CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1998
In response to your Sept. 19 article that explored the question of whether "the media has damaged the public dialogue by pushing too far into the private lives of elected officials," of course they have. With a few exceptions, the print and broadcast media have done everything possible to wring the last ounce of scandal out of the Starr investigation of the Clinton affair. It's a disgrace that once-reputable media organizations have lowered themselves to tabloid-type reporting. But, having done it for one, let's do it for all. Let's have the details on the affairs of Reps.
January 21, 1996 |
President Bill Clinton today issued a call for Elvis Presley and James Dean to "quit torturing their millions of fans, come out of seclusion, get plastic surgery and physical therapy and resume their public lives." In so doing, the president appeared to be lifting a chapter from the political handbook of one of his fiercest opponents. Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2006 |
Helen Chenoweth-Hage, a former three-term representative to Congress from Idaho, died Monday in a one-car crash near Tonopah, Nev., her daughter said. She was 68. Chenoweth-Hage, a Republican, was elected to Congress in 1994 and served through 2000. Her daughter, Meg Chenoweth Keenan, said that Chenoweth-Hage was a passenger in the vehicle and that no one else was seriously injured.
September 11, 1998 |
For the second time in a week, a right-wing critic of President Clinton has admitted to an affair. The confession came from Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho), who was forced to go public by the Idaho Statesman after she committed what proved to be a tactical error: demanding Clinton's resignation and declaring in a campaign commercial, "I believe that personal conduct and integrity does matter." Chenoweth, 60, told the newspaper that she had an affair 14 years ago.
July 18, 1996 |
The League of Conservation Voters said Wednesday that it would launch an effort to defeat 12 members of Congress, including two Californians, in districts where their anti-green voting records can tip elections. League President Deb Callahan told a news conference that the group plans to spend $1.5 million to defeat the "dirty dozen" in what she called "the largest electoral campaign mounted by an environmental organization in the history of the modern environmental movement."
September 27, 1996
With Congress about to complete its work for the year, both parties are refining their lists of who they see as top prospects for defeat. What follows are each side's lists of the most vulnerable incumbents. VULNERABLE REPUBLICANS The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sees these incumbents as among the most vulnerable Republicans: Calif. 22nd District: Andrea Seastrand Idaho 1st District: Helen Chenoweth Ill. 5th Dist.: Michael Patrick Flanagan Maine 1st District: James B. Longley Jr.