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November 8, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democrat David N. Dinkins became New York City's first black mayor by defeating Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani on Tuesday, while Democrat L. Douglas Wilder, a grandson of slaves, claimed the Virginia governorship in a close contest with Republican J. Marshall Coleman. The apparent victory for Wilder, now Virginia's lieutenant governor, would make him the first black to win election as a governor in U.S. history.
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July 1, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed from the beginning as "an experiment in open government," an effort to rise above purely political considerations in deciding which military bases should be shut down as America's armed forces shrink to post-Cold War levels. And while the Defense Base Closures and Realignment Commission was unable to remove politics from the process completely, it managed to keep the politicians at bay long enough to prepare a list of recommendations.
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July 1, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed from the beginning as "an experiment in open government," an effort to rise above purely political considerations in deciding which military bases should be shut down as America's armed forces shrink to post-Cold War levels. And while the Defense Base Closures and Realignment Commission was unable to remove politics from the process completely, it managed to keep the politicians at bay long enough to prepare a list of recommendations.
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November 8, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democrat David N. Dinkins became New York City's first black mayor by defeating Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani on Tuesday, while Democrat L. Douglas Wilder, a grandson of slaves, claimed the Virginia governorship in a close contest with Republican J. Marshall Coleman. The apparent victory for Wilder, now Virginia's lieutenant governor, would make him the first black to win election as a governor in U.S. history.
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October 22, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ronald Spiggle, Democratic county chairman in Appomattox County, Va., has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1980. But he plans to vote for the party's gubernatorial nominee, Douglas Wilder, on Nov. 7. What's more, Spiggle is confident that Wilder, a black, will carry Appomattox County, where the war between the states ended. The county went for George Bush by 2 to 1 last November. "Most people think he's a moderate who will keep the state programs going," Spiggle says.
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June 6, 1989
Candidates for governor of New Jersey made final pleas to voters while mobilizing volunteers on the last day of campaigning before today's primary elections. The four GOP front-runners--Assembly Speaker Chuck Hardwick, U.S. Rep. Jim Courter, former Atty. Gen. Cary Edwards and state Sen. William Gormley--were in a virtual dead heat in the race to succeed Gov. Thomas H. Kean. A fifth major Republican candidate, state Sen. Gerald Cardinale, has lately lagged in the polls. There has been little suspense in the Democratic race, with U.S. Rep. James J. Florio enjoying a nearly insurmountable lead in the polls over Assemblyman Alan Karcher and Princeton Mayor Barbara Sigmund.
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November 4, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Oh, that Dec. 7. It's a very difficult day for George Bush. In the 1988 presidential campaign, Bush, speaking to an American Legion convention, saluted Sept. 7 as Pearl Harbor Day. He missed by three months the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that brought the United States into World War II. The gaffe became a running gag during the final two months of the campaign. Friday, when campaigning for Rep.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Bush will campaign next weekend to boost Republican candidates in Virginia, New Jersey and possibly New York before next week's election. White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater announced today that Bush will travel Friday to Richmond and Norfolk, Va., for fund-raising events for gubernatorial candidate Marshall Coleman and other Republican candidates. Afterward, he will fly to Bloomfield, N.J., to attend a rally for Rep. Jim Courter (R-N.J.), who is running for governor.
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November 7, 1989 | from Associated Press
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.
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October 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
Vice President Dan Quayle helped state Republicans raise about $150,000 today and told party supporters that putting a Democrat back in the governor's chair would mean higher taxes for New Jersey. Quayle told a crowd at a breakfast fund-raiser that Republican Rep. Jim Courter will move New Jersey forward if elected governor on Nov. 7 while Democratic Rep. James J. Florio would return the state to days of increased unemployment and high taxes.
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October 22, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ronald Spiggle, Democratic county chairman in Appomattox County, Va., has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1980. But he plans to vote for the party's gubernatorial nominee, Douglas Wilder, on Nov. 7. What's more, Spiggle is confident that Wilder, a black, will carry Appomattox County, where the war between the states ended. The county went for George Bush by 2 to 1 last November. "Most people think he's a moderate who will keep the state programs going," Spiggle says.
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March 10, 1987 | United Press International
Special prosecutor Lawrence E. Walsh tried today to head off a congressional drive to grant immunity to Oliver L. North, John M. Poindexter and other key figures in the Iran- contra affair. Walsh, concerned that granting immunity early in the inquiries could eventually jeopardize his case, met with the House panel investigating the scandal late in the afternoon.
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