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March 13, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Even before the first votes are counted, Republicans appear to have gained an advantage over Democrats in today's Texas gubernatorial primary, the first tangible test in the two-party struggle for national political dominance in the 1990s. After six months of campaigning, maverick Republican businessman Clayton W. Williams not only has emerged as the prohibitive favorite to gain his party's nomination, but also as the most compelling political personality in either party.
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January 18, 2001 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republicans have waited eight years to reach the White House, but President-elect George W. Bush bade farewell to Texas on Wednesday in less than half an hour. Striding to the grandstand in a white cowboy hat, Bush--genial and relaxed--saluted thousands of spectators in the West Texas city where he spent his childhood, early married days and first professional years.
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January 18, 2001 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republicans have waited eight years to reach the White House, but President-elect George W. Bush bade farewell to Texas on Wednesday in less than half an hour. Striding to the grandstand in a white cowboy hat, Bush--genial and relaxed--saluted thousands of spectators in the West Texas city where he spent his childhood, early married days and first professional years.
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June 23, 1996 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fueling the moral debate that threatens to cleave the Republican Party, religious conservatives flexed their muscle at Texas' GOP convention on Saturday, approving a rigid antiabortion platform plank and noisily condemning one of their own U.S. senators for her support of abortion rights.
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November 4, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two Democratic congressmen on Thursday attacked Republican-sponsored advertisements on Spanish-language radio stations in Texas that they said were designed to intimidate Latino voters. Rep. Jack Brooks of Texas asked Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh to investigate the advertisements for possible violations of the federal Voting Rights Act.
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January 19, 1988 | United Press International
George Strake, state Republican Party chairman, said Monday that the six GOP presidential candidates are eligible to compete for delegates in the March 8 primary, even though forgeries were found on some certification petitions. Some of the voters' signatures on petitions submitted in Texas by Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr., Rep. Jack Kemp of New York and former Delaware Gov. Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV have been questioned.
NEWS
June 23, 1996 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fueling the moral debate that threatens to cleave the Republican Party, religious conservatives flexed their muscle at Texas' GOP convention on Saturday, approving a rigid antiabortion platform plank and noisily condemning one of their own U.S. senators for her support of abortion rights.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clayton W. Williams, a free-wheeling success in the business world and a fast learner in the political realm, won the Texas Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, state Treasurer Ann Richards and Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox made it into a runoff on April 10. Former governor Mark White, who finished third in the Democratic balloting, conceded defeat about three hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | Associated Press
Republicans plan to respond to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's Texas bus tour this week by trailing him around the state with an Elvis Presley impersonator. Clinton and running mate Al Gore plan a two-day bus trip from San Antonio to the Louisiana border beginning today. Mark Sanders, a spokesman for the state Republican Party's Victory '92 effort, said the Elvis impersonator would follow much the same route, singing and serving bologna sandwiches.
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March 5, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Wearing a broad grin under his pearl gray Stetson, Clayton Williams last week took his high-flying Republican campaign for governor to the GM Steakhouse, a University of Texas hangout where the hired help is renowned for seasoning the hamburger platters with jeers aimed at the paying customers. Undaunted by the alien surroundings, the multimillionaire candidate posed for photos and seized the initiative. "Get in here!" he called to one particularly long-haired, bearded counterman.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | Associated Press
Republicans plan to respond to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's Texas bus tour this week by trailing him around the state with an Elvis Presley impersonator. Clinton and running mate Al Gore plan a two-day bus trip from San Antonio to the Louisiana border beginning today. Mark Sanders, a spokesman for the state Republican Party's Victory '92 effort, said the Elvis impersonator would follow much the same route, singing and serving bologna sandwiches.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clayton W. Williams, a free-wheeling success in the business world and a fast learner in the political realm, won the Texas Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, state Treasurer Ann Richards and Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox made it into a runoff on April 10. Former governor Mark White, who finished third in the Democratic balloting, conceded defeat about three hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
March 13, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Even before the first votes are counted, Republicans appear to have gained an advantage over Democrats in today's Texas gubernatorial primary, the first tangible test in the two-party struggle for national political dominance in the 1990s. After six months of campaigning, maverick Republican businessman Clayton W. Williams not only has emerged as the prohibitive favorite to gain his party's nomination, but also as the most compelling political personality in either party.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Wearing a broad grin under his pearl gray Stetson, Clayton Williams last week took his high-flying Republican campaign for governor to the GM Steakhouse, a University of Texas hangout where the hired help is renowned for seasoning the hamburger platters with jeers aimed at the paying customers. Undaunted by the alien surroundings, the multimillionaire candidate posed for photos and seized the initiative. "Get in here!" he called to one particularly long-haired, bearded counterman.
NEWS
November 4, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two Democratic congressmen on Thursday attacked Republican-sponsored advertisements on Spanish-language radio stations in Texas that they said were designed to intimidate Latino voters. Rep. Jack Brooks of Texas asked Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh to investigate the advertisements for possible violations of the federal Voting Rights Act.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | United Press International
George Strake, state Republican Party chairman, said Monday that the six GOP presidential candidates are eligible to compete for delegates in the March 8 primary, even though forgeries were found on some certification petitions. Some of the voters' signatures on petitions submitted in Texas by Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr., Rep. Jack Kemp of New York and former Delaware Gov. Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV have been questioned.
NEWS
January 9, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
FBI agents took the filing petitions of presidential candidates Bob Dole and Alexander M. Haig Jr. from Republican Party headquarters Friday after reports that some signatures may have been forged. George Strake, Texas GOP chairman, asked U.S. Atty. Helen Eversberg and the FBI to investigate after reports that petitions with questionable signatures were filed to place the two men's names on the March 8 primary ballot.
NEWS
August 4, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Democrat Jim Chapman won a narrow victory Saturday in a runoff election in the 1st Congressional District, defeating Republican Edd Hargett in his bid to become the district's first Republican congressman in this century. Chapman received 52,670 votes, or 50.9%, to Hargett's 50,737, or 49.1%, according to final results from the district's 20 counties.
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