Friday, March 30, 2007

Republican Candidates 2008

2008 Republican Candidates

Sam Brownback
Current Job/Position: Senator from Kansas
Hometown: Parker, Kan.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/22/07
Jim Gilmore
Current Job/Position: Adviser
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/9/07
Newt Gingrich
Current Job/Position: Chair, the Gingrich Group
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Status: Unofficial
Rudy Giuliani
Current Job/Position: Lawyer
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 2/5/07
Chuck Hagel
Current Job/Position: Senator from Nebraska
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
Status: Unknown
Mike Huckabee
Current Job/Position: Candidate
Hometown: Hope, Ark.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/29/07
Duncan Hunter
Current Job/Position: Representative from California
Hometown: Alpine, Calif.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/25/07
John McCain
Current Job/Position: Senator from Arizona
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 11/16/06
George Pataki
Current Job/Position: Candidate
Hometown: Peekskill, N.Y.
Status: Unofficial
Ron Paul
Current Job/Position: Representative from Texas
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Status: Exploratory Cmte. 1/7/07
Mitt Romney
Current Job/Position: Candidate
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/3/07
Tom Tancredo
Current Job/Position: Representative from Colorado
Hometown: Broomfield, Colo.
Status: Exploratory Cmte. 1/22/07
Fred Thompson
Current Job/Position: Actor
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Status: Unofficial
Tommy Thompson
Current Job/Position: Candidate
Hometown: Elroy, Wis.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/11/07

2008 Democratic Candidates

Democratic Candidates 2008

Joe Biden
Current Job/Position: Senator from Delaware
Hometown: New Castle, Del.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/31/07
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Current Job/Position: Senator from New York
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/22/07
Chris Dodd
Current Job/Position: Senator from Connecticut
Hometown: East Haddam, Conn.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/11/07
John Edwards
Current Job/Position: Director for Center on Poverty; Trial Lawyer
Hometown: Robbins, N.C.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/3/07
Al Gore
Current Job/Position: President of television channel Current
Hometown: Carthage, Tenn.
Status: Unofficial
Mike Gravel
Current Job/Position: Lecturer
Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
Status: Statement of Candidacy 4/14/06
Dennis Kucinich
Current Job/Position: Representative from Ohio
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Statement of Candidacy 12/29/06
Barack Obama
Current Job/Position: Senator from Illinois
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia; Honolulu, Hawaii
Status: Statement of Candidacy 2/12/07
Bill Richardson
Current Job/Position: Governor of New Mexico
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.; Mexico City, Mexico
Status: Statement of Candidacy 1/22/07

Gallup Polls 2008 Election

The Voters Speak: Reasons Behind Support for Four Front-runners
Although there are similarities in the reasons given for support of each of four leading candidates for president -- Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama -- there are also some important differences. Giuliani and Obama supporters are most likely to cite problems with these candidates' opponents, while McCain and Clinton supporters focus more on these two candidates' own strengths.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Election 2008: Presidential, Senate and House Races Updated Daily

Presidential Election 2008 Election Polls
News from the Votemaster

Here are the cumulative primary polls. Take them with a grain of salt. It is still early in the season and a lot can happen. A candidate's wife having cancer is a serious problem, but a candidate having it is a lot worse (McCain has had malignant melanoma 3 times and Giuliani has had prostate cancer). One or more Thompsons (Fred, Tommy) could catch fire. Al Gore or Newt Gingrich could enter the race. Stay tuned.