September 24, 1994 |
House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) trails his Republican challenger by 19 percentage points with less than seven weeks before the Nov. 8 congressional elections, according to a new opinion poll. George Nethercutt, an attorney and former chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party, is favored by 58% of voters, compared to 39% for Foley, said the survey conducted for KHQ-TV of Spokane.
September 12, 1998
"Reading the graphic descriptions is disgusting. It's not the way normal people act." --Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) **** "I think it is a time for people to be calm and not make snap judgments. ... I'd like to see it get over with as quickly as possible." --Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.) **** "From what I have been able to review of this report so far, there appear to me to be sufficient grounds for the House of Representatives to now begin the impeachment process." --Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.
September 20, 2000 |
GOP Rep. George Nethercutt beat back a primary challenge Tuesday after breaking the term-limit pledge that helped him unseat a 15-term House speaker, while an Internet millionaire won the Democratic Senate nomination. With 19% of precincts in the open primary reporting, Nethercutt won with 14,553 votes, or 44%, to former radio talk-show host Richard Clear's 6,203 votes, or 19%.
March 14, 1996 |
Only months after fending off a Republican-led effort to phase out the National Endowment for the Arts, Chairwoman Jane Alexander on Wednesday pressed Congress for a significant increase in funding and expressed confidence the arts agency will not be abolished.
October 24, 1994 |
President Clinton on Sunday urged Democrats to "wash America's windshield" of Republican disinformation as he appeared at a fund-raising gathering notable for the absence of the state's most powerful Democrat, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley.
September 15, 2004 |
Washington state Atty. Gen. Christine Gregoire was winning the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday in one of the hardest-fought contests as eight states went to the polls on the last big day of primaries before November. Gregoire -- the state's first female attorney general and a leading player in the $206-billion tobacco settlement of the 1990s -- was getting three of every four votes in her contest with King County Executive Ron Sims.