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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2001 | GEORGE SKELTON
Political strategist Richie Ross sees his client's task as basic: He must convince voters that he's not a murderer. Didn't even conspire to commit murder. Did not hire a hit man. Had absolutely nothing to do with Chandra Levy's disappearance. Then Rep. Gary Condit can think about--maybe--running for reelection next year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2001 | GEORGE SKELTON
Political strategist Richie Ross sees his client's task as basic: He must convince voters that he's not a murderer. Didn't even conspire to commit murder. Did not hire a hit man. Had absolutely nothing to do with Chandra Levy's disappearance. Then Rep. Gary Condit can think about--maybe--running for reelection next year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political hopefuls continue to line up after news this week that Rep. Christopher Cox was being considered for a nomination to the federal appellate bench in San Francisco. A handful of possible replacements emerged in the wake of comments by Sen. Barbara Boxer and others to the Los Angeles Times that the Newport Beach conservative was under consideration by the White House.
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June 6, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former state Sen. Diane Watson, benefiting from a heavy Democratic registration edge, sailed to victory Tuesday night for the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Julian Dixon. Watson, 67, will become the oldest freshman member in the current House of Representatives when she is sworn in as the 32nd District's congresswoman Thursday. Watson was virtually assured of victory in April when she won a hotly contested Democratic primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has endorsed City Councilman Nate Holden in the April 10 special election in the 32nd Congressional District. "Our city needs Nate Holden in the United States Congress," Riordan said in a statement released by Holden's campaign. "Nate's commitment to a prosperous business climate is unparalleled." Holden, who represented the 10th Council District for 14 years and served in the state Senate from 1974-78, is one of 18 candidates vying to replace the late Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN and ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Assemblywoman Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) soundly defeated former Assemblyman Martin Gallegos (D-Baldwin Park) Tuesday in the bitterly fought race to fill a vacant state Senate seat in the San Gabriel Valley. Because Romero got more than half of the total vote cast Tuesday, she won the seat outright without having to go to a general election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her first public forum since winning the April primary in the 32nd Congressional District race, former state Sen. Diane Watson denounced a recent campaign mailer by an opponent, which described her as someone who "wants to give free needles to heroin addicts" and showed a graphic photograph of an addict shooting up. "It was a very scurrilous attack piece," Watson said about the mailer sent by her Republican challenger, Noel Irwin Hentschel. "It came into people's homes. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional candidates juggled back-to-back debates Wednesday in View Park and Culver City--a sudden burst of energy in a week of campaigning designed to get out the vote in the April 10 special election for the 32nd District seat. With 18 candidates competing, the race to fill the post left vacant by the death of Julian Dixon has accelerated. Candidates are making greater efforts to reach voters: posting lawn signs, buying radio time and attending forums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Kevin Murray, one of 18 candidates vying in the April 10 special election in the 32nd Congressional District, won the support of Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, an endorsement that is expected to give his campaign added momentum and may catapult him to the top of the race. With the backing of the influential congresswoman, Murray now has the support of some of the most powerful California Democrats in Congress, including Reps. Howard L. Berman and Henry A. Waxman.
NEWS
June 6, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former state Sen. Diane Watson, benefiting from a heavy Democratic registration edge, sailed to victory Tuesday night for the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Julian Dixon. Watson, 67, will become the oldest freshman member in the current House of Representatives when she is sworn in as the 32nd District's congresswoman Thursday. Watson was virtually assured of victory in April when she won a hotly contested Democratic primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her first public forum since winning the April primary in the 32nd Congressional District race, former state Sen. Diane Watson denounced a recent campaign mailer by an opponent, which described her as someone who "wants to give free needles to heroin addicts" and showed a graphic photograph of an addict shooting up. "It was a very scurrilous attack piece," Watson said about the mailer sent by her Republican challenger, Noel Irwin Hentschel. "It came into people's homes. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political hopefuls continue to line up after news this week that Rep. Christopher Cox was being considered for a nomination to the federal appellate bench in San Francisco. A handful of possible replacements emerged in the wake of comments by Sen. Barbara Boxer and others to the Los Angeles Times that the Newport Beach conservative was under consideration by the White House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has endorsed City Councilman Nate Holden in the April 10 special election in the 32nd Congressional District. "Our city needs Nate Holden in the United States Congress," Riordan said in a statement released by Holden's campaign. "Nate's commitment to a prosperous business climate is unparalleled." Holden, who represented the 10th Council District for 14 years and served in the state Senate from 1974-78, is one of 18 candidates vying to replace the late Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Kevin Murray, one of 18 candidates vying in the April 10 special election in the 32nd Congressional District, won the support of Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, an endorsement that is expected to give his campaign added momentum and may catapult him to the top of the race. With the backing of the influential congresswoman, Murray now has the support of some of the most powerful California Democrats in Congress, including Reps. Howard L. Berman and Henry A. Waxman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional candidates juggled back-to-back debates Wednesday in View Park and Culver City--a sudden burst of energy in a week of campaigning designed to get out the vote in the April 10 special election for the 32nd District seat. With 18 candidates competing, the race to fill the post left vacant by the death of Julian Dixon has accelerated. Candidates are making greater efforts to reach voters: posting lawn signs, buying radio time and attending forums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN and ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Assemblywoman Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) soundly defeated former Assemblyman Martin Gallegos (D-Baldwin Park) Tuesday in the bitterly fought race to fill a vacant state Senate seat in the San Gabriel Valley. Because Romero got more than half of the total vote cast Tuesday, she won the seat outright without having to go to a general election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2001
The widow of the late Rep. Julian Dixon on Wednesday endorsed state Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) in the race to fill the 32nd Congressional District seat left vacant by the death of her husband. Bettye Dixon's decision was disclosed as part of a joint announcement with U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Mission Hills), who also pledged his support to Murray. "We strongly believe that state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision expected to ignite an intense political battle over who will be the next representative from the overwhelmingly Democratic 32nd House District in West Los Angeles, Bettye Dixon, the widow of Rep. Julian Dixon, said Wednesday that she will not seek election to the seat left vacant by the recent death of her husband. "I am not going to run for my husband's seat," Dixon said in an interview with The Times. "I have a business that I am operating. It is the business that I enjoy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2001
The widow of the late Rep. Julian Dixon on Wednesday endorsed state Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) in the race to fill the 32nd Congressional District seat left vacant by the death of her husband. Bettye Dixon's decision was disclosed as part of a joint announcement with U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Mission Hills), who also pledged his support to Murray. "We strongly believe that state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With more than two dozen people competing for the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Julian Dixon, the race for the 32nd Congressional District seat in southwest Los Angeles has consolidated around three well-known names. Of the 27 candidates who have filed or taken out preliminary papers to run in the April 10 special primary election, former state Sen. Diane Watson, who recently completed an appointment as U.S.
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