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 31, 2004
A radio ad drew the ire of Alaska's senior senator last week. The ad, in support of Democratic Senate candidate Tony Knowles, mocked Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, who supports GOP incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The ad, created by Alaska lobbyist Bill Bobrick, says: "Ted Stevens will die -- he'll die, I tell you -- and then we'll be stuck with [Stevens' son] Ben Stevens, and then [Gov.] Frank Murkowski will have to adopt him and appoint him to the U.S. Senate." The line was a jab at Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2004 |
Barring a last-minute change of strategy and fundraising fortunes, Republican Bill Jones could become the first major candidate in more than four decades to wage a U.S. Senate campaign in California without airing a single television ad -- the equivalent of jumping into a gun battle without bullets. Jones' lack of ads also could make history nationally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2004 |
Roy Ashburn's run for Congress would appear a long shot, at least on paper. He is a Republican in a solidly Democratic district. Unlike his opponent, Jim Costa, or the outgoing congressman, Cal Dooley, Ashburn didn't grow up on a San Joaquin Valley farm. He has never milked a cow or picked a grape. Short and round, he is more doughboy than cowboy.