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This article lists official and potential Republican candidates for the President of the United States in the election of 2008. Image File history File links Vote. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The United States presidential election of 2008 will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States, and is scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The United States presidential election of 2008 will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States, and is scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008. ...


It is common for candidates for President of the United States to officially declare their candidacy prior to late in the year preceding the Presidential election (in this case, 2007), some potential Republican candidates may have expressed their interest in running in the 2008 Presidential election and are listed below. At this early stage, many of the strongest candidates may have yet to emerge, and these lists include few of the political figures who excite speculation amongst political activists, insiders, and media commentators. The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The U.S. presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2008. ...


In accordance with the 22nd Amendment, incumbent President George W. Bush will not be eligible for re-election in 2008, and Vice President Dick Cheney has unequivocally stated that he is uninterested in seeking the nomination and will not run for President, which puts the responsibility on the Republican Party to select a candidate for the 2008 race. Amendment XXII in the National Archives The Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitution sets a term limit for the President of the United States, providing that No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...


Notwithstanding a change of decision by Cheney, whose denial was tantamount to a Sherman Statement, this will be the first time that the incumbent party has put forth a candidate for President who is not currently President or Vice President since the 1952 election. It is the first election since that of 1928 in which an incumbent President or Vice President has not sought either party's nomination (as Alben Barkley briefly did in 1952). A Sherman(esque) statement is a clear and direct statement by a potentential candidate that they will never run for the elected office that they are being speculated as a contender for. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877–April 30, 1956) was a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the thirty_fifth Vice President of the United States. ...

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Candidates with national campaigns

These have filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), and are conducting multi-state campaigns.

Senator Sam Brownback [1]
Sam Brownback, born September 12, 1956, in Kansas, senior Senator from that state. In April 2005, the Associated Press reported that Brownback, who is little known outside his home state, "is using a network of social conservatives and Christian activists to raise his profile" in such battleground states as Iowa and New Hampshire. He is well known for his social and fiscal conservative record, such as opposing abortion and instituting a flat tax alternative to the current IRS Code. He was also instrumental in Congress' bestowing the Congressional Medal upon Mother Teresa. In his own words, "The core of my being is to rebuild the family and renew the culture." On December 4, 2006, Brownback announced that he would form an exploratory committee.[17] On January 20, 2007 Brownback officially announced his candidacy.[18] Of his campaign, Brownback has said, "I'm a son of a farmer from Kansas ... I still think anybody can be president. I don't think you have to show up with $100 million to do it. ... I'm the tortoise in the race. And I don't like how the race starts; I like how it ends up."[19]

Rudy Giuliani former mayor of New York City [2]
See also: Political positions of Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani, born May 28, 1944, in New York, former mayor of New York City. Giuliani said on October 2, 2005, that he would look at the possibility of running for President. On November 13, 2006, he announced that he was forming an exploratory committee. He has led several state and nationwide polls for the Republican nomination and the general election, and has been mentioned by many media sources as a possible candidate since the 9/11 attacks and a speech to the 2004 Republican Convention.[20] (See polls below) Giuliani is pro-choice, and supports a type of civil union between same sex couples and agrees for legal and medical reasons that same sex relationships should get the same rights under the law. He also believes in strong restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms and agrees with harsh punishment for illegal weapons or non permitted weapons. While opinions differ, some think that these positions could help him, should he secure the nomination, in the general election; others question whether the Republican base would support a nominee with Giuliani's social positions. On February 5, 2007, Giuliani unofficially entered the race for the 2008 US presidential election by filing a "statement of candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission, but legally keeping him at the same level as he was while running an exploratory committee.[21] On February 15, Giuliani officially announced that he was running on CNN's Larry King Live show.[22] If elected, Giuliani would be the first Italian-American to hold the office of president, the second Roman Catholic, following John Kennedy. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an agency created to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1975 (FECA), the statute that regulates the financing of federal elections in the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (790x1000, 264 KB) http://brownback. ... Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... In the election politics of the United States, an exploratory committee is an organization established to help determine whether a potential candidate should run for an elected office. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (478x611, 37 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Dbabbitt User:Stevietheman User:MSTCrow User:Necrothesp User:Astronouth7303 User:Bob rulz User:WTGDMan1986 User:23skidoo User... Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign began in October, 2005 when the “Draft Rudy Giuliani for President, Inc” was formed. ... Here are some of Rudy Giulianis remarks and positions on various issues. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... NY redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... An Italian American is an American of Italian descent. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... There have been several John Kennedys: John F. Kennedy, American president John F. Kennedy, Jr. ...


Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas [3]
Main article: Mike Huckabee presidential campaign, 2008
See also: Political positions of Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee, born August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas, Former Governor of Arkansas. Huckabee has announced he will seek the Presidency in 2008.[23] He has made several trips to important primary states, including a four-day trip to New Hampshire in August 2006. He announced that he would be running in 2008 on NBC's Meet the Press Television show with Tim Russert.[24] and has since made an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (918x1173, 316 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mike Huckabee Potential Republican candidates in the 2008 United States presidential election Metadata This file contains additional information... Huckabee addressing supporters in Iowa. ... Huckabee addressing supporters in Iowa. ... Michael Dale Mike Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is the former governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas, having served from 1996 to 2007, who is a candidate in the United States presidential election, 2008. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Hope is a small city located in Hempstead County, Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The U.S. presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2008. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ...


Representative Duncan Hunter [4]
Main article: Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008
See also: Political positions of Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter, born May 31, 1948, in Riverside, California, U.S. Representative from that state and former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Hunter formally announced his presidential candidacy in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on January 25, 2007. He is known for his strong stance against illegal immigration, support and opposition to free trade agreements like North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization.[25] He introduced H.R. 552, The Right to Life Act, "to implement equal protection . . . for the right to life of each born and preborn human person"; it has over 100 co-sponsors. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2359x2938, 389 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Duncan Hunter List of members of the 110th United States Congress Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Fourteen-term Congressman and Vietnam War veteran Duncan Hunter of California has announced his intentions to run for the 2008 Republican nomination for President of the United States. ... Fourteen-term Congressman Duncan Hunter of California is a self described true conservative. Here is a sample of his position on important political issues. ... Duncan Lee Hunter (born May 31, 1948) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the House of Representatives since 1981 from Californias 52nd congressional district in northern and eastern San Diego. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ... Illegal immigration refers to immigration across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. ... Secretariats Mexico City, Ottawa and Washington, D.C. Official languages English, French and Spanish Membership Canada, Mexico and the United States Establishment  -  Formation 1 January 1994  Website http://www. ... The World Trade Organization (WTO), (OMC - Spanish: , French: ), is an international organization designed to supervise and liberalize international trade. ...


Senator John McCain [5]
See also: Political positions of John McCain

John McCain, born August 29, 1936, in the US-controlled Panama Canal Zone, Senator from Arizona. Often characterized as a Republican maverick in the Senate, he is well-known. In 2000, he failed in his attempt to deny George W. Bush the Republican nomination: McCain continued his ultimately unsuccessful campaign long after the other Republican candidates had united behind Bush. File links The following pages link to this file: John McCain Categories: United States government images ... Senator John McCain announced that he is seeking the 2008 Presidential nomination from the Republican Party on the Wednesday, February 28, 2007, telecast of the Late Show With David Letterman. ... This article describes some of Senator John McCains votes and remarks on various issues. ... For McCains grandfather and father, see John S. McCain, Sr. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Panama Canal Zone (Spanish: ), was a 553 square mile (1,432 km²) territory inside of Panama, consisting of the Panama Canal and an area generally extending 5 miles (8. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


McCain's bipartisan compromise on judicial nominations and his strong support of campaign finance reform have drawn the ire of many groups,[26] many of which have vowed to work against any McCain campaigns for the Republican nomination in 2008. However, he has a strong stance on many issues and economically falls more along the lines of traditional "fiscal conservatism." These factors, along with his commitment to the War on Terror (including Iraq) have boosted his popularity amongst conservatives since 2004, when he emphasized these traits while stumping for Republican candidates. If elected, he would become the oldest person in history elected president, surpassing Ronald Reagan, and if elected to two terms, McCain would be the oldest sitting president in U.S. history. In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Political campaign Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Campaign finance reform is the common term for the political effort in the United States to change the involvement of money in politics, primarily in political campaigns. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


On November 15, 2006, McCain announced that he would form an exploratory committee.


