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  • [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro to pen autobiography

    11/14/2012 1:07:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Josh Baugh
    By the midterm elections in 2014, Julián Castro's memoir will be on bookshelves nationwide. New York-based Little, Brown and Co. will announce today that it has acquired the rights to publish Castro's yet-to-be-written book in English and Spanish as well as an audio version. The memoir will be published in 2014, the publishing house says. Since delivering the keynote address on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, Castro has become a national figure, and widely discussed as a future president. “We think Julián has a very universal story, filled with drama, struggle and achievement and it will appeal...
  • GOP hopefuls clash with Paul over Iraq

    09/05/2007 7:55:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Libby Quaid - ap
    DURHAM, N.H. - Republican presidential contenders voiced support for the Iraq war Wednesday night despite a warning from anti-war candidate Ron Paul that they risk dragging the party down to defeat in 2008. "Even if we lose elections, we should not lose our honor," shot back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, "and that is more important to the Republican Party." Huckabee was in the majority, Paul very much in the minority on the debate stage when it came to the war, a politically unpopular conflict that has emerged as the dominant issue of the 2008 race for the presidency. The...
  • Republican hopefuls hit Democrats on security (taxes and health care)

    08/05/2007 10:57:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 404+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/07 | Kay Henderson
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential contenders played down their differences on Sunday and hammered Democrats over national security, taxes and health care, wading into a Democratic row over military strikes on terrorists. The debate hosted by ABC News in Iowa, a key state that hosts the first caucuses in the party nominating process in January, saw minor squabbles but no clear victories for any of the nine candidates ahead of a closely watched party straw poll here next weekend. Mitt Romney, who leads many Iowa polls but trails Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain nationally, mocked Democratic candidate...
  • Schwarzenegger: GOP presidential hopefuls should stick to center

    03/04/2007 9:18:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 913+ views
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the three leading Republican presidential candidates should stick to the political center and avoid being pushed too far to the right to win the GOP nomination. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will stand a better chance in the 2008 general election as moderates, Schwarzenegger said Saturday. He visited Columbus for the 19th annual Arnold Sports Festival, a three-day event that features 39 events, including 14 Olympic sports. "I'm very proud that the Republican Party has three candidates that some conservatives feel like they are...
  • GOP hopefuls court conservatives

    03/02/2007 10:43:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 282+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/07 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican Mike Huckabee cast himself Friday as a lifelong conservative the GOP can count on as he fought for the support of restless right-wing activists still searching for a presidential candidate. "We can't afford to elect people who simply reflect a culture and reflect a common view, but don't necessarily believe it," the former Arkansas governor said, indirectly referring to the three leading GOP candidates — Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) of Arizona, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They are considered the most serious contenders for the Republican nomination....
  • Presidential (DNC) hopefuls eye forums limit

    02/01/2007 7:13:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Campaign aides for the leading Democratic presidential candidates have been working together on how to keep their bosses apart, at least for a while. Representatives for Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards contacted Democratic National Committee executive direction Tom McMahon to request a meeting. The top advisers to Clinton and Obama then secretly came to McMahon's office together Wednesday and asked him to bring some order to the schedule of joint appearances. In the next three months, there are two candidate forums scheduled in Nevada, a...
  • The world, according to '08 White House hopefuls

    01/30/2007 7:02:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 188+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - From the Middle East in flames to China's satellite-killer technology, future foreign policy crises are brewing by the day as Hillary Clinton and top rivals take aim for the White House. Barring an unexpected outbreak of global peace before 2008, whoever succeeds President George W. Bush could conceivably face Iraq in ruins, Iran going nuclear and a bristling North Korea. Events abroad rarely decide US elections, but proliferating security questions, above all on Iraq, mean no aspiring candidate can risk entering the fray without a diplomatic strategy. "Foreign policy is not the major issue in elections, but...
  • Recovery seen for some GOP hopefuls (AP / David Espo)

