John McCain (R-AZ)
updated March 28, 2008,
March 9, 2009
JOHN McCAIN 2008,
the July 2, 2007 restructuring and July 10, 2007 and mid-July
...in the states
and building towards the general election
Headquarters: 1235 South Clark Street,
Arlington, VA 22202
(starting July 10, 2007;
in the first iteration of the campaign) Managing partner of Davis
Manafort. Chaired Sen. McCain's Straight Talk America.
campaign manager on Sen. McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.
Convention Manager for the 1996 National Republican Convention and
campaign manager on Sen. Bob Dole's 1996 campaign. Also worked on
the George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan campaigns. Government
includes Special Assistant for Policy to the Secretary of Health and
Services, Special Assistant for the Budget to the Secretary of the
Special Assistant for Trade Development in the U.S. Department of
and consultant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Graduate of the University of Alabama.
(started in Jan. 2007 as national
director; elevated to deputy campaign manager following the July 2007
reorganization) Strategic consultant at Davis
Manafort. as Deputy director for political affairs at the
Pacific Corporation, 2000-03.
Assistant campaign manager on the McCain 2000 campaign. Special
assistant for the Virginia Department of Natural
in the late 1990s during the Jim Gilmore administration.
field director on the Gilmore for Governor campaign, 1997. Worked
the Bob Dole for President campaign and the 1996 Republican National
Convention. B.A. in government and history from University of
(remains as a senior
focused on speechwriting, message and strategy, pro bono)
Assistant (Chief of Staff) in McCain's Senate office. Has helped
McCain write his four books. Started working for McCain in 1989
a legislative assistant. Previously worked for Jeanne Kirkpatrick
when she was UN Ambassador and at AEI. From Davenport, Iowa.
(served as Political
through early May 2007; announced resignation on May 7, 2007 citing
and moved back to NH) Founder and president of The Dennehy Group,
based in Concord, NH. Managed Craig Benson's successful 2002
for governor in New Hampshire. New England Political Director and
New Hampshire Campaign Manager on Sen. McCain's 2000 presidential
Managed Jay Lucas' 1998 gubernatorial campaign in New Hampshire.
Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, starting in
1996 through late 1997. New Hampshire political director on Sen.
Phil Gramm's 1996 primary campaign. Special assistant to Gov.
Merrill (R-NH). B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University.
(initially the campaign's
State Director) Partner in Strategic National Consulting, LLC;
president of Independent Campaign Marketing Inc.. Graduate of the
University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
former chairman of the Michigan College Republicans. Youngest son
of Michigan RNC Committeeman Chuck Yob.
(reported Dec. 20, 2006 by
Edge of PoliticsNJ) Spokeswoman on Tom Kean Jr.'s 2006 U.S.
campaign in New Jersey. Degree in political science and history
the University of Oregon. From Salem, OR.
Regional press secretary
the RNC, 2006. Department of State Global Operations Team at the
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, 2005. Nevada communications director for
Bush-Cheney '04. President of UNLV College Republicans in 2003-04.
Research director on
2006/Californians for Schwarzenegger in 2006. Previously research
analyst at the RNC, 2003-05, and at the NRSC in the 2002 cycle.
of Washington & Lee University.
Director and Research Director
Previously NH press
Communications director for the Reform Institute. Acting press
in Sen. McCain's Senate office. B.A. in journalism from Emerson
From Pembroke, NH.
Santa Clara University
(reported by Chris
"The Fix" on Dec. 20, 2006; announced Dec. 21) Campaign manager
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R-CA) 2006 re-election. Deputy
to the President and Counselor to the Vice President, responsible for
press relations and communications. Point man for the Bush
on the confirmations of Judge John Roberts and then Judge Samuel Alito
to the U.S. Supreme Court. Deputy Communications
of Rapid Response on Bush Cheney '04. Communications director at
the NRCC in the 2002 cycle. Spokesperson for the House Energy and
Commerce Committee. Communications director on Lamar Alexander's
2000 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination for the first
part of 1999. Press secretary on Matt Fong's 1998 U.S. Senate
in California. From North Plainfield, NJ.
Part of the Campaign
team. Worked in the eCampaign division of Bush-Cheney '04, where
he helped maintain both the internal and external websites, and worked
closely with the campaign's political department to develop web
for the 72Hour volunteer program and for tracking Election Day voting
Prior to the campaign, Michael worked in the web industry designing and
implementing project management, eCommerce and eProcurement solutions
corporate and government clients. B.A. in political science from
The George Washington University. Originally from Naples, FL,
Most recently deputy
of the Project for the New American Century. Previously
director for Sen. McCain. Policy director for the Philanthropy
and associate editor of its magazine, Philanthropy.
