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Encyclopedia > Geraldine Ferraro
Geraldine Ferraro
Geraldine Ferraro

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by James J. Delaney
Succeeded by Thomas J. Manton

Preceded by Walter Mondale
Succeeded by Lloyd Bentsen

In office
1994 – 1996
President Bill Clinton

Born August 26, 1935 (1935-08-26) (age 72)
Newburgh, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse John Zaccaro
Religion Roman Catholic

Geraldine Anne Ferraro (born August 26, 1935) is a Democratic politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. She is perhaps best known as the first and only woman to date to represent a major U.S. political party as a candidate for Vice President. Public Domain image of Geraldine Ferraro from http://bioguide. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... This article is about the state. ... New Yorks 9th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... James Joseph Delaney (1901 - 1987) was a Representative from New York. ... Thomas J. Manton (1932- ) was a Democratic congressman from New York. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Dick Cheney 46th and current Vice President (2001- ) The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is a heartbeat from the presidency. ... This is a list of the candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States that the U.S. Democratic Party has nominated since its founding. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. ... This is a list of ambassadors from the United States. ... United Nations Commission on Human Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... John Zaccaro is the husband of the United States Democratic Party 1984 Vice Presidential nominee, Rep Geraldine Anne Ferraro (D-NY). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[2] or Veep) 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. ...


Ferraro was a teacher, lawyer, and member of the Queens County District Attorney's Office prior to being elected the United States Congress in 1978. In 1984 former Vice President and Presidential candidate Walter Mondale selected Ferraro to be his running mate in the upcoming election. The positive polling Mondale received when she joined him did not last until November, and they were defeated in an electoral landslide by incumbent President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush. For university teachers, see professor. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ... 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. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Reagan redirects here. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ...


Following the 1984 elections she ran two unsuccessful campaigns for a seat in the United States Senate. She is currently a businesswoman and is involved in the presidential campaign of the U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... New York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton had expressed interest in the 2008 United States presidential race[1] since at least October 2002, drawing media speculation on whether or not she would become a candidate. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ...

Contents

Biography

Ferraro lived in this house in Newburgh until she was ten.
Ferraro lived in this house in Newburgh until she was ten.

Ferraro was born in Newburgh, New York. Her father, an Italian immigrant, died when she was eight; her mother was a seamstress. Ferraro received her undergraduate degree from Marymount Manhattan College, and a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, going to classes at night while working as a second-grade teacher in public schools during the day. Ferraro graduated from law school in 1960, one of only two women in her graduating class. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (450x632, 205 KB) Summary Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-03-06 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (450x632, 205 KB) Summary Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-03-06 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Marymount Manhattan College is a liberal arts college located in Manhattan, New York City, New York. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... Fordham University School of Law, commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School, is a part of Fordham University and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in New York City. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ...


She is married to real estate agent John Zaccaro, a native of Queens County who attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, a Catholic School in Forest Hills. She raised three children before joining the Queens County district attorney's office. There she started the Special Victims Bureau. In the United States and parts of the Commonwealth (including Canada and Australia) as well as in many other countries, a real estate agent is a person who advises and represents others in transactions involving real estate. ... John Zaccaro is the husband of the United States Democratic Party 1984 Vice Presidential nominee, Rep Geraldine Anne Ferraro (D-NY). ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ...


She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1994. The National Womens Hall of Fame was created in 1969 by a group of people in Seneca Falls, New York, the location of the first American womens rights convention, now known to historians as the 1848 Womens Rights Convention. ...


She is currently is a principal of Blank Rome Government Relations LLC and serves on the Board of Goodrich Petroleum.[1]


Political career

House of Representatives

Career as a congresswoman

Ferraro was elected to the House of Representatives from New York's 9th Congressional District in Queens in 1978 and served three two-year terms, compiling a generally liberal voting record on social and economic issues. While in Congress she served on the Public Works Committee, the Budget Committee, and the Post Office Committee. She also served a term as the Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus, the first woman in that position. She was the Chairwoman of the Platform Committee for the 1984 Democratic National Convention. New Yorks 9th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. ...


