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Campaign 2008
Election history and statistics, candidates, and party politics

Presidential Nominees

     Democratic

Read Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union"

       Republican

Vice Presidential Nominees

     Issues: Where the Candidates Stand on the Major Issues

     Poll: Cast Your Vote for President

    Governors of the 50 States

     Delegate Count

Democrats
Barack Obama: 2,154
Hillary Clinton: 1,919
Total needed: 2,118.
Obama secured the nomination on June 3, 2008.
Source: Associated Press. Includes projected superdelegate votes.
Republicans
John McCain: 1,504
Total needed: 1,191
McCain secured the nomination on March 4, 2008.

Superdelegates
In some presidential elections, superdelegates can play a major role.

 

   Caucuses & Primaries

 

      Former Candidates


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Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is the only baseball player to have his number retired by three teams—Texas, Houston and California. This doesn't include Jackie Robinson whose No. 42 was retired by all teams.

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