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John Kerry

Senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, the 10th most senior United States Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee add

Category: Politics

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (60%), Massachusetts (8%), Vietnam (4%)

Main connections: Massachusetts, George W. Bush, Barack Obama

Linked to: Democratic Party, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Boston College Law School, United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

 

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John Kerry was born in 1943 add something


1944

This visit came two and a half years after the United States had liberated Saint-Briac from the Nazis on August 14, 1944 add something


1954

The sprawling estate was rebuilt in 1954 add something


1957

In 1957, he attended the Fessenden School in West Newton, a village in Newton, Massachusetts add something


1959

In 1959, Kerry founded the John Winant Society at St. Paul's to debate the issues of the day; the Society still exists there add something


1960

In November 1960, Kerry gave his first political speech, in favor of John F. Kennedy's election to the White House add something


1961

Kerry played bass guitar for the prep school's band "The Electras", which produced an album in 1961 add something


1962

In 1962, Kerry entered Yale University, majoring in political science add something

 

In 1962, Kerry was a volunteer for Ted Kennedy's first Senatorial campaign add something


1966

He attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and went on to graduate from Yale University class of 1966, where he majored in political science and became a member of the influential Skull and Bones secret society add something

 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966 add something

 

On February 18, 1966, Kerry enlisted in the Naval Reserve add something

 

John Kerry was on active duty in the United States Navy from August 1966 until January 1970 add something

 

He began his active duty military service on August 19, 1966 add something

 

After completing 16 weeks of Officer Candidate School at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island, Kerry received his officer's commission on December 16, 1966 add something


1968

Kerry's first tour of duty was as an ensign on the guided missile frigate in 1968 add something

 

On June 16, 1968, Kerry was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, junior grade add something

 

On June 20, 1968, he left the "Gridley" for Swift boat training at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado add something

 

On November 17, 1968, Kerry reported for duty at Coastal Squadron 1 in Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam add something

 

During the night of December 2, 1968 and early morning of December 3, 1968, Kerry was in charge of a small boat operating near a peninsula north of Cam Ranh Bay together with a Swift boat add something

 

His first command was Swift boat PCF-44, from December 6, 1968 to January 21, 1969, when the crew was disbanded add something

 

They were based at Coastal Division 13 at Cat Lo from December 13, 1968, to January 6, 1969 add something


1969

On January 22, 1969, Kerry and several other officers had a meeting in Saigon with Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, the commander of U.S. Naval forces in Vietnam, and U.S. Army General Creighton Abrams, the overall commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam add something

 

On January 30, 1969, Kerry took charge of PCF-94 and its crew, which he led until he departed An Thoi on March 26, 1969, and subsequently the crew was disbanded add something

 

Kerry received his second Purple Heart for a wound received in action on the Bo De River on February 20, 1969 add something

 

Eight days later, on February 28, 1969, came the events for which Kerry was awarded his Silver Star add something

 

The engagement was documented in an after-action report, a press release written on March 1, 1969, and a historical summary dated March 17, 1969 add something

 

On March 13, 1969, five Swift boats were returning to base together on the Bay Hap river from their missions that day, after a firefight earlier in the day , and debarking some but not all of the passengers at a small village add something

 

On March 26, 1969, after a final patrol the night before, Kerry was transferred to Cam Ranh Bay to await his orders add something

 

On April 11, 1969, he reported to the Brooklyn-based Atlantic Military Sea Transportation Service, where he would remain on active duty for the following year as a personal aide to an officer, Rear Admiral Walter Schlech add something

 

Kerry had agreed to an extension of his active duty obligation from December 1969 to August 1970 in order to perform Swift Boat duty, but in January 1970, he requested early discharge in order to run for Congress the following fall add something

 

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


1970

On January 1, 1970 Kerry was temporarily promoted to full Lieutenant add something

 

He was discharged from active duty on March 1, 1970 add something


1971

Kerry's prominence made him a frequent leader and spokesman at antiwar events around the country in 1971 add something

 

On NBC's "Meet The Press" in 1971, Kerry was asked whether he had personally committed atrocities in Vietnam add something

 

On April 22, 1971, Kerry became the first Vietnam veteran to testify before Congress about the war, when he appeared before a Senate committee hearing on proposals relating to ending the war add something

 

The second night of the march, May 29, 1971, was the occasion for Kerry's only arrest, when the participants tried to camp on the village green in Lexington add something


1972

After Kerry's 1972 defeat, he and his wife bought a house in Lowell add something

 

Counting Kerry, the Democratic primary race in 1972 had 10 candidates add something

 

