Chicago businessman John Cox is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Cox has not been elected to public office before but, has served as the President of the Cook County Republicans. Cox came in 5th when he sought the Republican nomination for Congressman from Illinois 10th district and 3rd place for the 2002 Republican nomination for Illinois US Senator, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections web site.
John Cox stands firm on moral issues, "John Cox is Pro-Life and isn't afraid to lead on this important moral issue," his web site proclaims. Cox is also opposed to both gay marriage and civil unions and is supporter of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Cox does oppose the death penalty, "He says that although he wouldn't try to change death-penalty laws, he opposes capital punishment with one exception: war crimes," the Chicago Tribune reported on March 3, 2002. This issue is where I disagree with Mr. Cox. If a person is guilty of murder, that person should be given the death penalty.
Cox has been busy campaigning in early primary/caucus sates and is leading in news coverage among announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
For more info on John Cox log onto http://www.cox2008.com/.