Knowledge Identifier: +John_Kerry
Born in 1943.
Countries: United States (60%), Massachusetts (8%), Vietnam (4%)
Linked to: Democratic Party, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Boston College Law School, United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
This visit came two and a half years after the United States had liberated Saint-Briac from the Nazis on August 14, 1944
In 1962, Kerry entered Yale University, majoring in political science
Charles Colson - Colson's voice, from archives from April 1969, is heard in the 2004 movie "Going Upriver" deprecating the anti-war efforts of John Kerry
After Kerry's 1972 defeat, he and his wife bought a house in Lowell
In September 1973, he entered Boston College Law School
In July 1974, while attending law school, Kerry was named executive director of Mass Action, a Massachusetts advocacy association
After passing the bar exam and being admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1976, he went to work in that office as a full-time prosecutor
It was in this role in 1978 that Kerry announced an investigation into possible criminal charges against Senator Edward Brooke, regarding "misstatements" in his first divorce trial
John M. Florescu - Prior to working with Frost, Florescu served as Director of Communications for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. He worked in the 1980 presidential campaign of Edward Kennedy and did fund-raising for the presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Barack Obama where, with his brother Radu, he ran "Romanian-Americans for Obama"
Brian Willson - He was prisoner rights aide to Massachusetts State Senator Jack Backman, served on Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis' homeless veterans and Agent Orange task forces, and worked with Massachusetts Lt. Governor John Kerry on Agent Orange and other veterans' issues, later becoming a volunteer for Kerry's first U.S. Senatorial campaign in 1984
Linda Lingle - When some polling late in the election showed Bush tied or narrowly leading Democrat John Kerry, Lingle attempted to help Republicans carry her state for the first time since 1984.
Gary Webb - The 1988 report from the Senate Subcommittee on Narcotics, Terrorism and International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Relations led by Sen. John Kerry commented that there were "serious questions as to whether or not US officials involved in Central America failed to address the drug issue for fear of jeopardizing the war effort against Nicaragua
They did not meet again until after John Heinz's death, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro
Although, as in the previous election, there were disputes about the voting, no state was as close as Florida had been in 2000
Tad Devine - Devine was a senior adviser in Al Gore's 2000 and John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaigns
Cornel West - West, along with other prominent Nader 2000 supporters, signed the "Vote to Stop Bush" statement urging progressive voters in swing states to vote for John Kerry, despite strong disagreements with many of Kerry's policies
Kerry is wealthy in his own name, and is the beneficiary of at least four trusts inherited from Forbes family members, including his mother, who died in 2002
Tad Devine - In 2003 and 2004, Devine served as a senior adviser and strategist to Senator John Kerry's campaign for President in both the primary and the general election
Rue McClanahan - A Democrat, in December 2003 she wrote a letter informing Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry that his pheasant hunting had cost him her vote and respect
Iraq War - Kerry based his 2004 presidential campaign on opposition to the Iraq War
Joe Biden - Cain to run as vice president with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, saying the cross-party ticket would help heal the "vicious rift" in U.S. politics.
Thomas Dudley - Dudley's many famous descendants include Dudley Saltonstall, Revolutionary War naval commander, Paul Dudley Sargent, Revolutionary War military commander and privateer, John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate and United States Senator from Massachusetts, as well as former United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter and past political figures such as U. S. President Herbert Hoover and New Hampshire Senator Nicholas Gilman
Elizabeth Edwards - During much of 2004, Edwards joined her husband and United States Democratic Presidential nominee Senator John Kerry on the nationwide campaign trail
Jim Clyburn - During the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries, Clyburn supported Dick Gephardt until he dropped out of the race and afterwards supported John Kerry.
