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April 10, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the last month, Texans have witnessed what is widely regarded as the dirtiest campaign in the state's history. In Texas, that means it has been sordid indeed. At stake in the runoff election today is the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Most recently, the two contenders--state Treasurer Ann Richards and state Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox--have dealt in accusations of illegal drug use, bribery and improper business dealings. When George Christian, Lyndon B.
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April 11, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ann Richards, the Texas state treasurer who gained national prominence with a sarcastic keynote attack on George Bush at the 1988 Democratic convention, scored a resounding victory over Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox in the state's Democratic gubernatorial runoff election Tuesday. With 90% of the precincts reporting, Richards had 571,742 votes, or 56.2%, to Mattox's 445,403, or 43.8%. The vote ended one of the nastiest campaigns in Texas history.
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April 10, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the last month, Texans have witnessed what is widely regarded as the dirtiest campaign in the state's history. In Texas, that means it has been sordid indeed. At stake in the runoff election today is the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Most recently, the two contenders--state Treasurer Ann Richards and state Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox--have dealt in accusations of illegal drug use, bribery and improper business dealings. When George Christian, Lyndon B.
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March 5, 1987
Eliseo Moreno, 27, convicted of killing six people including a state trooper during a 50-hour rampage, was executed in Huntsville, Tex., after he rejected all appeals on his behalf. "He was not afraid," said Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox, who witnessed Moreno's death by injection. "When he came in (to the death chamber) he jumped up on the table with a smile and said he was ready for the rocket to take off so he could finally go home--and he did."
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April 9, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Mattox accused rival Ann Richards of being treated for cocaine addiction 10 years ago, the latest in a series of drug-use accusations. "I'm saying that she used cocaine at the age of 46 and marijuana, and she used other drugs," Mattox said in the Houston interview broadcast on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation." Richards phoned the program to deny she had ever sought treatment for cocaine use, but declined to appear on the show.
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March 13, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Even before the first votes are counted, Republicans appear to have gained an advantage over Democrats in today's Texas gubernatorial primary, the first tangible test in the two-party struggle for national political dominance in the 1990s. After six months of campaigning, maverick Republican businessman Clayton W. Williams not only has emerged as the prohibitive favorite to gain his party's nomination, but also as the most compelling political personality in either party.
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March 14, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clayton W. Williams, a free-wheeling success in the business world and a fast learner in the political realm, won the Texas Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, state Treasurer Ann Richards and Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox made it into a runoff on April 10. Former governor Mark White, who finished third in the Democratic balloting, conceded defeat about three hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ann Richards, the Texas state treasurer who gained national prominence with a sarcastic keynote attack on George Bush at the 1988 Democratic convention, scored a resounding victory over Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox in the state's Democratic gubernatorial runoff election Tuesday. With 90% of the precincts reporting, Richards had 571,742 votes, or 56.2%, to Mattox's 445,403, or 43.8%. The vote ended one of the nastiest campaigns in Texas history.
NEWS
April 9, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Mattox accused rival Ann Richards of being treated for cocaine addiction 10 years ago, the latest in a series of drug-use accusations. "I'm saying that she used cocaine at the age of 46 and marijuana, and she used other drugs," Mattox said in the Houston interview broadcast on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation." Richards phoned the program to deny she had ever sought treatment for cocaine use, but declined to appear on the show.
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March 14, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clayton W. Williams, a free-wheeling success in the business world and a fast learner in the political realm, won the Texas Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, state Treasurer Ann Richards and Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox made it into a runoff on April 10. Former governor Mark White, who finished third in the Democratic balloting, conceded defeat about three hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
March 13, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Even before the first votes are counted, Republicans appear to have gained an advantage over Democrats in today's Texas gubernatorial primary, the first tangible test in the two-party struggle for national political dominance in the 1990s. After six months of campaigning, maverick Republican businessman Clayton W. Williams not only has emerged as the prohibitive favorite to gain his party's nomination, but also as the most compelling political personality in either party.
NEWS
March 5, 1987
Eliseo Moreno, 27, convicted of killing six people including a state trooper during a 50-hour rampage, was executed in Huntsville, Tex., after he rejected all appeals on his behalf. "He was not afraid," said Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox, who witnessed Moreno's death by injection. "When he came in (to the death chamber) he jumped up on the table with a smile and said he was ready for the rocket to take off so he could finally go home--and he did."
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