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December 29, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The crowded Republican field in next year's presidential campaign has thinned in Rhode Island, where three GOP candidates failed to qualify for the state's March 5 primary. Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, multimillionaire publisher Steve Forbes and conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan were not on the list when Secretary of State James Langevin announced the primary slate. That leaves Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, former Tennessee Gov.
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December 29, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The crowded Republican field in next year's presidential campaign has thinned in Rhode Island, where three GOP candidates failed to qualify for the state's March 5 primary. Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, multimillionaire publisher Steve Forbes and conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan were not on the list when Secretary of State James Langevin announced the primary slate. That leaves Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, former Tennessee Gov.
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November 22, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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September 14, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a startling political comeback that could have national repercussions, Marion Barry on Tuesday overcame a highly publicized conviction and imprisonment for smoking crack cocaine to win the Democratic nomination for mayor. Barry, who mobilized younger and poorer black voters around his theme of redemption, defeated City Councilman John Ray and the incumbent mayor, Sharon Pratt Kelly, in a hard-fought race.
NEWS
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.
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June 14, 1990 | Associated Press
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.
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November 21, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 23, 1989 | From United Press International
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.
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September 14, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a startling political comeback that could have national repercussions, Marion Barry on Tuesday overcame a highly publicized conviction and imprisonment for smoking crack cocaine to win the Democratic nomination for mayor. Barry, who mobilized younger and poorer black voters around his theme of redemption, defeated City Councilman John Ray and the incumbent mayor, Sharon Pratt Kelly, in a hard-fought race.
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October 14, 1988 | From Associated Press
Patrick J. Kennedy, son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, spent $66 for every vote he received in his successful bid for a Rhode Island legislative seat, campaign finance reports show. Kennedy spent $87,694 to unseat state Rep. John M. Skeffington Jr. in last month's Democratic primary. All but $5,904 of that sum came from him or his family, according to the report filed Wednesday with the state Board of Elections. Skeffington has not filed his report.
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November 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 14, 1990 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
November 21, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
April 23, 1989 | From United Press International
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.
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November 22, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
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November 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 14, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The freckle-faced young man with his shirttail sticking out of his khaki slacks was ringing doorbells, seeking votes for himself for today's Rhode Island primary election. "I didn't sleep last night," he confided. "Tossing and turning--I've got butterflies." It's no wonder, for Patrick Kennedy is trying to write a new chapter in his famous family's political chronicle. The son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
NEWS
November 5, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
By all accounts, John M. Mutz, a veteran officeholder who is the Republican candidate for governor of Indiana, should be breezing to victory over his 32-year-old opponent in a state where the national GOP ticket is expected to swamp the Democrats. Instead, the 52-year-old Mutz is scrambling for his political life, grateful for an endorsement from President Reagan and hoping to grab any coattails he can from Indiana's controversial GOP vice presidential nominee, Sen. Dan Quayle.
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October 14, 1988 | From Associated Press
Patrick J. Kennedy, son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, spent $66 for every vote he received in his successful bid for a Rhode Island legislative seat, campaign finance reports show. Kennedy spent $87,694 to unseat state Rep. John M. Skeffington Jr. in last month's Democratic primary. All but $5,904 of that sum came from him or his family, according to the report filed Wednesday with the state Board of Elections. Skeffington has not filed his report.
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