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November 9, 1994
The major races in the East: Senate races: 11 House races: 100 Governor: 11 Governor--Republican John G. Rowland narrowly defeated Democrat William E. Curry Jr. despite losing support because of his efforts to keep confidential a police report of a nonviolent dispute with his ex-wife. Rowland will succeed retiring Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., an independent. * Senate--Incumbent Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman handily defeated Republican opponent Jerry Labriola for a second term.
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April 19, 2000 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Rick Santorum first ran for the Senate in 1994, he campaigned as a feisty outsider, scourge of congressional pay raises and perquisites, a conservative ready to rout the Washington liberal establishment. The Pennsylvania Republican rode to a surprise victory on the same wave that gave the GOP control of both houses of Congress and established Newt Gingrich as the party's leading force.
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NEWS
November 10, 1994
Senate of Seats Before election Dems: 56 GOP: 44 Seats After Election* Dems: 48 GOP: 52 * Sen. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.) switched from Democrat to Republican Wednesday, raising the count to 53-47 in favor of the GOP. Dems GOP Other Won 14 21 0 Holdovers (seats 34 31 0 not up for election) Net change in seats -8 8 0 House of Seats Before Election Dems: 256 GOP: 178 Seats After Election (estimate) Dems: 203 GOP: 231 Governors of Seats Before Election Dems: 29 GOP: 19 (Ind.
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December 30, 1994 | JAMES BORNEMEIER
The hallways of the Cannon House Office Building resembled a vast junk yard. Piles of assorted institutional furniture lined the corridors, a banged-up desk here, a worn file cabinet there. A green St. Patrick's Day hat formed a still life with a half-full plastic highball glass, amber with cigarettes. A gooseneck lamp lay stricken in an apparent lethal back flip. Down the way, the friendly face of Rep.
NEWS
November 10, 1994
Here are winners in House races nationwide in states except California. For California results, see tables on state returns: (i) indicates incumbent * indicates at-large district ** leading but no winner named Dist. Party ALABAMA Sonny Callahan (i) 1 R Terry Everett (i) 2 R Glen Browder (i) 3 D Tom Bevill (i) 4 D Bud Cramer (i) 5 D Spencer Bachus (i) 6 R Earl F.
NEWS
November 9, 1994
The major races in the South: Senate races: 7 House races: 137 Governor: 8 * Governor--Incumbent Democrat Jim Folsom was running neck and neck with his GOP challenger, Fob James Jr., with three-fourths of the vote counted. * House--Four of the seven seats were held by Democrats before the election, and that division did not change.
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October 13, 1994 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in decades, a substantial majority of registered voters say they are inclined to vote for a Republican for Congress in the fall elections, according to a Times Mirror survey--an inclination that, if it persists for the next four weeks, would lead to large GOP gains. The survey, conducted by the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press, found 52% of registered voters saying that they intend to vote Republican while only 40% said they would vote for a Democratic candidate.
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November 6, 1994 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The three women enjoying lunch at H.R.H. Dumplin's Cafe and Bake Shop across from the Dyer County Courthouse agree on one thing: They can't find much to complain about. All three offer the same upbeat assessment of life in this quiet town about 90 minutes north of Memphis: good schools, little crime, a booming economy. But their opinions diverge when it comes to politics, especially the surprisingly tight Senate race between three-term Democratic Sen.
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November 2, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Mike Huffington (R-Santa Barbara) has grabbed the national spotlight by pouring more than $27 million of his own money into his bid for a U.S. Senate seat, but he is merely the most visible example of a phenomenon that is rewriting the rules of congressional campaigning. Across the country, wealthy candidates are spending millions of dollars on their own races.
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November 10, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flags were at half-staff over the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in memory of retiring Rep. Dean A. Gallo (R-N.J.), who died over the weekend, but stunned Republican and Democratic congressional staff members on Capitol Hill saw the flag instead as a fitting symbol for a world turned upside down. "I was in San Francisco during the earthquake and I see the same look on the faces of Democratic staffers today that I saw on people walking around San Francisco back then," said Republican aide Tom Hoope.
