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  • Israel to run for U.N. Security Council seat for 2019-20

    10/04/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 3, 2013 5:59pm EDT | Dan Williams
    Israel said on Thursday it plans to run for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council for the time ever for 2019-2020, although U.N. diplomats said it will not be easy for the Jewish state to win. “We’re going all out to win,” Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor told Reuters. “It’s about time.” … Prosor said Israel will be vying against Germany and Belgium for two seats allotted to the “Western European and Others Group.” Technically, Israel should be a member of the Asia-Pacific Group along with the other states in the Middle East, but predominantly Muslim states blocked...
  • Names surface for Jackson Jr.'s seat (And the highest bidder is...?)

    11/24/2012 5:43:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/12 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Names surface for Jackson Jr.'s seatBy Alexandra Jaffe - 11/24/12 06:00 AM ET Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation from Congress leaves his seat in Illinois's 2nd District open for a special election, and local Democrats are already considering names. A top option would be Debbie Halvorson, who represented Illinois's 11th District for one term, from 2009-11, and lost her bid against Jackson this year when he picked up over 70 percent of the vote in the primary. Halvorson said in an email to The Hill that she has "not yet decided what I'm going to do," but indicated she's been...
  • Arizona voters go to polls to fill Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Congress (Late poll closings?)

    06/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 6/12/12 | Aaron Blake
    Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
  • Warren Buffett’s Secretary to Sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union

    01/24/2012 11:08:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Santarelli
    The Obama campaign has found its Joe the Plumber. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night is expected to emphasize economic inequality, appropriately timed coming off the Occupy Wall Street fall leading up to Tuesday’s release of frequent Republican front-runner Mitt Romney’s tax returns which reveal that the multi-millionaire pays an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent. To hammer home the political game that the Obama campaign has been playing, billionaire Warren Buffett‘s longtime secretary will be joining first lady Michelle Obama in her seating section during tonight’s speech. The guest choice is significant because Buffett’s secretary,...
  • Democrat (Ric Sanchez) drops out of race for Texas Senate seat

    12/18/2011 10:14:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/11 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Democrat drops out of race for Texas Senate seatBy CHRIS TOMLINSON | AP – Fri, Dec 16, 2011 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Retired Lt. Gen. Ric Sanchez, the sole major Democratic candidate in the race to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, said Friday he is dropping out of the Texas race because of "pressing personal challenges" and a lack of funds. In an email to supporters Friday afternoon, Sanchez thanked those who had encouraged him to run but said he needed to put his family first. **SNIP** While the Republican field to replace Hutchison is extremely crowded, Sanchez...
  • Brothers denied flight due to size

    11/30/2010 7:49:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    WGN TV ^ | November 29, 2010 | Lourdes Duarte
    WGN Brothers denied flight due to size Southwest Airlines kicks Chicago teens off flight because one was too big Lourdes Duarte WGN News 9:41 PM CST, November 29, 2010 Two Chicago brothers say Southwest Airlines made things too difficult for them when it required one of them to buy a second ticket. The twin brothers were headed to Minnesota to visit their aunt on Thanksgiving night when one of them was told he was too big to fit in a seat and needed a second ticket. The 18-year-old brothers had no cash or credit cards on them so they called...
  • GOP's Mark Kirk wins Obama's old seat (Will be sworn in TOMORROW!)

    11/02/2010 10:39:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/03/10
    GOP's Kirk wins Obama's old seatFrom the NBC News political team Republican Mark Kirk is NBC's projected winner of the Illinois Senate race, snatching the seat that former Sen. Barack Obama held in Illinois. Kirk defeated Obama ally Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias struggled to overcome reports that his family's failed bank made loans to known criminals. The president and the first lady both made stops in the state to try to boost the Democrat. **SNIP** The victory for Kirk gives Republicans a net gain of five Senate seats so far tonight.
  • Poll: Obama, Dems Poised to Lose Grayson House Seat

    A new poll by Sunshine State News shows Republican Daniel Webster leading Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson by seven points in Central Florida's 8th Congressional District. Webster, a former state senator, tops the freshman congressman 43-36 in the survey conducted this week.
  • Poll: Crist Will Not Win Senate Seat