Legislative director for Congressman Dan Miller (R-FL). Research
director for the Weekly Standard magazine starting in
Joined the staff of the Project for the Republican Future, a
D.C. think tank, in 1993. Worked at the Republican National
Committee, 1989-92. Served in the United States Coast Guard
from 1985-89. Degrees from Holy Cross and Johns Hopkins.
Served on NASA's Aerospace
Advisory Panel (ASAP) starting in mid-2004. Director of the
Budget Office, Feb. 1999-Jan. 2003. A principal at Washington
a consulting firm, 1996-99. A founding partner and senior vice
of the Duberstein Group. Advisor (Deputy Assistant to the
for Domestic Policy and then Domestic Policy Advisor and Assistant to
President for Domestic Policy) to President Reagan on domestic policy,
1987-89. Executive director of the Merrill Lynch International
Council, Jan. 1985-87. Chief counsel and economic policy advisor
to Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, 1981-85. During the 1970s
Crippen worked at NASA, the budget office of the State of South Dakota,
the Brookings Institution, and conducted research on revenue sharing
the Department of the Treasury. B.S. from the University of South
Dakota, 1974; M.A. (1976) from Ohio State University, and Ph.D. in
finance (1981) also from Ohio State University.
Previously director of the
R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign
Director of Congressional Budget Office, 2003-05. Chief economist for
Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush,
Chairman and trustee professor of economics and associate director of
Maxwell Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Senior
staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisors under President
H. W. Bush, 1989-90. Doctorate in economics from Princeton
1985. Graduate of Denison University, 1980.
||Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin
Economic Policy Advisors
July 12, 2007)
A vice-chairman of UBS
Bank. Served three terms in the U.S. Senate; first elected in
and re-elected in 1990 and 1996. Unsuccessfully sought the 1996
presidential nomination. Chaired the NRSC, 1991-94. Elected
to Congress as a Democrat in 1978 and re-elected in 1980 and 1982;
in 1983 and re-elected as a Republican in a special election.
professor at Texas A&M University, 1967–78. Ph.D. in
from the University of Georgia, 1967; B.A. from University of George,
||former Sen. Phil Gramm
Previously worked as a
research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute. B.A. in
political science from Tufts University.
(reported by the Lynchburg
News & Advance on Nov. 16, 2006; to start Jan. 8) Coach
Liberty University's debate team for 17 years; also president of
and Associates, Ltd., a political consulting firm. In 2004 the
campaign retained O'Donnell to assist President Bush in debate
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
A principal and the senior
in The Loeffler Group. Worked for The Federalist Group and,
for Berman Enterprises, where she served as senior vice president of
government affairs. Finance director of the Republican Governors
Association in the 2002 cycle under then-Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge
Before joining the RGA, Nelson co-owned and -operated Eudy Nelson &
Associates. National deputy finance director for the 1996 Phil Gramm
President campaign.During the early 1990s, she served as finance
director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. B.A.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Native of Michigan.
Started out as deputy budget
director on the campaign, Jan.-July 2007. Senior advisor to the
Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the
Treasury, 2005-06. Director of investments and budget management
on Bush-Cheney 2004 from Sept. 2003-July 2005. B.S. in business
from the University of Miami, 2001.
|Director of Administration
(started on the campaign in Nov.
2006) Comptroller of
The George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation since April
Treasurer on Bush-Cheney'04, May 2003-April 2008. Comptroller on Bush-Brogan
2002. Budget director on Bush-Cheney 2000. Deputy
comptroller on Jeb Bush for Governor, 1997-99. Finance assistant
at the Republican Party of Florida. States budget director on
Dole-Kemp'96. Budget liaison on Phil Gramm for President,
1995-96. Staff assistant at the Florida Department of
Education. Finance assistant on Jeb Bush for Governor and
Attorney at Caplin
& Drysdale, Chartered and president and general counsel of the
Legal Center. General counsel of the McCain 2000
Commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, 1991-95. Deputy
general counsel of the Bush 1988 campaign. Assistant general
to the Federal Communications Commission, 1984-85. Attorney at
Department of Justice, 1982-84. Graduate of the University of
School of Law, 1982, and of Harvard College, 1978.
