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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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  • 100% of precincts reporting (24,847/24,847).

About this office

The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.
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Democratic
Former U.S. Secretary of State
8,753,788 votes (62.1%)Winning
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  • Getting the economy working again for all Americans; raising the minimum wage; investing in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and other sectors; providing tax relief to working families and small businesses; and ensuring equal pay for women
  • Keeping our nation safe by defending American values at home and abroad, strengthening our existing alliances and building new partnerships for the 21st century, and restoring American leadership around the world; and
  • Breaking down barriers for all Americans by ensuring every child has the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential, and passing comprehensive immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and other initiatives
Profession:Former U.S. Secretary of State
Secretary of State, United States of America — Appointed position (20092013)
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (20012009)
Attorney, Rose Law Firm (19771992)
Lecturer, University of Arkansas School of Law (19791980)
Assistant Professor and Director of Legal Aid Clinic, University of Arkansas School of Law (19741977)
Impeachment Inquiry Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee (19741974)
Staffer, Children’s Defense Fund (19731974)
Yale Law School J.D. (1973)
Wellesley College B.A., political science (1969)
Total money raised: $569,688,246

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Google
$1,499,373
2
United States Department of Defense
$890,009
3
U.S. Government
$845,880
4
Harvard University
$780,161
5
Microsoft
$758,396

By State:

California 21.44%
New York 15.19%
Texas 5.13%
Florida 4.96%
Other 53.28%
21.44%15.19%53.28%

By Size:

Large contributions (81.47%)
Small contributions (18.53%)
81.47%18.53%

By Type:

From organizations (0.53%)
From individuals (99.47%)
99.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Republican, American Independent
Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
4,483,810 votes (31.8%)
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  • THE ESTABLISHMENT: I want to win for the people of this great country. The only people I will owe are the voters. The media, special interests, and lobbyists are all trying to stop me. We won't let that happen!
  • COMPETENT LEADERSHIP: America needs strong leadership. Politicians can talk but they don't get things done. I have a strong track record of success and if elected I will do what I have promised to do: #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!
  • JOBS: I will be the greatest job-producing president in American history.
Profession:Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
Chairman and CEO, The Trump Organization (1971current)
Host, The Celebrity Apprentice (20042015)
Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania B.S. (1968)

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers, and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time.

Total money raised: $334,526,616

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Donald Trump
$66,141,660
2
United States Department of Defense
$284,248
3
Boch Automotive
$86,936
4
U.S. Government
$78,411
5
Wells Fargo
$65,261

By State:

New York 42.23%
Texas 7.85%
California 6.75%
Florida 6.23%
Other 36.94%
42.23%36.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (74.07%)
Small contributions (25.93%)
74.07%25.93%

By Type:

From organizations (0.24%)
From individuals (99.76%)
99.76%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Libertarian
Businessperson & Elected Official
478,499 votes (3.4%)
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Profession:Businessperson & Elected Official
Governor, State of New Mexico — Elected position (19952003)
President and Co-founder, Big J Enterprises (19761999)
University of New Mexico B.S., political science (1975)
Total money raised: $11,696,541

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
United States Department of Defense
$31,443
2
AMERICANS DESERVE BETTER PAC
$28,200
3
Wells Fargo
$7,355
4
Cato Institute
$6,725
5
L.H. Thomson
$6,400

By State:

California 13.72%
Texas 9.78%
New York 6.81%
Florida 6.40%
Other 63.28%
13.72%9.78%63.28%

By Size:

Large contributions (35.31%)
Small contributions (64.69%)
35.31%64.69%

By Type:

