Sam Brownback, United States Senator
Official site, featuring details about him and his state, legislative
issues, and constituent services, plus contact directions, press
Jim Gilmore (R) Former Governor of Virginia
Gilmore withdrew from the race - July, 2007
Jim Gilmore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jim Gilmore was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, graduated from
John Randolph Tucker High School and received an undergraduate degree
Giuliani dropped out of the campaign on January 30, 2008 after putting
all his time in Florida
and still came in third.
- A moderate Republican and
beloved former mayor of New York City, Guiliani might well be the next
great candidate that unites America, ala Clinton and Reagan.
Rudy Giuliani 27% -- Wood Monkey, Gemini [5/28/1944]
Charles Grassley (R) - Iowa senator
Hagel (R) -
Moderate senator from Nebraska
Mike Huckabee left the campaign on March 4th with a total of 267
delegates. McCain reached the goal of 1191 candidates required to
become the Republican nominee for President. Ron Paul stayed in
the race. When Mike Huckabee left the race, he immediately
backed McCain, and McCain went to see President George Bush the
following day to receive his blessing and support.
Duncan Hunter (R)
- The moderate senator from
Arizona, has significant crossover appeal to independents and
democrats. However, age might be a factor for McCain. He will be 72 in
2008, which, if he's elected, would make him the oldest person elected
president. McCain won the 1191 delegates required to become the
Republican Presidential nominee.The following day he went to visit
President George Bush who gave him his blessing and support for the
Presidential race against whoever the Democrat candidate will be.
Still unknown on this date. Mar 4, 2008
John McCain -- Fire
Rat, Virgo [8/29/1936]
Ron Paul (R)
Suspended his campaign after Super Tuesday - 2-7-08
- Mass. Gov. Romney
reportedly has presidential aspirations. Bush bashed
Mass. so much in the 2004 and to such great effect -- you can bet one
of the other Republicans will hurl some of those familiar lines at
Romney. Romney, if he runs, is a long shot.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) - Under the
current rules, Arnold would not be allowed to hold the office of
President because he was not born in the United States. But no one
should let a petty thing like the Constitution get in their way. A
www.OperationArnold.com is working to get Congress to
change the highest law of the land, all for Arnold.
Tom Tancredo (R)
Tom Tancredo for
President - 2008 Resigned from the Campaign - 12-20-07
Fred Thompson dropped out of the campaign on 1-22-2008
Hollywood actor Fred Thompson, who has been tantalising his
Republican supporters, today all but declared his intention to
run for the White House. In an interview with USA Today, the 64-year-old
politician-turned-actor said he had already made his mind up
and would test the waters in the coming weeks.
Thompson (R) (Withdrew from the race 8-13-07)
former Wisconsin Governor for 16 years.
Thompson withdrew from the race.
stepped aside from campaigning after the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008
BIDEN CHOSEN TO RUN FOR VICE PRESIDENT ON 8-23-08 BY PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATE BARRACK OBAMA
- Delaware's Sen. Biden was
flirting with the idea of running in the 2004 election, but opted out
and became a cheerleader for Kerry.
- See also:
Political positions of Joe Biden
Joe Biden, born
Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator from
Delaware and candidate for the
Democratic presidential nomination in 1988, although
he ceased active campaigning in 1987, before the first
primaries. Biden first hinted that he might run in 2008 in
2004, radio interview with host
Don Imus, saying: "I'm going to proceed as if I'm
going to run." Biden has repeatedly stated his intention
to run, and did so as early as
2006. Biden's Federal Leadership
PAC is "Unite Our States", which tracks Biden's public
appearances and policy positions. On
2007, when asked by
Tim Russert on
Meet the Press, "Are you running for President?"
he responded, "I am running for President." He also said
he plans to create an exploratory committee by the end of
On January 31, 2007, he officially signed the papers with
the FEC to run for president.
Hillary Clinton (D)
- Hillary is definitely
on for 2008. In fact, I'm having this frightening vision that it will
be Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton in 2008.
Hillary Clinton 39% --
Fire Pig, Scorpio
- See also:
Political positions of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton, born
Illinois, U.S. Senator from
New York and former First Lady of the United States.
Clinton announced the formation of her exploratory
2007, with a post on her website.
She has delivered several speeches which analysts say are
intended to reach out to moderates. She has also been
holding fundraising meetings, including meeting with women
Massachusetts, a key constituency of potential rival
and 2004 nominee
John Kerry; however, these activities are consistent
with the lead up to a campaign for re-election to her
Senate seat in
2006. Many Republicans appear to be hoping that
Senator Clinton will run for President, presumably
believing her to be a polarizing figure.
If elected, Clinton would be the first female president.
Clinton announced on January 20, 2007, that she will run
in 2008 (the same day she announced the formation of an
exploratory committee). She has filed the official
paperwork for an exploratory committee.
Edwards (D) - Sen. Edwards will be in it for
2008, although since he won't be a senator for the next four years, he
has the difficult problem of staying in the spotlight.
John Edwards quits campaign after coming in third in each race -
Jan. 30, 2008
Edwards did not mention
Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney by name, ...
