September 21, 1998 |
Ballots for November's elections are due at printers' offices today, but they will not contain the name of Madeleine Moretti, a would-be contender for a council seat who lost a lawsuit against the Cape May County Clerk's Office, which rejected her bid to run as an independent. Moretti is one of two South Jersey politicians - both of whom lost primary races in June by fewer than 50 votes - who attempted to make comebacks as third-party candidates. Both were inspired by a federal appeals court ruling in April, which held that a state law requiring independent candidates to file before party primaries was unconstitutional.
November 14, 1988 |
So now he wants to bind up wounds, unite us and play kissy-face. Now that George Bush has won, he wants to let bygones be bygones. Sorry Genghis, my dance card is full. I am one of those people known as a sore loser. Oh, I don't mind losing an election - Lord knows, I've done it often enough - but when a candidate burns an "L" on my lawn, plays up to the yahoo vote and tells egregious lies about my team, I am not going to rush to his embrace just because his appalling tactics proved successful.
January 31, 2014 |
HOLLIS THOMAS played defensive tackle for the Eagles at 300 pounds, so sticks and stones wouldn't put a dent in him. Words? Spitballs off a battleship! So, go ahead and call him a sore loser. Tell him he's up to his eyeballs in sour grapes when he yelps about Super Bowl XXXIX, Patriots 24, Eagles 21. "Sore loser?" Thomas barks angrily. "We got cheated! It's not sour grapes. We got cheated!" Ten years later, time wounds all heels, and Thomas can't hide his disdain for Bill Belichick, the grumpy coach of the Patriots.
November 25, 1987
It's kind of hard to believe, but it had to happen eventually, if only through the laws of probability. Somebody in government did something right. Brilliant, in fact. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, aware of the fact that it's the largest buyer of booze on God's green earth, decided to exploit that fact. Using its muscle, it started buying direct from brokers abroad, without going through U.S. middlemen. This, as you might imagine, brought price breaks both through currency glitches and lower prices.
December 1, 2004
AS FAR as Jesse Jackson and a bunch of activists are concerned, the 2004 presidential election isn't over with yet. And as much as we may want to move on as a country after a bruising presidential election, the famed civil rights leader makes a good point as he travels across the country. He was in Philadelphia yesterday and stopped at the Daily News. Ohio's election has yet to be certified. Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has until Dec. 6 to do so. But he may run into problems as questions mount on how the votes were cast and counted in the Buckeye state, which became the new Florida this election cycle.
June 11, 2011
Just what budget-crisis Pennsylvania doesn't need is another sore-loser judicial candidate who forces taxpayers to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a fruitless vote recount. But Pittsburgh lawyer Barbara Ernsberger decided to be that candidate, demanding another look at the votes in her May 17 primary bid for the Democratic nomination for Commonwealth Court. That was her right under state election law, as it was for Templeton Smith Jr., a Republican Superior Court candidate who in 2009 triggered the last statewide recount.
April 19, 2007 |
Pat Morris looks forward to winning a second Major Indoor Soccer League championship when the Kixx play the Detroit Ignition in the title game Saturday afternoon in Plymouth, Mich. More important, the Kixx defender feels fortunate that he has a second chance at life. Morris, who will turn 30 in June, was named a first-team MISL all-star this year, the fifth time he has been accorded the honor. He was a key contributor to the Kixx' MISL title team in 2002. But two years later, a few weeks before the postseason, his life took an unexpected turn.
December 2, 2011 |
An attorney calls it "Carl Lewis déjà vu. " Shelley Lovett, a failed Republican candidate for the New Jersey Assembly, is suing to overturn last month's Fourth Legislative District election on the ground that Assemblywoman-elect Gabriela Mosquera did not meet the state's residency requirement. In a petition filed Thursday afternoon in Superior Court, Lovett contends that Democrat Mosquera, a Gloucester Township mayor's aide scheduled to be seated in January, did not move into the district until December 2010 and thus fell short of the state requirement that candidates live within the district for a year before their election.