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26  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Graduate Protection Act on: March 01, 2015, 09:13:28 pm
That's true.  We do not have unlimited funds to spend on scholarships.

We open up public service and environmental studies scholarships, where does it stop?
27  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / If the Vice President dies..........Some questions.......... on: March 01, 2015, 09:07:37 pm
The Vice President dies.

One week later the President nominates a new Vice Presidential nominee.

One week after that the President dies.  The confirmation hearings for the Vice Presidential nominee had begun but had not been concluded before the President died.

1.  The Speaker of the House becomes President or Acting President upon the death of the President due to the fact the deceased President's Vice Presidential nominee has not been confirmed prior to the death of the President.  Correct?

2.  Would the confirmation hearings for the deceased President's Vice Presidential nominee continue to their conclusion?

OR

3.  Would the Speaker who became the President have the right to nominate his/her own Vice Presidential nominee for confirmation hearings?

IF

4.  If the hearings had continued for the deceased President's nominee for Vice President and he/she was confirmed, would he/she then have a claim on the Presidency, since the Speaker of the House had already previously been sworn in as President?

Please discuss the above questions.  
28  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Stand with the Kurds Act on: March 01, 2015, 04:15:31 pm
Correct, we cannot be making foreign policy decisions.

This bill, however, simply confirms our solidarity, as an Assembly, with the Kurds in their struggle against ISIS.  That has my full support.

One point of clarification, regarding the flying of the Kurdish flag on a designated day, I assume this means on one designated day, and not on an annual basis.  Is that correct?



Yes, it would be on a designated day this year, and not an annual basis. This would be open for review, but if we make it annual then we're going to have to get 365 different flags

I fail to see your reasoning that we would have to have 365 different flags to fly a flag once a year.

Anyway, this event, the flying of the Kurdish flag, should be a one time only event.
29  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread II on: March 01, 2015, 03:51:10 pm
24 hours has now passed, and since no other names have been nominated I hereby declared that Blair has been elected as Speaker to the Northeast Assembly, and shall assume the position as of now

Does that feel awkward, Representative Blair declares Representative Blair as Speaker Blair?  Smiley
30  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Graduate Protection Act on: March 01, 2015, 03:48:25 pm
In principle, I support this proposed legislation.

However, students should understand that if they are to be paid for internships, that their wage or salary will be at the entry level for that particular position.

This bill also discusses scholarships.  In my view, the part of the bill discussing scholarships should be separated from the part of the bill that discusses internships.  I believe that both parts of this bill will have more clarity if they are separated.

Also, the bill designates two fields in which scholarships would be established, public service and the environment.  While these are both noble endeavors, there are as well many other fields of study that would warrant scholarships to assist students.  I'm thinking of careers in the field of medical research for example.
31  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Stand with the Kurds Act on: March 01, 2015, 03:14:51 pm
Correct, we cannot be making foreign policy decisions.

This bill, however, simply confirms our solidarity, as an Assembly, with the Kurds in their struggle against ISIS.  That has my full support.

One point of clarification, regarding the flying of the Kurdish flag on a designated day, I assume this means on one designated day, and not on an annual basis.  Is that correct?

32  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Pro Tem when Hatch retires on: February 28, 2015, 10:49:13 pm
Who will be President Pro Tempore when Hatch is gone, assuming Republicans keep the Senate?

So Hatch is THAT close to the Presidency.  Wow!
33  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Windjammer vs the Northeast on: February 28, 2015, 10:40:48 pm
The entire so called Restoration of the Arts Act is an absurd monstrosity and deserves to be struck down.
34  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Krol for At-Large Senate: The Face of Real Change on: February 28, 2015, 10:27:47 pm
A welcome addition to Atlasian politics.

Atlasia needs new blood like you.

Best of luck.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does Scott Walker think the dress is black and blue or white and gold? on: February 27, 2015, 11:44:50 pm
Scott Walker does not have a Juris Doctor from Yale or Harvard, so he's toast no matter what color the dress is.
36  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread II on: February 27, 2015, 11:09:06 pm
I will be supporting Blair for Speaker when the election for Speaker is held.
37  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Representative Elect Winfield on: February 27, 2015, 02:53:24 pm

Well, you see, as a humble servant of the people, I do not have much time for reading, aside from reading of course the legislation that we will be working on for the betterment of the people of the Northeast.  But thank you for dropping into my office.  Smiley       
38  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: February 27, 2015, 10:52:32 am
I, Winfield, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of Representative in the North East Assembly, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of Atlasia and the North East Region
39  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Representative Elect Winfield on: February 26, 2015, 11:33:02 pm
Is "Unconditional Surrender Winfield" gonna become a thing now?

No.  More likely "Winfield, Humble Servant of the People".  Smiley

Oh... Waitaminute

Why not both?

You know, there are definitely times when negotiation is the right path to follow.  However, when innocent people have been murdered, the perpetrators should be apprehended and brought to trial, and I mean a fair trial.
40  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Representative Elect Winfield on: February 26, 2015, 11:03:28 pm
Is "Unconditional Surrender Winfield" gonna become a thing now?

No.  More likely "Winfield, Humble Servant of the People".  Smiley
41  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Office of Northeast Representative Winfield on: February 26, 2015, 09:56:59 pm


Welcome to my office.

Please direct inquiries, questions, concerns you would like to discuss with me here to my office, or send me a PM if you wish.

I would like to take this opportunity to condemn in the strongest possible manner the recent terrorist attacks in Topeka and elsewhere.  I fully support the actions of President Lumine and his administration in acting quickly in this matter.  Under no circumstances whatsoever should these terrorists be negotiated with.  There are no negotiations.  The only terms there are is surrender.  
42  General Discussion / History / Re: Public Offices held by Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates on: February 26, 2015, 05:17:29 pm
2012 Continued


Roseanne Barr HA Peace and Freedom Party
Actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director

Early 2012 Announced her candidacy for the presidential nomination of the Green Party. Lost the nomination to Jill Stein. She then sought the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party, which she won on August 4, 2012

2012 Peace and Freedom Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama


Cindy Sheehan CA Peace and Freedom Party

Graduated with honors from Cerritos College and studied history at UCLA. Worked as a youth minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vacaville, California for eight years, and also coordinated an after-school program for at-risk middle school children for the City of Vacaville.

An antiwar activist whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended antiwar protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch—a stand that drew both passionate support and angry criticism.

Is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy

Her memoir, Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006.

2008 Ran unsuccessfully for U.S. House of Representatives CA

2012 Peace and Freedom Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Roseanne Barr, lost

Has announced her candidacy for the 2014 election for Governor of California



Rocky Anderson UT Democratic, Justice Party

Studied ethics, political philosophy, and religious philosophy at the University of Utah. He also explored theological issues in depth and determined that the best course for him was to intensely consider ethical choices, then set certain moral guideposts for his life, and focus on trying to live accordingly, without regard to the doctrines of any organized religion.

