Dutch general election, 2012

    An early general election was held in the Netherlands on 12 September 2012 after Prime Minister Mark Rutte handed in his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix on 23 April. The 150 seats of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands were contested using party-list proportional representation. The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) received a plurality of the votes, followed by the Labour Party (PvdA). Prior to the election, polls had predicted an increase in support for the Socialist Party, primarily at the expense of the PvdA, but the PvdA regained support during the campaign, which was attributed to the leadership of Diederik Samsom and in the election the Socialist Party failed to gain seats. The Party for Freedom (PVV) and Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) both lost seats. Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government fell after the Party for Freedom (PVV), which had supported the government from outside, refused to sanction the austerity measures the government sought in April 2012. This called for a new early election to be held in September 2012. It is the fourth early election in a row since the Second Kok cabinet fell very near the end of its mandate, which
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    Hare for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: David Hare
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 37th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Bill Bradley presidential campaign, 2000

    Bill Bradley presidential campaign, 2000

    Bradley ran in the 2000 presidential primaries, opposing incumbent Vice President Al Gore for his party's nomination. Bradley campaigned as the liberal alternative to Gore, taking positions to the left of Gore on a number of issues, including universal health care, gun control, and campaign finance reform. On the issue of taxes, Bradley trumpeted his sponsorship of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which had significantly cut tax rates while abolishing dozens of loopholes. He voiced his belief that the best possible tax code would be one with low rates and no loopholes, but he refused to rule out the idea of raising taxes to pay for his health care program. On public education, Bradley reversed his previous support of school vouchers, declaring them a failure. He proposed to make over $2 billion in block grants available to each state every year for education. He further promised to bring 60,000 new teachers into the education system annually by offering college scholarships to anyone who agreed to become a teacher after graduating. Bradley also made child poverty a significant issue in his campaign. Having voted against the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, better known
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    John McCain presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: John McCain
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The John McCain presidential campaign of 2008 began when John McCain, the senior United States Senator from Arizona, launched his second candidacy for the presidency of the United States in an unsuccessful bid to win the 2008 presidential election. His candidacy, in the works for a number of years, was informally announced on February 28, 2007 during a live taping of The Late Show with David Letterman, and formally announced on April 25, 2007. His running mate for vice president was Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, announced on August 29, 2008. If McCain had won the election in 2008, he would have been the oldest person to assume the Presidency in history upon initial ascension to office at age 72, and the second-oldest president to be inaugurated. He addressed concerns about his age and past health concerns (melanoma in 2000), stating in 2005 that his health was "excellent." Had he been victorious in 2008, he would also have become the first President of the United States not to be born in the current 50 states (he was born in Panama within the Panama Canal Zone which was under American control), and the first sitting U.S. Senator since John F. Kennedy to win the presidency.
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    Ron Paul presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Ron Paul
    • Election: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    The Ron Paul presidential campaign of 2008 began in early 2007 when Congressman Ron Paul of Texas announced his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for President of the United States. Initial opinion polls during the first three quarters of 2007 showed Ron Paul consistently receiving support from 3% or less of those polled. In 2008, Paul's support among Republican voters remained in the single digits, and well behind front-runner John McCain. During the fourth quarter of 2007, Paul was the most successful Republican fundraiser, bringing in approximately $20 million. He also received the most money from the armed services of any candidate in the fourth quarter. Ron Paul's campaign set two fund raising records: the largest single day donation total among Republican candidates and twice receiving the most money received via the Internet in a single day by any presidential candidate in American history. Paul's run for president is also noted for its grassroots social networking, facilitated by the Internet. Ron Paul's enthusiastic supporters were noted by the media, who called them "Paulites". Paul receives most of his contributions from individuals, at ninety-seven percent;
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    Simba Makoni presidential campaign, 2008