    A new Mason-Dixon poll shows that Charlie Crist will not win his race for the U.S. Senate seat. The poll claims that Crist's campaign is fading as he bleeds independents and Democrats. It estimates that Rubio is supported by 40 percent of likely voters, which is up from the previous 38 percent, while Crist is backed by 28 percent, which is down from his previous 33 percent, and Meek is backed by 23 percent, which is up from his previous 18.
  • Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 5,575+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and...
  • Dem family feud could cost party Hawaii seat (Hussein's supposed home town goes GOP?)

    05/20/2010 10:46:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 580+ views
    My Fox Al ^ | 5/21/10 | HERBERT A. SAMPLE
    Dem family feud could cost party Hawaii seatUpdated: May 21, 2010 12:35 AM EDT By HERBERT A. SAMPLE Associated Press Writer HONOLULU (AP) - Democrats won't budge in their family feud in this usually Democratic state, and that could result in Hawaii electing its first Republican congressman in decades. The GOP is hoping to celebrate a victory by Charles Djou on Saturday in a special election against two Democrats - one a former congressman himself - who seem to be splitting their party's vote. Not only would that mean the loss of a Democratic seat in Congress, it would be...
  • Brown getting Kennedy's seat, but not his desk (Please wash hands after touching)

    02/03/2010 9:53:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,489+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 2/03/10 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Brown getting Kennedy's seat, but not his deskBy GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer Wednesday, February 3, 2010 18:51 PST BOSTON, (AP) - Republican Scott Brown may be taking over Democrat Edward Kennedy's Senate seat, but not his desk. An aide says Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is claiming the mahogany desk on the Senate floor used by Kennedy for nearly 47 years. Until now, Kerry has been seated at the desk once used by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the late senator's assassinated brother. Kennedy was partial to his own desk No. 83 because it had once been used by President John...
  • Obama makes last-ditch attempt to save Senate seat

    01/17/2010 11:56:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,631+ views
    AP ^ | 1/17/10 | BETH FOUHY and LIZ SIDOTI
    BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama was making a last-ditch attempt Sunday to save a Democratic-held Senate seat in Massachusetts - and an important 60th vote for his health care plan - as the top Senate Republican called the shockingly close race a verdict against the bill no matter who wins. "This is, in effect, a referendum on the national health care bill," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said. "It is perfectly clear if it's unpopular in Massachusetts, it's unpopular everywhere. The American people don't want us to pass this bill."
  • Election for Kennedy Seat To Be Held Jan. 19th

    08/31/2009 2:52:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,131+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 8/31/09
    Election for Kennedy Seat To Be Held Jan. 19thAug 31, 2009 3:15 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (WBZ) - Gov. Deval Patrick says the special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2010. The primary election will be Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Possible contenders include Kennedy's widow Vicki, nephew and former Rep. Joseph Kennedy, Attorney General Martha Coakley and several members of the state's congressional delegation. Patrick says Vicki Kennedy has told him she is not interested in being appointed as an interim replacement. THE LAW Still unresolved is whether Massachusetts will...
  • Axelrod Comments On Open Senate Seat, D.C. Leadership Vacuum

    12/09/2008 2:38:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 822+ views
    Progress Illinois ^ | 11-23-08 | Josh Kalven
    This morning, David Axelrod appeared on Fox Chicago Sunday and had some notable remarks on both the local and national fronts. He said that President-elect Barack Obama plans to stay out of Prairie State politics once in the White House and doesn't plan on being "a kingmaker or boss here in Illinois." When co-host Dane Placko asked him about the vacant U.S. Senate seat, Axelrod disclosed that the Obama has spoken to Gov. Blagojevich about his replacement. Watch it: ...
  • Wanted President-Elect to "Put Something Together . . . Something Big"

    12/09/2008 10:01:22 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 46 replies · 1,684+ views
    abc news ^ | today | brian ross
    Fitzgerald said "there is no allegation in the complaint that the President-elect was aware of it and that is all I can say." His comment did not close the door on the possibility that Obama or someone on his staff may have known of some aspect of the Govenror's demands.
  • MISSISSIPPI: Local man invents vibrating toilet seat