1973 Graduated from University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, graduating magna cum laude

1978 Graduated, with honors, from George Washington University Law School, attaining a J.D. degree

While he was practicing law, opposed the Reagan Administration's efforts to overthrow the government in Nicaragua and some of the Administration's other policies relating to Latin America

1996 Democratic Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives UT, lost
2000-2008 Mayor Salt Lake City, UT
Chose not to run for a third term for Mayor Salt Lake City in order to be able to push for reforms of U.S. human rights policies and practices through grassroots organizing

Worked with Mitt Romney in leading Salt Lake City through the 2002 Winter Olympics.
One of Anderson’s key achievements was working effectively with the Utah State Legislature and Mitt Romney in making certain that public safety needs would be adequately financed.

2002 Anderson endorsed Romney's gubernatorial bid in Massachusetts
Romney later endorsed Anderson’s 2003 mayoral re-election campaign

2012 Justice Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama



Louis J Rodriguez CA Justice Party

During the 1960s and 1970s,  was an active gang member.  Participated in the Chicano Movement, and joined the 1968 East L.A. walkouts and took part in the August 31, 1970 Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War.

1972 Led school walkouts and became president of To Help Mexican American Students (TOHMAS).
Later attended California State University, Los Angeles briefly from 1972–1973, becoming a member of the Chicano activist group MEChA, but eventually dropped out.

1972 Began to dedicate himself to community organizing. Also focused on political study and organization, including running for Los Angeles School Board in 1977.
At the same time helped with various gang peace truces and urban peace efforts throughout the L.A. area.

1980 Began attending night school at East Los Angeles College, and working as a photographer for several area publications.  Began a career as a writer.

2011 Became a cofounder of the Network for Revolutionary Change in Chicago, dedicated to bringing together revolutionary leaders, thinkers, and activists from throughout the United States to plan, strategize, and organize social justice, equity, and peace through cooperation, imagination, and meaningful actions.

2012 Justice Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Rocky Anderson, lost

2014 Was endorsed by the Green Party of California to be its candidate for Governor in the "Top Two" primary election. It was the first California governor's race using the new top two system in which the top two vote-getters advance to November's general election, regardless of party.  Received 46,181 votes for 1.5 percent of the vote. He came in eighth and did not advance to the November election.


Tom Hoefling IA America's Party, Republican

Founder and national chairman of America's Party

Served as political director for Alan Keyes' political group America's Revival as well as a representative for the American Conservative Coalition

2012 America's Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

2013 Announced his bid for the Republican nomination for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 election


Jonathan D Ellis TN America's Party

2012 America's Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Tom Hoefling, lost





43  General Discussion / History / Re: Public Offices held by Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates on: February 26, 2015, 05:17:06 pm
2012 Continued


Jill Stein MA Green Party

Physician

1970s Studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology at Harvard University, earning undergraduate degree
1979 Graduated Harvard Medical School

Since 1998 Has served on the boards of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and help found the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities
Serves on the board of MassVoters for Fair Elections
Founded and served as co-chair of a local recycling committee in Lexington, MA that was approved by the Board of Selectmen
Developed a "Healthy People, Healthy Planet" teaching program

Co-authored two published reports on health and the environment, In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development (published in 2000) and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging (published in 2009).

Has testified before numerous legislative panels as well as local and state governmental bodies
Was active in the effort to get the Massachusetts fish advisories updated to better protect women and children from mercury contamination
Helped lead the successful campaign to clean up the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts, an effort that resulted in getting coal plant regulations signed into law
Her testimony on the effects of mercury and dioxin contamination from the burning of waste helped preserve the Massachusetts moratorium on new trash incinerator construction in the state

2008 Helped formulate a "Secure Green Future" ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority

An advocate for campaign finance reform. Worked to help pass the Clean Election Law, later repealed by the Massachusetts Legislature on an unrecorded voice vote.

Her environmental work has won her many awards, including Clean Water Action's Not in Anyone's Backyard Award, Children's Health Hero Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award

20002 Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Governor MA, lost
2004 MA State House of Representatives candidate, lost
2006 Green-Rainbow Party candidate for MA Secretary of the Commonwealth, lost
2005 and 2008 Town of Lexington Town Meeting Representative
2010 Candidate for Governor MA, lost

Aug 2011 Indicated she was considering running for President of the United States with the Green Party in the 2012 election
Oct 24 2011 Launched her campaign for President U.S.
Jul 14 2012 Received the official nomination of the Green Party at its nominating convention

2012 Green Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama



Cheri Honkala PA Green Party

Anti-poverty advocate

For the past 25 years has been a leading advocate for the poor and homeless in America

While living in Minnesota, she formed the Twin Cities anti-poverty groups "Women, Work and Welfare" and "Up and Out of Poverty Now"
1991 In Philadelphia, she co-founded the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC)
She has organized numerous protests, holding marches, demonstrations and setting up tent cities, in the course of which activities she claims to have been arrested for civil disobedience violations more than 200 times
She is known internationally for her work advocating for the rights of poor people in the United States, and has received recognition in numerous publications for her role in bringing attention to issues such as homelessness and home foreclosures and has been called "the protester's protester"
Currently based in Philadelphia, she has devoted most of her attention to the rise in home evictions among lower income families

Late 1990s Started another nonprofit, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, of which she became National Coordinator
The PPEHRC represents "a network of over 40 poor people's organizations from across the U.S."
The organization's mission statement reads, "The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through advancing economic human rights as named in the universal declaration of human rights — such as the rights to food, housing, health, education, communication and a living wage job."

Early 2011 Announced her run for Sheriff of Philadelphia on a "No Evictions" platform
2011 Green Party candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, lost

Jul 11 2012 Jill Stein, then the presumptive nominee of the Green Party for President in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, announced that she had selected Honkala as her Vice Presidential running mate

Jul 14 2012 Stein and Honkala were officially nominated by the Green Party at its national convention

2012 Green Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Jill Stein, lost



Virgil Goode VA Democratic (Before 2000), Independent (2000-2002), Republican (2002-2010), Constitution Party

Graduated with a B.A. from the University of Richmond and with a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law

1969-1975 Served in the United States Army National Guard

1973 Won a special election to the VA State Senate as an independent. Soon after being elected he joined the Democrats.

An enthusiastic supporter of L. Douglas Wilder, who later became the first elected black Governor in the history of the United States. At the Democratic Party's state political convention in 1985, Goode nominated Wilder for Lieutenant Governor.

1973-1997 VA State Senate

1982 Candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate VA, lost
1994 Candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate VA, lost

1996 Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives VA, elected.  Reelected 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006. Defeated 2008.

