John McCain 2008 presidential campaign

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The 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain, the longtime senior U.S.wikipedia
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John McCain

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The 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain, the longtime senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, was launched with an informal announcement on February 28, 2007 during a live taping of the Late Show with David Letterman, and formally launched at an event on April 25, 2007.
He secured the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, but lost the general election.

2008 New Hampshire Republican primary

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Towards the end of 2007, McCain began a resurgence, which was capped by his January 2008 wins in the New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries.

John Weaver (political consultant)

John Weaver
Davis was previously the campaign's chief executive, and had become campaign manager when John Weaver, McCain's chief aide, and Terry Nelson, his previous campaign manager, resigned on July 11, 2007.
John Weaver is an American political consultant best known for his work on the John McCain presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2008.

2008 South Carolina Republican primary

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Towards the end of 2007, McCain began a resurgence, which was capped by his January 2008 wins in the New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries.

Nicolle Wallace

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin was a senior policy adviser, Nicolas Muzin was medical advisor and Nicolle Wallace was senior adviser on message.
Wallace also served as a senior advisor for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Doug Holtz-Eakin
Douglas Holtz-Eakin was a senior policy adviser, Nicolas Muzin was medical advisor and Nicolle Wallace was senior adviser on message.
He was formerly an economics professor at Syracuse University, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, and chief economic policy adviser to Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

Sarah Palin

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After winning a majority of delegates in the Republican primaries of 2008, on August 29, leading up to the convention, McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate for Vice President.
On August 24, 2008, during a general strategy meeting, Steve Schmidt, and a few other senior advisers to the McCain campaign, discussed potential vice presidential picks with the consensus settling around Palin.

2000 United States presidential election

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He was well known for his military service (including years as a tortured POW) and competing in the 2000 presidential campaign, in which he won the New Hampshire primary before eventually losing the nomination to George W. Bush.
On February 28, McCain also referred to Rev. Jerry Falwell and televangelist Pat Robertson as "agents of intolerance", a term he would later distance himself from during his 2008 bid.

2008 Florida Republican primary

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Towards the end of 2007, McCain began a resurgence, which was capped by his January 2008 wins in the New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries.

Mark Salter

Other top staffers included McCain's former chief of staff Mark Salter and long-time political strategist Charlie Black who worked for Reagan, both Bushes and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.
During the John McCain presidential campaign, 2008 the Wall Street Journal wrote that "When it comes to Sen. McCain's image, Mr. Salter, 53 years old, is the campaign's chief creator, shaper and enforcer. For two decades, he has been the presumed Republican nominee's speechwriter, adviser and confidant."

2008 Wyoming Republican caucuses

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With different winners in Iowa and New Hampshire—and Mitt Romney taking the lower-profile Wyoming caucus—the January 15 Michigan primary loomed as an important battle, despite the state's delegation size being cut in half for holding the primary too early.

Bill Kristol

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Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol served as a foreign policy advisor.
He also served as a foreign policy advisor for Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.

Nicolas Muzin

Nick Muzin
Douglas Holtz-Eakin was a senior policy adviser, Nicolas Muzin was medical advisor and Nicolle Wallace was senior adviser on message.
He joined George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign as counsel for the Republican National Committee and served as a medical adviser for the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain.

2008 United States presidential election in Washington (state)

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February 9 saw voting in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state. On February 19, McCain continued his winning ways, picking up wins over Huckabee in the Wisconsin primary and the Washington state primary.

Carly Fiorina

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In an attempt to make up for his fundraising disadvantage in relation to the Democratic candidates, the campaign merged its resources with the Republican National Committee, and named former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina head of the "Victory 2008" committee charged with fundraising and Get Out The Vote efforts.
Fiorina was an adviser to Republican Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

2008 Kansas Republican caucuses

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February 9 saw voting in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state.

2008 Wisconsin Republican primary

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On February 19, McCain continued his winning ways, picking up wins over Huckabee in the Wisconsin primary and the Washington state primary.

Steve Schmidt

On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign.
Time's Michael Scherer, in an opinion piece from September 15, 2008, relating to Schmidt's involvement with John McCain's presidential campaign, stated that Schmidt, the "lord of outrage, has a long and prosperous career ahead of him".

2008 District of Columbia Republican primary

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Next up was the Potomac primary on February 12, with voting in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Ted Frank

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According to the book Game Change, on the weekend before John McCain made his vice-presidential pick, McCain's advisor Arthur Culvahouse asked attorney Ted Frank to prepare a written vetting report on Sarah Palin:
He wrote the vetting report of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin for the John McCain campaign in the 2008 presidential election.

Jill Hazelbaker

Jill Hazelbaker was the campaign's chief spokeswoman.
On December 21, 2006, Hazelbaker was hired to serve as New Hampshire communications director on the staff of John McCain, who became the Republican candidate for President in the 2008 election.

John McCain 2000 presidential campaign

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He made substantial overtures towards elements of the Republican base that had resisted his 2000 insurgency campaign.
When McCain ran for president again in 2008, South Carolina again proved crucial, in his battle with former Governors Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and former Senator Fred Thompson.

2008 Republican National Convention

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Five days later, at the 2008 Republican National Convention, McCain was formally selected as the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 2008 presidential election.

2008 Maryland Republican primary

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Next up was the Potomac primary on February 12, with voting in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

2008 Iowa Republican caucuses

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The first vote of the 2008 election season took place in the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2008.