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    The account 'PapaSmurph' has been permanently banned, as the account belongs to former member 'Shiggy' who was permanently banned from VGS for Terms of Service violations.
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    Washington Post Election Coverage 1988 ISSUE #8 FRONT PAGE  White and Seymour pictured at Democratic Congressional event together (Associated Press) WHITE PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE WITH HELP OF BLACKSTONE, GOODMAN ARIZONA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (43 Delegates) SEYMOUR – 54.4% (24 delegates) ✓ WHITE – 44.7% (19 delegates) CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (314 Delegates) SEYMOUR – 51.4%. (164 delegates) ✓ WHITE – 48.0% (150 delegates) DELAWARE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (15 Delegates) WHITE – 56.3% (9 delegates) ✓ Seymour – 42.5% (6 delegates) NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (109 Delegates) WHITE – 55.9% (62 delegates) ✓ SEYMOUR – 43.2% (47 delegates) NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (22 Delegates) SEYMOUR – 59.5% (14 delegates) ✓ WHITE – 38.6% (8 delegates) OHIO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (167 Delegates) WHITE – 50.9% (87 delegates) ✓ SEYMOUR – 48.5% (80 delegates) PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (176 Delegates) WHITE – 53.6% (95 delegates) ✓ SEYMOUR – 46.2% (81 delegates) UTAH DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (23 Delegates) SEYMOUR – 61.8% (15 delegates) ✓ WHITE – 37.1% (8 delegates) WISCONSIN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS (91 Delegates) WHITE – 51.4% (49 delegates) ✓ SEYMOUR – 47.9% (42 delegates) TOTALS AFTER LATE PRIMARIES Seymour – 1731 Delegates White – 1699 Delegates* *White delegates DO NOT yet count Goodman/Blackstone delegates (Los Angeles) - The final primaries for the Democrats was an exciting night, where anything could've happened. At the end of the night, it became clear that -- with the likelihood of Goodman and Blackstone delegates voting for White -- that he would become the presumptive nominee. The Seymour campaign came away with the victory in one of the most contested races in the primary, California, with a margin larger than many expected. This was due to the White campaign running an advertisement that simply wasn't as effective in California as it was in other areas of the country. On top of that, the Seymour campaign spent an extensive amount of time in the state of California and drove his message of a 'new path forward' home. This resonated and the voters of California connected with his social conservatism. Seymour, however, came up short in the Midwest due to a lack of connection with voters there. Specifically, states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all went for John White due to his ability to better connect with blue-collar voters whereas Seymour did better with upper and middle-class suburbanites. This was largely attributed to the White campaign running an effective messaging effort targeting unionized workers while attacking the record of Seymour. This was effective because Seymour had made his record a prominent part of his own campaign as well, running on the promise of continuing his success from his time in Congress. It wasn't the White campaign which caused Seymour to conceded the race at the end of the night, though, it was the campaigns of Ari Goodman and Thomas Blackstone. Both rank-and-file Democrats, Goodman left the primary early after his campaign was rocked by a plagiarism scandal. Blackstone disappeared from the campaign trail for months and then came back to endorse White. However, Blackstone still managed to pick up some delegates despite his lack of presence on the trail early on -- leaning on support he gained from his performance in Iowa and New Hampshire. The lowered threshold for candidates to receive delegates to 10%, as was notably pointed out earlier this year, enabled Blackstone to rely on just a small amount of supporters to pick up some delegates. Overall, Blackstone only picked up 99 delegates. This still was enough to make him the kingmaker in an extremely tight election. The Democratic primaries began with tension toward Seymour and ended with it. At one point on the debate stage in Iowa, days before the primary, Blackstone, White, and Goodman all lobbed attacks at Seymour. In these last primary states, all three unified once again and held rallies across the states with the largest delegates. It was a convincing sight that Democrats were unifying behind White. After all, at one point both held major support in the primaries, despite their later faults. This alliance ended up not only benefitting White but ultimately putting him over the edge to become the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in 1988. This begs the question, however, if Seymour supporters are going to leave the primary with a bitter taste in their mouths. Former Democratic strategist Whitney Vance said the onus will likely be on Seymour himself to make sure that doesn't happen. "We saw Seymour note that he isn't going anywhere and that this campaign was won through an alliance in his concession statement," Vance said, "it