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GOP sweeps Senate, House; Dems gain govs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House of Representatives Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections that traditionally go against the incumbent president. Democrats were e
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Washington Bureau Chief

Lautenberg wins unexpected 4th term

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Frank Lautenberg, who replaced Sen. Robert Torricelli as the Democratic nominee after the incumbent dropped out of the race five weeks ago, handily won an unexpected fourth term, according to the Democratic National Committee.

Lautenberg wins unexpected 4th term

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Frank Lautenberg, who replaced Sen. Robert Torricelli as the Democratic nominee after the incumbent dropped out of the race five weeks ago, handily won an unexpected fourth term, according to the Democratic National Senate Committee. Lautenberg, 78, had r

Analysis: Congress control up for grabs

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Patrick Reddy, a consultant to California Democrats, predicts Tuesday's congressional elections.
PATRICK REDDY

UPI Political Roundup

Pivotal midterm elections ... an election eve debate in Minnesota ... Ventura appoints interim senator ... a digest of national election and campaign news by United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Analysis: What to watch in Nov. 5 election

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The mid-term elections were dominated by the crisis with Iraq in the Middle East. Republicans hoped President Bush's high ratings on foreign policy would outran
PATRICK REDDY

Senate, governor's races too close to call

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A majority of the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races are too close to call as Election Day approaches with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Analysis:New names shift Senate momentum

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Democrats -- particularly in the Midwest -- are counting on high voter turnout spurred by the death of populist Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone last Friday to hel
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Analysis: Races tight as election nears

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Rarely has there been a year where campaigns made so little difference. Virtually the only news affecting this election has come from outside the normal political arena.
PATRICK REDDY

Wellstone death scrambles a murky election

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The tragic death of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone in a plane crash Friday leaves the already murky situation in the Senate -- just 11 days before the
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Death muddles already murky Senate battle

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The tragic death of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone in a plane crash Friday leaves the already murky situation in the Senate -- just 11 days before the elections -- even more muddled as Democrats scramble to find a replacement.
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Election 2002: Sogginess vs. crunch

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
PATRICK REDDY

Elections 2002: NJ Sen. - race interruptus

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002) TRENTON, N.J. (UPI) -- After former three-term Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who retired in 2001, replaced Sen. Robert Torricelli as the Democratic nominee for Senate in New Jersey, things began looking up for the

Analysis: Election 2002 too close to call

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The 2002 "midterm" elections have twice been overshadowed by foreign policy: first by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and then in recent weeks by the sometimes-ra
PATRICK REDDY

UPI Political Roundup

UPI political round up for Tuesday Oct. 8th.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
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Robert Torricelli
WAP2001060699 - 06 JUNE 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) makes a point June 6, 2001 during a press conference on Capitol Hill on new legislation banning racial profiling. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) looks on. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI.
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Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed "the Torch," is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. Torricelli, a Democrat, served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate. He served a single term in the Senate and decided not to run for reelection after a campaign finance scandal involving contributions by David Chang, an imprisoned Korean businessman.

After graduation from Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, Torricelli attended Rutgers University both for undergraduate and law school, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 and his law degree in 1977. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1978 and later attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, earning a Master of Public Administration in 1980.

Torricelli was married to Susan Holloway, from whom he is now divorced. He reportedly has since dated Mick Jagger's former wife Bianca Jagger, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

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