January 27, 1986 |
The eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy expects to announce her candidacy for Congress in a month and will run as her own candidate, not as a Kennedy, it was reported Sunday. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, 34, who would oppose GOP Rep. Helen Delich Bentley for the Baltimore County seat, said she has the endorsement of the state's Democratic Party, the Baltimore Sun reported. "I'm planning to run by myself so they know me, Kathleen Townsend," the attorney said.
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April 23, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- With most statewide offices filled with first-term incumbents planning to run for reelection, 2014 holds a shortage of job opportunities for aspiring pols. But in the races that are open -- state controller and secretary of state -- candidates are beginning to jockey for position. Earlier this month, state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced his candidacy for secretary of state. His colleague Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has also announced a bid. Joining the two Democrats in the race is Pepperdine University's Pete Peterson, a registered Republican.
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April 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama doesn't plan to weigh in on the Los Angeles mayoral race because it pits two Democrats against each other, his spokesman said Tuesday. Obama appreciates the support City Councilman Eric Garcetti has given him over the years, as well as their good working relationship, Press Secretary Jay Carney said. But in keeping with past practice, Carney said, Obama will not wade into a race between fellow Democrats. The news is a blow for Garcetti, who has emphasized his ties to Obama during his candidacy.
May 19, 1987 |
Sen. Paul Simon, a tweedy yet folksy liberal Democrat from Southern Illinois' Little Egypt region, formally threw his trademark bow tie into the presidential sweepstakes Monday, declaring a candidacy that will deliberately stress thoughtfulness over flash. "Nineteen eighty-eight is not going to be the year for a candidate slickly packaged like some new soft drink," declared Simon, 58, to a cheering, overflow house at an auditorium on the Southern Illinois University campus here. " . . .
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November 2, 1985 |
Just days before a citywide election, one of 14 candidates running for the Buena Park City Council entered a plea of not guilty Friday to felony charges that he lied about his address when filing voter-registration and candidacy documents. Steve A. Grasha, 26, was released on his own recognizance during an arraignment in North Orange County Municipal Court. He is charged with three counts of perjury and one count of filing false nomination papers, Deputy Dist. Atty. Martin Engquist said.
September 6, 2011 |
Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin launched her bid for the Senate on Tuesday, an effort that if successful would make her the first openly gay senator in U.S. history. The label Baldwin is more interested in running on is "progressive fighter," which is the title of the YouTube video her campaign released Tuesday announcing her candidacy. "I've made standing up for the middle class my top priority, and I've never hesitated to speak my mind," she says in the video. But her campaign is not shying away from the potentially groundbreaking nature of her candidacy.
June 15, 1989 |
State Sen. Jack Gordon is withdrawing from the race for the late Claude Pepper's U.S. House seat just two days after announcing his candidacy, an aide said today. Gordon, 67, became the first Democrat to enter the race for the seat held by Pepper, a liberal Democrat, since 1962. Aide Mike Petit refused to say why Gordon was withdrawing. Some Democratic leaders had expressed concern that Gordon, a Miami Beach liberal first elected to the state Senate in 1972, would be unable to attract conservative Latino voters needed to win the Aug. 29 election.
February 27, 1989 |
Former Mayor Mike Boyle, ousted in a 1987 recall election, announced today that he will run again for the city's top job. In announcing his candidacy, Boyle said he decided to run because he loves politics and public service and because a surprisingly large number of people urged him to enter the race. Boyle, 45, was elected mayor in 1981 and reelected in 1985. But opponents began gathering petition signatures shortly after his second term started.