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.
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.
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October 16, 2004 |
Three months after pledging to personally invest up to $2 million to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, Republican challenger Bill Jones instead has effectively withdrawn his own financial support from the campaign, according to federal financial reports filed Friday. Rather than making an additional $1.65 million in promised loans, Jones repaid himself nearly $350,000 in the three-month reporting period that ended Sept. 30.
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October 5, 2004 |
There was no way to anticipate it at the time, but Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Jones owes his political career to a black student radical with the tongue-twisting name of Bill Riddlesprigger. It was 1970, and Jones, conservative son of a Central Valley rancher, had just been elected president of the Cal State Fresno student government.