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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2008
California and 23 other states will hold presidential nominating contests on Tuesday. States with Democratic contests that day will send 2,064 delegates to the national Democratic convention, where a candidate will need 2,025 votes to win the nomination. States with Republican contests will send 1,081 delegates to the Republican convention, where the winner will need 1,191. For both parties' candidates, California's delegates are the biggest prize. -- Note: Vote percentages may not add up to 100% because of rounding.
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NEWS
March 7, 2012 | By Paul West
After contests in 22 states, Mitt Romney is still the favorite to become the Republican presidential nominee. He's got the money. He's got the machine. And increasingly, and most importantly, he's got the delegates. But despite a good showing on Super Tuesday, he hasn't put the race away by any means. And he's unlikely to do that anytime soon. By some authoritative estimates, he can't secure a mathematical lock on the nomination until sometime in May, at the earliest. More worrying for Romney, and a Republican establishment that desperately wants the race over with, is how the campaign will play out over the next month or two. Romney's challenge is to pull his fractured party together as quickly as possible and bring an end to what has been a very damaging primary season.
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NATIONAL
March 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Eight months to the day from the ticket-shaping verdicts of Super Tuesday, Americans will elect a new president, choosing between Democrat Al Gore and, almost surely, Republican George W. Bush to settle what will be the longest and costliest head-to-head White House campaign ever waged. That, barring some incredible change, is the prospect, with the vice president piling on victories in a sweep over Democratic challenger Bill Bradley, and the Texas governor capturing states Sen.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2012 | By David Horsey
Super Tuesday accomplished exactly one thing: The long, grueling slog to the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., will go on ... and on ... and on. Mitt Romney walked away with the most delegates and won the most states, but his wins did not seal the deal or make him the consensus nominee. Winning in his home state of Massachusetts was always a certainty. Taking Vermont was no surprise; it is moderate country and part of his New England base. Winning Idaho was nearly a sure thing too because the state is home to so many of his fellow Mormons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2000
Super Tuesday's final results: California GOP primary: Goodbye, Sen. John McCain. Hello, President Gore! J. DEVEREAUX LEAHY Ventura What about Bill Bradley as Gore's vice president? Wow, what a combination! JOE MORHAIM Culver City Al Gore contends that he will do really great things to correct the current problems with education, gun control, foreign affairs, term limits, Medicare, Social Security, and he goes on and on. Where were he and Bill Clinton when all of these things began to go so bad that they need the degree of correction that he now contends?
NATIONAL
February 26, 2004
As a prelude to the 10 primaries and caucuses Tuesday, the Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a debate today sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and CNN. The forum will be broadcast live on CNN, KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
NATIONAL
February 6, 2008
Statewide Orange County Riverside County -- Los Angeles County State Assembly Member District 55 -- -- Warren Furitani (D) 15,182 69 Herb Peters (Lib) 3,443 16 Charlotte S. Gibson (AI) 3,370 15 -- -- Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District Measure -- -- 41% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- V -- School improvement bond Requires 55% vote Yes 340 46 No 404 54 -- -- Downey Measure -- -- 61% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- G -- Term limits Yes 3,818 32 No 8,155 68 -- -- Huntington Park Measure -- -- 33% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- B -- Communications users tax Yes 1,253 79 No 332 21 -- -- Inglewood Measure -- -- 26% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- F -- Prohibition on fireworks Yes 2,561 46 No 3,066 54 -- -- Long Beach Community College District Measure -- -- 38% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- E -- School improvement bond Requires 55% vote Yes 26,763 74 No 9,384 26 -- -- Los Angeles Measure -- -- 17% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- S -- Reduction of tax rate Yes 88,566 66 No 45,494 34 -- -- Pasadena Measure -- -- 9% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- D -- Utility users tax continuation Yes 3,575 62 No 2,204 38 -- -- Redondo Beach Unified School District Measure -- -- 33% precincts reporting Votes % -- -- C -- School improvement...