will be interesting to see what kind of part he plays in the campaign." The Democratic National Convention will likely be the spot where Democrats aim to unify the party and shore up support. White will perhaps have even more pressure than Anderson Kaine to unify the party, despite Republicans having an especially tense primary. "White is going to need to speak to Seymour supporters and to unify all factions of the Democratic Party in order to win this election," Vance said. While the GOP primary ended similarly, it was Kaine's dominant performances on Super Tuesday and in later primaries which lead to his opponents dropping out of the race. Seymour, on the other hand, still technically holds more delegates than White -- at least before the convention floor vote. Abe Saroyan poses for Time Magazine (TIME) Kaine Chooses Abe Saroyan As Running Mate (Billings) - It's Kaine/Saroyan '88 -- the announcement was made only days following the end of the Republican primaries after Congressman Saroyan was the first to announce he would be suspending his campaign and endorsing Anderson Kaine. Kaine and Saroyan are quite different ideologically, at least in some areas. Kaine is opposed to the death penalty, Saroyan supports it adamantly. Kaine is reverently supportive of legislation such as the Defense of Marriage Act, yet Saroyan voted against the bill in Congress. Saroyan acknowledged this, saying that he and Kaine "don't agree on everything" and "come from very different backgrounds" but added that he'd "have it no other way." Kaine emphasized it was their mutual respect of one another that would ultimately allow them to share a working relationship in the White House. The announcement of Saroyan was the Vice Presidential nominee wasn't exactly shocking. Saroyan did position himself as leaning more moderate in some areas and is seen as an easy contrast to the hard social conservatism of Kaine. "Saroyan said he didn't believe it was worth considering one's position on Roe v. Wade in a court appointment, he said he opposed 'sin taxes', and I'm sure we'll see where he stands on school prayer," Washington Post political analyst Jacob Olliver said, "all of these issues allow him to campaign to different segments of the population than Kaine." Some seemed to believe that Congressman Michael Marshall or even Kyle Fitzgerald would be considered for the position of Vice President, especially those who were supporters of their respective campaigns. Analysts, however, doubted their prospects. "Marshall was far too ideologically in line with Kaine," Olliver said, noting that the two were fighting for the support of evangelicals throughout the entire primary. Fitzgerald, however, was doubted on the basis of the fact that the two candidates began to rely on quite nasty attacks toward the end of the primaries. "Fitzgerald essentially said Kaine would left criminals off easy and Kaine said Fitzgerald would destroy state economies through his trade policies," Republican strategist Sarah Feldman said, "I'm not sure much love is lost there." On the other hand, Fitzgerald does hail from the state of Texas, but some casted doubts on his strength in the state following Kaine pulling out an upset during the primary. "I assume the Kaine campaign is assuming they don't need Fitzgerald to win Texas," one former Fitzgerald aide said anonymously. The selection of Saroyan certainly isn't for demographical reasons. The state of Montana only carries 4 electoral votes and has voted Republican since 1968. "To sum it up, Saroyan already has some name recognition and he contrasts nicely with Kaine," Olliver emphasized, "it's a safe choice and we'll have to wait and see whether it helps consolidate some undecided Republicans who aren't so comfortable with some of Kaine's policies."
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    Since I’ve been getting a lot of urgent convention questions, and it seems to be a popular opinion parties need more time, I am going to extend the final round of primaries to TOMORROW (December 4th) and conventions will now be due on December 6th, with the General Election officially beginning December 7th. This also gives us a little separation between the final primaries ending and the convention itself. Thanks for understanding and sorry for any inconvenience. After this extension, everything should be right on track and everyone should have enough time to prepare.
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    Name: Kyle Fitzgerald Party: Republican Interviewing Agency: Houston Post “Following recent developments in the Republican primary that have closed my path to victory, I have decided to suspend my campaign. I thank everyone who has supported us throughout this journey, but now it’s time to switch gears. I have filed for re-election to represent the great people of Texas’ 7th Congressional District. I also plan to speak at the Republican National Convention, where I will formally endorse Anderson Kaine.”
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    The results for tonight's primaries and tomorrow's primaries will all be announced together, tomorrow. A sibling of mine had a new baby and I'm watching the rest of their kids while they remain in the hospital. Thanks for understanding.
