December 1, 1992 |
Former Democratic presidential candidate Paul E. Tsongas, who has twice battled cancer, confirmed Monday that a new growth in his abdomen is cancerous. "That's the bad news," Tsongas, 51, said at a news conference. "The good news is that it's contained." The former U.S. senator from Massachusetts said he will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment as early as Thursday and that those measures should effectively remove the cancer, which he identified as large-cell lymphoma.
November 26, 1992 |
A growth in former Democratic presidential candidate Paul E. Tsongas' abdomen is cancerous, but his doctors have said it can be treated, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Tsongas will probably undergo radiation treatment, the Boston Globe reported, citing an unidentified source close to the former senator. But in a telephone interview from his Lowell home, Tsongas said, "I'm not going to confirm anything."
March 15, 1992 |
The two leading Democratic presidential contenders--Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas--offer a paradox: The two agree on most specific issues yet differ fundamentally in their philosophies and approaches to government. The high-decibel media campaigns both sides have waged only underline that paradox. Each camp has accurately accused the other of exaggerating minor differences to score political points.
February 7, 1993 |
A federal grand jury is investigating allegations that the chief fund-raiser for Paul E. Tsongas' presidential campaign persuaded businessmen to make illegal campaign loans, a newspaper reported Saturday. Nicholas A. Rizzo Jr. allegedly deposited the money into a secret bank account, then used much of it to pay himself and his consulting company for their fund-raising efforts, the Boston Globe reported, citing unidentified sources.
February 10, 1992 |
Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, who opposed President Bush's Persian Gulf policy, said Sunday that if he were President, he "certainly would" use military force to enforce the Iraqi surrender that ended the Gulf War. Rival Paul E. Tsongas said that as President, he would not move militarily against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein but would aid dissident Kurdish and Shiite forces in Iraq. The two Democratic presidential candidates were interviewed in Bedford, N. H., on ABC's "This Week With David Brinkley."
February 25, 1992 |
With all but 2% of the Maine Democratic caucus vote counted Monday, former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas still held a slim lead over former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. Democratic Party officials said they were trying to contact local representatives in a handful of communities in this rural state, nearly as large as the rest of New England combined, which held caucuses Sunday but failed to report their results.
March 11, 1992 |
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton swept the Southern states in Super Tuesday's Democratic presidential voting, including delegate-rich Texas and Florida, re-establishing himself as the front-runner for his party's nomination. Former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas, Clinton's principal rival, had his chief success in his home state, which he won easily as expected. He also won the Rhode Island primary and the caucuses in Delaware.
January 24, 1997 |
Former Sen. Paul E. Tsongas, a 1992 presidential hopeful, was eulogized Thursday before a crowd of more than 1,000 mourners for his courage, humor and political principles. Hundreds of family members, friends and political colleagues crowded the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church and hundreds more listened to the service on loudspeakers in the cold outside or at a Roman Catholic church nearby.
April 8, 1992 |
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton swept to victory in the New York primary Tuesday to reclaim command of the Democratic presidential campaign after several wrenching and divisive weeks of political battling. Clinton also won the Kansas primary and held a slim lead in Wisconsin over former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., the only other major Democrat still active in the race. And Clinton was ahead of Brown in a "beauty contest" vote in Minnesota, in which no delegates were at stake.
March 4, 1992 |
Democratic primary voters handed their presidential candidates another mixed message Tuesday, as Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas each won badly needed victories while former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. scored a surprising win in Colorado. With 96% of the vote counted in a Colorado race that was close all night, Brown had 30%, Clinton 28% and Tsongas 26%. Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey had 13% and Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin 3%.