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Representative Ron Paul, M.D. [6]
See also: Political positions of Ron Paul

Ron Paul, born August 20, 1935, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a long time U.S. Representative from Texas with a strong constitutionalist and libertarian voting record. Paul has been nicknamed "Dr. No" for his opposition to tax increases and spending bills. He has chastened his fellow Republicans for abandoning the party's ideals, and for helping to create an unsustainable national debt now in the trillions of dollars.[27] Dr. Paul seeks to "reinstate the Constitution and restore the Republic."[28] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Ron Paul is a 10th-term Congressman, a physician (M.D.), and a 2008 presidential candidate from the U.S. state of Texas, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. ... // Main article: Ron Paul The political positions of Ron Paul are in line with his stance as a Constitutionalist who professes a libertarian ideology. ... Ronald Ernest Paul, (born August 20, 1935) is a 10th-term Congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas, a member of the Republican Party, a physician, and a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Constitutionalism is the limitation of government by law. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Dr. No can refer to a number of things Dr. No (novel), the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming on his inspirational character James Bond Dr. No (film), the first James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        Government debt (also known as public debt or national debt) is... in particular, for the archaizing senses of republic, as a translation of politeia or res publica Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A republic is a form of government maintained by a state or country whose sovereignty is based on consent of the governed...


On 11 January 2007, Representative Ron Paul filed papers to form an exploratory committee for the 2008 presidential race.[29][30] He formally declared his candidacy 12 March 2007 as a guest on Washington Journal on C-SPAN.[31][32] He is not running as a Libertarian as he did nearly two decades ago. Paul has the distinction of being opposed to the Iraq War and interventionist US foreign policy. He is one of 7 Republican congressman who voted against Iraq War authorization in October 2002. He has also opposed George W. Bush and the majority of Republican congressmen on many other issues, including the PATRIOT Act. His record on these issues means he may draw support from some surprising circles, including anti-war activists and paleoconservatives. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Ronald Ernest Paul, (born August 20, 1935) is a 10th-term Congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas, a member of the Republican Party, a physician, and a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The United States presidential election of 2008 will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States, and is scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Washington Journal is a political call-in and interview television program running daily on C-SPAN. It usually runs live 7-10 AM Eastern Standard Time with no commerical interruption (as C-SPAN does not sell advertising or tabulate viewer ratings), with exceptions when special events preempt all or part... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded in 1971. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... NOONE CARES Headline text The Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq (H.J.Res. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The term paleoconservative (sometimes shortened to paleo or paleocon when the context is clear) refers to an American branch of conservative Old Right thought that stands against both the mainstream tradition of the National Review magazine and the neoconservatives. ...


On 20 February 2007, Paul's exploratory committee posted a formal video of him explaining his reason for running on YouTube. [33] In the election politics of the United States, an exploratory committee is an organization established to help determine whether a potential candidate should run for an elected office. ...


Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts [7]
See also: Political positions of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, born March 12, 1947, in Michigan, is former Governor of Massachusetts; he did not seek a second term in November 2006. Romney has made numerous trips to primary states such as South Carolina, Michigan, and New Hampshire, during recent years. Romney is running on his record as co-founder of Bain Capital, the CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and his record as Governor of Massachusetts. Although he ran as a moderate for the office of Governor of Massachusetts and during his failed Senate bid in 1994, he supported more conservative positions as his term progressed. Romney formed a presidential exploratory committee on January 3, 2007, the day he left the governor's office.[34] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 440 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (574 × 781 pixel, file size: 129 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mitt Romney Mitt Romney presidential campaign... Main articles: Mitt Romney and Political positions of Mitt Romney For further reading, see Governorship of Mitt Romney. ... Many of Mitt Romneys past and present political positions are visible through his actions, proposals, and statements made during his Massachusetts political campaigns and as governor of Massachusetts, 2003-2007. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947, better known as Mitt Romney), was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Main articles: Mitt Romney and Political positions of Mitt Romney For further reading, see Governorship of Mitt Romney. ... Bain Capital LLC is a Boston, Massachusetts-based private equity firm founded in 1984 by Mitt Romney, the late Governor of Massachusetts, and two other partners from the consulting firm Bain & Company: T. Coleman Andrews III and Eric Kriss. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 9, Romney raised $6.5 million in his first fundraiser, beating both Giuliani and McCain's fundraising efforts ($1 and $2 million respectively). is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Romney has already received major endorsements, including that of former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. John Dennis Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician and former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Romney officially announced his candidacy on February 13 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.[35][36] is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Ford Model T, used for giving tourist rides, is shown above at Greenfield Village. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Government  - Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. ...


