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 Jim Jeffords 2006 US Senate campaign

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In 1984, he won an insurgent victory in the Democratic primary for U.S. Congress, then decisively lost in the general election to Jim Jeffords, the popular incumbent. ... He had since served four terms as Burlington mayor and eight as a U.S. congressman, before running for the U.S. Senate in 2006. In every ...
That Vermont is still special can be seen in the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and Bernie Sanders. Is there another small ... That authenticity that is required to succeed in Vermont is why US Senator Jim Jeffords' declaration of independence so galvanized the nation in 2001. Majority Leader Trent ...

In 1984, he won an insurgent victory in the Democratic primary for US Congress, then decisively lost in the general election to Jim Jeffords, the popular incumbent. ... He had since served four terms as Burlington mayor and eight as a US Congressman, before running for the US Senate in 2006. In every ...
(Newser) – Another TV host has been suspended amid accusations of sexual misconduct—and PBS has another hole in its schedule. The broadcaster announced Wednesday that production of Tavis Smiley's self-titled late-night show was suspended with immediate effect after an outside investigation of ...
Welch went to Congress after a 2006 campaign that was called “the cleanest in American politics. ... coaster, but he has retained his principles, remained a firm liberal and, in the spirit of Jim Jeffords and George Aiken, has been a strong supporter of civility, progress, and across-party cooperation in politics.
31, 2006, by a vote of 58-42, with four Democratic senators voting to confirm him and one Republican, Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island, and an independent, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, voting against. Senate support for Alito's confirmation was the second weakest on the current court, surpassed only by ...

In 2005, after Senator Jim Jeffords announced his retirement and Sanders decided to run for his seat, the Democrats needed Sanders more than he needed them. Chuck Schumer, who was at that time the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, promised that they would not run a ...
Jim Jeffords of Vermont. Although he ran as an independent, Sanders was backed by the state Democratic Party and supported by both the state and national Democratic committees. During the 2006 campaign, the DSCC gave $37,300 to the Sanders campaign and spent an additional $60,000 supporting ...
That capped the complete collapse of the Republican brand in Vermont. By the time Jeffords retired from the Senate as an independent who caucused with Democrats, in 2006, Republican presidential candidates no longer even bothered to campaign in Vermont. Notably, it was the only one of the 50 states ...
The Jim Jeffords For Governor campaign camper was headed up U.S. 2 toward East Montpelier in the summer of 1972 with the candidate behind the wheel. ... Jeffords, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, had been in declining health and had lived at Knollwood since retiring from his Senate seat in 2006.

President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind education law and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act into law and enacted a round of tax cuts, as well as legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security after the Sept.
2001: Helped convince Jim Jeffords, a Republican senator from Vermont, to become an independent. Jeffords voted with the Democrats, briefly giving them a Senate ... 2006: Named Senate majority leader by Democrats in a unanimous vote. 2006/2007 ...
The takeaway is that as we head into the stretch run of the campaign, the Democrats seemingly hold a narrow edge in the race for a majority.
Looking back at Bernie Sanders' career, from becoming Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in 1981 to a 2016 presidential candidate. Bernie Sanders, 1981.
As the contest expanded past New Hampshire, which Sanders won handily, he has struggled, but he took Vermont, Minnesota, Colorado and Oklahoma on Super Tuesday, and his campaign raised $42 million in February - $12 million more than Clinton and enough ...
In November it will be ten years since his first major political defeat, the 2006 midterm disaster that gave the Democrats majorities in both the Senate and the House, halting the "rolling realignment" Rove had predicted two years before after the ...


 

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