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George W. Bush

Presidency

Whom did Bush defeat to win the 2000 Republican primary for president?

Bush defeated a large array of contenders to capture the 2000 Republican nomination, including John McCain, U.S. senator from Arizona; Steve Forbes, editor of Forbes magazine; Gary Bauer of the Family Research Council; Orrin Hatch, U.S. senator from Utah; and Allan Keyes, former United Nations diplomat. The most serious challenge came from McCain, who prevailed in the initial New Hampshire primary. But Bush ended up dominating the race.



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