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George W. Bush
WINNER ON SUPER TUESDAY AND HAS BECOME THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE-The conservative Governor of Texas leads all candidates in the Republican primary's by large numbers and leads Gore or Bradley by double digit poll numbers. Has raised enough money for his campaign so will not take taxpayer dollars in primary's. Supports tax cuts and nuclear missile defense system. Wins the Iowa Caucus, the first important vote for nomination of the Republican party. Bush finished second in the New Hampshire primary to McCain. Bush wins the Delaware primary over McCain by a two to one margin and the very important South Carolina primary over McCain 53% to 42 %. In the Michigan primary Bush won the Republican vote by near 40%, but McCain won the vote count with Democrat votes. Bush wins Virginia, Washington and North Dakota by sizable margins, 9%,20% and 57% over McCain. The nomination for Bush is almost guaranteed as the primary's move to republican only primary's and Bush is increasing the republican votes he is getting, near 70%.
THE DEMOCRATS NOMINEE WINS CHALLENGE FROM BRADLEY -Algore,Vice President, the Democrats leading candidate trails George Bush by double digit poll numbers. Has embarrassed himself and Democrats claiming to have invented the internet and making other ridiculous claims of "success" in a rather undistinguished Senate record. Not considered very bright or charismatic and may have trouble winning his party's nomination. Wins Iowa caucus and continues to lead Bradley. His campaign has not been able to end the Bradley challenge and has spent much of his campaign money. Gore edged out Bradley in New Hampshire and is having a tough time answering Bradley's challenge. Bradley has pointed out Gore's dishonest claims and his change in position on abortion.
Albert Gore
John McCain AFTER LOSING BY A WIDE MARGIN ON SUPER TUESDAY HAS SUSPENDED HIS CAMPAIGN -Senator of Arizona considered the only "challenge" to Governor Bush. Has sided with the Democrats in "campaign finance reform" to regulate free speech in elections. The censorship bill would not cut off money to the special interest Unions that support Democrats, but will take away money from the Republican party that is freely donated to counter the liberal media and special interest groups of the Democrats. Stayed out of the Iowa Caucus and put all his effort in the New Hampshire primary. The gamble paid off as McCain won the New Hampshire primary, but then lost the Delaware primary. Lost the South Carolina primary to George Bush which may have ended any real chance to win the nomination. McCain holds on to his candidacy by winning Michigan vote , but lost to Bush and the Republican vote by close to 40%. McCain won his home state of Arizona as expected. McCain lost Virginia, Washington and North Dakota by large amounts and is now almost with no chance for the nomination. Expect calls for McCain to drop out after Super Tuesday. As McCain's chances dwindle he has turned nasty and is lashing out at conservatives and spreading an anti-Christian message. He also went into a tirade on the Michael Reagan show when asked to answer issues he only wanted to attack Bush and his supporters. Reagan ended the show saying "you just lost my vote".
A very good debater has small but growing support, many like what he has to say. Worked in the Reagan administration and a favorite of "social conservatives". Has made freedom a campaign issue and therefore wants to eliminate the income tax. After coming in a strong third in Iowa, Keyes was far behind with just 6% in New Hampshire primary. Much of his support is from conservatives and may begin to lose it to Bush as Keyes campaign fails to catch up to the leading candidates. Getting just 3 to 5% of vote but stays in race.
Alan Keyes
ENDED HIS BID FOR PRESIDENT-The conservative businessman and owner of the Forbes magazine has not been a factor in the election after running strong in 1996 primary's. Supports a flat tax with a low 17% rate and few deductions. Did well in the Iowa Caucus but never closed the gap on George Bush. In the first primary of New Hampshire Forbes finished a distant third and finished distant third in Delaware primary before ending his campaign. Says he will remain active in politics.
Steve Forbes
The Utah Senator has dropped out of the election due to little support and last place finish in Iowa. Has now endorsed George W. Bush.
Orrin Hatch
The candidate for "social conservatives" has lost his small support to Alan Keyes. Has ended up sounding like a Democrat trying to differentiate himself from the others. Very poor showing in New Hampshire ended his candidacy.
Gary Bauer
Bill Bradley ENDS CAMPAIGN AFTER SUPER TUESDAY LOSSES -The former Senator of N.J. is a growing challenge to Gore and may take the nomination of his party. His support is lukewarm at best and not very vocal. May be the most liberal of the two democrats. Has not been able to catch Gore in Iowa Caucus and came close second to Gore in New Hampshire. Has made a central part of his campaign the dishonesty of Gore but has not outright called Gore a liar. Bradley still trails Gore but is expected to do well in some large states like New York and New Jersey.
Patrick J.Buchanan Reform party leader, national support in the low single digits. Not much chance in the election against the two major party's. Has joined with a radical in one of the most crazy political alliances of recent times.
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