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Primary Election Dates

They're off and running Convention Delegates as of March 11, 2004 John Kerry 2162 Al Sharpton 27 Dennis Kucinich 23 John Edwards 534 Wesley Clark 57 Howard Dean 170 2,161 Delegates Needed for…

Westmoreland, William Childs

(Encyclopedia) Westmoreland, William Childs, 1914–2005, U.S. general, b. Spartanburg co., S.C. He graduated from West Point in 1936 and fought with distinction in North Africa and Europe during World…

Wagner, Robert Ferdinand

(Encyclopedia) Wagner, Robert Ferdinand wg´nr, 1877–1953, American legislator, b. Germany. He arrived with his family in the United States in 1885 and grew up in poor surroundings in New York City…

The Supreme Court: Switching Parties

Switching PartiesThe Supreme CourtElecting Our LeadersElection Machinery That WorksRemapping DistrictsPaying for CampaignsGetting the Word OutSwitching Parties Last minute party switching to…

Gubernatorial Elections 2004

Eleven states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico Eleven states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico will hold elections for governor this year. Below is a listing of the elections, the current governor,…

Step-by-Step on the Campaign Trail

How the President Gets Elected —Holly Hartman Don't know the difference between a caucus and a convention? Unsure what the electoral college is? Check…

Sam Wyly, 2000 News

Texas financier, privately backed a $2.5 million ad campaign that attacked Sen. John McCain's environmental record and praised Gov. George Bush's efforts. The ads ran days before March's…

Janet Reno, 2002 News

former U.S. attorney general, lost her bid to become the governor of Florida when Bill McBride beat her in September's Democratic primary election, 44.5% to 43.9%. The vote was tainted by…

Gary Bauer

Gary Bauer held several jobs in the Ronald Reagan administration, rising to the directorship of the White House's Office of Policy Development. In 1988 he became head of the Family Research Council,…

Bill Bradley

One of the first pro-athlete-turned-politicians, Bill Bradley was also one of the few with bona fide intellectual credentials. A three-time All-American at Princeton, Bradley delayed his…