From organizations (0.96%)
From individuals (99.04%)
99.04%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Green
Harvard-Trained Physician
278,657 votes (2%)
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  • A Green New Deal. Taking action on climate change while creating full employment by transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2030.
  • Economic Equality. Cancel Student Debt. Jobs as a Right. Single Payer Health Care. End Poverty. Guarantee all Americans with a living wage job, with government employer of last resort.
  • Equality for all. Support for immigrant rights. Support Black Lives Matter Movement. GLBT. A foreign policy based on peace and international law.
Profession:Harvard-Trained Physician
President and Co-founder, Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities (20032010)
Member, Lexington Town Meeting, Precinct 2 — Elected position (20052009)
Associate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (19922006)
Staff Internist, Harvard Community Health Plan (19822006)
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (19822006)
Staff Internist, Simmons College Health Center (19912006)
Harvard Medical School M.D. (1979)
Harvard University B.A., psychology, sociology, and anthropology (1973)

Dr. Jill Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 candidate for President. She holds the current record for most votes ever received by a woman candidate for President of the United States in the general election. She is a mother, an organizer, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She has helped lead initiatives to fight environmental racism and injustice, to promote healthy communities, to strengthen local green economies and to revitalize democracy. She has helped win victories in campaign finance reform, racially-just redistricting, green jobs, and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxic threats. She was a principal organizer for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.

As a practicing physician, Jill became aware of the links between toxic exposures and illness emerging in the 1990s. She began to fight for a healthy environment as a human right, assisting non profits, community groups and Native Americans combating environmental injustice and racism in dangerous exposures like lead and mercury in air and water pollution, incinerators and land fills, toxic waste sites and more. She helped lead the fight to clean up the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts, raising the bar nationally to a cleaner standard for coal plants. She helped close a toxic medical waste incinerator in Lawrence, MA, one of the poorest communities in New England. She played a key role in rewriting the Massachusetts fish advisories to better protect women and children, Native Americans and immigrants from mercury contamination. She also helped preserve the moratorium on new toxic trash incinerators in Massachusetts.

Having witnessed the power of lobbyists and campaign contributions to block health, environmental and worker protections, Jill became an advocate for campaign finance reform, and worked to help pass the Clean Election Law by voter referendum. This law was passed by a 2-1 margin, but was later repealed by the overwhelmingly Democratic Massachusetts Legislature on an unrecorded voice vote. This sabotage of campaign finance reform by the Democratic Party was a pivotal event in Jill's political development, confirming her growing allegiance to the Green Party.

In 2002 Jill was recruited by Green-Rainbow Party activists to run for Governor of Massachusetts against Mitt Romney, beginning her first foray into electoral politics. Many observers credited her with being the best informed and most credible candidate in the race.

She has twice been elected to town meeting in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is the founder and past co-chair of a local recycling committee appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen.

In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that fought for the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, environmental protection, labor rights, and grassroots democracy.

Jill represented the Green-Rainbow Party in two additional races – one for State Representative in 2004 where she finished second, ahead of the Republican. In 2006 she ran for Secretary of State receiving over 350,000 votes – representing one of the greatest vote total ever for a Green-Rainbow candidate.

In 2008, Jill helped lead the "Secure Green Future" ballot initiative to move subsidies from fossil fuels to renewable energy and to create green jobs. The measure won over 81 per cent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot.

Jill received several awards for health and environmental protection including: Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard" Award, the Children's Health Hero" Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award. Jill has appeared as an environmental health expert on the Today Show20/20Fox News, and other programs. She also served on the board of directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports,  In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009.  The first of these  has been translated into four languages and is used worldwide as a community tool in the fight for health and the environment. The reports connect the dots between human health, social justice, a healthy environment and green economies.

 

Jill was born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. She lives in Lexington with her husband, Richard Rohrer, also a physician. They have two grown sons in medical school and residency training.

Total money raised: $10,022,558

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Google
$42,213
2
Amazon.com
$13,966
3
United States Department of Defense
$11,479
4
Kaiser Permanente
$11,295
5
Apple
$8,207

By State:

California 29.69%
New York 10.17%
Washington 6.11%
Massachusetts 6.06%
Other 47.98%
29.69%10.17%47.98%

By Size:

Large contributions (27.66%)
Small contributions (72.34%)
27.66%72.34%

By Type:

From organizations (0.04%)
From individuals (99.96%)
99.96%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Power to the People Plan

Summary

My Power to the People Plan creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit. It offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties. And it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy. This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams - it’s in our hands.

