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  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS: Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Bill de Blasio opens a major lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

    08/29/2013 1:14:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/2013
    NEW YORK — With less than two weeks before the election, Bill de Blasio has surged into a significant lead in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new poll. ((snip)) That’s a 15-point lead over Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker who had been considered the front-runner to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Quinn, with 21 percent support, is now statistically tied for second place with former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who registered at 20 percent in the poll. The other contenders were trailing in single digits, including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (8 percent),
  • The key to Mike Duggan's odds-defying primary win in the Detroit mayoral race

    08/08/2013 3:58:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies ^ | August 08, 2013 | Tim Skubick
    “I’m proud of Detroit.” On the other end of the line was Sen. Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit), who is a member of the Mike Duggan inner circle. He was calling to remind everyone of what the senator said last week in the midst of a media story line that somehow his candidate for Mayor of Detroit could not win an uphill write-in campaign. So much for that story line. “You said you would save that tape,” he chuckled as he basked in a very impressive victory for his guy for mayor. Mr. Duggan defied the experts and finished fir - not...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote

    02/22/2011 6:25:52 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 145 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-22-2011 | CNN political Unit
    (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off vote, CNN projects.
  • Testimony: Emanuel's Renters Wanted $100,000 to End Lease Early

    12/16/2010 12:40:04 PM PST · by PBRCat · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    Emanuel's tenant, Robert Halpin, wanted $100,000 to move early and allow Emanuel back into his home during a run for mayor. Levy said he was the one who first spoke to the Halpins about them leaving the home early, and that Emanuel did offer some compensation. Levy said he passed the $100,000 figure to Emanuel, who called it "ridiculous." The counter offer was $5,000 a month for every month early the Halpins left, Levy said. The lease is set to expire in mid-2011. The lawyer for the Halpins later indicated they would not be moving, Levy said.
  • Bessemer mayoral candidate claims Nick Saban endorsement, passing out fliers with altered photo

    08/19/2010 5:10:30 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 3 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | 08/18/10 | Anita Debro -- The Birmingham News
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course.
  • Conservative Wins London Mayoral Race

    05/02/2008 6:59:21 PM PDT · by choose4urfuture · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/2/2008 | Paisley Dodds
    LONDON (AP) — An eccentric Conservative lawmaker appeared likely to become London's next mayor after an election that brought only gloom Friday for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party. Brown's first test at the polls Thursday brought Labour its worst local election results in four decades; his credibility has been dented by accusations of dithering and economic blunders since he became leader last June. The party lost more than 300 municipal council seats and the Conservatives made strong gains in its longtime weak spot in northern England. In London, bookmakers and legislators alike predicted former magazine editor Boris...
  • DC Mayoral Election - Is Fenty a pothead??

    09/06/2006 1:58:07 PM PDT · by BrettH · 1 replies · 368+ views
    For those of you following the DC Mayoral race... what is with this video?? (as seen on Personally, I think it's pretty funny, especially with ex-mayor and ex-crackhead Marion Barry endorsing Fenty.
  • Campaigning may be difficult after Katrina (NO mayoral elections should be no later than April 29)

    01/08/2006 6:51:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Houma Today ^ | 1/08/06 | JEREMY ALFORD
    Campaigning may be difficult after Katrina By JEREMY ALFORD Courier Capitol Correspondent January 08. 2006 12:41AM BATON ROUGE -- While state officials have spent recent months devising a plan to hold elections in the hurricane-ravaged portions of Louisiana, those who run campaigns have been concocting new schemes for the actual campaigning process. It will certainly be a different picture from what voters and candidates find familiar. Deserted cities will complicate media launches, limited resources will make fund raising difficult, and hordes of displaced voters could forever change the face of get-out-the-vote efforts. Additionally, by all accounts, there will only be...
  • Mayoral debate in Minneapolis takes odd turns(most bizarre quote I've seen lately)

    09/08/2005 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 1,505+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-8-05 | Rochelle Olson,
    A six-candidate Minneapolis mayoral debate dissolved into a shouting match Wednesday between two audience members. The event, sponsored by the student senate at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, started off with the typical opening statements but soon grew unusual. Mayor R.T. Rybak's name was misspelled on a slide, and candidate Mark Koscielski was identified on a slide as John Blackshaw, who is Rybak's campaign manager. About 200 audience members had a chance to ask questions, and topics touched on such subjects as welfare reform, financial aid for college, corporate age discrimination and prison populations. A black man went to...
  • Two candidates waste no time filing for Minneapolis mayoral election

