Saturday, January 27, 2007

Former Kerry Donor Backs Obama

Alan D Solomont, who was one of John Kerry's biggest fundraisers and supporters, has backed Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Solomont, who is also close to the Clinton family, chose to support Obama after Kerry declared this week that he would not be running for the Democratic nomination.

Barack Obama 2008

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Kerry Calls for End to Iraq War

John Kerry who yesterday confirmed that he will not be seeking another tilt at the Presidency, has committed himself to fighting to end the war in Iraq.

Kerry believes that it is wrong to send people to die in a war based on other people's mistakes.

Kerry has set up a new website,, which he will use to campaign for the end of the war in Iraq, and bringing the troops home. Head to the site to watch the Kerry address. It's an impressive peformance from someone who is no longer running.

"Senator John Kerry's goal is to end the war in Iraq. To do that, he will be introducing legislation to set a deadline for Bush to end the war. We need your help to get this done."

He has confirmed that he will be running again for the Senate in Massachusetts in 2008, which will enable him to continue the fight.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Kerry Won't Run For President

Senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic Candidate for President, John Kerry, has declared that he wont be running for the nomination for the 2008 election.

However, Kerry will again contest the Senate in 2006.

Kerry said that “There are powerful reasons to want to continue that fight now. But I have concluded this isn’t the time for me to mount a presidential campaign.”

His running mate from 2004, and declared candidate John Edwards said that it would have been a tough decision for Kerry to make, but that he could be proud for always fighting "...the good fight for the right cause."

The decision by Kerry will prove interesting over the coming weeks and months, as declared candidates seek his endorsement for their campaigns. Kerry still has some good grass roots support, and his nod for one of the candidates for the nomination would be significant.

John Kerry's Statement in the Senate.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

John Kerry Will Decide Very Soon

According to sources from his camp, John Kerry is expected to make an announcement in the next few days on whether he will seek the Democratic nomination.

Kerry orginally planned to make a decision later in the next few months, but may decide to jump in before the game gets away from him.

Stay tuned.

Kerry PAC Biggest Donor

John Kerry's PAC was the biggest donor to Democrat candidates in 2006. The PAC, Keeping America's Promise donated $4.3million to state, local and federal candidates.

The amount of money that Kerry has given to candidates will no doubt give him a boost among local Democats.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

POST/ABC Poll - Kerry 8%

John Kerry has received 8% in a poll conducted nationally by the Washington Post and ABC on preferred Democrat nominee in 2008. The poll surveyed 561 Democrats and Democrat leaning independents.

Leading the poll was Hillary Clinton with 41%, followed by Barack Obama on 17%. They were followed by John Edwards on 11% and Al Gore on 10%.

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and declared candidate for the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden secured 3%.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Will Kerry Run Again?

John Kerry, Senator from Massachusetts and Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2004 has yet to declare if he will seek the nomination in 2008.

But Kerry is doing all the right things for another tilt at the nomination. Since the end of 2004, he has been to key states Iowa 8 times, and New Hampshire 9 times. That far exceeds all of the other candidates or potential candidates, bar John Edwards, his former running mate and declared runner.

So how is Kerry's standing in the Democratic Party? There is no doubt that he has lost some shine after not securing victory in 04. But he does have a base of support. His senior and powerful colleague from Massachusetts, Sen. Ted Kennedy has already said that he would support another run by Kerry.

And there is still a lot of goodwill for Kerry, who was viewed as a good, but perhaps not a great candidate. If they think he is wiser for the experience, they might yet be willing to consider him again.

But Kerry this time is up against some big names who should be running. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are the main players, but John Edwards will again be running a solid race, and wouldn't be likely to settle for VP again. In addition, there is the unknown quantity in Al Gore, who is yet to rule out a run.

Kerry already has close to $20 million in his campaign account, mostly money left over from the 2004 election.

And raising more money would not be a problem for Kerry. For that 2004 election, Kerry raised almost $350million for the fight against President Bush. And in the Mid Terms, his PAC was a major giver to Democratic candidates across the country.

Kerry will be weighing up his options in the coming weeks. But as the others start declaring their run, he will need to make an announcement soon, or the race could get well ahead of him.