Election 2008: A Family Affair
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Political candidates are rarely seen without at least one member of their family by their side. Many campaigns are family affairs, with kids and spouses working to get their loved one elected. Find out what Scholastic Kid Reporters have learned about what life on the campaign trail is like for family members of the presidential candidates in this special collection of stories.
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Scholastic News Kid Reporter Molly Wienberg recently interviewed Cate Edwards, the oldest daughter of Democrat John Edwards, about her dad's campaign for President. Both Cate and Molly are involved in their second presidential contest.
On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Cate Edwards helped organize the troops for her dad. The 25-year-old Harvard law student is the oldest daughter of Democratic candidate John Edwards. She met with campaign volunteers at the Edwards campaign headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 10.
Republican presidential frontrunner Senator John McCain's daughter talks to Scholastic News about how she leads the life of a regular kid.
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards, is a very busy woman. She is a lawyer, wife and mother of three children who daily juggles a family's needs and the demands of a national political campaign.
Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama, is a busy woman with quite a balancing act. In addition to her own career in public service, Michelle speaks at campaign rallies, town meetings, and almost any other place in support of her husband's campaign. She's also mom to 9-year-old Malia and 6-year-old Sasha.
A new form of campaigning is here! On February 4, 2008, in a final effort to get her message out to undecided primary voters, Hillary Clinton hosted a "Virtual Town Hall."
Former Senator John Edwards ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in the place where it began: New Orleans. Surrounded by his wife, children, and supporters, Edwards gave a heartfelt speech at Habitat for Humanity's Musician's Village. He said he was stepping aside "so that history can blaze its path."