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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) and businessman Robert Oltman were considered front-runners for the Republican nomination in the 21st State Senate District when retiring state Sen. Newt Russell threw them a curveball: He endorsed their opponent Wilbert Smith. The endorsement from Russell has the potential to turn the contest into a three-way race if perennial candidate Smith, director of community relations for Gov.
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OPINION
April 15, 2014 | Doyle McManus
Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight. " But as enticing as it is for the Republican establishment to contemplate the prospect of an unexpected comeback, an epic series of primary battles and a cinematic rematch between the Clinton and Bush dynasties, it's not all that likely. The Republican Party has changed dramatically since 2002, the last year Jeb Bush ran for office, and not in ways that would aid his candidacy.
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NEWS
November 16, 1986
Vice President George Bush continues to hold a big lead for the Republican nomination for the 1988 presidential race, with 57% of Republicans' and GOP-leaning independents' combined first- and second-place nomination votes, according to a Gallup Poll. Runners-up in the new survey were Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, with 20%, former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, with 14%, and Rep. Jack Kemp of New York, with 12%.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the regulator for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed a key procedural vote Thursday because of strong Republican opposition. President Obama nominated Watt, a veteran Democrat from North Carolina, in May to be director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. But attempts to bring his nomination to a vote by the full Senate failed Thursday as supporters were unable to muster the 60 votes needed to stop a threatened Republican filibuster.
NEWS
August 19, 1988 | Reuters
President Reagan telephoned George Bush Thursday night to congratulate the vice president on what he called a great speech at the New Orleans convention, the White House said today. "Congratulations. It was a great speech. We're all with you, George," the White House quoted the President as telling Bush.
NEWS
February 6, 1986
State Sen. William Campbell (R-Hacienda Heights), who announced last year that he was assessing the possibility of running for the U. S. Senate, said that he has abandoned any thought of becoming a candidate. Campbell said his supporters had pledged $500,000 to a campaign for the Republican nomination, and a poll showed that 30% of the voters statewide recognized his name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1988
Two more candidates indicated Thursday that they would join an already-crowded field to seek the Republican nomination in the 40th Congressional District, where 12-year House of Representatives veteran Robert E. Badham (R-Newport Beach) is retiring. They are Kathleen Latham, 46, of Irvine, an entrepreneur and finance and information systems management consultant, and K. Ralph Raat, 51, an attorney from Santa Ana.
NEWS
May 18, 1987
State Sen. Ed Davis, hoping to fend off a potential Republican primary challenge, officially declared his candidacy for reelection in 1988, nine months before candidates must inform the state that they intend to run. Davis, 70, of Valencia, is a law-and-order conservative and former Los Angeles police chief who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate last year. He said he will emphasize his record on law enforcement and education in seeking his third term.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | From Associated Press
The shape of next year's Senate races became a bit clearer this week as former Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination in his state and North Dakota's Rep. Byron L. Dorgan said he would not challenge Sen. Quentin N. Burdick for the Democratic nomination. Kerrey, whose announcement ended months of speculation, called the federal deficit the biggest problem facing the country, saying Americans are "mortgaging our future."
NEWS
September 3, 1986 | From Associated Press
Sen. Paula Hawkins of Florida apparently captured the Republican nomination for a second term Tuesday and Gov. Bob Graham was the top vote-getter in the race to be the Democratic Senate nominee. In Georgia, two heroes of the civil rights movement, state Sen. Julian Bond and former Atlanta City Councilman John Lewis, ran neck-and-neck in early returns from a Democratic congressional runoff that has strained their long friendship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
After being grilled about controversial past statements on immigration and climate change, former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James was confirmed Tuesday as a member of the powerful Board of Public Works, which is expected to play a key role in Mayor Eric Garcetti's effort to improve basic services. The City Council voted 11 to 0 on Tuesday to appoint James, a Republican, with some members saying deference should be given to Garcetti, who nominated James, in picking commissioners.
NATIONAL
December 28, 2012 | By David Horsey
Seated inside a cavernous auditorium in Charleston, S.C., just days before that state's presidential primary in January, I was feeling downright gleeful. Spread out before me was a vast, gaudy, multi-screen, red-white-and-blue stage set worthy of “American Idol.” A CNN producer was warming up a big crowd of well-dressed Republicans, coaching them about when to cheer, when to laugh and when to shut up as if they were rubes in a “Tonight Show” studio audience. Within moments, the candidates for the Republican nomination would be trooped out, one by one - each introduced as if he were in the starting lineup of the Lakers.
OPINION
October 10, 2012 | Patt Morrison
David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of Representatives from a San Gabriel Valley/San Bernardino County district. He became the youngest-ever chairman of the Rules Committee, mastering the machinery of the House. But in February, he announced he would not seek reelection. He leaves behind a sharply redrawn district, and a Congress he insists is not so awfully different from the one he entered more than half his life ago. You went to Washington in the "Ronald Reagan Class of 1980.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2012 | By Paul West and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - Presenting himself as a turnaround artist for economically troubled times, Mitt Romney accepted his party's presidential nomination Thursday night with a forceful promise to lead America to renewed prosperity after years of dashed expectations. The Republican challenger, standing before a packed arena in the swing state of Florida, repeatedly invoked President Obama's 2008 slogan of hope and change, saying that his November opponent had instead delivered disappointment and division.
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Undeterred after sinking $50 million of her personal fortune into a failed Senate bid in 2010, Linda McMahon is back on the Connecticut ballot, this time to try to claim the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman. McMahon, a former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive, is the clear front-runner to win the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary after out-spending and out-polling former Rep. Chris Shays.  She'll likely face Rep. Chris Murphy, who appears poised to beat former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in the race for the Democratic nomination.
NEWS
June 26, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Two congressional veterans defeated career-threatening primary challenges Tuesday night as voters weighed in on races that could help define the next Congress. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah overcame a tea party challenge to win the Republican nomination, while in New York, veteran Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel fended off a bevy of challengers for the right to seek a 22nd term. Neither race is considered an opportunity for the opposing party this fall. Utah is expected to elect a Republican senator in November, and New York's 13th Congressional District will almost certainly stay in the Democratic column.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
Fourth-term Assemblyman Phillip D. Wyman of Tehachapi said Monday he will not run for reelection and instead will seek the Republican nomination for state controller in the June primary next year. Since 1975, the post has been held by Democrat Kenneth Cory, whose aides said he is raising campaign funds "and is running even though there has been no formal announcement."
NEWS
June 11, 1988 | From Reuters
Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III, responding to mounting press speculation, said Friday that he had "no plans" to quit his post to manage Vice President George Bush's presidential election campaign. "I have no plans to leave. For now, my job is here at the Treasury Department, and this is where I expect to stay," Baker said at a taping of the ABC news program "Business World." ABC released a transcript of the interview, which is to be broadcast Sunday.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Strike one name off the veepstakes list. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who briefly flirted with a presidential run last year, is slated to become president of Purdue University, according to Indiana media outlets. The university's Board of Trustees will meet Thursday on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus to vote on its next president. Indiana TV station WISH first reported that Daniels was up for the job; it was then confirmed by the Indianapolis Star . The odds of Daniels securing the vote look good.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2012 | By Melanie Mason and Joseph Tanfani, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Effectively clinching the Republican presidential nomination last month allowed Mitt Romney's campaign to marshal larger checks and chip into President Obama's huge lead in the money chase heading into the general election. Romney still has a long way to go. According to campaign finance records filed with the Federal Election Commission during the weekend, Obama maintains an expansive advantage in cash on hand. His reelection effort ended April with $147 million in the bank, compared with $61.4 million for Romney and the Republican National Committee.
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