Representative Tom Tancredo [8]
Tom Tancredo, born December 20, 1945, in Colorado, U.S. Representative from that state and leading advocate for more restrictive immigration policies. On April 2nd, 2007, Rep. Tancredo announced his official candidacy on Iowa talk radio station 1040 WHO. Tancredo has a dedicated grassroots following among paleoconservatives. He has visited early Presidential primary states such as New Hampshire, Michigan and Iowa to begin building popular support and has polled favorably amongst grassroots Republicans. Tancredo announced on January 16, 2007, that he was forming an exploratory committee.[37]

Fred Dalton Thompson, former Senator [9]
See also: Political positions of Fred Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson, born August 19, 1942, former Senator from Tennessee and actor, best known for playing D.A. Arthur Branch on Law & Order. There was speculation that Thompson would run for Governor of Tennessee in 2006, but he declined to run against the popular Governor Phil Bredesen. There has recently been a movement to encourage Thompson to run for President in 2008. On March 11, 2007, Thompson said "I'm giving some thought to it. Going to leave the door open. A lot of people think it's late already. I don't really think it is, although the rules of the game have changed somewhat. ... I think people are somewhat disillusioned. I think a lot of people are cynical out there. I think they're looking for something different." [38] On June 1, 2007, Thompson announced he had established a preliminary campaign committee, thus taking his first formal step toward an official presidential bid. [39] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 599 pixels Full resolution (1960 × 3008 pixel, file size: 602 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tom Tancredo 2008 Republican presidential... Thomas Gerard Tancredo (born December 20, 1945) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The term paleoconservative (sometimes shortened to paleo or paleocon when the context is clear) refers to an American branch of conservative Old Right thought that stands against both the mainstream tradition of the National Review magazine and the neoconservatives. ... From [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Fred Thompson User:ThomasK/Images Categories: Congress images ... Fred Thompson describes himself as a conservative. ... For the silent movie actor, see Fred Thomson. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Arthur Branch is a fictional character on the long-running TV crime drama Law & Order, portrayed by former United States Senator Fred Dalton Thompson. ... Law & Order is a long-running American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Philip Norman Phil Bredesen (born November 21, 1943) is the 48th Governor of Tennessee, having served since 2003. ...


Tommy Thompson, former Governor of Wisconsin [10]
Tommy Thompson, born November 19, 1941, in Elroy, Wisconsin, is the former four-term Governor of Wisconsin and was Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He recently announced interest in the 2008 nomination and, on December 15, 2006, announced that he had formed an exploratory committee.[40] He officially announced his candidacy on April 1, 2007. [41]

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Other candidates

These have filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an agency created to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1975 (FECA), the statute that regulates the financing of federal elections in the United States. ...

  • John Cox of Illinois
  • Hugh Cort, a physician in the practice of psychiatric medicine living in Mountain Brook, Alabama. [11] - announced January 21, 2005
  • David Ernst Furniss, businessman from Florida filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on April 6, 2007 and announced his candidacy on April 8, 2007 at St James Episcopal Church in Perry, Fl. [12]
  • Daniel Ayers Gilbert, businessman from North Carolina filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on March 27, 2007. [1]
  • Walter D. Kennedy has announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee [13]
  • Mark Klein is "testing the waters" for the 2008 GOP nomination. [14]
  • Michael Charles Smith of Oregon [2]
  • Richard Michael Smith of Texas - announced April 2006.[3]
  • Raymond L. McKinney of Georgia (Campaign Site)
  • Keith Sprankle, of Washington [15] filed papers with the Federal Election Commission.
  • Vern Wuensche of Texas, [16] a businessman and legal reformer filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on February 21, 2007

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Potential notable candidates without exploratory committees

These are people who have not officially announced or formed an exploratory committee, but have either expressed interest in running or have been widely speculated about in the media.

Potential candidates without exploratory committees

Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma's Junior Senator, is considering a presidential bid, according to sources close to him. "What's important for him is that there is no other true, Reagan conservative in the race, and he thinks he can fill that void," said one longtime advisor. [17] Coburn's views, such as his position that the death penalty should be used on abortion doctors, are considered to be very conservative.

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich, born June 17, 1943 in Pennsylvania, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and former U.S. Representative from Georgia. According to the Associated Press, "The former House speaker who led Republicans to power a decade ago said he soon will visit Iowa and New Hampshire to promote his book, try to influence public policy and keep his political options alive." The AP reported him as saying "Anything seems possible," including a White House race. Gingrich first explicitly suggested he may run in 2008 on October 13, 2005, saying "There are circumstances where I will run", elaborating that such circumstances would be if no other candidate champions the major platform ideas that Gingrich advocates.[4]

Senator Chuck Hagel
Chuck Hagel, born October 4, 1946 in Nebraska, US Senator from that state. According to NPR Hagel is considering a Presidential campaign in 2008 [18]. There are a number of Draft Hagel blogs online [19] [20] [21] in addition to multiple groups [22] [23] [24]. On March 12, 2007, Hagel made a statement on his political future, in which he kept open the possibility to enter the presidential race later in the year.[5] Despite being a fairly conservative Republican, he will face challenges from some elements of the party faithful due to his criticism of President Bush over the war in Iraq. It is widely thought that Senator Hagel will have trouble emerging from the shadow of John McCain, as they are both outspoken Vietnam veterans. The two friends differ on many issue positions, though, with Hagel being more traditionally conservative. He is the former CEO of the USO and Election Systems & Software, a leading manufacturer of electronic voting machines.