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    Character Name: Jack Terrus Political Party: Republican Faction: Christian Right Seat Held: Mississippi 4th Date of Birth: 16 September 1921 Place of Birth: Jackson, Mississippi Place of Residence: Jackson, Mississippi Race/Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Religious Affiliation: Catholic Family Information: Collette Terrus (wife; born Collette Balconie 22 July 1927; housewife) James Terrus (son; born 13 June 1946; Mississippi State Senator; Republican) Jacqueline McClellan (daughter; born Jacqueline Terrus on 13 June 1946; housewife) Sophie Swaim (born Sophie Terrus on 12 January 1949; housewife) Educational History: Diploma, Chamberlain-Hunt Academy (1939) Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi (1948) Occupational History: United States Army (1942-1946) 2nd Lieutenant (1942-1943) Captain (1943-1945) Lieutenant Colonel (1945-1946) Accountant, Finance Department, City of Jackson (1946-1948) Accountant, Budget and Finance Department, Hinds County (1948-1951) Accounting Coordinator, Business Office, Jackson Public Schools (1951-1957) Executive Director, Business Office, Jackson Public Schools (1957-1960) Jackson City Council Member (1960-1964) Hinds County Supervisor (1964-1976) Mississippi State Auditor (1976-1980) United States Representative (1981-Present) Jack Terrus is an American politician who is serving as the United States Representative from the Mississippi 4th Congressional District. He is a Republican, though he was a Democrat until 1985. Terrus is considered a leading Christian Right politician, who has openly associated himself with the Moral Majority movement. The representative has largely concerned himself with agricultural, rural, and social issues, though he is also known for being one of the largest solicitors of earmarks in Congress. Terrus distinguished himself as a student, military supply officer, and accountant in his early years. He grew up in Jackson, where his father was an influential city councillor. He attended Jackson Public Schools until seventh grade, when he transferred to the elite Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, from which he graduated with honors in 1939. Terrus subsequently enrolled in the University of Mississippi to study accounting, but took a leave of absence after the Pearl Harbor attacks in order to join the United States Army. Terrus completed officer candidate school in mid 1942, but due to his educational background, was assigned to support operations. The would-be accountant distinguished himself in this role and earned two brevet promotions in the Army of the United States, becoming a lieutenant colonel by the time the war ended. So as to avoid a peace time demotion, Terrus mustered out after the war in 1946, and reenrolled at Ole Miss, graduating in 1948. He gained employment with the City of Jackson as an accountant, and quickly made a name for himself in terms of competency. Hinds County gave Terrus a more lucrative position in 1948, and in 1951, he became the accounting coordinator for the Jackson Public Schools. Yet Terrus' primary career was always one of local and state politics. He consistently volunteered on Democratic campaigns as a teenager and in his early twenties, and became closely enmeshed in local and state politics through his father. Following the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board in 1954, Terrus helped found the Jackson Citizens' Council, and became a leading member. Through his work fighting desegregation, Terrus became a wildly popular figure in the city, gaining himself an appointment as the head of the school systems' finances in 1957. Terrus had far greater ambitions than accounting, however, and in 1960, successfully won election as a Jackson City Council Member. Four years later, he won election to the County Board of Supervisors, and twelve years after that, won a statewide election as Mississippi State Auditor. In each of these rolls, Terrus publicly and staunchly opposed desegregation, and consistently used his powers to the greatest extent possible to disenfranchise, disadvantage, and otherwise defeat African Americans. He remained wildly popular amongst Mississippi whites for this work, and only increased his popularity by associating himself with the Moral Majority movement in 1979. Terrus elevated himself to national politics in 1981, albeit only after a major setback in 1980. When it emerged in 1980 that United States Representative Jim Hinds, a Republican, had offered a blowjob to a man in 1976, Terrus took the lead in the movement calling for Hinds' removal, prosecution, and incarceration. Terrus in fact joined the congressional race, seeking to unseat Hinds; however, Hinds narrowly won reelection, defeating Terrus. Yet just a few months later, Hinds was forced to resign amidst being prosecuted for engaging in sodomy. Terrus ran in the 1981 special election to replace Hinds, and narrowly won, running on a conservative social platform that the New York Times said amounted to "gay bashing, racist dog whistles, and opposition not just to abortion but to women's rights in general." While national media establishments condemned Terrus, white Mississippians rallied to his cause, and Terrus won election to Congress by a landslide. Once in the House of Representatives, Terrus opposed the reauthorization of the Civil Rights Act, campaigned against gay rights and abortion rights, and opposed the Equal Rights Amendment. He also became a leading voice on agricultural and rural issues, and one of the most prolific acquirers of earmarks. Terrus won reelection by large margins in 1982 and 1984; he became a Republican in 1985, and a faced a more serious challenge in 1986 as a result, but ultimately did retain office that year.
