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ELECTION INFORMATION

Container

Popular Vote

Race Type

General Election

Filing Deadline

6/1/2008 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/4/2008 6:00 am

Polls Close

11/4/2008 11:00 pm

Term Starts

1/20/2009 10:00 am

Term Ends

1/20/2013 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 2/27/2005, Updated 1/28/2009

Table

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PREVIOUS ELECTION

Election date

11/2/2004

Term

2005-2009

Winner

George W. Bush

Party

Republican *

Votes

62,040,610

Percent

50.73%


NEXT ELECTION

Election date

11/6/2012

Term

2013-2017

Winner

Barack Obama

Party

Democratic *

Votes

65,915,796

Percent

51.06%


PRIMARIES

2/5/2008

US President - LBT Primary

Christine Smith

3/4/2008

US President - GRN Primary

Ralph Nader

3/4/2008

US President - CST Primary

Don J. Grundmann

6/3/2008

US President - R Primaries

John McCain

6/3/2008

US President - D Primaries

Hillary Rodham Clinton


NARRATIVE


DEBATES

9/26/2008

First McCain-Obama Debate

10/7/2008

Second McCain-Obama Debate

10/15/2008

Third McCain-Obama Debate

10/30/2008

Third Party Pres Debate


EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

8/3/2012 1:35 pm

Analysis

State and National Polling: Is There a Disparity?

7/4/2012 9:00 pm

Online Quiz

Do You Remember Election '08?

11/11/2010 11:15 pm

General

Did Bush really consider endorsing Obama?

11/5/2008 2:00 pm

News

Barack Obama elected 44th president

12/4/2008 8:00 am

News

McCain Campaign Spent $110,000 on Palin’s Stylists

12/2/2008 11:35 am

News

Obama, the billion-dollar man

11/13/2008 10:00 pm

General

How much do you remember about race for the White House?

11/12/2008 7:00 pm

Blog Entry

Mondale/McCain and Dole/Obama Counties

11/9/2008 3:45 pm

Analysis

Obama gains in fast-growing counties

11/8/2008 8:00 am

Commentary

THE REIGN OF LAME FALLS MAINLY ON MCCAIN

11/7/2008 10:05 am

Blog Entry

Did Lehman Kill McCain?

11/5/2008 8:00 am

Analysis

How Obama Won: The M&M Strategy

11/3/2008 11:30 pm

Analysis

What to Watch For: An hour-by-hour guide to election night.

11/3/2008 10:50 am

Endorsement

Barack Obama For President

11/3/2008 9:35 am

Humor

Practice Safe Policy

11/3/2008 9:00 am

Analysis

How Undecideds Split, 1948-2004

11/2/2008 7:30 am

News

Campaigns uncork get-out-the-vote operations

11/2/2008 3:00 pm

Poll

Obama Matches his Best, Boosted by Economic Woe

11/2/2008 8:00 am

Humor

Cindy McCain Claims She’s ‘Just Like Any Other Female Human’

11/2/2008 8:00 am

Humor

Obama Purchases Ad Space On Side Of McCain’s Bus

11/1/2008 6:35 pm

Poll

God gap: No gain for Obama with churchgoers

11/1/2008 6:30 pm

Election Guide

A campaign for the ages, tilting toward Dems

11/1/2008 6:00 pm

News

Dems holding their breath; McCain 'coming back'

11/1/2008 1:00 pm

Humor

Obama Warns He May Cease To Exist Unless America Believes In Him

10/31/2008 10:05 pm

News

North Charleston Woman Uses Last Moments In Life to Vote

10/29/2008 4:00 pm

General

Following the Script: Obama, McCain and ‘The West Wing’

10/31/2008 2:00 pm

News

The Big Empty [Obama v. McCain, field offices]

10/28/2008 7:15 am

Idiocy

You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama

10/30/2008 11:55 pm

Commentary

Memo to Progressives for Obama: What Happens After Election Day?

10/30/2008 11:00 pm

Strategy

In Final Stretch, McCain to Pour Money Into TV Ads

10/30/2008 2:55 pm

General

Socialist Equality Party Takes Steps to Receive Votes for President

10/30/2008 11:00 am

Endorsement

Inspired Kids WIll Reach for Stars Under Obama

10/30/2008 9:00 am

Blog Entry

Republicans Riding The Obama Wave?

10/29/2008 1:00 pm

News

The Khalidi Gambit: McCain Attacks Obama for Connection to Palestinian Activist Whose Work McCain Helped Fund

10/29/2008 11:00 am

News

Anti-Obama DVD Released In 5 Newspapers

10/29/2008 8:00 am

Analysis

Charlie Cook: GOP's horror sequel almost a wrap

10/28/2008 9:00 am

Humor

Bob Barr On Two-Party System: "Waaah! Waaah!"

10/27/2008 9:30 pm

News

Obama's birth certificate sealed by Hawaii governor

10/26/2008 8:00 pm

Humor

Glitch Knocks Obama’s Ads Off Air for Thirty Seconds

10/27/2008 1:25 pm

Poll

Israelis like McCain over Obama

10/26/2008 10:00 pm

Commentary

Why Obama has to stay above 50 percent

10/26/2008 5:00 pm

News

Former GOP senator, vet backs Obama

10/25/2008 5:00 pm

Analysis

Obama Widens Lead Over McCain in Nation, Key States

10/25/2008 5:00 pm

Amusing

Artist to create massive Obama portrait near Barcelona beach

10/25/2008 12:00 pm

General

McCain aide: Palin 'going rogue'

10/24/2008 11:35 am

Analysis

Early Read on Early Voting, Could Reach 30% [Gallup]

