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November 5, 1996 | JOHN M. BRODER and BILL STALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the final day of their final campaigns, President Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole presented their closing arguments to the American people Monday as they streaked across the country in a wearying finale to a 16-month electoral drama.
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November 7, 1996 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though most of the U.S. business community is happy that the House and Senate remained in Republican hands, its ambitions for the new Congress taking office in January are relatively modest: maybe a bit of tax reform and continued efforts to trim spending. Not even the most ambitious corporate executive still believes that Congress is going to achieve the goals of the revolution proclaimed by House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.
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BUSINESS
November 7, 1996 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though most of the U.S. business community is happy that the House and Senate remained in Republican hands, its ambitions for the new Congress taking office in January are relatively modest: maybe a bit of tax reform and continued efforts to trim spending. Not even the most ambitious corporate executive still believes that Congress is going to achieve the goals of the revolution proclaimed by House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent ALABAMA *--* Dist. Winner Party 1 Sonny Callahan* R 2 Terry Everett* R 3 Bob Riley R 4 Robert Aderholt R 5 Bud Cramer* D 6 Spencer Bachus* R 7 Earl F. Hilliard* D *--* ALASKA *--* Dist. Winner Party Don Young* R *--* ARIZONA *--* Dist. Winner Party 1 Matt Salmon* R 2 Ed Pastor* D 3 Bob Stump* R 4 John Shadegg* R 5 Jim Kolbe* R 6 J.D. Hayworth* R *--* ARKANSAS *--* Dist. Winner Party 1 Marion Berry D 2 Vic Snyder D 3 Asa Hutchinson R 4 Jay Dickey* R *--* COLORADO *--* Dist.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent ALABAMA *--* Dist. Winner Party 1 Sonny Callahan* R 2 Terry Everett* R 3 Bob Riley R 4 Robert Aderholt R 5 Bud Cramer* D 6 Spencer Bachus* R 7 Earl F. Hilliard* D *--* ALASKA *--* Dist. Winner Party Don Young* R *--* ARIZONA *--* Dist. Winner Party 1 Matt Salmon* R 2 Ed Pastor* D 3 Bob Stump* R 4 John Shadegg* R 5 Jim Kolbe* R 6 J.D. Hayworth* R *--* ARKANSAS *--* Dist. Winner Party 1 Marion Berry D 2 Vic Snyder D 3 Asa Hutchinson R 4 Jay Dickey* R *--* COLORADO *--* Dist.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent ALABAMA (99%) *--* Party Candidate % D Roger Bedford 46 R Jeff Sessions 52 *--* ALASKA (99%) *--* Party Candidate % D Theresa Obermeyer 10 R Ted Stevens* 77 *--* ARKANSAS (99%) *--* Party Candidate % D Winston Bryant 47 R Tim Hutchinson 53 *--* COLORADO (100%) *--* Party Candidate % D Tom Strickland 46 R Wayne Allard 51 *--* DELAWARE (100%) *--* Party Candidate % D Joseph Biden* 60 R Ray Clatworthy 38 *--* GEORGIA (100%) *--* Party Candidate % D Max Cleland 49 R Guy
NEWS
July 18, 1996 | Reuters
The League of Conservation Voters said Wednesday that it would launch an effort to defeat 12 members of Congress, including two Californians, in districts where their anti-green voting records can tip elections. League President Deb Callahan told a news conference that the group plans to spend $1.5 million to defeat the "dirty dozen" in what she called "the largest electoral campaign mounted by an environmental organization in the history of the modern environmental movement."
NEWS
January 22, 1996 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deep in the shadows of this year's presidential campaign, Republicans and Democrats across the country are beginning to wage another bruising political battle, one that could determine whether voters give the green light--or a red flag--to the GOP's brash drive to roll back the size and scope of government. It is the fight for control of Congress. And while it may be eclipsed by the White House race, it is a contest that could be as important in determining the balance of power in Washington.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With Democrats fighting hard to regain a toehold in the Republican fortress of Orange County, Republican Assemblyman Jim Morrissey was locked in a tight battle late Tuesday with challenger Lou Correa for a central county legislative seat. Morrissey was leading Correa, an Anaheim financial consultant, in the 69th Assembly District in what could become a key race as Democrats try to wrest control of the Legislature's lower house from the Republicans.