1997-2009 U.S. House of Representatives VA

Jul 2009  Announced that he would not seek the Republican nomination for the House seat in 2010

Nov 2010 Joined the executive committee of the Constitution Party, having previously been a member of the party's larger national committee

Jun 2011 Told the Roanoke Times that he would consider running for the party's Presidential nomination.
Feb 10 2012 Filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a Presidential candidate
Feb 16 2012 Told the Daily Caller that he was running for the Constitution Party Presidential nomination
Apr 21 2012 Selected as the party's Presidential nominee

2012 Constitution Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama



Jim Clymer PA Libertarian Party, Constitution Party

Earned a law degree
1978 Admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania

1986 Appointed Chairman of the Bob Smith for Senate Committee

1992 Joined the Libertarian Party
1992 Libertarian Party candidate for Auditor General PA, lost
1994 Candidate for Lieutenant Governor PA, lost
1998 Candidate for Lieutenant Governor PA, lost
2004 Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate PA, lost
Later ran for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commissioner, lost

1999-2012 Chairman of the Constitution Party

At the 2012 Constitution Party National Convention, was selected as the candidate for Vice President

2012 Constitution Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Virgil Goode, lost
44  General Discussion / History / Re: Public Offices held by Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates on: February 26, 2015, 05:16:43 pm
2012 Continued


Gary Johnson NM Republican, Libertarian Party

1971-1975 University of New Mexico, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science

1976 Started his own business, Big J Enterprises. Eventually grew Big J into a multi-million dollar corporation with over 1,000 employees.
1999 Sold the company.  Was one of New Mexico's leading construction companies.

1994 Entered politics with the intention of running for Governor NM and was advised by "Republican Elders" to run for the State Legislature instead
1994 Won Republican nomination for Governor NM
1994 Elected Governor NM, reelected 1998
1995-2003 Governor NM
Was term limited and could not run for a third consecutive term as Governor in 2002

2008 Endorsed Ron Paul for the Republican Presidential nomination

Serves on the Advisory Council of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a student nonprofit organization which advocates for drug policy reform
As of April 2011 Serves on the board of directors of Students For Liberty, a nonprofit libertarian organization

2009 Began indicating interest in running for President in the 2012 election
Oct 26 2009 Announced his decision to form an advocacy committee called the Our America Initiative to help him raise funds and promote small government ideas
Dec 2009 Organized the Our American Initiative as a 501(c) (4) committee
Feb 2011 Was a featured speaker at both the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and the Republican Liberty Caucus
Apr 21 2011 Announced he is running for President.  Was the first of an eventually large field to announce his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Dec 28 2011 Formally withdrew his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination and declared his candidacy for the 2012 Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party
May 5 2012 Received the Libertarian Party's official nomination for President U.S.
2012 Libertarian Party candididate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

Post 2012 election, said that he would not discount running as a Republican again in the future



James P Gray CA Republican, Libertarian Party

1966 Earned undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles
Taught in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica
1971 Earned a law degree from the University of Southern California Law School

1972-1975 Practiced law with the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Navy in Guam and California

1983 After five years in private practice, was named to the Santa Ana, CA Municipal Court
1989 Appointed to the Orange County, CA Superior Court
Jan 2009 Retired as a judge

1998 Candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representatives CA, lost
Following defeat Left Republican Party and joined Libertarian Party
2003 Openly contemplated becoming a candidate for the 2004 Libertarian Presidential nomination, but later decided to run for the U.S. Senate instead
Nov 2003 Declared candidacy for U.S. Senate CA
2004 A keynote speaker at the 2004 Libertarian National Convention
Mar 2004 Won Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. Senate CA, lost Senate election
Suspended his judicial activities while running for U.S. Senate

May 2012 Confirmed candidacy for the Libertarian Vice Presidential nomination in an open letter to the party's convention delegates
May 5 2012 Won the Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nomination
2012 Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Gary Johnson, lost

45  General Discussion / History / Re: Public Offices held by Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates on: February 26, 2015, 05:16:20 pm
2012



Barack Obama IL Democratic candidate for President U.S. See 2008



Joe Biden DE Democratic candidate for Vice President U.S. See 2008



Mitt Romney MA Independent, Republican

Son of George Romney, Governor MI 1963-1969, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1969-1973

1962 Participated in his father's, George Romney's, successful 1962 campaign for Governor of Michigan 
Later worked for his father, Governor George Romney, as an intern in the Governor's office

1965-1966 academic year Attended Stanford University.  He was not part of the counterculture of the 1960s then taking form in the San Francisco Bay Area. As opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War grew, a group staged a May 1966 sit-in at the university administration building to demonstrate against draft status tests; Romney joined a counter-protest against that group.

July 1966-December 1968 Served a proselyting mission for his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) in France.  Romney developed a lifelong affection for France and its people, and has remained fluent in French.

In a June 1970 newspaper profile of children of cabinet members, Mitt said that U.S. involvement in the war had been misguided – "If it wasn't a political blunder to move into Vietnam, I don't know what is" – but supported Nixon's ongoing Cambodian Incursion as a sincere attempt to bring the war to a conclusion. 

1969-1971 Attended Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. During his senior year, he took a leave to work as driver and advance man for his mother Lenore Romney's eventually unsuccessful 1970 campaign for U.S. Senator from Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with highest honors, giving commencement addresses to both the College of Humanities and to the whole of BYU.

1971-1975 Attended Harvard University. Wanted to pursue a business career, but his father advised him that a law degree would be valuable to his career even if he did not become a lawyer. Thus, he enrolled in the recently created joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration four-year program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He was nonideological and did not involve himself in the political issues of the day. He graduated in 1975 cum laude from the law school, in the top third of that class, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his business school class.

Following graduation from Harvard, was recruited by several firms, joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), reasoning that working as a management consultant for a variety of companies would better prepare him for a future position as a chief executive.

1977 Hired by Bain & Company, a management consulting firm in Boston formed a few years earlier by Bill Bain and other ex-BCG employees. Romney became a Vice President of the firm in 1978. Within a few years, the firm considered him one of their best consultants and clients sometimes sought to use him over more senior partners.

1984 Left Bain & Company to cofound the spin-off private equity investment firm, Bain Capital. Held titles of President and Managing General Partner. The sole shareholder of the firm, publications also referred to him as Managing Director or CEO.

1990 Facing financial collapse, Bain & Company asked Romney to return. Was announced as its new CEO in Jan 1991

Took a leave of absence from Bain Capital from Nov 1993 to Nov 1994 to run for the U.S. Senate. During that time, Ampad workers went on strike, and asked Romney to intervene.

By 1999, Bain Capital was on its way towards becoming one of the foremost private equity firms in the nation

Took a paid leave of absence from Bain Capital in February 1999 to serve as the President and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee.
Remained sole shareholder, Managing Director, CEO, and President of Bain Capital during this time.

Aug 2001 Announced that he would not return to Bain Capital.