    10/21/2006 5:59:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies · 2,838+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats hold solid leads for four of the six Republican seats they need to capture the Senate and about 10 of 15 required to win the House, according to officials in both parties. Numerous additional races remain highly competitive. After two weeks of adverse publicity linked to the Mark Foley scandal, public and private polling suggested partial recovery for some endangered Republican incumbents, and senior party officials made a concerted effort to project confidence. "By many measures, there are strong indications of a right-of-center base that is engaged and committed," party chairman Ken Mehlman said Friday in a...
  • Iowa to showcase White House hopefuls (Howard Dean 'butter cow' caption opportunity)

    08/10/2006 12:49:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 631+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Henry C. Jackson - ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa State Fair is a showcase for turkey calling, prized sheep, 600 pounds of butter carved in the shape of heifer and another breed lurking this year — 2008 White House hopefuls. The 152nd version of the state fair gets under way Thursday and the 11-day event is expected to attract more than 1 million people. Iowans will tell you it seems about half are running for president. "There's no place in America where you have more potential impact on how people will talk about policy than Iowa," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.,...
  • CA: Hopefuls sling mud in run-up to election - Issue-based contest turns negative late

    04/10/2006 7:02:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 189+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/10/06 | Dani Dodge
    Tomorrow, voters in the 50th Congressional District will go to the polls to choose someone to replace former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a war hero and popular politician until he was jailed for taking bribes from defense contractors. Candidates have stuffed mailboxes with brochures, paid millions for television commercials, trouped to forums, and constantly pledged to display the integrity Cunningham lacked. But in the past week or so, the tenor of the campaign changed. What had been a largely issue-based race has became a dogfight of negative ads targeting the perceived front-runners: Republican Congressman-turned-lobbyist Brian Bilbray, Republican businessman Eric Roach...
  • MD: City experience can hurt governor hopefuls (Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley )

    10/23/2005 1:40:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 568+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/05 | KRISTEN WYATT - ap
    BALTIMORE - When Mayor Martin O'Malley announced he was running for governor, the Democrat kicked off his campaign in a park overlooking the city's famed renovated harbor, a school band playing pep songs behind him as he talked up his experience in running Maryland's biggest city. But as other big-city mayors can attest, a high-profile urban post can be a political liability as well as an asset. Just look to California, where a mayor of Los Angeles has never been elected governor. Or to New York, where Ed Koch failed to win the governor's office in 1982 despite being a...
  • Military Idol hopefuls let it all out

    08/06/2005 3:04:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Mark Levy€Herald/Review Spc. Saquawia Funderberk with the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion belts out a soulful song during Friday's Military Idol Contest at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center on Fort Huachuca. FORT HUACHUCA - The post's Military Idol is up for grabs. The first of three rounds to find a singer who will represent the fort at a national military contest kicked off Friday night at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. More than 250 spectators came out to cheer on their favorite singer. An hour before the event, fashioned after the successful "American Idol" of TV fame, more than a dozen...
  • Democratic Senate Hopefuls Face Cash Woes

    04/04/2004 6:04:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 145+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/4/04 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democrats in numerous key Senate campaigns face a financial disadvantage this fall, according to strategists in both parties, the combined result of the priority given to John Kerry (news - web sites)'s bid for the White House, new fund-raising restrictions and the location of the most competitive races. While developments in Oklahoma and Colorado sparked expressions of optimism from Democrats, most hotly contested Senate races are outside the 17 battleground states targeted by Kerry, a cluster of independent groups supporting him and the Democratic National Committee (news - web sites). Democrats also lag in the fund-raising race between...
  • Race For Boxer's U.S. Senate Seat Heats Up (GOP Senate Hopefuls Discuss Issues)

    02/23/2004 5:05:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/13/04
    Race For Boxer's U.S. Senate Seat Heats Up Fri Feb 13,12:10 PM ET There was more sharp jousting Thursday between Republican hopefuls who want Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Bill Jones and Rosario Marin each accused the other of failing to protect taxpayers. Her campaign calls a motor home the "Adios Boxer Express." But U.S. Senate candidate Rosario Marin's target Thursday during a Sacramento stop wasn't incumbent Barbara Boxer, it was fellow Republican Bill Jones. "He supported the biggest tax increase in the history of California -- over $7 billion. In fact, he voted for the largest tax increase...
  • Clark Heads Poll Of Democrat Hopefuls

