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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."
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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.
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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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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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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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October 17, 2004 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
Kathy Harding was well on the way to voting for the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, an anti-abortion, pro-gun businessman named Jim DeMint, when a couple of things began to nag at her. One was DeMint's support for a bill that would have replaced the federal income tax with a 23% sales tax. Harding is the one who pays the grocery bill each week, and she has one word for the plan: "Expensive." Then DeMint said he believed no homosexual should be allowed to teach in the public schools.
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January 31, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The major Republican candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer just don't seem to be getting out much. There are no television ads to view, though one candidate began airing a radio pitch this week. None of the candidates has mailed messages to voters; their public schedules show a stray luncheon or dinner. The only joint appearance of the major candidates took place more than a week ago and won't be followed by another for two weeks.
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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."
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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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August 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Illinois Republican leaders asked two-time presidential hopeful Alan Keyes on Wednesday to be their Senate candidate. Keyes, a Maryland resident, told a news conference that he would decide by Sunday whether he would run. "If I do step forward to pick up that challenge, I will be laying a lot on the line in terms of what I have tried to do in this country," he said.
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