November 16, 1998 |
Even as Democrats celebrate their surprisingly strong showing in this month's midterm elections, one glum and largely overlooked reality has emerged from the returns to cast a shadow over the party's future. Although winning back the middle class for his party has been one of President Clinton's political priorities, exit polling on election day by Voter News Service indicates that Democrats have made little headway with this vital component of the electorate. The polling found that on Nov.
October 27, 1998 |
From the basement of a Machinists Union lodge just south of downtown, Ray Crider is marshaling his troops for the last battle in campaign '98. With just one week left until election day, candidates around the country increasingly are shifting their attention from courting the broad mass of potential voters to motivating turnout by narrow slivers of committed partisans. That's where Crider, the state director for the AFL-CIO's campaign effort, comes in.
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October 9, 1998 |
Former Vice President Dan Quayle said Republicans will dominate in the November election, in part because voters are yearning for a return to traditional family values and "integrity from our leaders" in the wake of the Clinton scandal. Quayle, in town for a political fund-raiser for congressional hopeful Randy Hoffman, repeated his call for President Clinton to resign, saying he has tarnished the presidency and damaged the country.
November 5, 1998 |
Washington, where minorities hold some of the top political reins of power, has become just the second state in the nation to end most of its affirmative action programs. Advocates hope Tuesday's vote will reignite the move to end race-based preferences across the country.
November 5, 1998 |
More than two months ago, the White House set its game plan: President Clinton would conduct a low-key campaign for Democratic candidates, avoiding large, public rallies and a frenetic cross-country dash in the closing days before the election. The idea was to avoid giving Republicans--and others skeptical about Clinton--impetus to vote against candidates supporting him.
October 8, 1998 |
From New York to Hawaii, 1998 is shaping up as a banner year for Republicans running for governor--the best, perhaps, in history. And once again, California is shaping up as a possible exception. With less than four weeks to go before the election, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren, the GOP nominee for governor, remains in the thick of a competitive race against Democratic Lt. Gov. Gray Davis.