November 12, 1991 |
With former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke making a strong run for governor, get-out-the-vote efforts in Louisiana's black communities are the strongest since the early days of the civil rights movement. "History is going to be made," said the Rev. Zebadee Bridges, president of the political arm of the Interdenominational Assn. of Black Ministers of New Orleans. "We are going to get the vote out as never before."
November 14, 1991 |
With the Louisiana gubernatorial election only two days away, Sugar Bowl officials are nervously awaiting the potential political fallout should Republican candidate David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, win the much-publicized race. Last year, the Phoenix-based Fiesta Bowl found itself in the middle of the controversy involving a failed Arizona referendum calling for a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
November 9, 1991 |
Now comes the homestretch, the final week of a campaign in which the voters of Louisiana will decide if a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan will be their next governor. Republican David Duke, who in addition to his KKK affiliation, founded the National Assn. for the Advancement of White People and promoted the notion that the Holocaust never occurred, is pitted against Democrat Edwin W. Edwards, a three-time former governor with a roving eye who is a symbol of the state's corrupt past.
November 4, 1991 |
President Bush should urge Louisiana voters to support former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards against one-time Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, Senate Democratic leader George J. Mitchell of Maine said Sunday. But White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu said that Bush has made his opposition to Duke clear and that endorsing Edwards might strike Louisiana voters as undue outside interference. "I've made my position clear on this. I want to do what's going to help see that Mr.
October 4, 1990 |
A group of Republican senators delivered an endorsement to a Democratic colleague Wednesday as they urged Louisiana voters to reject former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and another GOP candidate. Eight Republican senators from other states urged the reelection of Louisiana Sen. J. Bennett Johnston in the state's election Saturday as a repudiation of what they said was Duke's racism, anti-Semitism and hatred.
October 7, 1990 |
In an election seen across the nation as a test of race relations, Democratic Sen. J. Bennett Johnston narrowly won reelection Saturday, turning aside a surprisingly stubborn challenge from state Rep. David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. But Duke refused to concede defeat Saturday night, and his powerful showing immediately sparked predictions that he would bid for another high office as soon as next year.
November 7, 1991 |
With morning-after contrition, President Bush vowed Wednesday to "go the extra mile" to restart the stalled economy during a stay-at-home November as he responds to an off-year election message of domestic discontent. The grudging concession that his attention may have been wrongly focused comes at the end of one of the worst political weeks of his presidency and marks an unmistakable attempt by Bush to reposition himself for what suddenly looms as a troublesome reelection bid.
October 26, 1991 |
White House officials, caught in a rift between top Bush Administration policy-makers over how to fuel a sputtering economy, have decided to delay any decision on a possible tax cut for middle-class Americans, Administration sources said Friday. President Bush himself signaled the shift in Administration strategy, saying that he is still "trying to sort out" whether such a measure is needed at a time of mixed signals about the severity of the economic problems facing the nation.
February 20, 1989 |
The election of David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader and recent convert to Republicanism, to the Louisiana Legislature on Saturday could hardly have come at a worse time for the GOP--just as its high command was launching a much heralded effort to broaden the party by reaching out to blacks and other minorities.