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  • Runoff: GOP Wins Georgia PSC Seat

    12/06/2006 5:40:51 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 395+ views
    ATLANTA -- Republican Chuck Eaton gave the Georgia GOP another victory Tuesday, defeating Democratic incumbent David Burgess in the only statewide runoff election to give his party all five seats on the Public Service Commission. In Camden County, Herb Rowland won the non-partisan runoff for the board of education district 4 over Mary Keating. Rowland received 620 votes, Keating got 336 votes. With 98 percent of the precincts statewide reporting, Eaton had 111,768 votes, or about 52 percent, compared with 101,256 for Burgess, the lone Democrat on the board. As the only statewide runoff election, it drew a light turnout....
  • Chassaniol (R) captures 58% of vote for Senate (Mississippi)

    11/22/2006 1:27:04 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 833+ views
    Lydia Graves Chassaniol, a Winona restaurant owner, credited her varied professional experience and the hard work of volunteers for her victory over Hiram Eastland III, a Greenwood attorney, in Tuesday's runoff in Senate District 14. According to complete but unofficial totals, Chassaniol won by 5,154 to 3,766 votes, or 58 percent to 42 percent. She won five of the six counties in District 14 with only Tallahatchie County going to Eastland. "We've had a lot of good people, young people, working in the race," Chassaniol said. She said she visited civic groups throughout the district, explaining her positions on issues...
  • McKinney has only herself to blame

    08/19/2006 7:58:19 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 42 replies · 2,152+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Costelloe
    Oh, for crying out loud! Cynthia McKinney is at it again. Blaming everyone and everything for her ills other than herself. This time, she is on attack regarding her recent runoff loss to Hank Johnson. During a recent speech in front of the National Dialogue and Revival for Social Justice in the Black Church, she blamed her loss on the media, electronic voting machines, Republicans and Georgia's requirement that the winner of an election must receive at least 50 percent of the vote. Is that it, Cynthia? What about days with the letter "y" in them or months that have...
  • McKinney Pursuing Legal Challenges to Elections in Georgia (Jewish Diebolds Conspiracy)

    08/11/2006 7:54:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 86 replies · 2,658+ views
    Atlanta Progressive News ^ | 8/11/06 | Matthew Cardinale
    APN) ATLANTA -- US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is pursuing numerous legal avenues to challenge the so-called “results” of not only her recent Primary and Runoff Elections, but also the fundamental reality that the current E-voting system in Georgia does not provide us with “results” that are in any way meaningful. The Congresswoman and her attorneys and campaign are looking at ways in which they can either join or support Donzella James’s legal election contest filed last week, Donzella James, who is working closely with the Congresswoman, told Atlanta Progressive News. The US Department of Justice is already said to...
  • Late Lieberman surge makes race a tossup

    08/08/2006 12:18:28 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 71 replies · 1,658+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8 August 2006 | Charles Hurt
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sen. Joe Lieberman closed his anti-war opponent's double-digit lead yesterday to just six points as both candidates scrambled across the state ahead of today's Democratic primary. The latest polling results were a relief to the veteran Democrat, who has represented this state in the Senate for nearly two decades and who just six years ago was his party's vice presidential nominee. Mr. Lieberman predicted yesterday that the movement in polls showed momentum at his back and said he expects to win today. "I feel they were flirting with the other guy for a while, wanting to send...
  • Poll Shows Incumbent Cynthia McKinney Still Trailing Rival (53%-40%)

    08/07/2006 8:10:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 32 replies · 1,023+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 8/7/06 | Matthew Borghese
    Atlanta, GA (AHN) - New polls show incumbent Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney still trails rival, two-term DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson. An InsiderAdvantage survey shows Johnson leading the Congresswoman, 53 percent to 40. According to Atlanta television station, WXIA-TV, on Monday morning, both candidates squared off on the radio in attempt to reach more voters on the Frank and Wanda in the Morning Show on V-103. In the V-103 debate, McKinney charged that Johnson is the candidate backed by Republican voters and Republican money while Johnson pointed out that McKinney was not present for a recent House vote on a critical...
  • Democrats’ soul on line in two races

