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July 14, 2009 |
Despite insisting just a few months ago that they wanted to go back to the ballot in 2010 to try to amend the state Constitution to allow same-sex marriage, many of the state's gay-rights groups now say that is too soon. They worry about raising the millions of dollars needed to run a campaign and suggest that the job of changing enough voters' minds on same-sex marriage might take longer than 12 months. "Going back to the ballot . . .
September 12, 2010 |
Nancy Garland calls herself Ohio's "listening legislator" and as she knocked on doors in suburban Columbus she got an earful: about water bills, a new bike trail, the cost of police cruisers, construction on busy Hamilton Road. She listened, nodded, touted her work on a bill to ban texting while driving and made a brief reelection pitch, saying that after one term in the statehouse she was just getting started. "Keep in touch," the Democrat told a woman last week, after discussing schools for her autistic child.
October 12, 2011
Wisconsinites may not have much use for advice from an out-of-state news organization, but coming from a place that has undergone its own share of political troubles as a result of recall elections, we humbly submit this counsel to Badger State Democrats who are launching a recall drive against Gov. Scott Walker: Don't do it. Walker's election in 2010 was among the most polarizing of the political shifts of that tumultuous year, when anger over...
February 25, 2009 |
Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) told the chamber's No. 2 Democrat Tuesday during a closed-door meeting that he would not resign over questions surrounding his appointment by and fundraising for impeached Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, who is the senior senator from Illinois as well as assistant majority leader, said that Burris also refused to reveal whether he planned to seek election in 2010.
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December 19, 2007 |
In an effort to lessen the controversy surrounding neighborhood council board elections, the City Council approved a major change Tuesday in how votes are overseen and tabulated. Future balloting for neighborhood councils will be conducted by the city clerk's office, which conducts other municipal elections, instead of the department that oversees the local boards. After a transition period beginning next year, the city clerk will begin overseeing all neighborhood council elections in 2010.
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January 6, 2014 |
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, who faced a tough battle for reelection amid scandals in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, plans to annouce his retirement, law enforcement sources told The Times. Baca's decision comes a month after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 18 current and former sheriff's deputies accused of beating jail inmates and visitors, trying to intimidate an FBI agent and other crimes following an investigation of corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.
July 13, 2013 |
"NYPD Blue" actor Esai Morales will square off against SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard in an election this summer to determine who will lead Hollywood's largest entertainment union. SAG-AFTRA said late Friday night that Howard and Morales had registered to run in elections that will begin next week to select a new president for the union representing actors, recording artists, broadcasters and other performers. Morales, a former SAG board member and star of "La Bamba," is part of a slate of candidates known as Membership First that strongly opposed the merger of the former SAG and AFTRA unions a year ago. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Howard, who was first elected as SAG's president in 2009, championed the merger.
July 25, 2011 |
Rep. Mike Ross, one of the few conservative Democrats who survived the midterm elections of 2010, announced Monday he won't stand for reelection in 2012. In a letter announcing his decision, Ross cited the "tough political environment" he'd face in seeking a seventh term, and he bemoaned the current state of Congress. "While I have worked hard to bring folks to the middle to craft common-sense solutions to the many problems that confront our nation, Washington is mired in gridlock, gamesmanship and constant partisan bickering," he said.
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January 7, 2014 |
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to announce his retirement at a 10 a.m. news conference outside department headquarters. Baca, 71, told top officials in county government late Monday that he believes stepping down would help the department recover after several years of tumult and criticism, according to sources familiar with the conversations. The expected announcement comes a month after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 18 current and former sheriff's deputies accused of beating jail inmates and visitors, trying to obstruct the FBI and other crimes following an investigation of corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.
May 24, 2012 |
Two of the states are familiar bellwethers, the third a relative newcomer to the swing-state category. For either Mitt Romney or President Obama, a clean sweep would guarantee victory on election night. And, for the moment, it's Obama with the advantage in Ohio, Florida and Virginia, according to a new round of polls from NBC News and Marist. In Florida and Virginia, Obama leads 48% to 44%. In Ohio, Obama's lead is 48% to 42%. The margin, though, has narrowed in each state since Romney essentially clinched the Republican nomination and will probably continue to fluctuate as both campaigns start honing their general election messages there.