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October 26, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater said Wednesday that next year's California gubernatorial campaign will be the "No. 1 race" in the country because of its potential impact on the nationwide struggle for reapportionment of congressional seats. As things stand in the competition for the seat, Republican Gov. George Deukmejian will vacate after two terms and U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson is all but assured the Republican nomination. Atty. Gen. John K.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2003
These Californians filed nomination documents with county registrars before Saturday's 5 p.m. deadline, a key step toward appearing on the ballot in the Oct. 7 recall election. Their ranks include professional politicians, a radiologist, a nuclear engineer, an adult education teacher, a porn star and a 100-year-old woman from Long Beach. The availability of information and photographs of candidates varied Saturday.
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March 29, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Maybe this is the debate the two Democratic candidates for governor promised. Not the old-fashioned, face-to-face stuff with live candidates in a spontaneous format--but television commercial vs. television commercial, each carefully scripted and produced by professionals. Atty. Gen. John K.
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May 8, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Stoking an argument that played itself out from a hotel ballroom to the parking lot across the street, Pete Wilson on Monday accused Dianne Feinstein of being a campaign convert to the death penalty and ridiculed her past association with former state Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird. Feinstein lashed back, contending that her support of the death penalty dates back to the 1970s and suggesting firmly that the Republican senator butt out.
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April 20, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Into the Earth Day public relations fusillade on Thursday came Dianne Feinstein, unfurling an environmental agenda that conformed to the middle-of-the-road strategy she has crafted in her race for governor and carefully avoiding a stand on the so-called Big Green initiative co-sponsored by her Democratic competitor, John K. Van de Kamp.
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April 5, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Don't be confused. Even though he's a man, a Catholic and the attorney general, John K. Van de Kamp is a strong supporter of abortion rights. Sometimes, "assets are also liabilities," Van de Kamp told an audience Wednesday in Irvine at the Planned Parenthood Western Regional Conference, where he appeared along with his rival for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein. "That has created some confusion," Van de Kamp said.
NEWS
October 30, 1994
The governor is California's chief executive officer. He or she lays out each year's spending plan in the state budget and determines how to finance it. In addition, the governor appoints key officials to head a broad array of agencies, departments and commissions. The governor also appoints all Municipal and Superior Court judges in California and nominates justices to the state Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
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March 4, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.'s unexpected victory in Colorado's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday appears likely to catapult the former California governor into prominence as the anti-Establishment alternative to the party's centrist front-runners. It also assures Brown of two key resources that he has found in short supply: money and more concentrated media attention.
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