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Obama Powerpoint

  1. 1. Presidential Campaign Project <br />Shelly Zeiser<br />Emily Wilson<br />Andrea Lankester<br />
  2. 2. Party Nomination<br />Primaries- The people vote for who they want to run in the presidential election for their party.<br />Obama and Clinton were neck and neck for a lot of the primaries which allowed a lot more states to have a say. Obama initially won Iowa which gave him more money.<br /> Obama won 1,765 delegates<br />Clinton won 1,641 delegates<br />Primaries ran from January 8th to June 3rd 2008<br />
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  4. 4. Convention<br />The 2008 Democratic National Convention adopted the national platform and officially nominated Joe Biden and Barack Obama.<br />Both Biden and Obama were nominated by acclamation. <br />
  5. 5. Party Platform<br />“Renewing the American Dream” (restoring the economy)<br />“Renewing American Leadership” (withdrawing from Iraq)<br />“Renewing the American Community” (Local government programs)<br />“Renewing American Democracy” (Ethics and governance)<br />
  6. 6. Money<br />Source of Funds <br />Individual contributions $656,357,572 88%<br /> PAC contributions $1,830 0% <br />Candidate self-financing $0 0% <br />Federal Funds $0 0% <br />Other $88,626,223 12%<br />Since the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act eliminated soft money, most of Obama’s funds came from individual contributions<br />Obama’s top contributor was the University of California with a donation of $1,591,395<br />Obama spent $730 million on his campaign <br />
  7. 7. General Election<br />Presidential debates fuel elections by allowing the people to compare the policies of both candidates at once.<br />Both Obama and McCain won some of the debates<br />Obama’s campaign strategy was to win the large swing states, especially Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania <br />
  8. 8. Election Results<br />Obama<br />Popular votes: 69,456,897<br />Electoral votes: 365<br />McCain<br />Popular votes: 59,934,814<br />Electoral votes: 173<br />
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iCJY8bFUtU&feature=player_embedded<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSJsEVf0pU<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXytgKiAHQ<br />

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