September 11, 1994 |
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, who once appeared hesitant to endorse Republican Senate candidate Oliver L. North, has agreed to join him on the campaign trail. "I'm looking forward to barnstorming Virginia in support of his candidacy on Monday," the Kansas senator said in a statement Friday. Dole will appear with North in Alexandria, Norfolk, Salem and Richmond as part of a tour on behalf of Southern GOP candidates. North is running for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb.
December 22, 1989 |
A three-judge panel in Richmond, Va., certified the election to governor of Democrat L. Douglas Wilder in a recount that gave him a 6,741-vote margin over Republican J. Marshall Coleman. The recount confirmed Wilder as the first black elected governor in history, with 896,936 votes to 890,195 for Coleman, who picked up 113 votes in the recount. The first count of the Nov. 7 election gave Wilder victory by 6,854 votes, or four-tenths of 1% of the 1.78 million votes cast.
July 16, 1994 |
Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder has rejected an appeal from Vice President Al Gore to drop out of the state's U.S. Senate race, his spokesman said Friday. Glenn Davidson said Wilder met with Gore on Thursday at the White House but declined to accept a proposal to step aside and unite the Democratic vote behind incumbent Sen. Charles S. Robb in an effort to defeat Republican challenger Oliver L. North.
November 7, 1989 |
Virginia Democrat L. Douglas Wilder, campaigning for the job that would make him the nation's first elected black governor, rallied supporters Monday, while Democratic Rep. James J. Florio sought last-minute support in New Jersey's gubernatorial contest, the other high-profile race in today's off-year elections. Ballots were also studded with mayoral races and referendums. In the election-eve campaigning, Wilder's opponent, former Republican Atty. Gen. J.
July 13, 1994 |
The back-yard barbecue in a leafy Virginia suburb was half over and the time had come for Oliver L. North, Republican candidate for Senate, to speak. Before jumping into his standard stump speech about the evils of the Washington Establishment he hopes to tangle with for a second time, the former Marine lieutenant colonel and Iran-Contra defendant referred to his wife of 26 years. "Betsy was supposed to be here half an hour ago, but she's operating on Betsy Standard Time," he said.
June 10, 1994 |
Four days after snubbing Oliver L. North's candidacy, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) bestowed an endorsement and a $5,000 campaign contribution on his party's nominee for a Senate seat from Virginia. "I told Ollie that I will do everything possible to assist in his election to the U.S. Senate," Dole said Thursday in a brief statement issued after a meeting with North. "Including, of course, campaigning for him in Virginia."
November 3, 1989 |
President Bush, stumping today for underdog GOP candidates for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, talked of everything but abortion, the lightning-rod issue in those and other off-year contests. In a pair of campaign appearances for Republican J. Marshall Coleman, who trails Democrat Douglas Wilder--who would be the nation's first elected black governor--Bush sounded themes familiar from his own presidential campaign.
June 7, 1994 |
Oliver L. North won muted endorsements Monday from a handful of potential Republican Senate colleagues, but former President Gerald R. Ford joined other prominent Republicans who have refused to back the former White House aide in his bid for U.S. Senate.
November 6, 1989 |
Democrat David N. Dinkins clashed in campaign debate with New York mayoral rival Rudolph W. Giuliani on Sunday while gubernatorial contenders sought support in Virginia and New Jersey in the final days of an off-year election season focusing on race and abortion. Weekend polls pointed to a possible Democratic sweep on Tuesday in the three most closely watched races--L.
June 1, 1994 |
Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) says he will actively support an independent Senate bid by fellow Republican J. Marshall Coleman if Oliver L. North wins the GOP nomination Saturday, and he may even renounce the party by seeking reelection in 1996 as an independent. Virginia's senior senator said he has been encouraging Coleman, a former state attorney general, to mount an independent campaign because he believes North is unfit to hold public office.