    07/05/2005 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 203+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 7-5-05 | rochelle olson
    Familiar faces and perennial optimists put their names into the Minneapolis mayor's race first thing today when the candidate filing period opened at City Hall. Gun shop owner Mark Koscielski paid his $20 and filed first, while veteran and former City Council member Dick Franson filed second in the first-floor elections office. "I want to be No. 1 and today I was No. 1," Koscielski said. As for his party affiliation, the candidate said, "I filed as 'Pissed Off Taxpayer.' "
  • California Libertarian near the front in crowded San Diego mayoral race

    06/24/2005 12:14:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 655+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | June 22, 2005
    "Only in San Diego would we expect a Libertarian to be in the front of the pack," said Michael Marcotte, moderator of a KCBS panel -- televised on May 27 -- about the candidates in the San Diego, Calif., mayoral race. The Libertarian in question is Richard Rider, chairman of the successful San Diego Tax Fighters and one of 11 active candidates for the special mayoral election to be held July 26. And Marcotte wasn't alone in his estimation of Rider's chances of success in this race: Rider, a retired stockbroker and financial planner, has routinely been named as one...
  • CA: LA mayoral candidates running close in early returns

    05/17/2005 9:36:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 425+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/17/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES - Mayor James Hahn and Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa were nearly deadlocked in early returns Tuesday as the incumbent struggled to hold his job despite a City Hall fundraising scandal and Villaraigosa sought to become the city's first Hispanic mayor since the 19th century. Unofficial tally of mail-in ballots showed Villaraigosa with 61,435 votes, or 51 percent, to 58,045, or 49 percent, for Hahn. Returns from polling places had yet to be counted. Hahn beat Villaraigosa in a runoff four years ago, then delivered on his promise to cut crime. But the incumbent was damaged by allegations that his...
  • LA Times endorses Villaraigosa in tight mayoral race

    05/08/2005 12:32:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Times has endorsed City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa in the May 17 mayoral run-off, saying the candidate has a "relish and intensity" for attacking the city's woes that incumbent Mayor James Hahn lacks. The Times also endorsed Villaraigosa in 2001, when the two candidates ran against each other in a tight race marked by attack ads that helped Hahn to a come-from-behind win. "Villaraigosa's drive, people skills and knack for coalition-building earned our endorsement in 2001. Given Hahn's lack of dynamism, those traits seem even more desirable four ho-hum years later," reads the editorial...
  • CA: In latest TV ad of LA mayoral race, Villaraigosa looks to tie Hahn to corruption

    05/02/2005 7:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/2/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Days after prosecutors began a preliminary inquiry into his fund-raising, mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa began airing a TV ad Monday that seeks to put Mayor James Hahn on the defensive over an ongoing corruption probe at City Hall. The 30-second spot covers familiar ground: Villaraigosa has been attacking Hahn for months over the ongoing investigation, in which prosecutors are looking into allegations that City Hall officials traded contracts for campaign donations. No administration officials have been charged. "Where will the investigation end?" a narrator in the ad asks. "Isn't it time for a change?" The ad appeared...
  • CA: LA district attorney reviews donations to mayoral candidate (Villaraigosa)

    04/29/2005 7:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - District Attorney Steve Cooley said Friday his office was looking into questionable out-of-state donations to Antonio Villaraigosa, one day after the mayoral candidate announced he was returning $47,000 from workers of two Florida-based companies. "In response to extensive media coverage, I believe an inquiry is warranted and have instructed our Public Integrity Division to take the necessary first steps," Cooley said in a statement. There was no political motivation to the move, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. "His job is to enforce the law," she said, referring to Cooley. "He's here...
  • Hahn, Villaraigosa trade harsh words in mayoral debate