(started Jan. 1, 2007; ran the day
operations) Former partner
at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. J.D, University of
Iowa College of Law, 1997. Navy flight instructor and F-18
pilot. B.S. in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy,
(started Feb. 2007) Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, joined
the firm in 2003. J.D. from the University of Alabama,
2001. B.A. in history from University of Virginia, 1996.
(announced Aug. 2,
Partner with Thomas Riehle at RT
Strategies. Managing Director, Public Affairs at
starting Oct. 1997. First Managing Director and President of
China in Beijing, 1993-95. Member of the Board of Directors of
Gallup Organization, 1987-92. President and Founder of Tarrance
Associates, a Houston-based national survey research company,
Special Assistant to the Director of the 1970 U.S. Census.
of Research for the Republican National Committee and an officer of the
1968 Republican National Convention. Master's degree in Electoral
Behavior from American University in Washington DC; B.A. in European
from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
or co-author of five published books about electoral behavior.
||Lance Tarrance, Jr.
reported that McInturff cut ties with the campaign on Sept. 20,
Partner and co-founder of Public
Opinion Strategies. "His prior experiences include 'hands on'
campaign management experience at the local, congressional, and the
level. He also held senior positions with the Republican national
party committees prior to entering the field of survey research."
(formed after the July 2007 meltdown)
Mark McKinnon -
chairman at Public
Strategies, Inc. in Austin, TX, president of Maverick Media.
Chief media advisor on George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 presidential
Mike Hudome - Started
Media in 2004. Previously worked at the Pintak Gautier Hudome
Justin Germany - At
Campaign Solutions. Videographer and
for the Bush-Cheney eCampaign. B.A. in mass communication from
State University in 2002; M.A. in political management from The George
Washington University, 2003.
Mark Salter see
(Finance director from the
start through latter part of April 2007, then Senior Advisor)
fundraising consultant, The Eudy Company, and previously, in the late
to 2002 co-owner and operator of Eudy Nelson & Associates.
director for McCain's 2000 presidential campaign. Finance
for Phil Gramm's 1996 presidential campaign.
Charlie Black -
announced early March 2007) Chairman of BKSH
& Associates. Senior advisor to Presidents Reagan and
(41). Principal public spokesman for President Bush in the 1992
campaign. Chief spokesman for the RNC, 1990. Has managed
successful elections of more than ten members of the U.S. Senate and
than a dozen Members of Congress. Political consultant to U.S.
Jesse Helms, Robert Dole, Phil Gramm and Dave Durenberger.
director at the RNC during the chairmanship of Bill Brock (late
B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D.
The American University. Native of North Carolina.
"closely involved in
the daily workings of the campaign, and assist with fundraising,
and message development."
Thomas G. Loeffler
(announced as General Co-Chair on March 7, 2007; announced as a
Finance Co-Chair on Dec. 14, 2006) see above
former Sen. Phil Gramm (announced
as General Co-Chair on March 12, 2007; had been serving as a policy
Robert Mosbacher (announced
as a General Chair on Aug. 27, 2007)
General chairman of
George H.W. Bush's 1992 re-election campaign. Secretary of
1989-92. Finance chairman on George H.W. Bush's 1988 campaign,
general chairman at the RNC. Finance chairman on Bush's 1980
Houston oil businessman (Mosbacher Energy Co.). Degree in
administration from Washington & Lee University, 1947.
Sen. Sam Brownback (endorsement
Nov. 7, 2007; also named Chair of the newly formed McCain Judicial
(reported by Chris
July 19, 2006: "will help coordinate politics and policy for McCain in
Western states.") Elected governor in Nov. 2004. A business
executive, he has held an number of positions with the Huntsman
most recenty Chairman and CEO of the holding company. Under
George W. Bush he was a deputy U.S. trade representative and U.S. trade
ambassador. Under President George H. W. Bush, he was deputy
secretary of commerce for trade development, deputy assistant secretary
of commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as U.S.
to Singapore (fluent in Mandarin). Staff assistant to President
Reagan. Attended the University of Utah and received his
degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
||Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R-UT)
(announced by the
Committee on Jan. 15, 2007) Elected Minnesota’s governor in 2002
and re-elected in 2006. In line to become chairman of the NGA in
summer 2007. Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives,
elected House majority leader in 1998. Member of the Eagan City
Prosecutor. J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School and B.A.
in political science from the University of Minnesota. Grew up in
South St. Paul, MN.
||Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)
(announced by the
Committee on Feb. 6, 2007) Chairman, president, and CEO of the
Corporation (endorsement in his individual capacity and not on behalf
the FedEx Corporation). Founded FedEx in 1971. Officer in
U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-70. B.A. from Yale University, 1966.
||Frederick W. Smith
(announced by the
Committee on Feb. 15, 2007; in addition to co-chair is economic and
advisor) Chairman and CEO of Cisco (endorsement in his individual
capacity and not on behalf of the Cisco). Assumed the role of
and CEO in 1995; joined Cisco in 1991 as senior vice president,
sales and operations. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked eight
at Wang Laboratories,1982-90 and six years at IBM, 1976-82.
in finance and management from Indiana University, 1975. Law
1974, and B.S./B.A. in business from West Virginia University, 1971.
