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I just Sent out the update E-mails for V4


replace "Bussiness tax" with "Stem Cell"

Fix Huckabee and Ohama Charisma and Exp

New endorser: International Association of Fire Fighters, National Education Association, Americans for Tax Reform, Minuteman Project, Club for Growth, Human Rights Campaign,

New State by State Endorser: Senator!

Endorser took out: President Ford

Fix President Clinton Endorsement so it more likely to go Hillary Clinton

New Pic: Al Gore, Brack Obama, Evan Bayh, George Pataki, Mike Hukabee.

New Candidate: Sam Brownback.

Fix Vilsack PIP

Kerry Position Fixed

New pirmaries dates cause there been a slight change in some of the states dates

Democratic primaries and caucuses

* January 14, 2008 - Iowa

* January 19, 2008 - Nevada

* January 22, 2008 - New Hampshire

* January 29, 2008 - South Carolina

* February 5, 2008 - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri

* February 12, 2008 - District of Columbia, Tennessee, Virginia

* February 19, 2008 - Wisconsin

* February 26, 2008 - Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey

* March 4, 2008 - Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming

* March 7, 2008 - Colorado, Utah

* March 8, 2008 - Kansas

* March 11, 2008 - Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas

* March 18, 2008 - Illinois, Oregon

* April 1, 2008 - Pennsylvania, Alaska

* May 6, 2008 - Indiana, North Carolina

* May 13, 2008 - Nebraska, West Virginia

* May 20, 2008 - Kentucky

* May 27, 2008 - Washington

* June 3, 2008 - Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, California

Republican primaries and caucuses

* January 21, 2008 - Iowa

* January 28, 2008 - New Hampshire

* February 5, 2008 - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Florida, Michigan, Delaware

* February 12, 2008 - Tennessee, District of Columbia

* February 9 - Louisiana

* February 19, 2008 - Minnesota, Wisconsin

* February 26, 2008 - New Jersey

* March 4, 2008 - Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maine

* March 11, 2008 - Mississippi, Texas, Washington

* March 18, 2008 - Illinois

* April 15, 2008 - Colorado

* April 26, 2008 - Kansas, Nevada

* May 6, 2008 - Indiana, Alaska

* May 10, 2008 - Wyoming

* May 13, 2008 - Nebraska

* May 20, 2008 - Kentucky, Oregon

* May 27, 2008 - Idaho

* June 3, 2008 - South Dakota, California

* June 6, 2008 - Hawaii, Virginia

* June 9, 2008 - Montana

Things to come in V5

Delagates counts to be fixs

Pirmaries to be added American Samoa, Democrats Abroad, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Looks good. It's still possible for a non Hillary candidate to win Bill's endorsement, though, which is just flat out impossible.

Something interesting to consider about endorsers: is it possible to make them conditional in their appearance? For example, if Al Gore is not running, his endorsement would be a big boost for a candidate. If he is running, clearly he wouldn't be endorsing anyone else, though.

Candidates still to add: Bill Richardson, Tommy Thompson, Chris Dodd, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich. All have expressed serious interest in running, although Richardson is the only one who could affect the overall outcome much.

Obama: I'd replace Rod Blagojevich on Obama's crusader list with his wife, Michelle Obama. She would be a strong campaigner for him, so I'd give her at least a power of 2. His issue familiarity should be higher than 2.

Giuliani: He will not have as much money as McCain, I can guarantee that. So far, he's done very little groundwork towards establishing his campaign and contacting donors. He obviously has New York contacts so he'll have some financing, but he simply does not have the national donor base that McCain does. At this point, it's looking doubtful that he'll even have more money than Mitt Romney. Overall, he's being very overrated in the game and in the media currently. At this point, he has to be considered a long shot to win the nomination.

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Looks great so far. To pick nits:

The Teamsters endorsement should probably be replaced with the Change to Win Coalition. That's the labor federation that's an alternative to the AFL-CIO; the Teamsters are a member, but they're smaller and seem less vocal than SEIU.

Bill Richardson is one of the more legitimate Democratic Presidential candidates. He's much more likely to win the nomination than Kerry or Vilsack.

I would guess that Tommy Thompson is a legitimate Republican candidate.

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You should get Sask to do the map.

Anyway, I assume you're planning to add Mike Gravel. These are close to his stances:

Abortion: C-L



Edu: L

Energy: L

Environment: L




Immigration: C

Iran: C

Iraq: C

Outsourcing: L

PT: Right



Unions: C-L

WoT: C-R

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