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Name: Johnny Reid Edwards                                                       
Born: 10 June 1953 Seneca, South Carolina                                       
Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is an American politician who   
served one term as U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic       
nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the 2008 Democratic 
presidential nomination through the January primaries.                           
He defeated incumbent Republican Lauch Faircloth in North Carolina's 1998 Senate 
election and toward the end of his six-year term sought the Democratic           
presidential nomination in the 2004 presidential election.                       
He eventually became the Democratic candidate for Vice President, the running   
mate of presidential nominee Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. After Edwards 
and Kerry lost the election to incumbents George W. Bush and Dick Cheney,       
Edwards began working full time at the One America Committee, a political action 
committee he established in 2001, and was appointed director of the Center on   
Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
School of Law. He was also a consultant for Fortress Investment Group LLC.