(announced Feb. 22,
Of counsel to the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
& Garrison since Jan. 2003; partner in the firm, 1992-2002.
the Concord Coalition in 1992. Served in the U.S. Senate from
29, 1980, to Jan. 3, 1993; did not seek re-election in 1992.
law in Manchester, 1976-80. Attorney general of New Hampshire
Legal counsel to the Governor 1970. B.S. from Syracuse
1952; served in the United States Army Infantry 1952-54; law degree
Boston College Law School, 1960. Author of Combat: Twelve
in the U.S. Senate (Random House, 1996).
||Former Sen. Warren Rudman
(announced Feb. 28,
First Secretary of the newly-created Department of Homeland Security,
in Jan. 24, 2003, served until 2005. Appointed Assistant to the
for Homeland Security in October 2001. Twice elected Governor of
Pennsylvania, served from 1995 to 2001. Elected to Congress in
the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran elected to the U.S. House,
re-elected six times. Assistant district attorney in Erie County,
1972-82. Private practice. J.D. from Dickinson School of
in Carlisle, PA, 1972. Drafted into the U.S. Army, 1968-70;
as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam. B.A. from Harvard
||Former Gov. Tom Ridge (R-PA)
NATIONAL VICE CHAIR
(announced by the
Committee on Jan. 31, 2007) Chairman of Seitel, Inc., founder of
the Houston Venture Capital Association, and chairman of Turnaround
Inc. Zeidman is vice chairman and board member of the Republican
Jewish Coalition (RJC).
(announced Jan. 9,
Georgia Republican Party Chairman, elected May 1, 2003, and Republican
National Committeeman, elected August 12, 1988. Chairman and
Southeastern Minerals, Inc..
(announced Jan. 29,
Elected to Congress in 1992. Chair, Alabama Republican Party,
Candidate for Attorney General, 1990. Managed Guy Hunt's
campaign for governor in 1986. Elected member of the State School
Board, 1986-90. Elected to the State House of Representatives and
served one term, 1984-86. Served in the State Senate.
Bachus, Dempsey, Carson, and Steed law firm. Graduate of Auburn
1969 and the University of Alabama School of Law, 1972. Native of
||U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (AL)
U.S. House Whip Team (announced
Jan. 31, 2007; "work to build on Senator McCain's base of support in
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06), Rep. Spencer
Bachus (AL-06), Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03), Rep. John Shimkus (IL-19),
Mark Kirk (IL-10), and Rep. Dan Lungren (CA-03); (added
22, 2007) Rep. Chip Pickering (MS-03)
than 200 veterans from around the country (endorsements
announced April 12, 2007)
former POWs (announced
Nov. 10, 2007)
former Secretary of Defense James
the Honorable Robert ‘Bud’ McFarlane, and former CIA Director R. Jim
(announced April 23, 2007...will advise his campaign on energy and
former U.S. Secretaries of State
Kissinger, General Alexander Haig, Lawrence Eagleburger and George
(April 10, 2007)
Thomas H. Kean, 9/11 Commission
and former governor of New Jersey (announced
Nov. 19, 2007)
Dr. John Lehman, former Secretary of
the Navy and 9/11 Commission member(Nov. 20, 2007)
National Advisory Committee on
(announced July 31, 2007)
Bill Amick - Amick Farms
of South Carolina
Harry Bell - Former South
Carolina Farm Bureau President
Rick Johnson - Former
House Speaker and member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Farm
Ralph Klemme - Former
of the Iowa House Agriculture Committee
Wayne Mann - President,
New Hampshire Farm Bureau
John Putney - Iowa State
Senator and lifelong farm owner and operator
Hugh Weathers - South
Commissioner of Agriculture
National First Responders Coalition
(announced Nov. 9, 2007)
National Chair: Tom
Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
and former Governor of Pennsylvania.
Los Angeles County Sheriff
John S. Dempsey, Captain,
New York City Police Department (Ret.)
former Oklahoma Governor
Robert "Bud" McFarlane,
former National Security Advisor for President Ronald Reagan
Edward D. Mullins,
of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City.
