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