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April 13, 2008 | DON FREDERICK AND ANDREW MALCOLM
Most of the attention on the effect of Double O -- Obama and Oprah -- has been focused on how much the daytime television diva helped her home-state senator by endorsing him and appearing at all those rallies in Iowa and South Carolina with him. The 54-year-old Chicago TV hostess also helped raise a hefty chunk of change by loaning out her Montecito estate for that Barack Obama fundraiser last summer.
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April 13, 2008 | DON FREDERICK AND ANDREW MALCOLM
Most of the attention on the effect of Double O -- Obama and Oprah -- has been focused on how much the daytime television diva helped her home-state senator by endorsing him and appearing at all those rallies in Iowa and South Carolina with him. The 54-year-old Chicago TV hostess also helped raise a hefty chunk of change by loaning out her Montecito estate for that Barack Obama fundraiser last summer.
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May 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist campaigned for the defeat of his Democratic counterpart on Saturday, depicting Sen. Tom Daschle as a polarizing figure at home and an obstructionist thwarting President Bush's agenda in Congress. Former GOP Rep. John Thune "would be a perfect United States senator to serve the people of South Dakota," said Frist, standing next to Daschle's rival.
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May 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist campaigned for the defeat of his Democratic counterpart on Saturday, depicting Sen. Tom Daschle as a polarizing figure at home and an obstructionist thwarting President Bush's agenda in Congress. Former GOP Rep. John Thune "would be a perfect United States senator to serve the people of South Dakota," said Frist, standing next to Daschle's rival.
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November 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Rep. John R. Thune said he would not seek a recount in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Tim Johnson, who won by 524 votes. The margin, set in the official state canvass Tuesday, was well within the 0.25% margin that entitles the loser to a recount. However, Thune told reporters it was in the best interest of the state for him to accept the results.
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November 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
Laura Bush, a librarian by profession, is spending a rare weekend as a campaigner, politicking for Republicans in a four-state swing from New Hampshire to South Dakota. The venture by the first lady, who normally avoids campaigning, is a sign of how seriously her husband's administration is taking Tuesday's midterm elections.
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June 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Propelled from obscurity by his record-shattering $33-million campaign, retired investment banker Jon S. Corzine captured New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday and ruined the comeback hopes of former Gov. James J. Florio. With 95% of precincts reporting, Corzine led with 58% of the vote. Florio drew 42%. Corzine outpolled Florio by more than 3 to 1 in the vote-rich Newark area, while Florio did well in his base in southern New Jersey near Camden. "Make no mistake.
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November 4, 2002 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps no incumbent Democrat was as firmly in the White House sights this autumn as Paul Wellstone. He was a liberal thorn in the side of a conservative administration -- unable to derail President Bush's agenda when it gained centrist support, but nevertheless a certain vote in the Senate against those policies. Against that backdrop, Bush stepped gingerly Sunday into the emotion-laden race for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota.
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November 1, 2002 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
Calling on voters to elect a Republican Congress that will enact his agenda, President Bush began a final campaign sprint Thursday that will take him to 17 cities in 15 states by next week's midterm elections. Bush issued that plea at three spirited political rallies, here and then in South Bend, Ind., and Charleston, W.Va. -- areas with some of the hardest-fought and closest races in Tuesday's elections.
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February 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
When GOP Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee let it drop that he might run for governor next year, ambitious House members saw fresh career opportunities. "Fred Thompson is the king domino," says Democratic Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., one of five or six members of the state's House delegation, Republican and Democrat, who may seek statewide office in 2002. "When he goes one way or the other, the smaller dominoes will fall."
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September 24, 2002 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush waded into New Jersey's bare-knuckles Senate race Monday, campaigning for Republican candidate Douglas R. Forrester in a contest both parties now see as pivotal to their hopes in November. Bush spoke at a $1.5-million fund-raising luncheon here for the former seminarian and Eagle Scout, who seems like a made-to-order challenger to Democrat Robert Torricelli, a scandal-tainted incumbent.
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October 12, 2002 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraq debate may be over in Congress, but it lives on in congressional campaigns across the country. In tight Senate races in South Dakota, Missouri and Georgia, the name or image of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has popped up in recent days in political advertising. In these and other contests, Republicans and Democrats are arguing over which party is stronger in foreign affairs, national defense and homeland security.
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