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Mission Statement: To provide a framework for citizens to follow the presidential campaign, to point people to the best available resources and information on the campaign, and to present original reporting and photography on the campaign.

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION is not an official project of the George Washington University and any errors and interpretations are the responsibility of the author, Eric M. Appleman.  Mr. Appleman graduated from GWU with a degree in political communications and has focused on analyzing presidential campaigns since then.  He has a particular interest in understanding what works and what does not in presidential campaigns and in visual aspects of political communication.  DEMOCRACY IN ACTION is not connected to or part of any partisan or ideological group.  The site is sponsored in part by GWU's Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, but receives no funding from the Institute.

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Special Thanks To
The George Washington University's Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet,
Graduate School of Political Management, and the School of Media and Public Affairs.

Contributing Editor Mike Dec and http://www.4president.org/

Center for Media and Public Affairs

U.S. Senate Press Photographers Gallery

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