    11/14/2008 2:38:21 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,481+ views
    The Laurel Leader-Call ^ | November 13, 2008 | Eloria Newell James
    Local man invents vibrating toilet seat By Eloria Newell James, community@leadercall.com  Jones County native Johnny Henry talks about his invention, the vibrating toilet seat.Photo/Eloria Newell James / A Jones County native has developed a new twist to a traditional item.Johnny Henry of Laurel has developed the vibrating toilet seat.“I believe in thinking out of the box,” Henry said. “I wanted to create something that is a little unusual.“This invention is designed to stimulate,” he said. “It’s to make you feel good while you are there.”Because of Henry’s invention, he recently attended the Invent Bay International Inventors Convention held at the...
  • Prosecutor: Baby left to die for 8 days

    02/21/2008 10:40:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 90 replies · 794+ views
    Peoria Journal Star ^ | 2/21/08 | Andy Kravetz
    Parents of 5-month-old appear in court to face first-degree murder charges, may be facing death penaltyPEORIA - Benjamin Sargent died with his eyes open, fists clenched and strapped into a car seat after eight days without food or water, the county's top prosecutor said Wednesday. The 5-month-old was dropped off at his parents' house on Feb. 4, wearing a bright-blue snow suit and strapped into his car seat. Eight days later, he was found in the same position, said Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons during a bond hearing for the parents, who are charged with capital murder for...
  • Democrat Dennis Kucinich quits presidential race, faces tough fight to keep House seat (4 others)

    01/25/2008 2:39:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 229+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 1/25/08
    Democrat Dennis Kucinich quits presidential race, faces tough fight to keep House seat CLEVELAND (AP) _ Democrat Dennis Kucinich abandoned his presidential bid Friday to focus on a tough race for re-election to Congress. Kucinich, speaking at a union hall, told supporters who chanted "Dennis, Dennis," that he would work to keep his campaign promises, not as president, but as a member of the U.S. House. "I won't be president, but I can continue to fight for these important issues as the United States congressman representing the community that is first in my heart, Cleveland, Ohio," he said. Kucinich made...
  • The Seat Congress Can't Offer

    03/29/2007 11:44:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies · 235+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2007 | George F. Will
    Lincoln supposedly said: If I call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Five? No, calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg. Which brings us to the proposal to treat the District of Columbia as if it were a state. Today's Democratic-controlled Congress wants to give the District, by legislation, a full voting member in the House of Representatives. Having failed to achieve ratification of a constitutional amendment, sent to the states in 1978, which would have conferred statehood on the District (only 16 states ratified it, 22 short of the required...
  • Rumor mill on McCain seat is busy

    02/03/2007 4:57:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 719+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Daniel Scarpinato
    With all the speculation about John McCain's bid for the White House, there's been little discussion about what would happen to his U.S. Senate seat if McCain actually won the presidency. The talk among Democrats is that Gov. Janet Napolitano might be interested in the job. Turns out if McCain vacated the seat it would be up to Napolitano to appoint a replacement to finish out the term, which ends in 2010. He or she must be Republican. In a recent article, Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, speculated that Napolitano would pick one of her GOP supporters "to serve...
  • 'Cold cash' congressman facing challenge for seat (William Jefferson D-La.)

    09/23/2006 5:05:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 621+ views
    'Cold cash' congressman facing challenge for seat8 other Dems on ballot seeking seat held by Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson Posted: September 23, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La.M The fallout from an FBI investigation into allegations of bribery – and the $90,000 in cash allegedly recovered from his freezer – apparently has U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana, battling for his political future. Not only are there about a dozen challengers vying for his seat, which he's held since the early 1990s, but three of the state's former top Democrats have endorsed his chief opponent,...
  • Indonesia set for seat on Security Council

