GOP hopefuls risk alienating independent voters

Richard Nixon famously said that Republican presidential candidates should run to the right in the primaries, then to the center in the general election. But what happens if they tilt so far rightward that they wind up ceding the center...
GOP can count ways to Senate majority

...a runoff is set for July 15.Collins, the Senate Republicans' campaign director, maintained that competition in the primaries will make the party's eventual nominees stronger for the general election.Republicans see a potential to expand...
Campaign finance reform worth trying

...for campaign finance overhaul back in March, hoping to woo the independents who had flocked to Sen. John McCain in the primaries. Now he invites Gov. George W. Bush to accept a pact not to buy ads with unregulated soft money. Again, the opportunism...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...PEOPLE decide. And the 126 people who actually voted in the primaries have decided that the nominees will be: Al Gore and...W'' Bush. Of course both men were challenged in the primaries. Al Gore was challenged by Bill Bradley, former Knickerbocker...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...states would hold their primary elections on those dates. This would put a stop to the current lemming-like rush of the primaries, which was precipitated by California's move from its traditional June voting back to March. The earlier primaries...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...competing for the center ring. On the issue of abortion, they are trying to juggle the conservative voters they need in the primaries without dropping the moderate voters they'll need in the election. Bush and Quayle already look like contortionists...
Murkowski and Kott try for speaker

...or predict its balance, given recent changes in election districts. "We don't even know who is going to win (the primaries) or even what the House is going to look like," Rep. Gary Stevens of Kodiak told the Anchorage Daily News. Stevens...
Can script-heavy GOP address needs?

...haven't considered the topic important enough to intervene. That's because the rules being discussed govern the primaries in 2004, which, understandably, are not high on their current agenda. For those wrestling with the rules, the...
Another special session possible

...said he would prefer the Legislature to return after the primaries. "My suggestion to the governor is that he takes some...governor is thinking about another session close to the primaries. "There's a logic to mid-July," he said, adding...
Alaska court decision approves joint primaries

...participate. The Alaska Supreme Court in 1995 said the primaries had to be blanket ballots. Then in 2000, the U.S...voters re-registered with the Republicans to vote in the primaries. The party does not want Democrats to vote for Republican...


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