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OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline February 01, 2000 - 12:00pm
Polls Open February 01, 2000 - 06:00am
Polls Close July 01, 2000 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 2001 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 2005 - 12:00pm
Turnout 4.98% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last Modifiedev July 28, 2012 03:21pm
Data Sources
Description
Democratic Party in the second Clinton administration

The Democratic Party struggled to return to its majority status in Congress in the second Clinton administration. In the election of 1996, the party lost two Senate seats but gained eight House seats. The prospect of the mid-term election of 1998 appeared grim.

Meanwhile, Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr pressed forward with his investigation of Clinton. Starr had been appointed special prosecutor in mid-1994 and played a seminal role in the prosecution of Gov. Jim Guy Tucker in Arkansas. In early 1998, the investigation took an entirely new turn with the revelations of Linda Tripp that the President had had a relationship with an intern. Starr, whose performance had been considered non-partisan for three years, was criticized for expanding the inquiry. After weeks of media coverage and then the President's testimony, the Starr Report was issued on 9/9/1998. It stated that "President Clinton committed acts that may constitute grounds for an impeachment" but gave no recommendations for future action.

Republican Party leaders called for the President's impeachment, though they were aware they did not have the votes for removal. The mid-term election of 1998 thus provided the public an opportunity to give its opinion on whether to remove the President. The result was dramatic. Instead of losing additional seats in Congress, the Democrats gained five seats in the House and battled to a draw in the Senat

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1996
NameBill Clinton Votes47,402,357 (49.24%)
Term01/20/1997 - 01/20/2001 Margin8,203,602 (+8.52%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2000
NameAl Gore Votes50,999,897 (48.38%)
Term01/20/2001 - 01/20/2005 Margin543,895 (+0.52%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President - Popular Vote 11/07/2000
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

04/13/1999 01/27/2000

CANDIDATES
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Name Vice President Al Gore Sen. Bill Bradley Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Unpledged Angus Wheeler McDonald Randy Crow (W) Sen. John McCain
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Uncertified Votes10,626,568 (75.80%) 2,798,281 (19.96%) 323,014 (2.30%) 238,870 (1.70%) 19,374 (0.14%) 5,126 (0.04%) 3,320 (0.02%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,828,287 (-55.84%) -10,303,554 (-73.49%) -10,387,698 (-74.09%) -10,607,194 (-75.66%) -10,621,442 (-75.76%) -10,623,248 (-75.77%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]
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MATCHUP POLLS (2 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg63.16%-- 30.16%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
01/25/00-01/27/00
60.00% 6.0 27.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/13/99-04/14/99
54.00% -- 34.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
? Burt Bacharach [L]
D John
J Dr. Cynic
D Some say...
D COSDem
IndP 6921
FL Silver Dime
D Dodge Landesman
PRI José López Portillo [L]
Veg Thomas Walker
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Heather Anne Harder (W) M.S. "Steve" Forbes (W) Gov. George W. Bush Pat Price (W) Assistant Secretary Alan L. Keyes Charles Buckley Richard Jan Epstein
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Uncertified Votes1,550 (0.01%) 998 (0.01%) 827 (0.01%) 565 (0.00%) 424 (0.00%) 322 (0.00%) 192 (0.00%)
Margin-10,625,018 (-75.78%) -10,625,570 (-75.79%) -10,625,741 (-75.79%) -10,626,003 (-75.79%) -10,626,144 (-75.79%) -10,626,246 (-75.79%) -10,626,376 (-75.79%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website] [Website]
MATCHUP POLLS (2 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
01/25/00-01/27/00
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/13/99-04/14/99
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Oct 27, 1999 07:00pm Oct 27, 1999 07:00pm Debate 1st Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Dec 17, 1999 07:00pm Dec 17, 1999 07:00pm Debate 2d Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Dec 19, 1999 07:00pm Dec 19, 1999 07:00pm Debate 3d Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 05, 2000 07:00pm Jan 05, 2000 07:00pm Debate 4th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 08, 2000 07:00pm Jan 08, 2000 07:00pm Debate 5th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 17, 2000 07:00pm Jan 17, 2000 07:00pm Debate 6th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 27, 2000 07:40pm Jan 27, 2000 07:40pm Debate 7th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 21, 2000 07:00pm Feb 21, 2000 07:00pm Debate 8th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 01, 2000 07:00pm Mar 01, 2000 07:00pm Debate 9th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
00/00/2000 Bill Bradley TVAd Endorsement eng Michael Jordan endorsing Bill Bradley for President in the Democratic Primary 2000  00:00:33 Green Pigs 
00/00/1999 Bill Bradley TVAd Biography eng Bill Bradley For President Ad, 1999  00:00:30 Green Pigs 

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 08, 1999 07:00am Speech Bill Bradley Announces for President  Article Chronicler 
Jun 16, 1999 07:00am Speech Al Gore Announces for President  Article Chronicler 

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