2008 Presidential election

  • candidates promoting their campaign by speeches in their community

  • Candidates promoting campaign by public speeches at different high schools

  • Clinton making campaign speeches at different colleges

  • primary - a preliminary election in which voters of each party nominate candidates for office, party officers, etc. Types of primaries are closed primary, direct primary, indirect primary, open primary.

  • iowa - democrats - caucus (open) Republicans causuc (semi-closed)

  • Wyoming - Democrats - caucus (closed) Republicans - caucus (closed)

  • New Hampshire - Democrats - primary (open) republicans - primary (open)

  • Michigan - democrats - primary (open) republican - primary (open)

  • South carolina - Democrats - primary (open) Republicans - primary (open)

  • Nevada - democrats - caucus (closed) republicans caucus (cloesd)

  • South carolina - democrats - primary (open) Republicans - primary (open)

  • Florida - Democrats - primary (closed) Republicans - primary (closed)

  • West vigirginia - Democrat - primary (semi-closed) Republican - Caucus (closed)

  • Utah - Democrat - primary (semi-closed) Republican - primary (semi-closed)

  • Tennessee - Democrats - primary (open) Republican - primary (open)

  • Oklahoma - Democrats - primary (closed) Republican - primary (closed)

  • North Dakota - democrat - caucus (open Repbulicans - caucus (open)

  • New York - Democrats - primary (closed) Republicans - primary (closed)

  • New Mexico - Democrats - caucus (closed) Republicans - primary (closed)

  • New Jersey - Democrats - prmiary (closed0 Republicans - primary (semi-closed)

  • Montana - Democrats - primary (open) republican - caucus (closed)

  • Missouri - Democrats - primary (open) Republicans - primary (open)

  • Minnesota - Democrats - caucus (open) Republican - caucus (open)

  • Massachusetts - Democrats - Primary (Semi-closed) Republicans - Primary (Semi-closed)

  • Kansas - Democrats - Caucus (Closed) Republicans - Caucus (Closed)

  • Illinois - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republicans - Primary (Open)

  • Idaho - Democrats - Caucus (Open) Republican - primary (open)

  • Georgia - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republican - Primary (Open)

  • Democrats Abroad - Primary (Closed)

  • Delaware - Democrats -Primary (Closed) Republican - Primary (Closed)

  • Connecticut - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • Colorado - Democrats - Caucus (Closed) Republicans - Caucus (Closed)

  • California - Democrats - Primary (Semi-closed) Republican - Primary (Closed)

  • Arkansas - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republicans - Primary (Open)

  • Arizona - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • Alaska - Democrats - Caucus (Closed) Republicans - Caucus (Closed)

  • Alabama - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republicans - Primary (Open)

  • Vermont - Democrats - Primary Republicans - Primary (open)

  • Texas Primary - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republicans - Primary (Open)

  • Rhode Island - Democrats - Primary (Semi-closed) Republicans - Primary (Semi-closed)

  • Ohio - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Open)

  • Pennsylvania - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • North Carolina - Democrats - Primary (Semi-closed) Republicans - Primary (Semi-closed)

  • Indiana - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republicans - Primary (Open)

  • West Virginia - Democrats - Primary (Semi-closed) Republicans - Caucus (Closed)

  • Oregon - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • Kentucky - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • South Dakota - Democrats - Primary (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • New Mexico - Democrats - Caucus (Closed) Republicans - Primary (Closed)

  • Montana (D) - Democrats - Primary (Open) Republicans - Caucus (Closed)

  • Democratic national Convention

    1) A convention is a meeting of representatives to discuss and take action on matters of common concern.
    2) Howard Dean is head of the convention
    3) speeches occur at national conventions to gaurentee votes for the nominated candidates and also that take action on matters of concern
    4) Barack Obama and John McCain were nominated for the election
    5) In 2008, the convetion took place in Denver, Colorado
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  • Republican National Convetion

    1) A convention is a meeting of representatives that discuss and take action on matters of concern
    2) Mike Duncan was chairman of the 2008 Republican National convention
    3) Speeches are made at the conventions to gaurentee people will vote for who is running for president and vice president. Also speeches are made to take action on matters of common concer
    4) John McCain and Sarah Palin were nominated for presidency and vice presidency
    5) The National Convention was held in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • hire campaign manager to start campaigning and gathering support

  • Advertisments on tv, internet, news paper, etc.

  • many speeches given by both candidates

  • Election Day

    Barack Obama - popular vote - 66,882,230
    John McCain - popular vote - 58,343,671