I don't want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. I will win the Democratic nomination because I will be the candidate for the guys with American flags in their pickup trucksDemocrats clash over Confederate flag Nov 01, 2003
The Bush tax cuts have failed. They are not making this economy better, they are not helping people get jobs, they are not covering anybody with health insuranceDean releases vision for health coverage May 13, 2003
We can no longer afford incremental steps or policies that nibble around the edges. To effectively resolve this crisis we must treat the whole problem and not the symptomsDean releases vision for health coverage May 13, 2003
Too many unmet promises and too much empty rhetoric has left us a nation unsure of our own economic security and still vulnerable here at home to the threats we faced over a year ago on Sept. 11Gephardt files to form pres. committee Jan 06, 2003
Pitt not only deprived his fellow commissioners of vital information about one of the most important appointments they would ever make, he knowingly endorsed a candidate for chairman ... without seriously investigating this matterSEC head Pitt resigns on election night Nov 06, 2002
Richard Andrew "Dick" Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is a former prominent American politician of the Democratic Party. Gephardt served as a U.S. Representative from Missouri from January 3, 1977, until January 3, 2005, serving as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995, and as Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. He also ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004. Gephardt was mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee in 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.
Since his retirement from politics, he has been working as a senior counsel at the global law firm DLA Piper and is also an active consultant for Goldman Sachs.
Gephardt was born into a working-class family in St. Louis, Missouri, to Louis Andrew Gephardt, a Teamster milkman, and Loreen Estelle Cassell; part of his ancestry is German. He graduated from the former Southwest High School in 1958. Gephardt is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He earned his B.S. at Northwestern University in 1962 where he was president of Beta Theta Pi, the student senate, and his freshman class. He earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School in 1965.