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Presidental Election 2008

NATIONAL ELECTIONS

Q CURRENT ELECTION NEWS Q

Q CANDIDATES Q CAMPAIGN 2008 Q POLICY ISSUES Q

Q NEWS COVERAGE Q BACKGROUND-HISTORICAL INFORMATION Q CAMPAIGN FINANCING Q

Q ELECTIONS AND VOTING Q PRINT RESOURCES Q SELECTED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT RESOURCES Q

 

ALABAMA ELECTIONS

Q CANDIDATES Q CAMPAIGN 2008 Q POLICY ISSUES Q

Q NEWS COVERAGE Q BACKGROUND-HISTORICAL INFORMATION Q POLITICAL PARTIES Q

Q ELECTIONS AND VOTING Q PRINT RESOURCES Q

 

MOBILE, ALABAMA ELECTIONS

Q CAMPAIGN 2008 Q NEWS COVERAGE Q BACKGROUND-HISTORICAL INFORMATION Q

Q POLITICAL PARTIES Q NEWS COVERAGE Q PRINT RESOURCES Q

 

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NATIONAL ELECTIONS

CANDIDATES

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Joseph Biden

(Vice-President Nominee)

Q Blog Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Hillary Clinton

(no longer running)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q

Q YouTube Q

Christopher Dodd

(no longer running)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

John Edwards

(no longer running)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q

Q YouTube Q

Mike Gravel

(no longer running)

Q Forums Q News Alerts Q Issues Q MySpace Q Facebook Q YouTube Q

Dennis Kucinich

(no longer running)

Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Barack Obama

(Democratic Nominee)

Q Blog Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Bill Richardson

(no longer running)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

   

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Rudy Giuliani

(no longer running)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q Coalitions Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q

Q YouTube Q

Mike Huckabee

(no longer running)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Duncan Hunter

(no longer running)

Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

 John McCain

(Republican Nominee)

Q Blog Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Ron Paul

(no longer running)

Q News Alerts Q Issues Q States Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Mitt Romney

(no longer running)

Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q YouTube Q

Fred Thompson

(no longer running)

Q News Alerts Q Issues Q Multimedia Q MySpace Q Facebook Q Flickr Q

 

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CAMPAIGN 2008

Campaign 2008, Council of Foreign Relations - A non-partisan resource for information and analysis.

Congress.org/Canidates & Background Information - 2008 Election Map and the Election 2008 Presidential Candidates.

Election 2008, State Department Foreign Press Center

Facts for Features: The 2008 Presidential Election - A special edition form the U.S. Census Bureau's Newsroom.

The Green Papers, 2008 General Election - The 2008 Primary, Runoff and General Elections.

Politics Online: Presidential Election 2008 - Contains news, tools and strategies.

PresidentialElection.com - Non-partisan 2008 Presidential Election information and directory including Government, State, and local election information. Our promise is to create a more educated voter and a more responsible government by providing accurate information that is available anywhere in the world.

United State Presidential Election of 2008, Wikipedia

 

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POLICY ISSUES

The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electorial Behavior - The Guide provides immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics over time. It serves as a resource for political observers, policy makers, and journalists, teachers, students, and social scientists.

Americans for Informed Democracy - Leaders of tomorrow creating change today.

CNN Election Center 2008 - Campaign Issues

FactCheck.org - Holding Politicians Accountable.

Issue Coverage Tracker - Washington Post

Canidates on the Issues, Guide to the 2008 Election - America.gov perspective.

The Gallup Organization

Public Agenda Online - A non-partisan opinion research and civic engagement organization helping Americans explore and understand critical issues since 1975.

Public Citizen - Protecting health, safety, and democracy.