    08/04/2006 8:35:32 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 1,316+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/4/06 | Jim Wooten
    Republicans don’t have a dog in either fight, but two nationally significant races on Tuesday’s ballot will tell us a great deal about the mood of the country — and the future of two-party politics. The one, of course, is Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, where incumbent Rep. Cynthia McKinney is in the final stages of her political career. But for an out-of-district white guy who sapped 5,253 votes, most of which otherwise would have gone to challenger Hank Johnson, she would be walking around in stunned defeat now. Johnson may not beat her Tuesday, but the end is near. Her...
  • Poll: Johnson has lead over (Cynthia) McKinney

    07/27/2006 7:42:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/26/06 | Jim Galloway
    A new poll by Insider Advantage shows challenger Hank Johnson with a hefty lead over incumbent Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic run-off for the 4th District congressional race. The poll shows Johnson leading McKinney, 46 to 21 percent, with a third of voters undecided. The survey recorded the responses of 489 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 5 percent. Run-offs are notorious for low turnout, which often makes telephone surveys unreliable. Matt Towery, CEO of InsiderAdvantage, said he was unwilling to say that McKinney was headed for certain defeat. "But is she in deep, deep, deep,...
  • Immigration Alert: John Jacob forces June primary election by edging Chris Cannon (R) Utah

    05/17/2006 10:33:23 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 24 replies · 4,461+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | May 17, 2006 | Glen Warchol and Rebecca Walsh
    Jacob edges Cannon to force runoff Conventioneers pick Christensen to face Democrat Matheson with a finally 'united' GOP vote By Glen Warchol and Rebecca Walsh The Salt Lake Tribune SANDY - Illegal immigration was the core issue at the Utah Republican Convention on Saturday that hurled 10-year veteran Congressman Chris Cannon into a June primary election with political novice John Jacob. "Immigration is huge with the delegates," Jacob said after a runoff ballot gave him 52 percent of the vote to Cannon's 48 percent. "Chris Cannon tells them, 'I'm tough on illegal immigration - look at my record.' Well, his...
  • Rivers Indicate Earlier Snowmelt In Eastern North America

    03/27/2006 10:30:31 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 03/27/2006 | Staff Writers
    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found evidence in eastern North America that the snow is melting and running off into rivers earlier than it did in the first half of the 20th century. According to a USGS study published in the most recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters, winter-spring flows in many rivers in the northern United States and Canada are occurring earlier by 5-10 days. "We studied rural, unregulated rivers with more than 50 years of USGS and Environment Canada river flow data," explained Glenn Hodgkins, lead author and hydrologist at the USGS Maine Water Science...
  • Michelle Bachelet wins Chile's presidential election

    01/15/2006 4:18:11 PM PST · by Redmen4ever · 12 replies · 893+ views
    Yahoo.news ^ | 1/15/06
    SANTIAGO (AFP) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet became Chile's first-ever female president after sweeping the national election with 53 percent of the vote, according to partial results.
  • CA: GOP-backed candidate forced into runoff (48th District)

    10/05/2005 9:16:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 766+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/5/05 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Illegal immigration emerged as a critical issue in the race to fill the nation's only vacant House seat, as an anti-immigration activist siphoned off enough votes from the GOP-backed favorite to force a runoff election. State Sen. John Campbell finished with 46 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election in Southern California's heavily Republican Orange County, but failed to gain the majority needed to avoid a runoff. He will face the top vote-getters from four other parties in the Dec. 6 election. Second-place finisher Marilyn Brewer, a moderate Republican who drew 17 percent of the...
  • Iran Moderate Says Hard-Liners Rigged Election

    06/19/2005 6:03:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 398+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/19/05 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    Iran Moderate Says Hard-Liners Rigged Election By MICHAEL SLACKMAN Published: June 19, 2005 TEHRAN, June 18 - The race for the presidency in Iran was thrown into turmoil on Saturday when the third-place finisher accused conservative hard-liners of rigging the election and cutting him out of the runoff vote next week, which will be between a former president and the conservative mayor of Tehran. The accusation of voting irregularities came from Mehdi Karroubi, a cleric and former speaker of Parliament known as a conciliator, who said he would continue to press his case publicly unless the country's supreme religious leader...
  • Iran Heads Toward Presidential Runoff

    06/17/2005 8:56:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 420+ views
    AP ^ | 06/18/05 | BRIAN MURPHY
    Iran Heads Toward Presidential Runoff By BRIAN MURPHY, Associated Press Writer 37 minutes ago TEHRAN, Iran - Iran headed toward the first runoff presidential election in its history as a key government official predicted Saturday that none of the seven candidates — including the favorite contender Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani — would win enough votes for outright victory. Turnout in Friday's vote appeared stronger than expected and polls stayed open an extra four hours, with voting booths even set up at Tehran's main cemetery for those paying weekly visits to family graves. An Interior Ministry official involved in the counting told...
  • LA Mayoral Runoff Poll (SurveyUSA): Villaraigosa - 64%; Hahn - 32%

