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James Clyburn

Age: 69

Family: wife, Emily; three adult daughters

Occupation: Educator, community organizer, formerly headed the S.C. Human Affairs Commission

Education: Bachelor's degree, S.C. State University

Political experience: Elected to Congress in 1992; elected freshman class president in 1992; former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; elected U.S. House Majority Whip, the third most powerful member of the U.S. House, in 2006


Age: 54

Family: Single

Occupation: Attorney

Education: Bachelor's degree, Clemson University; law degree, University of South Carolina School of Law

Political experience: Elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in 1993; elected to the U.S. House in 1994; elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002