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Today’s Mudslingers Are Lobbing Softballs

Thomas Jefferson’s enemies said he cheated creditors, obtained his property by fraud, robbed a widow, proved himself a coward, and was “a mean-spirited low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed …


Caucuses Are At The Grass Roots Of Politics Tuesday’s Precinct Sessions Are Often Misunderstood

One of the least understood and most ignored parts of the presidential process - precinct caucuses - will be held Tuesday night in Washington state. Loved by party activists who …


Campaign Notebook

Friday’s developments: Presidential race Lamar Alexander was annoyed at reporters who kept asking him about when he would end his campaign. “We have a country that is hungry for an …


Forbes, Buchanan Muddy The Waters Anti-Infighting Dole Is Electable; Tweedledum And Tweedledee Aren’t

Any of the top Republican presidential candidates is preferable to President FlipFlop. Steve Forbes, with his intriguing flat-tax plan, understands America’s yearning for tax reform better than Bill Clinton, who …


Forbes, Buchanan Can Teach Dole A Lot Pro-Debate Dole Ridicules, But Buchanan, Forbes Speak To Middle Class

The problem with Republicans is that they just don’t know when they’re well-off. Pat Buchanan is a blessing for them because he accurately is defining the issues most important to …


Mudslingers In The West For A High-Stakes Staredown Gop Worries That Party Unity And Control Of Congress Jeopardized By Nasty Campaign

1. (No caption) 2. Pat Buchanan Reacting with a tip of the black hat to the catcalls of Latino protesters during a parade in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday Photo by Associated …


Republican Candidates Take Issue And Here’s Where They Stand On Some Of Them

He was the first Republican candidate to call for flat income tax. Not Steve Forbes. But Pat Buchanan, who won more votes from flat-tax supporters in New Hampshire than Forbes …


Campaign Notebook

Wednesday’s developments: Presidential race Pat Buchanan was cautious about calling himself the Republican front-runner, despite his win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. “Senator Dole has the resources, and …


Clinton To Speak At Community College

President Clinton’s visit here Saturday will include a speech at Shoreline Community College. The college was selected for the presidential visit because of the achievements of its job-retraining programs, school …


Hundreds Attend Meeting On Reform

A grassroots effort to reform congressional campaign spending inspired Spokane’s Jon Tuning to drive 300 miles Wednesday. Tuning crossed the state to attend a “town meeting” here, sending this message …


Kootenai County Democrats Set Caucus

The Kootenai County Democratic Party will meet March 5 to select delegates for the state Democratic convention and to discuss issues for the state platform. An informal meeting on platform …


Primary Or Prime Time? Residents Say It’s Harder To Meet Contenders As TV Ads Take Over

Missing the candidate for the crowd in New Hampshire 1. Presidential hopeful Lamar Alexander, in checked jacket at center, turns around as he is surrounded by the media at a …


Candidates Pile It On N.H. Voters Bob Dole Denies Pat Buchanan’s Charge Of Running A Telephone Smear Campaign

A crowd cheers Clinton in Keene, N.H., Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Dole, Buchanan Neck-And-Neck In N.H. Polls

Bob Dole and Pat Buchanan were tied for the lead in New Hampshire in all five nightly polls tracking likely voters in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary. The surveys conducted through …


Duty Calls Members Of Congress South Travel Paid For By Group Seeking Sympathetic Hearing

Dozens in Congress have found respite from the capital’s cold, snowy winter in Las Vegas, Honolulu, Israel and the Bahamas - compliments of special interests. Despite a new law limiting …


Dole Wins, Buchanan Places And Alexander Shows Iowa Caucuses Suggest It’s Still A Horse Race For Gop Nomination

His margin clear but hardly convincing, Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, the self-described “president of Iowa,” won the state’s Republican caucus vote for the second time Monday. Now for the …


Dole Should Be Glad To Have Buchanan As His Leading Rival

For Sen. Bob Dole, the best news in Monday night’s Iowa caucus was not his own disappointing showing, but an order of finish that kept the rivals he feared most …


Property Rights Advocate Runs For Office

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State Sen. Jim West Running For Lieutenant Governor

State Sen. Jim West is running for lieutenant governor. West, 44, joins a field of three other candidates for the $62,700-a-year post. The incumbent, Joel Pritchard, has announced he will …


Older Voters Back Dole; Religious Right Supports Buchanan

Older voters and those who value Washington experience helped Bob Dole to his narrow victory in the Iowa GOP caucuses, a poll found. The religious right boosted Pat Buchanan to …


Campaign Notebook

Buchanan checks out the good news from California before an appearance Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Nethercutt Discovers Value Of Incumbency Freshman Representative’s Campaign Coffers Fill Up

With the speaker of the House no longer in the way, U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt finds campaign money easier to come by. The freshman Republican’s 1994 campaign committee is no …


Campaign Notebook

Thursday’s developments: Republican race Lamar Alexander said Steve Forbes’ ad attacks are untrue. “If Malcolm Forbes Sr. knew how Junior was spending his money he might have put some restrictions …


New Poll Bolsters Nethercutt Only 17 Percent Of Respondents Want Him Out; Economy Top Concern Of 5th District Voters

U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt has just more than a year on the job, but Eastern Washington voters seem to like what they see. Half the voters in a new 5th …


Forbes Supports Social Security Privatization For Younger People Political Rival, Senior Citizens Criticize Gop Candidate’s Plan

Republican candidate Steve Forbes Photo by Associated Press


Campaign Notebook

Friday’s campaign developments: Presidential race Lamar Alexander said Steve Forbes couldn’t win a mayoral race without his family’s money. “If his name was Forbes Malcolm, he wouldn’t be a serious …


Clinton Plunges Into Re-Election Campaign Urges New Hampshire Voters To ‘Go Forward’

President Clinton, returning to the state that gave him a crucial boost four years ago, urged voters on Friday to reject a change of course and “bear down and go …


Chenoweth Campaign In The Red Despite Heavy Debt, She Can Still Outgun Opponent

Despite fairly brisk fund-raising in the last half of 1995, U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s campaign finished the year heavily in debt. Chenoweth, a Republican, raised $255,668 - much of it …


Wyden Narrowly Wins Oregon Senate Race

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Minnick Enlists Andrus, Evans Former Governors Will Co-Chair Campaign Against Craig

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