National Hispanic Advisory Board
(announced Dec. 9, 2007)
Mayor Carlos Alvarez,
Pastor Mark Gonzalez, Texas
Honorable Manuel Lujan,
Mr. Tony Orlando, Florida
Mr. Solomon D. Trujillo,
Major General Freddy
Honorable Albert C.
Co-Chairs: more >
More than 100 Retired Generals and
Dec. 15, 2007)
National Catholics for McCain
Team (announced Dec. 27, 2007)
Senator Sam Brownback,
Governor Frank Keating,
former Governor of Oklahoma
IN THE STATES
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(announced by Straight
America on Sept. 22, 2006) Chair of the Lamberti for Congress
and the Vaudt for State Auditor Committee. Chaired the Iowa
2004 campaign. Managing partner of StrataVizion, Inc. in Des
Served as the Economic Development Coordinator for Iowa State
Chief of staff for Gov. Terry Branstad, 1991-95; campaign manager for
Branstad, 1990-91. Director of the Iowa Department of Commerce,
B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, 1973. [Also, in the
sector Roederer worked for two and a half years in Saudi Arabia
a national law enforcement agency for a Lockheed Martin company].
(reported by Granite
on Dec. 8, 2006) Executive Councilor (District Two) from
Vice President for Community Relations with Providian National Bank in
Concord since 1994. A Merrimack County Commissioner from 1970-92
(one of three). Delegate to the Republican National Convention in
1988, 1996 and 2000. Chaired Sen. McCain's 2000 New Hampshire
campaign. B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in
New Hampshire native; grew up in Bradford, NH. Resident of
Hampshire page >>
Dec. 14, 2006 through week of Sept. 17, 2007)) Re-elected to a
term in 2006; first elected in 2002, the first Republican Attorney
of Michigan in 48 years. Worked in the Wayne County prosecutor's
office in Detroit. Graduated from the University of Michigan Law
School in 1989. Entered the Marines after high school.
Partner in Strategic
Consulting, LLC; previously president of Independent Campaign Marketing
Inc.. Graduate of the University of Michigan's College of
Science, and the Arts (LSA); former chairman of the Michigan College
Youngest son of Michigan RNC Committeeman Chuck Yob.
(announced by the
committee on Jan. 8, 2007) Chief executive assistant to Attorney
General Henry McMaster, directing communications and governmental
for the past four years. Lead consultant on McMaster’s 2002
Consultant at Richard Quinn & Associates. National field
for Sen. McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign. Executive director
of the South Carolina Republican Party for almost seven years, 1993-99.
Principal of Richard Quinn
Associates, consulting firm based in Columbia. Lead South
strategist for McCain's 2000 campaign (signed on in Feb. 1999).
to Sen. Phil Gramm's (R-TX) 1996 campaign in South Carolina.
Carolina page >>
April 27, 2007)
State Senator Mark Amodei - Amodei
represents portions of Douglas, Lyon, and Storey Counties, and portions
of Carson City; he has served in the Nevada State Senate since 1999,
President pro Tempore, 2003-05. He is also a partner at Kummer
Bonner Renshaw & Ferrario, one of Nevada's largest law firms.
Previously served in the Assembly. Captain, U.S. Army, Judge
General’s Corps (1984-87). B.A. from University of Nevada, Reno,
1980; J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law,
Carson City native.
State Senator Dennis Nolan - Elected
to the State Senate in 2002 representing Clark County Senatorial
No. 9; serves as assistant majority floor leader. Served in the
from 1994-2002. Las Vegas native.
Clark County Commissioner Bruce L.
- Appointed to the Clark County Commission in 1981 and
to his first full term in 1982. He is also a partner in the law
of Jolley, Urga, Wirth and Woodbury. Graduate of University of Utah;
from Stanford School of Law. Native Las Vegan.
(announced Aug. 3,
Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Industries, a worldwide
service and manufacturing company, since Oct. 2001. Chairman of
Florida State Board of Education, appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush. Has
chaired eight statewide political races. State Chairman of Jeb
gubernatorial campaigns in Florida in 1993-94 and 1997-98; and
of his 2002 re-election campaign. Chairman of Limited Political
petition effort in Florida in 1991-92. CEO of ComBanks
a bank holding company in central Florida. Vice President for
banking with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. in New York,
Started career as a securities analyst at Fidelity Management and
in Boston, 1968. MBA from Harvard Business School; B.A. in
from Princeton University.
