2008 at a glanceEdit
The 2008 election campaign season is certainly one for the history books. This election will be the subject of history books for decades. You can read more about the timeline on Wikipedia and the larger national news websites. This page is just a quick description, focusing much more on Washington State.
It started in March of 2006 with the announcement by Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware that he would seek the nomination. He was the first, and he was followed by Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois stated in October, 2006 that he was thinking about it, but would not seriously focus on it until after the 2006 elections. Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa filed with the FEC in November. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana announced an exploratory committee in December (although he would withdrawal later that month), as did Senator Barack Obama and Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, and the Vice Presidential Nominee in 2004, officially kicked off his campaign on December 28th in New Orleans.