April 11, 1990 |
Ann Richards, the Texas state treasurer who gained national prominence with a sarcastic keynote attack on George Bush at the 1988 Democratic convention, scored a resounding victory over Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox in the state's Democratic gubernatorial runoff election Tuesday. With 90% of the precincts reporting, Richards had 571,742 votes, or 56.2%, to Mattox's 445,403, or 43.8%. The vote ended one of the nastiest campaigns in Texas history.
November 16, 2000 |
Despite soothing words about national unity from both Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the two presidential candidates set their legal and political juggernauts firmly on a collision course Wednesday night--with the survivor to be chosen by the courts and the public. Each side now has placed virtually all its chips on a single bet.
February 20, 1995 |
A year and a day before the votes are cast in the nation's first presidential primary, the Republican Party's two top contenders opened a potentially divisive argument over a fundamental choice between pure conservatism versus electability. Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas struck the first blow--challenging the conservative credentials of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, who is the front-runner in early polls.
December 9, 2011 |
The Supreme Court granted an emergency appeal Friday night from Texas Republicans, putting on hold a redistricting map drawn by judges that would give Democrats a good chance to pick up at least three seats in the next Congress. In an unusual move, the justices announced they would schedule special arguments on Jan. 9 to decide whether Texas and other Southern states may proceed to hold elections under new redistricting plans that have not been approved under the Voting Rights Act. The fast-track case will pit Texas Republicans against Latinos and Democrats who say the state's congressional delegation should more closely reflect the surge in the Latino population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1987 |
Henry G. Cisneros, who in 1981 became the first Latino to be elected mayor of a major U.S. city, told a crowd of about 150 listeners at Cal State Fullerton on Monday night that he will consider running for a statewide post in 1989 but that a national office "is not something you seek, but work for." Cisneros, who recently won his fourth two-year term as mayor of San Antonio, Tex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1989
Last month's Supreme Court decision giving states new authority to restrict abortions deepened the concerns of pro-choice advocates that legislatures would now bend to the will of those who would repeal all legal access to abortions. Such efforts to deny women the right to end unwanted or life-endangering pregnancies are certain to occur. There are encouraging indications, however, that political support for the pro-choice position may prove to be a lot stronger than some had thought.