2012 Eyes of History: National Contest: On the Stump

A single image featuring a candidate for office, not including 2012 presidential candidates. Images in this category could highlight someone campaigning for any elected office, from city dogcatcher to the U.S. Senate and everything in between.



Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press
Bikers: Vice President Joe Biden’s talks to customers during a stop at Cruisers Diner, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Seaman, Ohio.

Second Place


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Backroom Meeting: Kurt Bills met privately in a back corridor of the convention center with presidential candidate Ron Paul before Paul spoke to the GOP Convention in the St. Cloud, Minnesota Convention Center. Minnesota was one of the few states where Paul supporters upended the caucus process my mastering some arcane caucus rules. Bills, a Paul supporter had hoped he could ride Paul’s popular wave to victory. Paul was hesitant about the meeting and I was ejected after this frame was made.

Third Place


Mary Altaffer, Associated Press
Paul Ryan: Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., waves as he comes off the stage with his wife Janna, left, daughter Liza, second from left, and sons Sam and Charlie, right, during a campaign event, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in Reno, Nev.

Award of Excellence


Michael Henninger, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Untitled: Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

Award of Excellence


Tom Williams, CQ/Roll Call
Untitled: Former Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., gets a kiss from democratic senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, during a rally at First Baptist Church in Beverly, Mass. Warren is challenging Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.

Award of Excellence


Bill Clark, CQ/Roll Call
Ravioli Dinner: Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., hugs a supporter as he and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., greet diners at the St. Leo’s Ravioli Dinner at St. Leo’s Church in the Little Italy neighborhood of Baltimore on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Sen. Cardin is running for another term as Maryland’s junior Senator.