Birthday: June 10, 1953
Birthplace: Seneca. S.C.
Education: Bachelor of arts degree from North Carolina State University in 1974; juris doctorate from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1977
Years in public service: 6
Experience: Serving in the U.S. Senate 1999-2005; unsuccessful candidate for president in 2004; unsuccessful candidate for vice president in 2004
Organizations: Attorney and partner with Edwards & Kirby in Raleigh, N.C