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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2004 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 2, 2003 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Despite an intensified White House defense of its economic policies and a welcome jump in the national growth rate this week, many Republicans up for reelection next year remain edgy as they await clearer signs of a sustained recovery. "We are not where we need to be on the economy," said Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.). "And this is not where I'd like to be a year from now."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2004 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
In an impromptu match of dueling press conferences, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Bill Jones took to the same Los Angeles street corner Wednesday to outline competing visions for resolving the nation's -- and California's -- energy woes. Boxer's appearance was planned. Jones' appearance was the equivalent of a political drive-by.
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November 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2003 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin took her first formal step Thursday toward joining the race for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer's bid for reelection. In a written statement, Marin said she had formed an exploratory committee to prepare for a possible Senate campaign. The statement cast Boxer as too liberal for California, but offered little information on Marin's own ideological leanings.
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October 31, 2004 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 17, 2004 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
Until the final moment, U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris kept her supporters and foes guessing whether she would run for an open Senate seat in Florida. On Friday, the controversial Republican who certified George W. Bush the victor in the 2000 presidential election in Florida, made her decision known. "After careful deliberation, I am here to announce my candidacy for the U.S. Senate," Harris told supporters in Sarasota, as they burst into cheers and applause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2004 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
In a day of campaigning that typified his abridged run for the U.S. Senate, Republican hopeful Bill Jones on Tuesday slammed Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer over national defense, congressional pay hikes and other matters. With the March 2 primary less than three weeks away, the former California secretary of state ignored his Republican rivals as he campaigned across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
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