10/25/2008 10:00 am

News

Democrats claim McCain violating fundraising rules

10/25/2008 10:35 am

News

White support for Obama at historic high

10/22/2008 11:00 pm

Commentary

Change Big Donors Can Believe In

10/24/2008 2:20 pm

Blog Entry

Fox News: Race-Baiting Finished McCain

10/24/2008 10:00 pm

News

Christian right intensifies attacks on Obama

10/24/2008 1:00 pm

Endorsement

McCain Adviser Endorses Obama

10/24/2008 12:00 pm

News

Police: Campaign Worker Admits Making Up Story

10/24/2008 9:00 am

Idiocy

McCain brother calls 911 over traffic

10/23/2008 10:40 pm

News

Woman Attacked, Letter [B] Scratched Into Her Face

10/15/2008 4:00 pm

Poll

Obama wins Scholastic Kids Election poll

10/22/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

In New McCain Robocall, Rudy Giuliani Suggests Obama Opposes Jailing Murderers And Rapists

10/22/2008 11:00 am

News

Exploring the Unknowns

10/22/2008 9:00 am

Commentary

The Final Days: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

10/20/2008 9:00 am

News

McCain Camp Re-Thinking Decision to Not Use Rev. Wright as ‘Wedge’ in Attacks on Obama

10/22/2008 8:25 am

News

On Al-Qaeda Web Sites, Joy Over U.S. Crisis, Support for McCain

10/21/2008 7:00 am

Blog Entry

Poll: Palin Is Now The Top Concern Voters Have About McCain

10/21/2008 7:00 am

News

McCain’s Camp Shaves Its Ad Targets

10/22/2008 3:30 am

General

As clock ticks, hope dims for McCain savior

10/21/2008 9:00 pm

Blog Entry

Obama campaign selling Chicago election night coverage packages to news outlets

10/21/2008 7:00 pm

Commentary

Party Like It's 1964

10/21/2008 5:00 pm

Poll

Poll: Obama opens biggest lead over McCain

10/21/2008 2:15 pm

Blog Entry

Tracking Poll Primer

10/21/2008 8:00 am

Endorsement

Barack Obama: Why I believe he should be the next President

10/20/2008 11:45 pm

Opinion

Bernanke Endorses Obama

10/20/2008 4:00 pm

Poll

Most believe McCain's attacks on Obama unfair, poll finds

10/20/2008 7:15 pm

Announcement

Obama leaving campaign trail later this week to visit ailing grandmother

10/20/2008 4:00 pm

News

McCain targets liberals in sharpened stump speech

10/19/2008 7:25 am

Endorsement

Obama Backed By Colin Powell

10/19/2008 8:05 am

Announcement

Obama raises staggering $150mln

10/19/2008 12:00 am

General

Third-party debate's only confirmed participant: the moderator

10/18/2008 6:00 pm

News

McCain, Palin hint that Obama's policies are 'socialist'

10/18/2008 4:35 pm

General

Racists for Obama? Polls Suggest So

10/17/2008 12:00 pm

General

If world could vote, Obama would steal U.S. election

10/18/2008 12:00 pm

News

McCain draws bipartisan criticism for 'robo calls'

10/18/2008 12:00 am

News

GOP Sen. Susan Collins decries anti-Obama robocalls

10/17/2008 4:00 pm

News

Biden lashes out at Palin's 'pro-America' comment

10/16/2008 8:00 pm

News

Lobbyist speaks out, denies affair with McCain

10/16/2008 12:00 pm

News

Front-runner Obama cautions against overconfidence

10/16/2008 11:00 am

News

Obama Election Night Party Likely In Grant Park

10/15/2008 8:00 pm

News

Cindy McCain asked and got cell phone coverage

10/15/2008 1:00 pm

News

RNC out of Wisconsin, Maine; focuses on red states

10/15/2008 12:00 pm

Amusing

Dick Morris Maps 2008

10/15/2008 12:00 pm

Focus Group

Voting for Obama anyway

10/15/2008 11:00 am

News

Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms

10/15/2008 11:30 am

Humor

October Surprises In History

10/14/2008 4:55 pm

Poll

Obama Opens 14-Point Lead On McCain

10/13/2008 3:00 pm

Perspective

The Bradley Effect - Selective Memory

10/14/2008 1:00 pm

General

McCain Transition Chief Aided Saddam In Lobbying Effort

10/14/2008 3:50 am

Commentary

Who's in control of McCain's campaign?

10/13/2008 10:00 am

Endorsement

Dennis Hopper praying for Obama victory

10/13/2008 11:00 am

News

Candidates differ on female draft

10/13/2008 11:00 am

Humor

Obama Clinches 'Joe Cabernet Sauvignon' Vote

10/13/2008 9:00 am

Analysis

Fact-Checking the Ayers Allegations: So Wrong, It’s “Pants on Fire” Wrong

10/12/2008 9:00 pm

Endorsement

Reform Party endorses McCain

10/12/2008 2:00 pm

Editorial

Losing with Dignity and Ten Silver Linings

10/12/2008 11:00 am

Speculative

Barack Obama would offer John McCain a job if he wins the US election

10/11/2008 3:00 pm

Poll

[Rasmussen] 55% Expect Obama Victory, Only 15% Believe McCain Will Win

10/11/2008 3:00 pm

News

McCain calls on Obama to repudiate “shocking” [Rep. John] Lewis comments

10/11/2008 3:00 pm

Idiocy

Man At Palin Rally Displays Monkey Doll Donning Obama Sticker

10/10/2008 5:00 pm

News

McCain warns supporters, calls Obama decent man

10/10/2008 3:00 pm

Blog Entry

McCain Campaign Now Attacks Michelle Obama Over Ayers

10/10/2008 1:25 pm

Commentary

McCain's attacks fuel dangerous hatred

10/10/2008 1:10 pm

News

Rage rising on the McCain campaign trail

10/10/2008 7:05 am

Analysis

Hispanics turn cold shoulder to McCain

10/9/2008 2:00 pm

Advertisement

Obama buys half-hour of network primetime

10/9/2008 1:00 pm

Video

Palin: Obama’s Stand on Treatment for Abortion Survivors ‘Very Appalling’

