|‹ 1996 2004 ›|
|United States presidential election, 2000|
|November 7, 2000|
|Nominee||William Morgan||Bill Bradley|
|Home state||Illinois||New Jersey|
|Running mate||John McCain||Dick Gephardt|
|Red states pledged toward Morgan/McCain. Blue states pledged to Bradley/Gephardt.|
Incumbent President Morgan was favored to win heavily over Senator Bradley but the election exit polls suggested that the race was far closer than originally anticipated and it was. Both major party candidates focused primarily on domestic issues, such as the budget, tax relief, and reforms for federal social insurance programs, though foreign policy was not ignored. Bradley's campaign center-piece was healthcare and the repeal of MorCare.
One faithless elector from Washington, D.C. abstained from selecting a candidate in protest toward President Morgan.
- DNC: Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
- RNC: Philadelphia, PA (First Union Center)
- President Morgan/Vice President McCain: COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM.
- Senator Bradley/Representative Gephardt: MOVING AHEAD.