In February 1972, after Kerry previously passed on an opportunity to run in another district, his wife, Julia bought a house in Worcester add something


1973

In September 1973, he entered Boston College Law School add something

 

Alexandra was born on September 5, 1973, days before Kerry began law school add something


1974

In July 1974, while attending law school, Kerry was named executive director of Mass Action, a Massachusetts advocacy association add something


1976

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 add something

 

He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College in 1976 add something


1977

In January 1977, Droney promoted him to First Assistant District Attorney add something


1978

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 add something

 

He continued to serve in the Naval Reserve until February 1978 add something


1979

In 1979, Kerry resigned from the District Attorney's office to set up a private law firm with another former prosecutor add something


1980

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"

 

Morgan Fairchild - She dated United States Senator and later-presidential candidate, John Kerry, in the early 1980s


1981

During these summers, he became good friends with his first cousin Brice Lalonde, a future Socialist and Green Party leader in France, who ran for president of France in 1981 add something


1982

As in his 1982 race for Lieutenant Governor, he did not receive the endorsement of the party regulars at the state Democratic convention add something

 

He re-entered electoral politics by running for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and won a narrow victory in the 1982 Democratic primary add something

 

In 1982 Thorne, who was suffering from severe depression, asked Kerry for a separation add something


1983

He served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985, where he worked on an early forerunner to the national Clean Air Act add something


1984

He won a tight Democratic primary in 1984 for the U.S. Senate and was sworn in the following January add something

 

His work contributed to a National Governors Association resolution in 1984 that was a precursor to the 1990 amendments to the federal Clean Air Act add something

 

The junior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Paul Tsongas, announced in 1984 that he would be stepping down for health reasons add something

 

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.


1985

He served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee add something

 

Kerry was sworn in as a U.S. Senator in January 1985 add something

 

On April 18, 1985, a few months after taking his Senate seat, Kerry and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa traveled to Nicaragua and met the country's president, Daniel Ortega add something


1986

In April 1986, Kerry and Senator Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, proposed that hearings be conducted by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding charges of Contra involvement in cocaine and marijuana trafficking add something


1987

Kerry was the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 1987 to 1989 add something


1988

They were divorced on July 25, 1988, and the marriage was formally annulled in 1997 add something

 

On November 15, 1988, at a businessmen's breakfast in East Lynn, Massachusetts, Kerry made a joke about then-President-elect George H.W. Bush and his running mate, saying "if Bush is shot, the Secret Service has orders to shoot Dan Quayle add something

 

Bryan Sharratt - After losing his Wyoming's at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives to Richard B. "Dick" Cheney in 1988, Sharratt campaigned for Bill Clinton for the presidency of the United States in 1992 and for John Kerry in 2004

 

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


1990

He was reelected to the Senate in 1990, 1996 , 2002, and 2008 add something

 

Kerry and his second wife, Teresa Simões-Ferreira Heinz, the widow of Pennsylvania Senator H. John Heinz III, a Republican, and former United Nations interpreter, were introduced to each other by John Heinz at an Earth Day rally in 1990 add something

 

Chevy Chase - He raised money and campaigned for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election


1991

In 1991, during the debate before the Gulf War, Kerry initially opposed the immediate use of military force to expel Iraqi soldiers from Kuwait add something

 

This led to a separate inquiry into BCCI, and as a result, banking regulators shut down BCCI in 1991 add something

 

On September 16, 1991, however, North's convictions were overturned on appeal add something


1992

They did not meet again until after John Heinz's death, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro add something

 

In December 1992, Kerry and Senator Hank Brown, a Republican from Colorado, released "The BCCI Affair", a report on the BCCI scandal add something


1993

Patti B. Saris - On the recommendation of Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, Saris was nominated as a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts by President Bill Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by Walter Jay Skinner


1994

In 1994 the Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Kerry and fellow Vietnam veteran John McCain, that called for an end to the existing trade embargo against Vietnam; it was intended to pave the way for normalization add something


1995

In 1995, President Bill Clinton normalized diplomatic relations with the country of Vietnam add something

 

They married on May 26, 1995, in Nantucket add something


1997

Noteworthy because before 1997 all previous Secretaries of State had been white men, Kerry is the first white man to hold the post in 16 years add something

 

In July 1997 Kerry joined his Senate colleagues in voting against ratification of the Kyoto Treaty on global warming without greenhouse gas emissions limits on nations deemed developing, including India and China add something


2000

Although, as in the previous election, there were disputes about the voting, no state was as close as Florida had been in 2000 add something

 

In the 2000 presidential election, Kerry found himself close to being chosen as the vice presidential running mate add something

 

Peter Bagge - Bagge voted for Libertarian presidential candiadate Harry Browne in 2000 and Democrat John Kerry in 2004 because he "wanted to fire Bush

 

Tad Devine - Devine was a senior adviser in Al Gore's 2000 and John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaigns

 

Jon Bon Jovi - He campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election

 

Ethan Hawke - He supports the United States Democratic Party, and supported Bill Bradley, John Kerry and Barack Obama for President of the United States in 2000, 2004 and 2008, respectively

 

Henry Cuellar - His endorsement of Bush for President in 2000 heightened concerns for a time that he might defect to the GOP, but he supported John F. Kerry in 2004.