Diplomatic mission in Nicaragua

Congresswoman Ferraro took a trip to Nicaragua and El Salvador in January 1984, when she had time to speak to the contras, and blamed the situation in Central America on the policies of the Reagan Administration. Said Rep. Ferraro at the Vice Presidential Debate, "We're not moving toward a more secure area of the world. As a matter of fact the number of troops that the Sandinistas have accumulated since the administration started its covert activities has risen from 12,000 to 50,000, and of course the number of Soviet and Cuban advisors has also increased. I did not support the mining of the harbors in Nicaragua; it is a violation of international law. Congress did not support it and as a matter of fact, just this week, the Congress voted in cut off covert aid to Nicaragua unless and until a request is made and there is evidence of need for it, and the Congress approves it again in March. So if Congress doesn't get laid on, the covert activities which I opposed in Nicaragua, those CIA covert activities in that specific country, are not supported by the Congress. And believe it or not, not supported by the majority of people throughout the country."[2] The United States Presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan Administration, lasted from 1981 until 1989 and was conservative, steadfastly anti-communist, employed a foreign policy of “peace through strength,” and favored tax cuts and smaller government. ...


Then-speculation on political future

Ferraro was seen as someone with a bright political future; she was even speculated to run for president or vice president, and achieved the latter, however she did not win the general election. Any speculation about a potential rise to the Speakership was stomped out when she did not return to the House after her White House run. Ferraro was a potential Senate candidate, and ran twice, losing extremely close primary races. However, she won an ambassadorship to the United Nations during the presidential administration of Bill Clinton. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer—or speaker—of the United States House of Representatives. ... President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 Headed by President of the United States Bill Clinton, the Clinton Administation was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Vice Presidential candidacy

Presidential electoral votes by state. ...

Selection

Mondale selected Geraldine Ferraro to be his Vice Presidential candidate on July 12th of 1984.[3] Mondale made his decision after interviewing several candidates, including Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein[4], Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode, Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, and Senator Lloyd Bentsen. At the time, the choice of Ferraro was viewed as a gamble, and pundits were uncertain whether the choice would result in a net gain or loss of votes[5] for the Mondale campaign. In her acceptance speech upon being chosen Mondale's running mate, Ferraro said, "The daughter of an immigrant from Italy has been chosen to run for vice president in the new land my father came to love." Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence, November 28, 1936) is a politician and lawyer from the state of Colorado. ... Henry Gabriel Cisneros (born June 11, 1947) is an American politician, businessman, and community leader. ... The Mayor of San Francisco is the head of the government of San Francisco, California. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ... This is a list of mayors of Los Angeles, California. ... For other persons named Tom Bradley, see Tom Bradley (disambiguation). ... List of mayors of Philadelphia, arranged chronologically. ... W. Wilson Goode (born August 19, 1938), the first African American Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born into a family of tenant farmers in North Carolina around 1938. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Martha Layne Collins Martha Layne Collins (born December 7, 1936 in Bagdad, Kentucky) was Governor of the U.S. State of Kentucky from 1983 through 1987; she is a member of the Democratic Party. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. ...


Positive polling

Prior to choosing a running mate, Mondale was 16 points behind Reagan. After choosing Ferraro, the score went even[2]. Her popularity helped Mondale, but eventually he dipped in the polls once more. Ferraro was quite popular and could easily match Bush in polls, however Mondale was less liked. Mondale was previously the Vice President under Jimmy Carter.


Views on abortion

As a Catholic, Ferraro came under fire from the Roman Catholic Church for being pro-choice on abortion, a position in conflict with Catholic moral doctrine.[6] She strongly defended her position at the debate, which earned her rapturous applause and even admiration from her opponent.[7] Catholic Church redirects here. ... Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Controversy

Mondale's campaign was already far behind the Republican ticket when Ferraro joined the ticket, and one issue that hurt her credibility was her disclosure of her husband's tax returns. In July 1984, she said she would release both her and her husband's tax returns. Yet a month later she backtracked and said she would release only her returns. Then she backtracked again, saying her husband would release "a financial — a tax statement" on August 20. But she must not have consulted her husband, because Zaccaro initially refused.[8] To her astonishment news surfaced that when she was a baby both parents had been under federal criminal indictment for gambling; the charges were dropped when her father died. After the election the House Ethics Committee officially criticized her mishandling of campaign finances.[9]


