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October 19, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surprising no one, Acting Gov. Jane Swift declared Thursday that she will be a candidate for the state's top office in 2002. Swift, 36, has occupied the coveted corner office of the gold-domed statehouse since April, when fellow Republican Paul Cellucci abandoned the governorship to become U.S. ambassador to Canada. After several missteps as lieutenant governor, a very pregnant Swift took office with low approval ratings and widespread skepticism about her ability to do the job.
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March 20, 2002 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a soaring budget gap and sagging poll numbers, acting Gov. Jane Swift dropped out of the Massachusetts governor's race Tuesday. Within hours, Mitt Romney, fresh from his high-profile leadership at the Winter Olympics, announced he would enter the contest. "I am announcing this afternoon my decision to end my campaign as governor," Swift, a Republican, said at a news conference in Boston. "I believe this is in the best interest of my state."
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October 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Acting Gov. Jane Swift joked about firing staff members after a televised speech in which she announced the ouster of Logan International Airport's security chief. The remark Tuesday was recorded by TV and radio crews. After staff members applauded her announcement that State Police Supt. John DiFava would replace Joe Lawless as airport security chief, she said, "They work for me and they know I'm in a firing mood." She then said, "Just kidding. I hope my mike wasn't on."
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March 8, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mitt Romney has not even announced whether he will run for governor of Massachusetts this fall. But the prospect of having this handsome, rich businessman--fresh from a high visibility stint as head of the Winter Olympics--on the ballot has spiced up an already zesty race, one of half a dozen hot gubernatorial contests in New England this year. Party conventions have yet to take place, and primaries will span from June to September.
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January 7, 2000 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hailed as a role model when she campaigned into the final days of her pregnancy, Lt. Gov. Jane Swift came under attack this week for using state workers to baby-sit, run personal errands and help with residential moves.
NEWS
March 20, 2002 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a soaring budget gap and sagging poll numbers, acting Gov. Jane Swift dropped out of the Massachusetts governor's race Tuesday. Within hours, Mitt Romney, fresh from his high-profile leadership at the Winter Olympics, announced he would enter the contest. "I am announcing this afternoon my decision to end my campaign as governor," Swift, a Republican, said at a news conference in Boston. "I believe this is in the best interest of my state."
NEWS
April 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Republican Jane Swift took office Tuesday as Massachusetts governor--apparently, the first pregnant governor in U.S. history--and is sure to be watched closely for how she balances career and family. Swift, who was elevated from lieutenant governor, has a 2 1/2-year-old daughter and is expecting twins in June. She succeeds Gov. Paul Cellucci, who resigned to become U.S. ambassador to Canada. Swift, 36, has not said whether she will run for a full term in 2002 in this heavily Democratic state.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | From the Washington Post
All eyes are on Lt. Gov. Jane M. Swift now that Republican Gov. Paul Cellucci's nomination as ambassador to Canada is official. If Cellucci is confirmed, his politically beleaguered deputy will become this state's first female governor. At 35, she'll be the nation's youngest governor and the only one pregnant with twins. "It's an incredible first," said Elizabeth Sherman, director of the graduate program Women in Politics and Government at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
NEWS
March 8, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mitt Romney has not even announced whether he will run for governor of Massachusetts this fall. But the prospect of having this handsome, rich businessman--fresh from a high visibility stint as head of the Winter Olympics--on the ballot has spiced up an already zesty race, one of half a dozen hot gubernatorial contests in New England this year. Party conventions have yet to take place, and primaries will span from June to September.
NEWS
January 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich is entering the Massachusetts governor's race, a campaign advisor said. Reich, a Democrat and Brandeis University professor, planned to formally announce his candidacy today, the advisor said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Reich, 55, declined to comment. Reich left President Clinton's Cabinet in 1997 and has never run for elective office. GOP acting Gov. Jane Swift is seeking reelection.
NEWS
October 19, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surprising no one, Acting Gov. Jane Swift declared Thursday that she will be a candidate for the state's top office in 2002. Swift, 36, has occupied the coveted corner office of the gold-domed statehouse since April, when fellow Republican Paul Cellucci abandoned the governorship to become U.S. ambassador to Canada. After several missteps as lieutenant governor, a very pregnant Swift took office with low approval ratings and widespread skepticism about her ability to do the job.
NEWS
October 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Acting Gov. Jane Swift joked about firing staff members after a televised speech in which she announced the ouster of Logan International Airport's security chief. The remark Tuesday was recorded by TV and radio crews. After staff members applauded her announcement that State Police Supt. John DiFava would replace Joe Lawless as airport security chief, she said, "They work for me and they know I'm in a firing mood." She then said, "Just kidding. I hope my mike wasn't on."
NEWS
April 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Republican Jane Swift took office Tuesday as Massachusetts governor--apparently, the first pregnant governor in U.S. history--and is sure to be watched closely for how she balances career and family. Swift, who was elevated from lieutenant governor, has a 2 1/2-year-old daughter and is expecting twins in June. She succeeds Gov. Paul Cellucci, who resigned to become U.S. ambassador to Canada. Swift, 36, has not said whether she will run for a full term in 2002 in this heavily Democratic state.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | From the Washington Post
All eyes are on Lt. Gov. Jane M. Swift now that Republican Gov. Paul Cellucci's nomination as ambassador to Canada is official. If Cellucci is confirmed, his politically beleaguered deputy will become this state's first female governor. At 35, she'll be the nation's youngest governor and the only one pregnant with twins. "It's an incredible first," said Elizabeth Sherman, director of the graduate program Women in Politics and Government at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
NEWS
January 7, 2000 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hailed as a role model when she campaigned into the final days of her pregnancy, Lt. Gov. Jane Swift came under attack this week for using state workers to baby-sit, run personal errands and help with residential moves.
NEWS
November 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Acting Gov. Jane Swift wants the $175,000 severance package for the head of the agency that oversees Boston's Logan Airport renegotiated because of public anger. Swift said she has asked the agency's board of directors to block the package for Virginia Buckingham, who is resigning after criticism over security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Logan was the departure point for the two hijacked planes that leveled the World Trade Center towers.
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November 17, 2002 | From Times wire reports
Acting Gov. Jane Swift was diagnosed with viral meningitis after being admitted to a hospital with headaches and nausea. The illness is not life-threatening, but Swift, 37, will remain hospitalized for up to three days, said Dr. Troy Brennan of Brigham and Women's Hospital. "She's doing quite well," Brennan said. Swift became acting governor in 2001 after Paul Cellucci was appointed U.S. ambassador to Canada.
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