Joe Biden

Candidate status: Dropped out January 3, 2008
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 31, 2007

States won: None

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Current job: U.S. senator from Delaware
Birth date: November 20, 1942; Scranton, Pennsylvania

Family: Married Jill Tracy Jacobs (1977-present); Neila Hunter (1966-1972, died). Children: Joseph "Beau"; Robert; Amy (1971-1972); Ashley (1981). Five grandchildren.

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: University of Delaware, B.A., 1965; Syracuse University, J.D., 1968

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In Their Own Words

This is not about experience. It's not about change. It's about action. Who among us is going to be able to, on Day 1, step in and end the war?
-- at the November 15 CNN Democratic debate
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Some supporters, who may have also contributed to other candidates, include:
John Tyson, CEO and chair of Tyson Foods
Donated $2,300
John Tyson
Jim Lindsey, former NFL player, head of an Arkansas real estate firm
Donated $2,300
Warren Stephens, CEO and chair of Stephens investment bank
Donated $2,300
Steven Reinemund, executive chairman of Pepsi
Donated $2,300
American Trucking Association, trade group
Hosted a March 29, 2007, Washington fundraiser for Huckabee
Scott Ford, president and CEO of Alltel
Donated $2,300
* Money figures are according to FEC
Some of the top and notable advisers, according to the campaigns and/or media reports.
John "Chip" Saltsman, campaign manager
Senior political advisor for former Sen. Bill Frist's VOLPAC, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.
Kirsten A. Fedewa, communications consultant
Communications director and press secretary to the National Republican Governors Association, vice press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee, owns communications/strategy firm.
Alice Stewart, press secretary
Huckabee's gubernatorial press secretary, weekend anchor and reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, worked at several television stations in the South.
J. French Hill, finance chairman
Chairman and CEO of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. and a director of Delta Trust & Bank. Served as a special assistant to President George H.W. Bush for economic policy.
Eric Woolson, Iowa consultant
President and CEO of the media and government relations firm The Concept Works, communications director on then-Gov. George W. Bush's Iowa caucus campaign, communications director for Gov. Terry Branstad.
Dick Dresner, political consultant
Principle in the GOP consulting firm Dresner, Wickers & Associates, clients include former California Gov. Pete Wilson, Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords, Minn. Sen. Norm Coleman, Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns as well as Russian President Boris Yelstin, New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.
Gov. Mike Rounds, chairman of the National Steering Committee
South Dakota's governor since 2003
Gov. Mike Rounds
* Special Notes
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• 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
Joe Biden Fundraising
TOTAL as of 12/31/2007
Raised: $11,405,784
Spent: $9,538,686
Cash-on-Hand: $1,867,392
provided by FEC
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Biden on the Issues
Supports abortion rights.
Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Voted for use of military force in Iraq. Voted for war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to increase the number of American troops in Iraq. Proposes plan for Iraq that includes establishing three regions within the country, engaging Iraq's neighbors, and drawing-down troops by the end of 2007.
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. Supports using private accounts as a supplement to the program.
Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Opposed extending tax cuts through 2010. Proposed legislation to roll back some tax cuts for those making over $1 million a year.
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