November 8, 1990 |
It was like father, like son, for a Udall, a Taft and a Mondale. But a Chafee, a Chiles and a Mosbacher found that a famous last name is no guarantee of election. A bumper crop of political offspring ran Tuesday. In Minnesota. Ted Mondale, son of Walter F. Mondale, ousted Republican state Sen. Phyllis McQuaid in his first bid for office. Hubert H. Humphrey III won a third term as that state's attorney general.
June 14, 1990 |
Gov. Edward DiPrete on Wednesday announced his bid for a fourth term, citing the rebuilding of downtown Providence as a major accomplishment of his Administration.
November 21, 1989 |
President Bush, who was 0 for 3 in campaigning for Republican candidates on Election Day, 1989, set his sights Monday on the 1990 elections, stumping for Senate and gubernatorial candidates in Illinois and Rhode Island.
April 23, 1989 |
Freshman state Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy on Saturday surprised political experts by declaring his interest in seeking reelection in Rhode Island rather than turning his sights on Congress when he reaches the minimum age of 25 in 1992. The son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who won his Rhode Island House seat in an expensive campaign last year, had been widely expected to challenge for one of the state's two Republican-held U.S. House seats.
November 22, 1988 |
Two weeks after the reelection of Republican Gov. Edward D. DiPrete, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bruce G. Sundlun conceded defeat Monday, but said he was leaving the door "wide open" to a third try for the office in 1990. Sundlun held out on election night, when returns showed 202,962 votes for DiPrete and 196,188 for Sundlun. He requested a recount and counting of about 16,000 absentee ballots, a process that took two days and showed him to be the loser by about 6,800 votes.
November 9, 1988
Michael S. Dukakis won a lopsided victory over George Bush to take Rhode Island's four electoral votes and veteran Democratic Rep. Fernand J. St Germain, dogged by an ethical controversy, was denied a 15th term. Dukakis won 56% of the vote to 44% for Bush. St Germain, chairman of the House Banking Committee, was buried by political novice Ronald Machtley, a lawyer.