John Edwards Squeezed in Historic Race John Edwards became the latest former vice-presidential candidate who subsequently ran for his party's presidential nomination. But he faces steep odds against a woman and an African American making historic runs for the White House.
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John Edwards Squeezed in Historic Race

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Charlene Mitchell, the 1968 Communist Party nominee, was the first black woman to run for president. hide caption

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Eight years ago today, Al Gore began an undefeated run through the Dem contests by trouncing Bill Bradley in Iowa. On the GOP side, George W. Bush won handily as well. hide caption

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