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California Congressional Elections 1998

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like the mountains framing Glendale and Pasadena, the scandal surrounding President Clinton towers in the background of the congressional battle over who will represent those communities. Democratic challenger Barry Gordon, gambling on a voter backlash against the Republicans, has attacked GOP incumbent Rep. James Rogan of Glendale for his high-profile role in Congress' decision to launch an impeachment inquiry.
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September 15, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a page out of the Democratic Party's playbook, congressional hopeful Barry Gordon ripped into Republican incumbent Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) on Monday for supporting private school vouchers and voting against President Clinton's budget proposal for 100,000 new teachers.
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May 19, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
So much for the low-key Bob Dornan. In recent weeks, the former Orange County congressman--best known for his hard-right views and roaring rhetoric--had been taking a softer approach to his politics in competing with three GOP opponents in the June 2 primary. No more. The old Dornan appears to be back. He is putting together two mailers attacking U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, even though he technically doesn't face the Garden Grove Democrat in June.
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May 12, 1998 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Last week, Matt Fong got a message to call Darrell Issa, his rival in the Republican race for U.S. Senate. Issa wanted to complain about some of the rough stuff in their nasty primary fight, but Fong had something else in mind. He asked Issa when the two might get together, face to face in front of a crowd, to kick around some of the issues in their Senate contest. "His response was, 'Well, that wouldn't really be in my interest,' " Fong claims. "That's certainly not true," Issa replies.
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May 12, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this military-heavy city, state Treasurer Matt Fong figured he had an issue that would lure the television cameras to his race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate: inadequate housing for military personnel. For that all-important visual component, Fong was ready to pose with two magnificent aircraft carriers, the Kitty Hawk and the Constellation, in the background. And he was prepared to talk angrily about America shirking its duty to men and women in uniform.
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May 31, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No longer predictable, Tuesday's elections in the San Fernando Valley will feature new, motivated voters, renewed secession sentiment and even a new balloting format. Adding more volatility to the mix is a booming economy, a dramatic drop in crime rates, record spending by candidates for governor and controversial ballot propositions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
BARBARA BOXER A first-term senator, Boxer leads in primary polling, despite postponing advertising until a Republican opponent for November is chosen. * Political Party: Democrat * Age: 57 * Residence: Greenbrae * Education: Bachelor's degree in economics, Brooklyn College * Career highlights: Stockbroker; journalist; Marin County Board of Supervisors, 1976-82; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-93; U.S.
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May 21, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The elevator was crowded and Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, all 5 feet of her, found herself staring into the tie clip of a big, beefy Republican from Michigan. She was holding a fistful of index cards listing reasons her GOP colleagues should support her nominee for a federal judgeship. Sen. Spencer Abraham looked down on her fondly as if to say, "Oh, here you are again!" "Look what I have for you," she chirped, waving the cards at him. "I love this!" Abraham beamed.
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May 22, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From different paths and possessed of different temperaments, they have developed the same yearning to be the Republican nominee against Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. For one, politics has always been part of life; for the other, it is a noxious necessity undertaken to save the republic by cutting taxes and hacking away at governmental red tape. One has government experience and polish, the other has zeal and money and compares himself to the Jimmy Stewart character in "Mr.
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May 29, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a spirited but mostly civil debate Thursday, the two leading GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate nomination clashed over issues ranging from abortion to offshore oil drilling, assault weapons, tobacco taxes and even the Middle East. With opinion polls showing the race deadlocked, state Treasurer Matt Fong and car alarm entrepreneur Darrell Issa each clearly hoped that the event would vault him to victory Tuesday--and to a matchup with Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer in the fall.
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