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August 20, 2003
Kevin Richter Age: 29 Party: Republican Occupation: Information technology manager Residence: Manteca Family: Married, two children Education: B.S. in material engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1997. Career highlights: Now in information technology group staffing organization; began whowantstobeagovernor.com Web site in July. Quote: "My primary experience is 29 years of breathing. I'm also known for my frugality.
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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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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.
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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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July 19, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Dianne Feinstein went calling on the capital's Democratic Establishment on Tuesday and Wednesday to raise "a little money" and to persuade party leaders and professional organizers that her election as governor of California this fall is critical to future national Democratic fortunes. Moving on from Capitol Hill to Wall Street tonight, Feinstein planned to carry the same message to blue-chip New York City fund-raisers at a small private dinner gathering to include Gov.
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