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2008 Democratic National Convention
The United States 2008 Democratic National Convention
Democratic National Convention
was a quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party where it adopted its national platform and officially nominated its candidates for President and Vice President. The convention was held in Denver, Colorado, from August 25 to August 28, 2008, at Pepsi Center. Senator Barack Obama
Barack Obama
from Illinois
Illinois
gave his acceptance speech on August 28 at Invesco Field
Invesco Field
in what the party called an "Open Convention".[1][2] Denver
Denver
last hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1908. Obama
Obama
became the party's first African-American nominee for President
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Green Party Presidential Primaries, 2008
David CobbGreen nominee Cynthia McKinneyThe Green Party of the United States
United States
held primaries in several states in 2008. Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney
won most of the primaries and was formally nominated as the party's nominee during the 2008 Green National Convention.Contents1 Candidates 2 Schedule 3 Results3.1 Arkansas primary 3.2 California primary 3.3 Illinois primary 3.4 Massachusetts primary 3.5 Minnesota primary 3.6 District of Columbia primary 3.7 Rhode Island convention 3.8 Wisconsin convention 3.9 Connecticut convention 3.10 Pennsylvania caucuses 3.11 Nebraska primary 3.12 Iowa convention 3.13 Montana convention 3.14 New York primary 3.15 Indiana caucuses 3.16 Michigan convention4 ReferencesCandidates[edit]Candidate Most recent position Campaign Delegates Delegations with pluralityCynthia McKinneyMember of the U.S
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California
Native languages as of 2007English 57.4%[2] Spanish 28.5%[3] Chinese 2.8%[3] Filipino 2.2%[3]Demonym CalifornianCapital SacramentoLargest city Los AngelesLargest metro Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
AreaArea Ranked 3rd • Total 163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2) • Width 250 miles (400 km) • Length 770 miles (1,240 km) • % water 4.7 • Latitude 32°32′ N to 42° N • Longitude 114°8′ W to 124°26′ W
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Political Parties In The United States
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D)Co
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New York (state)
New York is a state in the northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.85 million residents in 2017,[4] it is the fourth most populous state. To differentiate from its city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State. The state's most populous city, New York City
New York City
makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, and nearly 40% lives on Long Island.[9] The state and city were both named for the 17th-century Duke of York, the future King James II of England
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Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
(/ˈdɛləwɛər/ ( listen))[10] is one of the 50 states of the United States, located in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.[a] It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the north by Pennsylvania, and to the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor.[11] Delaware
Delaware
occupies the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula. It is the second smallest and sixth least populous state, but the sixth most densely populated. Delaware
Delaware
is divided into three counties, the lowest number of any state. From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex
Sussex
County
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Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
(/ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪ/ ( listen) IL-ih-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.[7] With Chicago
Chicago
in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois
Illinois
has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi
Mississippi
River, via the Illinois Waterway
Illinois Waterway
on the Illinois
Illinois
River
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Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
(/vərˈdʒɪniə/ ( listen); officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern[6] and Mid-Atlantic[7] regions of the United States
United States
located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia
Virginia
is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America,[8] and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Mountains
and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach
is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision
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Third Party (United States)
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
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Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party. The party is named after republicanism, the dominant value during the American Revolution. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, ex Whigs and ex Free Soilers in 1854, the Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern states for most of the period between 1860 and 1932.[16] The Republican Party originally championed classical liberal ideas, including anti-slavery and economic reforms.[17][18] The party was usually dominant over the Democrats during the Third Party System
Third Party System
and Fourth Party System. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
formed the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party after being rejected by the GOP and ran as a candidate
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Green Party Of The United States
The Green Party of the United States
United States
(GPUS or Greens) is a green political party in the United States.[12] The party, which is the country's fourth-largest by membership, promotes environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice, participatory, grassroots democracy, gender equality, LGBT rights, anti-war and anti-racism
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Libertarian Party (United States)
The Libertarian Party (LP) is a political party in the United States that promotes civil liberties, non-interventionism, laissez-faire capitalism and the abolition of the welfare state.[6] The party was conceived at meetings in the home of David F. Nolan in Westminster, Colorado
Colorado
in 1971[7] and was officially formed on December 11, 1971 in Colorado
Colorado
Springs, Colorado.[7] The founding of the party was prompted in part due to concerns about the Nixon administration, the Vietnam War, conscription and the end of the gold standard.[8] The party generally promotes a classical liberal platform, in contrast to the Democrats' modern liberalism and progressivism and the Republicans' conservatism
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Colorado
Colorado
Colorado
(/ˌkɒləˈrædoʊ, -ˈrɑːdoʊ/ ( listen)[8][9]) is a state of the United States
United States
encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau
Plateau
and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th largest geographically and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado
Colorado
was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 10.17% since the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[10] The state was named for the Colorado
Colorado
River, which Spanish travelers named the Río Colorado
Colorado
for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains
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Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest political party.[16] The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party, leading to a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party and Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D

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Statewide Opinion Polling For The United States Presidential Election, 2008
This article provides a collection of statewide public opinion polls that were conducted relating to the United States presidential election, 2008.Democratic nominee Barack ObamaRepublican nominee John McCainDemocratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe BidenRepublican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah PalinContents1 Opinion polling1.1 Alabama 1.2 Alaska 1.3 Arizona 1.4 Arkansas 1.5 California 1.6 Colorado 1.7 Connecticut 1.8 Delaware 1.9 District of Columbia 1.10 Florida 1.11 Georgia 1.12 Hawaii 1.13 Idaho 1.14 Illinois 1.15 Indiana 1.16 Iowa 1.17 Kansas 1.18 Kentucky 1.19 Louisiana 1.20 Maine 1.21 Maryland 1.22 Massachusetts 1.23 Michigan 1.24 Minnesota 1.25 Mississippi 1.26 Missouri 1.27 Montana 1.28 Nebraska 1.29 Nevada 1.30 New Hampshire 1.31 New Jersey 1.32 New Mexico 1.33 New York 1.34 North Carolina 1.35 North Dakota 1.36 Ohio 1.37 Oklahoma 1.38 Oregon 1.39 Pennsylvania 1.40 Rhode Island 1.41 South Carolina 1.42 South Dakota 1.43 Tennes
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Nationwide Opinion Polling For The United States Presidential Election, 2008
This article provides a list of scientific, nationwide public opinion polls that were conducted relating to the United States presidential election, 2008.Contents1 Presidential Election1.1 Two-way contest: Barack Obama vs John McCain1.1.1 Democratic nominee vs. Republican nominee1.2 Four-way contest 1.3 Five-way contest2 Earlier polls2.1 Two-way contest2.1.1 Democratic nominee vs. Republican nominee 2.1.2 Democratic field vs
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