    04/12/2005 8:47:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 13,520+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 4/12/05
    Analysis: 5 weeks to the 5/17/05 L.A. Mayor runoff election, (4/9/05 - 4/11/05) a rematch of the runoff election from 4 years ago, Antonio Villaraigosa leads incumbent James Hahn 2:1. Hahn leads only among Republicans and Conservatives.
  • Another governor election may be in our best interest

    12/19/2004 11:44:06 AM PST · by JosefK · 30 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Chronicle (Greater Lewis County, WA) ^ | 18 December 2004 | The Chronicle Editorial Board
    Saturday, December 18, 2004 Another governor election may be in our best interest Given the fiasco going on up in King County with the second recount, we suspect more and more people are coming to the conclusion we should have another election for governor. That was suggested this week by former long-time Secretary of State Ralph Munro, a Republican who was highly respected for his job performance by people in both parties. ‘‘This thing could just degenerate and spiral downward,’’ Munro said Thursday of the second recount and all of the controversy and lawsuits it has generated, with more likely....
  • Satellite observes agricultural runoff causing algal blooms

    12/09/2004 8:45:38 AM PST · by cogitator · 25 replies · 1,159+ views
    Space Daily ^ | December 9, 2004 | SPX
    Direct Link Discovered Between Agricultural Runoff And Algal Blooms In SeaScientists have found the first direct evidence linking large-scale coastal farming to massive blooms of marine algae that are potentially harmful to ocean life and fisheries. Researchers from Stanford University's School of Earth Sciences made the discovery by analyzing satellite images of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California - a narrow, 700-mile-long stretch of the Pacific Ocean that separates the Mexican mainland from the Baja California Peninsula. Immortalized in the 1941 book Sea of Cortez, by writer John Steinbeck and marine biologist Edward Ricketts, the...
  • Brief Note on Turnout in Louisiana Runoff Election Today: Looks Low

    12/04/2004 4:51:56 PM PST · by StJacques · 670+ views
    For those of you who may not be aware of it, the final makeup of the House of Representatives will be decided today in Louisiana. We have two runoff elections to decide representation for Louisiana's 3rd and 7th congressional districts. Both of these seats are currently open. In the 3rd congressional district where Republican Billy Tauzin, Jr. is retiring there is a runoff election between his son, Republican Billy Tauzin, III of Chackbay and Democrat Charles Melancon of Napoleonville. In the 7th district, where Democrat Chris John vacated the seat to run for the U.S. Senate -- unsuccessfully -- Republican...
  • Two House seats up for grabs in LA today

    12/04/2004 7:56:53 AM PST · by OwnershipSociety · 8 replies · 532+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/4/04 | Matthew Brown
    South Louisiana voters will replace their two representatives in the U.S. House today during elections in the 3rd and 7th congressional districts, ending rancorous campaigns that drew national attention and millions of dollars from special interest groups and the Republican and Democratic parties.
  • We're Still Campaigning in Louisiana: Show Us Some Love!

    11/03/2004 7:14:50 PM PST · by StJacques · 12 replies · 570+ views
    Naturally we are all pumped after the President's BIG WIN yesterday, but I wanted to drop a note to let you all know that the 2004 campaign has not ended in Louisiana. We are on a roll here however; Bush outpolled Kerry 57% - 42%, we elected our first Republican Senator since the Reconstruction Era in David Vitter, and we have secured four of five congressional seats that have been decided across the state for the Republican Party, including our newly-elected star Bobby Jindal. But there are still two congressional races that remain to be settled and the leading vote-getters...
  • Ohio to Decide Bush-Kerry Cliffhanger

    11/03/2004 3:35:36 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 30 replies · 329+ views
    WASHINGTON Nov 3, 2004 — President Bush crept close to re-election early Wednesday, leading challenger John Kerry in a campaign cliffhanger framed by war in Iraq and joblessness at home. Ohio held the key, stirring echoes of Florida in 2000, but this time Bush's advantage was substantial. Bush made no overt claim of victory, and his high command dispatched a 10-person political and legal team to Ohio in the event Kerry triggered a Florida-like fight. Kerry went to bed without signaling his intentions. But with Bush leading by 145,000 votes and roughly 190,000 yet to be counted, one top adviser said Kerry's...
  • White House 'Convinced' of Bush Victory - Sends Legal Team To Ohio (11/3/04)

