October 4, 2003 |
Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young has ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate, sending Democrats scrambling for a strong candidate for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Zell Miller. Young said he would not enjoy the "partisan atmosphere" in Washington. "Winning would mean I would spend the next seven years of my life in Washington, and Washington is not always the center of action," he said.
August 7, 1990 |
Andrew Young recalled his days in the civil rights struggle as he implored voters to give him the Democratic nomination today in his quest to become Georgia's first black governor. The former Atlanta mayor's front-running opponent, Lt. Gov. Zell Miller, thanked black supporters. In Michigan, GOP candidates wrapped up campaigns in primaries to choose challengers to Gov. James J. Blanchard and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. And Kansas Republican Gov.
February 15, 1990 |
Singing has always been Hovie Lister's stock in trade, but the gospel artist likes politics enough to spend his winter days opening doors for Georgia senators. Lister, 64, who sang at the funerals of Hank Williams and Elvis Presley, is an assistant doorkeeper for the Senate this year, a job he sought from music fan Zell Miller, the lieutenant governor. It pays about $1,800 per session. "I just love politics," Lister said.
January 14, 2004 |
U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat who has frequently broken with his party to support Republican policies, has agreed to campaign for President Bush's reelection, a campaign spokesman said. The move gives the campaign a major name for its efforts to organize Democrats for Bush around the country, after a similar push struggled in 2000.
January 16, 1992 |
The Legislature on Wednesday approved an early presidential primary date that makes Georgia's the first Southern election of the campaign. Gov. Zell Miller signed the measure after the House voted its approval. He said it would be forwarded immediately to the U.S. Justice Department. Under the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department must review any change in Georgia election law for racial discrimination.
July 11, 1991 |
Georgia joined the trend to stringent cost-cutting measures, as Gov. Zell Miller ordered one-day-a-month furloughs for all state workers and froze new programs. Miller said he will ask legislators to cut the state budget $150 million to $400 million. Meanwhile, in Maine, lawmakers working to avert a second state government shutdown sought to iron out a deal that would curb business insurance costs enough for Gov. John R. McKernan to sign a full budget.
January 21, 2009
Re "Her own party line," Jan. 17 The Times writes of Dianne Feinstein that "California's senior senator will not be taken for granted or hew to the party line." In my opinion, Feinstein should be "taken for granted," and perhaps is a Democrat in the same sense that Zell Miller or Joe Lieberman were Democrats. She pretty much signed off on President Bush's domestic wiretapping. I signed an on-line petition asking her to support the impeachment of Bush. I received a reply indicating that she found impeachment divisive and therefore would not support such a measure.
September 22, 2002 |
President Bush pressed Senate Democrats to meet the challenge of terrorism by agreeing to his proposal for a Department of Homeland Security that would have broad power to "move people and resources to meet new threats." In his weekly radio address, Bush said the bill now before the Senate was unacceptable and he favored a compromise by Sens. Phil Gramm (R-Texas) and Zell Miller (D-Ga.).
March 6, 1993 |
Sidestepping a decision on whether to eliminate the Confederate battle emblem from the state's official flag, Georgia state senators authorized a referendum on the issue. With the state polarized along black-white and urban-rural lines by the dispute, the lawmakers killed a compromise to designate two official flags. Instead, the senators voted 38 to 18 to let Georgians decide the fate of Gov. Zell Miller's proposal to drop the 13-starred rebel emblem from the state flag.