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June 13, 1993 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
This state's once sedate political landscape is being transformed by an extended, three-way campaign that is tinged with intrigue and scandal and laden with national significance that could help it shape the next run at the White House. By building on the fame he gained during the Iran-Contra hearings, former Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North hopes to become the Republican candidate in 1994 for the Senate seat now held by embattled Democrat Charles S. Robb.
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October 4, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
A special election for the governor's office in West Virginia is too close to call as voters head to the polls Tuesday in what may be the latest example of how President Obama's struggles are weighing down his party. Strategists on both sides agree that the race, static for much of the year, has tightened in the last week. That movement coincides with a late television advertisement paid for by the Republican Governors Assn. that injected the issue of Obama's health reform law into the contest.
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October 23, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the end of the 1970 football season, the Los Angeles Rams fired Coach George Allen, and he moved east to take over the struggling Washington Redskins. That coaching change 23 years ago not only helped propel the Redskins, but it also may lead to a new Republican governor this year in Virginia. George Allen Jr.
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January 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Two-term Democratic Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. of Virginia announced that he would seek reelection as an independent, a move that could complicate his old party's hopes of retaking control of the House. Goode's habit of voting consistently against President Clinton and with other House Republicans had already created friction with some Democratic leaders in his district.
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June 10, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
An organized write-in campaign for Ross Perot appeared to fizzle in North Dakota Tuesday as President Bush easily won a Republican primary in which comic Pat Paulsen was his lone foe and, among Democrats, extremist Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. led a contest that was non-binding and did not include any of the party's major candidates.
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January 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Two-term Democratic Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. of Virginia announced that he would seek reelection as an independent, a move that could complicate his old party's hopes of retaking control of the House. Goode's habit of voting consistently against President Clinton and with other House Republicans had already created friction with some Democratic leaders in his district.
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February 8, 1997 | From Associated Press
The district that elected Virginia's first black member of Congress since Reconstruction is unconstitutional because it was drawn too heavily along racial lines, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. Unless the ruling is overturned on appeal, Democratic Rep. Robert C. Scott will have to run in a redrawn district in 1998.
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June 8, 1996 | From Times Staff Writer
Political seers in Washington will be scanning the Sunday papers for photographs from a fund-raiser tonight for Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) to see how many--if any--include retired Gen. Colin L. Powell. Presumed GOP presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole also will be attending the affair, aimed at helping Warner survive a strong challenge from conservative foes in a primary Tuesday. The fund-raiser will be held at the McLean, Va., home of lobbyist and Powell chum Kenneth M. Duberstein.
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June 6, 1994 | KENT JENKINS JR. and DONALD P. BAKER, THE WASHINGTON POST
One day after Oliver L. North won Virginia's GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole rained on North's victory celebration by refusing to endorse his fellow Republican and reaching out to potential North opponent J. Marshall Coleman.
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June 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
Four days after snubbing Oliver L. North's candidacy, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) bestowed an endorsement and a $5,000 campaign contribution on his party's nominee for a Senate seat from Virginia. "I told Ollie that I will do everything possible to assist in his election to the U.S. Senate," Dole said Thursday in a brief statement issued after a meeting with North. "Including, of course, campaigning for him in Virginia."
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February 8, 1997 | From Associated Press
The district that elected Virginia's first black member of Congress since Reconstruction is unconstitutional because it was drawn too heavily along racial lines, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. Unless the ruling is overturned on appeal, Democratic Rep. Robert C. Scott will have to run in a redrawn district in 1998.
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June 12, 1996 | From Associated Press
Sen. John W. Warner handily dispatched former federal Budget Director James C. Miller III in Virginia's Republican primary Tuesday, even though the conservative challenger had the backing of state GOP leaders. In South Carolina, meanwhile, Strom Thurmond, the oldest senator ever at 93, easily won nomination for an eighth term against a Republican who tried to make an issue of Thurmond's age.
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June 8, 1996 | From Times Staff Writer
Political seers in Washington will be scanning the Sunday papers for photographs from a fund-raiser tonight for Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) to see how many--if any--include retired Gen. Colin L. Powell. Presumed GOP presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole also will be attending the affair, aimed at helping Warner survive a strong challenge from conservative foes in a primary Tuesday. The fund-raiser will be held at the McLean, Va., home of lobbyist and Powell chum Kenneth M. Duberstein.
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November 8, 1995 | COLLEEN KRUEGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One year after Republicans scored unprecedented gains across the South, Democrats on Tuesday rebuffed further GOP advances in the region by retaining the Kentucky governorship and effectively holding both houses in the Virginia Legislature. The results in Kentucky and Virginia surprised many political analysts who had predicted that beleaguered Southern Democrats would take a beating in the handful of elections watched closely for clues about national political trends.
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November 1, 1995 | COLLEEN KRUEGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the less-than-glamorous world of state politics, this fall's race between Sandy Liddy Bourne and Linda (Toddy) Puller for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates has emerged as an obvious standout. Indeed, as a political potboiler, it almost writes itself. Republican candidate Bourne is the daughter of G. Gordon Liddy, the Watergate burglar turned wildly successful conservative talk show host. Puller, the Democratic incumbent, is the widow of a severely disabled Vietnam veteran, Lewis B.
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September 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, who once appeared hesitant to endorse Republican Senate candidate Oliver L. North, has agreed to join him on the campaign trail. "I'm looking forward to barnstorming Virginia in support of his candidacy on Monday," the Kansas senator said in a statement Friday. Dole will appear with North in Alexandria, Norfolk, Salem and Richmond as part of a tour on behalf of Southern GOP candidates. North is running for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb.
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March 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Sen. Charles S. Robb apologized to fellow Democrats Thursday for his role in the secretly taped phone conversation of former political rival L. Douglas Wilder, and said he had committed indiscretions a married man should not have. Robb made the comments in a 5 1/2-page letter sent to 73 state Democratic legislators and 450 party activists. He is expected to formally announce his reelection campaign on Monday.
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June 15, 1988 | From Associated Press
North Dakotans rejected a lottery for the second time in 18 months Tuesday, while Virginians chose Democrat L. F. Payne Jr. as their newest congressman. With 77% of the North Dakota vote in, the lottery was opposed by 41,505 voters, or 59%, and favored by 28,391 voters, or 41%. "It would seem to me (the vote is) a decisive expression of the will of the people, and I would hope that the proponents would accept the decision of the voters of North Dakota," former Gov. Arthur Link said.
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June 15, 1994 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Sen. Charles S. Robb won renomination in the Virginia Democratic primary Tuesday, and plunged into a four-way contest for his seat that is already sending tremors across the national political landscape. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Robb had 154,524 votes, or 58%; state Sen. Virgil H. Goode Jr. had 90,531, or 34%; Richmond lawyer Sylvia Clute had 17,096, or 6%, and Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. follower Nancy Spannaus had 4,505, or 2%.
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June 14, 1994 | Associated Press
Former GOP state Atty. Gen. J. Marshall Coleman filed to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent Monday, saying voters are fed up with Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb and Republican nominee Oliver L. North. Voters "are very disillusioned and dissatisfied and disheartened by the choices of candidates that both political parties are putting forward," Coleman told reporters.
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