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Democratic Party

US Senator John Kerry
Presidential Nominee
US Senator John Edwards
Vice Presidential Nominee

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Senator John Kerry became a national political firgure in the 1970's, when he was one of the organizers of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. A war hero himself, his called the Vietnam War a "mistake" and demanded that the US leave Vietnam. As a Senator, he has supported free trade. He led the floor fight for permanent normal trade relations with China and sponsored a bill to commit $100 million per year to a fund to fight AIDS in Africa. He has won the support of most labor and environmental groups.

He also supports:
  • a woman's personal right to choose whether to have an abortion
  • President Bush's War on Terrorism
  • Restoring the Bush cuts to the Clean Air Act
  • Increasing use of solar and wind power
  • Some increased restrictions on guns and firearms, such as limits on sales of guns at gun shows
  • Earned legalization of status for illegal immigrants to the US who work and pass a background check with amnesty for any illegals in the US for more than 5 or 6 years
  • Repeal of part of President Bush's tax cuts to help pay down the deficit
  • A continued but declining American presence in Iraq until multi-national organizations are prepared to provide the needed stability
He opposes:
  • Same sex marriage
  • Unilateralism in international affairs, favoring a multilateral approach with international institutions like the United Nations and with America's traditional allies
  • The increased trade embargo with Cuba
  • Limitations on welfare benefits for the children of legal immigrants

Presidential Candidates

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George Bush
Republican Party
George W. Bush
President of US
John Kerry
Democratic Party
John Kerry
US Senator
Ralph Nader
Independent/Reform Party
Ralph Nader
Consumer advocate,
Gene Amondson
Prohibition Party
Gene Amondson
Painter, minister
Michael Badnarik
Libertarian Party
Michael Badnarik
Computer consultant
Walt Brown
Socialist Party USA
Walt Brown
Attorney, law professor
Roger Calero
Socialist Workers Party
Róger Calero
Newspaper editor
David Cobb
Green Party
David Cobb
Charles Jay
Personal Choice Party
Charles Jay
Publisher, gambling
John Parker
Workers World Party
John Parker
Communist political
Leonard Peltier
Peace & Freedom Party
Leonard Peltier
Imprisoned Native
American political activist
Michael Peroutka
Constitution Party
Michael Peroutka
Health plans analyst
Diane Templin
American Party
Diane Templin
Attorney, real estate
Bill Van Auken
Socialist Equality Party
Bill Van Auken