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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
TypeRepublican 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 6.90% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedPicimpalious November 16, 2011 09:40pm
Data SourcesFederal Election Commission
Description
Republican Party during the second Clinton Administration

The Republican Party maintained its control of Congress throughout the second Clinton administration. In the 1996 election, it gained two additional Senate seats but lost seats in the House. Hopes for major gains in the 1998 mid-term elections were dashed when the public reacted against impeachment proceedings against Clinton. As a result, Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House, resigned from Congress. Bob Livingston of Louisiana was chosen to replace him, but news of an affair caused him to resign as well. The new Speaker, Dennis Hastert, served from 1999-2007. These events tarnished the image of the Republican leadership in Washington DC.

Early Presidential Maneuvering

Republican strategists eagerly awaited the 2000 election. They hoped to win the presidency, extend their control over Congress, and gain more state legislative seats to prepare for the critical 2001 redistricting.

Moderate Republicans began to coalesce behind Texas Gov. George W. Bush in 1999. Bush's campaign theme in his record-smashing 1998 re-election campaign, "compassionate conservatism," resonated with almost all categories of voters. Moderate Republicans who felt that Christian conservatives were too strong in the party convinced Gov. Bush to make his theme a national movement to help expand the party's base. Bush began a very successful fund raising campaign which netted $36 million in the first half of 1999 an

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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
MAP
KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

01/08/1999 01/27/2000

CANDIDATES
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Name Gov. George W. Bush Sen. John McCain Assistant Secretary Alan L. Keyes M.S. "Steve" Forbes Unpledged Gary L. Bauer Others
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes12,034,676 (62.00%) 6,061,332 (31.23%) 985,819 (5.08%) 171,860 (0.89%) 61,246 (0.32%) 60,709 (0.31%) 16,103 (0.08%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -5,973,344 (-30.77%) -11,048,857 (-56.92%) -11,862,816 (-61.11%) -11,973,430 (-61.68%) -11,973,967 (-61.68%) -12,018,573 (-61.91%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
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MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg59.94%-- 15.94%-- -2.06%-- 2.94%-- 0.00%-- -1.06%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
01/26/00-01/27/00
63.00% 21.0 19.00% 11.0 1.00% -- 6.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
11/18/99-11/21/99
63.00% -- 16.00% -- 2.00% -- 6.00% -- 0.00% -- 3.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/08/99-01/10/99
42.00% -- 8.00% -- 0.00% -- 5.00% -- 0.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R Rockefeller Republican
R Robert C. "Bob" Smith
R Jack Kemp
R John H. Sununu
D La Fayette
R Vin Weber
D Dodge Landesman
? Burt Bacharach [L]
AENM Angry Russian
AnFed Grasshopper
CST Rick Jore [L]
RTL FREDTHOMPSON08
R Republitarian
LBT Smart
R Herman Cain [L]
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Tony Perkins
R Clyde C. Holloway
R Jeffrey Bell
R Louie B. Nunn
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Sen. Orrin G. Hatch Vice President Al Gore Sen. Bill Bradley Charles Bass Urban John R McGrath Secretary of Labor Elizabeth H. Dole James E Attia
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes15,958 (0.08%) 1,155 (0.01%) 1,025 (0.01%) 793 (0.00%) 239 (0.00%) 231 (0.00%) 155 (0.00%)
Margin-12,018,718 (-61.91%) -12,033,521 (-61.99%) -12,033,651 (-61.99%) -12,033,883 (-61.99%) -12,034,437 (-62.00%) -12,034,445 (-62.00%) -12,034,521 (-62.00%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
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MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg-2.06%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
01/26/00-01/27/00
1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
11/18/99-11/21/99
4.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/08/99-01/10/99
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R James V. Hansen
R Merrill Cook
R Chris Cannon
R Robert F. "Bob" Bennett
D Homegrown Democrat
R André Bauer [L]
R Anton "Skip" Rimsza [L]
R David F. Emery
R Denny Smith
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Oct 22, 1999 06:55pm Oct 22, 1999 06:55pm Debate 1st Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 28, 1999 06:00pm Oct 28, 1999 06:00pm Debate 2d Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Dec 02, 1999 06:00pm Dec 02, 1999 06:00pm Debate 3d Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Dec 06, 1999 06:00pm Dec 06, 1999 06:00pm Debate 4th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Dec 13, 1999 07:00pm Dec 13, 1999 07:00pm Debate 5th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 05, 2000 07:00pm Jan 05, 2000 07:00pm Debate 6th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 07, 2000 07:00pm Jan 07, 2000 07:00pm Debate 7th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 10, 2000 07:00pm Jan 10, 2000 07:00pm Debate 8th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 15, 2000 07:00pm Jan 15, 2000 07:00pm Debate 9th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 26, 2000 07:00pm Jan 26, 2000 07:00pm Debate 10th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 15, 2000 07:00pm Feb 15, 2000 07:00pm Debate 11th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 02, 2000 07:00pm Mar 02, 2000 07:00pm Debate 12th Rep Primary Debate  Chronicler 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 20, 1999 06:00am Speech Alan Keyes Announcement Speech  Article Chronicler 
Sep 13, 1999 07:00am Speech Pat Buchanan Announces Candidacy as Rep 1999  Article Chronicler 
Sep 13, 1999 06:00am Speech John McCain Announcement Speech  Article Chronicler 
Sep 13, 1999 06:00am Speech Dan Quayle Announces Candidacy  Article Chronicler 
Aug 14, 1999 08:00pm Event Bush wins Iowa GOP straw poll  Article Tsongas Democrat 
Jun 12, 1999 06:00am Speech George W. Bush Announcement Speech  Article Chronicler 

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