“The legislation is not specifically aimed at U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, who is 98, said Rep. Chip Limehouse. “
– April 19 Associated Press story reporting that a subcommittee of the South Carolina legislature approved a bill requiring the governor to replace a U.S. senator who doesn’t complete his term with a person from the same party. Limehouse is chief sponsor of the bill.“Legis. Aide to U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond”–Resume entry on the South Carolina legislature’s Web page for Charleston Republican Harry Bancroft “Chip” Limehouse III.
(Thanks to Jess Bravin.)
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April 13, 2001: Gray Davis
April 6, 2001: Sumner Redstone
March 30, 2001:Spencer Abraham
March 23, 2001:George W. Bush, Rep. Jennifer Dunn, and/or the Treasury Department
March 16, 2001:George W. Bush
March 9, 2001:Russ Freyman, spokesman, National Association of Manufacturers
March 2, 2001:Paul O’Neill
Feb. 23, 2001:Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Feb. 16, 2001: Oscar spokesmanJohn Pavlik
Feb. 9, 2001:Lynne Cheney
Feb. 2, 2001:Bobby Thomson