The Florida senator created an exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission on February 27, 2003, and made an official announcement May 6. On October 6, 2003, Graham became the first Democratic hopeful to drop his presidential bid. Citing fund-raising difficulties, Graham told Larry King, "I'm leaving because I cannot be elected president of the United States." A moderate Democrat, Graham was on the short list for vice president in 2000. He was critical of the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq, saying the administration was ignoring other critical national security threats. Read full candidate profile >
The Democratic primary candidates have raised millions since officially filing
their campaigns with the FEC, but all fall short of matching President
Bush's hefty campaign chest. Click on the images to the right for more
details on how much each candidate has raised, spent and owes.