November 5, 2004 |
Alan Keyes blamed the media and fellow Republicans on Thursday for his lopsided loss to Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate race in Illinois. Keyes also said he did not congratulate Obama after the race was called, a tradition among politicians, because doing so would have been a "false gesture" because he believed Obama's views on issues such as abortion were wicked.
November 4, 2004
* *--* Statewide 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Barbara Boxer* (D) 5,599,305 58 Bill Jones (R) 3,642,425 38 Marsha J. Feinland (PF) 190,429 2 James Gray (L) 171,925 2 Don Grundmann (AI) 64,844 1 *--* *--* Los Angeles County 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Barbara Boxer* (D) 1,704,641 67 Bill Jones (R) 734,192 29 Marsha J.
October 31, 2004 |
Republicans remain favored to retain control of the Senate in Tuesday's election, but Democratic hopes of moving into the majority have been bolstered by surprisingly tight races in a number of GOP strongholds. In perhaps the biggest surprise of the high-stakes battle, Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky has found himself in a tough fight, with Democrats citing what they term his "declining mental health" as a reason to replace him.
October 28, 2004 |
In the last three years, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has seized upon a dominating era for Texas Republicans by ordering new congressional maps designed to buttress his power and build on the GOP majority in Washington. There has always been one seat, however, that he has never needed to worry about protecting: his own. Every two years since 1984, DeLay has run for reelection in the 22nd Congressional District south of Houston -- and has won big.
October 24, 2004
Barbara Boxer Democrat (I) Seeking her third term. Former stockbroker and journalist, elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors in 1976, the House of Representatives in 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1992. One of the most liberal members of the Senate, Boxer is campaigning largely against Bush administration policies on the war in Iraq, foreign relations, the economy and the environment.
October 17, 2004 |
Kathy Harding was well on the way to voting for the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, an anti-abortion, pro-gun businessman named Jim DeMint, when a couple of things began to nag at her. One was DeMint's support for a bill that would have replaced the federal income tax with a 23% sales tax. Harding is the one who pays the grocery bill each week, and she has one word for the plan: "Expensive." Then DeMint said he believed no homosexual should be allowed to teach in the public schools.