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John Edwards

Candidate status: Dropped out January 30, 2008
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 3, 2007

States won: None

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Current job: Lawyer, former director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Birth date: June 10, 1953; Seneca, South Carolina

Family: Married Elizabeth Anania (1977-present); Children: Jack (2000); Emma Claire (1998); Catharine ("Cate") (1982); Wade (1979-1996)

Religion: Methodist

Education: North Carolina State University, B.S., 1974; University of North Carolina, J.D., 1977

Campaign Web site: johnedwards.com
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In Their Own Words

I am not holier than thou. I am not perfect by any means. But there are events in life that you learn from, and which remind you what this is really all about.
-- from speech on October 29, 2007
Video Highlights
Transcripts and Speeches
Supporters
Some supporters, who may have also contributed to other candidates, include:
Mario Batali
TV chef
Donated $1,000
Mario Batali
Peter Coyote
Actor
Donated $1,054
Peter Coyote
Seth Green
Actor
Donated $4,600
Seth Green
Sharon Lawrence
Actress
Donated $1,000
Skip Paul
head of IFILM.com
Attended March fundraiser in California
Mary Steenburgen
Actress
Donated $2,300
Mary Steenburgen
Ben Stiller
Actor
Donated $4,600
Ben Stiller
Oliver Stone
Director
Donated $500
Oliver Stone
Edie Wasserman
widow of movie executive Lew Wasserman
Attended March fundraiser in California
* Money figures are according to FEC
Advisers
Some of the top and notable advisers, according to the campaigns and/or media reports.
David Bonior
Campaign manager
A former U.S. representative from Michigan and Democratic House whip
David Bonior
Jonathan Prince
Deputy campaign manager
Deputy campaign manager on Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign
Nick Baldick
Senior adviser
Campaign manager for Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign
Kate Michelman
Senior adviser
President of NARAL Pro-Choice America for 20 years
Kate Michelman
David Ginsberg,
Senior adviser for communications
Senior communications official on Edwards and Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign
Joe Trippi
Senior adviser
Served as national campaign manager on former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's presidential campaign.
Joe Trippi
* Special Notes
• Delegate counts represent CNN's most recent estimate for each candidate. For Democrats, the figures include pledged delegates and superdelegates. For Republicans, the figures include pledged delegates and unpledged RNC member delegates. There are currently 4,234 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,409 pledged delegates and 825 superdelegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,118. There are currently 2,380 total delegates to the Republican National Convention, including 1,917 pledged delegates and 463 unpledged delegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 1,191. More about the delegate selection process
• Needed to Win: This refers to the total number of delegate votes needed by a candidate to win the party's nomination.
• States won: This refers to CNN's projected winner for each race until a final result has been determined. How CNN projects winners
John Edwards Fundraising
TOTAL as of 12/31/2007
Raised: $44,259,386
Spent: $36,468,928
Cash-on-Hand: $7,790,457
provided by FEC
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Edwards on the Issues
Abortion
Supports abortion rights.
Immigration
Supports legal status and citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Calls for working with Mexico to better control the border and stop illegal trafficking.
Iraq
Voted for use of military force in Iraq, but now says that was a "mistake." Supported war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq.
Same-sex marriage
Opposes same-sex marriage. Opposes a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Social Security
Opposes Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts.
Taxes
Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Supports eliminating tax cuts for oil companies and the wealthiest Americans.
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