Who were the 2008 candidates?

May 30, 2020 Off By idswater

Who were the 2008 candidates?

The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior Senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior Senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior Senator from Arizona, and Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.

What Democratic candidates ran for president in 2008?

Between November 2006 and February 2007, eight major candidates opened their campaigns: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, and Tom Vilsack.

Was the Republican candidate in 2008?

On March 4, 2008, John McCain became the Republican presumptive presidential nominee when he obtained the 1,191 delegates necessary to receive the party’s nomination. Mike Huckabee announced his withdrawal from the race later in the evening.

Who ran as independent in 2008?

Party nominees

Presidential candidate/running mate Party
John McCain/Sarah Palin (campaign) Republican, New York Independence, New York Conservative
Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez (campaign) Independent, Independence-Ecology, Peace and Freedom, Michigan Natural Law, Delaware Independent, Oregon Peace, New York Populist

Who ran for President in 1970?

Post-12th Amendment: 1804–present

Year Democratic-Republican candidate Federalist candidate
1968 Hubert Humphrey Richard Nixon†
1972 George McGovern Richard Nixon†
1976 Jimmy Carter† Gerald Ford
1980 Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan†

Who ran against Obama in his first term?

His opponent in the general election was former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney. Obama won 332 electoral votes, defeating Romney who gained 206. After this election, he became the first president since Ronald Reagan to receive a majority of the popular vote twice.