Political Photography Portfolio
Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper Gore, wave with Tipper’s father, John K. Aitcheson Jr., following behind them as they walk on stage to formally announce the VP’s Democratic campaign for president of the United States on Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at the Smith County Courthouse in Carthage, Tenn. A second-generation United States senator from Tennessee before being elected vice president in 1992, Al Gore chose his small hometown — population 2,517, according to the 1990 Census — for making his 2000 presidential campaign announcement. (© 1999 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
Vice President Al Gore (left) campaigns for president with running mate Joe Lieberman in 2000 during a town hall meeting in Gore’s hometown of Carthage, Tenn. (© 2000 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
Senate Minority Whip Wendell Ford and President Bill Clinton.
President George W. Bush.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker in Chattanooga, Tenn.
President Barack Obama.
President Bill Clinton and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters during his his 2010 campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell flashes the crowd a “thumbs-up” during the 131st annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 in Fancy Farm, Ky. Fancy Farm is the traditional start of fall campaign season in Kentucky and widely considered one of the nation’s premier political events. (© 2011 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway stares into the camera over a plateful of fruit and eggs during the annual Graves County Democratic Executive Committee Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Mayfield High School in Mayfield, Ky. Conway was relegated to middle-of-the-dais status after headlining the event just one year earlier during an unsuccessful campaign for United States Senate. (© 2011 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
Republican state Senate President David L. Williams campaigns for governor during a stop on his “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” bus tour on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the old Green County Courthouse in Greensburg, Ky. Not known for following, Williams didn’t get a chance to lead, either, when he lost the gubernatorial election a few months later and was appointed judge of Kentucky’s 40th Judicial Circuit by the state’s Democratic governor who wanted to get him out of the way. (© 2011 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
Candidates Phil Moffett (left) and David L. Williams (right) listen to a question from WBKO-TV Channel 13 anchorman Gene Birk during a Kentucky GOP gubernatorial primary debate on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bowling Green Junior High School in Bowling Green, Ky. Williams is state Senate president and one of the most influential Republicans in the state, while Moffett is a Louisville businessman courting Tea Party support in his first run for political office. (© 2011 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
David L. Williams spoke during a GOP primary gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bowling Green Junior High School in Bowling Green, Ky. Williams is state Senate president and one of the most influential Republicans in the state. (© 2011 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher speaks during a town hall forum on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky. The forum was held to solicit public feedback on how best to spend a projected $279 million state budget surplus. (© 2011 Billy Suratt/Apex MediaWire, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
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Type Political Photos