    Simba Makoni presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Simba Makoni
    • Election: Zimbabwean presidential election, 2008
    In January, 2008 the BBC reported that Simba Makoni might be nominated to run against Robert Mugabe in the Zimbabwean 2008 presidential election. On 5 February 2008 Simba Makoni held a press conference in Harare where he stated that he was challenging Robert Mugabe to become the next President of Zimbabwe. Up to that point he had remained a member of the ZANU-PF politburo and the party's Deputy Secretary of Economic Affairs. He told reporters, flanked by Ibbo Mandaza and Retired Major Kudzai Mbudzi: "Following very extensive and intensive consultations with party members and activists countrywide, and also with others outside the party, I have accepted the call and hereby advise the people of Zimbabwe that I offer myself as candidate for the office of president...I share the agony and anguish of all citizens over the extreme hardships that we all have endured for nearly 10 years now...I also share the widely held view that these hardships are a result of failure of national leadership and that change at that level is a pre-requisite for change at other levels of national endeavour." – Makoni, Makoni said that he would have liked to run as ZANU-PF's candidate, but since he could
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    United Kingdom general election, 1922

    United Kingdom general election, 1922

    • Candidate: Clement Attlee
    • Party (if partisan): HUGE CUNTS
    The United Kingdom general election of 1922 was held on 15 November 1922. It was the first election held after most of the Irish counties left the United Kingdom to form the Irish Free State, and was won by Andrew Bonar Law's Conservatives, who gained an overall majority over Labour, led by John Robert Clynes, and a divided Liberal Party. The Liberal Party were split between the "National Liberals" following David Lloyd George and the "Liberals" following Herbert Henry Asquith. However, some candidates stood calling for a reunited Liberal party whilst others appear to have backed both Asquith and Lloyd George. Few sources are able to agree on exact numbers, and even in contemporary records held by the two groups some MPs were claimed for both sides. In any case, it was the first election where Labour surpassed the combined strength of both Liberal parties, in votes as well as seats. Until the previous month the Conservatives had been in coalition with the Lloyd George Liberals - some Lloyd George Liberals were not opposed by Conservative candidates (e.g. Winston Churchill, who was defeated at Dundee nonetheless) whilst many leading Conservatives (e.g. former leaders Sir Austen
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    Waxman for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Henry Waxman
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 30th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo general election, 2006

    • Candidate: Marie-Thérèse Nlandu Mpolo Nene
    General elections were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 30, 2006, the first multiparty elections in the country in 41 years. Voters went to the polls to elect both a new President of the Republic and a new National Assembly, the lower-house of the Parliament. The polls were boycotted by the veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, who complained of fraud. The international community donated $460 million to fund the elections and deployed the world's largest UN peacekeeping operation, MONUC, to help the stability of the election. While the election was conducted relatively peacefully, the collection of the results has proven chaotic, leading to armed clashes and growing fears of instability. As a result, DRC election officials announced that they would begin to release partial results earlier instead of only announcing the final count on August 20. On August 20, the CEI released its full provisional presidential election results, indicating that neither candidate was able to secure a majority, which led to a run-off election on October 29. On that day, voters went to the polls to vote in: On November 15, the CEI released its full provisional results for the
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    Honda for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Mike Honda
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 15th Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Robert Barr presidential campaign, 2008

    The Bob Barr presidential campaign of 2008 began when the former Republican Congressman of Georgia announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination on May 12, 2008 after months of grassroots draft efforts. Barr's candidacy was criticized by Libertarians who opposed his efforts in Congress, which included a vote in favor of the USA PATRIOT Act and authorization of the War in Iraq, but he was supported by others who accepted his regret for the votes. Barr won the party's nomination after six rounds of balloting at the 2008 Libertarian Party National Convention. Former contender Wayne Allyn Root was named as his running mate. Reason magazine senior editor Radley Balko called Barr "the first serious candidate the LP has run since I've been eligible to vote." In the general election, Barr hoped to portray himself as a conservative alternative to the Republican nominee John McCain. He emphasized his opposition to the Republican Party for its positions on the War in Iraq and the USA PATRIOT Act, but stood as an advocate for border security and fiscal constraint, demonstrated by his opposition to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The candidate
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    Stewart Alexander presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Stewart Alexander
    The Stewart Alexander 2012 presidential campaign began informally shortly after the 2008 presidential election. Having campaigned for the nomination of the Socialist Party USA in 2008 and ultimately becoming the Vice Presidential nominee of that Party, Alexander was frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2012 Socialist Party USA presidential nomination. On July 16, 2010, Alexander declared his candidacy for the President of the United States with the Socialist Party and on August 18, 2010 for the Green Party. However, on July 2, 2011, Alexander withdrew his candidacy for the Green Party nomination. On January 6, 2011, Alexander also declared his candidacy for the presidential nomination of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. He received the presidential nomination from the Socialist Party USA on October 15, 2011 at the Party's national convention in Los Angeles, California. Alexander's running-mate for Vice President of the United States is Alejandro Mendoza of Texas. In August, Alexander sought the nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party, a ballot qualified socialist party in California. Alexander/Mendoza lost the nomination to a ticket of comedian
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    Joe Biden presidential campaign, 1988