    09/04/2006 7:19:46 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies · 309+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 5, 2006 | Mark Forbes
    INDONESIA is set to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council next month - a move that will bolster UN opposition to Israeli actions in the Middle East and hamper the prospect of sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program. The elevation to a non-permanent council seat would be a significant diplomatic victory for Jakarta and increase the international influence of Australia's key regional partner. Indonesia is virtually assured of the position after South Korea withdrew from the race at the weekend. It faces only Nepal in the vote for the seat, which is reserved for an...
  • Padgett can run for Ney’s seat, board says

    08/23/2006 9:37:53 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 312+ views
    NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The leading GOP candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Bob Ney is eligible to run in the primary, a county elections board ruled yesterday, denying a complaint filed by the brother of one of her opponents. The Tuscarawas County Board of Elections voted 2-1 along party lines against the challenge, which asserted that state Sen. Joy Padgett could not run because she already lost an election this year. One board member, Socrates Space, abstained from voting because his son, Dover law director Zack Space, is the Democratic candidate who will face the winner of the primary in...
  • Seat Of Female Libido Revealed

    06/27/2006 4:37:59 PM PDT · by blam · 151 replies · 3,414+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-26-2006 | Andy Coghlan
    Seat of female libido revealed 22:00 26 June 2006 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan The precise part of the brain likely to be the seat of heterosexual desire in women has been revealed by experiments on mice. The study confirms that the hormone oestrogen is vital for arousal, but only in the specific area of the brain called the ventromedial nucleus (VMN) in the hypothalamus. Sonoko Ogawa of the University of Tsukuba in Japan and her collaborators in the US discovered this by blocking the effects of oestrogen exclusively in that part of the brain in mice. They did this...
  • Jefferson-D Refuses to Resign House Seat

    05/23/2006 12:33:37 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 87 replies · 2,049+ views
    KNX.com ^ | 5/23/06 | http://www.knx1070.com/pages/38633.php
    WASHINGTON, DC (KNX) -- Congressman William Jefferson says he's staying put. Jefferson is the target of a federal bribery investigation after FBI agents found $90 thousand in cash hidden in his freezer. He denies any wrongdoing and says he has no intention of resigning his seat in the House. "There are two sides to every story. There are certainly two sides to this story,'' Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana told reporters, adding that he could not discuss details of the pending federal investigation. "This is not the time, this is not the forum'' to discuss it, he said. Jefferson declared...
  • Republican race for Cunningham's seat remains up in the air

    04/12/2006 5:48:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 738+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/12/06 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    The Republican Party's choice to replace jailed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham remained up in the air Wednesday, with the two leading candidates separated by less than 900 votes and neither side claiming outright victory. With 100 percent of the precincts counted, lobbyist and former GOP Rep. Brian Bilbray had 19,366 votes or 15 percent of the vote in California's 50th District. Eric Roach, a venture capitalist who poured at least $1.8 million of his own money into the race, trailed with 18,486 votes or 14 percent. County officials said 10,000 last-minute absentee and provisional ballots were being tallied, with...
  • U.S. Senate set to confirm Judge Alito to Supreme Court (front row seat - SOTU)

    01/31/2006 3:44:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,245+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Senate set to confirm Alito to Supreme Court By Thomas Ferraro 1 hour, 22 minutes ago Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito walks into the office of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of...
  • Police Looking For $2,700 Toilet Seat

    01/20/2006 5:59:36 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 219+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2006 | AP
    SAN DIEGO -- Police in San Diego are looking for a potty perp. Someone swiped a high-tech toilet seat worth about $2,700. The seat is thermostatically controlled and circulates hot water to warm the bottom. The theft victim told police the specially made potty seat was taken from an unlocked storage facility. The man said he had the seat because he hoped to market it in the San Diego area, but the company that makes it wanted it back. He said he discovered the seat was missing when he went to get it.
  • Britain supports India's bid as permanent UNSC member

