2012 Presidential Nominees



Democratic Nominees

President: President Barack Obama
Born in Honolulu, HI, August 4, 1961; BA, Political Science, Columbia University, 1983; JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1991; Financial Analyst, 1983-84; Director, Developing Communities Project, 1985-88; Executive Director, Illinois Project Vote, 1992; Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1993-2004; Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004; Senator, United States Senate, 2005-2008; President, United States of America, 2009-Present.

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Vice President: Vice President Joe Biden
Born in Scranton, PA on Nov. 20, 1942; BA University of Delaware, 1965; JD, Syracuse University., 1968; adjunct professor, Widener Univ. School of Law, 1991-present; councilmember, New Castle County Council 1970-1972, candidate, U.S. President, 1988 and 2008; Senator, U.S. Senate, 1973 – 2008;  President, United States Senate, 2009-Present; Vice President, United States of America, 2009-Present.

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Republican Nominees

President: Governor Mitt Romney (MA)
Born in Detriot, MI, March 12, 1947; BA, Brigham Young University, 1971; MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975; JD, Harvard Law School, 1975; President/Chief Executive Officer, Salt Lake Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, 1999-2002; Chief Executive Officer/Chair, Bain and Company, Incorporated, 1991-1993; Vice President, Bain and Company, Incorporated, 1978-1984; Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Managing Partner, Bain Capital, Incorporated; Candidate, United States Senate, 1994; Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2002-2006; Candidate, United States President, 2008.

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Vice President: Congressman Paul Ryan (WI-1)
Born in Janesville, WI, January 29, 1970; BA, Economics/Political Science, Miami University, 1992; Economic Policy Analyst; Speechwriter, Jack Kemp Vice Presidential Campaign; Speechwriter, Office of the Director of National Drug Control Policy Bill Bennett; President, Ryan Incorporated; Legislative Director, United States Senate; Staff, Office of Senator Bob Kasten, United States Senate; Representative, United States House of Representative,1998-present.

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