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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 10:15:55 pm »
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I take it you've read Richard Ben Cramer's 'What it Takes: The Way to the White House'. Good, isn't it?

I have yet to read it but it does look interesting.
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July 9, 1989: The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989
This is a United States federal law enacted in the wake of the savings and loan crisis. Growth is still slow and expected to take months if not years.

July 16th, 1989: Ban on Capital Punishment Signed into Law
President Dukakis has signed into law banning capital punishment in the United States. The reaction on the right is disappointment but surprisingly not as angry as some expected.

July 25th, 1989: Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act Signed Into Law
President Dukakis has signed into law the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which institutes federal background checks on firearm purchases on the United States. The act is named after James Brady, who was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. during an attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. The NRA is strongly opposed to this law, along with many Republicans.

August 3, 1989: National Defense Reorganization Act Signed Into Law
After a close vote, President Dukakis has signed the National Defense Reorganization Act Signed into law. This law is very controversial among neoconservatives, as the law reduces defense spending by eliminating or reducing many defense programs. Among those affected: The Midgetman Missile, the Trident Submarine, the testing of and deployment of anti-satellite weapons and the development of new aircraft carriers. Minority Leader Cheney is outraged, and denounces the President on the House floor as allowing the Soviets to gain an advantage. “For the first time, the President has decided that competition with the Soviet Union is not important, and our security is not essential to our survival.

August 10, 1989: Dukakis Administration Calls South Africa a Terrorist State

The Dukakis Administration has officially labeled the country of South Africa a terrorist state, and has released a statement calling for the end of racism and beginning open elections.

August 14, 1989. Portions of Reagan Tax Cuts Reversed.
Several of the Reagan Tax Cuts are no more. In a new law, the changes in taxes that the Reagan tax cuts enacted have been reversed. The top rate has returned to 70% from 50%, the 10% exclusion on income for two-earner married couples has been removed, among others. Polls on the reversal: 55% in favor 42% in opposed. President Dukakis refuses to rule out new federal taxes in the rest of his Presidency.

September 5, 1989 National Minimum Wage Act Signed Into Law

President Dukakis signed into a law an increase of the minimum wage from $3.35 to 5.00. This bill is highly popular with the public and appears to be one of the few examples of legislation that is uncontroversial.

Sep 25, 1989 President Dukakis at UN Makes Offer to Reduce Nuclear Weapons.
President Dukakis, addressing the UN General Assembly, offers to slash American stocks of chemical weapons by more than 80%, provided the Soviets did the same. In real life, President Bush did this.

Oct 11, 1989 President Dukakis Signs Bill That Restores Medicaid for Select Abortions
President Dukakis has signed an appropriations bill that contains an amendment that will restore Medicaid for abortions in cases of rape or incest. There is outrage on Christian Right, realizing that a portion of Medicaid will now be used to fund some types of abortions.
In real life, President Bush vetoed this bill.

November 6, 1989. First Lady Hospitalized
Kitty Dukakis, wife of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, was hospitalized after ingesting rubbing alcohol.

November 7, 1989: Democrats keep Governor’s seats in VA and NJ
Democrat L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, becoming the first elected black governor in US history. In addition, Democrat James Florio has been elected Governor of New Jersey.

November 9, 1989 Berlin Wall Breaks
The Berlin Wall is broke open. Communist East Germany throws open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West.

November 17, 1989 Senate Investigation Begins.
The Senate Ethics Committee investigation began of the Keating Five, Alan Cranston (D-CA), Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), John Glenn (D-OH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI), who were accused of improperly intervening in 1987 on behalf of Charles H. Keating, Jr., chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association. Since 4 out of the 5 are Democrats, this only decreases the approval rating of the Democratic Party.

November 22, 1989 Republicans Surge in Approval But Dukakis Holds.
Average Congressional Vote: 55% Republican, 38% Democrat. Approval of Dukakis is at 52%, Disapproval 43%. Dukakis is very polarizing with high approval with liberals and low approval with conservatives.

