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October 30, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week before Election Day, the Deep South is caught in a struggle between its racist past and its present quest to be truly "new." In Alabama, for example, the issue of race is so pungent that the incumbent white Republican governor only needed to run pictures of his white Democratic challenger sitting in a car with a black man to bring charges of racism.
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October 30, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week before Election Day, the Deep South is caught in a struggle between its racist past and its present quest to be truly "new." In Alabama, for example, the issue of race is so pungent that the incumbent white Republican governor only needed to run pictures of his white Democratic challenger sitting in a car with a black man to bring charges of racism.
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August 18, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Republican presidential aspirant Paul Laxalt told Southern lawmakers Monday that President Reagan's trade and energy policies are not working, and he also knocked the detached management style that critics say allowed the Iran- contra affair to develop in the Administration. "I don't know if I'm nosier and less secure than Ronald Reagan, but I've just got to know what's going on in my shop," the former senator from Nevada told legislators from 15 Southern states.
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September 7, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn's decision not to enter the 1988 Democratic presidential campaign has dramatically raised the stakes in the South's Super Tuesday primary next March, especially for the two candidates who have so far mounted the strongest bids for the nomination--Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt.
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August 20, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Two leading Democratic presidential contenders, appearing before a gathering of influential Southern legislators that concluded here Wednesday, provided a preview of the issues that will likely prove crucial to next March's Super Tuesday primary. Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt charged that his rival, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, views such important national matters as trade and energy "through a regional prism."
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September 7, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn's decision not to enter the 1988 Democratic presidential campaign has dramatically raised the stakes in the South's Super Tuesday primary next March, especially for the two candidates who have so far mounted the strongest bids for the nomination--Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt.
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June 28, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
This city is home turf for Democratic presidential candidate and Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore Jr. But that did not deter Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., one of Gore's rivals for the Democratic prize, from seeking support for his own candidacy on a visit here earlier this month. "I know Al is a great guy," Biden said as he pumped the hand of one well-connected party activist at a campaign reception.
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July 23, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Voters in the South, the region many analysts believe holds the balance of power in the 1988 presidential elections, now seem more concerned about declining U.S. prestige in the world and eroding moral standards than the economic issues at the heart of most presidential campaigns, according to a sampling of voter attitudes released here Wednesday.
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August 20, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Two leading Democratic presidential contenders, appearing before a gathering of influential Southern legislators that concluded here Wednesday, provided a preview of the issues that will likely prove crucial to next March's Super Tuesday primary. Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt charged that his rival, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, views such important national matters as trade and energy "through a regional prism."
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August 18, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Republican presidential aspirant Paul Laxalt told Southern lawmakers Monday that President Reagan's trade and energy policies are not working, and he also knocked the detached management style that critics say allowed the Iran- contra affair to develop in the Administration. "I don't know if I'm nosier and less secure than Ronald Reagan, but I've just got to know what's going on in my shop," the former senator from Nevada told legislators from 15 Southern states.
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July 23, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Voters in the South, the region many analysts believe holds the balance of power in the 1988 presidential elections, now seem more concerned about declining U.S. prestige in the world and eroding moral standards than the economic issues at the heart of most presidential campaigns, according to a sampling of voter attitudes released here Wednesday.
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June 28, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
This city is home turf for Democratic presidential candidate and Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore Jr. But that did not deter Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., one of Gore's rivals for the Democratic prize, from seeking support for his own candidacy on a visit here earlier this month. "I know Al is a great guy," Biden said as he pumped the hand of one well-connected party activist at a campaign reception.
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