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May 30, 1999
Re "A Hair's Difference and More," Ventura County editorials, May 23. I assume that what you find "weird" and "loco" is Jeff "Skunk" Baxter running for Congress as a Republican. For me, the weirdness was seeing Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) standing on the lawn of the White House at the infamous post-impeachment pep rally. His blind support for our felonious President Bill "the Mad Bomber" Clinton sealed his electoral fate for many of us. As for Jeff Baxter, go for it, Skunk.
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October 13, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
For Lois Capps, this was year No. 4 for an award that cynics might see as a punch line: In a Washingtonian magazine poll of congressional staffers, she was again voted the nicest member of the House of Representatives. An even-tempered former school nurse, the Santa Barbara Democrat prides herself on recruiting Republicans to co-sponsor her bills. "I find it uncomfortable to be around people yelling at each other," she said. Abel Maldonado, her Republican opponent in next month's election, has no equivalent nice-guy honors.
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August 13, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
GOP congressional challenger Richard Sybert on Friday accused U.S. Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson(D-Woodland Hills) of waging a disgraceful reelection campaign aimed at digging up political dirt on Sybert rather than debating him squarely on public policy issues. Prompting these angry remarks was Sybert's discovery that a private researcher, using the state Public Records Act, recently obtained an inch-thick file of phone and travel records related to Sybert's former work as director of Gov.
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March 16, 2008 | Tony Quinn, Tony Quinn was a member of the Assembly Republican Caucus staff in the 1970s and 1980s.
State Sen. Tom McClintock, who will be termed out in December after serving 22 years in the Legislature, wants to extend his political career by winning election to Congress in a district more than 400 miles north of his home in Thousand Oaks, his base for the past quarter of a century. It may be a reach too far.
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May 14, 1992 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several Republican candidates in the crowded 24th Congressional District primary contest on Wednesday accused fellow GOP contender Jim Salomon of falsely implying in a flyer that he was endorsed by former President Ronald Reagan.
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May 23, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS and JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Wealthy congressional contender Sang Korman has pumped an additional $200,000 of his own money into his drive to capture the Republican nomination in a new district that includes the west San Fernando Valley, adding to an already large fund-raising lead over eight rivals.
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October 24, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Democrat Henry A. Waxman of Los Angeles, the incumbent in the 24th Congressional District, is in another matchup Nov. 6 with Republican John N. Cowles, whom he easily beat in 1988. A dedicated liberal and environmentalist, Waxman has been a leader in the battle to extend the Clean Air Act. As chairman of the House subcommittee on health and the environment, he has led a legislative attack on smoking and is pressing legislation to restrict tobacco advertising in print and on billboards.
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October 12, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
One is a veteran Congressman who touts his role in shielding Ventura County's only military base from closure; the other is a professor of national security issues who teaches at the Navy base. The incumbent Republican points to his long experience in Washington, while his Democratic opponent chides him for being an ineffective lawmaker who refuses to debate. But then Rep.
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April 22, 2001
Re "Doubling Up on Daylight Saving Is a Bright Idea," Ventura County Life column, April 1. Why do the folks in the 24th Congressional District keep electing Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) as their representative? He is not a very good idea man. Most of what he comes up with is right from the liberal playbook and not the product of any reasonable thought process. A case in point is his idea for "double daylight saving time" to help cut down on energy use. If we set our clocks so that it does not get dark until 9:30 or 10 p.m., so that people do not need to turn on their lights, guess what they will leave on until that time?
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May 30, 1999
Re "A Hair's Difference and More," Ventura County editorials, May 23. I assume that what you find "weird" and "loco" is Jeff "Skunk" Baxter running for Congress as a Republican. For me, the weirdness was seeing Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) standing on the lawn of the White House at the infamous post-impeachment pep rally. His blind support for our felonious President Bill "the Mad Bomber" Clinton sealed his electoral fate for many of us. As for Jeff Baxter, go for it, Skunk.
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May 19, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about contrasts: One of the hottest congressional contests in Southern California next year could pit a ponytailed guitar god against a balding tax lawyer. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, the colorful former lead guitarist of 1970s arena rockers the Doobie Brothers, has retained a campaign consultant and is contemplating a GOP challenge next year to the House seat held by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a Harvard-educated tax attorney.
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October 25, 1998
Congressman Brad Sherman was one of only five Los Angeles congressional representatives to sign a pledge of support for increasing appropriations funding for Alzheimer's research by $100 million. Alzheimer's disease has been called the epidemic and health care crisis of the 21st century. An estimated 14 million people will be affected in the next 30 years if a cure is not found. Every time I see and communicate with my beloved mother, I see a different person than the vibrant, intelligent parent who raised me. The roles have been reversed.
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