December 31, 1989. The State of Politics at the end of 1989.
The economy is still stagnant as a result of the Savings and Loan crisis. The Keating Senate Investigation, combined with the resignation of Speaker Wright, has absolutely eroded support for the Democrats in Congress. The Keating Senate Investigation seems to create the message: “Corrupt Democrats in Congress are causing the Poor Economy.” The Republicans are energized due to anger over the defense cuts and Medicaid support for select abortions. It is almost certain that they will gain many seats in the 1990 midterm election. However, due to the high number of seats that the Democrats currently occupy, it is also unlikely that either the Senate or House will be gained by the Republicans. President Dukakis approval is 52% and his disapproval 41%. His highest approval is on domestic economic policy, with support for increasing the minimum wage and higher taxes on the wealthy. On social issues, the President is highly polarizing, with liberals strong in favor, and conservatives strongly opposed. On foreign policy, it is a mixed view. Although President Dukakis pledges support for democracy, he refused to intervene in Panama and determined to use military action as a last resort. His reduction in the defense budget is likely to create a surplus in the next year, but many conservatives and including many moderates are asking at what cost? With tumultuous events in Eastern Europe and China, it appears the President’s and Secretary of State’s strategy is to avoid involvement in other situations that are ultimately beneficial to the United States. Still, to many Americans, and indeed many other countries, the President’s inactions appear too passive. With the generic congressional vote at 56 Republicans, 37 Democrats, President Dukakis has two choices. He can attempt to appear above the fray of Congress and increase his own approval, or he can work with Congress to enact popular legislation to improve their popularity. It is clear that their two fortunes are linked. As soon as Congress reconvenes in the new year, the Democrats will begin work on their newest major legislation, a universal health insurance plan…
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February 13th, 1990 Universal Health Insurance Plan Signed into Law
A Universal Health Insurance Plan has been signed into law, which ensures that all Americans will now have health insurance. This bill requires most employers to provide basic health care plans to their workers, and there is an exception for small businesses. Although many conservatives are calling this plan “socialized medicine,” it is very similar to a 1971 proposal by President Richard Nixon. Polls on the Dukakis Health Care Plan: 54% Approve, 40% Disapprove.

“The Dukakis proposal is similar to a Massachusetts law, now being phased in, which mandates a minimum dollar amount of employer-provided benefits in 1992.”

“Dukakis presents prenatal care for the poor as a good economic decision that would minimize the problems of babies who require very expensive treatment. Dukakis` prenatal care plan will attempt to combine the liberal virtue of helping the poor, the conservative virtue of saving money and the image of being ‘pro-family.’”

“The $100 million program will also provide physician and hospital care to underinsured and uninsured pregnant women. President Dukakis claims it would pay for itself within a year.

These quotes were taken from an article about Dukakis’s health care plan in 1988, but then slightly altered to show the plan in this timeline.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-09-23/news/8802010593_1_prenatal-care-health-care-record-on-health-issues

March 3, 1990: Health Care Law Fails to Improve Democrats
Despite the passage of a health care law that provides health insurance to almost all Americans, polls show that the Democrats have not yet recovered from the Speaker Wright scandal and the resignation of Majority Whip Tony Coelho. Generic Congressional Vote: 52% Republican, 40% Democrat.

April 26, 1990: Americans with Disabilities Act Signed into Law.
The American with Disabilities Act has been signed into law. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.

June 4, 1990: Infrastructure Act of 1990 Signed into Law
The Infrastructure Act of 1990 has been signed into law. This law will increase funding for roads, highways, and public transportation.

June 20, 1990: The Education Act of 1990 Signed into Law
The Education Act of 1990 has been signed into law. This law increases funding for schools nationwide, but more importantly, will provide many forms of financial assistance to almost all college students.

