CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2009 |
Voters in the San Gabriel Valley-based 32nd Congressional District will choose a new representative in a special runoff election Tuesday. Board of Equalization member Judy Chu, 56, a Chinese American, is the heavy favorite in the strongly Democratic, largely Latino district. She parlayed strong roots in local communities, support from labor and a broad multiethnic coalition into a hard-fought primary victory in May.
December 13, 2008 |
Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's choice as White House chief of staff, talked with Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate and cited a list of people who would be acceptable, sources said. The information uncovered by the Chicago Tribune does not suggest that Emanuel tried to cut a deal involving Obama's Senate seat, which he resigned last month.
December 6, 2008 |
Caroline Kennedy is interested in the Senate seat that would open if Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of State, according to a close relative who says the powerful Kennedy clan is fully behind her rising to the office previously held by her uncle. "I know she's interested," Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday. "She spent a lot of her life balancing public service with obligations to her family.
November 14, 2008 |
Democrat Al Franken, locked in a tight Senate race and headed to a recount, sued for access to data on rejected absentee ballots. The suit was filed in Ramsey County District Court, but his campaign hopes a ruling in its favor would be applied statewide. Franken trails GOP incumbent Norm Coleman by 206 votes in unofficial results. The results are to be certified Tuesday, and the recount is to start the next day.
November 13, 2008 |
Republican Sen. Ted Stevens fell behind by 814 votes as ballot counting resumed, and Republican Don Young won reelection to his 19th House term. In the Senate race, Democrat Mark Begich, the two-term mayor of Anchorage, began the day trailing by more than 3,200 votes. Tens of thousands of ballots remain to be counted, with the latest tally 132,196 to 131,382. A final count in the Senate race is not expected before next week. Last month, a federal jury convicted Stevens of lying on Senate disclosure forms.
April 21, 2008 |
The mayor of Anchorage plans to run for the Senate seat held by Republican Ted Stevens since 1968. Mark Begich, a 46-year-old Democrat, said he planned a formal announcement today. The 84-year-old Stevens is popular, but his legacy was tarnished last year when the FBI and IRS raided his home.
October 17, 2007 |
The widow of 1992 presidential candidate Paul Tsongas defeated the brother of an American Airlines pilot who died in the Sept. 11 attacks in a special election for the U.S. House. Democrat Niki Tsongas won with 51% compared with 45% of the votes for Republican Jim Ogonowski with all precincts reporting. Flanked by three daughters and relatives, Tsongas said she was humbled by her victory but eager to help the district's residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2007 |
The delicate political balance between blacks and Latinos in Los Angeles County was expected to shift after last week's special election in the 37th Congressional District, an ethnically diverse area encompassing much of Long Beach, Watts, Compton, Signal Hill and Carson. With Latinos representing an increasing share of the electorate, early predictions in the race to fill the seat formerly held by the late Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2007 |
With only six weeks for a campaign season, the race to fill the congressional seat of the late Juanita Millender-McDonald has been an all-out sprint. The candidates -- 17 on the ballot and one write-in -- have been in a mad dash to raise funds, set up offices and websites, send out mailers and seek endorsements.
June 20, 2007 |
The race to replace the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood on Capitol Hill appears headed to a runoff. Former state Sen. Jim Whitehead, a Republican, led the crowded field of 10 candidates in Tuesday's special election. But he was unable to crack the 50% mark needed to claim the seat. With 99% of precincts reporting, Whitehead had 44% of the vote.