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  Can Clinton Save his Candidacy? - The World and I Magazine
This is a year of turmoil and terror in the Democratic Party: Their likely presidential nominee battered, bloodied, and ridiculed even before the general election has begun; angry, unforgiving voters appear ready to wreak punishment on the scandal-ridden Democratic-controlled Congress; and a fiery anti-incumbent mood may be sweeping the nation.
This is the astonishing situation that now faces the Democrats and Bill Clinton as he moves to lock up the nomination and convince a doubting nation that he is not the "slick Willie" portrayed by his political enemies, depicted by the new media, and lampooned by late-night comedians.
Indeed, many Democrats fear that their primaries are about to deliver to them "the worst of all worlds, a bleeding front-runner stumbling over the finish line" to receive the Democratic presidential nomination, said Sawyer.
www.worldandi.com /public/1992/june/cr6.cfm   (1755 words)

 United States Elections 2004
The Democrats — in order to enhance the representation of minorities that may be concentrated in communities within the state — also require that 75 percent of a state's delegation be elected in districts that are no larger than a congressional district.
The Democrats also have other delegates — party leaders and elected officials — who are not under obligation to support particular candidates even though those candidates may have won primaries in their states.
The presidential nominating process is not perfect, but in recent decades it has enhanced participation, improved demographic representation, and strengthened the tie between the average partisan and the candidates.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/election04/nominate.htm   (2938 words)

 1992 Democratic presidential primary - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1992 Democratic presidential primary chose the Democratic nominee for the general election.
The 1992 election was thought to be nearly unwinable by many Democrats.
Thus many of the most noted Democrats, such as Mario Cuomo and Dick Gephardt, stayed out of the election and the contestants became known as the "Seven Dwarfs" (a sarcastic reference to the Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) as none was extremely well known.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1992_Democratic_presidential_primary   (272 words)

 Western Presidential Primary
States have increasingly moved their primary or caucus dates earlier in the presidential primary calendar and states have banded together in coordinated regional primaries such as Super Tuesday (the South), Yankee or Junior Tuesday (New England), and Great Lakes Tuesday.
The West has had the least amount of impact historically on the presidential primary process because many of the states have smaller numbers of delegates at stake and that several of them have primary or caucus dates late in the process.
The Western Presidential Primary Task Force plans to organize televised candidate debates or town meetings that will be broadcast to all of the participating states to facilitate candidate exposure and interaction with western voters.
www.westgov.org /wga/initiatives/primary.htm   (1214 words)

 DLC: The Real Soul of the Democratic Party by Al From and Bruce Reed
Democratic delegates were nearly five times more likely than Democratic rank-and-file to have incomes over $75,000, three times more likely to have a college degree, and over four times more likely to have done postgraduate work.
In the 2000 Democratic primary in Oklahoma, for example, 30 percent of voters were liberal, 45 percent moderate, and 25 percent conservative.
Democrats can take back the White House in 2004, but only if they live up to their party's true traditions, and stand up for the values, aspirations, and security of the decent, hard-working, God-fearing people that made this country and the Democratic Party great.
www.ndol.org /ndol_ci.cfm?cp=1&kaid=127&subid=900056&contentid=251690   (2023 words)

 The Green Papers Election 2000-2004 Glossary
This is the oldest type of presidential primary - one going back to the 1904 election, at which time Florida became the first state to authorize the use of a so-called "direct primary" election to choose the state's delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
In a Closed Primary or Caucus, only registered members of a party may vote in that party's primary: Democrats may only vote in the Democratic primary, Republicans may only vote in the Republican primary and Independents (those not registered with either major party) are not permitted to vote in either major party's primary.
In addition, a voter's party affiliation is unaffected by which primary he or she might have chosen to vote in: for example, a Democrat who chooses to vote in the Republican primary remains a registered Democrat and an Independent who votes in the Democratic primary remains a member of neither major party.
www.thegreenpapers.com /Definitions.html   (1123 words)

 Republican and Democratic conventions: the Illinois factors for Clinton and Bush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Both 1992 national conventions are over, and to the surprise of many, they reflected a huge party flip-flop from 1988 and 1984.
By turning to gender, the Democrats also turned the thrust of their convention away from the poor to the middle class and from the inner city to suburban and small town America.
In 1992, unless a huge and unprecedented percentage of Chicagoans turn out, the Illinois presidential election for the first time could be dominated by the suburban vote.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1992/ii921024.html   (2637 words)

 Presidential Election of 1992
As the election campaign of 1992 began, the incumbent President, George Bush, held a commanding lead in the polls, over any and all potential rivals.
After a long primary process Bill Clinton, the then governor of Arkansas, was selected as the Democratic candidate.
From the time of the Democratic convention, Governor Clinton obtained a commanding lead in the polls over Bush.
www.multied.com /elections/1992.html   (207 words)

