June 24, 1988 |
Bush's campaign manager said he did not expect the vice president to jump ahead of Dukakis soon and contended his summer strategy was to avoid falling so far behind that the vice president would be out of the race by the fall. Lee Atwater, speaking at a strategy session for Southern Republican leaders in Charleston, S.C., said the Bush campaign welcomed Dukakis to campaign in the South, arguing that the more the Democrat campaigned in Dixie, the more it would help the vice president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2002 |
A former field deputy to Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden charged in a federal lawsuit Thursday that he was forced to work on the councilman's political campaigns on city time. Ronald Mayberry, 55, filed a suit against Holden and the city over his dismissal last June while on medical leave for treatment of diabetes. He accused Holden of violating his federal rights to due process as well as his rights under state disability laws.
January 25, 2000 |
Robert Squier, one of the most successful media consultants in American politics, died Monday of colon cancer at his Virginia home. He was 65. From Hubert Humphrey to Bill Clinton, with dozens of Democratic presidential, gubernatorial and congressional wins in between, Squier helped shape the look, feel and outcome of elections for 30 years, largely by pioneering techniques for television commercials that now are widely used. "In the entertainment business you count by how many Oscars you get.
May 1, 1994 |
"Politics is never a science," Stu Spencer likes to say. "It's always an art." While Richard M. Nixon--the first Californian elected President--is credited with bringing the state into the political mainstream, it was Stuart K. Spencer who developed the modern California political campaign style, made it into an art form and exported it nationwide. As the dean of Western political consultants, Spencer helped make Ronald Reagan look engaged and informed, Gerald R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 |
Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of presidential leadership, died Wednesday at a hospital in Washington, D.C. He was 83. The cause was pneumonia, family members said. Shogan was seen by his colleagues as a consummate reporter who managed to secure the trust of Washington insiders without becoming one himself.
June 7, 1992 |
When President Bush tried early this year to enlist public relations executive James Lake as a member of his senior staff, the answer--for then--was no. Offered the post of White House communications director, Lake told Bush aides that he wanted to help the President in any way he could. But he said he felt an obligation to maintain his ties to corporate clients. Under federal ethics laws, he could not maintain such a dual allegiance.
March 14, 1988 |
A defiant Bob Dole vowed Sunday to continue his faltering drive for the Republican nomination no matter how poorly he fares in the Illinois primary on Tuesday. "Our new theme song when we leave here is going to be 'On Wisconsin,"' Dole said, referring to that state's April 5 primary. "We're going to hand out sheet music today and road maps to all the traveling press."
March 16, 1990 |
As Democratic candidate for governor Dianne Feinstein gained strength and oomph with a powerful early television advertising campaign, the question has followed her: When will her rivals feel they must start firing back with their own campaigns on the airwaves? The answer came Thursday night as the first counter-volley was aired in Fresno and Eureka. The new commercial did not come from fellow Democrat John K. Van de Kamp. Instead, it was the work of Republican U.S. Sen.