10/9/2008 12:00 pm

News

Cindy McCain claims Obama is waging dirty campaign

10/9/2008 12:00 pm

News

'Rednecks for Obama' want to bridge yawning culture gap

10/9/2008 3:30 am

Analysis

Dem strategists see landslide in the making

10/8/2008 10:25 pm

News

Obama, McCain Transition Efforts Are Worlds Apart

10/8/2008 3:20 pm

Blog Entry

Bradley Who? Here Comes the Obama Effect

10/8/2008 11:00 am

Amusing

McCain "That One" Comment Spurs Web Entrepreneurs

10/6/2008 10:00 am

Commentary

Obama, Ayers, and Guilt By Association

10/8/2008 9:00 am

News

Black Congressmen Declare Racism In Palin’s Rhetoric

10/7/2008 11:15 pm

News

Obama calls Delaware's banking laws "pretty loose"

10/7/2008 7:00 pm

Blog Entry

FLASHBACK: In 2000, McCain Said U.S. Troops Were ‘Killing Innocent Civilians’ And ‘Dropping Bombs’

10/7/2008 7:00 am

News

McCain linked to private group in Iran-Contra case

10/5/2008 10:00 pm

News

30 days out, McCain still taking weekends off

10/1/2008 5:00 pm

Advertisement

YouTube Pulls Obama Spot

10/3/2008 1:00 pm

Satire

If they IM'd: Sarah Palin and Team McCain

10/5/2008 11:00 am

Analysis

Palin's words carry racial tinge

10/4/2008 7:00 am

Blog Entry

Why is the NY Times continuing to ignore McCain's "own Bill Ayers"?

10/4/2008 7:00 am

Blog Entry

Yes, Palin Can Get Worse

10/4/2008 9:00 pm

News

Exclusive: Obama to preempt McCain assault

10/4/2008 6:00 pm

News

Palin says Obama 'palling around' with terrorists

10/4/2008 1:00 pm

Humor

Parents Of Obama Volunteer Couldn't Be More Proud, Sick Of Son

10/3/2008 6:55 pm

Blog Entry

Does John McCain’s Campaign Own VotefortheMILF.com?

10/3/2008 2:00 pm

News

McCain Campaign's Ad Spending Now Nearly 100 Percent Devoted To Attack Ads

10/3/2008 10:55 am

News

Lobbyist Hired by Freddie Mac to Work on McCain Is Now Senator's Aide

10/3/2008 6:00 am

Commentary

Opinion: McCain's losing strategy

10/1/2008 8:00 pm

News

Obama Boosts Leadership Image and Regains Lead Over McCain

9/25/2008 1:55 pm

Endorsement

Nobel laureates line up behind Obama's science policy

9/28/2008 1:35 pm

Blog Entry

What McCain Will Cut In Spending

9/28/2008 6:00 pm

Opinion

The 3 A.M. Call

9/30/2008 12:25 pm

Amusing

Elvira for President!

9/28/2008 10:00 am

News

McCain retracts Palin's Pakistan comments

9/27/2008 10:00 am

Commentary

Oh, the Drama! McCain in the Theater of the Absurd

9/25/2008 8:00 pm

News

Obama, McCain Say No Deal Yet on Financial-Markets Rescue Plan

9/25/2008 11:30 am

Proposed Legislation

McCain has not sponsored a banking bill this Congress

9/24/2008 9:00 pm

News

Laura Bush: Sarah Palin lacks foreign experience but is a 'very quick study'

9/24/2008 1:00 pm

Announcement

McCain suspending campaign to deal with Wall Street crisis

9/24/2008 11:00 am

News

Washington Times: Records show McCain more bipartisan

9/24/2008 11:00 am

News

Biden, Obama helped keep 'Bridge to Nowhere' alive

9/24/2008 9:00 am

News

New Rock the Vote Poll: Young Voters Enthusiasm Grows, Palin Fails to Move Youth Support

9/24/2008 12:00 am

Poll

Economic Fears Give Obama Clear Lead Over McCain in Poll

9/23/2008 2:55 pm

Blog Entry

Poll: By Double-Digits, More Say Obama Is Best Able To Address Financial Meltdown

9/22/2008 6:00 pm

Blog Entry

Allocating the Undecideds

9/22/2008 4:00 pm

Endorsement

Ron Paul Endorses Chuck Baldwin for President

9/22/2008 11:00 am

General

Loan Titans Paid McCain Adviser Nearly $2 Million

9/20/2008 5:00 pm

News

Obama’s “Got A Problem” If He Tries to Take Biden’s Guns

9/20/2008 11:00 am

News

Republicans Compose a New Way of Campaigning

9/20/2008 10:55 am

Analysis

Poll: White Democrats’ Racism Could Cost Obama White House

9/19/2008 1:00 pm

News

Nader draws 6%, Barr 1%, of Arab American support in poll

9/19/2008 10:00 am

Poll

Poll: Obama tops McCain as football-watching buddy

9/18/2008 6:00 pm

News

Palin's transparency proposal already exists in D.C.

9/18/2008 3:00 pm

Amusing

Obama: "John McCain can’t decide whether he’s Barry Goldwater or Dennis Kucinich"

9/17/2008 7:00 pm

Poll

Poll Finds McCain, in Tight Race, Is Still Tied to Bush

9/15/2008 2:00 pm

Strategy

McCain's Outraged and Outrageous Campaign

9/16/2008 1:00 pm

News

Fiorina: Palin doesn't have the experience to run HP

9/15/2008 6:00 am

News

Jewish voters complain of anti-Obama poll

9/15/2008 6:00 pm

Blog Entry

In New Radio Ad, Gun Rights Guy Vouches For Obama On Guns

9/15/2008 2:00 pm

Blog Entry

McCain's Crowd Numbers Plummet In Palin's Absence

9/14/2008 4:35 pm

General

Rove Quote Delights Democrats

9/22/2008 3:00 pm

News

Mad Libs: Palin Derangement Syndrome overwhelms the media.

