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January 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Georgia election panel Wednesday rebuffed former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's bid to run in the state's presidential primary, leaving conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan as President Bush's only GOP rival in the contest. Should the action withstand an expected court challenge, keeping Duke off the ballot could take on added significance if Georgia officials approve a plan to hold their primary March 3 instead of on March 10.
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May 6, 2013 | By Paul West
The high-profile House race between former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is going down to the wire as a dead heat, according to a Democratic poll released Sunday night. The survey, by Public Policy Polling, shows Republican Sanford with a statistically insignificant 47%-46% advantage heading into Tuesday's special election.  Green Party candidate Eugene Platt, whose campaign symbol is a frog and whose slogan is "leap of faith," is getting 4%, according to the poll.
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September 1, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pat Buchanan is back to stay on California's presidential ballot as the Reform Party's nominee, the secretary of state decided Thursday. His name had been removed while election officials sorted out the conflict between Buchanan and his rival, John Hagelin. Hagelin will still appear on California's ballot but as the Natural Law Party's candidate. On Thursday at Natural Law's convention in Alexandria, Va.
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September 1, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pat Buchanan is back to stay on California's presidential ballot as the Reform Party's nominee, the secretary of state decided Thursday. His name had been removed while election officials sorted out the conflict between Buchanan and his rival, John Hagelin. Hagelin will still appear on California's ballot but as the Natural Law Party's candidate. On Thursday at Natural Law's convention in Alexandria, Va.
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January 16, 1996 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
This could be where the race for the Republican presidential nomination ends. Or really begins. Reporters and candidates don't move into South Carolina for weeks at a time, as they do in Iowa and New Hampshire, the traditional first two stops on the campaign calendar. But in recent years, South Carolina has combined with those two preliminary contests to define, and even settle, the battle for the GOP nomination. "Iowa and New Hampshire get the attention," says Republican state Sen.
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February 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), a living legend in South Carolina and the oldest member of Congress at 87, announced he will be a candidate for a seventh six-year term. "In all my years of public service, I have never felt a stronger obligation to continue my work for the future of our state and our nation," Thurmond said. He spoke about the issues of education, environment and health care for the elderly in making his reelection bid official.
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June 15, 1988 | From Associated Press
North Dakotans rejected a lottery for the second time in 18 months Tuesday, while Virginians chose Democrat L. F. Payne Jr. as their newest congressman. With 77% of the North Dakota vote in, the lottery was opposed by 41,505 voters, or 59%, and favored by 28,391 voters, or 41%. "It would seem to me (the vote is) a decisive expression of the will of the people, and I would hope that the proponents would accept the decision of the voters of North Dakota," former Gov. Arthur Link said.
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April 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep John W. Jenrette Jr., who was convicted eight years ago in the federal Abscam investigation, announced Wednesday that he will not seek his former congressional seat in this year's elections. Jenrette, calling it "one of the most painful decisions I have ever had to make," said he will not be a candidate because of his inability to settle legal claims arising from former business deals. He also said a federal judge has declined to terminate his parole for his Abscam conviction.
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December 27, 1999 | From Reuters
Texas Gov. George W. Bush leads rival Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona by a wide margin in the latest poll among registered voters in South Carolina, which will hold a critical presidential primary in February, news outlets reported Sunday. In a poll of 332 likely Republican primary voters, Bush led McCain 54% to 21%, despite a major push by McCain in the state, which he has visited 19 times this year, according to the poll conducted by KPC Research of Charlotte, N.C.
NEWS
November 7, 1990 | Associated Press
Three state lawmakers indicted on bribery charges were reelected Tuesday. Democratic Reps. Larry Blanding, B.J. Gordon and Ennis Fant are among 10 legislators and one lobbyist charged in the case. The three faced no opposition and there were no write-in campaigns against any of them. They were suspended and, if convicted, they will lose their seats. The lawmakers are scheduled to be tried Nov. 26.
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December 27, 1999 | From Reuters
Texas Gov. George W. Bush leads rival Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona by a wide margin in the latest poll among registered voters in South Carolina, which will hold a critical presidential primary in February, news outlets reported Sunday. In a poll of 332 likely Republican primary voters, Bush led McCain 54% to 21%, despite a major push by McCain in the state, which he has visited 19 times this year, according to the poll conducted by KPC Research of Charlotte, N.C.
NEWS
January 16, 1996 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
This could be where the race for the Republican presidential nomination ends. Or really begins. Reporters and candidates don't move into South Carolina for weeks at a time, as they do in Iowa and New Hampshire, the traditional first two stops on the campaign calendar. But in recent years, South Carolina has combined with those two preliminary contests to define, and even settle, the battle for the GOP nomination. "Iowa and New Hampshire get the attention," says Republican state Sen.
NEWS
January 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Georgia election panel Wednesday rebuffed former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's bid to run in the state's presidential primary, leaving conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan as President Bush's only GOP rival in the contest. Should the action withstand an expected court challenge, keeping Duke off the ballot could take on added significance if Georgia officials approve a plan to hold their primary March 3 instead of on March 10.
NEWS
November 7, 1990 | Associated Press
Three state lawmakers indicted on bribery charges were reelected Tuesday. Democratic Reps. Larry Blanding, B.J. Gordon and Ennis Fant are among 10 legislators and one lobbyist charged in the case. The three faced no opposition and there were no write-in campaigns against any of them. They were suspended and, if convicted, they will lose their seats. The lawmakers are scheduled to be tried Nov. 26.
NEWS
February 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), a living legend in South Carolina and the oldest member of Congress at 87, announced he will be a candidate for a seventh six-year term. "In all my years of public service, I have never felt a stronger obligation to continue my work for the future of our state and our nation," Thurmond said. He spoke about the issues of education, environment and health care for the elderly in making his reelection bid official.
NEWS
November 9, 1988
Republican George Bush captured South Carolina's eight electoral votes, bolstered by the influence of Gov. Carroll Campbell, his Southern campaign chairman. With 92% of the votes counted, Bush had 62% or 540,965, and Michael S. Dukakis, 38% or 336,339.
NEWS
November 9, 1988
Republican George Bush captured South Carolina's eight electoral votes, bolstered by the influence of Gov. Carroll Campbell, his Southern campaign chairman. With 92% of the votes counted, Bush had 62% or 540,965, and Michael S. Dukakis, 38% or 336,339.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2013 | By Paul West
The high-profile House race between former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is going down to the wire as a dead heat, according to a Democratic poll released Sunday night. The survey, by Public Policy Polling, shows Republican Sanford with a statistically insignificant 47%-46% advantage heading into Tuesday's special election.  Green Party candidate Eugene Platt, whose campaign symbol is a frog and whose slogan is "leap of faith," is getting 4%, according to the poll.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | From Associated Press
North Dakotans rejected a lottery for the second time in 18 months Tuesday, while Virginians chose Democrat L. F. Payne Jr. as their newest congressman. With 77% of the North Dakota vote in, the lottery was opposed by 41,505 voters, or 59%, and favored by 28,391 voters, or 41%. "It would seem to me (the vote is) a decisive expression of the will of the people, and I would hope that the proponents would accept the decision of the voters of North Dakota," former Gov. Arthur Link said.
NEWS
April 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep John W. Jenrette Jr., who was convicted eight years ago in the federal Abscam investigation, announced Wednesday that he will not seek his former congressional seat in this year's elections. Jenrette, calling it "one of the most painful decisions I have ever had to make," said he will not be a candidate because of his inability to settle legal claims arising from former business deals. He also said a federal judge has declined to terminate his parole for his Abscam conviction.
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