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The 2008 Presidential Election was held on November 4th, 2008. Republican President George W. Bush, who was facing record low approval ratings, was unable to run for a third term due to term limits. The Democrats selected New York Senator Hillary Clinton while the Republicans chose Arizona Senator John McCain. Clinton defeated McCain, making her the first women President in U.S History.

Background Edit

Democratic Primary Edit

9 Democratic candidates ran for the nomination:

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U.S Senator From Illinois since 2005, Barack Obama (Withdrew on March 31st, 2008)

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U.S Senator From New York since 2001, First Lady of The United States from 1993-2001, Hillary Clinton (Winner)

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U.S Senator From North Carolina from 1999-2005, 2004 Vice Presidential Nominee, 2004 Candidate for President, John Edwards (Withdrew on February 25th)

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Governor of New Mexico since 2003, U.S Secretary of Energy from 1998-2001, Ambassador to the United Nations from 1997-1998, U.S Representative from New Mexico from 1983-1997 (Withdrew on February 4th, 2008)

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U.S Senator from Delaware since 1973, 1988 Candidate for President Joe Biden (Withdrew on January 21st, 2008 and endorsed Clinton)

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U.S Senator from Indiana since 1999, Governor of Indiana from 1989-1997 Evan Bayh (Withdrew on April 7th, 2008)

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Governor of Iowa from 1999-2007, Tom Vilsack (Withdrew on February 11th, 2008 and endorsed Clinton)

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U.S Representative from Ohio since 19997, Mayor of Cleveland from 1978-1979 Dennis Kucinich (Withdrew from the race on January 21st, 2008)

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U.S Senator from Connecticut since 1981, Chris Dodd (Withdrew January 21st, 2008 and endorsed Clinton)

Campaign Edit

Hillary Clinton started off as the favorite for the nomination despite the relatively large field of Presidential hopefuls. Clinton always lead in the polls by large margins and always polled around 50%. However, it was considered that Edwards, Obama or Bayh could be competitive with her, as throughout the campaign they fought for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Edit

Results Edit

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Results

Republican Primary Edit

General Election Edit

Results Edit

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