A Green New Deal:

Create millions of jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, and investing in public transit, sustainable agriculture, and conservation.

Jobs as a Right:

Create living-wage jobs for every American who needs work, replacing unemployment offices with employment offices. Advance workers rights to form unions, achieve workplace democracy, and keep a fair share of the wealth they create.

End Poverty:

Guarantee economic human rights, including access to food, water, housing, and utilities, with effective anti-poverty programs to ensure every American a life of dignity.

Health Care as a Right:

Establish an improved “Medicare For All” single-payer public health insurance program to provide everyone with quality health care, at huge savings.

Education as a Right:

Abolish student debt to free a generation of Americans from debt servitude. Guarantee tuition-free, world-class public education from pre-school through university. End high stakes testing and public school privatization. 

A Just Economy:

Set a $15/hour federal minimum wage. Break up “too-big-to-fail” banks and democratize the Federal Reserve. Reject gentrification as a model of economic development. Support development of worker and community cooperatives and small businesses. Make Wall Street, big corporations, and the rich pay their fair share of taxes. Create democratically run public banks and utilities. Replace corporate trade agreements with fair trade agreements.

Protect Mother Earth:

Lead on a global treaty to halt climate change. End destructive energy extraction: fracking, tar sands, offshore drilling, oil trains, mountaintop removal, and uranium mines. Protect our public lands, water supplies, biological diversity, parks, and pollinators. Label GMOs, and put a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides until they are proven safe. Protect the rights of future generations.

Freedom and Equality:

End police brutality, mass incarceration and institutional racism within our justice system. Expand women’s rights, protect LGBT people from discrimination, defend indigenous rights and lands, and create a welcoming path to citizenship for immigrants. Protect the free Internet, replace drug prohibition with harm reduction, and legalize marijuana/hemp.

Justice for All:

Restore our Constitutional rights, terminate unconstitutional surveillance and unwarranted spying, end persecution of government and media whistleblowers, close Guantanamo, abolish secret kill lists, and repeal indefinite detention without charge or trial.

Peace and Human Rights:

Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.

Empower the People:

Abolish corporate personhood. Protect voters’ rights by establishing a constitutional right to vote.  Enact electoral reforms that break the big money stranglehold and create truly representative democracy: public campaign financing, ranked-choice voting, proportional representation, and open debates.

Peace and Freedom
Gloria Estela La Riva is a typographical worker, labor leader, community and anti-war activist.
66,101 votes (0.5%)
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  • La Riva’s 10-point program begins: For the earth to live, capitalism must end. The crises of inequality, endless war, environmental destruction, and more – can only be solved by replacing capitalism with a sustainable system – socialism.
  • La Riva’s program says: A job or income, health care, free education from pre-k through university, and affordable housing should be Constitutional rights; Shut all U.S. military bases around the world, bring all U.S. armed forces home, end all U.S.
  • La Riva’s program says: End racism, police brutality and mass incarceration and free political prisoners; Honor Native treaties; Defend unions and a $15/hr minimum wage; Equal rights for women including full reproductive rights; Full equality for LGB
Profession:Gloria Estela La Riva is a typographical worker, labor leader, community and anti-war activist.
Union Printer, Various (1980current)
Blogger, LiberationNews.org (not availacurrent)
Executive Vice President, Pacific Media Workers Guild, Communications Workers of America, Local 39521 (not availacurrent)
Medical Aid Coordinator, Iraq Sanctions Challenge (19981998)
La Riva attended Brandeis University (current)
Executive Vice President of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, Pacific Media Workers Guild, Communications Workers of America, Local 39521 (2012current)
National Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five (2001current)

La Riva was Born in Albuquerque, N.M., her father was a letter carrier, her mother an immigrant from Mexico and garment worker. La Riva attended Brandeis University where she was active in affirmative action struggles, She is a member of Peace and Freedom Party in California since 1981, and in 1994 and 1998, was the PFP's candidate for Governor. Nationally she is the 2016 Presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. La Riva is a longtime union organizer and activist, and a delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.

