September 2, 2004 |
On Wednesday, there were developing stories that cable news normally loves -- a hurricane bearing down on Florida, a hostage situation at a school in Russia, and the bombshell out of Eagle, Colo., that prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case were going to drop their charges. But the 24-hour news networks mostly kept their death grip on the Republican National Convention. This was hours before Vice President Dick Cheney spoke.
June 26, 2004 |
Georgia Sen. Zell Miller, the highest profile Democrat to endorse President Bush for re-election, will speak at the Republican National Convention this summer. According to a congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity, Miller will give his address on Wednesday night of the four-day convention in New York that begins Aug. 30. Twelve years ago he delivered the keynote address for Bill Clinton at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.
January 9, 2003 |
Sen. Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat who frequently sides with Republicans, said he will not seek reelection in 2004. Miller, 70, was appointed to his seat after Sen. Paul Coverdell died in July 2000, then won it in an election that November. In a statement, Miller said he would not endorse or campaign for a candidate to replace him, and would resign after the November 2004 election to let his successor get a seniority edge.
July 20, 1994 |
Democratic Gov. Zell Miller easily won renomination in a primary election while millionaire Guy Millner was headed for a runoff in a five-way race for the chance to be the state's first GOP governor since Reconstruction. Millner, an Atlanta businessman in his first bid for office, didn't capture the 50% vote total needed to avoid a runoff Aug. 9. He will face former Waycross Mayor John Knox, who pitched his campaign to the party's right wing. In other races, Rep.
July 20, 2004
Re "To GOP, He's Dishonoring His Father," July 19: The Democrats have enlisted Ron Reagan to speak on stem-cell research at their convention, causing Republicans to go into paroxysms of outrage over his repudiation of his father's principles and his consorting with the enemy. But the GOP itself is happily trotting out that renegade Georgia Democrat-in-name-only Zell Miller, whose sole and exclusive purpose for speaking at the Republican convention is to cloak himself in his party affiliation and then trash John Kerry.
September 6, 2004 |
Chris Matthews is ready for a rematch. When the MSNBC anchor tangled with Sen. Zell Miller on Wednesday night after the Georgia Democrat's fiery keynote speech to the Republican National Convention, it made for some of the best television of the week. It also turned Miller overnight into a much-in-demand TV guest who can be expected to pop up often on screens in coming weeks.