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Monday, 14 August, 2000, 13:35 GMT 14:35 UK
Campaign Calendar: August
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Follow the course of the campaign with BBC News Online's campaign calendar. Click on a month to look at the key campaign dates, or click on the links below for some of the main stories.

  • 29 July- 4 Aug: Republican Convention, Philadelphia
  • The US Republican party convention meets in Philadelphia to formally nominate George W Bush as their presidential candidate in November's election. The overall theme is "Renewing America's Purpose. Together."

    Having selected their candidate for the presidency, Republicans head back to their various states in preparation for the final part of the election battle.

  • 10-13 Aug: Reform Party National Convention, Long Beach, California
  • The Reform Party splits into two rival camps, one choosing former Republican Pat Buchanan for its candidate for the White House, and the other a virtual unknown, John Hagelin. Mr Hagelin's faction chooses internet tycoon Nat Goldhaber to run as vice president. Mr Buchanan picks a black Los Angeles teacher, Ezola Foster.

  • 14-17 August: Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles
  • A total of 4,336 Democratic delegates from across the US gather at the Los Angeles Staples Arena for the formal selection of their candidate, Al Gore, for the presidency. He presents his vice-presidential running mate, Joe Lieberman, and rallies the troops ahead of polling day on 7 November.

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