Registered as an Independent and voted in the 1992 Presidential primaries for the Democratic former Senator from Massachusetts, Paul Tsongas

By 1993 Had begun thinking about entering politics. He decided to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator from MA Ted Kennedy, who was seeking re-election for the sixth time.

Oct 1993 Changed his affiliation from Independent to Republican and formally announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate MA in Feb 1994

1994 Won Republican primary for U.S. Senator MA.  In the general election, Kennedy faced the first serious re-election challenger of his career.

1994 Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate MA, lost. Kennedy won the election by the smallest margin in any of his re-election campaigns for the Senate.

1994 Returned to Bain Capital

1994 Joined the board, as Vice Chair, of the Points of Light Foundation, which had incorporated his father's National Volunteer Center

Feb 11 1999-2002 President and CEO Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002. Before Romney took the position, the event was running $379 million short of its revenue goals.  Despite the initial fiscal shortfall, the Games ended up with a surplus of $100 million.

2002 Won Republican primary for Governor MA, unopposed

2002 Elected Governor MA

Jan 2 2003–Jan 4 2007 Governor MA

Feb 13 2007 Announced candidacy for 2008  Republican nomination for President U.S.
2008 Candidate for Republican nomination for President U.S., lost to John McCain
Feb 7 2008 Announced withdrawal from the race
Feb 14 2008 Endorsed John McCain for President U.S.

2008 McCain had Romney on a short list for Vice Presidential running mate, where his business experience would have balanced one of McCain's weaknesses

Following the 2008 election, laid the groundwork for a likely 2012 Presidential campaign by using his Free and Strong America political action committee (PAC) to raise money for other Republican candidates and pay his existing political staff's salaries and consulting fees

Campaigned heavily for Republican candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, raising more money than the other prospective 2012 Republican Presidential candidates

Apr 11 2011 Announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a run for the Republican Presidential nomination
Jun 2 2011 Formally announced the start of his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination

2012 Republican Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

First member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) to be nominated to a Presidential ticket by a major party



Paul Ryan WI Republican

Majored in economics and political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio 
Libertarian Professor Richard Hart introduced Ryan to the National Review, and with Hart's recommendation Ryan began an internship in the D.C. office of Wisconsin Senator Bob Kasten where he worked with Kasten's foreign affairs adviser
Attended the Washington Semester program at American University
During college, was a member of the College Republicans and volunteered for the congressional campaign of John Boehner
1992 Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in economics and political science

1992 After graduation accepted a Congressional position as a staff economist attached to Senator Bob Kasten's office
1992 A few months after Kasten lost to Democrat Russ Feingold, Ryan became a speechwriter for Empower America, now FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group founded by Jack Kemp, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and William Bennett. Ryan later worked as a speechwriter for Kemp, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate in the 1996 U.S. Presidential election. Kemp became Ryan's mentor, and Ryan cites him as a "huge influence".
1995 Became the legislative director for then U.S. Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas before returning to Wisconsin in 1997

1998 Elected U.S. House of Representatives WI.  Reelected 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012.

Jan 3 1999 Sworn into U.S. House of Representatives as Representative from WI

Aug 11 2012 Romney campaign officially announced Ryan as its choice for Vice President U.S. Before the official announcement, it was reported that Romney made his decision, and offered the position to Ryan on Aug 1, 2012. On August 11, 2012, Ryan formally accepted Romney's invitation to join his campaign as his running mate. Ryan is the major parties' first-ever Vice Presidential candidate from Wisconsin.

2012 Republican Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Mitt Romney, lost

2012 Reelected to U.S. House of Representatives WI

46  General Discussion / History / Re: Public Offices held by Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates on: February 26, 2015, 05:15:34 pm
2008 Continued



Chuck Baldwin FL Constitution Party candidate for President U.S. See 2004



Darrell Castle TN Constitution Party

Attorney

1970 Graduated from East Tennessee State University, with a B.S., double-majoring in political science and history

1970 Commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving for four years to 1974 and attaining the rank of First Lieutenant

After his discharge, he returned to ETSU and began his graduate study of history. He then attended the law school at University of Memphis, then known as Memphis State University, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1979

Upon receiving his J.D. in Memphis, Castle became an attorney. In 1984, he opened a private firm which later grew into Darrell Castle and Associates. Since then, Castle has opened firms in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Detroit, Michigan; and Kansas City, Missouri. His firms focus on consumer bankruptcy and personal injury, but also represent clients in the areas of social security/disability and workers' compensation.

At the 2008 Constitution Party National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Baptist pastor Chuck Baldwin defeated former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Alan Keyes to win the party's Presidential nomination. The Party then nominated Castle to the ticket as its Vice Presidential candidate. Baldwin had himself been the Constitution Party nominee for Vice President in 2004.

2008 Constitution Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Chuck Baldwin, lost

At the 2012 Constitution Party National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Castle declared his candidacy for the party's Presidential nomination one day prior to the nomination vote, citing requests from several delegates that he seek the Presidential nomination. He finished as runner-up to former U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode, who won the nomination on the first ballot.

Is the former National Vice Chairman of the Constitution Party



Cynthia McKinney GA Democratic, Green Party

Earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA. She worked as a high school teacher and later as a university professor.

1986 Political career began when her father, a Representative in the Georgia State House of Representatives, submitted her name as a write in candidate for the Georgia State House, despite the fact that she lived in Jamaica at the time, lost 
1988 Ran for the same seat and won, making the McKinneys the first father and daughter to simultaneously serve in the Georgia State House

1989-1993 Georgia Sate House of Representatives

1992 Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives GA. She was the first African American woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reelected 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000.

1993-2003 U.S. House of Representatives GA

2002 Defeated in Democratic primary for reelection to U.S. House of Representatives GA

Traveled widely as a public speaker between her terms in office. Throughout 2003 and 2004, toured the US and much of Europe speaking of her defeat, her opposition to the Iraq War, and the Bush administration.

2004 Served on the advisory committee for the group 2004 Racism Watch

Sep 9 2004, Was a commissioner in The Citizens' Commission on 9-11

Oct 26 2004 Was among 100 Americans and 40 family members of those who were killed on 9/11 who signed the 9/11 Truth Movement statement, calling for new investigations of unexplained aspects of the 9/11 events

There was speculation that she was considering a run as the Green Party's nominee for the 2004 Presidential election. However, wanting her Congressional seat back, she turned down the Green Party nomination.

2004 Won Democratic primary for reelection U.S. House of Representatives GA

2005-2007 U.S. House of Representatives GA

2006 Finished first in the Democratic primary for U.S. House of Representatives GA, however, since McKinney failed to get at least 50% of the vote, she and the second place finisher were forced into a runoff, which was won by her opponent

Green Party members had attempted to recruit McKinney both in 2000 and 2004. In 2000, she was widely mentioned as a possible Vice Presidential running mate for Ralph Nader; in 2004, attempts were made to convince McKinney to run on the Green Party ballot line for President.