 Presidential hopefuls fight on for delegates
The candidates on the Democratic presidential primary ballot will be Vice President Gore, 52, of Carthage, Tenn., and Lyndon LaRouche, 77, of Leesburg, Va. LaRouche is seeking the Democratic nomination for president for the sixth time.
On the Republican presidential primary ballot, the choices will be Texas Gov. George W. Bush, 53, son of former President Bush, and Alan Keyes, 49, of Baltimore, who was an assistant secretary of state during President Reagan's administration.
The national Democratic Party is not covered by the Voting Rights Act, and state parties have a freedom-of-association right to exclude him, a federal appeals court concluded.
www.ardemgaz.com /prev/elect2000/A1presidentalhope21.html   (1392 words)

 RhodesCook.com -- The Michigan Primary
In 1972, for instance, there were nearly 1.6 million ballots cast in Michigan’s Democratic primary compared to barely 300,000 in the Republican primary, as a flood of Republicans and independents entered the Democratic primary to give George Wallace a landslide victory.
Democratic turnout plummeted to barely 700,000, while the Republican turnout skyrocketed to more than 1 million, as Michigan voters handed native son Jerry Ford a lopsided victory in the GOP primary.
The Democratic primary is a non-binding event that will feature a choice between Lyndon LaRouche and an Uncommitted line.
www.rhodescook.com /analysis/presidential_primaries/mi/allabout.html   (244 words)

 the insider - Edwards, Democratic presidential hopefuls paying new attention to Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Both Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls are raising money and visiting the state earlier than usual because Alabama's presidential primary in 2008 will be among the first in the nation barring changes.
But something else may be in play for Democrats, who last carried the state in a presidential election in 1976 and, in past years, seemed to write off the state early as unwinnable.
While the presidential election is nearly two years away, a political scientist said candidates in both the Democratic and Republican parties are showing more energy than usual because of the early primary and the fact the White House will be open in '08.
www.ncinsider.com /ncwire_news/story/3020270p-9439802c.html   (584 words)

 NPR : The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates: Carol Moseley Braun
It has become a tired cliche by now, but 1992 will long be remembered in the annals of political history as the "Year of the Woman." There were 11 female candidates for the Senate in the 1992 general election, by far the most ever, with four new women elected, also a record.
Her upset over a seemingly entrenched senator in the Democratic primary came just five months after Anita Hill testified against the nomination of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court, an event that galvanized female voters around the country.
Considerably outspent, she lost her bid for re-election in 1998, the only Democratic incumbent to be ousted that year, and the first Illinois Democrat to lose a Senate race in 20 years.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/democrats2004/braun.html   (868 words)

 NPR : The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates: Joe Lieberman
With a lack of a primary on the GOP side, Lieberman may be able to successfully woo independents, duplicating McCain's feat of 2000 in which the Arizonan scored an upset victory.
One of the reasons he was picked as the vice presidential nominee in 2000 was his distaste, which he expressed in public, for President Clinton's personal behavior in office.
May 22, 2003: Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Sen. Bob Graham of Florida accuse the White House of failing to properly probe the Sept. 11 attacks.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/democrats2004/lieberman.html   (1632 words)

 Wiki/1992 Democratic National Convention/ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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 CQPolitics.com - Presidential Roundup: New Hampshire Debates to Spring Forth, Ron Paul Mulls Bid
Clinton was joined by Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana — who in December ended a brief exploration of a bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination — and New York Republican Rep. John M. McHugh, a longtime member of the House Armed Services Committee.
The possibility of a favorite son candidacy by Republican Sen. Sam Brownback is fueling efforts to institute a presidential primary in Kansas — a state that in recent years as favored the lower-cost option of holding party caucuses.
Bryant said that in order to give the state the option of an earlier primary, a law was passed four years ago that allows the secretary of state to set an earlier primary date, as long as at least five other states also are holding presidential contests on that date.
www.cqpolitics.com /2007/01/presidential_roundup_new_hamps.html   (2498 words)

 JS Online:
In a statewide survey of 600 likely Democratic primary voters that pollster John Zogby released Monday morning, Kerry led with 47%, Dean had 23%, and Edwards had 20% - suggesting that second place was certainly in play.
Those breakdowns are relevant because of the chief distinguishing feature of the Wisconsin presidential primary: its big electorate, swelled by non-Democrats allowed to vote because of the open primary system.
In the last contested Democratic presidential primary in Wisconsin (1992), only 53% of the voters were Democrats, according to exit polls.
www.jsonline.com /story/index.aspx?id=208117&format=print   (1081 words)

 Bush Slips--Among Republicans
And the turnout in the Democratic primary is not even the best indicator of the anti-Bush fervor in New Hampshire, a state that in 2000 gave four critical electoral votes to the man who secured the presidency by a razor-thin Electoral College margin of 271-267.
In all, 8,279 primary voters wrote in the names of Democratic challengers to Bush on their Republican ballots.
A Democratic primary exit poll conducted for Associated Press and various television networks found that nine in ten independents were worried about the direction of the US economy.
www.thenation.com /blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=1221   (1000 words)