9/14/2008 12:00 pm

Strategy

McCain and Palin to Hold Joint Town Hall Meetings

9/14/2008 9:00 am

News

Obama Smashes His Fundraising Record

9/13/2008 1:00 pm

News

Campaigns shout it out

9/12/2008 4:00 pm

News

Obama Implies McCain Puts Other Countries First

9/12/2008 9:00 am

General

McCain keeps up Palin victimhood campaign

9/11/2008 8:00 pm

Analysis

McCain's claims skirt facts, test voters

9/11/2008 7:00 pm

News

Palin leaves open option of war with Russia

9/11/2008 7:00 pm

General

Palin Drops “Bridge to Nowhere” Reference in Speech

9/11/2008 2:00 pm

Analysis

McCain's bridge to distraction

9/11/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

Healthcare, McCain Style

9/10/2008 6:00 pm

News

Number-crunching pollster sees decisive Obama win

9/11/2008 9:00 am

Editorial

What's the Pig Deal?

9/11/2008 6:00 am

Poll

The Palin effect: white women now deserting Obama, says survey

9/10/2008 8:00 pm

Advertisement

McCain Ad "Fact Check" [Wolves after Palin]

9/10/2008 7:00 pm

Blog Entry

Apology Not Accepted

9/10/2008 3:10 pm

Blog Entry

CBS Faults McCain Ad Featuring Katie Couric As "Misleading"

9/10/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

McCain Has Said "Lipstick On A Pig" At Least Three Times

9/10/2008 1:25 pm

Commentary

The Politics of Stupidity

9/10/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

Dems: Barack Obama=Jesus Christ, Sarah Palin=Pontius Pilate

9/10/2008 12:00 pm

Editorial

As Campaign Heats Up, Untruths Can Become Facts Before They're Undone

9/9/2008 10:00 am

News

Ron Paul Makes an Appeal for Third-Party Candidates

9/9/2008 10:00 pm

Blog Entry

Sex, Lies, And Videotape

9/9/2008 6:45 pm

News

McCain Campaign Fumes Over Paterson's Racism Claim

9/9/2008 7:30 pm

Speech

McCain camp angry over Obama's 'lipstick' comment

9/9/2008 5:25 pm

Advertisement

New McCain Ad: Obama Favors Sex-Ed For Kindergartners

9/8/2008 8:50 am

News

McCain, Palin criticize Obama on earmarks

9/5/2008 7:00 pm

General

Most Clinton backers say Palin's too far a stretch

9/5/2008 7:30 pm

General

Clinton set to strike McCain, not Palin

9/4/2008 12:20 pm

Analysis

Party in Power, Running as if It Weren’t

9/4/2008 8:00 pm

News

Senate Dems to force equal pay vote on McCain

9/4/2008 7:00 pm

News

Gay Republicans rally behind McCain-Palin ticket

9/3/2008 11:00 pm

News

Obama might pursue criminal charges against Bush

9/2/2008 3:50 pm

Interview

McCain Manager: 'This Election is Not About Issues'

9/2/2008 2:00 pm

Opinion

Fatimah Ali: We need Obama, not 4 more years of George Bush

9/1/2008 3:00 pm

News

Obama Says Palin Pregnancy “Off Limits”

8/27/2008 1:00 pm

Poll

Voters Trust McCain Over Obama On National Security 52% to 41%

8/27/2008 9:40 am

Blog Entry

New McCain Ad Badly Distorts Obama's Words About Iran

8/26/2008 11:30 pm

Blog Entry

Quote of the Day

8/26/2008 6:00 pm

Poll

No Bounce for Obama in Post-Biden Tracking: McCain creeps ahead, 46% to 44% [Gallup]

8/23/2008 8:00 am

General

McCain Campaign Takes Aim at Obama-Biden

8/20/2008 12:00 pm

News

McCain's Hollywood Night

8/20/2008 9:00 am

News

Sharing the Donations

8/20/2008 6:00 pm

News

McCain's July Money: $26 Raised, $32 Million Spent

8/18/2008 5:00 pm

Statement

Pelosi: 'Obama is a leader that God has blessed us with at this time'

8/19/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

McCain's Battleground Spending

8/19/2008 1:00 pm

News

The 2008 Money Race: Still Closer Than You Think

8/20/2008 9:00 am

News

Clinton strategy working for McCain

8/19/2008 8:00 pm

Analysis

How The Democrats Can Blow It ...In Six Easy Steps (by Michael Moore)

8/18/2008 8:00 pm

Analysis

Is the tide turning?

8/18/2008 10:00 pm

Opinion

An election just like any other

8/19/2008 10:05 am

Humor

Latest Poll Reveals 430 New Demographics That Will Decide Election

8/19/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

The McCain Formula

8/18/2008 8:00 pm

News

John McCain and Barack Obama reach Christian voters with sex and drugs

8/16/2008 11:05 am

Report

Obama campaign brought in $51 million in July

8/15/2008 3:00 pm

News

Sports owners fund McCain, shun Obama

8/14/2008 9:00 am

General

McCain alarms base with abortion comment

8/14/2008 6:00 pm

News

Obama campaign issues rebuttal to book's claims

8/13/2008 11:00 am

General

Kerry vets say fight back hard — and swiftly

8/14/2008 10:00 am

News

Troops Deployed Abroad Give 6:1 to Obama

8/13/2008 12:40 pm

Strategy

Can a patriotic pitch save McCain's campaign?

8/12/2008 10:00 pm

Advertisement

McCain Ad: Obama as the Antichrist?