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

 

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NEWS COVERAGE

Boston Herald: 2008 Campaign

C-SPAN's Campaign Network

CNN: Election Center 2008

The Caucus, New York Times

Campaign '08 CBS News

Election 2008, National Public Radio (NPR)

Freedom Forum Online

Health '08, Henry Kaiser Family Foundation

The Patriot Post: The Conservative Journal of Record

Politico: Campaign 2008

PolitiFact.com, St. Petersburg Times & CQ

The Trail: a Daily Diary of Campaign 2008, Washington Post

U.S. News and World Report: Campaign 2008

Wallstreet Journal 2008 Campaign Page

Washington Post 2008 Campaign

White House for Sale, Public Citizen

Yahoo! Election News

You Decide 2008: Fox News

residental Election Information and Directory including Government, State and Local Election Information.

The National Commission on Federal Election Reform, Final Report, August 2001 - To Assure Pride and Confidence in the Electorial Process.

National Political Index - Provides an index of substantive political information for voters, political activists, political consultants, lobbyists, politicians, academicians and media editors.

A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825 -

Presidential Firsts & Facts - Compiled by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Qualifications for the Office of President, Wikisource - Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.

The Record of American Democracy, 1884 - 1990

State of the Union Address, Years 1996 - 2007 - A collection of online released State of the Union Addresses by President George W. Bush and former President William Clinton.

U.S. Presidential Election Maps, 1860 - 1996, University of Virginia Library - Arranged by Percent of Popular Votes and Electorial Votes Distribution and Totals.

United States Presidential Elections, HistoryCentral.com, 1789 - 2008 - History of Presidential Elections, How Election Works, Nominations, Disputed Elections, Conventions, Campaigns, etc.

The White House: Current President, George Bush - Website of the current President, George W. Bush.

 

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Brennan Center Campaign Finance , Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Brookings Insititution Campaing Finance

Campaign Finance Information Center

CampaignMoney.com - CampaignMoney.com is a unique website that lets you see for yourself the hidden world of American political campaigns. CampaignMoney.com is your door key to inside politics, American politics. Incidentally, you can check on people you know to see if and how they help finance these campaigns.

Hoover Institution Public Policy Inquiry: Campaign Finance

National Institute on Money in State Politics

Open Secrets - 2008 Presidential Fundrasing.

Public Campaign - Clean money, Clean Election.

Tax Information for Political Organizations, Internal Revenue Service

U.S. Federal Election Commission

 

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ELECTIONS AND VOTING

Center for Voting and Democracy - Founded in 1992 and operating for many years as the Center for Voting and Democracy, FairVote is the leading national organization acting to transform our elections to achieve secure and universal access to participation, a full spectrum of meaningful choices and majority rule with fair representation and a voice for all.

ElectionOnline, Election Reform Information Project - a project of the Pew Center on the States, is the nation’s only nonpartisan, non-advocacy website providing up-to-the-minute news and analysis on election reform.

Guide to the 2008 Election - America.gov overview of the election.

Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet - The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) is part of the Graduate School of Political Management of The George Washington University. Its mission is to promote the use of the Internet and new communication technologies in politics to enhance democratic values, encourage citizen participation and improve governance, at home and abroad; in short, to “democratize democracy.”

U.S. Electorial College, National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. Federal Election Commission

Vote for Me: Politics in America - VOTE FOR ME is not a high-school civics lesson. Politics, as one veteran campaigner puts it, is "show business for ugly people", and the series assembles a cast of political stars and wannabes as colorful and diverse as America itself.

Voting and Elections, USA Gov - - Official Information and Services from the US Government.

Voting and Registration, U.S. Census Bureau - Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics is collected for the nation in November of congressional and presidential election years in the Current Population Survey (CPS).

 

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PRINT RESOURCES

CQ’s politics in America; Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c1999-; 2008

- Library Ready Reference; JK 1012 .P64.

Congressional district data book / U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1961-;

- Government Documents Bookshelves; C 3.134/2: C 76/.

Congressional Quarterly’s guide to the presidency / Michael Nelson, editor; Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly Inc., c1989;

- Library Reference; JK 516 .C57 1989.

Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to U.S. elections; Washington : CQ, c2001;

- Library Reference; JK 1967 .C66 2001.

Congressional roll call; Washington : Congressional Quarterly, inc.;

- Library Reference; JK 1 .C6635.

The electoral politics dictionary / Peter G. Renstrom, Chester B. Rogers; Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio, c1989;ana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The pursuit of the White House : a handbook of presidential election statistics and history / G. Scott Thomas; New York : Greenwood Press, 1987;

- Library Bookstacks; JK 524 .T44 1987.

A statistical history of the American electorate / Jerrold G. Rusk;

- Library Reference; JK 1967 .R87 2001.

U.S. Election System / edited by Paul McCaffrey ; editorial advisor, Lynn M. Messina; New York : H.W. Wilson, 2004;

-Library Bookstacks; JK 1976 .U217 2004.

United States presidential primary elections, 1968-1996 : a handbook of election statistics / Rhodes Cook; Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2000;

- Library Reference; JK 522 .C66 2000.

 

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SELECTED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS RESOURCES

Alternative Fuels

Economy

Housing and Mortgage Crisis

Immigration Reform/Border Security / Illegal Immigration

Oil Supply and Dependence

Rising Gas Prices

 

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 ALABAMA ELECTIONS

 

CANDIDATES

Running for the U.S.Senate - Alabama:

Jeff Sessions, United States Senator, Alabama (R) - Incumbent

Johnny Swanson III (D)

Vivian Davis Figures (D)

 

Running for the U.S. House of Representatives - Alabama:

District 1:

Jo Bonner (R) - Incumbent

Benjamin Lodmell (D)

Johnny Swanson III (D)

District 2:

Cendie Crawley (D)

Terry Everett (R) - Incumbent (not running again)

David Grimes (R)

Jay K. Love (R)

Harri Ann Smith (R)

Terry Spicer (D)

District 3:

Mark Layfield (Independent)

Greg Pierce (D)

Mike Rogers(R) - Incumbent

District 4:

Robert Aderholt (R) - Incumbent

Greg Warren (D)

District 5:

Robert Cramer (D) - Incumbent

Ray McKee (R)

District 6:

Spencer Bachus - Incumbent

District 7:

Aurtur Davis - Incumbent

 

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CAMPAIGN 2008

2008 Election Information, Alabama Secretary of State

Alabama Election 2008, PurePolitics.com

Alabama State Elections 2008

 

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POLICY ISSUES

Alabama Campaign Finances , Government Records, Alabama Secretary of State

The Alabama Moderate

The Birmingham Terminal

Doc’s Political Parlor

Red State Diaries

 

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NEWS COVERAGE

Alabama Live

Alabama Public Television

Andalusia Star News

Anniston Star

Birmingham News

Birmingham Post Herald

Cullman Times

Dothan Eagle

Enterprise Ledger

Florence Times Daily

Fort Payne Times Journal

Gadsden Times

Hartselle Enquirer

Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle

Lanett Valley Times

Mobile Register

Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery Independent

Opelika-Auburn News

Oxford Independent

Scottsboro Daily Sentinel

Selma Times-Journal

Talladega Daily Home

Troy Messenger

Tuscaloosa News

Voter News Network

 

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Alabama Election Law, Attorney General - A simple summary of Alabama Election Law.

Alabama Elections, Wikipedia - A general collection of links concerning previous Alabama Elections.

Alabama Secretary of State, Elections Division - The main elections website provided by the Alabama Secretary of State, Beth Chapman.

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Candidate Filing Guide - If you want to run for an office in the state of Alabama, this guide will help you do it.

Capital Impact, The Government Gateway - The Alabama section of the Government Gateway.

Elections by the People, Alabama Constitution - Election details according to the Constitution of 1865; Article VIII, Elections by the People.

