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August 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
A Republican former state lawmaker claimed a seat in Congress on Tuesday by narrowly defeating an Iraq war veteran who drew national attention to the race with his military service and a series of harsh attacks on President Bush. With all precincts reporting, Jean Schmidt had 57,974 votes, compared with Democrat Paul Hackett's 54,401 votes. Schmidt, 53, will replace Republican Rob Portman, who stepped down this year after being named U.S. trade representative by Bush.
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March 9, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Jean Kennedy Schmidt, one of the last survivors of the Angels of Bataan, the American military nurses who were Japanese prisoners of war for nearly three years during World War II, has died. She was 88. Schmidt, a retired Army nurse, died Saturday at her home in La Canada Flintridge of complications related to a fall, said Susan Johnson, her daughter. The nurses stationed in the Philippines became the first large group of American women in combat, according to Elizabeth M.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Jean Kennedy Schmidt, one of the last survivors of the Angels of Bataan, the American military nurses who were Japanese prisoners of war for nearly three years during World War II, has died. She was 88. Schmidt, a retired Army nurse, died Saturday at her home in La Canada Flintridge of complications related to a fall, said Susan Johnson, her daughter. The nurses stationed in the Philippines became the first large group of American women in combat, according to Elizabeth M.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
A Republican former state lawmaker claimed a seat in Congress on Tuesday by narrowly defeating an Iraq war veteran who drew national attention to the race with his military service and a series of harsh attacks on President Bush. With all precincts reporting, Jean Schmidt had 57,974 votes, compared with Democrat Paul Hackett's 54,401 votes. Schmidt, 53, will replace Republican Rob Portman, who stepped down this year after being named U.S. trade representative by Bush.
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September 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ohio Republican Jean Schmidt was sworn in as a member of the House, a month after a special election. Schmidt, 53, captured the southwest Ohio seat with a narrow victory over Paul Hackett, an Iraq war veteran who opposed the invasion and criticized President Bush's handling of the war.
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October 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Paul Hackett, a Democratic veteran of the Iraq war who narrowly lost a special election in a heavily Republican congressional district in August, made his official entry into a U.S. Senate race. He faces a tough Democratic primary with Rep. Sherrod Brown in the race for the nomination to challenge second-term Republican incumbent Mike DeWine next year. Hackett, a Marine reservist, was defeated in the congressional race by Jean Schmidt, a former GOP state legislator.
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November 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
More than a week after Republican Rep. Heather A. Wilson claimed a razor-thin election victory, her Democratic challenger conceded Tuesday, saying a recount would cost too much and there was no guarantee it would reverse the result. In Ohio, Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican, clinched reelection Tuesday. Additional ballot counts gave her an insurmountable edge of about 3,200 votes over Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin.
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March 14, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus won the Republican nomination for the seat he has represented in Congress for 20 years, beating back three primary challengers and an anti-incumbent "super PAC. " The primary victory almost certainly assures him another term. But the narrowness with which he won - Bachus had 59% of the vote with 87% of precincts reporting, compared with the 76% he claimed in the 2010 primary - suggests that the campaign against him, coupled with allegations that he engaged in insider trading, has bruised his standing with voters.
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January 26, 2006 | Ronald Brownstein, Times Staff Writer
An organization of veterans disillusioned with President Bush's handling of the Iraq war plans to launch a political action committee today dedicated to electing antiwar veterans to Congress. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America PAC hopes to raise as much as $10 million this year to support veterans seeking House and Senate seats on platforms promoting a change of strategy in Iraq, said Jon Soltz, the group's executive director.
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June 15, 2005 | Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writer
Pat DeWine, son of U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, was considered an easy favorite to succeed newly named U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman as the Republican congressman from Ohio's 2nd District -- until the younger DeWine ran afoul of the Christian right. Now he won't even be on the ballot in the Aug. 2 special election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
It's shaping up to be a busy fall for voters in coastal Orange County. First, there will be a special primary election Oct. 4 to replace Rep. Christopher Cox, a Republican from Newport Beach who resigned this month to become chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Then, a statewide special election called by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled for Nov. 8. And on Dec.
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April 2, 2008 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
In this small town, where support for the Iraq war remains strong, residents held to the belief that Staff Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin was alive and would return home. It was something they spoke of, nearly four years after he was captured, with matter-of-fact assurance. They planned homecoming parties -- backyard barbecues and baseball games and weekend fishing trips -- for the handsome young man who loved the outdoors.
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