NEWS
March 7, 1988 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
The massive structure of the Super Tuesday contests here in the South is working to the advantage of the two Democrats considered the most liberal of the party's major presidential candidates and thus least likely to carry Dixie in the November election--Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Most Americans don't even vote, so it's not shocking that most also seem to dismiss election coverage as tedious and irrelevant. Wrong! Yes, nightly coverage of the marathon election campaign does drone on like distant Muzak--the obligatory photo opportunities, candidate posturing and pundit pontificating tending to merge into a single muted monotone. Not on Tuesday, though.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2012 | By David Horsey
Super Tuesday accomplished exactly one thing: The long, grueling slog to the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., will go on ... and on ... and on. Mitt Romney walked away with the most delegates and won the most states, but his wins did not seal the deal or make him the consensus nominee. Winning in his home state of Massachusetts was always a certainty. Taking Vermont was no surprise; it is moderate country and part of his New England base. Winning Idaho was nearly a sure thing too because the state is home to so many of his fellow Mormons.
NEWS
March 7, 2012 | By Colby Itkowitz, The Morning Call
For the last several weeks, Rick Santorum has treated Mitt Romney as his greatest adversary, but along the winding path to the Republican nomination another man has always stood in the way: Newt Gingrich. The battle now shifts to the Deep South, where Gingrich has laid the groundwork to make his last stand. While Santorum battled Romney in Michigan and then Ohio, the former speaker of the House had the lower Southern states almost to himself. Santorum punched his ticket out of Super Tuesday with wins in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Mitt Romney has won a narrow victory over Rick Santorum in the marquee Super Tuesday battle of Ohio, according to a projection by the Associated Press. Ohio's primary proved to be the tightest battle of the 2012 Republican nomination fight since the very first vote in Iowa on Jan. 3. Then, Romney was initially declared the winner by just eight votes. A revised tally weeks later put Santorum ahead by a few dozen votes. It was a battle on Super Tuesday, and both men claimed their share of successes, though Romney was poised to score a decisive advantage in the fight for delegates.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Mitt Romney jumped out to Super Tuesday victories in Virginia and Vermont, extending his winning streak as he sought to fasten his grip on the GOP nomination by dominating the single biggest day of balloting in the volatile primary season. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was projected as the winner in Georgia, the state he represented for years in Congress and where he retreated for a last stand to resurrect his sagging campaign. “Thank you Georgia!” Gingrich tweeted soon after the television networks projected his victory.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The marquee Super Tuesday battle in Ohio is heading for a photo finish, with Mitt Romney a few thousand votes ahead of Rick Santorum with about 85% of precincts reporting. It's the closest race of the 2012 Republican nomination fight since the very first contest -- in Iowa on Jan. 3. Then, Romney was initially declared the winner by just eight votes. A revised tally weeks later put Santorum ahead by a few dozen votes. The two men each claimed their share of successes on Super Tuesday.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Ian Duncan
In the other major Ohio election of Super Tuesday, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich is locked in a primary battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the two of them forced to run against each other due to redistricting. With about 26% of the votes counted, Kaptur led Kucinich, 52% to 44%. Republicans in the Ohio Legislature controlled redistricting, and corralled the state's Democrats into four districts. The new 9th Congressional District on the Lake Erie shorefrontcontains about 47% of the Toledo electorate Kaptur has represented since 1983, as well as 13% from another district, according to an analysis by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Mitt Romney has won the Virginia Republican presidential primary, according to The Associated Press. Romney was the clear favorite in the state, where just two Republican candidates - Romney and Ron Paul - had qualified for the ballot. Forty-nine delegates are at stake in that race, and Romney is likely to win all or most of them. Thirteen of the delegates will be awarded to the candidate who wins 50% or more of the vote and an additional 33 delegates will be awarded by congressional district.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Ian Duncan
If Ann Romney ever needs to shed one of her two Cadillacs -- wealth can come and go , she said earlier this week, so you never know -- she might not want to ask her husband to hawk the excess vehicle. A poll conducted among Republicans in the 10 Super Tuesday states found that only 46% of respondents would be happy buying a second-hand car from Mitt Romney, while 47% said they would not buy one from the GOP front-runner. But if Rick Santorum's presidential primary campaign sputters out tonight, he might be well received in a new line of work.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Newt Gingrich , racking up a Super Tuesday win in the state where he launched his extraordinary political rise, predicted he would win the GOP nomination despite opposition from the nation's elites because "people power" will trump "money power. " "We survived the national elites' effort to kill us," he told a boisterous crowd of more than 400 supporters in a ballroom at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, where he said he was when he learned in 1994 that the Republicans had taken over the House.
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