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Research the 2008 US presidential election candidates - Democrats and Republicans. Business leaders: Which issues interest you? Which candidates seem to share your own views?

The search results will appear below. Refer also to search tips.

The custom search tool above makes it intuitively easy to research across the official 2008 presidential election campaign websites of the Democratic and Republican candidates (list below) .

This includes their official websites as US governors, Senators, or Representatives in Congress if the candidates are serving in elected office now.

Try the custom search tool below for any topic.

Our own work focuses on business expansion project planning in new locations, including US and foreign direct investment into and out of the US market. This includes corporate growth strategy, site selection, and investment tax credits and incentives negotiations as companies set up new industrial and office operations.

For comparison against existing policies, research at www.whitehouse.gov may also be of interest to visitors.

The search tips below explain how to easily do this.

The Open Economies policy announced by the Bush administration may be of special interest. A recent article and interview in fDi magazine featured this news - as can be found through the custom search tool above.
This is a selective search tool. It differs in scope from the custom site Search tool above - at the top of all pages of this website - by searching a specific list of US presidential election websites.

This avoids millions of potentially irrelevant search results from other websites - to more easily research the stated positions of the candidates directly on any topic. Explanation below.

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Since this search tool covers many large websites, as listed below, it may be helpful to narrow a search with an exact phrase by including the keywords in quotes as shown in these examples:

bullet "trade policy", "foreign investment", "foreign policy"
bullet "economic development", "job creation", "business investment"
bullet "tax policy", "tax reform", "tax credit"
bullet "immigration reform", "labor market"
bullet "economic growth", "Federal Reserve", and "monetary policy"

These are just a few illustrative examples of exact phrases which may be helpful to find the most relevant search results quickly. Without the quotation marks, the results would include matches for either word.

It is also possible to refine a search within the list of initial results.

Refer to Google search tips for advanced search techniques.

For example, to search the US Senate or House websites or the White House website for content about monetary policy, an advanced Google Search could be done using the tool at the top of this page as:

"monetary policy" site:*.senate.gov

"monetary policy" site:*.house.gov

"monetary policy" site:*.whitehouse.gov

The same approach can be used to research Cabinet departments, such as Treasury, Commerce, and State, or other federal government agencies as well as the websites of other types of organizations.

www.treasury.gov www.commerce.gov www.state.gov .

Other resources of potential interest for our visitors

US governors are often actively engaged in their state economic development, trade promotion, and business investment attraction and retention initiatives. Their websites often highlight their policies toward business, including tax policies, labor issues, and other matters.

In fact, as can be readily seen by browsing through the websites for various US governors, there are considerable differences in the level of attention which they devote to business attraction and retention. The same is true of members of Congress in the House and Senate.

Our US Governors directory includes website links, election years, incumbent, and political party affiliation. Another useful resource is the National Governors Association www.nga.org For members of Congress, refer to www.senate.gov or www.house.gov

Our new Search: Americas tools can be another useful way to research the business climate for capital investment and the impact of government policy choices in any US region or state. This includes many local chamber of commerce websites which may promote local economic development, but which may also highlight local grievances about current policies or their recommendations for policy changes.

The US Chamber of Commerce www.uschamber.com may also be of interest in this regard because of their national lobbying activities, along with many other business or professional associations.

Our directory of International Business Forums may be helpful since many of these organizations also address US national policy issues.

We also maintain a selective directory of humanitarian, charitable, and philanthropic organizations for the convenience of our visitors.

List of websites searched by the above custom search tool for 2008 US presidential election candidates This selective tool does not include independent and third party candidates. It is a free service with no party or election candidate affiliation or funding.
US Senator for Arizona John McCain won the Republican party nomination for President

www.johnmccain.com

www.mccain.senate.gov

Republican National Committee

www.rnc.org

US Senator for Illinois Barack Obama

www.barackobama.com

www.obama.senate.gov

Democratic National Committee

www.democrats.org

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has suspended his candidacy, so his website below is no longer included in the search scope but is still listed here for reference.

www.mittromney.com

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his website below is no longer included in the search scope but is still listed here for reference.

www.mikehuckabee.com

Former US Senator for North Carolina John Edwards has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his website below is no longer included in the search scope but is still listed here for reference.

www.johnedwards.com

US Senator for New York Hillary Clinton did not win the nomination of the party

www.hillaryclinton.com

www.clinton.senate.gov

Former US Senator for Tennessee Fred Thompson has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his website below is no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.fred08.com

US Representative from California Duncan Hunter has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his websites below are no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.gohunter08.com

www.house.gov/hunter/

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his websites below are no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.richardsonforpresident.com

www.governor.state.nm.us

US Representative from Ohio Dennis Kucinich has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his websites below are no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.dennis4president.com

www.kucinich.house.gov

US Representative from Colorado Tom Tancredo has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his websites below are no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.teamtancredo.com

www.tancredo.house.gov

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his website below is no longer included in the search scope but is still listed here for reference. He has endorsed Senator John McCain.

www.joinrudy2008.com

US Senator for Delaware Joseph (Joe) Biden has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his websites below are no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.joebiden.com

www.biden.senate.gov

US Senator for Connecticut Chris Dodd has officially withdrawn his candidacy, so his websites below are no longer included in the search scope but are still listed here for reference

www.chrisdodd.com

www.dodd.senate.gov

Former US Ambassador Alan Keyes is just listed here for reference, and his websites are no longer included in the scope of the above search tool.

www.alankeyes.com

US Representative from Texas Ron Paul is just listed here for reference, and his websites are no longer included in the scope of the above search tool.

www.ronpaul2008.com

www.house.gov/paul/

Former US Senator for Alaska Mike Gravel is just listed here for reference, and is no longer included in the scope of the above search tool.

www.gravel2008.us

Contact us with suggestions for or otherwise feature on this page for reference, other than those already listed above.
Please inform us if any are obsolete. Once again, this is a selective tool which does not include independent and third party candidates, and some of the websites above will probably be dropped out of the scope of the above search as candidates withdraw during the presidential primary and party nomination process.
Regardless of national or local news media coverage or opinion poll rankings about their likely success in the primaries or general election, the official views of these candidates on issues of interest to our business visitors are now easy to find directly without the filter of media coverage, pundit opinions, bloggers, special interest groups, etc. - to the extent that they actually share their views on such issues through their websites.
Visitors are presumably already aware that political campaign rhetoric often does not match the policy positions and actions taken while in office, which is why this search tool includes both the campaign websites and the official websites of those who are presently serving in elected offices.
We do not endorse any candidate, nor do we provide election news coverage or commentary or receive any politically-motivated funding at all.
This is just a free service to more easily search across the above websites of active candidates without millions of irrelevant results from other websites - just as we provide other free tools of this nature for global business location strategy and capital investment project planning research.
The purpose of this research tool is simply to make it easier for the business executives and professional advisors we serve, whose interests may include being responsible for future business expansion, job creation, and capital investment plans in the USA or worldwide, to directly research the stated positions and policies of the 2008 presidential election candidates of the Republican and Democratic party on any topic of interest.
In particular, this tool may be helpful to our many international business visitors. They may prefer to do their own research about the candidates and their views and intended policies on key issues, without the filter of news media coverage or the advocacy work of special interest groups. For example, there is very biased, inadequate, or selective news coverage of US elections without a business issue focus in many countries.
For information about independent and third party candidates, or prior candidates who have withdrawn from the 2008 campaign, a useful resource may be the Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election%2C_2008
What did the candidates say or do in the past? An interesting research tool in this regard is the "Wayback Machine" at www.archive.org

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