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Quayle Stumps for Hoffman, Predicts GOP Gains in November

October 09, 1998

Former Vice President Dan Quayle said Thursday that Republicans will dominate in the November election, in part because voters are yearning for a return to traditional family values and "integrity from our leaders" in the wake of the Clinton scandal.

Quayle, in town for a political fund-raiser for congressional hopeful Randy Hoffman, repeated his call for President Clinton to resign, saying he has tarnished the presidency and damaged the country.

Evidence that Clinton's political support is quickly eroding came Thursday, Quayle said, when 31 Democrats in the House joined a Republican majority in voting to launch an impeachment inquiry.

"Today, more than anything, we need people with integrity," Quayle, a potential candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000, told a crowd of Republican supporters at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.

Quayle headlined a campaign fund-raiser for Hoffman, the Republican candidate for the 24th Congressional District, which includes the west Valley and a portion of Ventura County. Hoffman, a Thousand Oaks businessman, is trying to unseat freshman Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).

The event raised about $15,000 for Hoffman.

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