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May 5, 2002 | JACK W. GERMOND, Jack W. Germond is a political writer in Washington, D.C.
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan, then two years from retirement, embarked on what he called "my last campaign"--a determined effort to retain control of the Senate for the Republican Party. Reagan focused on trying to save several first-term Republicans who had ridden in on his coattails in 1980--most notably Jeremiah Denton of Alabama, Mack Mattingly of Georgia and Paula Hawkins of Florida--along with a handful of other incumbents who appeared potentially vulnerable. Reagan's task was difficult.
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OPINION
May 5, 2002 | JACK W. GERMOND, Jack W. Germond is a political writer in Washington, D.C.
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan, then two years from retirement, embarked on what he called "my last campaign"--a determined effort to retain control of the Senate for the Republican Party. Reagan focused on trying to save several first-term Republicans who had ridden in on his coattails in 1980--most notably Jeremiah Denton of Alabama, Mack Mattingly of Georgia and Paula Hawkins of Florida--along with a handful of other incumbents who appeared potentially vulnerable. Reagan's task was difficult.
NEWS
March 15, 1986 | United Press International
Jim Allen Jr., the 40-year-old son of the late Sen. James B. Allen (D-Ala.), announced plans Friday to run for his father's old seat, now held by Republican Sen. Jeremiah Denton.
NEWS
September 24, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan will nominate Alex T. Howard Jr., 62, for a new federal judgeship in Mobile, Ala., the White House announced Tuesday. Howard is the second person recommended by Sen. Jeremiah Denton (R-Ala.) for the post. The first, U.S. Atty. Jefferson B. Sessions III, was nominated by Reagan but rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
NEWS
September 6, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan will travel to Louisiana and Alabama on Sept. 18 to raise campaign funds for Republican candidates for the Senate, a spokesman said Friday. Reagan will go to New Orleans for a reception and luncheon for Rep. W. Henson Moore, who is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Russell B. Long. From there, he will travel to Montgomery, Ala., to attend a reception and address a reelection campaign rally for Sen. Jeremiah Denton. After the rally, he will return to Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Jane Maury Denton, 81, the wife of former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton Jr., died Thursday at a Norfolk, Va., hospital of complications from a heart attack, family members said. The native of Mobile, Ala., helped organize the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia in the 1960s, after her husband, who was then a Navy pilot, was shot down and captured in 1965. He was held for nearly eight years in a North Vietnamese prison.
NEWS
November 20, 1985 | United Press International
Experts told a Senate panel Tuesday that child victims of incest, rape and other sexual abuse must be protected by federal law from an insensitive judicial system that too often inflicts on them additional trauma. Most witnesses appearing before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on juvenile justice said they favored enactment of the Child Witness Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Jeremiah Denton (R-Ala.).
NEWS
July 10, 1986 | United Press International
Jefferson Sessions III, whose nomination to the federal bench in Alabama was rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the White House Wednesday to withdraw his name from further consideration. The letters to President Reagan and Sen. Jeremiah Denton (R-Ala.), the man who recommended him for the post, formally ends efforts to appoint Sessions, 39, to a federal judgeship for the southern district of Alabama.
NEWS
November 5, 1986
Republican Guy Hunt defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. William Baxley for governor, gaining a seat held by retiring Gov. George Wallace for four terms and by the Democrats for 112 years. Hunt was ahead of Baxley 53% to 46%. Republican Sen. Jeremiah Denton trailed in early returns. Denton, who in 1980 became the first Republican senator from Alabama this century, had a large early lead in opinion polls but that nearly evaporated in the closing days of his battle against Rep. Richard C. Shelby.
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