A report on Hillary Clinton and John Edwards

Clinton in 2016
Official Senate portrait
Mementos of Hillary Rodham's early life, shown at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Edwards and his parents stand in front of his childhood home in 2007
Rodham in Maine South High School's 1965 yearbook
Senator Edwards on Meet the Press
Rodham (center) campaigning for Wellesley College Government President in 1968, an election which she later won
Edwards on the campaign trail in 2004
Hillary and Bill lived in this house in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood while he was Arkansas Attorney General (1977–1979).
John Edwards campaigning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Labor Day in 2007
Bill and Hillary Clinton with President Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan
John Edwards with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Peter Coyote at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire
Clinton in 1992
At the Musicians' Village in New Orleans, Edwards announced the suspension of his campaign.
Clinton presenting her health care plan, September 1993
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins appear alongside Edwards at a presidential campaign rally in 2008
Hillary Clinton speaks about the 1993 health care plan at GWU Hospital.
Read Across America Day in Maryland, 1998
Inauguration Day walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to start Bill's second term as president, January 20, 1997
Results of the 2000 United States Senate election in New York. Clinton won the counties in blue.
Reenactment of Hillary Rodham Clinton's swearing-in as a U.S. senator by Vice President Al Gore in the Old Senate Chamber, as Bill and Chelsea look on
Official photo as U.S. senator
Clinton listens as the chief of naval operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, responds to a question during his 2007 confirmation hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee
Clinton at the 2007 CDA National Convention
Clinton campaigning at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, two days before Super Tuesday, 2008
State-by-state popular votes in the Democratic primaries and caucuses, shaded by percentage won: Obama in purple, Clinton in green. (Popular vote winners and delegate winners differed in New Hampshire, Nevada, Missouri, Texas and Guam.)
Clinton speaks on behalf of her former rival, Barack Obama, during the second night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
Official secretary of state portrait, 2009
Associate Judge Kathryn Oberly of the D.C. Court of Appeals administers the oath of office of secretary of state to Hillary Rodham Clinton as her husband Bill Clinton holds the Bible
Clinton and Obama at the 21st NATO summit, April 2009
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Clinton hold a "reset button", March 2009
Greeting service members at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, October 2010
The London meeting to discuss NATO military intervention in Libya, March 29, 2011
Clinton with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi during her December 2011 visit to Myanmar
Clinton, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune Spear in the White House Situation Room on May 1, 2011. Everyone in the room is watching a live feed from drones operating over the Osama bin Laden complex.
Obama and Clinton honor the Benghazi attack victims at the Transfer of Remains Ceremony, held at Andrews Air Force Base on September 14, 2012
Clinton addressing email controversy with the media at the UN Headquarters on March 10, 2015
Clinton in September 2014
Clinton campaigning for president in Manchester, New Hampshire, in October 2016, with Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (seated)
Clinton, accepting Senator Bernie Sanders' endorsement in New Hampshire, July 2016
Clinton delivering her concession speech
The Clintons at Donald Trump's inauguration
Clinton and her husband attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery after the inauguration of Joe Biden
Copies of What Happened at an event on Clinton's book tour promoting the memoir
2016 presidential campaign logo
Clinton worked at Rose Law Firm for fifteen years. Her professional career and political involvement set the stage for public reaction to her as the first lady.
Clinton in April 2015
Secretary Clinton meets with Algeria's President Bouteflika, 2012

Hillary Clinton – 17,717,698 (47.8%)

- John Edwards

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and former senator John Edwards of North Carolina were her strongest competitors.

- Hillary Clinton
Clinton in 2016

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Democratic Party (United States)

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One of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States.

One of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States.