8/12/2008 10:00 pm

News

Lieberman blasts Obama on Georgia

8/8/2008 10:00 am

News

Racist Groups Eye Boost If Obama Elected

8/8/2008 6:00 am

Idiocy

Wikipedia Article on Paris Hilton Energy Plan

8/7/2008 3:00 pm

News

Man held in Fla. on charge of threatening Obama

8/5/2008 12:45 pm

Statement

McCain takes air out of tire pressure debate

8/6/2008 10:05 am

News

Obama stalls in public polling

8/5/2008 11:00 pm

Video

Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad

8/5/2008 4:00 pm

Poll

Voters’ Trust for McCain on Key Issues Growing

8/5/2008 1:00 pm

News

McCain Ad Buys Drop In OH, PA, IA, NM

8/4/2008 10:50 am

News

Israelis still prefer McCain

8/5/2008 9:00 am

News

They're Baaaack... Swift Boat Veterans Take Aim At Obama

8/4/2008 8:50 am

Blog Entry

McCain team ‘practically giddy’ over tire gauges

8/4/2008 8:00 am

Analysis

The Tire-Gauge Solution: No Joke

8/4/2008 10:10 am

Blog Entry

GOP won’t let go of its new tire-gauge toy

8/4/2008 7:00 am

Poll

Only 22% Say McCain Ad Racist, But Over Half (53%) See Obama Dollar-bill Comment That Way

8/2/2008 5:00 pm

Analysis

The Low-Road Warrior

8/1/2008 12:00 pm

News

Democrats anxious for Obama to widen lead

8/2/2008 10:00 am

Blog Entry

Alan has the Keyes to the presidency

8/1/2008 10:00 am

News

Small study suggests McCain ads lampooning Obama hurt

8/1/2008 6:00 pm

News

McCain defends Web ad mocking Obama

8/1/2008 9:00 am

News

Obama Slams McCain’s Energy Plan

8/1/2008 8:00 am

Opinion

Barack Lowers His Worth with Cheap 'Dollar' Shot

7/31/2008 10:00 pm

News

Obama Camp Sees Potential in G.O.P. Discontent

8/1/2008 6:00 am

Poll

30% of Conservative Democrats Say They’ll Vote for McCain

7/31/2008 12:00 pm

News

McCain campaign accuses Obama of playing race card

7/30/2008 9:00 am

News

Experience called poor predictor of presidential success

7/30/2008 8:00 am

General

Weaver, McCain's Former Strategist, Calls "Celeb" Ad "Childish"

7/29/2008 10:45 pm

News

More homeless people expected to vote this fall

7/30/2008 10:00 pm

News

McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence

7/28/2008 5:00 pm

News

Can McCain Back in Again?

7/27/2008 9:00 am

News

Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling

7/23/2008 8:00 pm

News

Obama takes advantage in field offices

7/24/2008 7:00 pm

General

The $2.8 Trillion Deficit Gap: Holtz-Eakin Responds

7/26/2008 7:00 pm

News

New McCain Ads Attack Obama’s Canceled Troop Visit

7/25/2008 10:00 am

Legal Ruling

Judge tosses suit against McCain over citizenship

7/25/2008 8:00 am

Blog Entry

Citizens of the World

7/24/2008 12:00 pm

News

Poll: Latinos favor Obama by big margin

7/24/2008 8:00 am

Blog Entry

McCain And Obama On Taxes: Take 2

7/23/2008 6:00 pm

Blog Entry

Bye, Bye, Wilder

7/7/2008 2:00 pm

Humor

Liberal Bloggers Accuse Obama of Trying to Win Election

7/23/2008 12:00 pm

News

McCain credits Bush for drop in oil price

7/21/2008 10:00 pm

News

Lieberman: Obama choosing to lose Iraq war

7/21/2008 8:00 am

News

Obama roars with $25M one-day haul

7/20/2008 11:55 pm

Blog Entry

What Obama’s ‘50-state strategy’ will look like

7/20/2008 1:00 pm

Oops

White House Accidentally E-Mails to Reporters Story That Maliki Supports Obama Iraq Withdrawal Plan

7/18/2008 5:00 pm

News

McCain says Obama trip to Iraq may be soon

7/17/2008 12:15 am

Endorsement

Why Workers World Is Endorsing Cynthia McKinney For President

7/16/2008 11:00 am

Opinion

Susan Estrich: It Should Be a Democratic Year

7/17/2008 9:00 am

Commentary

What McCain Economic Policy?

7/17/2008 8:00 am

General

Obama Raises $52 Million In June

7/16/2008 6:00 pm

Idiocy

McCain Camp's New Attack: Obama Is The One Who's The Same As Bush

7/15/2008 11:40 pm

Blog Entry

No Specifics

7/14/2008 12:00 pm

Blog Entry

Math is Hard

7/14/2008 11:20 am

News

Not All Democrats Want To Ride Obama's Coattails

7/12/2008 9:00 pm

News

Obama supporters on the far left cry foul; They perceive a shift in positions, and they don't like it

7/8/2008 4:00 pm

General

July Leader Lost in 6 of Last 9 Competitive U.S. Elections

7/8/2008 2:00 pm

General

Pet owners prefer McCain over Obama

7/8/2008 9:00 am

Poll

Voters Perceive Obama Moving to the Middle

7/4/2008 5:00 pm

Editorial

New and Not Improved

7/7/2008 1:50 pm

Announcement

Democrats to open Obama nomination speech to public

7/7/2008 11:00 am

Poll

McCain, Obama images take shape

7/6/2008 5:00 pm

News

Kerry says McCain lacks judgment to be president

7/6/2008 9:00 am

News

Cashing In on Obama and McCain

7/3/2008 3:00 pm

News

Obama opens door to altering his Iraq policy; Democrat says his upcoming trip could change his troop withdrawal plan

7/3/2008 6:00 am

Advertisement

The 'mushy middle' hard to reach for Obama, McCain

7/2/2008 8:45 pm

News

GOP insiders: McCain campaign aimless

7/2/2008 6:00 pm

Poll

Obama beats McCain as barbecue guest

7/2/2008 6:00 am

Advertisement

NRA to target Obama in ad blitz

7/1/2008 3:15 pm

Blog Entry

Stephen Baldwin On Fox News: If Obama Wins, I'll Leave The Country

7/1/2008 12:15 pm

Poll

Americans Worry McCain Would Be Too Similar to Bush

6/27/2008 5:00 pm

Statement

McCain Predicts He’ll Overtake Obama ‘48 Hours’ Before the Election

6/27/2008 2:00 pm

Poll

Obama Beats McCain on Most Character Ratings

6/26/2008 1:00 pm

Endorsement

AFL-CIO Endorses Obama, Launches ‘Meet Barack Obama’