    11/03/2004 3:25:57 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 75 replies · 398+ views
    WASHINGTON Nov 3, 2004 — President Bush crept close to re-election early Wednesday, leading challenger John Kerry in a campaign cliffhanger framed by war in Iraq and joblessness at home. Ohio held the key, stirring echoes of Florida in 2000, but this time Bush's advantage was substantial. With a majority of the popular vote in hand, the Republican president planned to declare victory early Wednesday. "We are convinced that President Bush has won re-election," White House chief of staff Andrew Card said shortly before dawn in the East. Ceding nothing, Kerry went to bed without conceding. "We will fight for every vote,"...
  • Beasley's Last Laugh

    06/22/2004 10:37:09 AM PDT · by Salo · 8 replies · 309+ views
    The Free Times ^ | 06/2004 | Michael Graham
    Beasley's Last Laugh There are plenty of reasons to vote for David Beasley in the June 22 Republican primary runoff, but beating Inez Tenenbaum in the race to succeed Ernest Hollings isn't one of them. OK, maybe there aren't a lot of reasons to vote for Beasley. Upon reflection, I can't think of even one. Entertainment value, maybe? Hiring the incompetent because they're fun to watch? But the fertilizer being flung by the ex-gov's guru Richard Quinn that Beasley is the best Republican for November is pungent even for an agricultural state like South Carolina. If there is any chance...
  • Senate winner may be pioneer

    06/16/2004 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Veritas_est · 15 replies · 346+ views
    Agusta Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2004 | Brian Basinger
    Senate winner may be pioneer Web posted Monday, June 14, 2004 By Brian Basinger | Morris News Service ATLANTA - Could Georgia voters be on their way to electing the state's first black U.S. senator? The question might have seemed like the stuff of fiction only a few years ago - even in what was long considered one of the more progressive states of the New South. But among the 11 major-party candidates vying to replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Zell Miller this year are two black candidates - Republican businessman Herman Cain and Democratic U.S. Rep. Denise Majette - whose...
  • Texas Runoff Results Live Thread

    04/13/2004 7:48:22 PM PDT · by WinOne4TheGipper · 33 replies · 130+ views
    4/13/04 | WO4TG
    Please post the results of the runoffs from the various CD's and for the Texas Railroad Commissioner.
  • Jindal Live Radio Debate 2PM Today!

    11/06/2003 9:43:38 AM PST · by gbunch · 17 replies · 252+ views
    WWL-870AM ^ | 11/6/2003 | gbunch
    Louisiana Conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Bobby Jindal and Democrat Kathleen Blanco will debate today at 2PM on WWL-AM 870. WWL is a clear-channel station in New Orleans which reaches a very wide area, so be sure to listen (and call in) if you can! Unfortunately, I'm pretty certain WWL does NOT have streaming. If someone finds a link though, be sure to post it! Also, note on the WWL news page that Jindal just picked up the endorsement of the North-Central Louisiana Black Caucus. A quote from the story: Vice chairman Glenn Heckard said the caucus consists of 118 black...
  • Rainstorm gives Pittsburgh's East End a rough time

    06/21/2003 10:42:33 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 5 replies · 149+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Saturday, June 21, 2003 | Dan Gigler
    <p>A slow moving rainstorm parked itself over the city's East End last night, drenching parts of Homewood, Squirrel Hill, Highland Park and Point Breeze with more than three inches of rain, causing flooding on roadways and in the basements of homes and businesses.</p>
  • House, Senate OK bill to kill runoff elections (Florida)

    06/18/2003 10:42:28 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 140+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 6/18/03 | Bill Cotterell
    Florida's runoff primary, the strategic slingshot that propelled such legendary politicians as LeRoy Collins and Bob Graham to statewide prominence, appears headed for the political scrap heap. The House voted for a package of election reforms Tuesday that would have both parties picking their nominees in one primary - Aug. 31, 2004 - and a Senate committee cleared a nearly identical bill for floor action today. The bills (HB 29-B and SB 10-B) implement the "Help America Vote Act," qualifying the state for up to $83 million in federal money to help with voter education, purging registration rolls of names...
  • Hastings (D) weighs end to runoffs (Florida)