    03/28/2005 8:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/28/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The two candidates for mayor relentlessly attacked each other Monday in their first televised, one-on-one debate and wrangled over issues from trust to traffic in caustic and sometimes personal terms. Mayor James Hahn repeatedly questioned whether Angelenos could trust city Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, depicting him as an indecisive, pandering leader with a record of damaging decisions in his days as Assembly speaker. "This campaign is about trust," Hahn said. Referring to Villaraigosa, he said bluntly, "People don't trust you." The councilman, in turn, said Hahn's City Hall was the most investigated administration in modern times, alluding...
  • Blank bubbles don't count in mayoral race, judge rules [San Diego: Intent of Voter vs. the Law]

    11/23/2004 1:16:29 PM PST · by SolidSupplySide · 48 replies · 1,604+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11.23.2004 | Greg Moran
    A judge refused yesterday to order the counting of ballots in the San Diego mayoral race in which voters wrote in the name of Councilwoman Donna Frye but neglected to fill in a small oval-shaped bubble next to it. The decision by retired Judge Eric Helgesen was a crucial victory in a post-election legal battle for Mayor Dick Murphy, who has claimed victory after finishing with 2,205 more votes than Frye in results announced Friday. The judge ruled against the League of Women Voters of San Diego and two Frye supporters who contended there are thousands of such ballots the...
  • Frye's Mayoral Hopes Begin To Fade (so Democrats to file lawsuits to change vote counting standards)

    11/17/2004 9:31:32 PM PST · by ambrose · 11 replies · 485+ views
    Frye's Mayoral Hopes Begin To Fade New Lawsuit Expected In Disputed Mayoral Vote Count POSTED: 7:41 PM PST November 15, 2004 UPDATED: 1:55 PM PST November 17, 2004 SAN DIEGO -- A third lawsuit is expected to be filed later today in the still-undecided San Diego mayoral election, NBC 7/39 reported. The new suit will be filed by the League of Women Voters and will focus on write-in ballots that have Councilwoman Donna Frye's name written in but don't have the oval next to it filled in, according to NBC 7/39. Election officials say those votes are invalid, but the...
  • CA: Frye candidacy ruled legal; vote count won't stop (San Diego Mayoral race)

    11/16/2004 7:37:11 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 351+ views
    San diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 16, 2004 | Greg Moran
    Frye candidacy ruled legal; vote count won't stop Judge says attorney waited too long before challenging write-in bid NANCEE E. LEWIS/Union-TribuneCity Clerk Charles Abdelnour smiled as Judge Charles E. Jones announced his ruling yesterday. A Superior Court judge gutted an attempt to invalidate the San Diego mayoral election yesterday by ruling that Donna Frye's write-in candidacy is legal and refusing to order a halt to the vote-counting. Judge Charles E. Jones also turned aside requests from San Diego business lawyer John Howard to prevent the election results from being certified and to order a new election without Frye. Jones said...
  • Shrinking Lead May Spell Doom For Frye

    11/11/2004 10:41:01 PM PST · by ambrose · 26 replies · 805+ views
    Shrinking Lead May Spell Doom For Frye Narrow Race May Require Recount POSTED: 5:17 pm PST November 11, 2004 UPDATED: 6:11 pm PST November 11, 2004 SAN DIEGO -- Although it's unknown if the San Diego mayor's race outcome may be decided in court next week, one thing is certain -- the race is getting tighter every day. The latest count from the registrar's office shows that write-in votes -- most of which have been cast for City Councilwoman Donna Frye, are 34.8 percent of the total cast. Meanwhile, incumbent Mayor Dick Murphy has moved up to 34.2 percent, and...
  • CA: Judge recuses San Diego bench from mayoral dispute

    11/11/2004 5:51:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/11/04 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The presiding judge of the San Diego Superior Court recused all 124 judges on the bench from hearing a lawsuit attempting to block write-in candidate Councilwoman Donna Frye from becoming mayor. Judge John Einhorn said he made the decision Wednesday because one of Frye's election rivals, incumbent Mayor Dick Murphy, was a judge for 15 years before he was elected mayor in 2000. Several judges have contributed to Murphy's campaigns, and Einhorn wanted to avoid any appearance of favoritism. Einhorn arranged with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George to have the case heard by Charles...
  • Advice for a Mayoral Candidate (vanity)