 

Eddie Vedder - Vedder was outspoken in support of Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 2000, and Pearl Jam played a series of concerts on the 2004 Vote for Change tour, supporting the candidacy of John Kerry for U.S. President

 

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


2002

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 add something

 

More recently, Kerry said on October 9, 2002; "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security add something

 

On the Senate floor on October 9, 2002, he said that "According to the CIA's report, all U.S. intelligence experts agree that Iraq is seeking nuclear weapons add something


2003

In 2003, Kerry was diagnosed with and successfully treated for prostate cancer add something

 

Kerry's commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander George Elliott, joked to Douglas Brinkley in 2003 that he didn't know whether to court-martial Kerry for beaching the boat without orders or give him a medal for saving the crew add something

 

Kerry gave a January 23, 2003 speech to Georgetown University saying "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein add something

 

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


2004

Iraq War - Kerry based his 2004 presidential campaign on opposition to the Iraq War add something

 

According to an interview he gave to "Rolling Stone" magazine in 2004, Kerry's favorite album is "Abbey Road" and he is a fan of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, as well as of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Buffett add something

 

As the presidential campaign of 2004 developed, approximately 200 Vietnam veterans formed a group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to oppose Kerry's campaign add something

 

Both daughters were active in their father's 2004 Presidential campaign add something

 

Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, who was Kerry's 2004 campaign adviser, wrote an article in "Time" magazine claiming that after the election, Kerry had said that he wished he'd never picked Edwards, and that the two have since stopped speaking to each other add something

 

During his 2004 presidential campaign, Kerry used Bruce Springsteen's "No Surrender" as one of his campaign songs add something

 

During the 2004 election, Kerry posted his military records at his website, and permitted reporters to inspect his medical records add something

 

During the 2004 presidential election he was portrayed as a staunch liberal by conservative special interest groups and the Bush campaign, who often noted that in 2003 Kerry was rated the "National Journal"'s top Senate liberal add something

 

His brother had said such a campaign was "conceivable", and Kerry himself reportedly said at a farewell party for his 2004 campaign staff, "There's always another four years add something

 

Immediately after the 2004 election, some Democrats mentioned Kerry as a possible contender for the 2008 Democratic nomination add something

 

In 2004, Kerry was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the presidential election, but lost to incumbent President George W. Bush add something

 

Thorne supported Kerry's 2004 presidential run add something

 

His victory in the Iowa caucuses is widely believed to be the tipping point where Kerry revived his sagging campaign in New Hampshire and the February 3, 2004, primary states like Arizona, South Carolina and New Mexico add something

 

A graduate of Milton Academy and Brown University, she received her M.F.A. in June 2004 from the AFI Conservatory add something

 

On July 6, 2004, he announced his selection of John Edwards as his running mate add something

 

On November 3, 2004, Kerry conceded the race add something

 

Of those bills with his sponsorship, as of December 2004, 11 have been signed into law add something

 

Ron Klein - Although Shaw won re-election easily in the 2004 election , John Kerry carried the district by a margin on 50-48 percent over George W. Bush in 2004

 

Ron Klein - Although Shaw won re-election easily in the 2004 election , John Kerry carried the district by a margin on 50-48 percent over George W. Bush in 2004

 

Jon Bon Jovi - As a Democrat, Bon Jovi toured extensively on behalf of Presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, appearing at and playing acoustic sets at rallies for the Kerry-Edwards ticket throughout the United States

 

Les AuCoin - AuCoin and his wife Sue campaigned in Wisconsin in 2004 for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry for the last month of his presidential race

 

Bill Maher - Before the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Maher became candid in his stated opposition to the re-election of George W. Bush and in his support for John Kerry

 

Dick Cheney - Bush and Cheney were re-elected in the 2004 presidential election, running against John Kerry and his running mate, John Edwards

 

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.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio - Caprio campaigned and donated to John Kerry's presidential bid.(2004)

 

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

 

Kirsten Dunst - Dunst supported Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. presidential election

 

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.