    06/16/2003 10:56:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6/16/03 | George Bennett
    If state lawmakers vote this week to scrap runoff elections in 2004, the Democratic race to replace Sen. Bob Graham will look a lot more attractive -- and a lot riskier -- to U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar. Hastings, one of at least five Democrats pondering a run if Graham gives up his Senate seat to pursue the presidency, believes his chances of winning his party's nomination improve dramatically if he needs only a plurality rather than a majority. As the only black in the race, Hastings figures he'll start with a strong base of black support. And he believes...
  • GOP says dropouts good 'for the party' (Louisiana)

    06/13/2003 10:56:34 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 1,016+ views
    theadvocate.com ^ | 6/13/03 | Chris Frnk
    Then there were nine. Three of the dozen major candidates for governor dropped out of the race Thursday. A fourth may soon follow. Republicans state Sen. Ken Hollis and former Gov. Dave Treen said they would pull out of the race at a news conference attended by reporters, politicians, bystanders and outgoing Gov. Mike Foster. State Treasurer John Kennedy, a Democrat, issued a news release Thursday saying he was out of the race and would instead run for re-election. The Republican dropouts came after a gathering Monday of powerful Republican contributors from across the state to interview four candidates: state...
  • GOP says dropouts good 'for the party' (Louisiana)

    06/13/2003 10:01:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 6 replies · 274+ views
    theadvocate.com ^ | 6/13/03 | Chris Frink
    Then there were nine. Three of the dozen major candidates for governor dropped out of the race Thursday. A fourth may soon follow. Republicans state Sen. Ken Hollis and former Gov. Dave Treen said they would pull out of the race at a news conference attended by reporters, politicians, bystanders and outgoing Gov. Mike Foster. State Treasurer John Kennedy, a Democrat, issued a news release Thursday saying he was out of the race and would instead run for re-election. The Republican dropouts came after a gathering Monday of powerful Republican contributors from across the state to interview four candidates: state...
  • Governor's race loses 3 suitors (Louisiana)

    06/12/2003 11:01:33 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1,182+ views
    Shreveport Times ^ | 6/12/03 | John Hill
    BATON ROUGE - Two Republicans and a Democrat are dropping out of the Louisiana gubernatorial race today in a major seismic development that shook the political landscape Wednesday. Former Gov. Dave Treen and state Sen. Ken Hollis of Metairie will endorse state Rep. Hunt Downer of Houma, who is emerging as the consensus Republican candidate. "It will all shake out and shape up within the month," Downer said. "I'm excited." Democratic state Treasurer John Kennedy, who has canceled fund-raisers, will issue a public statement this morning that he is dropping out, a development that probably most benefits former Senate President...
  • Governor's race loses 3 suitors (Louisiana)

    06/12/2003 10:56:55 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 356+ views
    Shreveport Times ^ | 6/12/03 | John Hill
    BATON ROUGE - Two Republicans and a Democrat are dropping out of the Louisiana gubernatorial race today in a major seismic development that shook the political landscape Wednesday. Former Gov. Dave Treen and state Sen. Ken Hollis of Metairie will endorse state Rep. Hunt Downer of Houma, who is emerging as the consensus Republican candidate. "It will all shake out and shape up within the month," Downer said. "I'm excited." Democratic state Treasurer John Kennedy, who has canceled fund-raisers, will issue a public statement this morning that he is dropping out, a development that probably most benefits former Senate President...
  • Florida May Drop Primary Runoff in 2004

    06/03/2003 9:54:46 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 261+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's elections supervisors are warning that the 2004 elections, which include the presidential race, could be plagued with problems if they are again forced to have two primaries. After the 2000 presidential election, with its long recount fight, lawmakers agreed to eliminate the October runoff primary for the 2002 election but bring it back in 2004. Florida is one of 11 states that holds a second, runoff primary if no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the first primary. Re-imposing the extra primary would result in elections in September, October and November, made...
  • Land Developer (R) Wins Texas Congress Seat (TX-19)

