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Candidates and Parties

Who are the candidates and what do they believe? We have gathered research that provides an in-depth look at each candidate as well as tools that compare the candidates to one another. You can also find out more about the political parties that are stakeholders in this election.

Candidate Profiles
Compare the Candidates
The Political Parties

Candidate Profile

Howard Dean

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Link inside of PBS Web siteNewsHour profile
Link outside of PBS Web siteNew York Times Profile


John Kerry

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Link inside of PBS Web siteNewsHour profile
Link outside of PBS Web siteNew York Times Profile


Dennis Kucinich

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Link inside of PBS Web siteNewsHour profile
Link outside of PBS Web siteNew York Times Profile


Al Sharpton

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Link inside of PBS Web siteNewsHour profile
Link outside of PBS Web siteNew York Times Profile


George W. Bush

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Link outside of PBS Web siteNew York Times Profile


Compare the CandidatesMore Links for this Category

Link inside PBS Web siteThe NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Issues Quiz
This tool allows you to select your own positions on key issues and find the candidate whose views most closely reflect your own.


Link inside PBS Web siteThe NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: In Their Own Words
The NewsHour has put together video and written statements from each of the candidates that allow you to see and read their responses to campaign issues.


Link outside PBS Web siteWashington Post: Compare the Candidates
This feature allows you to compare the candidates quickly and easily.


Link outside PBS Web siteCouncil on Foreign Relations: Campaign 2004
Research candidate's positions on international issues confronting the U.S.


Link outside PBS Web siteThe Wall Street Journal: Campaign 2004 (Subscription only)
Find commentary from the candidates as well as delegate tallies, financial information and more for each Presidential hopeful who managed to raise $5 million by the last FEC deadline.


Link outside PBS Web siteTime/AOL News: President Match.
Time and AOL ask you to tell them how strongly you oppose or support a variety of public policy initiatives and, based on your answers, they will tell you which candidate most closely matches your views. You might be surprised.


Link outside PBS Web siteSelect Smart
This is an independent website that has created a very good list of questions about issues. It will assess your answers to the questions and then tell you which candidates hold views similar to yours.


Link outside PBS Web siteSlate.com: Whack-a-pol
Try this. Trust us. This is unquestionably the most fun way to judge which candidate holds positions that most closely match your own.


The Political PartiesMore Links for this Category

Link outside PBS Web sitePolitics1
Democrats, Republicans, Third Party candidates and Independents... if they're running for President in 2004 (or even thinking about running), you can find them ALL here.


Link outside PBS Web siteThe Democratic National Committee.
This is the official site of the Democratic National Committee.


Link outside PBS Web siteThe Green Party.
This is the official site of the Green Party


Link outside PBS Web siteThe Libertarian Party.
This is the official site of the Libertarian Party


Link outside PBS Web siteThe Republican National Committee.
This is the official site of the Republican National Committee







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