    • Candidate: Joe Biden
    • Election: United States presidential election, 1988
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr., a Democratic United States Senator from Delaware at the time, was a candidate for President of the United States in the 1988 United States presidential election. Biden announced his candidacy in June 1987, and was considered one of the potentially strongest candidates in the field. However, in September 1987, newspaper stories stated he had plagiarized a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock. Other allegations of past law school plagiarism and exaggerating his academic record soon followed. Biden withdrew from the race later that month. Biden had been mentioned among possible contenders in the 1984 presidential election. He had considered the notion in 1983, urged on by pollster Pat Caddell, who thought there space for a young candidate. A fiery speech he gave to several Democratic audiences had simultaneously scolded Democrats for outdated thinking and encouraged them regarding future directions, and had gained him some notice in the party. But Biden did not enter the race that season. Nonetheless, he won one vote at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. Biden was active on the party speaking circuit from 1985 on, and was considered one of
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    United States Senate elections, 2004

    United States Senate elections, 2004

    • Candidate: Chuck Grassley
    The United States Senate election, 2004 was an election for one-third of the seats in the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of George W. Bush as president and the United States House election, as well as many state and local elections. Senators who were elected in 1998, known as Senate Class 3, were seeking reelection or retiring in 2004. This is notably the 3rd consecutive election for Senate Class 3 that a Democrat failed to end-up with a net gain. Republicans won six seats but lost two themselves, giving them a net gain of four seats: conservative Democrat Zell Miller of Georgia, who campaigned for President Bush, chose not to run for re-election and Republican Johnny Isakson won his seat; Democrat Fritz Hollings of South Carolina chose not to run for re-election and Republican Jim DeMint succeeded him; Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee John Edwards did not run for re-election and Republican Richard Burr won that seat; Democrat Bob Graham chose not to run for re-election, and his seat went to Republican Mel Martinez; Democrat John Breaux chose not to run for re-election and Republican David Vitter won his seat, and in South Dakota, Republican John
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    Bournemouth West

    Bournemouth West

    • Candidate: Nigel Nicholson
    Bournemouth West is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The current boundaries take in the western portion of Bournemouth, from Kinson, Winton, and Talbot Woods areas down towards the town centre and the West Cliff. In a boundary change for the 2010 General Election, the constituency has gained the Branksome area from Poole whilst losing East Cliff to the neighbouring Bournemouth East constituency. In the 2005 election, the constituency was the Liberal Democrats 50th target seat. However, the seat has elected Conservatives at every election since its creation in 1950.
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    Fong for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Paul Fong
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 22nd Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Nava for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Pedro Nava
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 35th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    United Kingdom general election, 1931

    United Kingdom general election, 1931

    • Candidate: Stafford Cripps
    The United Kingdom general election on Tuesday 27 October 1931 was the last in the United Kingdom not held on a Thursday. It was also the last election, and the only one under universal suffrage, where one party (the Conservatives) received an absolute majority of the votes cast. The 1931 general election was the first to be held since the onset of the Great Depression, and by 1931 Ramsay MacDonald's Labour government had reached a deadlock over a response to the crisis. Influential members of the Labour Cabinet, such as Arthur Henderson, were not willing to support the budget cuts advised by the civil service, while the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Snowden refused to consider deficit spending or tariffs. MacDonald was then encouraged to form an all-party National Government to deal with the financial crisis. MacDonald's decision before the election to form a coalition with the Conservatives saw him expelled from the Labour Party. He was replaced as leader by Henderson. MacDonald and a small group of supporters then formed National Labour. The Labour split persuaded MacDonald that a quick election was necessary. The Liberals opposed the calling of an election and Liberal
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    François Hollande presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: François Hollande
    • Election: French presidential election, 2012
    • Party (if partisan): Socialist Party
    President of the General Council of Corrèze and former First Secretary of the French Socialist Party François Hollande launched his campaign in March 2011 to become the Socialist and Radical Left Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election and announced that he would be contesting the presidential primary. Hollande made the announcement that he was running for President following his re-election as a department executive. On 16 October 2011, he won the Socialist and Radical Left Party nomination with more than 56% of the votes over First Secretary Martine Aubry, following a long campaign. On 22 April, he topped the ballot in the first round of voting in the presidential election, and on 6 May he defeated the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round run-off, becoming the new President of France. As the First Secretary of the Socialist Party François Hollande first openly considered running for the 2007 presidential election. Capitalizing on her popularity Ségolène Royal, his partner of 30 years and the mother of their four children was to take him the nomination. They had separated in 2006 and announced it publicly after the 2007 election. Following Ségolène
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    Clogg for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: Mitchell Clogg
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 1st Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign, 2008

    Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign, 2008

    • Candidate: Dennis Kucinich
    • Election: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    Dennis Kucinich announced on December 12, 2006 that he would seek the nomination for the Democratic Party to run for President of the United States. Although a Democratic candidate, he was not included in the New Hampshire debates on January 4, 2008 or the South Carolina debates on January 21, 2008 because of his poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and the polls. On Thursday, January 24, 2008, Kucinich dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination after failing to draw more than 10% of the vote in a single contest. In withdrawing from the race, he cited his exclusion from Presidential debates and to continue his service in Congress. On December 11, 2006 in a speech delivered at Cleveland City Hall, Kucinich announced he would seek the nomination of the Democratic Party for President in 2008. His platform for 2008 included: Kucinich describes his stance on the issues as mainstream. "My politics are center for the Democratic party," he said in an interview before an AFL-CIO sponsored debate. Dennis Kucinich was last (8-12th) in early polls but got stronger and in June and July climbed to 4th and 5th in several polls. In the Rasmussen Reports poll of August 14, 2007, Dennis Kucinich
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    Irish general election, 1927

    Irish general election, 1927

    • Candidate: Éamon de Valera
    The Irish general election of June 1927 was held on 9 June 1927. The newly elected members of the 5th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 23 June when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed. The election saw the establishment of Fianna Fáil as a participant in the Dáil, taking most of the support and many of the members of the abstentionist Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin. The impact of this shift was to remove Cumann na nGaedheal's working majority among TDs attending, making the Dáil short-lived.
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    Wald for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Jeffrey Wald
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 20th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    George McGovern presidential campaign, 1972

    George McGovern presidential campaign, 1972

    • Candidate: George McGovern
    • Election: United States presidential election, 1972
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    George McGovern, a United States Senator from South Dakota, launched his second candidacy for the presidency of the United States in an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the 1972 presidential election. McGovern had run a short presidential campaign in 1968, acting as a stand-in for the assassinated Robert F. Kennedy leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. McGovern then spent the remainder of the general election campaign ensuring his own re-election to the Senate. But following the 1968 convention, he had planned on running for president again, a decision he solidified in January 1969. He began hiring legislative aides who could double as campaign policy staff, press secretaries, and the like. McGovern hired an agent to book speaking engagements, and beginning in early 1969 began doing an average of three appearances a week. During 1969, McGovern headed the Commission on Party Structure and Delegate Selection, later often referred to as the "McGovern commission", which was chartered to redesign the Democratic nomination system after the messy and confused nomination struggle and convention of the 1968 election. Due to the influence of former Eugene McCarthy and Kennedy
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    Newt Gingrich presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Newt Gingrich
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Former U.S. Representative from Georgia and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich began preparing for a possible campaign for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States shortly following the 2010 midterm elections. He was politically active during the midterm elections, and helped several Tea Party-backed Republicans with his endorsements and fundraising abilities. In early 2011, he chose to run for President and left his position as a political analyst for Fox News. He suffered campaign staff troubles in June but by November had revived his campaign through strong debate performances and the introduction of a new "Twenty-First Century Contract with America". In November and early December 2011, Gingrich was the front-runner of the Republican primaries, gaining momentum in the early states of Iowa, Florida, and South Carolina. In one month, his campaign organization had enjoyed greater fund-raising success than it had in all its previous months put together, and polling found the electorate had a more favorable opinion of him among conservatives, Tea Partiers, and moderates, who had long been former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's strongest
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    Plymouth Sutton by-election, 1919

