February 18, 2000 |
When Gov. John Engler signed a bill last year giving Michigan one of the nation's earliest Republican primaries, he did so with confidence that the vote would seal the nomination of George W. Bush and, perhaps, secure a spot in a Bush White House for himself. But now that the contest for the Republican nomination is really a contest, Engler's state could instead wind up being a catapult for Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
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.
October 15, 2000 |
Fighting to keep his narrow lead in this key battleground state, Vice President Al Gore on Saturday attacked George W. Bush's record in Texas while promoting his own agenda, telling supporters that America faces a clear and stark choice on Nov. 7. While his Republican opponent spent the day in Texas to prepare for the third and final presidential debate Tuesday, Gore also received mixed news in the polls, which showed Bush still ahead nationally but with Gore holding on to some key states.
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.
November 3, 2000 |
Voters in Michigan and Virginia are being misled into thinking the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People supports George W. Bush for president, the nonpartisan civil rights group complained Thursday. Two people in each state have reported receiving telephone calls, purportedly from the NAACP, that urged them to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, NAACP leaders said.
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.