Vice Presidential debate

Main article: 1984 Vice Presidential Debate

There was only one Vice Presidential debate between Congresswoman Ferraro and Vice President Bush, which was proclaimed mostly neutral by the press. There was only one Vice Presidential Debate between Congresswoman Ferraro and Vice President Bush, the 1984 Vice Presidential candidates, which was proclaimed mostly neutral by the press. ...


Support of Voting Rights Act

Ferraro criticized Reagan's actions of refusing to support, and later signing, the Voting Rights Act. At the debate, after Ferraro issued such criticism, Sander Vancour politely cut her off in order to please ask the enthusiastically applauding audience to calm down. The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 ()[1] outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in the United States take literacy tests to qualify to register to vote, and it provided for federal registration of voters in areas that had less than 50% of eligible minority voters registered. ...


Experience

Ferraro's experience was questioned at the debate and she was asked how her three terms in congress stacked up with Bush's experience (two House terms, career as an ambassador to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, and four years as Vice President). CIA, see CIA (disambiguation). ...

Well, let me first say that I wasn't born at the age of forty-three when I entered Congress. I did have a life before that as well. I was a prosecutor for almost five years in the district attorney's office in Queens County and I was a teacher. There's not only what is on your paper resume that makes you qualified to run for or to hold office. It's how you approach problems and what your values are. I think if one is taking a look at my career they'll see that I level with the people; that I approach problems analytically; that I am able to assess the various facts with reference to a problem, and I can make the hard decisions. I'm intrigued when I hear Vice-President Bush talk about his support of the president's economic program and how everything is just going so beautifully. I, too, recall when Vice President Bush was running in the primary against President Reagan and he called the program voodoo economics, and it was and it is. We are facing absolutely massive deficits; this administration has chosen to ignore it; the president has failed to put forth a plan to deal with those deficits and if everything believes that everything is corning up roses, perhaps the vice-president should join me as I travel around the country and speak to people. People in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, are not terribly thrilled with what's happening in the economy because they're standing in the light of a closed plant because they've lost their jobs. The people in Youngstown, Ohio, have stores that are boarded up because the economy is not doing well. It's not only the old industries that are failing, it's also the new ones. In San Jose, California, they're complaining because they can't export their high-tech qualities — goods — to Japan and other countries. The people in the Northwest — in the state of Washington and Oregon — are complaining about what's happening to the timber industry and to the agriculture industry. So, so things are not as great as the administration is wanting us to believe in their television commercials. My feeling, quite frankly, is that I have enough experience to see the problems, address them and make the tough decisions and level with people with reference to those problems.

Controversy with Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, when asked what she thought of Ferraro said she couldn't respond, however, the word she was thinking of rhymes with "rich"[10]. Later that evening Mrs. Bush called Ferraro to apologize for allegedly calling her a "witch". Ferraro mentioned this in an article she wrote about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in a December 25, 2006 – January 1, 2007 issue of Newsweek, where she understandingly terms Bush's words as protecting her husband; Mrs. Bush had said this after an open microphone had caught George H.W. Bush bragging that he had "kicked a little ass" following the mostly neutral debate. For the daughter of President George W. Bush, see Barbara Pierce Bush. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June...


Electoral votes

Although Ferraro was the first woman to be on a major-party ticket for one of the nation's two highest offices, she was not the first woman to receive an electoral vote. That woman was Theodora Nathan, a Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate who got the support of Roger MacBride, a Virginia elector who in 1972 voted for her instead of the pledged Spiro Agnew. However, Rep. Ferraro was the first woman to receive more than one electoral vote. This article is about Electoral Colleges in general. ... Theodora Nathalia Tonie Nathan (born 9 February 1923) is the first woman to have received an electoral vote in a U.S. presidential election. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ... Roger Lea MacBride (6 August 1929 - 5 March 1995) was a U.S. lawyer, political figure, and television producer. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States serving under President Richard M. Nixon, and the fifty-fifth Governor of Maryland. ...