(announced Feb. 5, 2007;
named as National Finance Co-Chair) Managing partner of the
relations firm Smith & Ballard, P.A. and of counsel for Panza,
& Maynard, P.A.. A co-chair of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s
committee. Served as chief-of-staff to Gov. Bob Martinez,
Graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S., 1984 and a J.D.,
(announced Jan. 29,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, and re-elected in 2000 and
Elected to the U.S. House in 1978 and served 16 years. Elected to
the Maine Senate representing Androscoggin County in 1976.
to the Maine House in 1973 and re-elected in 1974. Degree in
science from the University of Maine, 1969.
||U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe
(announced Jan. 29,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and re-elected in 2002.
Republican nominee for Governor, 1994. New England Administrator
of the U.S. Small Business Administration, 1992-93. Commissioner
of Professional and Financial Regulation in the cabinet of Gov. John R.
McKernan, 1987-92. Worked for U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen (D-ME)
12 years. Graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, 1975.
||U.S. Sen. Susan Collins
February 5 States
(announced Aug. 30,
Alabama Attorney General since 2004, when he was appointed by Gov. Bob
Riley (R); seeking election to the office in 2006. Previously a
advisor to Gov. Riley. Four years as an Assistant Attorney
to Attorney General Bill Pryor, 1999-2003. Deputy executive
legal advisor to Gov. Fob James. J.D. from University of Alabama
School of Law, 1994; B.S. in History and Social Sciences from Troy
University, 1990. From Elba, AL
||Attorney General Troy
(announced Feb. 23,
First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994; elected to a third term in
2006; Previously served four terms in the U.S. House of
Practiced law at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix.
and law degrees from the University of Arizona.
||U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl
(announced May 1,
Co-founded co-founded Pacific Ethanol, Inc. in Jan. 2003 and serves as
chairman of the board. Republican Party nominee for U.S. Senate
2004. California Secretary of State; elected in 1994, served from
1995 to 2003. Sought the Republican nomination for governor in
but finished third in the primary. In 2000 Jones initially backed
Bush for president, but switched his support to McCain after the NH
Elected to the California State Assembly in 1982, served from 1983-95
two years as Republican Leader. Farmer and rancher. Ran an
unsucessful campaign for California State Assembly in 1976.
degree in agribusiness and plant sciences from California State
Fresno in 1971.
Nov. 16, 2007) Currently executive director of the Denver Police
Foundation. Served as Lt. Governor from Jan. 2003-Jan.
Executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and
Served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as regional
of the US Department of Health and Human Services and was a member of
Colorado House of Representatives. Taught middle school in Fort
Graduate of Colorado State University; also holds an M.S. in management
degree from Regis University. Born and raised in Grand Junction,
||former Lt. Gov. Jane
U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT)
announced Dec. 17, 2007)
U.S. Representative Christopher Shays
(R-CT) (endorsement announced Feb. 8, 2007)
(announced Feb. 20,
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.
Governor of Delaware, 1984 and re-elected in 1988. Elected
Governor of Delaware in 1980 and served one term. Elected to the
Delaware Senate. Elected to the Delaware House of Representatives
and served one term. Deputy Attorney General of Delaware,
Graduate of Hamilton College and Georgetown University Law
Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware.
||U.S. Rep. Mike Castle
(announced Feb. 20,
Elected to represent the 18th District in the Delaware House of
in 1980 and selected as Speaker in 1987. Spence is the longest
Speaker of the Delaware House in state assembly history.
||Speaker of the House Terry
On March 29, 2007 the campaign announced
a Georgia Advisory Committee comprising seven influential
state Senator Jeff Mullis, Chairman Alec
Poitevint, Derrick Dickey, Leigh Ann Wood Gillis, Clint Murphy, John
and Jay Walker. Nolan Murrah added later.
On March 22, 2007 the campaign announced
support of 23 state legislators led by Representative Jim Durkin and
Minority Leader Frank Watson. On November 13, 2007 the campaign
its Illinois Leadership Team.
(announced Feb.12, 2007)
of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee from 2002-03 and from
Massachusetts chairwoman of Sen. McCain’s 2000 campaign.
consultant from Avon.
Has served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2001.
||Rep. Paul Loscocco
Elected Plymouth County Sheriff in 2004. Previously spent eight
as an assistant district attorney for Plymouth County.
||Sheriff Joe McDonald
On Feb. 26, 2007 the exploratory committee
announced McCain's Minnesota Leadership Team, comprising 54
and grassroots leaders from around the state. The list includes
current state Representatives and 3 current state Senators.
31, 2008) Served in the U.S. Senate from Dec. 27, 1976, to Jan.
