January 17, 1996 |
Assembly Republicans have chosen Assemblyman James E. Rogan of Glendale as the new majority leader. Rogan will be the No. 2 Republican in the Assembly, after Speaker Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove). Pringle was the majority leader before he was elected speaker on Jan. 4. Rogan was elected to the Assembly in a special election in May 1994 and was reelected in November 1994. He served on the Glendale Municipal Court bench from 1990 until his election.
April 22, 1994 |
Sen. Jim Sasser (D-Tenn.) on Thursday entered the race to succeed Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) as majority leader. Sasser, 57, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is competing against Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) for the leadership post. Democratic senators will choose their new leader at the end of the year. Mitchell will retire from the Senate in January. Several other Democrats have recently declared that they would not seek Mitchell's job, including Sens. Wendell H.
March 5, 1994 |
Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) announced Friday that he will not seek reelection this year, a surprise move by a staunch ally of President Clinton that may affect prospects for Administration programs in Congress. Mitchell's decision will remove a respected leader whose influence and negotiating skills helped get Clinton's legislative proposals through Congress. It also may add to Democratic difficulties as they try to retain their 56-44 edge over Republicans in the Senate.
November 10, 2004 |
Leading the majority party in the Senate, a job that has been likened to herding cats, is tough enough in ordinary times. For Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), last week's Republican election triumphs paradoxically made the job tougher yet. Conservatives describe themselves as "downright giddy" that the elections expanded the Senate GOP majority by four seats to 55 and cost Democratic Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota his seat.
November 29, 1988 |
George J. Mitchell of Maine was elected Senate majority leader today by Democrats seeking a forceful new spokesman during yet another Republican reign at the White House, and he quickly promised George Bush that his initiatives will be met with "interest and enthusiasm." Mitchell, a 55-year-old former federal judge, easily defeated Sens. J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana and Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. He succeeds Robert C.
September 29, 2005 |
Soon after Rep. Tom DeLay was forced to temporarily resign his position as the No. 2 leader in the House on Wednesday, Republicans announced that it would take three men to do the work he had done alone. The process of dividing up the Texas Republican's job as majority leader became a confusing matter, ensnared in personal loyalties, grass-roots demands and the traditional Republican respect for the established chain of command.