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John Edwards was born on June 10, 1953 in South Carolina. A young Edwards watched "Perry Mason" and "The Fugitive," while daydreaming about becoming a lawyer. In 1977, Edwards earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and for 20 years Edwards enjoyed a lucrative career as a trial lawyer, specializing in malpractice and personal injury cases. On April 4, 1996, Edwards' eldest son Wade, 16, was killed in a car accident, a tragedy that inspired Edwards to run for office two years later. Rumored to be on Al Gore's running-mate short list, Edwards made his first bid for the White House in 2004, losing to Senator John Kerry, but later joined his former foe on the Democratic ticket. Kerry-Edwards lost to Bush-Cheney in November 2004. Edwards mounted his second bid in 2007, announcing in New Orleans, and continuing the campaign after his wife Elizabeth disclosed to the public that she is suffering from recurrence of cancer.
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StateVotesVote %DelegatesPrecincts ReportingRace Status
Thursday, January 3
IA74,37730%3100%
Tuesday, January 8
NH48,69917%0100%
Saturday, January 19
NV3984%0100%
Saturday, January 26
SC93,80118%0100%
Tuesday, January 29
FL251,56214%1100%
Tuesday, February 5
AL7,8411%0100%
AK00%0100%
AS00%0100%
AZ23,6215%0100%
AR5,8732%0100%
CA193,6174%0100%
CT3,4241%0100%
DE1,2411%0100%
GA18,2092%0100%
ID1371%0100%
IL39,7192%0100%
KS530%0100%
MA20,1012%0100%
MN9851%0100%
MO16,7632%0100%
NJ15,7282%0100%
NM2,1572%0100%
NY21,9241%0100%
ND2832%0100%
OK42,72510%0100%
TN27,8204%0100%
UT3,7583%0100%
Saturday, February 9
VI00%0100%
WC00%0100%
Tuesday, February 12
DA1541%0100%
Saturday, May 3
GU00%0100%
This report includes information from the Associated Press which may not be rewritten or retransmitted for commercial purposes without permission from the AP. The National Election Pool entrance or exit poll was conducted by Edison/Mitofsky.