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    Winston Harvey, Jr. Character Name: Winston Harvey, Jr. Political Party: Democratic Faction: Boll-Weivel Seat Held: North Carolina's First Congressional District Date of Birth: 09/22/1940 Place of Birth: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Place of Residence: New Bern, North Carolina Race/Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Religious Affiliation: Methodist Family Information: (Any spouses and children must be included with names, birth dates and places of birth.) Martha Harvey, Spouse (Born 11/21/1944, Married 05/20/1966); Winston Harvey, III, Son (Born 12/3/1967) Educational History: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. International Economics (Graduated 1962) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MBA (Graduated 1968) Wake Forest University School of Law; J.D. (Graduated 1971) Occupational History: Tobacco Farmer; Pittsboro, NC (1963-1968) Solo Attorney in Private Practice; New Bern, NC (1971-1981) State Representative; House Democratic Deputy Whip (1973-1977) State Representative; Speaker of the NC House (1977-1981) North Carolina State Treasurer (1981-1985) United States Congressman of NC's First Congressional District (1985-present)
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    Kaine: "Of course. But that formal announcement comes at massive risk, comes at the ending of contracts for their goods, and many businesses who control more than one manufacturing location will be forced to take massive hits at their other locations as a result. And just as importantly, leaving thousands upon thousands of employees in limbo as your try to lay them off, save the business, lay them off, save the business... It will be catastrophic for the employees who will be forced to raise families in perpetual risk. How do you raise a family and seek the job security of the American Dream when, multiple times every year, you are told your job is gone? We shouldn't be creating incentives for mass closures and mass layoffs, but that is what this bill does." Kaine: "Thank you Sean, that's a very important question. First of all, we need to establish what problem the RRTWA was trying to solve, which is the problem of job insecurity and outsourcing. As I've explained, it not only fails to accomplish either of those goals, but makes them worse. We can instead accomplish those goals through a continued pro-business economic climate, stopping unnecessary regulation and implementing a simplified tax code that allows businesses to use more money in investing in their own workforce. This same pro-business climate has created growing wages and more jobs over the last eight years, so we know it works. We couple that with two things. First, the removal tax breaks for outsourcing, as I've called for since the beginning of the campaign. And second, improving our education system through technology and reforms, alongside improved worker training programs to assist manufacturing workers to enter other modern, high-tech industries in their local communities. These will make American manufacturing *want* to stay here, and to grow here."
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    Rev. Kaine: "Thanks for the question, Kurt. This bill was a misguided attempt at doing the right thing, but it would have been devastating for workers and unions around the country. It would create massive plant closures and cost Americans thousands upon thousands of good jobs. The sixty-day wait period means any plant even remotely at risk has to announce their shut down, rather than attempting the weather the storm. And that means those jobs are gone. I think its fairly obvious that the best thing for unions and the millions of working Americans is for these manufacturing plants to stay open and their jobs to stay for the long term."