1995; did not seek re-election in 2004. Unsuccessful candidate
Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate in 1970. Attorney
of Missouri 1969-76.
||Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth
Jan. 26, 2008) Elected to the Senate in 1988, reelected in 1994 and
defeated in 2006.
Jan. 22, 2008)
||State Senator Bill Baroni,
Jan. 22, 2008) President of Salmon Ventures, Ltd.; is a
lobbyist and a consultant and maintains a separate law practice.
Former chief counsel to Gov. Whitman.
Jersey page >>
(announced March 29,
A senior partner in the corporate department at the law firm of
Belknap Webb & Tyler. In 2005 he explored running for the
seat held by Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chair, trustee, director
or member of numerous organizations. Experience includes general
counsel to Synfuels Corporation during the Reagan administration.
Best known as the son-in-law of Richard Nixon; married Tricia Nixon in
1971. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1972; A.B. from Princeton
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1968.
York page >>
Leadership Team (announced
Jan. 21, 2008)
Republican State Committee Chair Gary
Emineth, Washburn (endorsement announced Jan. 4,
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Bismarck
announced March 7, 2007)
State Representative Stacey Dahl (R Grand
Forks), District 42
Duane Sand, Fargo
Public Commissioner Tony Clark, Bismarck
Dakota page >>
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn
(endorsement announced Jan. 16, 2008)
former Gov. Frank Keating
(endorsement announced Feb. 20, 2007)
Captain Sam Bartholomew, Nashville formerly
Co-Chair of Veterans for Fred Thompson
Former Congressman Van Hilleary, Spring
City Jan. 31; formerly
Fred Smith, Memphis a
national co-chair; announced Feb 6, 2007
Former Governor Don Sundquist, Townsend
formerly Fred Thompson
The Honorable Harry Wellford, Memphis
||Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R-UT)
(announced Dec. 7,
A lifelong Utahn and two-term Attorney General. Prior to serving
as Attorney General, Shurtleff was Chairman of the Salt Lake County
He also served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and
as an assistant attorney general, a deputy county attorney, and a small
claims judge pro tempore in Utah. Graduated from Brigham Young
and the University of Utah School of Law.
||Attorney General Mark
On April 18, 2007 the
announced its West Virginia leadership, comprising "twelve influential
West Virginia Republicans."
Former state Delegate and Republican
Leader Larry Swann, former state Republican Party Chairman David Tyson,
Senate Minority Whip Clark Barnes, state Senator Mike Hall, state
Tom Azinger, state Delegate Daryl Cowles, state Delegate Thomas Mike
state Delegate Jeffery Tansill, state Delegate William R. Romine,
state Senator Sarah Minear, Adjutant Miles Epling of the West Virginia
American Legion, and prominent local attorney Mark Carter.
Virginia page >>
Post February 5
February 9, 2008
Served in the U.S. Senate
Dec. 23, 1978, to Jan. 3, 1997. Radio station executive in
Kansas. Graduated from the University of Kansas 1954; graduate
from the University of Michigan 1956.
||Former U.S. Sen. Nancy
announced July 23, 2007) President and CEO of Business First
Candidate for governor in 1995 but lost runoff to Sen. Mike
Governor of Louisiana from 1988-92; changed party affiliation to
in 1991. Served in the U.S. Congress as a Democrat from
Worked in business and banking. B.S. from Harvard University,
and Master's degree in 1967. Resident of Bossier City.
(announced March 1,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988 and 1994; defeated by Patty Murray
2000. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, defeating longtime
Warren Magnuson, served one term; defeated in 1986 re-election bid by
Adams. Washington Attorney General, 1969-81. Served in the
Washington State legislature from 1959-69. Attorney. U.S.
Force, 1953-56. Columbia University Law School, 1953.
of Dartmouth College, 1950.
||Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton
23, 2007) Elected Attorney General in 2004. Elected to the
Metropolitan King County Council in 1995 and re-elected
Attorney. J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in
B.A. in economics and a B.A. in international studies from the
||Attorney General Rob McKenna
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
26, 2007) First elected to the Senate in 1978. Secretary of
the Navy, 1972-74. Under Secretary of Navy starting in Feb.