    10/25/2004 12:47:12 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 2 replies · 118+ views
    October 25, 2004 | Choose Ye This Day
    I'm running for mayor of a small Minnesota town, population 5500. I wanted to solicit helpful advice from wise fellow FReepers: Q: f I were YOUR mayor, what is the first thing you would want me to do? (in your community, what's your #1 concern) Q: What do you expect from your city government? What DON'T you want them to do? Q: How should the city try to attract business and industry to town? So, if you were face-to-face with YOUR mayor, what would you say or ask? I realize that every town and city are different, with wildly divergent...
  • CA: FPPC accuses LA lawyer of laundering mayoral campaign donations

    07/06/2004 8:12:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 285+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/6/04 | APO - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state Fair Political Practices Commission on Tuesday accused a prominent lawyer of laundering contributions to the election campaign of Mayor James Hahn. Pierce O'Donnell allegedly arranged maximum donations from law firm employees and others, and then reimbursed them. He made 26 illegal contributions totaling $25,500, according to the accusation filed in Sacramento. The panel charged with enforcing California's campaign laws requested that O'Donnell be fined at least $94,000. If the case is not settled, an administrative hearing will be scheduled in coming months, said Steven Russo, head of enforcement for the commission. O'Donnell, 57, said...
  • Lawyer files statements about Dyer's aide

    07/03/2004 7:58:02 AM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 3 replies · 326+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 3, 2004 | Mark Schlueb
    Ken Mulvaney filed a handful of sworn statements from voters that he says bolster his claim that he was cheated out of a fair contest for mayor of Orlando. A judge in Mulvaney's election-fraud lawsuit against Mayor Buddy Dyer gave him until today to produce witness lists, affidavits and any other evidence to support his case. Mulvaney's attorney collected 19 statements from Orlando residents, including some who said Dyer's paid campaign worker, Ezzie Thomas, either filled out their absentee ballots for them, took completed ballots in unsealed envelopes or urged them to mark their ballots for Dyer.
  • Evidence Comes Out In Mayoral Election Flap

    07/03/2004 7:53:03 AM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 4 replies · 570+ views
    WDBO Orlando ^ | July 2, 2004 | Mike Synan
    By WDBO's: Mike Synan 07/02/2004 WDBO is getting it's first look at what evidence Ken Mulvaney and Lawanna Gelzer have in their lawsuit alledging ballot fraud in the Orlando Mayor's race. We told you two weeks ago about some of the affadavits filed by the city saying nothing was done wrong. AM 580 WDBO's Mike Synan continues our team coverage. At the center of this issue is the head of Orange County's League of Voters Ezzie Thomas. He was paid 10 thousand dollars by Mayor Buddy Dyer's reelection campaign. Several voters signed affadavits saying they gave Thomas a signed, but...
  • Agents seize Orlando City Hall computers (Buddy Dyer case)

    06/12/2004 11:49:27 AM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 2 replies · 232+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 12, 2004 | Mark Schlueb
    Law-enforcement agents raided Orlando City Hall on Friday and carted off computers used by top managers in the Fire Department as part of their widening investigation into possible election fraud in the mayor's race. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would reveal few details of their inquiry, but a search warrant indicated that investigators are trying to determine whether city firefighters were improperly paid with taxpayer money while campaigning for Mayor Buddy Dyer. "It's part of our ongoing criminal investigation of election fraud," FDLE legal adviser Steve Brady said. "It's all related to the same issue, the mayoral-election...
  • Buddy Dyer At It Again! Took Oath Of Office 17 1/2 hours earlier...

    06/04/2004 8:56:15 PM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 12 replies · 415+ views
    Ax-The-Tax ^ | June 4,2004 | Doug Guetzloe
    Breaking News From The Guetzloe Report! Dyer Took Oath Of Office 17 1/2 hours earlier than official public swearing-in ceremony... Advised by Legal Counsel To Avoid Potential Court Order Stopping His Swearing In Due To Ballot Fraud Lawsuit & Aggressive FDLE Investigation. It will be reported in Sunday's Orlando Sentinel, that Buddy Dyer responded to legal advisor's insistence that he take the oath of office in the dead of night 17 1/2 hours prior to his official swearing-in ceremony. The ceremony, widely reported but attended by virtually no one, was actually just for show. Dyer was sworn in at midnight...
  • Orlando Election Fraud Court Date Set To Hear Motions For Default Judgment

