Latest Paul Hackett Stories

2009-02-03 19:31:39

The Oakland Raiders have settled on Tom Cable as the team's head coach, removing his interim tag, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. The Chronicle reported said the Raiders have called a news conference for Wednesday afternoon to make it official. The newspaper said last week that Raiders owner Al Davis had decided on Cable to lead the team in 2009, but the club held off on an official announcement. This is good news, Raiders center Jake Grove told the Chronicle. "I think most...

2006-02-14 11:41:58

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, an Ohio Democrat who gained attention last year for criticizing President George W. Bush and nearly scoring a huge congressional upset, said on Tuesday he would drop his U.S. Senate bid and retire from politics. Hackett said he was under heavy party pressure to end his Senate race and clear the way for Democratic Rep. Sherrod Brown to face vulnerable Republican incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine in November. "I made this decision...

2006-02-03 15:17:04

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats have enlisted special help in the battle for Congress from a small band of Iraq war veterans, hoping their military experience turns into campaign-trail credibility with voters. At least 10 veterans of the Iraq war are running for Congress, all but one as Democrats, in what amounts to an open challenge to both President George W. Bush's policies in Iraq and the traditional Republican advantage on national...

2005-08-03 13:25:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Wednesday celebrated a closer-than-expected loss in a special House of Representatives race in Ohio and called it a warning sign for Republicans entering the 2006 congressional elections. But Republicans cautioned against reading too much into Jean Schmidt's narrow win over Democrat and Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, saying low turnout and local issues made the race unique and kept it from being a bellwether on Republican leadership or President Bush....

2005-08-02 23:33:28

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Republicans narrowly held on to a vacant U.S. House of Representatives seat in Ohio on Tuesday, defeating a Democratic Iraq war veteran who had hammered away at President Bush and his Iraq policy. In the closely watched race, heavily favored Republican Jean Schmidt, 53, won by a 3 percent margin over personal injury lawyer Paul Hackett, who recently spent seven months as a Marine civil affairs officer in hot spots like Ramadi and Fallujah. The special election to...

2005-07-28 11:31:08

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WEST UNION, Ohio (Reuters) - Five months after leaving the battle zones of Iraq, Democrat Paul Hackett is waging an uphill fight to make political history in a special election for the U.S. Congress next week. Hackett, a major in the Marine reserves who served in hot spots like Ramadi and Fallujah, hopes to become the first Iraq war veteran in Congress and the first Democrat to win the heavily Republican 2nd House of Representatives District in...

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