NEWS
November 10, 1994
Senate of Seats Before election Dems: 56 GOP: 44 Seats After Election* Dems: 48 GOP: 52 * Sen. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.) switched from Democrat to Republican Wednesday, raising the count to 53-47 in favor of the GOP. Dems GOP Other Won 14 21 0 Holdovers (seats 34 31 0 not up for election) Net change in seats -8 8 0 House of Seats Before Election Dems: 256 GOP: 178 Seats After Election (estimate) Dems: 203 GOP: 231 Governors of Seats Before Election Dems: 29 GOP: 19 (Ind.
NEWS
November 10, 1994
Here are winners in House races nationwide in states except California. For California results, see tables on state returns: (i) indicates incumbent * indicates at-large district ** leading but no winner named Dist. Party ALABAMA Sonny Callahan (i) 1 R Terry Everett (i) 2 R Glen Browder (i) 3 D Tom Bevill (i) 4 D Bud Cramer (i) 5 D Spencer Bachus (i) 6 R Earl F.
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November 10, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flags were at half-staff over the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in memory of retiring Rep. Dean A. Gallo (R-N.J.), who died over the weekend, but stunned Republican and Democratic congressional staff members on Capitol Hill saw the flag instead as a fitting symbol for a world turned upside down. "I was in San Francisco during the earthquake and I see the same look on the faces of Democratic staffers today that I saw on people walking around San Francisco back then," said Republican aide Tom Hoope.
NEWS
November 9, 1994
The major races in the South: Senate races: 7 House races: 137 Governor: 8 * Governor--Incumbent Democrat Jim Folsom was running neck and neck with his GOP challenger, Fob James Jr., with three-fourths of the vote counted. * House--Four of the seven seats were held by Democrats before the election, and that division did not change.
NEWS
November 9, 1994
The major races in the East: Senate races: 11 House races: 100 Governor: 11 Governor--Republican John G. Rowland narrowly defeated Democrat William E. Curry Jr. despite losing support because of his efforts to keep confidential a police report of a nonviolent dispute with his ex-wife. Rowland will succeed retiring Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., an independent. * Senate--Incumbent Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman handily defeated Republican opponent Jerry Labriola for a second term.
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November 9, 1994 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the last big election night, members of President Clinton's inner circle cheered, stomped their feet, kissed each other and delivered impassioned speeches about their plans to show Washington and the country how government could work. They didn't do any of that Tuesday night. The Clinton White House weathered Election Day '94 with weary stoicism mingled with dread about a future that appeared likely to contain Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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April 11, 1994 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
About every week, 10 or so Democratic strategists planning President Clinton's role in the 1994 election campaign gather in the White House basement under the leadership of Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes. Trouble-shooter Ickes' new job as campaign overseer, which drains time away from his efforts as political point man for the Administration's health care reform proposal--the White House's No.
NEWS
July 13, 1994
Many of the 71 Senate and governorship seats on the line in November elections are shaping up as high drama, but others appear to be snoozers. Here, according to the American Political Hotline, is the likelihood that the person/party in control will be ousted, on a scale from 1-5, 1 being the greatest chance for turnover. (Open seats are in caps) Senate Ratings The Democrats currently control the Senate, 56-44. In the November elections, 35 of those seats are up for grabs.
NEWS
November 9, 1994
Senate of Seats Before election Dems: 56 GOP: 44 Seats After Election (est.) Dems: 47 GOP: 53 Dems GOP Other Won 13 21 0 Leading 0 1 0 Holdovers (seats 34 31 0 not up for election Net change in seats -9 9 0 *** of Seats Before election Dems: 256 GOP: 178 Seats After Election (est.) Dems: 203 GOP: 231 Dems GOP Other Won 187 212 1 Leading 16 19 0 Net change in seats -53 53 0 Sources: Associated Press, Times staff reports
NEWS
November 8, 1994 | DAVID LAUTER and ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Candidates across the country prepared Monday to put their fates in the hands of the voters as campaign '94 snarled to a frenetic, hotly competitive, close. With the arrival of Election Day closing one of the most dramatic and bitter midterm elections in many years, several crucial races remained too close to call, including those on which control of the Senate and the House will hinge.
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