revised March 28, 2008
JOHN McCAIN 2008, INC.
McCAIN 2008 - THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE (filed with the FEC to
establish on Nov. 16, 2006)
TALK AMERICA (2006 cycle)
(reported by Chris Cillizza
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 Corporation,
most recenty Chairman and CEO of the holding company. Under President
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 assistant
secretary of commerce for trade development, deputy assistant secretary
of commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as U.S. ambassador
to Singapore (fluent in Mandarin). Staff assistant to President Ronald
Reagan. Attended the University of Utah and received his bachelorís
degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
||Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R-UT)
(announced Dec. 7, 2006)
A lifelong Utahn and two-term Attorney General. Prior to serving
as Attorney General, Shurtleff was Chairman of the Salt Lake County Commission.
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 University
and the University of Utah School of Law.
||Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
endorsement of Senate Majority Leader Curt
Bramble (announced June 12, 2007; switched from Romney)
© 2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action