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  Daschle, Tom
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameTom Daschle
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Aberdeen, South Dakota , United States
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Born December 09, 1947 (71 years)
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InfoThomas Andrew Daschle

Tom Daschle was born on December 9, 1947, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he grew up in a working family as the eldest of four brothers. He became the first person in his family to graduate from college when he earned a political science degree from South Dakota State University in 1969.

After serving three years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command, he spent five years as an aide to South Dakota Senator James Abourezk.

Tom Daschle is married to Linda Hall Daschle and is the father of three children: Kelly, Nathan and Lindsay.

Congressional Career

In 1978, Daschle returned to South Dakota to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected and served until 1986 when he ran for the U.S. Senate. After a close race, Daschle became the Junior Senator from South Dakota. He eventually served as Senior Senator and Majority Leader.

A top target of Republicans, Daschle narrowly lost to former congressman John Thune in 2004.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/01/2003-11/02/2003 Mason-Dixon 55.00% ( 2.0) 27.00% ( 6.0) 18.00% ( 4.0)
08/29/2003-08/31/2003 Mason-Dixon 57.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 12, 2005 11:00pm General US ex-senator (Daschle) says undecided about whether to run for president in 2008  Article Thomas Walker 
Sep 21, 2005 11:00pm General Daschle Re-Enters Political Arena  Article Thomas Walker 
Jul 19, 2005 08:00pm Election Guide Daschle: No Plans for Rematch With Thune  Article COSDem 
Apr 06, 2005 12:30am Profile Daschle: I Enjoyed The 'Trip'  Article None Entered 
Dec 13, 2004 12:00am News SD: Daschle moving on from politics  Article castle 
Dec 13, 2004 12:00am Interview 'It was all worth doing'  Article castle 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Laurie Susan Fulton 00, 1978- 00, 1983

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/02/2004 SD US Senate Lost 49.42% (-1.15%)
  01/04/2003 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/06/2001 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2001 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2001 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 SD US Senate Won 62.14% (+25.73%)
  01/03/1997 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/02/1994 Minority Leader Won 51.06% (+2.13%)
  11/03/1992 SD US Senate Won 64.90% (+32.40%)
  01/03/1989 DSCC Chairman Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/04/1986 SD US Senate Won 51.60% (+3.21%)
  11/06/1984 SD At Large Won 57.37% (+14.73%)
  11/02/1982 SD At Large Won 51.56% (+3.12%)
  11/04/1980 SD District 1 Won 65.79% (+31.58%)
  08/14/1980 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.30% (-72.69%)
  11/07/1978 SD District 1 Won 50.05% (+0.11%)
  06/06/1978 SD District 1 - D Primary Won 59.28% (+18.57%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  04/28/2009 US Secretary of Health and Human Services Lost 0.00% (-67.71%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/10/2017 US Secretary of Health and Human Services Lost 0.00% (-52.53%)
ENDORSEMENTS
SD US President - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
SD At-Large - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Matthew Varilek
VA Governor - D Primary - Jun 09, 2009 D Terry McAuliffe
CO District 2 - D Primary - Aug 12, 2008 D Jared Polis
SD US President - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
AZ District 8 - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Gabrielle Giffords
MN US Senate - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Amy Klobuchar
VA US Senate - D Primary - Jun 13, 2006 D Jim Webb
IA Governor - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Chet Culver
MT US Senate - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D John Morrison
CA Governor - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Steve Westly
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
SD At-Large - Nov 05, 1996 D Rick Weiland
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject