October 19, 1994 |
In addition to the record-setting spending in California's Senate race, Virginia's race between Republican Oliver L. North and Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb may also go into the spending record books. North, who built a huge direct-mail fund-raising network initially to pay for his defense in the trial growing out of the Iran-Contra scandal and then for political purposes, so far has raised $15.1 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
October 29, 1994 |
Nancy Reagan says Virginia Senate candidate Oliver L. North lied to her husband, but North refused Friday to take up the gauntlet, saying he wouldn't "fight with a lady." North spoke the morning after former President Ronald Reagan's wife became the latest in a string of former associates to question North's truthfulness. "I know Ollie North has a great deal of trouble separating fact from fantasy.
June 5, 1994 |
Oliver L. North, the ramrod Marine who emerged from the Iran-Contra scandal as a conservative icon, won the Virginia Republican Senate nomination Saturday. His victory virtually ensured an unpredictable four-way contest for the seat now held by embattled Democrat Charles S. Robb. At a tense and emotional party convention here, North comfortably defeated fellow conservative James C. Miller III, who had centered his campaign on the argument that North could not win in the general election.
October 26, 1994 |
Two former Republican Administration officials spoke in favor of Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb on Tuesday, saying Oliver L. North's conduct during the Iran-Contra affair makes him unworthy to be senator. The election is "clearly one in which the Constitution is being challenged by a candidate who violated that law, admitted he violated those laws and then admitted that he lied to cover it up," said William E. Colby, CIA director under President Gerald R. Ford from 1973 to 1976.