    06/03/2003 9:51:35 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 201+ views
    LUBBOCK, Texas - A land developer defeated an accountant who used to be President Bush's business partner in a tight Republican runoff Tuesday to succeed retired Rep. Larry Combest . With all but one of the West Texas congressional district's 207 precincts reporting unofficial returns, Randy Neugebauer had 28,530 votes to Mike Conaway's 27,858 votes. The one unreported precinct was in a county where Neugebauer led by a 2-to-1 margin. Neugebauer and Conaway, both Republicans, emerged from a field of 17 candidates in a special election last month. They were in a runoff to see who will replace Combest, who...
  • Land Developer (R) Wins Texas Congress Seat (TX-19)

    06/03/2003 9:47:05 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 673+ views
    LUBBOCK, Texas - A land developer defeated an accountant who used to be President Bush 's business partner in a tight Republican runoff Tuesday to succeed retired Rep. Larry Combest. With all but one of the West Texas congressional district's 207 precincts reporting unofficial returns, Randy Neugebauer had 28,530 votes to Mike Conaway's 27,858 votes. The one unreported precinct was in a county where Neugebauer led by a 2-to-1 margin. Neugebauer and Conaway, both Republicans, emerged from a field of 17 candidates in a special election last month. They were in a runoff to see who will replace Combest, who...
  • Brew Pub Owner Wins Denver Mayoral Runoff

    06/03/2003 9:43:13 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/4/03 | Judith Kohler
    DENVER - A brew pub owner who captured the public's fancy with whimsical ads and promises of new ideas won by a large margin Tuesday in the runoff for mayor of Denver. John Hickenlooper had 65 percent of the vote to 35 percent for City Auditor Don Mares. With 99 percent of precincts counted, Hickenlooper led 66,907 votes to 36,424. Hickenlopper will replace Wellington Webb, who is barred by term limits from seeking a fourth term as leader of the nation's 25th largest city. Although the election was nonpartisan, both men are Democrats. Webb didn't endorse anyone. Hickenlooper savored his...
  • Putin's Popularity Plunges: Poll

    05/19/2003 10:06:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 34 replies · 217+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/20/03
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating slipped below 50 percent in an opinion poll released after his recent state-of-the-nation address. The Public Opinion Foundation asked 1,500 people in a nationwide poll to name their choice for president if elections were today, and 49 percent said they would vote for Putin. The results of the poll have prompted some analysts to voice concerns that Putin may not win next year's presidential election outright. In March 2000, Putin - hand-picked and endorsed by his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, in Dec. 31, 1999 - received nearly 53 percent of the vote, avoiding a run-off...
  • 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...
  • West Texas U.S. House race headed for runoff

    05/04/2003 12:01:32 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 886+ views
    LUBBOCK -- West Texans will have to wait until a June runoff to find out who will replace longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Larry Combest in the historically agricultural district that has been redrawn to include 19 counties and more oil and gas interests. Republican Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock and Mike Conaway of Midland qualified for the runoff as none of the 17 candidates in the special election earned more than half the vote, according to unofficial election results reported by the Texas secretary of state. With all precincts counted, Neugebauer -- a real estate developer and former Lubbock city councilman...
  • 4 GOP candidates hear talk about quitting

    04/25/2003 10:30:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 229+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 4/25/03 | Chris Frink
    Four of the seven Republican candidates in the governor's race -- and one state GOP bigwig -- met over white wine earlier this week to discuss who should get out of the race. It wasn't really a meeting, state Senate President John Hainkel said. It was more of a casual gathering to talk about how too many Republicans in the race could lead to a pair of Democrats in the runoff, he said. State Sen. Ken Hollis, state Rep. Hunt Downer and ex-Gov. Dave Treen joined Hainkel on Tuesday evening at his apartment in the Pentagon Barracks near the Capitol....
  • GOP fears it has too many choices

    04/17/2003 10:51:29 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 205+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 4/17/03 | Chris Frink
    How many is too many? Ask almost any Republican, active or interested in the governor's race, and the answer is seven. With seven Republicans jockeying for position in a field crowded with 12 candidates, many in the GOP fear that could lead to an all-Democrat runoff in November. "I hear it everywhere we go," candidate and state Rep. Hunt Downer said. The field should start shrinking in the next four to six weeks, he said. "There's only so much to go around," Downer said. "The weaker candidates are getting the squeeze." That Republican piece of political pie is smaller than...
  • Can state GOP avoid an October shutout?