Her Vice-Presidential running mate in California is Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM).

  • Party for Socialism and Liberation

La Riva believes in, and fights for socialism.

Socialism is a society where political and economic power is in the hands of the working class and the oppressed. Socialism is a society where the basic needs of the population and the planet are planned for and guaranteed.

The only solution to the deepening crisis of capitalism is the socialist transformation of society. Driven by an insatiable appetite for ever greater profits regardless of social cost, capitalism is on a collision course with the people of the world and the planet itself. Imperialist war; deepening unemployment and poverty; deteriorating health care, housing and education; racism; discrimination and violence based on gender and sexual orientation; environmental destruction—all are inevitable products of the capitalist system itself.

For the great majority of people in the world, including tens of millions of workers in the United States, conditions of life and work are worsening. There is no prospect that this situation can or will be turned around under the existing system.

The idea that the capitalists’ grip on society and their increasingly repressive state can be abolished through any means other than a revolutionary overturn is an illusion. Equally unrealistic are reformist hopes for a “kinder, gentler” capitalism, or solutions based on economic decentralization or small group autonomy. Meeting the needs of the more than 6.5 billion people who inhabit the planet today is impossible without large-scale agriculture and industry and economic planning.

The fundamental problems confronting humanity today flow from the reality that most of the world’s productive wealth—the product of socialized labor and nature—is privately owned and controlled by a tiny minority. This minority decides what will be produced and what will not. Its decisions are based on making profits rather than meeting human needs.

There are really only two choices for humanity today—an increasingly destructive capitalism, or socialism.

Our 10-Point Program

Summary

The 10-Point Program outlines our campaigns priorities regarding a wide range of issues facing the working class.

1. For the earth to live, capitalism must end

Global warming, environmental racism polluting our neighborhoods, acidified and depleted oceans, fracking, critical drought, plastics choking the seas, nuclear weapons and waste, it is clear that capitalism and production for profit are destroying the planet and threatening all life. Using truly sustainable energy and seizing the oil and coal companies to stop fossil fuel pollution, are urgent steps needed to reverse climate change. Ultimately, only the socialist reorganization of society can assure the future of the people and the planet.

2. Make a job a Constitutional right

Tens of millions are jobless and under-employed because the capitalists control employment. A decent-paying job must be a legal, guaranteed right. The minimum wage should be raised to $20 per hour and a living income must be guaranteed for those who cannot work. 

3. Make free health care, free education & affordable housing Constitutional rights

These are essentials of life and should not be run for profit. Create a completely free and public health­care system. Make education free—cancel all student debt. Fully fund rebuilding of the infrastructure in transport, water and utility systems. Stop all foreclosures and evictions—end all mortgage interest payments to the banks.

4. Shut down all U.S. military bases around the world—bring all the troops, planes & ships home

U.S. foreign policy uses the pretext of national security to enforce the imperialist interests of the biggest banks and corporations. That is what is behind the endless wars and occupations. Use the $1 trillion military budget instead to provide for people’s needs here and around the world. Abolish nuclear weapons. Stop U.S. aid to Israel. End the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Independence for Puerto Rico.

5. Stop racist police brutality and mass incarceration

More than 2.2 million people are behind bars in the largest prison complex in the world. End mass incarceration of oppressed and all working class people --  the real crime. Fully prosecute all acts of police brutality and violence. Honor Native treaties. Free Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners.

6. Defend our unions

Support the right of all workers to have a union. Fight back against the attacks on collective bargaining. Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. In the spirit of the Fight for 15 and low-wage worker organizing, rebuild a fighting—and striking—labor movement.

7. Equality for women and free, safe, legal abortion on demand

Stop the attack on women’s reproductive rights and defend Roe v. Wade. Women must have the fundamental right to choose & control their own bodies. Women still earn 22 percent less than men, and the gap is even more severe for Black and Latina women. Close the wage gap and end the gender division of labor.

