Monday, February 12, 2007

Presidential Asperations

There isn't a presidential election until November of 2008, but if you watch the news you may be forgiven for thinking the election was this November. Add into that the various levels of declaring a run starting with the plan to form an exploratory committee to the actual declaration of an intent to run and you can be forgiven for being confused.

The various declarations can all be found by searching the Federal Election Commission's Campaign and Finance Reports database. You could also check out the top requested data page for 2008 filings (warning this page hasn't been updated since 2/5/07 and a few candidates have declared since then).

If you want to know more about the various levels of declarations check out the NPR story "Declaring for President is a Dance of the Seven Veils."

Want to know more about Elections? Check out the library's guide.

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