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February 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Candidates in 1990 Senate races raised $62 million last year, topped by Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) who received nearly $6 million in contributions, Federal Election Commission statistics show. Three others raised more than $3 million: Sens. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.), $4.7 million; Rudy Boschwitz (R-Minn.), $3.6 million, and Paul Simon (D-Ill.), $3.3 million. Twenty-two people reported contributions of more than $1 million.
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April 3, 1991 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight wealthy Democratic contributors were accused of violating the legal limit on campaign contributions before the 1990 election in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. Among those named was Frederick W. Field of Los Angeles, heir to the Marshall Field fortune and a film producer with MCA, Universal and Interscope.
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July 2, 1990 | From The Times Washington Bureau
SEN. CONGENIALITY? Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) may be seeking broad voter support in his bid to become governor of California, but he isn't winning any popularity contests back in the Senate. Wilson ran into the Senate equivalent of a voter backlash last week when he tried to push through an amendment that would have mandated the death penalty for civil rights violations that result in the killing of the victim.
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November 16, 1990 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Americans are beginning to have more reservations about President Bush's handling of his job, according to two separate polls released today. A survey by Times Mirror found that overall support for the President has dipped to 49%, the lowest point in his presidency. A separate poll by the Los Angeles Times found the President's approval rating at 61%, but more people were equivocal in their support than earlier.
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March 18, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running down Talcott Street in this Chicago suburb the other day, a female jogger paused just long enough to flash an obscene gesture as she passed the reelection headquarters of Republican State Rep. Penny Pullen. Meanwhile, not far away, a group of about 50 demonstrators were singing Pullen's praises as they held their weekly vigil outside a hospital that performs abortions.
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November 8, 1990 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Republican losses in Tuesday's elections after heavy campaigning by President Bush have weakened not only the party but his presidency, political analysts said Wednesday. The Democratic gains of one Senate seat and nine House seats in an already overwhelmingly Democratic Congress will make Bush's job of governing more difficult during the remainder of his term, political advisers and observers said.
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November 8, 1990
(Party: D-Democrat, R-Republican I-Independent.) *-incumbent. Dist.
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November 8, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Things are just getting interesting," Jerry Dunphy said at 12:30 a.m. "As you can see, we're closing the gap," Dianne Feinstein said at 12:50 a.m. "This is the kind of night that makes politics fun," Bill Press said at 1 a.m. "Pete Wilson is the winner," KCBS Channel 2 said at 1:40 a.m. "I'm going to bed," I told myself at 1:45 a.m. But who could sleep at a time like this? It was the kind of night that made politics fun. In all likelihood, you didn't watch if you didn't vote.
NEWS
September 15, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democratic Party leaders Friday unveiled a revised campaign strategy for the 1990 elections in the wake of the Middle East crisis: back President Bush in his confrontation with Iraq but challenge him on his handling of the economy, energy policy, the savings and loan scandal and other domestic issues.
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November 8, 1990 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Republican losses in Tuesday's elections after heavy campaigning by President Bush have weakened not only the party but his presidency, political analysts said Wednesday. The Democratic gains of one Senate seat and nine House seats in an already overwhelmingly Democratic Congress will make Bush's job of governing more difficult during the remainder of his term, political advisers and observers said.
NEWS
November 8, 1990
(Party: D-Democrat, R-Republican I-Independent.) *-incumbent. Dist.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Things are just getting interesting," Jerry Dunphy said at 12:30 a.m. "As you can see, we're closing the gap," Dianne Feinstein said at 12:50 a.m. "This is the kind of night that makes politics fun," Bill Press said at 1 a.m. "Pete Wilson is the winner," KCBS Channel 2 said at 1:40 a.m. "I'm going to bed," I told myself at 1:45 a.m. But who could sleep at a time like this? It was the kind of night that made politics fun. In all likelihood, you didn't watch if you didn't vote.
NEWS
November 8, 1990
Here are the latest returns in the races for Governor. D-Democrat, R-Republican, I-Independent, C-Conservative. *Incumbent.
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November 8, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mid-term elections capped a breakthrough year for women in politics even though their numbers in Congress and statehouses will remain about the same, leaders of women's campaign organizations said Wednesday. Just the victory of Ann Richards in the governor's race in Texas and the close second achieved by Dianne Feinstein in the California gubernatorial battle symbolize a sea change in American politics, advocates for women argued.
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November 8, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the grandest, biggest lineup of ballot propositions in more than 50 years, but American voters showed themselves downright tentative this election in employing "direct democracy" to set the agenda their own way. They said no to more government spending, no to more tax cutting, no to criminalizing abortion and no to a green or environmental revolution. But given the chance, they also broke from this embrace of the status quo to say no to life tenure for politicians.
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November 8, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
"We're poised for success in '92," Democratic National Chairman Ron Brown boasted Wednesday as he pointed to his party's gains in Congress and in key governor's races. The returns from Tuesday's balloting do offer the Democrats some grounds for optimism. But bitter experience suggests that such off-year successes are deucedly difficult to translate into presidential victories.
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