November 26, 2002 |
"Dear Governor-elect Racine," the letter from Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said. "Congratulations to you, your family and staff on your recent election!...." The only problem: Doug Racine was the loser in Vermont's gubernatorial election. "Congratulations have been made to Governor-elect Jim Douglas," Elizabeth Hirst, a Bush spokeswoman, said.
November 20, 2006 |
A candidate who supports a plan for a new base for thousands of U.S. troops has won a closely watched gubernatorial election in Okinawa, electoral officials announced. Hirokazu Nakaima, 67, a bureaucrat with support from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, narrowly beat Keiko Itokazu, said local election board official Maiko Tashiro. Itokazu opposed Tokyo's plan to relocate a U.S. Marine Corps airstrip to another site on the island. There are about 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan.
August 4, 2002
Re "Simon Firm Must Pay $78 Million, Jury Rules," Aug. 1: The latest news of the jury decision requiring [Republican gubernatorial candidate] Bill Simon's firm to pay $78 million in damages for "fraud and other misconduct" leaves voters with only one reasonable choice in the next gubernatorial election: write-in votes for [former Los Angeles Mayor] Richard Riordan. I'm a Democrat, and that's what I had planned to do all along. There is a danger in this, though. A split vote could result in Simon winning the election.
July 7, 1992
Candidates from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party face stiff challenges Sunday in two gubernatorial elections and the threat of violence if the vote is believed to be fraudulent. In the central farming state of Michoacan, the official party's candidate, Eduardo Villasenor, is running against the Democratic Revolutionary Party's Cristobal Arias.
November 16, 2003 |
"Continental Divide," David Edgar's two-part epic play set against the backdrop of a gubernatorial election in a state that seems to be California -- though it's never identified -- officially arrives in California today as the production opens at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Since the play's March premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., California has gone through its real-life gubernatorial drama.
November 1, 1998 |
To Lisa Goich, Tuesday's gubernatorial election pits run-on Gray Davis against lilting Dan Lungren. Last January, Goich, then a temp, was hired by Democratic hopeful Al Checchi (remember "Call Me Al"?) to transcribe each of his speeches, and those of his opponents, along with every debate. Checchi's words fell on deaf ears with the public, but Goich was subsequently retained by an L.A.-based think tank to transcribe the oral meanderings of primary winners Davis and Lungren.