January 23, 2001 |
As President Bush searched for Democratic friends in Congress, the spotlight focused mostly on veteran, well-connected leaders such as Sen. John B. Breaux of Louisiana. But Bush suddenly has found a steady ally on the Senate's back benches: Zell Miller (D-Ga.), in office less than a year, has emerged as the president's most outspoken Democratic ally on several contentious issues.
June 9, 2004 |
Zell Miller is telling a tale, a parable about a mountaineer, his new bride and their stubborn mule. The silver-haired senator from Georgia is seated in his office on Capitol Hill, amid small shrines to Mickey Mantle and the U.S. Marine Corps, wearing a charcoal gray suit and shiny black cowboy boots. He has made it his mission lately to torment the Democratic Party, his lifelong political home, and verbally torture John F. Kerry, the party's presumptive presidential nominee.
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.