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.
November 4, 2004
*--* District 1 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % C. Michael Thompson* (D) 164,213 67 Lawrence R.
November 2, 2004
A campaign mailing by former Republican Rep. John Thune of South Dakota, who is trying to oust Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, drew criticism from some Native Americans for perceived racist overtones. A flier stuffed into voter mailboxes in western South Dakota included a picture of prairie dogs with the line, "The dogs are lining up to vote for Tom Daschle." The image is a reference to the prairie dogs that plague South Dakota ranchers, a problem that has become a campaign concern.
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.