November 8, 1989 |
Looking out over a cheering crowd of black and white supporters, L. Douglas Wilder declared Tuesday night that he had become the nation's first elected black governor, even though nearly complete returns showed he held only a slender lead. He made no reference to the historic nature of his strong showing, saying only that the message sent was that "negative campaigns work everywhere but in Virginia."
May 5, 1994 |
Even before the crowd started gathering for last month's shad planking--Virginia's most celebrated bipartisan political ritual--it was clear that this year's edition of the customarily convivial cookout was not going to be any love feast. Not with the 1994 contest for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Charles S. Robb threatening to rend both political parties asunder and send a warning to nervous Democratic and Republican leaders around the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1985
I do hope that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) does not run for the presidency in 1988. I'm afraid he is becoming the Harold Stassen of the Democratic Party. VIRGINIA DARE LUDWIG Tustin