February 21, 2000 |
A day after his decisive defeat in South Carolina by George W. Bush, John McCain was back in his favorite position: underdog. And Bush was in his favorite position: front-runner. The Republican presidential contenders crisscrossed Michigan on Sunday, each man saying he had been energized by their primary battle in South Carolina and each man claiming he was the real reformer in the race.
November 6, 2000 |
The Texas governor, a young aide for George W. Bush was saying last winter, had a campaign stop in "Grand Rapids . . . or Grand Forks . . . or, well, whichever 'Grand' is in Michigan." If folks here might have taken offense back in January, they'd be thrilled with some political anonymity today. And they'd be quite happy to direct the Bush camp, or Vice President Al Gore's camp, or any other candidate's camp to any 'Grand' that isn't this one.
September 14, 1996 |
Campaigning together for the first time since Labor Day, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole and running mate Jack Kemp on Friday portrayed their Democratic foes as fearmongers and offered themselves as the alternatives with an optimistic economic agenda for a more prosperous America. Altering President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous Depression-era line, Kemp told several thousand boisterous supporters in an airport hangar here that "the only thing Bill Clinton has to offer is fear."
August 27, 2000 |
Joseph I. Lieberman plans to reach out to Arab American leaders during a campaign swing through Michigan today, hoping to reassure Muslims who worry that if he becomes vice president it could hurt their agenda and tilt U.S. policy in the Middle East. "I'm going to talk about the basic themes of the campaign and how much I feel the Arab American community . . . is an important and growing community in our country," Lieberman said in an interview.
November 4, 1998
Here are the results of elections around the nation Tuesday. Not all returns were available at press time. ALABAMA * Governor--Donald Siegelman unseated Republican Forrest "Fob" James Jr., backed by the religious right, to become the state's first Democratic governor since 1982. * Senate--Republican incumbent Richard C. Shelby defeated Democrat Clayton Suddith, who mortgaged his pickup truck to run. * House--The Republicans held on to their 5-2 majority.