6/26/2008 9:50 am

News

Obama Leads McCain in Four Key Battleground States

6/25/2008 5:00 pm

News

Williams sisters can't vote because of their religion

6/25/2008 5:00 pm

Poll

Obama Leads McCain by 15 Points as Voters Reject Republicans

6/23/2008 3:35 pm

Commentary

Are You Experienced?: Why a U.S. senator might not trump a state legislator

6/23/2008 11:00 am

News

Obama Attack Book Readied

6/23/2008 4:00 am

News

Obama Camp Closely Linked With Ethanol

6/22/2008 11:00 pm

News

Obama's strange appeal to high priests of US conservatism

6/22/2008 11:00 pm

News

GOP frets Barr could play spoiler in prez race

6/22/2008 11:00 am

News

Obama hits McCain on help for cities, levees

6/22/2008 10:00 am

Poll

Americans Predict Obama Will Be Next U.S. President

6/21/2008 12:00 pm

News

Ready to Attack Obama, if Some Money Arrives

6/21/2008 11:00 am

News

McCain sneaks up on Obama in money race; Republican brought in just $400,000 less than White House rival in May

6/20/2008 8:50 pm

News

Obama says Republicans will use race to stoke fear

6/20/2008 4:00 pm

General

Obama's Lame Claim About McCain's Money: Obama says McCain is "fueled" by money from lobbyists and PACs, but those sources account for less than 1.7 percent of McCain's money.

6/20/2008 11:10 am

News

McCain brings U.S. presidential campaign to Ottawa

6/20/2008 11:00 am

General

Obama, Hillary Clinton to campaign together

6/19/2008 7:00 pm

Press Release

Statement of Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, on the decision today by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to become the first major party presidential candidate not to take public funding in the general election

6/19/2008 12:30 pm

News

First Obama ad to air in Colorado, 17 other states

6/11/2008 4:00 pm

Opinion

After the Landslide: Democrats should not be in a forgiving mood.

6/19/2008 8:00 am

Commentary

Can Obama defend America?

6/19/2008 8:00 am

News

Obama to Break Promise, Opt Out of Public Financing for General Election

6/18/2008 12:00 pm

News

Giuliani's Pre-9/11 Mentality

6/17/2008 8:00 am

News

Club for Growth balking at idea of helping McCain

6/17/2008 10:00 pm

Blog Entry

That List Of "Democrats And Indys" Backing McCain? It's A Bit Of A Sham

6/17/2008 8:00 pm

Event

Clinton, Obama to make joint appearance next week

6/17/2008 1:00 pm

News

Poll of Latino voters puts Barack Obama way ahead

6/16/2008 10:00 pm

News

Rape joke returns to torment McCain campaign

6/16/2008 3:20 pm

Endorsement

Gore to Endorse Obama at Rally in Michigan Tonight

6/16/2008 1:00 pm

Poll

Women voters lining up behind Obama

6/15/2008 6:05 am

Analysis

Historians See Little Chance for McCain

6/15/2008 3:00 am

News

Rural Illinois May Offer Clues to Obama's Electability

6/12/2008 11:15 pm

Poll

Dems Satisfied With Obama As Nominee -- And Republicans Aren't With McCain

6/13/2008 9:20 am

News

Obama Campaign Dispatching Thousands

6/12/2008 9:00 pm

Commentary

Will the Election Be All About Obama?

6/12/2008 4:00 pm

Analysis

Comparing Obama's Lead To Bush's 2004 Lead

6/11/2008 10:00 pm

General

Presidential candidates try to appeal across party lines

6/11/2008 8:00 pm

Election Guide

Hispanic Dems warn Obama he risks losing Latinos

6/11/2008 8:00 pm

News

New Gang of 14 won’t back McCain

6/11/2008 8:05 pm

Poll

Obama leads in battle for Latino vote

6/11/2008 5:00 pm

Poll

Southern Baptists remain wary of McCain

6/6/2008 6:00 pm

Poll

Obama leads in battle for Latino vote

6/11/2008 12:00 pm

Poll

Obama Gains Among Women After Clinton Exit

6/10/2008 10:00 am

Blog Entry

Liberal-Conservative Rankings Done Right

6/9/2008 4:00 pm

Strategy

McCain's Election Strategy, YouTubed

6/8/2008 2:00 pm

Blog Entry

Novak On McCain Adviser’s Claim That Obama Is 3rd Bush Term: ‘Silliest Thing I Have Ever Heard!’

6/8/2008 1:00 pm

Poll

Voters Give Media Failing Grades in Objectivity for Election 2008

6/8/2008 1:20 pm

Commentary

Obama's VP Search Mistake: A Commentary By Dick Morris

6/8/2008 1:00 pm

Commentary

A McCain Mistake: A Commentary By Robert Novak

6/8/2008 12:00 pm

General

Feinstein: Obama-Clinton meeting was meant to be a secret

6/6/2008 2:00 pm

News

McCain says he won't run from Bush

6/6/2008 5:55 pm

News

Dems to push Obama's goals with bills in Congress

6/6/2008 4:00 pm

Announcement

Obama embarks on economic tour next week

6/5/2008 12:00 pm

Poll

78% Would Vote For Black Candidate; Less Sure of Friends

6/6/2008 11:00 am

Poll

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Obama 48% McCain 43%]

5/30/2008 2:00 pm

News

Feminist leader says no to Obama

5/29/2008 6:00 pm

Analysis

CAN MCCAIN OVERCOME THE TRIPLE WHAMMY?

5/27/2008 8:00 am

News

Barack Obama dominates in poll of college students

5/25/2008 5:00 pm

News

Worries in G.O.P. About Disarray in McCain Camp

5/23/2008 12:00 pm

Opinion

Why I Will No Longer Support John McCain For President

5/22/2008 9:00 am

News

Officials say Obama starts search for running mate

5/21/2008 9:00 pm

News

McCain's Backer Hagee Said Hitler Was Fulfilling God's Will

5/21/2008 2:00 pm

Humor

Obama, Clinton, McCain Join Forces To Form Nightmare Ticket

5/20/2008 7:00 am

General

Will Third Party Candidates Tip the Presidential Race?

