Gary Bauer Campaign Snapshot
with Gary Bauer
Bauer's campaign Web site
former Reagan advisor and former head of the Family Research Council,
Gary Bauer has been aiming his campaign message toward the religious
conservative wing of the Republican party.
a proposal from rival Steve Forbes, Bauer has introduced his own
16% flat tax program that would do away with the current graduated
finished fourth in the August Iowa Straw Poll and has been running
on a pro-family platform.
poll numbers have gradually improved through the months, but still
place him distantly behind the front-runners.
George W. Bush Campaign Snapshot
W. Bush's campaign Web site
current governor of Texas is the leading Republican candidate according
to numerous polls. Having already won the Iowa Straw Poll and raised
more money than his competitors, Bush's campaign continues to steam
popular in the polls, questions in the media about the governor's
background dogged the early days of his campaign. First came questions
of past drug use, which Bush originally refused to discuss. Next,
a TV reporter gave Bush an unexpected pop quiz on world leaders.
The governor was unable to answer some of the questions.
then, Bush has moved his campaign from the intense media spotlight
to the debate stage, where competitors have tried to chip away at
his strong lead. January polls suggest Bush's candidacy remains
strong nationally -- but Sen. John McCain poses a threat in New
Hampshire, where the Arizonan hopes to build some momentum.
stresses the need for tax cuts, he says, to prevent lawmakers from
spending federal surplus dollars. He also pledges to rebuild the
military and support free trade.
A Steve Forbes Campaign Snapshot
The Steve Forbes campaign Web site
is Steve Forbes' second run for the presidency. But before his 1996
campaign, Forbes was better known for his publishing business than
political ambitions. After generating some early support in for
his candidacy 1996, Forbes won the Arizona and Delaware primaries.
has been the president and CEO of Forbes Inc. since 1990. As he
did in 1996, Forbes is putting his considerable personal wealth
behind his presidential bid.
cornerstone issue has been taxes -- and he's used his campaigns
to generate support for a 17% across-the-board flat tax to simplify
the tax code.
with Orrin Hatch
The Orrin Hatch campaign Web site
his fourth term as U.S. Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch is among
the few candidates for the Republican nomination who has held elective
chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee helped push Reagan tax cuts
through the Senate during the 1980s.
has not fared well in early polls, and finished last of the nine
candidates in August's Iowa Straw Poll.
has concentrated most of his efforts in states with early presidential
of his campaign slogans is "A Time for Substance."
with Alan Keyes
The Alan Keyes campaign Web
the Ambassador to the U.N. Social and Economic Council, Alan Keyes
ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 1996.
fellow candidate Gary Bauer, generates much of his support from
religious conservatives. Following several debates, January polls
indicate Keyes is gaining in popularity, but still remains far behind
Texas Governor George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain, the two front-runners.
placed seventh in a field of nine at August's Iowa Straw Poll. But
he placed first in a similar straw poll in Alabama.
Keyes is staunchly pro-life, supports school prayer and pledges
as president to abolish the Internal Revenue Service.
A McCain Campaign Snapshot
One-on-one with John McCain
John McCain's campaign Web site
John McCain of Arizona has become the leading challenger to front-runner
George W. Bush.
former prisoner of war in Vietnam and in his third term as senator,
McCain stressed foreign policy themes in his campaign.
has also fought aggressively for campaign finance reform -- and
made the issue part of his bid for the White House.
did not participate in the Iowa Straw Poll, but January polls indicate
that he is winning in New Hampshire, though losing rather significantly