8. Full rights for all immigrants

Abolish all anti-immigrant laws. Stop the raids and deportations. The government’s war on immigrants must end. The border wall must be dismantled.

9. Full federal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people

Fight anti-LGBTQ discrimination and violence. Full federal equality in all matters governed by civil law.

10. Seize the banks—Jail Wall Street criminals

The banks’ vast wealth came from the people’s labor and tax-dollar bailout. Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime, rewarding greed and fraud with obscene bonuses. These billionaires looted and destroyed the economy. It is time to seize their assets and use those resources in the interests of the vast majority. Power must be taken out of the hands of the super rich, and the Wall Street criminals must be held accountable.

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Total money raised: $1,636,769

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
University of Utah
$5,842
2
United States Department of Defense
$5,747
3
Jane Street Capital
$5,400
3
Perry Homes
$5,400
4
Hopping Green & Sams
$4,750

By State:

Utah 22.81%
California 9.20%
Virginia 7.88%
Texas 6.96%
Other 53.14%
22.81%9.20%53.14%

By Size:

Large contributions (33.81%)
Small contributions (66.19%)
33.81%66.19%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Videos

— October 5, 2016 CBS News

Tim Kaine & Mike Pence go head-to-head in the one and only VP debate of the 2016 election, moderated by CBSN's Elaine Quijano.

— October 5, 2016 CBS News
— October 26, 2016 NBC News

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off on Oct. 9, Sunday, 9 p.m. EST at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in the second presidential debate of the 2016 election.

— October 26, 2016 NBC News

The third and final U.S. Presidential debate 2016 between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live streamed on October 19, 2016. Moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

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Election Results

The election results below are based only on California and do not reflect the national totals.

National results can be found here and a variety of other national news outlets.

Vice Presidential Candidates

Each presidential candidate is paired with a vice presidential candidate on the ballot. The biographical information below is for the candidates for president. Information on their running mates can be found in 'Additional Info.'

Dennis J. Banks (Running mate of Gloria Estela La Riva)

Party: Peace and Freedom

Biography: Dennis J. Banks is an activist who co-founded the American Indian Movement, an American Indian advocacy group, in 1968. He still helps lead the group. Mr. Banks is also a trustee at Leech Lake Tribal College, has taught at D–Q University and Stanford University, and has appeared in several films. He received an Associate’s Degree from the University of California, Davis.

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Ajamu Baraka (Running mate of Jill Stein)

Party: Green

Biography: Ajamu Baraka is an activist and writer. He was the founding executive director of the US Human Rights Network (2004-2011), is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and has served on the boards of Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Africa Action. Mr. Baraka is also an editor and contributing columnist at Black Agenda Report and a writer for Counterpunch. He attended graduate school at Clark Atlanta University and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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Tim Kaine (Running mate of Hillary Clinton)

Party: Democratic

Biography: Tim Kaine is an attorney and elected official. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 -- where he currently serves -- and also served as governor of Virginia (2006-2010), lieutenant governor of Virginia (2002-2005), mayor of the city of Richmond (1998-2001), and a member of the Richmond City Council (1994-1998). He also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011. Prior to his years in the political sphere, Mr. Kaine practiced law at various law firms in Virginia, was an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, and clerked for a U.S. Appeals Court judge. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Missouri and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Mike Pence (Running mate of Donald Trump)

Party: Republican, American Independent

Biography: Mike Pence is an attorney and elected official. He was elected the governor of Indiana in 2012. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2013) and hosted The Mike Pence Show, a talk radio show (1994-2001). He’s served as president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation (1991-1994) and began his own private law practice in 1986. Mr. Pence received a B.A. in history from Hanover College and a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Bill Weld (Running mate of Gary Johnson)

Party: Libertarian

Biography: Bill Weld is an attorney and former elected official. Since 1997, he has served as a partner or principal at various law firms. Mr. Weld was elected governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997), appointed to head the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1986-1988), appointed to be U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts (1981-1986), and was part of a team of advisers of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal (1974). He received an A.B. in classics from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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