Attorney in private practice. Assistant U.S. Attorney. Law
degree from University of Virginia Law School. U.S Marine Corps
the Korean War. .B.S. from Washington and Lee University,
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
||U.S. Sen. John Warner
Has represented Virginia's 20th District since 2002; includes Counties
of Augusta (part), Highland, and Rockingham (part); City of
General manager of Shenandoah Valley Water. B.A. in history from
Washington & Lee University, 1987.
||Delegate Chris Saxman
(announced Jan. 31,
Was state chairman for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.
he is a partner and chair of Williams Mullen's Multistate Corporate
& Public Policy Group, a Richmond-based law firm. Republican
nominee for governor in 2005. Virginia's Attorney General from
06. Bachelor's degree from Clinch Valley College and law degree
the College of William and Mary.
||Former Attorney General Jerry
Wisconsin Steering Committee announced
Feb. 14, 2008
(announced Feb. 20,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, re-elected in 2000, defeated in
Unsuccessfully challenged Sen. John Glenn in 1992. Elected
Governor of Ohio in 1990. Elected to the U.S. House in 1982 and
eight years. Elected to the Ohio State Senate, 1980.
Greene County Prosector, 1976. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for
Greene County. Bachelor's degree in education from Miami
(Oxford, Ohio), 1969 and a J.D. from Ohio Northern University, 1972.
||former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine
(announced Feb. 9,
Elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1992.
to serving in the House, Watson was a state Senator for two
He served as chairman of Sen. McCain’s team in Rhode Island in 2000.
||House Minority Leader Robert
Island page >>
(announced Dec. 14,
Commercial banker; chairman, Central and South Texas, of PlainsCapital
Bank in Austin. Currently serves as chairman of the University of
Texas System Board of Regents. Major roles in the elections of
Rick Perry, including chairman of the Perry transition team in
co-chairman of the Texas Inaugural Committee in 2003 and 2007, and
of Perry’s successful 2006 re-election campaign. Member of the
committee for then Gov. George W. Bush in 1999. Huffines began
political career by working on Bill Clements’ successful gubernatorial
campaign and served Gov. Clements as appointment secretary, Nov.
1990. Executive at several Dallas banks. BBA degree in
from U.T. Austin in 1973 and attended Southwestern Graduate School of
at Southern Methodist University.
On May 2, 2007 the campaign announced
the endorsements of twenty-seven Vermont legislators including Senate
Leader Bill Doyle and House Minority Leader Steve Adams. On
Feb. 13, 2008 the campaign announced its full Vermont Leadership
led by general chair Gov. Jim Douglas (endorsement announced on Jan. 6,
(announced Feb. 22,
First elected to Congress in 1996. Professional staff member on
Senate Commerce Committee. Member of Senate Majority Leader Trent
Lott’s staff. Appointed by President George H.W. Bush as a
of Agriculture liaison to the former European Communist
Bachelors degree in business administration from the University of
and a masters degree in business administration from Baylor University,
1989. Co-chairman of Mississippi for Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004.
||U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering
April 22, 2008
(announced Feb. 28,
CEO of Ridge Global LLC, strategic consulting services firm in
DC. First Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jan.
24, 2003 to 2005. Assistant to the President for Homeland
appointed Oct. 2001. Twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania in
and re-elected in 1998, serving to Oct. 2001. Elected to Congress
in 1982 and re-elected five times. Assistant district attorney in
Erie County, PA, 1972-82. J.D. from Dickinson School of
1972. Drafted and served in the U.S. Army, 1968-70. B.A.
Harvard University, 1967.
||former Gov. Tom Ridge
May 6, 2008
endorsed by Gov. Mitch Daniels (announced
Feb. 22, 2007)
endorsed by Attorney General Steve Carter
March 7, 2007)
State Steering Committee members
former North Carolina Republican Party
Chairman Ferrell Blount (announced March 8, 2007)
former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot
March 8, 2007)
former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin
March 12, 2007)
endorsed by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (NC)
March 9, 2007)
Carolina page >>
May 13, 2008
May 20, 2008
endorsed by U.S. Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell (Feb. 7, 2008)
endorsed by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-1)
15, 2008; previously backed Romney)
(announced Aug. 9,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and re-elected in 2002.
to the Oregon State Senate in 1992; elected Minority Leader and then
of the Senate during his first term. Managed his family's frozen
vegetable processing company. Attorney in private practice. Law
from Southwestern University, 1976. Graduate of Brigham Young
1976. Native of Oregon.
||U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith
June 3, 2008
endorsed by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (announced
Jan. 14, 2008)
endorsed by Manuel Lujan, former U.S.
Secretary of the Interior (1989-93) and Congressman (1969-89). (announced
Dec. 9, 2007 as member of National Hispanic Advisory Board)
Mexico page >>
endorsed by U.S. Sen. John Thune
(Feb. 19, 2007)
Dakota page >>
2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action