July 23rd, 1990. CIA Reports Iraq Troops On Kuwait Border.
The CIA has reported that Iraq had moved 30,000 troops to the Iraq-Kuwait border, and the U.S. naval fleet in the Persian Gulf is placed on alert.

July 25, 1990 Secretary of State Mondale Arrives in Iraq.
President Dukakis does not want another situation that calls for the United States to get involved, like Panama, and so has sent Secretary of State Walter Mondale to meet with Saddam Hussein.

One of the main rationales for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait was that Kuwait was slant drilling (non-vertically drilling) into the Rumaila Oil Field, which is within Iraqi borders.

There was an Iraqi demand for $10 billion to cover the lost revenues from Rumaila Oil Field; the Kuwaiti's bullish response was to offer $9 billion, so as not to give Saddam everything he wanted.


July 29, 1990 Saddam Hussein takes Offer, Mondale Applauded for Diplomacy.
Secretary of State Mondale has successfully convinced Hussein to take the offer of $9 billion from Kuwait. There will be no war in the Persian Gulf.

In real life, Saddam Hussein met with Ambassador April Glaspie and possibly misunderstood her:
A version of the transcript (the one published in The New York Times on 23 September 1990) has Glaspie saying:
“But we have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait. I was in the American Embassy in Kuwait during the late 1960s. The instruction we had during this period was that we should express no opinion on this issue and that the issue is not associated with America. James Baker has directed our official spokesmen to emphasize this instruction. We hope you can solve this problem using any suitable methods via Klibi (Chedli Klibi, Secretary General of the Arab League) or via President Mubarak. All that we hope is that these issues are solved quickly.”

When these purported transcripts were made public, Glaspie was accused of having given tacit approval for the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, which took place on August 2, 1990. It was argued that Glaspie's statements that "We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts" and that "the Kuwait issue is not associated with America" were interpreted by Saddam as giving free rein to handle his disputes with Kuwait as he saw fit. It was also argued that Saddam would not have invaded Kuwait had he been given an explicit warning that such an invasion would be met with force by the United States.


August 18, 1990: Oil Pollution Act Signed into Law.
The Oil Pollution Act, written in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, will mitigate and prevent civil liability from the future oil spills off the coast of the United States. The law stated that companies must have a "plan to prevent spills that may occur" and have a "detailed containment and cleanup plan" for oil spills.

September 10, 1990 Senate Investigation Finds Senators McCain and Glenn Cleared.
The Senate Investigation on the Keating Scandal has found Senators Glenn and McCain cleared of impropriety. Senators Cranston, DeConcini, and Riegle are still under investigation. But Senators Glenn and McCain will no longer be part of the investigation.

In real life, they continued to be part of the investigation, most likely because Democrats wanted at least one Republican under investigation. Republicans in response, added Senator Glenn to the investigation. But in this timeline, because there are much more Democrats in the Senate, McCain is even more bipartisan than he was in real life (at this point) and so is not kept in the investigation.
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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2012, 07:14:06 am »
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In this TL, will 1990 be the Democrats 1994?

Good timeline, btw.
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2012, 04:28:12 pm »
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In this TL, will 1990 be the Democrats 1994?

Good timeline, btw.

It's be somewhat similar, but it'll be more Anti-Democrats in Congress than Anti-Democratic President.
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Awesome timeline!
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October 2, 1990 Amalya Kearse Confirmed to the Supreme Court, first Black Female on Court.
The US Senate voted 85-to-14 to confirm the nomination of Judge Amalya Lyle Kearse to the Supreme Court, replacing retiring Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. She is the first black woman on the Supreme Court of the United States. She is 51 years old and has served as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 1979.

October 3, 1990 Germany Reunited (and it feels so good!)
West Germany and East Germany have ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.

