A report on John Edwards

Official Senate portrait
Edwards and his parents stand in front of his childhood home in 2007
Senator Edwards on Meet the Press
Edwards on the campaign trail in 2004
John Edwards campaigning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Labor Day in 2007
John Edwards with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Peter Coyote at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire
At the Musicians' Village in New Orleans, Edwards announced the suspension of his campaign.
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins appear alongside Edwards at a presidential campaign rally in 2008

American lawyer and former politician who served as a U.S. senator from North Carolina.

- John Edwards
Official Senate portrait

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Robbins, North Carolina

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City in Moore County, North Carolina, United States.

City in Moore County, North Carolina, United States.

Robbins Welcome Sign
Historic Robbins Depot
Mechanics Hill Historical Marker

John Edwards (born 1953), American politician, former US Senator, two-time Presidential candidate, 2004 Vice-Presidential running mate of John Kerry, grew up in Robbins (he was born in Seneca, South Carolina).

Ed Turlington

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American lawyer and Democratic Party activist.

American lawyer and Democratic Party activist.

Turlington was National General Chair of Senator John Edwards's 2004 presidential campaign and advised his 2008 campaign.

Shrum speaks to the United States Studies Centre during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries

Bob Shrum

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Director of the Center for the Political Future and the Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at the University of Southern California, where he is a Professor of the Practice of Political Science in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is a former American political consultant, who has worked on numerous Democratic campaigns, including as senior advisor to the Kerry-Edwards campaign in 2004 and to the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000.

Director of the Center for the Political Future and the Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at the University of Southern California, where he is a Professor of the Practice of Political Science in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is a former American political consultant, who has worked on numerous Democratic campaigns, including as senior advisor to the Kerry-Edwards campaign in 2004 and to the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000.

Shrum speaks to the United States Studies Centre during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries

It has received attention in the media for its less than flattering portrayal of Shrum's former client, John Edwards.

Faithless elector laws by state 
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Faithless elector

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Elector who does not vote for the candidates for U.S. President and U.S. Vice President for whom the elector had pledged to vote, and instead votes for another person for one or both offices or abstains from voting.

Elector who does not vote for the candidates for U.S. President and U.S. Vice President for whom the elector had pledged to vote, and instead votes for another person for one or both offices or abstains from voting.

Faithless elector laws by state 
Vote voided with penalty
Vote voided
Vote counted with penalty
Vote counted
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1 – 2004 election: An anonymous Minnesota elector, pledged for Democrats John Kerry and John Edwards, cast their presidential vote for

Joe Trippi

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American political strategist who has worked on several gubernatorial, United States Senate, and Congressional campaigns, including Jerry Brown for Governor of California and Doug Jones for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

American political strategist who has worked on several gubernatorial, United States Senate, and Congressional campaigns, including Jerry Brown for Governor of California and Doug Jones for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Trippi discussing technology and civic engagement in 2014 at a 25th anniversary celebration of George H.W. Bush's presidency

John Edwards hired Trippi in 2007 as a senior adviser for his 2008 presidential campaign.

Two Americas

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Phrase used by Martin Luther King Jr. in his speech "The Other America" to describe the differences in what life is like for people of different social classes in the United States.

Phrase used by Martin Luther King Jr. in his speech "The Other America" to describe the differences in what life is like for people of different social classes in the United States.

Former U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate John Edwards used the "Two Americas" concept in a 2004 speech, making it into a catch phrase referring to social stratification.

Dave Matthews Band, 2005

Dave Matthews Band

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American rock band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991.

American rock band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991.

Dave Matthews Band, 2005
Miller's Bar on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville
Toots and the Maytals with Dave Matthews when performing together in 1998
Members from Toots & the Maytals and Dave Matthews Band when performing together in 1998. Paul Douglas (left), Carter Beauford (back), LeRoi Moore (front), Toots Hibbert (right).
Dave Matthews, Boyd Tinsley, and Butch Taylor in Melbourne during their first tour of Australia
Dave Matthews Band performing "Last Stop" at The Pavilion on July 5, 2006
Dave Matthews Band performing at Vodafone Arena in Melbourne on May 1, 2007, starting their second tour of Australia.

Another song from the album – "Steady As We Go" – was featured in an episode of Everwood and was cited by former campaign aide Andrew Young to be a favorite song of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter during their much-publicized affair.

Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C.

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Hungary's diplomatic mission to the United States.

Hungary's diplomatic mission to the United States.

In 2004 the Hungarian government paid $3 million for the former house of John Edwards at 2215 30th Street, N.W. to house then-ambassador András Simonyi.

Sorkin in 2016

Aaron Sorkin

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American playwright, screenwriter and film director.

American playwright, screenwriter and film director.

Sorkin in 2016
A Few Good Men at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket on August 31, 2005.
Sorkin discussing The Farnsworth Invention at the Music Box Theatre, November 2007
Sorkin interviewed William Goldman at the Screenwriting Expo, 2008
Sorkin at a Generation Obama event, following a screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 2008.

In 2010, Sorkin reportedly obtained the film rights to Andrew Young's book The Politician (about Senator John Edwards), and announced that he would make his debut as a film director while adapting the book for the screen.

The White House Rose Garden after Mellon's landscaping

Rachel Lambert Mellon

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American horticulturalist, gardener, philanthropist, and art collector.

American horticulturalist, gardener, philanthropist, and art collector.

The White House Rose Garden after Mellon's landscaping

In 2004, she expressed interest in presidential candidate John Edwards because he reminded her of President Kennedy, but when she called his campaign office with an offer to help, her name was not recognized and the call went unreturned.