President Bush and his Republican allies have argued that
Edwards has far less ...
Political positions of John Edwards
John Edwards, born
South Carolina, former
U.S. Senator from
North Carolina, candidate for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 2000 and
vice-presidential nominee. As a presidential
candidate, Edwards was famed for his populist message
in his "Two Americas" speech and also for his
optimistic, positive attitude. This was evidenced by
his refusal to attack his opponents. In the primaries,
Sen. Edwards had strong come-from-behind showings in
the crucial states of
Georgia. He also won the
North Carolina caucus and the
South Carolina primary. Edwards has kept his
Federal Leadership PAC, the
One America Committee, active to help
Democrats across the nation win elections in the
2005, Edwards spoke at the
New Hampshire Democratic Party's fundraising
2005, Edwards traveled to
Waterloo, Iowa, to deliver an address to the
AFL-CIO, a potential key supporter in the
Iowa caucus. On
2006, Edwards formally announced his candidacy.
Chris Dodd (D) - Left the
Campaign after the Iowa Caucuses - Jan 3, 2008
Christopher Dodd, was born
Connecticut and is a five-term U.S. Senator from
that state. Dodd was reported to be a likely contender
for the Democratic Vice President slot on
John Kerry's ticket in
2004. In May 2006, Dodd said he has "decided to do
all the things that are necessary to prepare to seek
the presidency in 2008", including hiring staff,
raising money and traveling around the country in the
next few months to enlist support.
On Jan. 11, 2007, Dodd announced his Presidential
candidacy on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show with
Political positions of Mike Gravel
Mike Gravel, born
Massachusetts. U.S. Senator from
Alaska from 1969 to 1981 and an
active candidate for
Vice President in 1972. He is most known for
playing a key role in ending
the draft during the
Vietnam War through the release of the
Pentagon Papers and through staging a one-man
filibuster for 5 months. He is also notable for
guaranteed annual income, which he termed a
"citizen's wage," of $5,000 per person, regardless of
whether the person worked. On
2006, Gravel announced his candidacy for the
Democratic nomination. His policy announcements to
date include support for
FairTax and withdrawal from
Iraq. Mike Gravel filed with the FEC in April
according to various news sources.
The FEC's site has listed his reports since July.
- Alaska State Representative: 1962–1966
U.S. Senator from Alaska: 1969–1981
Dennis Kucinich ended his Presidential Campaign on 1-24-2008
Political positions of Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich, born
Ohio. Ohio Congressman, former Mayor of Cleveland,
and 2004 Democratic primary candidate. Dennis Kucinich
is known by many as "The Peace Candidate", having
received the 2003
Gandhi Peace Award. Kucinich opposed the
war in Iraq and the
Patriot Act. Under Kucinich's plan, United Nations
peace-keepers would go to Iraq if the Iraqi citizens
desire their presence. The Congressman re-introduced
legislation to create a
United States Department of Peace via HR 808 on
February 5, 2007. He is currently campaigning to end
the war in Iraq by cutting off funding, if such
measures are necessary. He is in support of peaceful
diplomatic relations with Iran, and all nations.
Kucinich has received many awards praising his courage
and work for peace.
2006, Kucinich announced his candidacy at an event
at Cleveland's City Hall.
Bill Richardson Withdrew from campaign on 1-10-08
Bill Richardson, born
Pasadena, California, Governor of
New Mexico, former U.S. ambassador to the
Secretary of Energy and U.S. Representative.
After reportedly informing party leaders in
February 2005 of his intention to run for
2006, Richardson said "I am running" during
his response to a prospective question about the
2008 presidential election by
Fox News, however he later retracted the
decision and said he would make an official
decision by January. On
2007, he officially declared his candidacy.
elected he would be the first Hispanic American
to hold Presidential Office.
Gore (D) - There is always the possibility
that Gore will run again. There's a
Draft Gore site already up.
Kerry (D) - Win or lose, Kerry will be
talked about as a contender in 2008. But if he loses, don't bet on him
running -- that would royally piss off Hillary.
Blanche Lincoln (D) - Popular Ark. senator.
She might actually be a good choice for the vice presidential nominee.
Barack Obama (D)
- It has been said often
enough by supporters and the media that Obama should run, but Obama is
unlikely to run for president before his first term is over. He's
young. Give him at least until 2012 or 2016 to rack up a host of big
Barack Obama 23% --
Metal Ox, Leo [8/4/1961]
Pelosi (D) - House Minority Leader from
California. There's no way she'd run if Hillary jumps in the race.
Charlie Rangel (D)
Chairman of the Appropriations Committee
Vilsack (D) - Iowa Gov. Vilsack's name was
being kicked around as a running mate for John Kerry, but that didn't
quite pan out. However, he's considered a likely 2008 presidential
Warner (D) - Virginia Gov. Warner is not
eligible for re-election in 2005 and has to be weighing his political
future. On the one hand, he could challenge Sen. George Allen (R) for
the senate in 2006, or he could make an especially compelling case to
Democratic voters for the 2008 nomination by potentially winning
Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Keep an eye on Warner.