 

Liu Xiaobo - During the 2004 US presidential election, Liu again praised Bush for his war effort against Iraq and condemned Democratic Party candidate John Kerry for not sufficiently supporting the wars in which the U.S. was involved

 

Susan Sarandon - During the 2004 election campaign, she withheld support for Nader's bid, being among several "Nader 2000 Leaders" who signed a petition that urged voters to vote for Democratic Party candidate 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

 

Steve Sailer - During the United States presidential election, 2004, Sailer estimated that based on the intelligence tests from military records of candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry, Bush probably had a higher IQ by about 4 IQ points

 

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

 

Zell Miller - He backed Republican President George W. Bush over Democratic nominee John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and since 2003 has frequently criticized the Democratic Party, and has publicly supported several Republican candidates

 

John S. Hall - He campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the United States presidential election of 2004

 

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

 

John Edwards - He eventually became the 2004 Democratic candidate for vice president, the running mate of presidential nominee Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

 

Artie Lange - He has called President George W. Bush a "dolt" and supported John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008

 

Richard Holbrooke - He was an adviser to the Presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry in 2004

 

Joe Lockhart - He worked as press secretary for several Democratic politicians, including Walter Mondale, Paul Simon, and Michael Dukakis; he was an advisor to John Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign

 

Lloyd Bentsen - His grandson, Lloyd Bentsen IV, served on John Kerry's advance staff during Kerry's 2004 campaign for the presidency of the United States

 

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

 

Tom DeLonge - In 2004 he campaigned for presidential candidate John Kerry and in 2008 he stated that he supported Barack Obama

 

Charley Reese - In 2004 he supported John Kerry's presidential campaign

 

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

 

Ben Affleck - In 2004, Affleck actively campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry

 

Fabian Bruskewitz - In 2004, Bruskewitz stated that he would deny the Eucharist to Catholic politicians who supported abortion, including 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry

 

Ed Markey - In 2004, Markey was considered a possible contender for John Kerry's seat in the United States Senate if Kerry were to be elected President of the United States.

 

Scott O'Grady - In 2004, O'Grady, supporting George W. Bush for re-election, accused Bush's opponent John Kerry of "treason" for actions taken during the Vietnam War

 

Hans Bethe - In 2004, he signed a letter along with 47 other Nobel laureates endorsing John Kerry for President of the United States.

 

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

 

Ted Kennedy - In the 2004 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Kennedy campaigned heavily for fellow Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. and lent his chief of staff, Mary Beth Cahill, to the Kerry campaign

 

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

 

William H. Macy - Macy and Huffman appeared at a rally for John Kerry in 2004

 

Marty Meehan - Meehan was mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2004, if Massachusetts' junior senator, John Kerry, had been elected to the presidency

 

Zell Miller - Miller crossed party lines and backed Republican President George W. Bush over Democratic nominee John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election

 

Andrew J. Duck - Most recently, he has become a member of Citizens for Responsible Growth in New Market, Maryland and co-founder of Frederick, Maryland for Kerry in 2004, which promoted the presidential campaign of John Kerry in Frederick, Maryland, Maryland

 

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

 

Natalie Portman - Portman is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and in the 2004 presidential race she campaigned for the Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry

 

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.

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal - She and her brother Jake filmed a commercial for Rock the Vote, and visited the University of Southern California campus to encourage students to vote in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, in which she supported John Kerry

 

Rashida Jones - She previously campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry during the 2004 election, speaking at student rallies and a public gallery in Ohio

 

Christina Ricci - She supported John Kerry's presidential bid in 2004.

 

Polly Draper - She voted for Democratic senator John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election

 

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

 

Patti Smith - Smith supported Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 election

 

Wesley Clark - The 2004 Iowa caucuses marked a turning point in the campaign for the Democratic nomination, however, as front-runners Dean and Dick Gephardt garnered results far lower than expected, and John Kerry and John Edwards' campaigns benefited in Clark's absence

 

Berkley Bedell - Though he no longer serves in Congress, Bedell remains active in Iowa politics, strongly supporting Howard Dean in 2004 over John Kerry

 

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero - Zapatero publicly stated his support for John Kerry as a candidate running in the U.S. Presidential election in 2004

 

Howard Dean - On January 19, 2004, Dean's campaign suffered a staggering blow when a last-minute surge by rivals John Kerry and John Edwards led to a disappointing third-place finish for Dean in the 2004 Iowa Democratic caucuses, representing the first votes cast in primary season

 

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

 

Wesley Clark - He withdrew from the race on February 11, 2004 and announced his endorsement of John Kerry at a rally in Madison, Alabama, Wisconsin , Wisconsin on February 13

 

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

 

David Koechner - David Koechner supported the 2004 US Presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry, performing at a June 6, 2004 Hollywood fundraiser for the senator, where "The Naked Trucker & T-Bones" opened up for Tenacious D

 

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

 

Morrissey - In October 2004, Morrissey released a statement urging American voters to vote for Democratic Party candidate John Kerry for President, calling this vote a "logical and sane move"

 

Brad Pitt - Pitt visited the University of Missouri campus in October 2004 to encourage students to vote in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, in which he supported John Kerry.

