Elections 2008

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Elections 2008

Bio of McCain


Born Aug 29, 1936


1954
-
Graduated from
Episcopal High School


1958
-
Graduated from the
Naval Academy


165
-
Married Carol Shepp


1967
-
Deployed to
Vietnam, shot down,
became a POW


1973
-
Released from the
POW camp


Bio of McCain


1973
-
4
-
Attended National War College


1977
-
Began 3 years in the Navy’s
Senate liaison office


1980
-
Divorced Carol, married Cindy
Hensley, moved to Arizona


1981
-
Retires from the Navy, takes job
with father in law’s beer business


1982
-
elected to congress


1986
-
elected to the US senate



Bio of McCain


1991
-
Exonerated in the Charles Keating Case


1999
-
Wrote 1
st

memoir, Faith of My Fathers,
followed by 3 more books in later years


2000
-
Ended unsuccessful run for the GOP
president nomination, surgery for 2 malignant
melanomas


2008
-
Nominated for President by republican
Party


Bio of Barack Obama


August 4, 1961 born in
Hawaii


1979
-
Graduated from
Punahou School,
Honolulu


1983
-
received BA from
Columbia, began work at
Business International
Corp.


1984
-
Went to New York
Public Interest Research
Group


1985
-
Became a Chicago
community organizer


Bio of Obama


1988
-
entered Harvard Law School


1990
-
Became president of the Harvard
Law Review


1991
-
Lectured at the University of
Chicago Law School


1992
-
Married Michelle Robinson


1993
-
Became an associate at Davis,
Miner Barnhill and Galland law firm


1995
-
Pubished Dreams from my father

Bio of Obama


2000
-
Unsuccessfully ran for Congress


2004
-
Elected to the US Senate


2006
-
Published The Audacity of Hope


2007
-
Announced candidacy for
President


2008
-
Became the Democratic nominee
for president


Issues/Economy/McCain


McCain
-
wants to make permanent all 2001 and
2003 cuts in income and investment taxes


Enlarge child tax credit


Double over time the dependent exemption
from 3,500 to 7,000


Wants to cut corporate income tax from 35 % to
25%


Wants to balance the federal budget by the end
of 2012 by higher economic growth and less
spending


Wants the US Treasury to refinance bad
mortgages to the tune of 300 billion

Issues/Economy/Obama


Obama
-
wants to grow the economic pie


Wants the federal government to pay to boost
job creation and incomes


Wants to spend 600 billion over the next 10
years on infrastructure upgrades


Wants to create jobs from the bottom up


Pushing for a stimulus plan, which is a
combination of rebates, expanded
unemployment insurance and aid to states


Supported the economic bail out of banks

Issues/Iraq/McCain


McCain
-
early advocate of the surge
strategy


Remains convinced that Iraq is pivotal in
fighting Islamic terrorists


Wants more troops to Afghanistan

Issues/Iraq/Obama


Obama states that Afghanistan should
be priority # 1


States that Iraq was never the central
front in the war on terrorism and has
called for withdrawing US combat troops
with 16 months of taking office, leaving
60,000 troops behind for support
missions

Issues/Energy/McCain


McCain now favors increase in domestic
drilling


Believes that government support should
be limited to research and development
and that consumers should be the ones
to pick the winners and loser In the
energy industry


Proponent of Nuclear energy


Wants to build 45 new reactors by 2030



Issues/Energy/Obama


Obama is cool on the idea of expanding
domestic offshore drilling, has said he
would consider limited new drilling


Supports solar energy and wind energy


Proposed 150 billion to advance new
renewable technologies

Issues/Social Policy/McCain


McCain is an opponent of Roe v. Wade


Abortion should be legal in cases of rape
and incest and to protect the life of the
mother


Supports state level initiatives to ban gay
marriage

Issues/Social Policy/Obama


Obama is a supporter of a woman’s right
to choose to have an abortion


Stated that same sex couples should be
able to enter into civil unions with all the
legal benefits of marriage, but believes
that marriage should be defined as a
union of a man and a woman

Issues/Health Care/McCain


McCain would end income tax break that
workers currently receive on their health care
benefits


Would provide tax credits of 2,500 for
individuals and 5,000 to families to buy
coverage on their own


People denied coverage because preexisting
conditions could buy insurance through
federally supported Guaranteed Access plans
with financial assistance available

Issues/Health Care/Obama


Obama’s plan would require employers
to offer health insurance or contribute a
percentage of payroll to a public plan for
those without access to a public plan


Children would be required to have
coverage


No one would be denied coverage due
to a preexisting condition

Issues/Education/McCain


McCain would focus on standards and
accountability and choice


Wants to recruit highly qualified teachers in the
neediest communities


Let parents pick the best school for their child


Expand on line educational opportunities for
kids


Low income families would be given access to
tutors


He would provide funding for professional
development for teachers


Issues/Education/Obama


Obama would expand early childhood
education


He would reform and fund No Child Left Behind


He would reward highly qualified teachers


Expand after school and summer learning
opportunities


Would create a 4,000 American Opportunity
Tax Credit


Would expand financial aid to make higher
education affordable for all

Vice President


Sarah Palin
-
Govenor
from Alaska


Vice President


Joe Biden
-
Senator
from Delaware


Websites


http://www.johnmccain.com


http://www.barackobama.com

MN Senate Seat


Norm Coleman
-
R


St. Paul


BA from Hofstra


JD University of Iowa


Former St. Paul
Mayor


MN Senate


Al Franken
-
D


Minneapolis


SNL/Writer/Radio
host


Harvard


MN Senate


Dean Barkley
-
I


Plymouth


Attorney


BA
-
University of MN


JD University of MN
law School


Coleman


Wants to reduce cost at the pump and
the rise in food prices


All in domestic energy program


Expand environmentally responsible
drilling


Invent in clean coal technology


Expand nuclear energy


Supports leaving Iraq when it is stable

Franken


Believes the US has been tied to the oil
economy for too long


Wants to shift to renewable and alternate
energy


Invest in energy efficiency


Believes that our commitment to Iraq is
not open ended


Set a responsible timeline to leave Iraq


Barkley


Thinks much of the economic problems can be
traced to deficit spending and trade deficit


Says stop spending more money than you have


Thinks the government has misled the nation
regarding the war in Iraq


Real war on terror should be fought in
Afghanistan and Pakistan


We broke Iraq it is our responsibility to fix it

websites


http://www.colemanforsenate.com


http://www.alfranken.com


http://www.senatorbarkley.com

House Dist 1


Brain Davis
-
R


Rochester


Doctor


BS Nuclear
engineering U of
Illinois


MS Mechanical
Engineering MIT


MD from University
of Illinois


Dist 1


Tim Walz
-
D


Mankato


Teacher/Rep


Bachelors Degree
Chadron State


Masters Ed
leadership


Davis


Let moratorium on offshore oil drilling to
expire


Open up the Artic National Wildlife
Refuge to drilling


Support the elected government in Iraq


Will listen to solutions about Iraq

Walz


Supported Economic stimulus package


States has introduced legislation that will
provide tax cuts to 61 million middle class
Americans


Wants to expand domestic drilling


Invest 1 trillion in renewable fuels research and
conservation


Opposes the war in Iraq


Wants to bring home the troops in a responsible
way


Websites


http://www.briandavisforcongress.com


http://www.timwalz.org