October 6, 1990. Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke Captures Senate Seat.
In a three way race that captured most of the nation’s attention, former Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke has been elected as the next Senator from Louisiana. The unlikeliness of this outcome has been credited to Louisiana’s jungle primary. David Duke, running as a Republican received 34% of the vote, incumbent Democrat Bennett Johnson received 32%, and State Senator Republican Ben Bagart received 31%. Ben Bagart was endorsed by the Louisiana Republican Party, as well as almost all national Republicans.

In real life, Ben Bagart dropped out right before the election to guarantee that Duke was not elected. But since the environment is so anti-Democratic, Bagart assumes that he will win easily. In real life, Duke received 43.51 percent of the vote to Johnston's 53.93 percent.

October 8, 1990 Republican Party Will Not Include Duke in Caucus.
Despite the win yesterday of David Duke as the Republican Senator from Louisiana, the Republican Senate caucus has voted to not include him in their caucus. The only vote against this was that of Jesse Helms of North Carolina. Americans overwhelmingly support the Republican Party’s decision to not include him in their caucus.

October 10, 1990. Duke Announces He Will Serve as an Independent.
Abandoning his attempts to join the Republican caucus, David Duke has changed his party affiliation to an independent. Minority Leader Bob Dole: “We don’t want him in our party, plain and simple. That’s not what our party stands for, and it’s not what America stands for.”

November 6, 1990: Republicans Gain in Congress, but Democrats Keep Control
In the Midterm election of 1990, the Republican Party has gained seats in Congress, but not enough to gain control. Although this was seen as a goal by many on the right, the truth was that the large number of Democratic seats held made any attempt to change control impossible. In the Senate, the Republicans gained 3 seats, and a Democratic seat was gained by Independent David Duke in last month’s Louisiana jungle primary. Before this year’s changes, the Democrats held 58 seats and the Republicans held 42 seats. Next year’s Senate will have 55 Democrats, 45 Republicans, and 1 Independent. Although Republicans attempted to nationalize the election, many of the Senate Democrats that were up for election were individually popular and the map was just too difficult. For Democrats, they were unable to gain any Republican seats, and the only real possibility was in Minnesota, where challenger Paul Wellstone was unable to defeat incumbent Senator Rudy Boschwitz.



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Seat Changes in the Senate:
In Hawaii, Daniel Akaka, the Democratic Interim appointee elected to finish the term, lost to Republican Pat Saiki.
In Iowa, Democrat Tom Harkin lost to Republican Tom Tauke.
In Louisiana last month, Republican David Duke defeated incumbent Bennett Johnson Jr. But because of the Republican’s party refusal to accept him, Duke has changed his party to Independent.
In New Jersey, Bill Bradley lost re-election to Republican Christine Todd Whitman.

Changes from Real Life:
Daniel Akaka kept his seat and was not defeated by Pat Saiki
Tom Harkin kept his seat and was not defeated by Tom Tauke
Rudy Boschwitz kept his seat and was not defeated by Paul Wellstone.
Bill Bradley kept his seat and was not defeated by Christine Todd Whitman
Bennett Johnson Jr. Kept his seat in the October jungle primary and was not defeated by David Duke.


Republicans Make Big Gains in House
In contrast to their small gains in the Senate, the Republican Party gained 46 seats in the House of Representatives, a large gain but not enough to gain control. Previously, there were 278 Democrats in the House, and 157 Republicans. In next year’s Congress, there will be 232 Democrats in the House, and 203 Republicans.

Despite Democrats Keeping Control, a Conservative Coalition Expected.
The gains are enough that Republicans will be able to work with conservative Democrats to block further any further liberal legislation that is not acceptable. Any further legislation will certainly be right-of-center and may create difficulties with President Dukakis.
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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2012, 01:47:17 am »
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OH. MY. GOD.

When I was doing research on that election, I was AMAZED on how it wasn't even a stretch of the imagination to have Duke win. It was so likely that the official Republican nominee (Ben Bagart) dropped out, and many major Republicans endorsed the Democratic incumbent.
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The next update will feature the results of the Gubernatorial Elections of 1990, and because it's an anti-Democratic year, it will effect several races by a few points. The result in one state will permanently hinder the political career of one of our real timeline's most significant recent politicians. This goes back to my first post, on how many politicians simply got lucky or unlucky in their political career. Hint: In real life 1990, a retiring Republican governor A was succeeded by Democrat B who won by less than four percentage points. But in this timeline, the retiring Republican governor A will be succeeded by the Republican candidate C. Which means 4 years later.... a certain someone won't be able to challenge the incumbent Democrat B, they will instead be watching the Republican C run for reelection.
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I need to take issue with the Louisiana election. David Duke would have to go into a runoff with Senator Johnston if no candidate received an absolute majority of the vote which is the case ITTL.

Therefore, Duke should not have been declared elected with a plurality of the vote.
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The next update will feature the results of the Gubernatorial Elections of 1990, and because it's an anti-Democratic year, it will effect several races by a few points. The result in one state will permanently hinder the political career of one of our real timeline's most significant recent politicians. This goes back to my first post, on how many politicians simply got lucky or unlucky in their political career. Hint: In real life 1990, a retiring Republican governor A was succeeded by Democrat B who won by less than four percentage points. But in this timeline, the retiring Republican governor A will be succeeded by the Republican candidate C. Which means 4 years later.... a certain someone won't be able to challenge the incumbent Democrat B, they will instead be watching the Republican C run for reelection.

So Bush has to wait until 1998 (at least)?

Very interesting.
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I need to take issue with the Louisiana election. David Duke would have to go into a runoff with Senator Johnston if no candidate received an absolute majority of the vote which is the case ITTL.

Therefore, Duke should not have been declared elected with a plurality of the vote.

Crap, you're right. Oh well. Let's just say Duke somehow did win a majority of the vote then. (He was only 7 points away from a majority in real life anyway)
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I need to take issue with the Louisiana election. David Duke would have to go into a runoff with Senator Johnston if no candidate received an absolute majority of the vote which is the case ITTL.

Therefore, Duke should not have been declared elected with a plurality of the vote.

Crap, you're right. Oh well. Let's just say Duke somehow did win a majority of the vote then. (He was only 7 points away from a majority in real life anyway)

Johnston would have to blow the election for Duke to win it.

Duke would be lucky to win a majority of the white vote but blacks will turn out to vote and 99 percent of them will vote for Johnston.
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The next update will feature the results of the Gubernatorial Elections of 1990, and because it's an anti-Democratic year, it will effect several races by a few points. The result in one state will permanently hinder the political career of one of our real timeline's most significant recent politicians. This goes back to my first post, on how many politicians simply got lucky or unlucky in their political career. Hint: In real life 1990, a retiring Republican governor A was succeeded by Democrat B who won by less than four percentage points. But in this timeline, the retiring Republican governor A will be succeeded by the Republican candidate C. Which means 4 years later.... a certain someone won't be able to challenge the incumbent Democrat B, they will instead be watching the Republican C run for reelection.

So Bush has to wait until 1998 (at least)?

Very interesting.

Yup it's Bush. Bush will not run for Governor of Texas in 1994, mainly because there will be a Republican incumbent running for reelection. I haven't decided what path George Bush will take (if any). Update coming soon!
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The next update will feature the results of the Gubernatorial Elections of 1990, and because it's an anti-Democratic year, it will effect several races by a few points. The result in one state will permanently hinder the political career of one of our real timeline's most significant recent politicians. This goes back to my first post, on how many politicians simply got lucky or unlucky in their political career. Hint: In real life 1990, a retiring Republican governor A was succeeded by Democrat B who won by less than four percentage points. But in this timeline, the retiring Republican governor A will be succeeded by the Republican candidate C. Which means 4 years later.... a certain someone won't be able to challenge the incumbent Democrat B, they will instead be watching the Republican C run for reelection.

So Bush has to wait until 1998 (at least)?

Very interesting.

Yup it's Bush. Bush will not run for Governor of Texas in 1994, mainly because there will be a Republican incumbent running for reelection. I haven't decided what path George Bush will take (if any). Update coming soon!

Looking forward to it!
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November 6, 1990: Republicans Gain Governorships
In the Gubernatorial Elections of 1990, the Republicans gained 7 seats, the Democrats gained 4, and an independent party gained the Governorship of Alaska. In a notable result, the Governor of Massachusetts Evelyn Murphy, who succeeded to the office after President Michael Dukakis was elected, was unable to hold the seat against the Republican challenger William Weld.



Control Changes:
In Alaska, retiring Democrat Steve Cowper was succeeded by Walter Joseph Hickel of the Alaskan Independence Party.
In Arizona, retiring Democrat Rose Perica Mofford    was succeeded by Republican Fife Symington III.
In Connecticut, retiring Democrat William O'Neill was succeeded by Republican John Rowland.
In Florida, Republican Bob Martinez was defeated by Democrat Lawton Chiles.
In Massachusetts, Evelyn Murphy was defeated by Republican William Weld.
In Michigan, Democrat James Blanchard was defeated by Republican John Engler.
In Minnesota, Democrat Rudy Perpich was defeated by Republican Arne Carlson.
In New Mexico, retiring Democrat Garrey Carruthers was succeeded by Democrat Bruce King.
In Ohio, retiring Democrat Dick Celeste was succeeded by Republican George Voinovich.
In Oklahoma, retiring Henry Bellmon was succeeded by Democrat David Walters.
In Rhode Island, Republican Edward D. DiPrete was defeated by Democrat Bruce Sundlun.
In Vermont, retiring Democrat Madeleine M. Kunin was succeeded by Republican Richard A. Snelling.

Differences from real life:
In Connecticut, it was Lowell Weicker from the independent “A Connecticut Party” who succeeded William O’Neill and not John Rowland.
In Kansas, Republican Mike Hayden was defeated by Democrat Joan Finney.
In Massachusetts, Dukakis was retiring and the Democrat was John Silber, who nevertheless was defeated by William Weld.
In Nebraska, Republican Kay A. Orr was not defeated by Democrat Ben Nelson.
In Texas, retiring Republican Bill Clements was succeeded by Democrat Ann Richards, and not Republican Clayton Williams.

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January 3, 1991: The 102nd Congress Begins
Senate Majority Leader: George Mitchell
Majority Whip: Wendell Ford

Senate Minority Leader: Bob Dole
Minority Whip: Alan Simpson

Speaker: Thomas Foley
Majority Leader: William Gray
Majority Whip: Steny Hoyer

Minority Leader:
Robert Michel
Minority Whip: Dick Cheney

Senators:
Alabama:
Howell Heflin (D)
Dick Shelby (D)

Alaska:
Ted Stevens (R)
Frank H. Murkowski (R)

Arizona
Dennis DeConcini (D)
John McCain (R)

Arkansas
Dale Bumpers (D)
David Pryor (D)

California
Alan Cranston (D)
Pete Wilson (R), until January 7, 1991, because he resigned to take office as Governor.
John F. Seymour (R), from January 10, 1991

Colorado
Tim Wirth (D)
Hank Brown (R)

Connecticut
Christopher Dodd (D)
Joe Lieberman (D)

Delaware
William Roth (R)
Joe Biden (D)

Florida
Bob Graham (D)
Buddy McKay (D)

Georgia
Sam Nunn (D)
Wyche Fowler, Jr. (D)

Hawaii
Daniel K. Inouye (D)
Pat Saiki (R)

Idaho
Steve Symms (R)
Larry Craig (R)

Illinois
Alan J. Dixon (D)
Paul Simon (D)

Indiana
Richard Lugar (R)
Dan Quayle (R)

Iowa
Chuck Grassley (R)
Tom Tauke (R)

Kansas
Bob Dole (R)
Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R)

Kentucky
Wendell H. Ford (D)
Mitch McConnell (R)

Louisiana
David Duke (I)
John B. Breaux (D)

Maine
William S. Cohen (R)
George J. Mitchell (D)

Maryland
Paul S. Sarbanes (D)
Barbara A. Mikulski (D)

Massachusetts
Edward M. Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)

Michigan
Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D)
Carl Levin (D)

Minnesota
David Durenberger (R)
Rudy Boschwitz (R)

Mississippi
Thad Cochran (R)
Trent Lott (R)

Missouri
John C. Danforth (R)
Kit Bond (R)

Montana
Max Baucus (D)
John Melcher (D)
   
Nebraska
Jim Exon (D)
J. Robert Kerrey (D)

Nevada
Harry Reid (D)
Richard H. Bryan (D)

New Hampshire
Warren B. Rudman (R)
Bob Smith (R)

New Jersey
Christine Todd Whitman (R)
Frank R. Lautenberg (D)

New Mexico
Pete Domenici (R)
Jeff Bingaman (D)

New York
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D)
Al D'Amato (R)

North Carolina
Jesse Helms (R)
Terry Sanford (D)

North Dakota
Quentin N. Burdick (D)
Kent Conrad (D)

Ohio
John Glenn (D)
Howard Metzenbaum (D)

Oklahoma
David L. Boren (D)
Don Nickles (R)

Oregon
Mark O. Hatfield (R)
Bob Packwood (R)

Pennsylvania
John Heinz (R)
Arlen Specter (R)

Rhode Island
Claiborne Pell (D)
John H. Chafee (R)

South Carolina
Strom Thurmond (R)
Ernest F. Hollings (D)

South Dakota
Larry Pressler (R)
Thomas A. Daschle (D)

Tennessee
Jim Sasser (D)
Al Gore (D)

Texas
Lloyd Bentsen (D)
Phil Gramm (R)

Utah
Jake Garn (R)
Orrin G. Hatch (R)

Vermont
Patrick Leahy (D)
James Jeffords (R)

Virginia
John W. Warner (R)
Charles S. Robb (D)

Washington
Brock Adams (D)
Mike Lowry (D)

West Virginia
Robert C. Byrd (D)
John D. Rockefeller IV (D)

Wisconsin
Bob Kasten (R)
Herb Kohl (D)

Wyoming
Malcolm Wallop (R)
Alan K. Simpson (R)

I'm going to post the list of Senators at the beginning of each Congress, to keep you informed of who is in office.
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Governor: Brown (CA), Corbett (PA), Scott (FL)
House: Emken (CA)
Other: Rob McCoy (CA Assembly)

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February 10, 1991. Keating Scandal Report Released
The Keating Scandal has been released. Senator Cranston has been reprimanded, while Senators Riegle and DeConcini are criticized for acting improperly.

February 15, 1991. Republicans call for Three Democratic Senators to Resign, President Dukakis Does Not Support Resignations.
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole and the other Republican senators have released a statement calling for the three Democratic Senators affiliated with the Keating Scandal (Cranston, Riegle, and DeConcini) to resign. President Dukakis is determined to work with Congress and not campaign against it, and refuses to call on the senators to resign. “The report has been released and now we know what happened. But now it’s time for Congress to get back to work.” Polls on whether the senators should resign show 55% in favor of them resigning, 20% opposed, and 25% unsure.

March 3, 1991. Gay Adoption Bill Fails in Vote.
A bill allowing for gay individuals to adopt children has failed to pass the Senate. Southern Democrats strongly opposed this bill and combined with conservative Republicans were able to create a majority. President Dukakis had announced his support for the bill, along with the liberal Democrats and several northern moderate Republicans.

In reality, Dukakis was opposed to gay adoption, but that was in 1988, when he was running for President and I believe did not want to appear too liberal at that time. I have him supporting this bill since he is already President at this time and he believes the country is more liberal than it really is.


