In August 2000, the Chiles Center at University of Portland was once again host to a presidential candidate. Texas Governor George W. Bush, (R) visited the campus for a campaign rally sponsored by the Republican Party. Running as a compassionate conservative, Bush received the Republican party nomination for president at their national convention earlier in the month. On winning the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush completed the second father-son duo (41 & 43; John Adams and John Quincy Adams were 2 & 6; the Harrisons 9 &23, grandfather and grandson; the Roosevelts were fifth cousins, 26 & 32) to hold the nation’s highest office.
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