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Campaign 2008

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
 
 
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

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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