    09/21/2003 2:37:29 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 206+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-22-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Clark heads poll of Democrat hopefuls By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 22 September 2003 Wesley Clark, the retired general turned political candidate, has bounced right to the top of the latest poll of Democratic presidential hopefuls. A poll published in today's issue of Newsweek magazine gave General Clark 14 per cent, with Howard Dean, hitherto the front-runner, and Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut each on 12 per cent and Senator John Kerry on 10 per cent. The hope of Democratic Party leaders is that General Clark's unimpeachable knowledge of military affairs will give him the authority to undermine the...
  • Democrat Hopefuls Sense Victory Lies In Attacking War

    09/05/2003 4:38:23 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 226+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-6-2003 | Rupert Cornwell
    Democrat hopefuls sense victory lies in attacking war By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 06 September 2003 The Democratic White House contenders mounted a withering onslaught on President George Bush in their first official debate of the 2004 campaign, but came up with nothing to threaten Howard Dean's status as the front-runner. The 90-minute debate, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, had been expected to produce the first concentrated attacks on Mr Dean from his rivals, especially the Massachusetts senator John Kerry, regarded as perhaps the most dangerous challenger to Mr Bush in the general election, but whose campaign has been eclipsed...
  • Calif. Recall Hopefuls Hold First Debate

    09/03/2003 7:29:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 232+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/3/03 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - In the first debate of California's recall election, candidates vying to oust Gov. Gray Davis (news - web sites) attacked front-runner Cruz Bustamante for accepting Indian casino money and connected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to an adviser's unpopular remarks on property taxes. The skirmish came after a relaxed Davis told a separate forum with reporters and voters that the recall effort had been an awakening and that he would fight to keep his job and repair the state's problems. The debate set the stage for the final month of the campaign and offered the best look thus...
  • Davis, Recall Hopefuls Rip Schwarzenegger

    09/01/2003 7:42:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 190+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/1/03 | Andrew Bridges - AP
    LOS ANGELES - Gov. Gray Davis (news - web sites) and the candidates seeking to replace him in California's recall election used the Labor Day holiday to criss-cross the state and take their shots at front-running Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Davis accused Schwarzenegger on Monday of being a stand-in for former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson, who had been an opponent of labor during his eight years in office. Davis reminded pro-labor supporters at a downtown rally that Wilson is co-chairman of Schwarzenegger's campaign. "You remember those eight years were not good years for working people," the Democratic governor said. "We're not...
  • Leaning to the left

    05/29/2003 5:24:49 AM PDT · by AbsoluteJustice · 2 replies · 125+ views
    MSNBC and ^ | 05/29/03 | William Saletan
    Democratic candidates start to embrace liberal themes again By William Saletan SLATE.COM May 28 — Last week, seven Democratic presidential candidates addressed a forum convened by EMILY’s List, an organization that raises money for pro-choice, Democratic women candidates. Compared to previous debates before Democratic audiences, this event was notable for signs that the candidates are growing increasingly comfortable with liberal themes. • Get Life Insurance • eDiets Diet Center • Yellow Pages • Get A Loan • • Shopping HERE ARE A few of those signs. 1) The return of anti-war politics. After the American victory in Iraq, the...
  • CA: Gubernatorial hopefuls pick up pace

    10/27/2002 8:01:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 148+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/27/02 | Margaret Talev and Steve Wiegand
    <p>PASADENA -- Gov. Gray Davis tried to charm his way into the hearts of minority voters on Saturday, while Republican challenger Bill Simon reached out the old-fashioned way -- door to door.</p> <p>With nine days to go before the Nov. 5 election, both candidates stepped up their campaign pace, each scheduling three events to try to woo voters.</p>