Jul 5 2007 Appeared at the Green Party National Meeting in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she suggested that the Green Party could become a progressive political force.

Aug 27 2007 Peace rally in Kennebunkport, Maine, McKinney confirmed the depth of her disenchantment with the Democratic Party, urging San Francisco voters to replace Nancy Pelosi with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. On September 10, in a letter to the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States, McKinney stated she would not seek the Green Party nomination for President. However, in early October it appeared that McKinney was making moves toward declaring herself an official Green Party candidate.

Jul 9 2008, she named as her running mate journalist and community activist Rosa Clemente and clinched the party's nomination three days later at the 2008 Green Party National Convention

Sep 10 2008 Joined a press conference held by third-party and independent candidates, along with Ralph Nader, Chuck Baldwin, and initiator Ron Paul

2008 Green Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

2011 Undertook a nationwide speaking tour regarding the intervention in Libya "Eyewitness Libya", which was sponsored by the ANSWER coalition and the International Action Center drew hundreds across the country

Apr 2012 Announced she would run for U.S. House of Representatives GA on the Green Party ticket. However, in Aug she failed to qualify for the ballot.

Feb 2010 Awarded the 'Peace through Conscience' award from the Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC)



Rosa Clemente NC Green Party

community organizer, independent journalist, activist

Graduate of the University of Albany and Cornell University. Clemente has been delivering workshops, presentations and commentary for over ten years.

Academic work has focused on research of national liberation struggles within the United States, with a specific focus on the Young Lords Party and the Black Liberation Army. While a student at SUNY Albany, she was President of the Albany State University Black Alliance (ASUBA) and Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Student Association. At Cornell she was a founding member of La Voz Boriken, a social/political organization dedicated to supporting Puerto Rican political prisoners and the independence of Puerto Rico.

Has written for Clamor Magazine, The Ave. magazine, The Black World Today, The Final Call and numerous websites. She has been the subject of articles in the Village Voice, The New York Times, Urban Latino and The Source magazines. She has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, Democracy Now! and Street Soldiers. In 2001, she was a youth representative at the United Nations World Conference against Xenophobia, Racism and Related Intolerance in South Africa and in 2002 was named by Red Eye Magazine as one of the top 50 Hip Hop Activists to look out for.

1995 Developed Know Thy Self Productions (KTSP), a full-service speakers bureau, production company and media consulting service. Seeing a need for young people of color to be heard and taken seriously she began presenting workshops and lectures at colleges, universities, high schools, and prisons. In the past ten years she has presented at over 200 colleges, conferences and community centers on topics such as "African-American and Latino/a Intercultural Relations", "Hip-Hop Activism", "The History of the Young Lords Party", and "Women, Feminism and Hip Hop". KTSP now includes an expanded college speakers bureau which has produced three major Hip Hop activism tours, "Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win" with M1 of dead prez and Fred Hampton Jr.; "The ACLU College Freedom Tour" with dead prez, DJ Kuttin Kandi, Mystic and comedian Dave Chappelle; and the "Speak Truth to Power" Tour a collaborative tour of award winning youth activists.

2003 Helped form and coordinate the first ever National Hip Hop Political Convention that drew over 3000 activists who came together to create and implement a national political agenda for the Hip-Hop generation. 10 days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged parts of the south, Clemente traveled to the areas as an independent journalist and her on-the-ground reports were broadcast on independent radio stations all over the world, including Air America, NPR, Pacifica Radio, Democracy Now, Indymedia, Hard Knock Radio and many more independent and mainstream media outlets.

2008 Green Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Cynthia McKinney, lost
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2008 Continued


Ralph Nader CT Independent candidate for President U.S. See 1996



Matt Gonzalez CA Democratic, Green Party, Independent

1987 Earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University
1990 Earned a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School
While attending Stanford, he was an editor for the Stanford Law Review and member of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal
Worked on immigration issues at the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, pending death penalty cases at the California Appellate Project, and "gender discrimination and religious clause issues" as a research assistant to the Dean of the School, constitutional law scholar Paul Brest

1991 Began working as a trial lawyer at the Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco. He was a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) and was named "Lawyer of the Year" by the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association in 2000

1999 Candidate for San Francisco District Attorney, lost

Nov 2000 Switched from Democratic Party to Green Party

2001-2005 Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jan 2003 Elected President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

2003 Green Party candidate for Mayor San Francisco, lost

2003 Following the mayoral contest, announced he would not seek reelection to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Jan 2008 Gonzalez, along with several other prominent Green Party members, launched Ralph Nader's 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee to support a possible Nader candidacy. On Feb 28, 2008, only four days after announcing his Presidential bid, Nader named Gonzalez as his Vice Presidential running mate for the 2008 presidential election.

2008 Independent candidate for Vice President U.S. with Ralph Nader, lost

Nader announced that he and Gonzalez would not seek the Green Party nomination but would run as independents. On Mar 4, 2008, Gonzalez announced that he had left the Green Party and had changed his voter registration to independent. The change, he said, was to accommodate states, including Delaware, Idaho and Oregon, that do not allow members of political parties to run as independents.

Nov 2 2008 Participated in the third party Vice Presidential debates, along with Constitution Party Vice Presidential candidate Darrell Castle and Libertarian Wayne Allyn Root

Feb 2011 Appointed Chief Attorney in San Francisco Public Defender's office by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi



Bob Barr GA Democratic, Republican, Libertarian Party, Republican

Attended University of Southern California
Joined the Young Democrats of America and rallied against the Vietnam War
His parents disapproved, and threatened to cut off financial support if he continued his "flaming liberal" activities
During this time, Barr's mother introduced him to the work of Ayn Rand. This fostered a new-found appreciation for conservatism and prompted Barr to join the Young Trojan Republican Club. Barr completed his B.A., cum laude, from University of Southern California in 1970.

1986-1990 U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia appointed by President Reagan
1990-1991 President of the Southeastern Legal Foundation an Atlanta-based law firm and policy center that litigates in support of "limited government, individual economic freedom, and the free enterprise system"

1992 Candidate for Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate GA, lost

1994 Elected U.S. House of Representatives, GA
Jan 3 1995–Jan 3 2003 U.S. House of Representatives, GA

1998  One of the House managers during the Clinton impeachment trial
After the Lewinsky scandal broke, Barr was the first lawmaker in either chamber to call for Clinton's resignation

2002 Defeated in Republican primary for reelection to U.S. House of Representatives GA

2004 Presidential election left Republican Party and publicly endorsed Libertarian Party Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik
2006 Joined Libertarian Party as a regional representative, then serving on the Libertarian National Committee

2001-2007 Sat on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association
Has become a prominent member of the American Civil Liberties Union, sometimes doing paid consulting on privacy issues

Dec 12 2006 Became a regional representative on the Libertarian National Committee, representing the Party's Southeast Region

One of the four founders of the American Freedom Agenda
A member of the Constitution Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liberty Guard, which states its mission is to protect and defend individual liberty

Early 2008 Barr became an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University and was scheduled to teach a course on privacy rights titled "Privacy and Public Policy in 21st Century Business and Society."