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States (1829–1837) and the first Democratic president.
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States (1837–1841) and the second Democratic president.
Senator Stephen A. Douglas
The 1885 inauguration of Grover Cleveland, the only president with non-consecutive terms
Leaders of the Democratic Party during the first half of the 20th century on 14 June 1913: Secretary of State William J. Bryan, Josephus Daniels, President Woodrow Wilson, Breckinridge Long, William Phillips, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, 32nd and 33rd presidents of the United States (1933–1945; 1945–1953), featured on a campaign poster for the 1944 presidential election
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, 35th and 36th presidents of the United States (1961–1963, 1963–1969)
Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States (1977–1981), delivering the State of the Union Address in 1979
Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States (1993–2001), at The Pentagon in 1998
Barack Obama speaking to College Democrats of America in 2007
President Barack Obama meeting with the Blue Dog Coalition in the State Dining Room of the White House in 2009
Eleanor Roosevelt at the 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago
President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law at the White House on March 23, 2010
Secretary of State John Kerry addressing delegates at the United Nations before signing the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016
Shirley Chisholm was the first major-party African American candidate to run nationwide primary campaigns.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Immigration Act of 1965 as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy and others look on
Then-Senator Barack Obama shaking hands with an American soldier in Basra, Iraq in 2008
President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1978
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with President Barack Obama at Ben Gurion Airport in 2013
Self-identified Democrats (blue) versus self-identified Republicans (red) (January–June 2010 data)
Higher percentages of Democrats than Republicans are members of union households.
Elected at age 33, Jon Ossoff is currently the youngest member of the U.S. Senate.
Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
Vice President Kamala Harris
Julián Castro served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
U.S. opinion on gun control issues is deeply divided along political lines, as shown in this 2021 survey.

Suzan DelBene is the chair of the coalition, and former senator and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was a member while in Congress.

Since then, many prominent Democrats, such as former senator John Edwards, have expressed regret about this decision and have called it a mistake while others, such as Senator Hillary Clinton, have criticized the conduct of the war yet not repudiated their initial vote for it (though Clinton later went on to repudiate her stance during the 2008 primaries).

Official portrait, 2005

Joe Lieberman

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American politician, lobbyist, and attorney who served as a United States senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

American politician, lobbyist, and attorney who served as a United States senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

Official portrait, 2005
Lieberman with President Ronald Reagan in 1984
Lieberman with President George H. W. Bush in 1991
Lieberman (second from the left) and Senate colleagues with President Bill Clinton and his national security team on Air Force One to Bosnia in 1997
Lieberman during his re-election campaign on an independent ticket
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins address bipartisan suggestion on countermeasures toward Islamist extremism & domestic terrorism in U.S.
Senators Lieberman and John McCain talk with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, 2010
Supporters for the Gore-Lieberman ticket
Supporters for Joe Lieberman
Lieberman with Presidential Candidate John McCain at an event in Derry, New Hampshire
Senator Lieberman speaks at a 2005 event to keep Alaska wild to save polar bears among other arctic wildlife
Senator Lieberman with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at 2007 Munich Security Conference
Senator Lieberman with bipartisan delegation John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) visit International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Commander of NATO and ISAF David H. Petraeus in 2010
Lieberman speaks with former Republican Party presidential candidate and Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr. at a bipartisan event hosted by the No Labels Foundation in 2016.
Lieberman testifying in front of Congress in support of DC statehood in 2021
Senator Lieberman and his wife Hadassah on their way to the U.S. Capitol in 2011
Lieberman with Marty Markowitz at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival to discuss the role spirituality played in his life.
Senator Lieberman visits Navy base in Groton, Connecticut

Before the 2016 election, he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and in 2020 endorsed Joe Biden for president.

Among the last round candidates were U.S. senators Bob Graham, John Kerry and John Edwards.

Official portrait, 2021

John Kerry

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American attorney, politician and diplomat who is the first United States special presidential envoy for climate.

American attorney, politician and diplomat who is the first United States special presidential envoy for climate.

Official portrait, 2021
A young John Kerry (in white) aboard the yacht of President John F. Kennedy, in August 1962
Kerry during his 1984 campaign
A Senate portrait of Kerry
Kerry actively supported an independence referendum in South Sudan, January 2011
Then-Senators Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel in Kunar Province in Afghanistan, February 20, 2008
Senator Kerry in Iraq, September 2005
Kerry and Teresa Heinz crossing Lake Michigan on the Lake Express during the 2004 campaign
Kerry on the campaign trail in Rochester, Minnesota
Kerry speaking during the third night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
John Kerry was sworn in as Secretary of State by Justice Elena Kagan on February 1, 2013.
John Kerry's Secretary of State portrait
Kerry views the Mrajeeb al-Fhood camp for Syrian refugees in 2014. Syrian rebels received support from the United States.
Kerry with Hossein Fereydoun and Mohammad Javad Zarif during the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, July 14, 2015
Kerry was the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945
John Kerry and Barack Obama meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Syria, September 29, 2015
Kerry speaks with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in September 2016
Kerry and Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov in Munich in 2018
Kerry visiting Bangladesh as Special Envoy for Climate in April 2021
Kerry's daughter Vanessa and grandson Alexander
Kerry at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2016
Kerry at the Great Naadam in Mongolia, 2016
Kerry touring a Chinese automobile factory in Beijing
Kerry after he received Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour from French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

Kerry won the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2004, alongside vice presidential nominee and North Carolina Senator John Edwards.

In January 2013, Kerry was nominated by president Barack Obama to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and was confirmed by his Senate colleagues on a vote of 94 to 3.

Development of troop strength

Iraq War troop surge of 2007

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The Iraq War troop surge of 2007, commonly known as the troop surge, or simply the surge, refers to the George W. Bush administration's 2007 increase in the number of U.S. military combat troops in Iraq in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Governorate.

The Iraq War troop surge of 2007, commonly known as the troop surge, or simply the surge, refers to the George W. Bush administration's 2007 increase in the number of U.S. military combat troops in Iraq in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Governorate.

Development of troop strength
December 2007 car bombing in Baghdad
Bush makes a statement to reporters on the war in Iraq, following a meeting with senior US military leaders at the Pentagon, May 2007.
Jon Soltz speaking at the Democratic press conference.
President George W. Bush announces the new strategy on Iraq from the White House Library, January 10, 2007.
Success of the counterinsurgency strategy measured in decrease of ethno-sectarian violence.
Hostile and Non-Hostile Deaths.
Significant attack trends.
Sectarian violence.
Iraqi Security Force deaths.
US troop fatalities in Iraq by month, the orange and blue months being post-troop surge.

In retrospect, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other critics of the surge have argued that it was successful.

The New York Times reported that presidential candidate John Edwards had "taken to referring to the administration proposal as 'the McCain Doctrine.'"

Pre-caucus opinion polling statistics throughout the campaign season.

2008 Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses

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The state caucuses of the Iowa Democratic Party.

The state caucuses of the Iowa Democratic Party.

Pre-caucus opinion polling statistics throughout the campaign season.

Former U.S. Senator John Edwards of North Carolina came in second place and then-U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton of New York finished third, though Clinton received more delegates than Edwards.

Saint Anselm College Quad with the "Fox-Box", from which the Fox News network reported live during the 2004 and 2008 New Hampshire primary

New Hampshire presidential primary

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First in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.

First in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.

Saint Anselm College Quad with the "Fox-Box", from which the Fox News network reported live during the 2004 and 2008 New Hampshire primary
Historical marker in Concord on the significance of the New Hampshire primary
The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, the site of the first "midnight vote" in the New Hampshire primary
Harry S. Truman remains the only incumbent president to lose the New Hampshire primary.

The winner in New Hampshire has not always gone on to win their party's nomination, as demonstrated by Republicans Leonard Wood in 1920, Harold Stassen in 1948, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. as a write-in candidate in 1964, Pat Buchanan in 1996, and John McCain in 2000, and Democrats Estes Kefauver in 1952 and 1956, Paul Tsongas in 1992, Hillary Clinton in 2008, and Bernie Sanders in 2016 and 2020.

2004 (January 27): John Kerry (38%), Howard Dean (26%), Wesley K. Clark (12%), John Edwards (12%), Joseph I. Lieberman (9%), Dennis J. Kucinich (1%), and others (2%)

2008 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary

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The first primary in the United States in 2008.

The first primary in the United States in 2008.

Obama campaigning in New Hampshire
Pre-primary opinion polling statistics throughout the campaign season.
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Hillary Clinton greets supporters after her NH Primary win.

Hillary Clinton was the winner of the popular vote in the primary, with Barack Obama trailing in second.

Clinton was coming second, and John Edwards third.

2008 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary

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The 2008 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary took place on January 26, 2008.

The 2008 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary took place on January 26, 2008.

Presidential candidate Barack Obama addresses supporters the night before South Carolina's primary

New York Senator Hillary Clinton

Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards