New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
November 7, 1984
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Reagan in a landslide
Mondale takes one state; Demos keep House
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Reagan, celebrating a 49-state landslide over Walter F. Mondale, said early today he means to extend his conservative mandate “into the next decade and the next century," but his was a split-ticket victory.
Despite the sweep, many Republicans were left on the sidelines as Democrats kept control of the House and trimmed the GOP majority in the Senate
“What we’ve done only prepares us for what we're going to do," Reagan told exuberant supporters in I ais Angeles as they chanted, "Four more years, four more years."
But Democratic House- Speaker Thomas P O’Neill Jr was quick to claim, “I don’t think there was am mandate out there whatsoever "
In Minnesota, Mondale said today he i^ proud of the race he ran for the presidency, saying of his over
whelming defeat, “that is the decision of the American people and we accept it. "
At a post-mortem news conference less than 12 hours after conceding defeat. Mondale said he fell victim to a president who is “very popular personally.’’ while he himself failed to persuade young and independent voters that “I had the vision >f the
Mondale said he has no plans to seek public office in the future but would return to the practice of idw He and his wife, .loan, will leave soon on a vat ation in the Virgin Islands
From th.- time the first vote totals began rolling in Tuesday night, it was clear that Mondale’s dream of a presidential upset was not to bt
Precinct-by-precinct results, Pages 13,16A
future that I had."
The 56-year-old Mondale defended his choice of Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate and said, “I told the truth" when he said that a tax increase will be necessary to reduce deficits
He predutad that one of the biggest meals of ■ row this administration will eat — and there w ill be several is this one concerning
Reagan was a big winner in state after state, and finally Mondale appeared before supporters in St. Paul. Mum to say he had called the president to congratulate him.
"He has won," said Mondale "We are all Americans: he is our
president, and we honor him tonight."
His Democratic running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, who madePresidential numbers
history in a losing cause, consoled her bailers, telling them, American women will never he second-class citizens again."
Vice President George Bush, celebrating "this wonderful hour of victory" in Houston, called on Americans to "come together as one people, united and indivisible."
In a $22 million Senate race. Republican New Right leader Jesse Helms of North Carolina fought back a tough challenge from Democratic ■ iov. James Hunt to win a third term The contest in which Helms spent $14 million and Hunt $8 million broke all spending records for a Senate race.
Republican Sen. Charles H. Percy chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, vs as defeated by Democratic Rep. Paul Simon, which put Helms in line to head the prestigious committee if he chooses to give up his chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Committee, a post his state’s tobacco farmers view
Nation: 52.8 million, 59 J-Electoral 525 Comal: 13,452 Guadalupe: 14,382Mondale-Ferraro
Nation 36.5 million, 41 % Electoral: 13 Comal: 4,1 79 Guadalupe 5 60
as more important.
I he closest statewide race in the nation was for governor of Vermont where Demo* rat Madeleine Kurin held a narrow lead over ; nubile an John Easton
Re, i Mi ern e Iwing, D-Md , who used his (hairrnanship of a House Appt ipnations subcommittee to vvag». p nverful action against
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Gramm terms win 'triumph of philosophy
DALLAS (API Conservative Republican Phil Gramm says his trampling of Democrat Lloyd Doggett by a 3-to-2 margin is a "triumph of philosophy" that gives him "an overwhelming mandate” as he moves to the U.S Senate.
The former economics professor and three-term congressman who in 1981 co-sponsored President Reagan’s economic plan while still a Democrat said he would return to Washington "more determined than ever" to work for a balanced federal budget.
‘Tm going to cut waste everywhere it needs to be cut," Gramm said Tuesday night after Doggett’s concession.
A calin Doggett told his supporters
that a wave of Republican votes led by President Reagan had grounded his campaign.
"We can swim upstream but it’s a little hard taking on a tidal wave," the liberal 38-year-old veteran state senator said
The race to replace retiring U S. Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, was one of the most bitter, and most expensive, iii the state’s history.
But the two candidates tried to make peace after early returns made it apparant Gramm, 42, would win easily.
"To my opponent and those who voted for him, I am going to be their senator,” Granton said. "(It is) time to put the long, hard bitter campaign behind us. "
Doggett repeated his belief that the election was a "fight for the heart and soul of Texas," saying he had "lost a battle, but would not surrender the war."
With 94 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed Grimm with 2,828,089 votes, or 58.5 percent, to Doggett’s 2,001,840, or 41.4 percent.
Doggett and Grauun had spent an estimated $12 million tins year on the race for the seat first held by Sam Houston and later by Lyndon Johnson. Gramm outspent his Democratic opponent about 2-to-l.
"This is not a victory of an individual. This is not a victory of a party. It’s a triumph of philosophy,” Grauun told about 500 supporters in College Station, where he taught at Texas A&M University.
"To those who have worked in my
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Fellers defeats Bremer
Split-ticket votes aid incumbent
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Loeffler, Kuempel win easily
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Incumbents U.S. Rep. Tom l,oeffler and State Rep. Edward Kuempel easily defeated their Democratic opponents, Joe Sullivan and George Bigiey, in Tuesday’s election.
l>oeffler said today he was anxious
to return to Washington on Jan 3 and "be effective" as the third-ranking Congressman on the House floor "I will go back as chief depots whip of the Republican party, and tile voices of Comal Counts will bt heard,” liOeffler said. "I’m grateful that four times the people of District 21 have given me a vers large mandate to take forward."
House Republicans, including loftier, had hoped to gam back the majority they lost in the 1982 general election, but that d.dn’t happen Tuesday
"We didn’t pick up the 51 net seat gain sse needed to become the majority, but we ss ill gam 15-20 seats
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Incumbent Sheriff Walter Fellers won over Republican Jack Bremer by a margin of 1,300 votes, the tightest race rn his 32 years as sheriff.
The final total Ul the sheriff’s race ss as Fellers. 9,364 to
Fellers won by taking not only Democratic strongholds like Precinct 7 that supported Mon-dale-Ferraro bs a 2-1 margin, but also by keeping Bremer from winning big in the Republican precincts. For instance, rn
election precinct 14 where the Reagan-Bush ticket received 205 votes to the Mondale-Ferraro total of 38. Bremer took the precinct ssith a one-vote lead of 118-115.
Fellers acknowledged his
bipartisan support when his
victory became apparent at ll pm. Tuesday: I wish to thank all the voters who made this possible, both Republicans and Democrats. I know a lot of Republicans had to cross over the party line to vote for me, and I couldn't have done it without their help too "
Fellers also said he had never had to campaign this hard, or had an opponent this strong. He intends to quit after this term.
Bremer visited Fellers at the Democratic Headquarters around 11:30 p.m. and gave his congratulations to the winner, loiter Bremer said, "I thank all
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Sheriff Fellers accepts congratulations from County Clerk
the voters who supported me, and all the campaign workers who have worked so hard since February. I am disappointed of
course, but ‘you pays your money and you takes your chances,’ as the saying goes. I liave no immediate plans,”
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With over 18,000 votes cast in Comal County, Republicans ended up winning a number of local races, but the voters chose their first Mexican-American county commissioner, a Democrat.
I^orenzo (Yankee) Camarillo won over Republican Al Herbrich with 1,632 votes to 1.205 in the race for county commissioner of Precinct 3, leading in four out of five of the election precinct boxes.
The groundwork for the Camarillo victors came when commissioner precincts were redrawn three years ago. leaving one precinct i Pct. 3i w ith a majority of Mexican .American voters. He first ran as a Republican in 1982, lost, and then ran in the Democratic primary last May and defeated incumbent commissioner Charles (Tart) M lurid.
"I feel great. I had a lot of help. I had a real good campaign committee that worked hard getting the vote out. I had decided from the beginning to take the expenses pretty much on by myself. I didn t turn down ans contributions, but I didn’t go out looking for them either So I went about $1,000 in debt for the election, but I can take care of that much,” Camarillo said.
In other races around the county, Republican Danny Scheel beat the Precinct 2 incumbent constable. Democrat Kermit Vetter, bs '220 votes.
Scheel received 1,127 votes while Vetter netted 908.
"I’m elated," Scheel exclaimed, making his victors speech at Gate 3 of the Wurstfest, as he helped with security at the annual celebration. "I appreciate this vote of confidence. I have a lot of people to thank. I expected
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