Special Sub-Topic: Famous Democrats
|He served as a chief strategist for the Clinton-Gore 1992 campaign, as well as playing a role in the campaign of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He is married to Vice President Dick Cheney aide Mary Matalin.|
James Carville. James Carville hails from Louisiana.
|She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, but her campaign was under suspicion of voter fraud for quite a long time. It wasn't until the summer of 1997 that she was cleared of any wrong doing.|
Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu's election was challenged by her Republican opponent Woody Jenkins. After months of investigation, Landrieu was cleared.
|He won six Distinguished Flying Crosses and flew 59 combat missions in World War II, and he was the first American man to orbit the earth. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974.|
John Glenn. Senator John Glenn retired in 1998, the same year he returned to space for a 9 day mission to study the effects of weightlessness on senior citizens.
|He was first elected governor of New York in 1982, and was re-elected twice before losing in 1994 to George Pataki. His son, Andrew, served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton.|
Mario Cuomo. Mario Cuomo, a big baseball fan, can be seen in Ken Burns' documentary "Baseball."
|She was first elected to Congress in 1964 and was a major driving force behind the "Title IX" non-discrimination law. |
Patsy Mink. Patsy Mink was 74 at the time of her death on September 28, 2002.
|He was first elected to the U.S. House from South Dakota in 1978 where he served until he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. In June 2001 he became the Majority Leader of the Senate when Senator James Jeffords left the Republican party to become an Independent.|
Tom Daschle. Daschle has a Bachelor's in Political Science from South Dakota State University.
|He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988, but ran successfully for vice-president in 1992 and again in 1996. In 2000 he was the Democratic party nominee for president, but lost in the electoral college.|
Al Gore. Al Gore was the driving force behind the creation of the Internet, as well as being the inspiration for "Love Story." Just kidding!
|He served as Jimmy Carter's Vice President from 1977 to 1981. He then became the Democrats' presidential nominee in 1984 but only managed to win 13 electoral votes. |
Walter Mondale. Mondale returned to politics briefly in 2002 when he accepted the offer to run for the United States Senate after the tragic death of Senator Paul Wellstone. Mondale lost the election to former St. Paul mayor Norm Coleman.
|This Democrat was the first president to be impeached, and narrowly missed being convicted in the Senate and removed from office.|
Andrew Johnson. Andrew Johnson had some pretty strong enemies in the Congress who did not care for his administration. Johnson's impeachment was political and had nothing to do with any moral or legal wrongdoing on his part.
|He was the only U.S. President to be elected four times, though he only served a few months of his fourth term before he died in April of 1945.|
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt's New Deal programs made him the hero of many Americans, not just Democrats.
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