 

Bob Schieffer - On October 13, 2004, he was the moderator of the third presidential debate between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry in Tempe, Arizona

 

Mike Honda - In November 2004, Honda was among those invited to spend the evening with Presidential candidate John Kerry in Boston, Massachusetts on election night.

 

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

 

Bernard Kenny - New Jersey's electors cast their ballots on December 13, 2004 in the State House Annex, in Trenton, New Jersey , where all 15 votes were cast for the Democratic Party candidate John Kerry


2005

In 2005, Kerry released his military and medical records to the representatives of three news organizations, but has not authorized full public access to those records add something

 

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


2006

On October 30, 2006, Kerry was a headline speaker at a campaign rally being held for Democratic California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California add something

 

Steve Driehaus - It narrowly favored Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and United States Senator Sherrod Brown in 2006; and United States President George W. Bush narrowly outpaced Democratic nominee John Kerry by just 1 percentage point in the 2004 United States presidential election

 

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


2008

On January 10, 2008, Kerry endorsed Illinois Senator Barack Obama for President add something

 

On October 1, 2008, Kerry voted for Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, known as the TARP bailout add something

 

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


2009

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 add something

 

In January 2009, Kerry replaced Joe Biden as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee add something

 

On Tuesday, August 25, 2009, Kerry became the senior senator from Massachusetts following Ted Kennedy's death add something


2010

However, on July 27, 2010, Kerry stated he had yet to take legal possession of the boat, had not intended to avoid the taxes, and that when he took possession, he would pay the taxes whether he owed them or not add something


2011

Kerry "has emerged in the past few years as an important envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan during times of crisis," a "Washington Post" report stated in May 2011, as Kerry undertook another trip to the two countries add something

 

Michael McCaul - Caul the wealthiest member of the United States Congress, surpassing U.S. Senator John_Kerry.


2012

During the 2012 Obama reelection campaign, Kerry participated in one on one debate prep with the president, impersonating the Republican candidate Mitt Romney add something


2013

His confirmation hearing took place on January 24, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the same panel where he first testified in 1971 add something

 

Kerry was sworn in as Secretary of State on February 1, 2013 add something

 

Senior U.S. officials stated the two sides were able to meet on July 30, 2013 at the State Department without American mediators following a dinner the previous evening hosted by Kerry add something

 

He told the Organization of American States in November 2013 that the Monroe Doctrine was dead add something


2014

Syria quickly welcomed this proposal and on September 14, the UN formally accepted Syria's application to join the convention banning chemical weapons, and separately, the U.S. and Russia agreed on a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons by the middle of 2014 add something

 

In January 2014 having met with Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Kerry said "We touched on just about every major issue that we are both working on, that are issues of concern to all of us add something


2015

On May 31, 2015, Kerry broke his right leg in a biking accident in Scionzier, France, and was flown to Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital for recovery add something


2016

In April 2016, he signed the Paris Climate Accords at the United Nations in New York add something

 

On November 11, 2016, Kerry became the first Secretary of State and highest-ranking U.S. official to date to visit Antartica add something


2017

However, in light of increasing concerns regarding climate change, in 2017 Kerry reversed his position on nuclear power, saying "Given this challenge we face today, and given the progress of fourth generation nuclear: go for it add something

 

Kerry retired from his diplomatic work following the end of the Obama administration on January 20, 2017 add something

 

In April 2017, Kerry purchased a 18-acre property on the northwest corner of Martha's Vineyard overlooking Vineyard Sound in the town of Chilmark, Massachusetts add something


2018

According to news reports, Kerry intends to write his first memoir, which is due to come out in 2018 add something

 

The book is scheduled for release in September 2018 add something

 

In November 2018, in a "Guardian Live" conversation with Andrew Rawnsley, sponsored by "The Guardian" at London's Central Hall, Kerry discussed several issues which have developed further since his tenure as Secretary of State, including migration into Europe and climate change add something