The '08 Candidates' First Campaign Throughout this presidential campaign season, NPR takes a look at the candidates' first campaign. Their early runs for office – and what they learned in winning, or losing — may offer insight into how they are running now.
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The '08 Candidates' First Campaign

The presidential candidates' early runs for office may give insight into how they are running now.

'Outsider' Image Worked Before for Thompson

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In 2000 Race, Clinton Worked to Change Image

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Christian Volunteers Powered Hunter's First Bid

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Biden's Road to Senate Took Tragic Turn

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Paul Has Long Drawn Support from Unlikely Places

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How Brownback Learned to Be a Vocal Conservative

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Loss in '94 Taught Romney to Fight Back

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Tancredo's First Race Was Classroom Dare

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Senate Race Marked Edwards as Rising Political Star

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Dodd's First Race Was Call to Service, Legacy

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Gravel Pioneered Poll-Driven Ads and Videos

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Kucinich Took On Powerful Interests in Mayoral Race

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For McCain, Once and Again the Underdog

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Obama's Loss May Have Aided White House Bid

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First Race Teaches Huckabee to Trust His Instincts

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1980 Race Set Tone for Richardson's Political Future

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Giuliani Struggled with Issues in First Campaign

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