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    @Conradwhat is? Electoral History: Montana's ?st House District (1984-Present)
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    @Conrad edit your changes into your bio
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    The Tilden Years (1877 - 1881) President of the United States: Samuel Tilden (1877 - 1881) Vice President of the United States: Thomas A. Hendricks (1877 - 1881) Secretary of State: George Bancroft (1877 - 1881) Secretary of the Treasury: William R. Morrison (1877 - 1881) Secretary of War: Winfield Scott Hancock (1877 - 1881) Attorney General: Allen G. Thurman (1877 - 1881) Postmaster General: Augustus Schell (1877 - 1881) Secretary of the Navy: Wager Swayne (1877 - 1881) Secretary of the Interior: Asa Packer (1877 - d. 1879) / Cyrus K. Holiday (1879 - 1881) The End of an Era The first major action by the Tilden Administration was to remove federal troops from the South. The return of "home rule" across the South and the end of Republican governments in Louisiana and South Carolina allowed Southern Democrats to consolidate their power. Civil rights and voting rights for African Americans were put aside by the Tilden Administration in pursuit of other pressing matters of the likes of civil service reform and currency. Such action allowed for Southern Democrats suppress African Americans across the South. The Army Appropriations Bill of 1789 contained a rider that repealed the Enforcement Acts and was signed into law by President Tilden. This action allowed the Ku Klux Klan and other organizations to increase attacks on African Americans in the South. Tilden Breaks the Railroad Strikes The outbreak of major railroad strikes across the North over employee wage cuts caused significant unrest in an event that would be known as the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The strikes proved to be the first test for President Tilden as West Virginia Governor Henry M. Matthews requested federal intervention to break up increasingly volatile strikers. Tilden, a confidant of major railroad barons as a corporate lawyer in his youth, took swift action and cracked down on strikers violently in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Missouri, and Illinois. Riots in Pittsburgh were notable as President Tilden sent federal troops into the city without the request of the governor. President Tilden placed federal troops under the control of major general William Rosecrans. The strikes eventually subsided and resulted in railroad companies ending their wage cuts. This was the first time a President used federal troops to quell labor disputes. The aggressive nature of federal troops throughout the strikes caused support for Tilden to drop in the North. The Currency Question The Bland-Allison Act passed the Congress in 1878 which required the Congress to place a certain amount of silver into circulation as silver dollars. The bill was seen as a compromise proposal but was vetoed none-the-less by President Tilden due to fears of the negative impact it could have on businesses and cause inflation. The Congress overrode his veto in a rebuke of the President. The President was a supporter of the Specie Payment Resumption Act of 1875, which was opposed by the 1876 Democratic Platform, and worked with Treasury Secretary William R. Morrison to stockpile gold in the lead up to the exchange of greenbacks for gold. The currency debate eventually became less of a factor as Tilden's presidency moved forward. Civil Service Reform While President Tilden wouldn't be able to pass civil service reform in his tenure in office, the administration took considerable steps to pave the way for future civil service legislation. Tilden issued an executive order forbidding federal office holders from being required to make campaign contributions and taking part in party politics in response to inaction by Congress. Tilden found himself at odds with both Tammany Hall and Speaker Randall who opposed his efforts for civil service reform. Tilden would later be criticized for inaction on what would become the Star Route Scandal but letters found years later indicated that Tilden did reach out to Postmaster General Augustus Schell to investigate claims of corruption. Indian Affairs President Tilden made Indian affairs a priority of his administration. Tilden made an active effort to assimilate the Bureau of Indian Affairs into the War Department. The Tilden Administration would repeatedly use federal troops to deal with disputes between tribes and railroad companies in the West. Tilden placed the Bureau of Indian Affairs under William A.H. Loveland who was a prominent railroad baron of the time, creating a conflict of interest. Tilden also increased policing of Indian reservations with federal soldiers to maintain order. Foreign/Defense Front The Tilden Administration prioritized limiting Chinese immigration by sending a delegation led by elder statesman Jeremiah S. Black to China to reverse the Burlingame Treaty of 1868. The subsequent treaty negotiated would be known as the Black Treaty of 1879 and allowed restrictions on Chinese immigration. This would eventually lead to Congress's passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1880. The Tilden Administration received significant praise in the realm of foreign policy due to the efforts of Secretary of State George Bancroft. With a career in public service spanning nearly forty years, Bancroft would prove to be an extremely capable Secretary of State. Bancroft played a significant role in decreasing hostilities between the U.S. and Mexican governments over violence on the border. Bancroft also arbitrated territorial disputes between Argentina and Paraguay which gave the region of Gran Chaco to Paraguay. Bancroft has strong ties to Prussia and the United Kingdom as a result of previous state department work and thus was able to strengthen ties with both nations. Bancroft also established friendly relations with King Kalākaua of Hawaii and maintained correspondences with him until his death. 