Candidate Index Details

Unless otherwise noted, information is from surveys filled out by the candidates, at www.vote-smart.org.

• Total Number of Candidate Marriages: Giuliani and Kucinich have each been divorced twice, married three times; Gravel, Dodd, McCain and Thompson have each been divorced once, married twice; Biden is a widower and remarried.

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• Candidates who are Catholic: Biden, Dodd, Giuliani, Kucinich, Richardson.

Candidates who used to be Catholic: Gravel (now Unitarian), Tancredo (now Presbyterian).

• Candidates who have had Catholic or Jesuit Education: Biden attended the Norbertine Archmere Academy in Claymont, Del.; Giuliani went to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn and Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.; Tancredo went to Holy Family High School, Denver; Gravel went to Assumption College Prep in Worcester, Mass., and has a sister who is a nun; Kucinich attended St. John Cantius, Cleveland; Dodd attended Jesuit-run Georgetown Prep in Washington, D.C., and Providence College in Rhode Island.

• Candidates who are Catholic or Formerly Catholic or Catholic Educated and are Pro-Life: Only Tancredo, a former Catholic, votes Pro-Life on Abortion.

• Candidates with Pets: Biden has a cat; Richardson has a horse; Gravel has a dog; Kucinich has three dogs. Clinton has a chocolate lab; Edwards has 2 dogs (1 golden retriever, 1 chocolate lab); Huckabee has 2 dogs (1 chocolate lab); and Hunter has 2 dogs. Both are chocolate labs.

• Most Pets: John McCain currently has 22 pets—1 cat, 3 birds, 13 fish, 2 turtles, a ferret and 2 dogs (no labs).

• Favorite Food—fresh fruit and vegetables: Kucinich; red meat: Giuliani’s favorite foods are hamburgers or steaks from the grill; Huckabee’s is steak; Hunter’s, a hamburger and fries; Romney’s, meat loaf; Tancredo favors Mexican food.

• Teachers: Biden has taught at the Widener College School of Law from 1991-present; Clinton taught at the University of Arkansas Law School in 1975; Richardson has taught at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the United World College; Kucinich was a professor of political science at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, 1982-92 and Cleveland State University, 1991-94; Obama lectured in constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1993-2004; before going into politics Tancredo was a teacher at Drake Junior High School in Arvada, Colo. • Doctors: Paul (gynecologist).

• Lawyers: Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Giuliani, Hunter, Obama, Romney, Thompson.

• Homeless: Kucinich, as a child. By the time he was 17, his family had moved 21 times—sometimes into their car. (The Boston Globe, 8/15).

• Bankrupt: Gravel, twice, most recently in 2004 (www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/05/07/mike_gravel).

• Pastor: Huckabee was the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Ark. 1980-86, and the Beech Street First Baptist Church in Texarkana from 1986 to 1992.

• Bishop: Romney.

• Mayor: Kucinich was mayor of Cleveland, 1977-79; Giuliani was mayor of New York City, 1994-2001.

• Governor: Huckabee was governor of Arkansas, 1996-2007; Richardson has been the governor of New Mexico since 2002; Romney was governor of Massachusetts, 2002-6.

• Representative: Dodd (District 2, Conn., 1975-81), Hunter (District 52, Calif., 1980-present).

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