5/15/2008 6:00 am

News

[Alan] Keyes Starts New Party

5/11/2008 10:00 pm

News

Young, evangelical ... for Obama?

5/7/2008 5:00 pm

Blog Entry

Barack Obama holds his own with Jewish voters, poll finds

5/5/2008 10:00 am

Poll

[USA Today/Gallup] Poll: Flap over pastor hurts Obama

5/4/2008 7:00 am

News

CBS Poll: Support For Obama Rebounds

5/2/2008 10:00 pm

News

Paul: Not ready to endorse McCain, likes Obama's foreign policy

4/28/2008 9:00 pm

Poll

Voters Trust McCain More than Either Democratic Candidate on Key Issues

4/28/2008 8:00 pm

Poll

Poll: Clinton leads McCain in matchup

4/25/2008 2:30 am

News

McCain: 'It's very clear who Hamas wants' in the White House"

4/25/2008 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

Getting Out the November Vote

4/18/2008 3:00 am

Blog Entry

European Media Covers Write-in Presidential Candidate

4/18/2008 8:25 am

News

Poll: Dems lead McCain in battleground states

4/17/2008 1:00 am

News

McCain winning back unhappy Republicans

4/17/2008 1:00 am

News

The Democrats’ Wimp Factor

4/16/2008 2:00 pm

News

Obama reassures Jewish leaders on Hamas, Wright

4/16/2008 12:00 pm

News

Murtha says McCain too old to be president

4/15/2008 3:00 pm

Event

For Obama and McCain, the Bitter and the Sweet

4/15/2008 11:10 am

Opinion

John McCain Should Go on Vacation, Hillary Clinton is Doing His Job for Him

4/10/2008 12:00 pm

Poll

So, who has the media edge?

4/9/2008 12:10 pm

Commentary

McCain's path to victory

4/7/2008 6:05 pm

News

Obama's Gun Dance

4/4/2008 6:20 am

Poll

81% think US on wrong track

4/3/2008 4:00 pm

Announcement

Bob Barr to Run for President as Independent [UPDATE: Libertarian]

4/3/2008 11:00 am

Commentary

So, you want to be a McCain Democrat?

4/3/2008 9:00 am

News

Male US rock fans likely to vote Republican

3/24/2008 2:00 am

News

Democratic Nominee Will Have Edge in Fall Even If Economy Turns

3/21/2008 8:00 pm

Analysis

Story behind the story: The Clinton myth

3/21/2008 8:00 am

Poll

Divisive Dem Contest Could Boost McCain

3/19/2008 5:00 pm

General

GOP sees Rev. Wright as pathway to victory

3/14/2008 12:00 pm

News

McCain says al Qaeda might try to tip U.S. election

3/10/2008 11:00 pm

Analysis

The Specter of McCain Democrats

3/10/2008 10:00 pm

News

So long, John -- gas is $4 a gallon

3/7/2008 11:05 am

News

McCain has opening with Hispanics

3/2/2008 7:00 am

News

Memo to Democrats: The general election ain't over just yet

3/3/2008 7:15 am

News

'BARACK'-LASH BY JEWS: DOV

3/1/2008 12:00 pm

News

GOP frets over Democratic fundraising

2/29/2008 10:00 am

News

McCain's Panama birth prompts eligibility probe by his campaign

2/28/2008 10:00 am

General

Campaign spending proposal hems in Obama; He's the one with the money — and a vow to accept a general election limit

2/22/2008 1:00 pm

Speculative

Nader considering another White House run

2/20/2008 10:00 am

Analysis

McCain's Rise May Upset Democrats' Western Strategy

2/18/2008 9:00 am

News

McCain Facing Delicate Choice: A Role for Bush

2/13/2008 4:00 pm

Poll

Canadians prefer Democrat for president

2/9/2008 12:15 pm

News

Colin Powell may support Democrat or Independent in ‘08

2/8/2008 3:00 pm

General

The Democrats' Plan To Hit McCain: Presumed GOP Nominee's Reputation For "Straight Talk" Will Be Scrutinized

2/7/2008 4:00 am

News

Senate’s Long Losing Streak on Presidency Could Be Near an End

10/4/2007 2:00 pm

Speculative

The 13 Keys to the White House: Why the Democrats Will Win

1/19/2008 11:50 am

News

Bloomberg meets with ballot expert

1/13/2008 10:00 pm

Commentary

A GOP Numbers Crunch - By George F. Will

1/10/2008 11:00 am

Opinion

Floor Fights for the Nominations?

12/29/2007 8:00 am

Opinion

Be Reasonable

12/27/2007 1:00 pm

Analysis

Who is the Most Electable?

11/25/2007 3:40 pm

Analysis

Fortune 500 CEOs Favor Dems: Gobs Of Green Go To Blue Candidates

11/19/2007 9:00 pm

News

U.S. commission schedules 2008 presidential debates

10/24/2007 12:00 pm

Poll

Comedian Colbert Reaches Double Digits As Third-Party Candidate

9/30/2007 11:00 am

Humor

Dean Reassures Democrats: ‘We Will Find a Way to Screw This Up’

10/9/2007 6:00 pm

Election Guide

Exploring the Candidates + Issue Matrix

10/2/2007 1:00 pm

Profile

Candidate Casting Couch: Superheroes

10/1/2007 11:00 am

Speculative

And the 3rd Party Candidate is ...

