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Campaign 2008

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Updated October 06, 2012

Key Points

  • This was the 56th quadrennial presidential election.
  • The 2008 presidential election took place on November 4, 2008.
  • Barack Obama was the younger of the two candidates and a US Senator from Illinois.
  • John McCain was a US Senator from Arizona.
  • Domestic policy and the economy emerged as the main themes in the last few months of the election campaign.

Candidates

All 2008 Democratic Candidates

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Barack Obama

2008 Republican Candidates:

  • Mitt Romney
  • John McCain
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Ron Paul

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    Outcome

    Barack Obama enjoyed a decisive victory over John McCain in both the electoral and popular vote. Additionally, he received the most votes for a presidential candidate in American history.
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