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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2004 | Joe Mathews, Jean O. Pasco and Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writers
California's Republican governor focused increasingly on winning the votes of Democrats as his campaign for twin initiatives on Tuesday's ballot drew toward a close Sunday. Meantime, two of the four major candidates for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate stumped hard for support -- former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin in Orange County and former Secretary of State Bill Jones in Sacramento.
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April 22, 2008 | Michael Finnegan and Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writers
It was an unlikely setting for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain to campaign in Monday: the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where black protesters were beaten in a 1965 march for voting rights. McCain joined hands later with black women who sang gospel spirituals to him as they rode a ferry across the muddy Alabama River near Gee's Bend, a community famous for its quilts and for its role in the civil rights struggle.
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NEWS
November 30, 1996 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Friday rejected the last outstanding congressional request that she seek an independent counsel to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing in the way Democratic National Party officials allegedly sought and received campaign money from foreign contributors. The rejection, the third in recent weeks, sets the stage for congressional hearings likely to begin soon after the new Republican-controlled Congress convenes in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2004 | Joe Mathews, Jean O. Pasco and Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writers
California's Republican governor focused increasingly on winning the votes of Democrats as his campaign for twin initiatives on Tuesday's ballot drew toward a close Sunday. Meantime, two of the four major candidates for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate stumped hard for support -- former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin in Orange County and former Secretary of State Bill Jones in Sacramento.
NEWS
October 6, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The banquet room smells of Sterno as the local Chamber of Commerce members munch skeptically away. Sandie Dunn leaves her carrot cake to take up the business at hand--convincing this melting pot of soccer moms, suits and farmers that a Democrat can still represent a congressional district that grows more conservative by the hour.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2008 | Michael Finnegan and Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writers
It was an unlikely setting for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain to campaign in Monday: the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where black protesters were beaten in a 1965 march for voting rights. McCain joined hands later with black women who sang gospel spirituals to him as they rode a ferry across the muddy Alabama River near Gee's Bend, a community famous for its quilts and for its role in the civil rights struggle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1987
Molly Yard, National Organization for Women president, and Eleanor Smeale, former president, do not speak for all NOW members when they say they will not work for any current Democratic candidate (Part I, Aug. 25) other than Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-Colo.). Granted, there probably isn't a feminist alive who does not respect and admire Schroeder. I, for one, would rejoice to have her as our President. But it is erroneous to suggest NOW members will sit out the 1988 elections because the other candidates are dull.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1987
Your Times Poll headline "Hart Quickly Emerges as Top Democratic Candidate" (Part I, Dec. 17) seems to me to be reaching beyond what your evidence can bear. From the data you report, even Sen. Paul Simon may have Hart beaten. Your story does not appear to recognize this possibility. You report a margin of error of 7%. This means that if you drew and surveyed a similar sample from the same population the results could vary by plus or minus 7 percentage points. You report Gary Hart being supported for his party's nomination by 21% of the Democrats interviewed, followed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson at 13% and Gov. Michael Dukakis at 12%. The finding you report for Gary Hart could, in theory, vary down to 14% (21 less 7)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2012 | By Richard E. Meyer, Special to The Times
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while under hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D., said family spokesman Steve Hildebrand. He had been hospitalized for various illnesses and injuries since suffering a serious fall last December. A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota, McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
OPINION
January 17, 1988 | Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, served as Walter F. Mondale's 1984 campaign manager
The Democrats face an unpleasant fact: There are not enough votes in today's Democratic base to elect a President. Unless the party can nominate a candidate with a message that appeals to the traditional base and broadens that base to former Democratic white middle-income voters--particularly in the South--they cannot win. The party needs a candidate with a populist message that appeals to economic concerns of a black millworker in Macon, Ga.
NEWS
October 6, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The banquet room smells of Sterno as the local Chamber of Commerce members munch skeptically away. Sandie Dunn leaves her carrot cake to take up the business at hand--convincing this melting pot of soccer moms, suits and farmers that a Democrat can still represent a congressional district that grows more conservative by the hour.
NEWS
November 30, 1996 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Friday rejected the last outstanding congressional request that she seek an independent counsel to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing in the way Democratic National Party officials allegedly sought and received campaign money from foreign contributors. The rejection, the third in recent weeks, sets the stage for congressional hearings likely to begin soon after the new Republican-controlled Congress convenes in January.
NEWS
June 2, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS
Remember when people went "looking for America?" It was a 1960s phenomenon that usually occurred in Neil Diamond songs or films starring Peter Fonda. A '90s version of this is Stringfellows. It's where people come looking for Beverly Hills. Nestled in the elbow corner on Via Rodeo (that's the new shopping street with the Disney-gone-Gucci proportions across from the Regent Beverly Wilshire) is the restaurant/disco that Peter Stringfellow opened six months ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2004
Californians for a Balanced Budget have released two new television advertisements. Both ads feature U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat who recently endorsed Propositions 57 and 58. Proposition 57 is a $15-billion deficit bond. Proposition 58 is a balanced-budget amendment to the state Constitution. The first spot, a 30-second ad, began airing Monday night only in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 15-second spot begins airing statewide on Wednesday.
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