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March 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan filed for election to the Senate seat to which she was appointed after her husband died in a plane crash. It will be the first campaign for Carnahan, 68, who said she will run on her Senate record, not the memory or legacy of her late husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan. "Many people say they have a hard time not thinking about what happened when they look at me--and they're very supportive of what I'm doing, the fact that I'm carrying on," she said.
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March 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan filed for election to the Senate seat to which she was appointed after her husband died in a plane crash. It will be the first campaign for Carnahan, 68, who said she will run on her Senate record, not the memory or legacy of her late husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan. "Many people say they have a hard time not thinking about what happened when they look at me--and they're very supportive of what I'm doing, the fact that I'm carrying on," she said.
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October 31, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boosting Democrats' hopes of retaking the Senate this fall, the widow of Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan announced Monday that she will serve in her late husband's stead if voters choose him over his Republican rival, incumbent Sen. John Ashcroft.
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February 2, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-Mo.) voted against the nomination of John Ashcroft in her first high-profile vote since taking the seat her late husband won from Ashcroft in November. In a statement issued by her office, Carnahan said she had heeded her conscience in deciding to vote against Ashcroft. "I do not believe that the nomination of John Ashcroft furthers the conciliatory tone that President Bush has set," she said. Her husband, Missouri Gov.
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February 2, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-Mo.) voted against the nomination of John Ashcroft in her first high-profile vote since taking the seat her late husband won from Ashcroft in November. In a statement issued by her office, Carnahan said she had heeded her conscience in deciding to vote against Ashcroft. "I do not believe that the nomination of John Ashcroft furthers the conciliatory tone that President Bush has set," she said. Her husband, Missouri Gov.
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November 8, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Missouri's late Democratic Gov. Mel Carnahan, killed in a plane crash three weeks ago, won election to the U.S. Senate early Wednesday in one of the oddest and most emotional races in political history. Flags still flew at half-staff as Missouri voters went to the polls and gave him a narrow victory over incumbent Sen. John Ashcroft, a staunchly conservative Republican. There was no time to remove Carnahan's name from the ballot after his death.
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September 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Jean Carnahan's house caught fire after an apparent lightning strike while she was inside, but no one was hurt, authorities said. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. at the Democrat's home just southwest of Rolla, said the Phelps County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol. The extent of the damage was not immediately known.
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November 4, 2000
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NATIONAL
July 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said Tuesday she will vote against moving radioactive waste to Yucca Mountain in Nevada because she is worried the shipments could be the target of a terrorist attack Stabenow said the Bush administration has not done enough to ensure the safety of the thousands of shipments that would bring nuclear waste from around the country to the proposed waste repository 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
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December 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
The Federal Election Commission has determined that Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's unsuccessful 2000 Senate reelection campaign violated federal election laws by accepting $110,000 in illegal contributions from a committee Ashcroft had established to explore running for president. In documents released Tuesday by the FEC, Garrett M.
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November 8, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Missouri's late Democratic Gov. Mel Carnahan, killed in a plane crash three weeks ago, won election to the U.S. Senate early Wednesday in one of the oddest and most emotional races in political history. Flags still flew at half-staff as Missouri voters went to the polls and gave him a narrow victory over incumbent Sen. John Ashcroft, a staunchly conservative Republican. There was no time to remove Carnahan's name from the ballot after his death.
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October 31, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boosting Democrats' hopes of retaking the Senate this fall, the widow of Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan announced Monday that she will serve in her late husband's stead if voters choose him over his Republican rival, incumbent Sen. John Ashcroft.
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May 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
As a daylong drizzle fell Friday, residents along the Illinois River closely watched water levels and hoped the extra rain wouldn't worsen flooding. At Betty Hamm's riverfront home in Bath, muddy, swirling flood waters concealed the bright blooms in her flower garden. Hamm had planned to stay put, but she decided to flee Friday after her gas was cut off. "When it gets this high, it starts to scare me," she said. Other states also were hit by flooding.
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October 19, 2002 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
President Bush dived into two of the nation's most hard-fought Senate races Friday, squeezing two rallies and three airplane flights into 10 hours as he tried to pump up enthusiasm for Republican challengers in Missouri and Minnesota. With control of the Senate hanging on the thinnest of margins, Republicans may need to win at least two of three contests in the Midwest -- those in Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota -- to emerge with a majority after the Nov. 5 elections.
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