    • Candidate: Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
    The Plymouth Sutton by-election, 1919 was a parliamentary by-election held on 28 November 1919 for the British House of Commons constituency of Sutton in the city of Plymouth, Devon. The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Waldorf Astor, succeeded to the peerage as the second Viscount Astor on the death of his father on 18 October 1919. Astor had held the seat since the 1918 general election, and its predecessor Plymouth since the December 1910 general election. The Conservative Party selected as its candidate Astor's wife Nancy, Lady Astor. She was also the candidate of the Coalition Government. The Asquithian Liberals stood Isaac Foot, who had served on Plymouth City Council and had previously contested Totnes and Bodmin. W.T. Gay stood for Labour, having done so in the 1918 election. Lady Astor retained the seat. She became the first woman to take up her seat in the Commons (the first woman to be elected, Countess Markievicz, the Sinn Féin MP for Dublin St Patrick's, refused to take her seat).
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    Feuer for Assembly 2008

    • Candidate: Michael Feuer
    • Election: 2008 Democratic Primary, California’s 42nd Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and the Local and Regional Elections of 2003

    Josᅢᄅ Luis Rodrᅢᆳguez Zapatero and the Local and Regional Elections of 2003 describes the main electoral test for Josᅢᄅ Luis Rodrᅢᆳguez Zapatero, before winning the legislative election of 2004. They occurred in 2003, when several important local and regional elections took place. Although Zapatero was not a candidate, the results in this kind of votes are always considered to be influenced by the citizens' perception of the national leaders. All the Autonomous communities of Spain hold the elections to their assemblies the same day, with the exception of Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country. That day coincides with the municipal elections all over Spain. Therefore, the significance of the results is big. In 2003, the vote took place on May 25. The Socialist Party received a larger popular vote (what prompted Zapatero to claim his party had been the winner) but the People's Party obtained more government posts in councils and regional governments. In general, there were not too many changes in the results compared to those of the previous Elections held in 1999. Regarding the regional government, the Socialist lost Balearic Islands but got enough votes in Madrid as to
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    Gary Johnson presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Gary E. Johnson
    Former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico declared his candidacy for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States on April 21, 2011. On December 28, 2011, Johnson withdrew his candidacy for the Republican nomination, and declared his candidacy for the 2012 presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party. The 2012 Libertarian National Convention was held during the first weekend of May 2012. On May 5, 2012, after promoting his libertarian-oriented political positions to delegates, Johnson received the most votes at the convention and became the official 2012 Libertarian presidential nominee. Johnson initially indicated interest in running for president in the 2012 election in 2009. In October of that year, he founded the Our America Initiative, a 501(c)(4) "nonprofit political advocacy committee that promotes common-sense business approaches to governing." The stated focus of the organization was to "...speak out on issues regarding topics such as government efficiency, lowering taxes, ending the war on drugs, protecting civil liberties, revitalizing the economy and promoting entrepreneurship and privatization". The move prompted speculation among media
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    Harry Reid for Senate, 2010

    • Candidate: Harry Reid
    • Election: United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    Harry Reid is from here ... Carson City, Nevada and Searchlight, Nevada. He is a good friend and has been a cop in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been a boxer and is nobody to fool around with. He is good with his fists and although he rarely picks a fight ... he can hold his own ... if ever attacked. He is a good man and I consider him a good friend to us. Dick and Trish Baublitz ... Private Investigators in Nevada and California Principals of: The Tahoe Bureau of Investigation ... Lake Tahoe Home address: 389 Ruby Lane Carson City, Nevada 89706 (775) 885-9216
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    Joy for Congress 2008