Political career following the 1984 race

Senate campaign, UN Ambassadorship, published works, and television

She published an autobiography, Ferraro: My Story, in 1985, and in 1992 ran unsuccessfully for Democratic nomination for a New York seat in the U.S. Senate. She finished second in the heated primary behind State Attorney General Robert Abrams. She placed ahead of Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City Comptroller and former congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman in the primary. She has said that if she had not run for Vice President, she would have sought the Senate seat in 1986. The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Robert Abrams is a politician and lawyer in New York. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Elizabeth Holtzman (born August 11, 1941) is an American Democratic politician. ...


In 1993 President William Jefferson Clinton appointed Ferraro ambassador to the United Nations Committee on Human Rights. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...


From 1996 to 1997, she was co-host on Crossfire, a political commentary show on the cable television network CNN. She continues to provide political commentary as a guest on national television news program. As of March 2008 she holds a position as a commentator on Fox News Channel.[11] December 6, 2004 edition of Crossfire. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1]. It is a division of the Turner Broadcasting System, owned by Time Warner. ... Fox News redirects here. ...


In 1998, Ferraro ran for the Senate again. She started off as the frontrunner for the nomination but lost ground in the late summer months. She finished second behind Congressman Charles Schumer and placed ahead of New York City Public Advocate Mark J. Green. Schumer went on to defeat D'Amato in the general election. Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is a Jewish American politician. ... Mark Green Mark J. Green (b. ...


Business career

Ferraro served as president of G&L Strategies, a management consulting firm, and is now a senior managing director of the Global Consulting Group, a corporate public relations firm. In 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma[12], the second-most common form of blood cancer after leukemia. She has become an avid supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. She is an honorary board member of the National Organization of Italian American Women. She lived for many years in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens and recently moved to Manhattan. She joined Blank Rome Government Relations LLC as a principal on February 1, 2007. Multiple myeloma (also known as MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahlers disease after Otto Kahler) is a type of cancer of plasma cells which are immune system cells in bone marrow that produce antibodies. ... Leukemia or leukaemia(Greek leukos λευκός, “white”; aima αίμα, “blood”) (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or MMRF is a non-profit organization based in New Canaan, Connecticut dedicated to accelerating the search for a cure of multiple myeloma. ... The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is a sisterhood of diverse women from varied professional backgrounds. ... Forest Hills Gardens is a housing development in the neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens (in New York City). ...


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Endorsement of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential run

In an issue of Newsweek Magazine (12/25/06 – 1/1/07) she announced her support for speculated presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the article, entitled What We Learned the Hard Way, she thanked Walter Mondale for taking down the "Men Only" sign from the White House. She compared his selecting her as a running mate to Roman Catholic Al Smith's running for president in 1928 and opening the door for Catholic John F. Kennedy in 1960. Newsweek Logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Alfred Emanuel Al Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was Governor of New York, and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


Ferraro wrote an e-mail on March 29, 2007 to members of Team Hillary to try to gather support for Hillary Clinton's fundraising as the March 30th deadline for donations approached. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th 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 in the 21st century. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


She has vowed to help protect Clinton from Republican attacks, such as the Swiftboat campaign that destroyed nominee Senator John Kerry in the close-cut 2004 presidential election. During Clinton's successful bid for the senate, Ferraro campaigned with the former First Lady, helping her secure the votes of Queens residents. Swiftboating is American political jargon for an ad hominem attack against a public figure, coordinated by an independent or pseudo-independent group, usually resulting in a benefit to an established political force. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ...


In addition to her endorsement, Ferraro also serves as a member of Clinton's campaign finance committee. [13]


Controversial Comments about Barack Obama's Presidential candidacy

In March 2008, with Clinton trailing rival Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Ferraro said, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." [14] Hillary Clinton, when asked about the comments from Ferraro, responded "Well, I don't agree with that and I think its important that we try to stay focused on issues that matter to the American people". [15] Barack Obama, in an interview with an Allentown, PA newspaper responded to Ferraro's comments by characterizing them as "divisive" and "absurd".[16] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... The 2008 Democratic primaries will be the selection process by which the Democrats choose their candidates in the 2008 election for President and Vice President of the United States through a series of primaries and caucuses culminating in the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to be held from Monday, August 25...