Jul 22 2008 Endorsed the Free State Project

Listed as the President of the Law Enforcement Education Organization, a non-profit organization with a mission of serving "active-duty and retired law enforcement officers, by educating and assisting law enforcement personnel and agencies meet challenges posed by certain laws and regulations

2008 Libertarian Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

Stated he would not challenge the Republican incumbent in the 2012 primary race for Georgia's 14th Congressional district, he subsequently indicated his return to the Republican Party and support for 2012 GOP Congressional candidates

Had expressed interest in running for Congress again as a Republican in 2012, but chose to abandon these plans

In an interview with the Daily Caller he endorsed and encouraged Libertarians to support Newt Gingrich's campaign for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination

Mar 28 2013 Held a news conference where he announced his upcoming run for the 11th Congressional District in an attempt to win the seat of Rep. Phil Gingrey. If Barr is elected to Congress, he would become the first Georgia Republican to return to the U.S. House of Representatives after a gap in service.



Wayne Allyn Root NV Republican, Libertarian Party, Republican

Entrepreneur, television and radio personality, author, political commentator

1983 Graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major. This would place him in the same graduating class as President Barack Obama. Root has stated that he has no recollection of having met or seen Obama at Columbia.

Was a longtime Republican Party member and supporter who self-identified as a Libertarian Republican
2007 Ended his association with the Republican Party and joined the Libertarian Party
Sep 2012 left the Libertarian party and announced his return to major party politics

2008 Candidate for Libertarian Party nomination for President U.S., lost to Bob Barr
2008 Chosen as Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President U.S.
2008 Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Bob Barr, lost 

Has announced he intends to run as a Republican candidate in 2016 for the U.S. Senate from Nevada, the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Harry Reid

2010 Ran for the position of chair of the Libertarian National Committee of the Libertarian Party of the United States, lost
Subsequently succeeded in being elected to the Libertarian National Committee as an At-Large Member

Jul 2011 Was elected chair of the "Libertarian National Congressional Committee", a Federal Elections Commission registered entity. He renamed it the "Libertarian National Campaign Committee."

2012 At the Libertarian National Convention was again elected to the Libertarian National Committee as an At-Large Member, despite being seen by some LP members as being part of the "top-down faction." The party's 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson endorsed Root

Sep 2012 In a letter, resigned all Libertarian Party positions, saying he would seek a Senate seat "outside of a third party."


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2008  Continued


John McCain AZ Republican

1958 Graduated from United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD

1958-1981 United States Navy, Captain, served in Vietnam War
1967-1973 Prisoner of war in Vietnam

1973-1974 Attended the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.
1974 Having been rehabilitated had his flight status reinstated
1976 Became commanding officer of a training squadron stationed in Florida
He improved the unit's flight readiness and safety records, and won the squadron its first-ever Meritorious Unit Commendation

Beginning in 1977 Served as the Navy's liaison to the U.S. Senate
In retrospect, he has said that this represented his "real entry into the world of politics and the beginning of my second career as a public servant."
His key behind-the-scenes role gained congressional financing for a new supercarrier against the wishes of the Carter administration.

Decided to leave the Navy. It was doubtful whether he would ever be promoted to the rank of Full Admiral, as he had poor annual physicals and had been given no major sea command. His chances of being promoted to Rear Admiral were better, but McCain declined that prospect, as he had already made plans to run for Congress and said he could "do more good there." McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981 as a Captain. He was designated as disabled and awarded a disability pension. Upon leaving the military, he moved to Arizona.

Set his sights on becoming a Congressman because he was interested in current events, was ready for a new challenge, and had developed political ambitions during his time as Senate liaison

1982 Won a highly contested Republican primary election for U.S. House of Representatives AZ then easily won the general election, reelected 1984

1983 Was elected to lead the incoming group of Republican Representatives

Jan 3 1983-Jan 3 1987 U.S. House of Representatives AZ

1986 Elected U.S. Senate AZ.  Succeeded longtime American conservative icon and Arizona fixture Barry Goldwater, 1964 Republican nominee for President U.S., upon the latter's retirement as United States Senator from Arizona.  Reelected 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010

Jan 3 1987 Sworn into U.S. Senate as Senator from AZ

Sep 27 1999 Announced candidacy for 2000 Republican nomination for President U.S.
Mar 9 2000 Withdrew from race for nomination
Lost to George W Bush
May 2000 Endorsed George W Bush for President U.S.

Apr 25 2007 Announced candidacy for 2008 Republican nomination for President U.S., won nomination

2008 Republican Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

Jan 4 2012 Endorsed Mitt Romney for Republican Presidential nomination and for President U.S.


 
Sarah Palin AK Republican

1982 Enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Shortly after arriving in Hawaii, transferred to Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu for a semester in the fall of 1982, and then to North Idaho College, a community college in Coeur d'Alene, for the spring and fall semesters of 1983. In Jun 2008, the Alumni Association of North Idaho College gave Palin its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

1984 Enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow for an academic year, starting in Aug 1984, then attended Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska in the fall of 1985.  Returned to the University of Idaho in Jan 1986, and received her bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism in May 1987.


Oct 19 1992-Oct 14 1996 Member Wasilla, AK City Council

Oct 14 1996-Oct 14 2002 Mayor Wasilla, AK

1999 Elected President of Alaska Conference of Mayors

2002 Ran for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor AK, lost
Following her defeat, campaigned throughout the state for the nominated Republican Governor-Lieutenant Governor ticket of Frank Murkowski and Loren Leman.
Murkowski and Leman won, Murkowski resigned from his long held U.S. Senate seat in Dec 2002 to assume the Governorship. Palin was said to be on the "short list" of possible appointees to Murkowski's U.S. Senate seat, but Murkowski ultimately appointed his daughter, State Representative Lisa Murkowski, as his successor in the U.S. Senate.

Feb 19 2003-Jan 23 2004 Served on Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which oversees Alaska's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. Named Chair of the commission and ethics supervisor.  Appointed by Governor Murkowski. Resigned from Commission Jan 23 2004.

2003 to Jun 2005 Served as one of three directors of "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group designed to provide political training for Republican women in Alaska.

2004 Told the Anchorage Daily News that she had decided not to run for the U.S. Senate that year against the Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski because her teenage son opposed it.