    05/12/2004 1:20:06 PM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 3 replies · 205+ views
    Ax The Tax ^ | May 12, 2004 | Press Release
    MONDAY COURT DATE SET FOR JUDGE BRONSON TO HEAR MOTIONS FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AGAINST DYER, PAGE IN ORLANDO ELECTION FRAUD LAWSUIT (ORLANDO) On Monday, May 17, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. Orange/Osceola Circuit Judge Theotis Bronson will hear the motions by Mulvaney attorney Frederic B. O'Neal for a default judgment against Buddy Dyer and Ernest Page in the City of Orlando election fraud case. This hearing is the next step in the effort by Mulvaney to invalidate the result of the March 9, 2004, Mayoral election. If successful, Dyer and Page would be removed from the upcoming trial. Attorney's for Dyer...

    04/09/2004 3:04:04 PM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 7 replies · 590+ views
    Ax-The-Tax ^ | April 8, 2004 | Doug Guetzloe
    BREAKING NEWS FROM GUETZLOENEWS.COM (Orlando) Orange-Osceola Circuit Judge Theotis Bronson issued a ten (10) page ruling against Orlando Buddy Dyer and for Orlando Mayoral challenger Ken Mulvaney in the voter fraud case Mulvaney has filed against Dyer. Regarding the charges of ballot tampering and fraud by the Dyer campaign as alleged in the Mulvaney complaint, Judge Bronson stated... "this Court finds that such allegations, at a minimum, are sufficient to place the result of the election in doubt." In denying the Dyer motion to dismiss and the City of Orlando motion to dismiss, Judge Bronson ordered Dyer to answer the...
  • Mulvaney files lawsuit over mayoral election

    03/22/2004 1:40:04 PM PST · by PRSOrlando · 2 replies · 200+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 22, 2004 | By Beth Kassab
    Losing Orlando mayoral candidate Ken Mulvaney filed a lawsuit in circuit court today alleging that more than 200 absentee ballots may have been fraudulent.
  • Candidates Mayo (D) and Spatafora (R) Try to Break Race Divide {in Monroe, LA, Mayoral Contest}

    03/11/2004 7:46:38 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 03-11-04 | Evans, Robbie
    <p>This week's voting in the Monroe mayoral election may have been a watershed moment in the way the city's voters support their candidates for mayor.</p> <p>The results of Tuesday's municipal primary election showed voter support for runoff candidates Jamie Mayo and Don Spatafora clearly along racial lines, with Spatafora gaining 44 percent of votes in majority white precincts and Mayo getting 51 percent of votes in majority black precincts.</p>
  • Immigration Becomes Issue in Phoenix Mayoral Campaign

    08/20/2003 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 08-19-03 | Pitzl, Mary Jo
    <p>Randy Pullen raised the profile of immigration issues in the race for Phoenix mayor Monday with a fund-raiser featuring a U.S. congressman who is an outspoken critic of immigration policies.</p> <p>Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., said illegal immigration is no longer just the domain of the federal government.</p>
  • Smith poll indicates a dead heat (Charleston, WV, Mayoral Race)

    05/14/2003 11:10:20 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 616+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 5/15/03 | Greg Stone
    Charleston’s mayoral race is a dead heat, according to a survey done by a well-known local pollster who has contributed to Democrat Chris Smith’s campaign. According to the poll, Republican Danny Jones holds a 38 percent to 37 percent lead over Smith, with 25 percent undecided. It has a margin of error of 8 percent. Don Richardson, a consultant, researcher and pollster since his work for Democratic Gov. Jay Rockefeller, conducted a random sampling for Smith of those who had voted at least twice in the past six city elections. That poll included 149 people, contacted between Thursday and Sunday...
  • Katz raising more bucks than Street (Philadelphia)

    05/11/2003 10:37:31 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 574+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 5/10/03 | David Davies, Bob Warner, & Mark McDonald
    Republican challenger Sam Katz has made a race of the fund-raising battle for City Hall, as campaign-finance reports filed yesterday show that he and Mayor Street both have more than $3 million available to spend on the coming campaign. While Street is about $224,000 ahead in cash on hand, Katz outraised Street in the first five months of the year, pulling in more than $4 million to Street's roughly $2.5 million. "I think we're doing a better job of raising money," Katz said in an interview yesterday. "I'm gratified by the extensive support that's materialized both in money, in volunteers...
  • Aided by image-raising first run, Sanchez focuses on mayor's race

