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        George W. Bush | The Contenders - 16 for '16

        The son of a former president, George W. Bush rebounded from an unsuccessful career in the Texas oil and gas industry and failed congressional run to become the governor of Texas and to win one of the closest and most controversial elections in United States history, defeating Vice President Al Gore by a few hundred votes in Florida after the state’s recount went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

        George W. Bush: Interactive Timeline

        Click the image to use the interactive timeline and learn about George W. Bush, who won one of the closest and most controversial elections in United States history.

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        George W. Bush: Bush and Compassionate Conservatism

        Learn more about George W. Bush's overall campaign message in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        George W. Bush: Bush and His Team

        Learn more about the political geniuses Bush surrounded himself with in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        George W. Bush: Bush and the Recount

        Learn more about the Florida Recount in the 2000 Election, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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