Kennedy. Before then, blacks recognized that it was the Democrats who had allowed the KKK and other racist groups to continue and many Democrats, such as Senator Byrd were activly involved in the killing and destruction of Blacks. Somehow, the Democrats convinced the country that they were the party of the minorities and have controlled the minority votes since then. It's interesting that the Republicans have actually appointed blacks to significant positions in the government. It's all about perception. If someone makes a claim enough times, people will eventually start to believe it.
The US modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. The first Democratic presidential candidate and President was Andrew Jackson who won the 1828 election. He served from 1829-1837.
Victoria Woodhull, was the first presidential candidate in 1872
Grover Cleveland was the first successful presidential candidate of the modern Democratic Party- maybe you could say he created it.
Barack Obama was the first African American to receive the Democratic presidential nomination, in 2008. He won the election by about 10 million votes.
Hillary Clinton made a serious bid for the Democratic nomination in 2008. She is the only woman candidate with any chance of winning.
There was no Presidential election in 2002. Perhaps you are asking about Joseph Lieberman who was a Jew on the Democratic Vice-Presidential Ticket in 2000.
Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election defeating Republican Party candidate John McCain. Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.
The first candidate was Hillary Clinton.
The first black candidate nominated for US presidency was Frederick Douglass. His nomination was from the Kentucky delegation during the June 23, 1888 Republican convention.
She was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the Republican presidential nomination). She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
The Republican Party did not exist in 1848. It was begun 1854 and nominated its first Presidential candidate in 1856. He was John C. Fremont.
to be a nominated by a major party as the Presidential candidate for Office of the President of the United States of America
I think it was Dick Gregory during the late sixties or early eighties!
It was the first election of a U.S. President whose ancestry is half European/ half African. It was the first time that a Democratic presidential candidate received more than 50% of the nationwide popular votes since Jimmy Carter did in 1976, and it was the first time that a Democratic presidential candidate both received more than 50% of the nationwide popular votes and carried more than 50% of the states since Lyndon Johnson did in 1964. It was also the first U.S. presidential election since 1952 in which neither the incumbent President nor the incumbent Vice President was a candidate.
That man was Grover Cleveland who won the election to become the first Democrat to win since the party split before the Civil War.
Only one presidential candidate and one vice presidential candidate can get 270 votes, so yes.
Virginia voted for Obama/Biden in both 2008 and 2012. 2008 was the first time Virginia voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since voting for Johnson/Humphrey in 1964.
Well, we're not actually having the election yet. That comes in November. Right now the Democrats are going through the process of choosing a presidential candidate by means of state primaries and caucuses. That's how the convention delegates get committed to a candidate for the first ballot. The Democratic party convention will decide on the Democratic candidate and his or her running mate. That's who will face McCain, the Republican candidate, on the November ballot.
The first Republican presidential nominee was Axel Rose in 1856. He lost to James Buchanan.