10/1/2007 2:20 pm

General

Play the 'Candidate Match Game'

9/30/2007 9:00 am

Commentary

9/11 Is Over

9/30/2007 8:00 pm

News

Christian Conservatives Consider Third-Party Effort

9/3/2007 4:10 pm

Analysis

Presidential politics: More predictable than you think

8/9/2007 12:00 am

Press Release

Straw Poll: Clinton edges Edwards, Romney over F. Thompson [Nat'l Conf State Legis]

7/27/2007 5:00 pm

Blog Entry

Constitution Party Chooses Stand-in Ticket

7/15/2007 1:00 am

Opinion

A GOP comeback strategy

6/3/2007 10:00 pm

Blog Entry

In Iowa, Clinton Sits at Table 44

5/3/2007 11:00 pm

News

5 reasons the GOP faces an uphill climb in '08

3/26/2007 11:00 pm

Commentary

Resurrected Influence: Evangelicals in 2008

3/1/2007 8:00 pm

News

Santorum Says Anyone But McCain

9/19/2005 12:15 pm

Poll

Election 2008: McCain 47% Clinton 39% ---- Giuliani 47% Clinton 43%

8/29/2005 9:00 pm

Poll

Election 2008: Hillary 44% Condi 38%

6/13/2005 11:00 am

Poll

Americans Prefer a Moderate Democrat in 2008

3/10/2005 4:00 pm

Commentary

Hillary Gets Hot, But For Democrats She’s Lose-Lose

3/8/2005 3:00 pm

Poll

Marist Poll Matchups, February 2005


MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


CERTIFIED RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

Sen. Barack Obama
(Democratic)
Announced 6/3/2008

69,456,897
52.91%

Sen. John McCain
(Republican)
Announced 3/4/2008

59,934,814
45.66%

 

Ralph Nader
(Independent)
Announced 1/31/2008

738,475
0.56%

 

 

Rep. Bob Barr
(Libertarian)
Announced 1/1/0001

523,686
0.40%

 

 

Chuck Baldwin
(Constitution)
Announced 1/1/0001

199,314
0.15%

 

 

Rep. Cynthia McKinney
(Green)
Announced 1/1/0001

161,603
0.12%

 

Write-In
(Independent) (wi)

111,063
0.08%

 

Assistant Secretary Alan Keyes
(America's Independent)
Announced 4/26/2008

47,694
0.04%

 

Rep. Ron Paul
(Constitution)
Announced 11/30/2007

42,426
0.03%

 

 

Gloria E. La Riva
(Socialism and Liberation)
Announced 11/30/2007

6,808
0.01%

 

 

Brian P. Moore
(Socialist)
Announced 1/1/0001

6,528
0.00%

 

 

None of These Candidates
(Independent)

6,267
0.00%

 

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
(Democratic) (wi)

5,848
0.00%

 

 

Róger Calero
(Socialist Workers)
Announced 11/30/2007

5,127
0.00%

 

 

Richard A. Duncan
(Independent)
Announced 11/30/2007

3,902
0.00%

 

James E. Harris
(Socialist Workers)
Announced 11/30/2007

2,424
0.00%

 

Charles "CJ" Jay
(Boston Tea)
Announced 11/30/2007

2,422
0.00%

 

 

John Joseph Polachek
(New)
Announced 11/30/2007

1,149
0.00%

 

 

Frank McEnulty
(New American Independent)
Announced 11/30/2007

828
0.00%

 

 

Jeffrey J. Wamboldt
(We The People)
Announced 11/30/2007

764
0.00%

 

 

Thomas Robert Stevens
(Objectivist)
Announced 11/30/2007

755
0.00%

 

Party Leader Gene C. Amondson
(Prohibition)
Announced 1/1/0001

653
0.00%

 

Jeffrey Boss
(Vote Here)
Announced 11/30/2007

639
0.00%

 

 

George D.J. Phillies
(Libertarian)
Announced 11/30/0000

531
0.00%

 

 

Ted C. Weill
(Reform)
Announced 11/30/2007

481
0.00%

 

 

Jonathan E. Allen
(Heartquake 08)
Announced 11/30/2007

477
0.00%

 

 

Gary Nettles
(Independent) (wi)

391
0.00%

 

 

Donald K. Allen
(Independent) (wi)

236
0.00%

 

 

Thaddaus Hill
(Independent) (wi)

214
0.00%

 

Gov. Mitt Romney
(Republican) (wi)

112
0.00%

 

 

Bradford Lyttle
(US Pacifist)
Announced 11/30/2007

110
0.00%

 

 

Joe C. "Average Joe" Schriner
(Independent) (wi)

82
0.00%

 

 

Santa Claus
(Independent) (wi)

68
0.00%

 

 

Platt Robertson
(Independent) (wi)

63
0.00%

 

Mike Huckabee
(Republican) (wi)

61
0.00%

 

Darrell L. Castle
(Constitution) (wi)

51
0.00%

 

 

Frank Moore
(Independent) (wi)

49
0.00%

 

 

Michael A. Peroutka
(Constitution) (wi)

23
0.00%

 

 

Jerome "Jerry" White
(Socialist Equality) (wi)

18
0.00%

 

 

Gov. Sarah Palin
(Republican) (wi)

18
0.00%

 

 

RaeDeen R. Heupel
(Independent) (wi)

14
0.00%

 

Man of the Year Bill Clinton
(Democratic) (wi)

13
0.00%

 

 

Michael L. Faith
(Independent) (wi)

12
0.00%

 

 

Blaine Taylor
(Independent) (wi)

12
0.00%

 

 

Rosa Clemente
(Green) (wi)

10
0.00%

 

 

Kevin Mottus
(Independent) (wi)

9
0.00%

 

 

David C. Byrne
(Independent) (wi)

4
0.00%

 

 

Lynne A. Starr
(Independent) (wi)

4
0.00%

 

 

Lanakila Washington
(Independent) (wi)

3
0.00%

 

 

Ronald G. Hobbs
(Independent) (wi)

3
0.00%

 

 

Brian Russell Brown
(Independent) (wi)

2
0.00%

 

 

Lawson Mitchell Bone
(Independent) (wi)

2
0.00%

 

 

James Germalic
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

David Jon Sponheim
(America's Third) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

Michael Skok
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

Keith Russell Judd
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

Jose M. Aparicio
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

Lou Kujawski
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

Curtis Montgomery
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

Amy Lou Wyatt
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

John Plemons
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

 

Theo "Ted" Brown, Sr.
(Independent) (wi)

1
0.00%

 

Source for election returns: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-us-president-il-election-numbers-htmlstory,0,1786069.htmlstory Federal Election Commission website http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf


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