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February 29, 2004 | Julie Tamaki and Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writers
Hoping to woo voters beyond Tuesday's primary election, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Jones called Saturday for the government to buy back 36 undeveloped oil leases off Southern California's coast, while fellow GOP candidate Rosario Marin mingled with merchants and shoppers along Los Angeles' historic Olvera Street.
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October 28, 2004 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 2004 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
With 53 House seats up for grabs, primary races have broken out around the state, including a Central Valley contest pitting a political veteran against a young opponent, a Northern California battle featuring three GOP candidates with familiar names and an Orange County feud starring two well-known Republicans. In the Central Valley, Lisa Quigley, the former chief of staff of Rep. Calvin Dooley (D-Hanford) and former state Sen.
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January 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat who frequently sides with Republicans, said he will not seek reelection in 2004. Miller, 70, was appointed to his seat after Sen. Paul Coverdell died in July 2000, then won it in an election that November. In a statement, Miller said he would not endorse or campaign for a candidate to replace him, and would resign after the November 2004 election to let his successor get a seniority edge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Republicans running for U.S. Senate took issue Wednesday with President Bush's growing federal budget deficits during the taping of the only statewide candidate forum to be televised before Tuesday's primary. The campaign comments on PBS' "California Connected" show came even as Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan appeared before the House Budget Committee in Washington and urged Congress to consider cutting Social Security benefits for future retirees to reduce government expenses.
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November 4, 2003 | John-Thor Dahlburg and Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writers
Less than a month after abandoning his Democratic presidential bid, Sen. Bob Graham, one of Florida's most popular and durable politicians, announced Monday that he would not seek reelection, dealing yet another blow to Democrats' hopes to retake the Senate in 2004. "I have had a full, joyful and -- I hope -- productive life," said Graham, who also served two terms as Florida's governor. "And I hope to have other chapters that will meet those same standards."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2004 | George Skelton
It's the political season, but just try to find a real election race in California. The state with the most electoral votes seems wrapped up for Democrat John Kerry, despite his mushy-mouthed appearances every night on national TV. At any rate, he and President Bush aren't competing here. Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is running comfortably ahead of Republican Bill Jones in an obscure matchup with neither candidate exciting voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2004 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Cecilia Boone, who has spent most of her life as a homemaker, sat down one day in April and wrote out a $1,000 campaign check to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer's reelection fund. Boxer is not Boone's senator. Boone, in fact, lives in Dallas, two time zones to the east of California, and is represented in the U.S. Senate by a man, John Cornyn, and a woman, Kay Bailey Hutchison, both Republicans with conservative reputations. Boone has never contributed a dime to either of the Texas senators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2004 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Jones raised a modest $2 million over the three-month period ending June 30, but tried to take the sting out of it by announcing Wednesday that he would invest "at least $2 million" of his own money in his effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Jones' campaign sought to focus on the current fundraising quarter, which will include events later this month headlined by Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), among others.
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February 24, 2004 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
Former congressman and onetime state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren has the most endorsements from GOP lawmakers in Washington. State Sen. Rico Oller has the most support from conservative legislators in Sacramento. But political newcomer Mary Ose says she has the backing of the one Republican who matters most in the battle for the 3rd Congressional District: her younger brother. "I have the endorsement of the only congressman who can vote in this district, and that's Congressman Doug Ose," she said.
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