Guide to the Alabama Elections Collection, Auburn University at Montgomery, Archives and Special Collections - This collection contains information relating to state and local elections in Alabama from 1936 through 1976. Elections include general and primary contests for each party. Data on voter registration by race (1968) and election results for state and local offices, as well as presidential preference votes are included.

Voting and Elections, Alabama.gov - General Alabama Election Information located at the State of Alabama website.

 

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POLITICAL PARTIES

Alabama Constitution Party

Alabama Democratic Party

Alabama Green Party

Alabama Libertarian Party

Alabama Reform Party

Alabama Republican Party

 

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ELECTIONS AND VOTING

Alabama College Democrats

Alabama Democratic Conference

Alabama Democratic Party Voter Registration Page

Find your Alabama Legislature Representative

VoteAL.org

Young Professional Republican Federation of Alabama

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PRINT RESOURCES

Alabama and the 1976 Presidential Election/ Willam H. Stewart, Jr.;

- Lib Circ desk; JK 196 .A2 S73.

Alabama Government Manual/University, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama;

- Library Reference; JK 4531 .A4.

Alabama State Constitution; A Reference Guide/William Stewart;

- Library Reference; KFA 401 1901 .A6 S74 1994.

Ethics in Alabama State Government/Coleman B. Ransone, Jr.;

- Lib Circ Desk; JK 4545 .R36.

Government and Alcohol; the ABC system in Alabama/Willam Stewart;

- Library Circ Desk; HV 5079 .A2 S77.

Southern Elections: County and Precinct Data, 1950-1972/Numan Bartley;

- Library Reference; JK 1967 .B37.

Southern Primaries and Elections, 1929-1949/Alexander Heard;

- Library Bookstacks; JK 1967 .H4.

The Unsolid South: Voting Behavior of Southern Senators, 1947-1960/ Hubert Fowler;

- Library Bookstacks; JK 1161 .F68.

 

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MOBILE, AL ELECTIONS

 

CAMPAIGN 2008

2008 Municipal Elections Calendar

EarlyVotingDay.com

Mobile County Election News

Mobile Country Probate Court, Canidates

Mobile County Probate Court, Elections

Mobile County Probate Court, Information

Mobile County Probate Court, Voters

Mobile County Voter Information

Mobile County Voter Registation Card

Municipal Election Dates

Offices Up for Election 2008

Quick-Start Guide to Voting in Mobile, AL

Quick-Start Guide to Voting with Automark in Mobile, AL

 

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NEWS COVERAGE

CBS News 5 WKRG

Fox 10 News

Lagniappe

Mobile Register

NBC News 15 WPMI

News Radio 710 WNTM

 

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Alabama Association of County Commissions

Alabama League of Municipalities

Alabama Voter Complaint Form

Application for Absentee Voter, Mobile

Find Current Representatives

Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Mobile County Voting Center List

Mobile County Voter Registration

Mobile Municipal Code

Municipalities Election Manual

National Association of Counties

2008 Municipalities Election Manual: Addendum 1

 

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POLITICAL PARTIES

Mobile County Democratic Party

Mobile County Probate Court, Sample Ballot

Mobile County Republican Party

 

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PRINT RESOURCES

An Analysis of Voting Patterns in Mobile, Alabama, 1948-1970/ James Voyles;

- USA Archives at Springhill Ave Campus; JK 4595 .V6 1973b.

League of Women Voters of Alabama Mobile Chapter,

- USA Archives at Springhill Ave Campus, C37.

The Making of a Black Mayor: A Study of Campaign Organization, Strategies, and Techniques in Prichard, Alabama/ John Dean;

- USA Archives at Springhill Ave Campus, Reference Collection; JS 1319 .P683 A83.

A Manual for Alabama County Commissioners/James Thomas;

- Lib Circ Desk; JS 451 .A25 T48.

Municipal Government and Administration in Alabama/Weldon Cooper;

- Lib Circ Desk; JS 451 .A25 C6.

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