August 5, 1992 |
Two more woman candidates won Democratic primary elections for the U.S. Senate Tuesday, but will face an uphill fight in November against incumbent Republican Sens. Bob Dole of Kansas and Christopher S. Bond of Missouri. Elsewhere in mid-summer primaries, two additional House incumbents appeared headed for defeat, including Rep. Guy Vander Jagt of Michigan, who has served 26 years in the House and chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee.
July 3, 1992 |
Hollywood provided the glitter, glamour and campaign gold at the gala of the political year, but nine women candidates for the U.S. Senate generated the energy and no-nonsense message that grabbed the audience. "This is not just an election. It is a time for justice," said Geri Rothman-Serot, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) in November. Carol Moseley Braun of Chicago, who dumped incumbent Democrat Sen.
November 4, 1992 |
Women and minorities made historic gains in Senate and House races Tuesday in an election that greatly changed the face of Congress and yet returned a vast majority of incumbents to office. More than 100 new members will be sworn in when Congress convenes in January. But most of the newcomers were elected to fill seats in which incumbents did not seek reelection. Spurred by the House banking and post office scandals and other factors, incumbents retired from Congress in record numbers this year.
November 5, 1992 |
Buoyed by the election of a Democratic President for the first time in 12 years, leaders of the Democratic-controlled Congress geared up Wednesday for action in the first 100 days of the new Administration on major legislation blocked in the past by George Bush's vetoes. Both House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) and Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) pledged full cooperation with President-elect Bill Clinton as he prepares to take over the White House.
October 30, 1992 |
In one of the most unpredictable years for Senate elections in memory, at least 10 races remain too close to call with any assurance in the last few days of the campaign. In the immediate aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, Republicans had high hopes of picking up several Senate seats by targeting Democrats who voted against war-making authority for President Bush. Some pundits speculated that the GOP might even capture control of the Senate.