John Chafee (R) 66th Governor of Rhode Island

 

 John Lester Hubbard Chafee (born October 22, 1922) was the 66th Governor of Rhode Island. He previously served as an officer in the United States Marine Corp, and as a United States Senator. Chafee was active in Rhode Island politics by helping elect a mayor of Providence in the 1950s. “He successfully ran for a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1956 and later became the minority leader” (Wikipedia, 2016). He was elected Governor in 1962 and helped create the state’s public transportation administration as well as…

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Lincoln Chafee (D) 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Lincoln Chafee (born March 26, 1953) has served a Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island, in the United States Senate and as Rhode Island’s 74th Governor. Chafee is the son of John Chafee who served as the 66th Governor of Rhode Island. He was appointed to fill his father’s seat in the Senate after his death by then Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Almond.  Chafee was elected for a full term in 2000 as a  Republican candidate. Chafee shifted his affiliation towards the Democratic Party when he endorsed President Barack Obama in…

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George Pataki – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 George Pataki ( born June 24, 1945) was the 53rd Governor of New York.  Pataki was a lawyer who was elected as mayor in his hometown of Peekskill. He later went on to be elected in the State Assembly and then State Senate for the Republican Party. Pataki announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. Pataki’ s campaign failed to gain ground. He failed to make the main stage in candidate debates and at some was excluded all together. On December 29, 2015 he announced…

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James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore III – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore (born October 6, 1949) was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia as a Bachelor of Arts with a Juris Doctor. He then served in the United States Army as a counterintelligence agent. He also has served as a county prosecutor and as the Attorney General of Virginia.  Gilmore announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election on July 30, 2015. Gilmore’s campaign included, focus on the 2nd amendment; the right to bear…

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Gary Johnson – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

 Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) Johnson previously served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He is a candidate in the Presidential nomination in the 2016 election for the Libertarian party. Johnson formally declared his candidacy for the Libertarian party on January 6, 2016. Johnson addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. as the third-party option for anti…

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John Ellis “Jeb” Bush – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 

  John Ellis “Jeb” Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43 Governor of Florida from 1999-2007.  Bush is the second son of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Bush formally announced his decision to seek the Republican Presidential candidacy on June 15, 2015 . Bush first ran for office in 1994. He lost the election for Governor by less than 2 percentage points to Lawton Chiles.  In 1998…

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Fmr. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R – VA) found guilty of 11 counts of corruption!

 

  Recently: Bob McDonnell (former VA Governor) and his wife were found guilty of public corruption charges on September 4, 2014. He was convicted of honest services wire fraud, obtaining property under color of official right, and extortion under color of official right. His wife was convicted of honest services wire fraud, obtaining property under color of official right, extortion under color of official right, and obstruction of a federal proceeding. McDonnell tried to exploit loopholes in Virginia law to pocket $177,000 in luxury gifts and sweetheart loans.

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Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President of the United States

 

   Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States , an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of the Independence. He served in the Continental Congress representing Virginia at the beginning of the American Revolution and then as Governor . Jefferson was the first Secretary of State serving under President George Washington.  He oversaw the Louisiana Purchase and sent the Lewis -Clark expedition to explore the Midwest. Born on April 13,1743 Jefferson was the third of ten children.  Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton on…

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James Monroe – 5th President of the US

 

 As the last President of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the third President to have died on Independence day; James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States from 1817-1825. As a member of the anti-Federalist party, Monroe served as a delegate in the Continental Congress.  Monroe opposed ratification of the US Constitution claiming that it gave too much power to central government. Active in the new government , Monroe was elected to the Senate of the first United States Congress.  Monroe gained executive experience as…

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William Henry Harrison – 9th President of the United States

 

 William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States from 1773- 1841. At the age of 68 years old he was the oldest president to have taken office until Ronald Reagan and the first President to die while in office. Harrison was the last President to take office prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  He had the shortest tenure as President dying after serving just 32 days. Prior to his election as President, Harrison served as the first territorial congressional delegate from the Northwest Territory,…

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