John Kerry

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John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.wikipedia
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2004 United States presidential election

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He was the Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential election, losing to Republican incumbent George W. Bush.
Incumbent Republican President George W. Bush defeated Democratic nominee John Kerry, a United States Senator from Massachusetts.

George W. Bush

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He was the Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential election, losing to Republican incumbent George W. Bush.
In the 2004 presidential race, Bush defeated Democratic Senator John Kerry in a close election.

2008 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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Kerry was reelected to additional terms in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry, who returned to the Senate after losing the presidency to incumbent President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, won re-election to a fifth term in office.

1996 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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Kerry was reelected to additional terms in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry won re-election to a third term over Republican Bill Weld, the Governor of Massachusetts.

John Edwards

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He and his running mate, U.S. Senator from North Carolina John Edwards, lost the election, finishing 35 electoral votes behind Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
He eventually became the 2004 Democratic candidate for vice president, the running mate of presidential nominee Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.

Rosemary Forbes Kerry

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He is the second of four children born to Richard John Kerry, a Foreign Service officer and lawyer, and Rosemary Forbes, a nurse and social activist.
Rosemary Isabel Forbes (October 27, 1913 – November 14, 2002) was an American nurse, social activist, and the mother of John Forbes Kerry, the 68th United States Secretary of State and the 2004 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

Richard Kerry

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He is the second of four children born to Richard John Kerry, a Foreign Service officer and lawyer, and Rosemary Forbes, a nurse and social activist.
He was the father of politicians John Kerry and Cameron Kerry.

1984 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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He served as Lieutenant Governor under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and was sworn in the following January.
The election was won by Democrat John Kerry, the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts who remained Senator until 2013 when he resigned to become United States Secretary of State.

Dick Cheney

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He and his running mate, U.S. Senator from North Carolina John Edwards, lost the election, finishing 35 electoral votes behind Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
In 2004 Cheney was reelected to his second term as Vice President with Bush as President, defeating their Democratic opponents Senators John Kerry and John Edwards.

Cameron Kerry

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He was raised with an elder sister named Margaret, a younger sister named Diana, and a younger brother named Cameron.
He is the younger brother and political confidant of John Kerry, former Massachusetts Senator, 2004 presidential nominee, and former U.S. Secretary of State.

Kerry Committee report

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On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he led a series of hearings from 1987 to 1989 which were a precursor to the Iran–Contra affair.
The Sub-Committee was chaired at the time by Democratic Party Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts, so that the report is often referred to under his name.

Massachusetts

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A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 until 2013. Kerry grew up as a military brat, and attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
In 2004, Massachusetts senator John Kerry who won the Democratic nomination for President of the United States narrowly lost to incumbent George W. Bush.

Democratic Party (United States)

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A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 until 2013.
John Kerry used the song during his 2004 presidential campaign and several Democratic Congressional candidates used it as a celebratory tune in 2006.

Forbes family

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His maternal extended family enjoyed great wealth as members of the Forbes and Dudley–Winthrop families.
Family members include businessman John Murray Forbes (1813 – 1898), part of the first generation who accumulated wealth, and politician John Forbes Kerry (born 1943).

Aurora, Colorado

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John Forbes Kerry was born on December 11, 1943, at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado.
In 1943 the hospital was the birthplace of 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

Yale University

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He graduated from Yale University in 1966 with a major in political science.
Yale-educated Presidents since the end of the Vietnam War include Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, and major-party nominees during this period include Hillary Clinton (2016), John Kerry (2004), Joseph Lieberman (Vice President, 2000), and Sargent Shriver (Vice President, 1972).

2002 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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Kerry was reelected to additional terms in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry won re-election to a fourth term against Libertarian Michael Cloud, with no Republican filing to run.

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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Securing an early return to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization, in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.
Scheduled speakers were John Kerry, Joe Kennedy, Rev. James Bevel, Mark Lane, Jane Fonda, and Sutherland.

Inauguration of Donald Trump

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Kerry retained the position until the end of Obama's second term on January 20, 2017.
Rex Tillerson, Trump's choice to succeed John Kerry as secretary of state, was in attendance, as well as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and National Security Advisor-designate Michael T. Flynn, and Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer, according to reporters in attendance at the event.

Swift Vets and POWs for Truth

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As the presidential campaign of 2004 developed, approximately 250 members of a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT, later renamed Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) opposed Kerry's campaign.
Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, formerly known as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), was a political group (527 group) of United States Swift boat veterans and former prisoners of war of the Vietnam War, formed during the 2004 presidential election campaign for the purpose of opposing John Kerry's candidacy for the presidency.

Michael Dukakis

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He served as Lieutenant Governor under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and was sworn in the following January.
Future United States Senator, 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee, and US Secretary of State John Kerry was elected lieutenant governor on the same ballot with Dukakis, and served in the Dukakis administration from 1983 to 1985.

Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

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In February 1972, Kerry's wife bought a house in Worcester, with Kerry intending to run against the 4th district's aging thirteen-term incumbent Democrat, Harold Donohue.

James Rassman

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James Rassmann, a Green Beret advisor who was aboard Kerry's PCF-94, was knocked overboard when, according to witnesses and the documentation of the event, a mine or rocket exploded close to the boat.
Now a resident of the U.S. state of Oregon, he has credited U.S. Senator John Kerry with having rescued him from the Bay Hap River on March 13, 1969.

New Hampshire

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Kerry grew up as a military brat, and attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The state supported Democrats Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Republican Party (United States)

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He was the Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential election, losing to Republican incumbent George W. Bush.
Unmarried and divorced women were far more likely to vote for John Kerry in 2004.