George Pataki, former Governor of New York
George Pataki, New York's former governor did not seek a fourth term as Governor in 2006. Pataki has held meetings with his advisors and has quietly indicated to Republican leaders that he's very interested in the Republican nomination.[6] Pataki's unfavorability rating was slightly higher than his favorable rating when he decided not to seek reelection, leading some to speculate that his decision was to avoid being defeated by Democratic Nominee and his successor Eliot Spitzer. Because Pataki is not as well known nationally as former New York Mayor and current presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, and due to his liberal views on some social issues, he may have conflicts winning the nomination.

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Withdrawn from race

Candidates who have withdrawn their candidacy

Jim Gilmore former Governor of Virginia [25]
A Draft Jim Gilmore for President group was formed in August of 2006, encouraging former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore to run for president after he was seen traveling to the presidential primary states. In November 2006, Gilmore told ABC News that a 2008 presidential run was one of several possibilities he is considering.[7] On December 19, 2006, Gilmore announced he was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential candidacy.[8] Gilmore announced on December 20, 2006, that he would launch his exploratory committee on January 2, 2007.[9] Perhaps hoping to mirror the surprising 2004 campaign of Democrat Howard Dean, another former governor with little national recognition when he entered the race, Gilmore declared that he represents "the Republican wing of the Republican Party" echoing the popular Dean quotation. Gilmore declared his candidacy from the Des Moines, Iowa GOP headquarters on April 26, 2007. Gilmore, however, raised a mere $380,000 in the first half of 2007, which he cited as a reason why he withdrew from the contest on July 14, 2007. [26]

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Declined to seek nomination


George Allen, former Senator
In a survey of 175 Washington insiders conducted by National Journal's "The Hotline" and released April 29, 2005, George Allen was the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election.[10]

Prior to his November loss to Jim Webb in the 2006 Virginia senatorial race, Allen had traveled a number of times to Iowa (the first state with a presidential caucus) and New Hampshire (the first state with a presidential primary). He had been widely assumed to be preparing a run for president.[11] On December 10, 2006, Allen gave an interview[12] in which he stated that he would not seek the 2008 nomination. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1875, 1180 KB) http://sbc. ... National Journal is a weekly magazine about American politics and government, published by National Journal Group, Inc. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a former Republican United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the son of former NFL head coach George Allen. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The U.S. presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2008. ... James Henry Jim Webb, Jr. ... The Virginia Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida; his family connections and history indicate that he may be next in line to continue the Bush family legacy, although his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has stated that he will not seek the 2008 Republican nomination, and many analysts state that he would be a natural frontrunner for the Vice President slot on the Republican ticket. On January 27, 2007 as the keynote speaker at the National Review Institute's Conservative Summit in Washington, D.C. Bush denied rumors that he would run for President in 2008, but “when questioned did not rule out running as a vice presidential candidate.”[13]

Vice President Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney, current Vice President of the United States, has asserted his intent to not seek the '08 nomination several times throughout the Presidency of George W. Bush.

Senator Susan Collins
Susan Margaret Collins, who has been a United States Senator since 1996 has been speculated to run for the presidency. After appearing as a potential candidate in quite a few places, thewhitehouseproject.com named her one of their "'8 in '08", a group of women they believe should run for president in 2008. Speculation also arose when people began to realize that Collins' term expired in January 2009, and during her 1996 campaign pledged to only serve two terms. However, she chose not to seek the nomination, shocking many by, instead, running for a third term. She is mentioned as a potential running-mate for moderates such as Senator John McCain or former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. She has endorsed John McCain for the presidency, shocking people as McCain is a strong supporter of the Iraq War, whilst Collins has voted to bring troops home. Her record also shows she is pro-choice and for gay-rights as well as for stem-cell research.

Bill Frist, former Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist, born February 22, 1952 in Tennessee, former Senator from Tennessee and former Senate Majority Leader. Stated on November 29, 2006 that he does not intend to seek the nomination but wants to go back to practicing medicine.

