Campaign 2008
Election history and statistics, candidates, and party politics

Presidential Nominees

     Democratic

Read Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union"

       Republican

Vice Presidential Nominees

     Issues: Where the Candidates Stand on the Major Issues

     Poll: Cast Your Vote for President

    Governors of the 50 States

     Delegate Count

Democrats
Barack Obama: 2,154
Hillary Clinton: 1,919
Total needed: 2,118.
Obama secured the nomination on June 3, 2008.
Source: Associated Press. Includes projected superdelegate votes.
Republicans
John McCain: 1,504
Total needed: 1,191
McCain secured the nomination on March 4, 2008.

Superdelegates
In some presidential elections, superdelegates can play a major role.

 

   Caucuses & Primaries

 

      Former Candidates


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