    07/01/2005 8:02:35 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 12 replies · 606+ views
    New Delhi, July 1 (PTI) Pledging its "active" support to India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Britain today said it would back the G-4 resolution seeking expansion of the world body but expressed difficulties in co-sponsoring it. "We believe it is right because of India's size and importance and if the Security Council is to maintain its legitimacy, it is quite proper to ask a country like India to be represented in it," British High Commissioner Michael Arthur told reporters here. Britain has been "very vocal" and "active supporter" of India's membership of the Security Council,...
  • Brazil maybe out of the United Nations Security Council Permanent Seat race

    06/29/2005 10:18:28 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 4 replies · 443+ views
    29 June 2005: With Brazil being opposed by its neighbours, Canada and the US, its run for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council looks hopeless, and both Germany and Japan want it out of the G-4, and G-4’s ultimate disbandment, but only India is holding out. Diplomats said that German foreign minister Joschka Fischer had conveyed opposition to Brazil to India, Japan and Brazil itself, although until the G-4 resolution is moved after the UN General Assembly goes into session in September, India, Germany and Japan will try to push Brazil’s case. The United States, while conveying its...
  • CA: Doris Matsui raises nearly $700,000 in race for late husband's seat (over 6 week period)

    02/24/2005 8:12:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 394+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/24/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Doris Matsui, widow of the late Rep. Robert Matsui, reported Thursday that she raised nearly $700,000 in six weeks for the March 8 special primary election to replace her husband in Congress. In fund-raisers held in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento since her husband's Jan. 1 death, Matsui tapped $691,867, including donations from congressional Democrats, political action committees and former Clinton administration officials. The totals greatly overshadowed Matsui's opponents in the heavily Democratic 5th Congressional District race for the seat held for 26 years by her late husband, also a Sacramento Democrat. Fellow Democrat Julie Padilla, a Sacramento...
  • Senate panel backs extending seat-belt requirements (more RINOs coming out of the woodwork)

    02/17/2005 10:28:42 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 157 replies · 2,056+ views
    kpcnews.com ^ | 2 15 05 | DEANNA WRENN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would require drivers and all passengers to wear seat belts in trucks, SUVs and cars. After hearing emotional testimony from family members of those killed in crashes, the Senate's public policy committee voted 10-0 to endorse the bill. It now moves to the full Senate, which approved similar legislation last year before it was blocked in a House committee. The bill requires people in front and back seats to buckle up in all vehicles with seat belts, with exceptions for trucks used on farms. People who cannot wear seat...
  • Matsui widow to get Rules seat (2PAC Pelosi reserves seat on Rules Committee)

    02/09/2005 3:01:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 460+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/9/05 | Jim Snyder
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is reserving the remaining slot on the exclusive Rules Committee for Doris Matsui, the widow of her close friend, the late Rep. Bob Matsui (D-Calif.). Doris Matsui is expected to win his seat in a March 8 Democratic primary. Though the plum position is highly coveted by lawmakers who seek the floor time given Rules Committee members, Pelosi has had some difficulty filling it and it remains open after the rosters of nearly all the other committees have been determined. Pelosi’s first pick for the panel was Rep. Dennis Cardoza (Calif.), a member of...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • "Corsi v Kerry 2: the senate seat" CARTOON

    11/27/2004 4:56:05 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 26 replies · 2,058+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 11/27/2004 | IPWGOP
    Corsi vs Kerry, 2: the Senate Seat Corsi sets his sites on defeating John Kerry again, this time it's Kerry's Massachusetts Senate seat. click on cartoon to see larger version   This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Former boxer Scott LeDoux wins county board seat

    11/03/2004 1:10:26 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 521+ views
    mecury news ^ | 11-3-04 | ap
    ANOKA, Minn. - Former boxer Scott LeDoux knocked out his opponent in a tight race for a seat on the Anoka County board. LeDoux, a heavyweight contender in the late 1970s and early '80s, defeatedincumbent Dave McCauley, receiving 51.2 percent of the vote to McCauley's 48.5 percent.
  • GOP hope is six-seat gain in November

