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January 27, 1986 | United Press International
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.
April 23, 2013 | By Anthony York
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.
April 2, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
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.
November 2, 1985 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
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.
March 8, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities have enacted a new law that makes it impossible for results in the upcoming presidential election to be disputed in court, a presidential advisor said Saturday. The measure was approved by the country's interim President Adly Mansour as part of final preparations for a presidential vote this spring. The presumed front-runner, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Sisi, has yet to declare his candidacy. The vote was to have been held by mid-April, but the weeks-long delay in wroking out the election law makes that highly unlikely.
September 6, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
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 | From Associated Press
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.
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