NEWS
November 5, 1996 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The 1996 election, which once loomed as a momentous referendum on the role of government, now seems likely to result in an extension of the current political stalemate enlivened mainly by stepped-up partisan hostility as well as bickering within the two parties. With President Clinton enjoying a comfortable lead over GOP challenger Bob Dole in virtually every national poll, both parties are focusing on the battle for control of Congress.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent ALABAMA (99%) *--* Party Candidate % D Roger Bedford 46 R Jeff Sessions 52 *--* ALASKA (99%) *--* Party Candidate % D Theresa Obermeyer 10 R Ted Stevens* 77 *--* ARKANSAS (99%) *--* Party Candidate % D Winston Bryant 47 R Tim Hutchinson 53 *--* COLORADO (100%) *--* Party Candidate % D Tom Strickland 46 R Wayne Allard 51 *--* DELAWARE (100%) *--* Party Candidate % D Joseph Biden* 60 R Ray Clatworthy 38 *--* GEORGIA (100%) *--* Party Candidate % D Max Cleland 49 R Guy
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With Democrats fighting hard to regain a toehold in the Republican fortress of Orange County, Republican Assemblyman Jim Morrissey was locked in a tight battle late Tuesday with challenger Lou Correa for a central county legislative seat. Morrissey was leading Correa, an Anaheim financial consultant, in the 69th Assembly District in what could become a key race as Democrats try to wrest control of the Legislature's lower house from the Republicans.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN and SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With only a handful of ballots counted, Republican candidates were leading their Democratic challengers in the San Fernando Valley's most hotly contested congressional and state legislative races Tuesday. Veteran legislator Paula Boland had jumped out ahead of her Democratic opponent, former federal prosecutor Adam Schiff, on the strength of absentee ballots in the race for the state Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Newt Russell (R-Glendale).
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Senate that will convene in January, like the current one, will be dominated by Republicans. But in a chamber devoted to tradition, new faces--including some with no experience in Congress--will be nearing a majority. Although only one incumbent apparently was defeated in Tuesday's balloting, voters sent at least 15 new senators to Washington, thanks to the 14 who decided not to seek reelection. Altogether, 39 of the 100 senators in the new Congress will be in their first full terms.
NEWS
November 6, 1996
Anticipated new part divisions in Congress: Senate (Pre-election division) Democrats: 47 Republicans: 53 * (Post-election division) Democrats: 45 Republicans: 54 * Republicans: 54 Democrats: 45 House (Pre-election division) Democrats: 197 Republicans: 235 Independent: 1 Vacancies: 2 * (Post-election division) Democrats: 204 3 races too close to call, 3 headed for runoffs Republicans: 223 GOP won: 225 Dem. won: 205 Source: World Almanac, Associated Press
NEWS
November 5, 1996 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The 1996 election, which once loomed as a momentous referendum on the role of government, now seems likely to result in an extension of the current political stalemate enlivened mainly by stepped-up partisan hostility as well as bickering within the two parties. With President Clinton enjoying a comfortable lead over GOP challenger Bob Dole in virtually every national poll, both parties are focusing on the battle for control of Congress.
NEWS
October 1, 1996 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
"There was a time I could have given up and let Uncle Sam take care of me," Democratic Senate candidate Max Cleland says in a campaign ad here in Georgia. As Cleland--who lost both legs and his right arm in a Vietnam War grenade blast--gets into his car and hauls his wheelchair after him, he adds a thought usually heard from Republicans: "But I was raised to believe you can't expect help--if you don't help yourself."
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN and SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With only a handful of ballots counted, Republican candidates were leading their Democratic challengers in the San Fernando Valley's most hotly contested congressional and state legislative races Tuesday. Veteran legislator Paula Boland had jumped out ahead of her Democratic opponent, former federal prosecutor Adam Schiff, on the strength of absentee ballots in the race for the state Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Newt Russell (R-Glendale).
NEWS
November 5, 1996 | JOHN M. BRODER and BILL STALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the final day of their final campaigns, President Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole presented their closing arguments to the American people Monday as they streaked across the country in a wearying finale to a 16-month electoral drama.
NEWS
October 1, 1996 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
"There was a time I could have given up and let Uncle Sam take care of me," Democratic Senate candidate Max Cleland says in a campaign ad here in Georgia. As Cleland--who lost both legs and his right arm in a Vietnam War grenade blast--gets into his car and hauls his wheelchair after him, he adds a thought usually heard from Republicans: "But I was raised to believe you can't expect help--if you don't help yourself."
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