    09/06/2004 7:17:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 2,376+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/06/04 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    GOP hope is six-seat gain in Nov. By Jonathan E. Kaplan Senior House Republicans believe the GOP will gain about six seats in the Nov. 2 election, increasing the party’s majority in the chamber to 35, although they say it is too early to start making hard-and-fast predictions. Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), a former two-term chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), told The Hill: “It’s too early for that. We could do a half a dozen if it were today. But there’s a long way to go. I always waited until the first or second week in October;...
  • Kerry's empty Senate seat

    06/25/2004 7:26:52 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 25 replies · 714+ views
    TownHall ^ | 6/25/04 | Neal Boortz
    The Republicans had themselves a bit of sport messin’ around with John Kerry's head and schedule this week. The abuse was well earned. Kerry, you see, has missed almost all votes in the Senate this year while he's scampering about the country trying to become our next president. Kerry, who has nothing to run on save for his military service, decided to make a pilgrimage to the Senate floor this week to vote on a veterans bill. Veterans, you see, aren't all that thrilled with the hatchet job Kerry did on them upon his return from Vietnam. Maybe he...
  • Libertarian seeks tax-raising Republican's Oregon House seat

    03/29/2004 5:25:31 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 228 replies · 482+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 3 28 04 | www.lp.org
    Oregon Libertarian Tom Cox is following up on his promise: He said last year -- when he was chairman of the state Libertarian Party -- that Republican legislators in his state who voted to approve a tax hike would be opposed when they came up for re-election. He is now running against one of those Republicans. And his move has been noted -- and applauded -- by local media and lawmakers alike. The Salem Statesman Journal, in the capital city, pointed out that both Libertarians and some Republicans said they would do their utmost to kick those lawmakers out of...
  • 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 TheKCRAChannel.com 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...
  • Schwarzenegger Breaks Fundraising Record At Up To $500,000 For Dinner Seat

    02/20/2004 7:25:59 PM PST · by blam · 139+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-21-2004 | Dan Glaister
    Schwarzenegger breaks fundraising record at up to $500,000 for dinner seat Dan Glaister in Los Angeles Saturday February 21, 2004 The Guardian (UK) During his movie career, Arnold Schwarzenegger could demand the highest fees in Hollywood. And he's lost none of his knack for raising money now that he's a politician. Next week the California governor heads to New York for a dinner that is being billed as the biggest fundraiser in the history of politics. Guests have been invited to donate between $50,000 and $500,000 for a seat at the meal. Even President George Bush cannot command such sums....
  • House GOP keeps an eye on Gephardt's seat

    11/10/2003 7:31:24 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 140+ views
    Kansas.com ^ | 11/10/03 | Libby Quaid
    House Republicans consider the idea farfetched but not impossible: They would like to win Dick Gephardt's seat next year. Gephardt is campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination and is retiring from Congress. At least seven candidates are running for his 3rd District seat, and many Republicans are keeping an eye on former state Rep. Zane Yates, who entered the race last Tuesday. Not that the GOP considers the race to be winnable right now - the area is a Democratic stronghold, to say the least, and several credible Democratic candidates are running. But Republicans say that if President Bush and...
  • Homeless Man Vying for Governmental Seat

    08/28/2003 7:36:36 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 247+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 08/28/03 | Staff Writer
    PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Of all the challenges the homeless face, Michael Padula may be in for his biggest to date. The 50-year-old homeless man living out of a van in a city park wants to run for city council. "I am not showboating. I am not doing this for the publicity," said Padula, a self-employed carpenter. "I would not wish my circumstances on anyone." However, Padula's opponent in Ward 2, eight-year council veteran William Horvath, says Padula should be removed from the November ballot. Padula has not established residency for one year, thus rendering him ineligible, Horvath said. Elections...
  • Senator's anti-gay remarks may cost him his seat

    04/25/2003 9:00:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 266+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/25/03 | CHRIS MONDICS and MARIO F. CATTABIANI
    <p>WASHINGTON - For all the uproar over Sen. Rick Santorum's remarks comparing gay relations to incest, his leadership post in the Senate appears secure for now.</p> <p>Even the handful of moderate Republicans who denounced his comments have stopped short of calling for Santorum to step down as Senate Republican Conference chairman, a post that gives him outsized impact on the Senate agenda.</p>