March 17, 1991. Senator Dick Shelby Switches to the GOP
Alabama Senator has switched parties and has agreed to caucus with the Republican Party. “The strong shift to the left by the Democratic Party and President Dukakis was difficult, especially with the recent homosexual adoption bill. But with the refusal of the Democratic Party and more importantly, with the President to refuse to call for the resignations of the three Keating Senators was too much.” The new Senate is 54 Democrats, 45 Republicans, and 1 Independent.

March, 27, 1991. McCain-Kerry Campaign Reform Act signed into Law.
Citing the strong desire of the public to end corruption, the McCain-Kerry Campaign Reform Act has been signed into law. President Dukakis supported this law, and because of his refusal to call for the resignation of the Keating Senators, was reluctant to appear unserious about ending corruption. The new law regulates the financing of political campaigns. Its chief sponsors were Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ). The law will become effective on 6 November 1991, and the new legal limits will become effective on January 1, 1992. It is widely expected to affect the upcoming Presidential election. Senator John McCain has been widely lauded for this bill, and despite being only in his first term, there are already calls for him to enter next year’s Presidential race.

March 30, 1991. First GOP Nomination Poll Shows Open Race
The first national poll for the Republican nomination shows a wide open race with no clear frontrunner. With 20 percent each are Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole and former Vice Presidential nominee and current Senator Dan Quayle. Minority Whip Dick Cheney is a strong third with 15%. None of the polled candidates have announced a run, but it is highly expected that these top three will run.

Bob Dole: 20
Dan Quayle: 20
Dick Cheney: 15
Lamar Alexander: 5
Arlen Specter: 5
Phil Gramm: 5
John McCain: 5
Dick Lugar: 0
Pete Wilson: 0
Undecided: 25%

It is important to note that one of the main reasons Colin Powell became well respected was because of his leadership in the invasion of Panama and in the Persian Gulf War. But because those two events don’t happen, he is not as famous as he was in real life. In addition, this is 1992 and not 1996 (when he was considering a run) and so Colin Powell is still serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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April 4, 1991. Senator John Heinz Injured in Plane Crash But Expected to Survive.
Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania has been injured in a plane crash, suffering a broken arm and fractured leg, but is expected to survive.

April 6, 1991. Senator Richard Lugar Announces Run for President, McCain declines.
Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has announced he will run for President, while Senator McCain of Arizona has declined.

April 20, 1991. Former Vice Presidential Nominee Dan Quayle Announces Run for President
Former Vice Presidential nominee and Senator of Indiana Dan Quayle has announced that he will run for President. He has high name recognition as a result of his place on the 1988 ticket, but still faces comments that he was a negative on the ticket.

May 3, 1991. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole Announces Run for President, Arlen Specter Declines.
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas has announced that he will run for President. He is probably the closest person that could be labeled a frontrunner but the race is still early. Senator Arlen Specter has declined to run and is the first senator to endorse Dole.

May 20, 1991. Senator Phil Gramm and Governor Pete Wilson Announce Run for President.
Senator Phil Gramm of Texas and Governor Pete Wilson of California have both announced that they will run for President.

May 30, 1991. New National Poll: Dole and Cheney Tied, Quayle Third.
A new poll has shown that Minority Whip Dick Cheney, despite no statement that he is running, is rising in the polls and is now tied with Bob Dole. Quayle is now third.

Bob Dole: 25
Dick Cheney: 25
Dan Quayle 15
Lamar Alexander: 5
Phil Gramm: 5
Dick Lugar: 5
Pete Wilson: 0
Undecided: 20%
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Will Pat Buchanan make a bid?
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Will Pat Buchanan make a bid?

No. The main reason he did was because he was opposed to President George Bush. Becoming more well known in that year, he had more name recognition to help him in 1996. He's a nonfactor in this timeline.
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Great so far. A Dukakis-Cheney race would be really interesting, so I'll be rooting for Cheney.
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