Susan Rice - During the 2004 presidential campaign, Rice served as a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry
Nick Hexum - During the 2004 presidential election, Nick hit the road with his brother, Zack Hexum, who is a musician in support of John Kerry
Tom DeLay - Firms initially responded to the campaign, but it waned during 2004, when the possibility of Senator John Kerry's winning the presidency gave lobbying firms some incentive to hire Democrats
Sam Fox - Fox faced lengthy questioning from the target of attacks by the 527 group he contributed to in 2004, Senator John Kerry
Charles Redding Pitt - He continues to serve campaigns for Democratic candidates, including his Boston College classmate John Kerry in 2004
Kurt Vonnegut - He did not regard the 2004 election with much optimism; speaking of Bush and John Kerry, he said that "no matter which one wins, we will have a Skull and Bones President at a time when entire vertebrate species, because of how we have poisoned the topsoil, the waters and the atmosphere, are becoming, hey presto, nothing but skulls and bones
Christopher Hitchens - Hitchens made a brief return to "The Nation" just before the 2004 U.S. presidential election and wrote that he was "slightly" for Bush; shortly afterwards, "Slate" polled its staff on their positions on the candidates and mistakenly printed Hitchens' vote as pro-John Kerry
James Kennedy (historian) - However, in the presidential campaign of 2004 he was in favor of John Kerry, the presidential candidate of the Democrats
Paul G. Kirk - In 2004 the Massachusetts General Court had withdrawn the authority of the governor to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy by appointment, to prevent the then-Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican, from appointing a Republican to fill the remainder of Democrat John Kerry's Senate term, if Kerry were to win the 2004 presidential election
James Carville - In 2004, he was brought in for last-minute consulting on Senator John Kerry's Presidential campaign, but he did not play a major role
Moby - In 2004, he worked on the John Kerry presidential campaign, and worked extensively with Liberal group MoveOn.org
John McCain - In the 2004 U.S. presidential election campaign, McCain was once again frequently mentioned for the vice-presidential slot, only this time as part of the Democratic ticket under nominee John Kerry
Berkley Bedell - In the 2004 presidential election, Bedell attacked John Kerry for voting for Newt Gingrich's Freedom to Farm Act, which Bedell claims wrecked the farm program
Jane Fonda - In the 2004 presidential election, her name was used as a disparaging epithet against John Kerry, the former VVAW leader, who was the Democratic Party presidential candidate
Geraldine Ferraro - Later, she vowed to help defend Clinton from being "swiftboated" in a manner akin to 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry
Jim Pederson - Pederson's work, however, did not carry the state for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, and none of the much-publicized campaigns by Democratic challengers in Arizona for the 2004 United States House of Representatives elections were successful in unseating Republican incumbents
Ralph Nader - Ralph Nader and Democratic candidate John Kerry held a widely publicized meeting early in the 2004 Presidential campaign, which Nader described in "An Unreasonable Man"
Ed Rendell - Rendell was a potential candidate to serve as Senator John Kerry's running mate in the 2004 presidential campaign.
Juanita Millender-McDonald - She was a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the New Democrat Coalition and was considered a front-runner for the job of Secretary of Transportation if John Kerry had been elected President in 2004
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero - Zapatero publicly stated his support for John Kerry as a candidate running in the U.S. Presidential election in 2004
Wesley Clark - Clark joined the 2004 race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination as a candidate on September 17, 2003, but withdrew from the primary race on February 11, 2004, after winning the Oklahoma state primary, endorsing and campaigning for the eventual Democratic nominee, John Kerry
Fredrik Reinfeldt - In an interview with the newspaper "Stockholm City" on 8 March 2004, Reinfeldt said that he preferred Bush over the Democratic Party contender John Kerry, and in a poll conducted by the newspaper "Svenska Dagbladet" in April 2004, Reinfeldt like a large majority of his party favoured Bush over Kerry
Whoopi Goldberg - Goldberg was involved in controversy in July 2004 when, at a fundraiser for John Kerry at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Goldberg made a sexual joke about President George W. Bush, by waving a bottle of wine, pointing toward her pubic area and saying: "We should keep Bush where he belongs, and not in the White House.
Michelle Malkin - Vietnam War - In August 2004, following claims by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that presidential candidate John Kerry had lied about his record during the Vietnam War, Malkin appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and stated that there were "legitimate questions" over whether one of Kerry's wounds was "self-inflicted
Joe Lockhart - Lockhart was brought on to the John Kerry presidential campaign as a senior advisor in September 2004
Joe Lockhart - In the course of the next few days, it was discovered that Joseph Lockhart, senior advisor to presidential candidate John Kerry, had made a phone call to Texas National Guard officer, Bill Burkett on September 4, 2004
Karl Rove - In a November 2004 speech, Bush publicly thanked Rove, calling him "the architect" of his victory over John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election
Tad Devine - Devine has worked on the winning campaigns of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine in 2005, and several campaigns of senators, including Sheldon Whitehouse , Bill Nelson , Bernie Sanders , John Kerry and the DSCC independent expenditure for the winning senate races of Claire McCaskill and Robert Menendez , as well as numerous statewide elections
Duke Cunningham - On February 9, 2006, Senator John Kerry introduced a bill, the "Federal Pension Forfeiture Act" , to prevent lawmakers who have been convicted of official misconduct from collecting taxpayer funded pensions
On January 10, 2008, Kerry endorsed Illinois Senator Barack Obama for President
Ted Kennedy - Kennedy initially stated that he would support John Kerry again should he run for president in 2008, but in January 2007, Kerry said he would not
Kerry became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2009, and in 2011 he was appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
During the 2012 Obama reelection campaign, Kerry participated in one on one debate prep with the president, impersonating the Republican candidate Mitt Romney
His confirmation hearing took place on January 24, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the same panel where he first testified in 1971