2006 Running on a clean-government platform, defeated incumbent Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary for Governor AK
2006 Elected Alaska's first female Governor

Dec 4 2006–Jul 26, 2009 Governor AK

Aug 29 2008 Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain announced that he had chosen Palin as his  Vice Presidential running mate, making her the first Alaskan and the second woman to run on a major U.S. party ticket

2008 Republican Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with John McCain, lost

Post 2008 Presidential election has served as a political commentator

Jan 27 2009 Formed the political action committee, SarahPAC

Jul 3 2009 Announced that she would not run for reelection as Governor of Alaska in the 2010 election and would resign before the end of Jul

Feb 6 2010 Appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee

Mid 2010 Flagged the launch of a new "Pink Elephant Movement," where she set about endorsing a number of female Republican candidates

May 2010 Spoke at a fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political advocacy group and political action committee that supports pro-life women in politics

In the months ahead of the Nov 2010 elections, Palin selectively endorsed Republican candidates, and was a significant fundraising asset to those she campaigned for during the primary season

Beginning in Nov 2008, following Palin's high profile in the Presidential campaign, there was an active "Draft Palin" movement

Nov 2010 Confirmed that she was considering running for the Presidency

During Mar 2011, Palin and her husband toured India at the invitation of Indian newsmagazine India Today, subsequently visiting Israel. During the tour she was asked about her future candidacy; she said, "I don't think there needs to be a rush to get out there as a declared candidate. It's a life-changing decision". In response to another question, she said "It’s time that a woman is President of the United States of America."

2011 Said the home she had recently purchased in Scottsdale, AZ was not a full-time residence, and denied that she was planning to run for U.S. Senate from Arizona

Oct 5 2011 Said she had decided not to seek the 2012 Republican nomination for President

Jul 8 2013 Said she is contemplating a run for U.S. Senate seat in Alaska against current Senator Mark Begich
49  General Discussion / History / Re: Public Offices held by Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates on: February 26, 2015, 05:14:07 pm
2008

Barack Obama IL Democratic

1979 Attended Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
Feb 1981 Made his first public speech, calling for Occidental to divest from South Africa in response to its policy of apartheid
Later 1981 Transferred as a junior to Columbia College, Columbia University, New York City, NY where he majored in political science with a specialty in international relations and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983
Worked for a year at the Business International Corporation, then at the New York Public Interest Research Group

Jun 1985-May 1988 Hired in Chicago as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale on Chicago's South Side. He worked there as a community organizer. Helped set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens. Worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute.

Late 1988-1991 Harvard Law School. Selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review at the end of his first year, and president of the journal in his second year.
Graduated with a Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude. Election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review gained national media attention and led to a publishing contract and advance for a book about race relations, which evolved into a personal memoir.

1991 Accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book. Then taught at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years—as a Lecturer 1992-1996, and as a Senior Lecturer 1996-2004 teaching constitutional law.

Apr-Oct 1992 Directed Illinois's Project Vote, a voter registration campaign with ten staffers and seven hundred volunteer registrars.
It achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African Americans in the state, leading Crain's Chicago Business to name Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be.

1993 Joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years 1993-1996, then as counsel 1996-2004.

1994-2002 Served on the boards of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project; and of the Joyce Foundation. Served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge 1995-2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors 1995-1999.

1996 Elected to Illinois State Senate, reelected 1998 and 2002
Jan 8 1997-Nov 4 2004 Illinois State Senate

2000 Lost Democratic primary for U.S. House of Representatives IL

Nov 4 2004 Resigned from Illinois State Senate following election to U.S. Senate IL

Jan 2003 Announced candidacy for U.S. Senate IL
Nov 2004 Elected U.S. Senate IL
Jan 3 2005-Nov 16 2008 U.S. Senate IL

Feb 10 2007 Announced candidacy for Democratic Presidential nomination
2008 Democratic Party candidate for President U.S.
Nov 4 2008 Elected President U.S. First African American elected President U.S.  

Jan 20 2009 Sworn in as 44th President U.S.

2012 Reelected President U.S.


Joe Biden DE Democratic

Father of Beau Biden, Attorney General DE

The first Roman Catholic and the first Delawarean to become Vice President U.S.

Attended the Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE. Participated in an anti-segregation sit-in at a Wilmington theatre. Was a natural leader among the students, and was elected class President during his junior and senior years. Graduated 1961.

Attended the University of Delaware in Newark. Met his wife to be and told her that he aimed to become a Senator by the age of 30 and then President. Double majored in history and political science and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1965.

Entered Syracuse University College of Law.  Received Juris Doctor 1968.

Received five student draft deferments. Apr 1968 was reclassified by the Selective Service System as not available for service due to having had asthma as a teenager.

1968, Biden clerked for six months at a Wilmington law firm headed by prominent local Republican William Prickett and, as he later said, "thought of myself as a Republican". He disliked the conservative racial politics of incumbent Democratic Governor of Delaware Charles L. Terry and supported a more liberal Republican, Russell W. Peterson, who defeated Terry in 1968. The local Republicans tried to recruit Biden, but he resisted due to his distaste for Republican Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon, and registered as an Independent instead.

1969 Resumed practicing law in Wilmington, first as a public defender and then at a firm headed by Sid Balick, a locally active Democrat. Balick named Biden to the Democratic Forum, a group trying to reform and revitalize the state party, and Biden switched his registration to Democratic.

1969 Ran as a Democrat for the New Castle County Council, won
Even before taking his seat, he was already talking about running for the U.S. Senate in a couple of years
1970-1972 New Castle County Council

1972 Elected U.S. Senate DE, reelected 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008

Jan 3 1973–Jan 15 2009 U.S. Senate DE

1988 Candidate for Democratic Presidential nomination, lost to Michael Dukakis
2008 Candidate for Democratic Presidential nomination, lost to Barack Obama

Since shortly following Biden's withdrawal from the Presidential race, Obama had been privately telling Biden that he was interested in finding an important place for him in a possible Obama administration. Biden declined Obama's first request to vet him for the Vice Presidential slot, fearing the Vice Presidency would represent a loss in status and voice from his Senate position, but subsequently changed his mind.
In early August, Obama and Biden met in secret to discuss a possible Vice Presidential relationship, and the two hit it off well personally.On August 22, 2008, Barack Obama announced that Biden would be his running mate. Biden was officially nominated for Vice President on August 27 by voice vote at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

2008 Democratic Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Barack Obama, won.

2008 Reelected U.S. Senate DE
Jan 15 2009 Resigns from U.S. Senate DE

Jan 20 2009 Sworn in as 47th Vice President U.S.

2012 Reelected Vice President U.S. with Barack Obama.
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2004 Continued

Michael Peroutka MD Constitution Party

A graduate of Loyola College in Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law

Lawyer

Founder of the Institute on the Constitution

Held a position in the United States Department of Health and Human Services

Was the Chairman of the Constitution Party of MD and a member of the Executive Committee of the Constitution Party National Committee

2004 Constitution Party candidate for President U.S., lost to George W Bush

Endorsed by the America First Party and Alaskan Independence Party Peroutka. Was also endorsed by the League of the South and supported by a group called "Southerners for Peroutka".