    03/25/2003 9:20:38 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 189+ views
    The Advocate Opinion ^ | 3/25/03 | Lanny Keller
    The Louisiana Republican Party owes its existence to the open primary system devised by then-Gov. Edwin W. Edwards. But since making it to the big time in state politics, the GOP is now stuck with the downsides of the open primary. The Republican Party has seven more or less formally announced candidates, and former Gov. David C. Treen -- who is seeking a return to public life at age 74 -- is the only one showing any real standing in public opinion polls. Most of the leading Democratic candidates have vast experience running statewide compared to the legislators and others...
  • Terrell builds big lead in Lafayette Parish

    12/07/2002 7:25:54 PM PST · by topher · 12 replies · 249+ views
    Lafayette, LA, Daily Advertiser (Newspaper) ^ | December 7, 2002 | Bill Decker/Online editor
    Terrell builds big lead in Lafayette Parish Bill Decker/Online editor Posted on December 7, 2002 LAFAYETTE — Suzanne Haik Terrell of New Orleans, hoping to become Louisiana’s first Republican U.S. senator since Reconstruction, was well on her way to winning Lafayette Parish at 9 p.m. Saturday. Terrell challenged incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, in Saturday’s runoff. With 108 of the parish’s 111 precincts reporting, Terrell had 28,855 Lafayette votes, or 59 percent. Landrieu had 20,367 votes, or 41 percent. Statewide, Terrell had a 52-48 lead with about a third of the state’s precincts reporting, according to The Associated...
  • Landrieu counting on turnout to win race

    12/06/2002 9:17:18 AM PST · by zingzang · 4 replies · 828+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 12/06/02 | Scott Dyer
    By SCOTT DYER sdyer@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau LAFAYETTE -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's bid for a second term will hinge largely on the turnout in Saturday's runoff election, and her supporters are mobilizing to get voters to the polls. The Landrieu campaign has names of voters who cast ballots in precincts that supported her on Nov. 5 and intends to use the lists to get out the vote for the runoff. "If people vote, Mary wins -- and if people don't vote or vote in lower numbers, Mary doesn't win. It's just that simple," U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La.,...
  • Terrell cheers on Metairie-area supporters

    12/06/2002 9:15:36 AM PST · by zingzang · 1 replies · 683+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 12/06/02 | Marsha Shuler
    By MARSHA SHULER mshuler@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau METAIRIE -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Suzanne Terrell pumped up her GOP campaign troops Thursday, promising to work hard for tax relief for Louisiana working women and families. "It's unfair to work so hard and get so little back," Terrell said. "It's important that we make President Bush's tax cuts permanent," she told a cheering crowd of local politicians and party activists in this Republican stronghold. The so-called marriage penalty on income taxes and inheritance taxes should be abolished so taxpayers can keep more of their money, Terrell said. That's the best way...
  • Landrieu meets workers, farmers

    12/04/2002 9:35:23 AM PST · by zingzang · 4 replies · 155+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 12/04/02 | Scott Dyer
    She attacks Bush's trade policies By SCOTT DYER sdyer@theadvocate.com Capitol news bureau "It was red beans and rice at the Union Hall versus $2,000 a couple (at Terrell's fund-raiser)," said U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-Crowley, who plans to stump for Landrieu through Saturday's runoff election. "They had fancy china and silverware, and we had plastic forks -- but guess what? Our food was better," Breaux said. Landrieu noted that many of the dock workers at her luncheon lost their jobs because of a 30-percent tax increase on imported steel pushed by the Bush administration and Republican leaders. Landrieu warned that...
  • Bush stumps for Terrell; Landrieu touts Boggs endorsement

    12/03/2002 3:47:06 PM PST · by unspun · 48 replies · 517+ views
    nola.com - ^ | 12/3/02 5:11 PM | Doug Simpson
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- President Bush spoke to a boisterous campaign rally in Shreveport on Tuesday, then addressed a $1,000-per-plate campaign luncheon here in hopes of boosting Republican challenger Suzanne Haik past incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in a tight Senate race.</p>
  • Landrieu, Terrell spar once again

    11/25/2002 11:39:22 AM PST · by zingzang · 6 replies · 143+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 11/25/02 | Associated Press
    Landrieu, Terrell spar once again The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell took another turn arguing who can best represent Louisiana's interests in Washington, D.C. -- with barbs flying from both candidates. The two face a Dec. 7 runoff with Republican control of both houses of Congress assured after the Nov. 5 balloting. Landrieu, the incumbent Democrat seeking a second term, picked up 46 percent of the vote in the primary and was forced into a runoff with Terrell, the state elections commissioner who led three major GOP candidates. In their...