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Mission Statement: To provide a framework for citizens to follow the presidential campaign, to point people to the best available resources and information on the campaign, and to present original reporting and photography on the campaign.

Input welcome and encouraged.

Democracy in Action is not an official project of the George Washington University and any errors and interpretations are the responsibility of the author, Eric M. Appleman.

For more information or if you have comments or suggestions contact Eric M. Appleman at: action (at) gwu (dot) edu

Examples of interesting campaign materials and communications are greatly appreciated and can be sent to Democracy in Action, P.O. Box 19007, Washington, DC  20036-9007.

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Special Thanks To
The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs,
Graduate School of Political Management, and the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet

Center for Media and Public Affairs

U.S. Senate Press Photographers Gallery


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