Ferraro has refused to back down from her position. In a follow-up interview with the Daily Breeze, Ferraro stood by her previous statements and suggested that she is being attacked for this because she is white: "Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up," Ferraro said. "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?"[17] She also admitted that she would not have been the vice presidential nominee in 1984 if she had been a man.[17]


Ferraro also stated on Fox News that Obama should not attack her comments about his race because he needs her to raise money for him if he wins the Democratic Party nomination.[18]


Ferraro had also made similar statements about former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson during the 1988 presidential election cycle.[19] Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties. ...


Electoral history

New York's 9th congressional district, 1978 Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • Geraldine Ferraro (D) - 51,350 (54.17%)
  • Alfred A. DelliBovi (R) - 42,108 (44.42%)
  • Theodore E. Garrison (Liberal) - 1,329 (1.40%)

New York's 9th congressional district, 1980 The Liberal Party of New York is a minor American political party active only in the state of New York. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • Geraldine Ferraro (D) (Inc.) - 63,796 (58.34%)
  • Vito P. Battista (R) - 44,473 (40.67%)
  • Gertrude Geniale (Liberal) - 1,091 (1.00%)

Battista also ran on Conservative and Right to Life tickets


New York's 9th congressional district, 1982 Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • Geraldine Ferraro (D) (Inc.) - 75,286 (73.22%)
  • John J. Weigandt - 20,352 (19.79%)
  • Ralph G. Groves (Conservative) - 6,011 (5.85%)
  • Patricia A. Salargo (Liberal) - 1,171 (1.14%)

1984 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally) The 1984 Democratic National Convention was held in San Francisco, California in July of 1984, to select a candidate for the 1984 United States presidential election. ...

  • Geraldine Ferraro - 3,920 (99.90%)
  • Shirley Chisholm - 3 (0.08%)
  • Scattering - 1 (0.03%)

United States presidential election, 1984 Shirley Anita St. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...

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  • Chuck Schumer - 388,701 (50.84%)
  • Geraldine Ferraro - 201,625 (26.37%)
  • Mark Green - 145,819 (19.07%)
  • Eric Ruano-Melendez - 28,493 (3.73%)

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Notes

  1. ^ [1] "Geraldine A. Ferraro and Steven A. Webster Join the Board of Directors Of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation" Goliath Business News
  2. ^ The 1984 Vice Presidential Debate. pbs.org (October 11, 1984). Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  3. ^ "The New York Times article archive of Geraldine Ferraro"
  4. ^ "Trying to Win the Peace", Time July 2, 1984
  5. ^ Why it's Ferraro for veepUS News & World Report July 23, 1984
  6. ^ "Pressing the Abortion Issue", Time September 24, 1984
  7. ^ http://www.debates.org/pages/trans84.html
  8. ^ "Kerry's Wife: Above Suspicion?", The Weekly Standard April 26, 2004
  9. ^ "Money Trail", Time December 17, 1984
  10. ^ http://www.bartleby.com/63/95/595.html
  11. ^ http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/03/geraldine_ferraro_if_obama_was.html
  12. ^ "A Public Life With Cancer" CR magazine
  13. ^ "Clinton on Ferraro Racial Slur: She Stays", ABC News
  14. ^ "Geraldine Ferarro lets her emotions do the talking", DailyBreeze.com
  15. ^ Jackson, Peter. "Clinton Disagrees With Ferraro on Obama", Washington Post, 2008-03-11. Retrieved on 2008-03-11. 
  16. ^ http://video1.washingtontimes.com/bellantoni/2008/03/candidates_respond_to_ferraro_1.html
  17. ^ a b http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8533832
  18. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOIwQSq9y8o
  19. ^ http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0308/A_Ferraro_flashback.html

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