1878 MIDTERM ELECTIONS United States President: Samuel Tilden (D) Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (D) Senate Makeup: 40 Democrats (+4), 36 Republicans (-2), 1 Anti-Monopoly (+0), 1 Independent (-0) House Speaker: Thomas Ewing Jr. (D) House Makeup: 141 Democrats (-16), 135 Republicans (-1), 17 Greenbacks (+17) The midterm elections saw Democrats consolidate their support in the South, resulting in a net gain of four seats in the Senate. This trend did not reflect in the House as Democrats lost 16 seats, forcing them to seek a compromise with the 17 newly-elected Greenbacks to maintain power. The subsequent compromise forced Samuel Randall to step down as Speaker of the House in favor of the greenback-friendly Thomas Ewing Jr. but effectively forced Democrats to end efforts to reaffirm the gold standard. Major Legislation/Events 1877: Supreme Court Nomination - John Currey 1878: Bland-Allison Act - Required the U.S. Treasury to buy a certain amount of silver and put it into circulation as silver dollars. - Veto overridden by Congress. 1879: Arrears Act - Expanded the pension system designed to benefit Union Civil War veterans by making pension payments retroactive to a soldier's discharge or death rather than the date of their application. 1879: Army Appropriations Bill of 1879 - Contained a rider that repealed the Enforcement Acts. 1880: Supreme Court Nomination - George Hoadly 1880: Chinese Exclusion Act - Prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers. 1880 Election President Tilden set up a reelection campaign as early as 1878 and was expected to win his party's nomination without much opposition. This reelection effort campaign hit a brick wall when the Cipher Telegrams were released by the New York Herald Tribune, identifying corrupt dealings by Democrat operatives during the 1876 Presidential Election. Despite not being implicated himself, the Cipher Telegrams, along with revelations of the Star Route scandal, hampered the President significantly. Democrats met in Cincinnati to renominate President Tilden only to receive word that the president would no longer run for a second term. The ensuing frenzy to succeed the President resulted in a plethora of candidates. After a Draft Bancroft movement failed to gain traction due to Secretary Bancroft stating his lack of desire to seek the presidency, the race became a battle between Treasury Secretary Morrison, Former Speaker Samuel Randall, and Senator Thomas Bayard. After 30 ballots ending in a deadlock, delegates turned to former New Jersey Governor Joel Parker and successfully pushed for his nomination on the 31st ballot. Backroom dealings resulted in Randall becoming the vice presidential nominee. Republicans found themselves in a heated battle between former President Ulysses S. Grant, Senator John Sherman, and Senator James G. Blaine. After 35 ballots ending in a deadlocked convention, Republican operatives found themselves looking for a dark horse candidate that the party could unite around. While names like James Garfield and William Windom were floated, the eventual victor of the 36th ballot of the 1880 Republican National Convention was an unlikely individual. Iowa Senator Samuel Kirkwood emerged as the compromise candidate that would beat President Grant and take on the mantle of Republican nominee for President. Delegates selected Vermont Senator George F. Edmunds as the vice presidential nominee. The battle of the dark horses made the 1880 Presidential Election more compelling then most had previously thought. Battleground states were quickly defined as New York, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, and Ohio. The Kirkwood Campaign highlighted his record as a Civil War Governor and his strong support of the union throughout his time as governor. They emphasized his willingness to continue the civil service reform push made by both Hayes in 1876 and even Tilden throughout his presidency. The Kirkwood Campaign also made an effort to paint the Parker Campaign in a negative light by tying him to the unpopular Tilden and emphasizing his past advocacy for amnesty for Confederate leaders.. The Parker Campaign focused on his support of individual liberties and his willingness to continue to curb immigration. They also sought to continue to tie Republicans to the corruption of the Grant Administration but the Star Route Scandal's continuation under Tilden undermined their ability to effectively make the connection. In the end, the little-known Senator from Iowa would go on to win the 1880 Presidential Election by a margin of 201-168 and become the 20th President of the United States. Senator Samuel Kirkwood, R-IA/Senator George F. Edmunds, R-VT 201 electoral votes, 49.5% of the popular vote Former Governor Joel Parker, D-NJ/Congressman Samuel Randall, D-PA, 168 electoral votes, 48.4% of the popular vote 1880 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS Senate Makeup: 39 Republicans (+3), 35 Democrats (-5), 1 Readjusters (+1), 1 Independent (+0), 0 Anti-Monopoly (-1), House Speaker: Joseph R. Hawley (R) House Makeup: 149 Republicans (+14), 129 Democrats (-12), 15 Greenbacks (-2)
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    I’ll be grading Fundraisers till 11pm tonight. If no fundraisers are submitted by then, they won’t be graded.
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    Kaine-Saroyan Announced as Republican Ticket (Stillwater, OK) - Today, the campaign of Reverend Anderson Kaine announced the selection of Abraham Saroyan as his running mate for the general election. The selection highlights Saroyan's decades of foreign policy experience, as well as his relationship with Vice President George Bush, with whom Saroyan was an aide for in the lead up to the 1980 election. Anderson Kaine introduced his running mate at an event in the city Saroyan grew up in, Stillwater, OK.
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    I am all for starting anew. I think this round went quite well in the meantime.
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    Marshall Suspends Campaign and Endorses Anderson Kaine A statement released by the Marshall Campaign following recent results. Fmr. RNC Chair and Congressman Michael Marshall had this to say: "I want to thank all my supporters and those who have followed me this far, but it's over. We ran a good campaign and fought the good fight but we must now set out sights on coalescing around a candidate to take on the Democrats in November. That candidate, I believe, is Anderson Kaine. Not much set Anderson and I apart during this campaign except a few polling margins, our views - especially on social issues - are quite similar. His vision for a principled America is something I can support and get behind. And I wish him all the best throughout the rest of this primary campaign. To the thousands of votes cast for my name among Republican primary voters, I thank you. To the contests I won, I give a special thank you. But my campaign is now over, God bless you and God bless the United States of America."
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    As a gift to the AB, I am changing my avatar to Josh Earnest, former Obama Press Secretary.... At least he has a ton of good pics to choose from for campaign coverage.
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    I'll take the first step at it if I can.
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    Can you give me the nifty GOP leadership logo?
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    Ralph Staples Barrett Takes Helm of RNC; Vows to Elect GOP White House and Congress Washington D.C. - Ralph Staples Barrett (R-Ariz.) was elected Chair of the Republican National Committee and issued an appropriate statement to the occasion. “The Republican National Committee is pleased to join the contest for the 1988 elections, and believes the American people will reward the party of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. We are a party that believes in freedom and enterprise that works for the American people. At the moment, we are contesting a vigorous campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination and each of the candidates would make a fine nominee and successor to President Reagan. We have had eight years of prosperity, peace, and stability under President Reagan. We look forward to continuing that success with a new Republican President who will continue the important work of President Ronald Reagan. We hope to extend that success downballot to elect Republicans in the House and the Senate, and to elect a conservative Republican majority. As a last note, Mr. Donald Trump - who served on President Reagan’s Finance Committee and recently registered as a Republican, has generously joined our Finance Committee and has made the use of Trump Tower available to the Republican National Committee for fundraising purposes, if we choose to use it. Mr. Trump is a successful New York businessman who has become a fixture on the New York real estate landscape and is a widely regarded rising businessman. The Republican National Committee is happy to welcome him to assist our efforts and other appointments will be made as is appropriate.” - 30 - [OOC: The Trump appointment is for flavor and as he is our future President God-Emperor, I say why not? Ollie approved it]
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    Somewhat back today, but will be completely back tomorrow evening.
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    Hello! Do you use telegram?
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    AP Non-Breaking News: Redskins Set Record at Superbowl XXII. After a blistering first quarter where the Denver Broncos led by John Elway scored ten points over the Washington Redskins, the Redskins turned the game around in the second quarter by scoring a record thirty-five points, while the Broncos were unable to score any more points of their own. The final score was 42-10 in favor of the Redskins. This was the second consecutive appearance of the Broncos at the Superbowl, following last year’s loss to the New York Giants. This Superbowl followed a labor dispute between players and owners, resulting in a shortened season and the extensive use of replacement players. The replacement players, widely reviled by fans and competitors alike, played what were considered some of the worst games of the season and resulted in a slump in NFL attendance, with audiences returning with the close of the strike in week seven. Moving forward, it is unclear whether the owners will face another player strike in the 1988 season.
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