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Kerry Wins Iowa Caucus; Edwards Second; Dean’s Extraordinary Non-Concession Speech

Senator John Kerry has won the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucus.

Kerry polled 37.6% of the vote. Senator John Edwards came second with 31.8%, whilst Howard Dean polled 18.0% and Richard Gephardt 10.6%.

The candidates each gave election night speeches. Howard Dean’s extraordinary speech could best be classified as a “non-concession concession speech”. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator John Kerry

The following is a statement from the Senate’s closed deliberations on the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton, excerpts of which senators were allowed to publish in the Congressional Record for Friday, February 12, 1999.

Senator John Kerry was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts. He served from 1985 until 2013, when he resigned to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.

Statement by Senator John Kerry (Democrat – Massachusetts)

Mr. Chief Justice, my colleagues, I want to thank the Chief Justice for his important stewardship of these proceedings. And I thank Senator Lott and Senator Daschle for their patient leadership in helping to bridge the divide of partisan votes so that these are not partisan deliberations. [Read more…]