    • Candidate: David Joy
    • Election: 2008 Republican Primary, California’s 51st Congressional District
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
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    Tim Pawlenty presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Tim Pawlenty
    Former Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota began a movement for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States shortly after the 2010 midterm elections. On March 21, 2011 Pawlenty announced on Facebook that he had filed the organization of an exploratory committee with the Federal Elections Commission. He formally declared his candidacy in Iowa on May 23, 2011. The day after finishing third place in the August 13, 2011 Ames Straw Poll, Pawlenty ended his presidential campaign. In February 2005, ABC News identified him as a potential candidate for president. Pawlenty decided not to seek a third term as governor, and so was not a candidate in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Later, he regretted the decision, which was made in part due to wanting to avoid having to fight with the Democratic-controlled legislature, because Democrats lost control of the legislature in the same election. In September 2008, MinnPost mentioned that Pawlenty was a potential candidate in the 2012 presidential election. In October 2009, a CNN article suggested that Pawlenty was contemplating a 2012 White House bid. Among those advising him in preparation for a potential
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    United States presidential election, 1952

    United States presidential election, 1952

    • Candidate: W. Averell Harriman
    The United States presidential election of 1952 took place in an era when Cold War tension between the United States and the Soviet Union was escalating rapidly. In the United States Senate, Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin had become a national figure after chairing congressional investigations into the issue of Communist spies within the U.S. government. McCarthy's so-called "witch hunt", combined with national tension and weariness after two years of bloody stalemate in the Korean War, the Communist Revolution in China, the 1949 Soviet acquisition of nuclear weapons, and the early-1950s recession, set the stage for a hotly fought presidential contest. Unpopular incumbent President Harry S. Truman decided not to run, so the Democratic Party instead nominated Governor Adlai Stevenson II of Illinois; Stevenson had gained a reputation in Illinois as an intellectual and eloquent orator. The Republican Party countered with popular war hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower and won in a landslide, ending 20 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House. Eisenhower, at 62, was the oldest man to become President since James Buchanan in 1856. Truman was 60 when he
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    Herman Cain presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Herman Cain
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Herman Cain is an American businessman and radio host who began a campaign for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States shortly after the 2010 midterm elections. Although he was frequently mentioned as a possible candidate, Cain stopped short of a full-fledged candidacy before the beginning of 2011. Although he was characterized as "inexperienced", and a Washington outsider, as of October 19, 2011, polls showed him to be one of the front runners in the Republican primaries. Cain spent a considerable amount of time campaigning throughout the early primary states (particularly Iowa and New Hampshire) for most of 2010. Nearly two weeks after the beginning of the year, Cain filed his organization with the Federal Elections Commission as an exploratory committee, under the name Friends of Herman Cain. Cain is a supporter of the Tea Party movement. He is in favor of the gold standard. Cain ran as a Washington outsider and became a front-runner in the race in the fall of 2011. However, Cain's support plummeted after several women alleged that he had engaged in sexual harassment or, in one case, a 13-year extramarital affair. Cain and his wife unequivocally
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    Maden for Assembly 2002

    • Candidate: Chris Maden
    • Election: 2002 Libertarian Primary, California’s 13th Assembly District
    • Party (if partisan): Libertarian Party
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    Rick Santorum presidential campaign, 2012

    • Candidate: Rick Santorum
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania began a campaign for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president of the United States in April 2011. He had been preparing for a run since shortly after the 2008 presidential election. Santorum lagged in the polls for all of 2011 until he surged in the week before the Iowa caucuses, propelling him to a narrow victory over Mitt Romney in the first contest of the presidential primaries. Santorum's presidential hopes received another boost when he surprisingly swept all three votes held on February 7, 2012, in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado. On April 10, 2012, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Santorum announced the suspension of his campaign. Santorum stopped short of a full-fledged candidacy before the beginning of 2011. Prior to that, he had indicated that he was merely considering running for president. Santorum filed for an exploratory committee with Federal Elections Commission, and announced the organization on the Fox News program On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren on April 13, 2011. He formally announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, June 6, 2011. In an August 2011
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    United Kingdom general election, 1865

    United Kingdom general election, 1865

    • Candidate: Albert Grant
    The 1865 United Kingdom general election saw the Liberals, led by Lord Palmerston, increase their large majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to more than 80. The Whig Party changed its name to the Liberal Party between the previous election and this one. Palmerston died later in the same year and was succeeded by Lord John Russell as Prime Minister. This was the last United Kingdom general election where a party increased its majority after having been returned to office at the previous election with a reduced majority. Total votes: 854,856
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