Fmr. Secretary of State and General Colin Powell
Colin Powell is an extremely powerful and respected member of the GOP community. He was the George W. Bush Administration's Secretary of State from 2001 - 2005. During the first Bush Administration, he was the first black on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the first African-American Chair of the Joint Chiefs. His resignation from Secretary of State, soon after Bush won a second term, caused speculation that he may run for the presidency; General Powell has stated this is not the case. His name has been, since at least 2006 or earlier, scrapped from Republican polls.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice, currently the Secretary of State, said in March 2005 on Meet the Press[14], and elsewhere, that she doesn't intend to run for President, but can't rule it out. In an August 8-10, 2005, Republican primary poll in Iowa, Rice came in first with 30 percent, beating McCain and Giuliani, who each got about 15 percent. In October 2005, Condi vs. Hillary, a book by political commentator Dick Morris, discussing Rice as the Republican candidate, was published. There is a "Draft Condi" movement which has raised significant funds, appeared at major conservative political events, and aired television and radio advertisements in a number of states.

Governor Mark Sanford
Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina; popular with fiscal conservatives, but has said he does not intend to run. Sanford professes to be a firm supporter of limited government, and many pundits have described his views as being libertarian in nature. There are several Internet-based groups trying to convince him to run for President in 2008. However, on November 7, 2006, he said that his gubernatorial race at that point would be his last campaign, win or lose.[15]

Rick Santorum, former Senator
Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania; A number of polls had mentioned him as a potential Republican candidate. Once he lost his seat to his Democratic opponent, Pennsylvania treasurer Bob Casey, Jr., a run for the Presidency became decidedly less likely and on November 17, 2006, in regard to a Presidential bid, he stated "Absolutely, positively not. Absolutely not, my wife would throw me out of the house if I do anything in '08."[16]

Senator Olympia Snowe
Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe, a member of the United States Senate from Maine was often mentioned as a potential candidate for the nomination; the White House Project website showed Mrs. Snowe as one of its "8 in '08", a group of eight women who should seek the presidency. Polls had mentioned her as a potential candidate and many admirers began grassroots organizations to nominate her. As a moderate, many thought her a great candidate to beat the Democrats in 2008. People thought that Senator Snowe would be a great candidate if New York Senator and front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated, seeing a woman vs. woman race as weakening polarizing Clinton's base of feminist supporters and even drawing more Democrats to Snowe. Snowe has the largest approval rating of any senator in U.S. history (79%) in her home state of Maine as a pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-stem-cell research moderate who has criticized the Bush Administration's policies and actions in Iraq, and voted to return troops. Snowe is still mentioned as a potential running-mate; however, she and fellow Maine moderate senator, Susan Collins, have endorsed Senator John McCain for the presidency. She has served in both house of the United States Congress, both houses of the Maine State Legislature, and as First Lady of the state of Maine. She was the first Greek-American woman in the U.S. Congress and, if ever elected president, would be the first Greek president of the United States. (If ever vice president she would be the second Greek, following Spiro Agnew and if nominated would be the second major-party Greek nominee following Michael Dukakis of the Democrats in 1988.)

Fmr. NJ Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman
Christine Todd Whitman, commonly known as "Christie", was the Governor of New Jersey for two terms, serving from 1994 to 2001 as that state's first female governor. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in his cabinet. After stating she had many differences with President Bush, Governor Whitman resigned, and has since been a strong critic of his policies. A moderate, she dislikes the fact that conservatives label her and many other GOP-ers "RINOS" or "Republicans in Name Only".[citation needed] She, a pro-choice, pro-stem-cell research moderate who opposes a Constitutional ban on abortion and same-sex marriage. Mrs. Whitman published a book, It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Future of the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America, in which she writes of her beliefs such as how the key to maintaining success in Congress for the GOP is having faith in moderates. As a woman with a solid political portfolio (save for a failed Senate run in 1990) people expected her to become the moderate candidate who could win the nomination and revolutionize the GOP.[citation needed] Whitman, however, has stated she does not wish to run.[citation needed]

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Chart summarizing all polling data (click to enlarge). In November 2004, when the polling data were first collected on this site, the Republicans had a 10 point lead. The Democrats and Republicans were neck-in-neck as late as October 2006 (coincidentally coinciding with the mid-term elections). Since October 2006, the Democrats have continued to make gains and now hold, on average, a 5 point lead over their hypothetical Republican opponent, which is at or near the margin of error for most polls.

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