[43] Marshall Coleman attempted to seize the middle ground between Robb and North. elections In the race for the remaining two years of Mr. Gore's term, Fred Thompson, a former investigator for the Republicans on the Watergate committee and an actor who has been in several major films, defeated Representative Jim Cooper, a Democrat.   Republican gain   Republican hold.

and 25 to Kennedy), 59 to the three Sinn Fein candidates (44 to McGuinness, 10 to seem direct In the Florida campaign, Jeb Bush took an early lead by calling for harsher penalties for criminals, including a limit on death row inmates' appeals.

A majority of those questioned in the Election Day survey said he was morally wrong in the affair, while only 39 percent said he was right. couple State of Delaware Commissioner of Elections, County Departments of Elections, Federal Programs, Help America Vote Act of 2002, National Voter Registration Act INternet), Northern Ireland Life and He won a special election to hold that seat later that year. In the closest Senate election of his career since after 1962, Kennedy won by a reasonably comfortable margin, despite a series of losses for Democrats around the country. [27] George Romney forcefully interjected during his son's press conference, "I think it is absolutely wrong to keep hammering on the religious issues. He narrowly defeated Nick A. Theodore, the two-term Lieutenant Governor, who had been viewed as an especially popular figure in the state. For an NI European electon, previously held by Jimmy Murray of the Mr Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) party won 252 of the 400 seats in the first democratic elections of South Africa's history. Congressional Republicans campaigned against the early presidency of Bill Clinton, including his unsuccessful health care plan. to pull their vote up from 1989. we were moving towards the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires of the All of the elections involved the Class 1 seats. [25], Romney then defeated Lakian easily in the September 1994 Republican Party primary with over 80 percent of the vote.

After months of speculation, Riegle announced he would not seek a 4th term in a speech on the Senate floor.[49]. Only Ross had a real organisation of any sort (one of the He instead attempted to focus attention on his challenger, an arch-conservative who did not attempt to moderate his views after the primary election. Romney defeated his closest competitor, John Lakian, to win the Republican primary with over 80% of the vote. By the end of the elections, 11 seats would be held by Democrats, 24 by Republicans, and one by an independent. [36] President Bill Clinton traveled to Massachusetts to campaign for Kennedy. It was a measure of the Democrats' woes that Kentucky, a Democratic redoubt since the Civil War, handed Republicans a majority in the Congressional delegation for only the second time in history. Wiley accordingly refused to endorse Rodham after the runoff. GOVERNOR, 100% reporting Miller, 787,835, 51% Millner, 756,412, 49% KENTUCKY. David Funderburk, Ambassador to Romania in the Reagan Administration and a former aide to Senator Jesse Helms, defeated Richard H. Moore, a Democratic state lawmaker. The voters most worried about crime were only slightly more likely to vote for Mr. Bush. United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 8, 1994 in 36 states and two territories. SENATE, 100% reporting Frist, 828,975, 56% Sasser, 616,043, 42% SENATE, 97% reporting Cooper, 559,358, 39% Thompson, 878,456, 61% GOVERNOR, 100% reporting Bredesen, 659,844, 45% Sundquist, 801,664, 54% TEXAS. indirect

Republicans were able to nationalize the election by campaigning on a "Contract with America," and the new Republican majorities passed conservative legislation such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, and the Defense of Marriage Act. to be working with Bob McCartney). Democratic congressmen across the country were struggling to maintain their seats, and Kennedy in particular was damaged by character concerns and an ongoing divorce controversy. [37], Religion became an issue for a while, after Kennedy's campaign said it was fair to ask Romney about his LDS Church's past policy of not allowing blacks into the priesthood. [78] Additionally the Democratic Party invested over $1 million in that state's campaign to the Republican Party's $15,000. It has been more than a decade since South Carolina was part of a solid South for the Democratic Party, and the election demonstrated just how much South Carolina is becoming part of an increasingly solid Republican South. After one term in the House representing Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Huffington spent $8 million by the end of August and a total of $28 million during the entire campaign. He became wealthy off oil and gas. Republicans held their ground elsewhere. [27] In their first televised debate, held at Faneuil Hall on October 25, Kennedy came out charging with his aging but still booming voice; regarding the Ampad deal, he said to Romney, "I don't know why you wouldn't meet with the strikers with that flimflam deal of yours out there in Indiana. Governor Richards attacked Mr. Bush, who has never held elective office, as a rich political upstart, someone who is "born on third and thinks they hit a triple." result in yellow is that of independent candidate John Gilliland, Collectively, these Republican gains are known as the Republican Revolution. And voters soundly defeated a ballot proposition to permit casino gambling. North's candidacy was documented in the 1996 film A Perfect Candidate. State Senator Jay Bradford, a Democrat, fell short in his bid to regain the southern Fourth District, which includes Mr. Clinton's hometown of Hope, from the first-term Republican incumbent, Jay Dickey. Democratic incumbent Paul Sarbanes won a third term by soundly defeating Republican Bill Brock, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee (1971–77), RNC chairman (1977-81), U.S. Trade Representative (1981–85) and U.S. Secretary of Labor (1985–87). Minority leader Robert J. Dole became Majority Leader, while on the Democratic side, Tom Daschle became Minority Leader after the retirement of the previous Democratic leader, George J. Mitchell. He campaigned as a political moderate and Washington outsider, and posed the greatest challenge ever made against Kennedy for the Senate seat since he first took office in 1962.