    05/10/2003 10:55:23 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 635+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/10/03 | John Williams
    A lot has changed since Orlando Sanchez ran for mayor in 2001, narrowly losing a runoff to incumbent Lee Brown. The former City Council member has been courted by the White House to run for Congress. State officials have talked with him about an appointment to the Texas Railroad Commission. Sanchez has taken two new jobs, one with an investment group and another with an accounting firm. He's joined boards of local companies and institutions. In short, Sanchez, a Republican, has become a hot property since he fell 10,702 votes shy of becoming the first Hispanic mayor of Houston at...
  • Aided by image-raising first run, Sanchez focuses on mayor's race

    05/10/2003 10:39:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 207+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/10/03 | John Williams
    A lot has changed since Orlando Sanchez ran for mayor in 2001, narrowly losing a runoff to incumbent Lee Brown. The former City Council member has been courted by the White House to run for Congress. State officials have talked with him about an appointment to the Texas Railroad Commission. Sanchez has taken two new jobs, one with an investment group and another with an accounting firm. He's joined boards of local companies and institutions. In short, Sanchez, a Republican, has become a hot property since he fell 10,702 votes shy of becoming the first Hispanic mayor of Houston at...
  • Peyton (R) maintains leads Glover (D) in Jacksonville Mayoral Runoff (SurveyUSA)

    05/01/2003 10:33:41 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 590+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 5/1/03
    Jacksonville Mayor Runoff John Peyton (R): 58% Nat Glover (D): 40% Undecided: 3% Data Collected: 4/28/03 - 4/30/03 Geography: Duval County, FL Universe: 534 Certain Voters Margin of Error: 4.3% Client: WTLV-TV Jacksonville
  • Peyton (R) maintains leads Glover (D) in Jacksonville Mayoral Runoff (SurveyUSA)

    05/01/2003 10:29:50 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 242+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 5/1/03
    Jacksonville Mayor Runoff John Peyton (R): 58% Nat Glover (D): 40% Undecided: 3% Data Collected: 4/28/03 - 4/30/03 Geography: Duval County, FL Universe: 534 Certain Voters Margin of Error: 4.3% Client: WTLV-TV Jacksonville
  • Peyton (R) leads Glover (D) in Jacksonville Mayoral Runoff (SurveyUSA)

    04/25/2003 12:20:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 531+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 4/25/03
    Jacksonville Mayor Runoff John Peyton (R): 58% Nat Glover (D): 39% Undecided: 2% Data Collected: 4/21/03 - 4/23/03 Geography: Duval County, FL Universe: 538 Certain Voters Margin of Error: 4.3% Client: WTLV-TV Jacksonville
  • Peyton (R) leads Glover (D) in Jacksonville Mayoral Runoff (SurveyUSA)

    04/25/2003 12:10:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 260+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 4/24/03
    Jacksonville Mayor Runoff John Peyton (R): 58% Nat Glover (D): 39% Undecided: 2% Data Collected: 4/21/03 - 4/23/03 Geography: Duval County, FL Universe: 538 Certain Voters Margin of Error: 4.3% Client: WTLV-TV Jacksonville
  • Help defeat the status quo political machine in Long Beach, CA

    04/11/2002 4:37:49 PM PDT · by doctor noe · 1 replies · 320+ views
    doctornoe | 4/11/02 | doctornoe
    As you've probably already heard from AP reports, fiscal conservative Republican Norm Ryan finished 3rd in the Long Beach, CA mayoral primary on Tuesday. Similar to Scott Armey, the local newspaper (Press Telegram) electioneered during the last three weeks of the campaign on behalf on termed-out write-in candidate Mayor Beverly O'Neill. Though they didn't levy any personal attacks against Norm, the PT sent out their message loud and clear that they were supporting the pro-tax, status quo mayor. The mayor ended up winning (9200 votes) and Councilman Dan Baker, aspiring to become the first openly gay mayor (to Dan's credit,...