2006 Voted in favor of disaffiliating the Independent American Party of Nevada from the Constitution Party

2006 Maryland Constitution Party disaffiliated from the national party along with other state parties following a schism at the national party's 2006 convention, in which it failed to disaffiliate the Nevada party despite its chairman and gubernatorial candidate's support for legal abortion in some cases. Peroutka stated "At this point I could not, in good faith, represent the Constitution Party nor endorse any of its candidates. Unless serious changes occur, I could not run for President in 2008."

Peroutka's supporters, however, collected enough signatures to get his name approved as a write-in candidate in Georgia for the 2008 Presidential election


Chuck Baldwin FL Democratic, Republican, Constitution Party

1980s As a Republican, was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. President, Baldwin left the party and began a long period of criticism of Bush. Baldwin endorsed U.S. Representative Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican nomination for President, and Paul in turn endorsed Baldwin for the Presidency in the 2008 general election.

Attended Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan, for two years.
Though he originally had planned on a career in law enforcement, Baldwin felt called to evangelistic ministry; he moved to the south, and enrolled in, and graduated with a Bible diploma from, the Thomas Road Bible Institute, now the Liberty Bible Institute at Liberty University. He then received his bachelor's and master's in theology through external programs from Christian Bible College of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Has received two honorary doctor of divinity degrees, from Christian Bible College and from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jun 22 1975, Chuck and Connie Baldwin and four other individuals held the first meeting of what would become the Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida; Baldwin was the founding pastor. By 1985 the church had gone through repeated building programs and been recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.

Until he became a Republican in 1980, Baldwin had been a registered Democrat
1980-1984 Served as Pensacola chairman and then state executive director of the Florida Moral Majority, organized by the Rev. Jerry Falwell of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Helped carry the state of Florida twice for Reagan electors; he says he helped Falwell register some 50,000 Christian conservative voters.

2000 Left the Republican Party on grounds that the Bush–Cheney ticket was too liberal
Considered himself an independent affiliated with the Constitution Party.

At about this time, began hosting a local daily one-hour current-events radio program, "Chuck Baldwin Live", which continues today nationwide on the Genesis Communications Network. He writes a semiweekly editorial column carried on its website, on VDare, Chuckbalwinlive.com, and in several newspapers. He has also appeared on numerous television shows and radio shows, in churches across the country, and as the keynote speaker for the 50th anniversary of D-Day at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

2004 Constitution Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with Michael Peroutka, lost

Aug 30 2007 Wrote an informal endorsement for Ron Paul for the Republican Presidential nomination
A more formal endorsement of Paul came in a Dec video

2008 Constitution Party candidate for President U.S., lost to Barack Obama

Nov 2011 Republican Montana gubernatorial candidate Bob Fanning selected Chuck Baldwin as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor. Baldwin withdrew his candidacy Feb 12, 2012, several months before the June primary.

2012 presidential nomination

Jul 2012 Reform Party of the United States' Kansas affiliate nominated Baldwin as its Presidential candidate, though Andre Barnett was the national candidate


David Cobb TX Democratic, Green Party

1993 Graduated from the University of Houston Law School

After several years in private practice as a Houston, Texas attorney, became engaged in politics

1980s Campaigned for Democratic Presidential candidacies of Jesse Jackson and Jerry Brown. Those experiences left him disenchanted with and disaffected from the Democratic Party.

2000 Organized Green Party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader's Texas campaign. He coordinated a successful ballot access drive in the state. Concurrently, Cobb became Green Party of the United States General Counsel.

2002 Green Party candidate for Attorney General TX, lost

With the announcement in late December 2003 that Nader would not seek the Green Party nomination for President in 2004, Cobb became a front-runner for the nomination. On January 13, 2004, David Cobb won the first Green primary in the nation, that of the District of Columbia, beating local activist Sheila Bilyeu and several write-in candidates and gaining an early lead in the nomination scramble.

Nader eventually announced an independent campaign for President and sought the endorsement of the Green Party and other minor parties; his supporters continued to push for a Nader victory in the various Green Party primary elections in states across the country. Shortly before, the Green Party Presidential nominating convention, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in June 2004, Nader selected Green Party member Peter Camejo as his running mate. On June 26, on the second ballot, the convention selected Cobb as the Green presidential candidate - a process rocked by controversy as Nader had won the vast majority of actual Green Party votes in nearly all state primary elections. The party also nominated Pat LaMarche as its candidate for Vice President.

2004 Green Party candidate for President U.S., lost to George W Bush

After the 2004 election, Cobb and Libertarian nominee Michael Badnarik sought a recount of the Ohio vote and announced that they would challenge the 2004 presidential voting results in Ohio, even though neither challenger was claiming to have won the election, and even though Cobb had not even been on the ballot in Ohio. The challengers explained that it was an important matter of principle to make sure all the votes were counted accurately. They pointed to alleged voting irregularities.

Member of the Board of Directors for the Green Institute, and of the Sierra Club's national Corporate Accountability Committee, a Fellow with the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution, on the Steering Committee of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County, along with being the group's campaigns director, and is a Principal with Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD).

After moving to Eureka, California in 2003, Cobb also won a seat on the County Council of the Green Party of Humboldt County in a hotly contested election on June 6, 2006, a position he maintains. The membership of the Humboldt County Greens declined by over 25% during his time in office, and they currently hold no seats on any local City Council (which they continuously held from 1990 to 2008).

Is currently a spokesperson for Move to Amend


Pat LaMarche ME Green Party


1982 Graduated Boston College
1982 Graduated University of Amsterdam

Teacher, Activist, TV and radio personality

Jul 4 2005 Elected one of seven co-chairs of the national committee of the Green Party

Has taught Public Relations at Husson College's school of Communications and headed the Bangor chapter of the Children's Miracle Network

1998 Was approached to run for Governor of Maine on the Green Independent Party ticket. LaMarche led a respectable campaign that generated seven percent of the vote from a meager budget of approximately $20,000. She became the first woman in the history of the state of Maine to gain ballot access for a political party.

2004 Green Party candidate for Vice President U.S. with David Cobb, lost 

On September 5, 2004, LaMarche announced that she would be visiting and staying overnight in homeless and domestic violence shelters throughout the United States "to draw attention to those living on the edge of society." The campaign dubbed this LaMarche's "Left-Out Tour." Left Out in America, LaMarche's book which chronicles her tour through American homeless shelters, was released on October 5, 2006, by.

Dec 8 2005 Announced her candidacy on the Maine Green Independent Party ticket for the 2006 Maine gubernatorial election, lost

2007-2011 Authored a weekly syndicated column which can be read on line in the Bangor Daily News. Is also a Contributing Author for the online news and commentary site New Clear Vision as well as a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Along with her journalism, was Vice President of Safe Harbour, a homeless shelter based in Carlisle PA for several years
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