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February 1, 2000 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only black Republican in Congress announced Monday that he will run for reelection this year rather than leave the House at the end of this session, saving Republicans from a scramble to try to replace him as chairman of the House GOP Conference. Ending months of suspense over rumors that he was about to leave the House, Rep. J.C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla.) told a news conference that he has decided to run again, even though he supported a GOP plan in 1994 to limit congressional terms to six years.
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February 1, 2000 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only black Republican in Congress announced Monday that he will run for reelection this year rather than leave the House at the end of this session, saving Republicans from a scramble to try to replace him as chairman of the House GOP Conference. Ending months of suspense over rumors that he was about to leave the House, Rep. J.C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla.) told a news conference that he has decided to run again, even though he supported a GOP plan in 1994 to limit congressional terms to six years.
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January 1, 1995 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL
With 98 members, this year's freshman class of Congress ranks among the biggest ever--and its arrival signals a significant shift in the prevailing winds of national politics. Swept into office amid anti-Democrat and anti-incumbency fervor, the newcomers promise to make an indelible mark on the institution they are joining.
NEWS
August 4, 1999 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. J.C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla.), a member of the House Republican leadership, threatened to resign his post last week after a clash with House GOP Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) but the spat appears to have been papered over--at least for the moment--friends of both men said Tuesday.
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August 4, 1999 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. J.C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla.), a member of the House Republican leadership, threatened to resign his post last week after a clash with House GOP Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) but the spat appears to have been papered over--at least for the moment--friends of both men said Tuesday.
NEWS
February 22, 1999 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. C. "Buddy" Watts Sr., a jolly, 75-year-old joke-telling Baptist preacher, is rocking on his back porch, button-popping pleased over the splash his namesake son is making up there in the nation's capital. But he makes no secret that he would prefer that his son--the only black Republican in Congress--had stayed closer to the family's political heritage. Uncle Wade, who died recently at 84, was a fiery civil rights crusader who headed the Oklahoma state NAACP.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's young--only 41--and a former University of Oklahoma football star. He's charismatic--an articulate and, some say, even inspirational speaker. He's a conservative Republican. Incidentally, he's also black. That's how Rep. J. C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla.) would describe what he brings to the House GOP's fourth-ranking leadership post after his election Wednesday as chairman of the House Republican Conference, the group that maps legislative strategy for the GOP.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | JANET HOOK and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
House Republicans, in a dramatic but smooth transfer of power, Wednesday nominated Rep. Bob Livingston of Louisiana to be the next speaker, catapulted their sole black member--J. C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma--into the upper ranks of leadership and sacked the head of their much-criticized campaign committee.
NEWS
February 22, 1999 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. C. "Buddy" Watts Sr., a jolly, 75-year-old joke-telling Baptist preacher, is rocking on his back porch, button-popping pleased over the splash his namesake son is making up there in the nation's capital. But he makes no secret that he would prefer that his son--the only black Republican in Congress--had stayed closer to the family's political heritage. Uncle Wade, who died recently at 84, was a fiery civil rights crusader who headed the Oklahoma state NAACP.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's young--only 41--and a former University of Oklahoma football star. He's charismatic--an articulate and, some say, even inspirational speaker. He's a conservative Republican. Incidentally, he's also black. That's how Rep. J. C. Watts Jr. (R-Okla.) would describe what he brings to the House GOP's fourth-ranking leadership post after his election Wednesday as chairman of the House Republican Conference, the group that maps legislative strategy for the GOP.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | JANET HOOK and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
House Republicans, in a dramatic but smooth transfer of power, Wednesday nominated Rep. Bob Livingston of Louisiana to be the next speaker, catapulted their sole black member--J. C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma--into the upper ranks of leadership and sacked the head of their much-criticized campaign committee.
NEWS
January 1, 1995 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL
With 98 members, this year's freshman class of Congress ranks among the biggest ever--and its arrival signals a significant shift in the prevailing winds of national politics. Swept into office amid anti-Democrat and anti-incumbency fervor, the newcomers promise to make an indelible mark on the institution they are joining.
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