 Braun's dazzling win as downstate fails Dixon; Bush and Clinton pile up delegates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
While factors aided this Democratic suburban surge (a publicized U.S. Senate race, high profile congressional contests, little Republican party action and no Jesse Jackson to turn out Chicago fls), the trend is clear and probably irreversible that Chicago's role in party matters is diminished.
Downstate was supposed to be Dixon's electoral hammer.
His only remaining challengers were Tsongas, a charming man who had a message more attuned to moderate Republicans than traditional Democratic primary voters, and Jerry Brown, whose conversion to a Frank Capra-style populism, had carved for him a small chunk of the Democratic electorate.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1992/ii920610.html   (3338 words)

 One Day National Presidential Primary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
15) point out individual primaries brought "unpleasant side effects," and "led to disillusionment with the primary system."  Progressives had made their mark however, and brought about some changes in how Presidential candidates were selected.  The resulting compromise made over the next few years in how Presidents were nominated is described by Ceasar (1982, pg.
28).  There was a sharp increase in the number of state presidential primaries in the aftermath of 1968, but a national primary was not one of the reforms adopted, not surprisingly because "most members of the McGovern-Fraser Commission...favored a reformed convention rather than establishment of regional or national primaries" (Davis, 1980, pg.
742), in criticizing the current primary system as too long and too localized, says "urgent consideration does need to be given to such alternatives as regional primaries, or even a national primary, within a limited time span."  In considering the effect the primary would have on parties and candidates, Paul (1997, pg.
members.cox.net /nationalprimary/history1.htm   (1675 words)

 $3 Tax Checkoff
Whatever money is left over at the end of the Presidential election remains in the fund and is used in the next election, four years later.
In the Presidential primaries, the total amount paid to campaigns varies from year to yea r.
In order to qualify for matching funds, a candidate in the primary elections must first raise over $5,000 in each of 20 states (i.e., over $100,000), consisting of small contributions ($250 or less) from individuals.
www.fec.gov /info/checkoff.htm   (980 words)

 Union Leader - NH Presidential Primary
LONDONDERRY - Presidential candidate and former Iowa governor Thomas Vilsack visited Londonderry Middle School yesterday to talk with seventh-graders about political matters ranging from government budgeting to the situation in Iraq.
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said this morning he is taking the initial step in a presidential bid.
This section of UnionLeader.com features news and links focusing on key national Democrats and Republicans during the early stages of the 2008 Presidential campaign.
unionleader.com /primary.aspx/primary?channel=d15754a4-90cb-4296-85d2-e32be3fa5990   (332 words)

 Section 3: Oliphant's Anthem (LC Exhibition)
In his weekly radio broadcast on February 4, he accused the Democrats of attacking his call for a bipartisan effort to reduce the deficit, and, in a speech before a Republican crowd in Las Vegas on February 7, he accused his Democratic predecessors of having "ravaged" the nation with inflation.
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, who had engaged in bruising primary battles with former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas and former California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, emerged as the victor in the Democratic primaries in Illinois and Michigan on March 17, 1992, demonstrating that he could run well outside the South.
Having succeeded in his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee, Bob Dole was criticized on July 10 by retired General Colin L. Powell, whom he was heavily courting as a vice-presidential running mate, for failing to attend the NAACP convention.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/oliphant/part3.html   (926 words)

 Printable Version
Tuesday showed the primary had already drawn more than the 114,000 voters who turned out in the state's 1992 Democratic presidential primary, Erwin said.
And even breaking the old Democratic primary record is a little misleading because the 1992 primary was held late in the season after Bill Clinton had effectively won the party's nomination.
Even so, Erwin said he is proud of how hard Democrats have worked to pull off the first-in-the-South primary despite constant questions about whether the party could pull it off.
www.timesanddemocrat.com /articles/2004/02/03/pm/pm2.prt   (768 words)

 Presidential candidates push for support at Labor Day events - Sept. 6, 1999
Harkin is considered among the more liberal Democratic senators, and Bradley has attracted attention and early support from other liberals.
Harkin himself ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992, but endorsed Bill Clinton shortly after dropping out of the race.
Bradley was one of the few candidates not visiting an early primary or caucus state Monday.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/09/06/president.2000/laborday/index.html   (721 words)

 GreenvilleOnline.com - Democratic Party: Primary turnout surpasses 1992 voting record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Young Democrats Abi Byrd, 17, left, and Amber Hicks, 18, of Pendleton High campaigned for Howard Dean on Highway 93 in Central Tuesday.
Turnout at today's Democratic presidential primary already has exceeded the turnout for the 1992 Democratic primary, a state party official said.
State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Erwin said 115,000 to 125,000 voters had cast their ballots by 2 p.m., according to a statistical sampling of the polls — surpassing the 114,000 votes cast in the primary that sent Bill Clinton on his way to the nomination eight years ago.
greenvilleonline.com /news/2004/02/03/2004020324036.htm   (432 words)

 deseretnews.com | Utah Demos push primary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Even though there's a clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Utah Democrats are trying for a good turnout in the state's primary next week.
So far, though, the closest Kerry's come to the state was sending a Democratic congressman from Oregon, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, to a gathering held Tuesday night to watch returns from the Wisconsin primary.
The Utah primary is open to residents who will be at least 18 years old by the time of the Nov. 2 general election.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,590044015,00.html   (419 words)

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