March 7, 1996
Steve Forbes overcame huge obstacles to qualify for the ballot statewide, but whether he can upset Sen. Bob Dole in today's primary remains doubtful. A total of 93 delegates are at stake; Dole, with strong backing from state GOP leaders, seeks a sweep. Patrick J. Buchanan is on the ballot in 23 districts. New York officials put the primary on Thursday to avoid the Jewish holiday of Purim, which was Tuesday. That is likely to cause a low turnout, which may affect the race.
September 15, 1992 |
President Bush might be able to identify with the plight of embattled Rep. Stephen J. Solarz, the Brooklyn Democrat who sponsored the House resolution authorizing U.S. military intervention in the Persian Gulf. Not long ago, Solarz was riding high as one of Congress' experts in foreign policy. He had predicted a quick defeat for Iraq in the face of U.S. resolve. Several years earlier, his House hearings on the Philippines helped expose the corruption of the Ferdinand E. Marcos regime.
September 14, 1994 |
In a startling political comeback that could have national repercussions, Marion Barry on Tuesday overcame a highly publicized conviction and imprisonment for smoking crack cocaine to win the Democratic nomination for mayor. Barry, who mobilized younger and poorer black voters around his theme of redemption, defeated City Councilman John Ray and the incumbent mayor, Sharon Pratt Kelly, in a hard-fought race.
August 7, 2000 |
On what almost certainly is his final presidential outing to this cozy island, Clinton has raised money for his wife's Senate campaign at two private homes, slipped away to Hyannis Port to boost a Kennedy and ventured over to tony Nantucket, to the home of Smith and Elizabeth Bagley (she's a former Clinton ambassador to Portugal), for another Hillary Rodham Clinton fund-raiser.
April 5, 2000 |
Special donation accounts for Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudolph W. Giuliani are illegal, two government watchdog groups said in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. Common Cause and Democracy 21 asked the Justice Department's campaign finance task force to investigate.
September 2, 1999 |
Her schedule says she's on vacation. But as surely as the leaves are starting to turn in the bucolic Finger Lakes region of New York, with each passing day First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is acting and sounding more like a full-time candidate for political office. No longer confining herself to a "listening tour" around the Empire State as she contemplates a bid to succeed Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Clinton is taking her quest to a new level.
November 20, 1994 |
Rep. Maurice Hinchey emerged the winner Saturday by about 1,200 votes over Republican Robert Moppert in the 26th Congressional District. Hinchey, a Democrat, got 95,389 votes to Moppert's 94,166, said Joe Laughney, Broome County deputy elections commissioner. The count from the Nov. 8 election was held up primarily by absentee ballots. In Alaska, Democrat Tony Knowles declared victory as governor after a drawn-out count of ballots showed him ahead by 528 votes over Republican Jim Campbell.
August 29, 1999 |
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton sounded ever more like a Senate candidate Saturday, stumping for money in the posh Hamptons resort area of New York, hand in hand with her husband. For his part, President Clinton gave his wife a sound endorsement as the couple kicked off a weekend of Democratic Party fund-raising at a barbecue hosted by friend and lobbyist Liz Robbins. "If you want somebody . . .
May 20, 1999 |
As far as New Yorkers were concerned, the White House sent the wrong Clinton to visit on Wednesday. Ever since she announced in February that she was eyeing a race for the U.S. Senate here, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has been mobbed by curious voters and hungry photographers every time she sets foot in New York. Clinton, in his seventh year as president and commander in chief of the armed forces, proved less of a draw. There was one lonely photographer awaiting his arrival at John F.