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March 20, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to stymie the reelection of a major political foe, gun owners across the country are planning an extensive mail campaign against Democratic state Sen. David A. Roberti as he seeks a seat on unfamiliar political turf in the San Fernando Valley, a gun rights activist said Thursday. But Roberti's campaign manager charged Thursday that gun activists were trying to deceive voters by hiding the true source of flyers that will be mailed at the end of this month.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to stymie the reelection of a major political foe, gun owners across the country are planning an extensive mail campaign against Democratic state Sen. David A. Roberti as he seeks a seat on unfamiliar political turf in the San Fernando Valley, a gun rights activist said Thursday. But Roberti's campaign manager charged Thursday that gun activists were trying to deceive voters by hiding the true source of flyers that will be mailed at the end of this month.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1994
Residents in the San Fernando Valley's 20th Senate District should not have had to bother with the gun lobby-inspired recall election Tuesday against state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys). But the requisite number of signatures had been gathered, forcing a needless move against a politician who because of term limits was scheduled to leave office in a few months anyway. Fortunately, the voters in the 20th made the best of it.
OPINION
April 3, 1994
Just eight weeks. The shortness of that period offers the best representation of how silly, vindictive and wasteful the recall election against Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) is. Voters in the San Fernando Valley's 20th Senate District already were scheduled to go to the polls on June 7 for a primary. That was the logical first step in selecting a successor for Roberti, who because of term limits is set to step down on Dec. 5 anyway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1994
Recall votes are a fundamental right in a democracy, but the process can be abused. A case in point is the ill-conceived, vengeful, even ridiculous effort to recall Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys). The timing itself defies logic: Because of term limits, the recall election would occur with less than eight months left in Roberti's term. Roberti has not broken the law or violated the public's trust.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
To hear his opponents tell it, the campaign to oust longtime state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) is an effort by grass-roots reformers to clean up corruption and cronyism in Sacramento. But make no mistake: The recall election scheduled for April grew out of a very different issue--gun control. This is inarguable even though the campaign has picked up support from assorted Roberti opponents who were unhappy with him for other reasons.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anti-gun control activists and others said Wednesday that they have collected enough voter signatures to hold a recall election against state Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) this spring, when he will have less than eight months left in office. A spokesman for the Constitutional Rights Federation, a Mission Hills-based gun owners group, said anti-Roberti activists gathered more than 45,000 voter signatures, more than twice the number needed to stage a recall in late March or April.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anti-gun control activists and others said Wednesday they have collected enough voter signatures to force an election seeking the recall of state Senate Leader David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) this spring, when he will have less than eight months left in office.
NEWS
January 7, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A seemingly imminent recall election against state Sen. David Roberti began to shape up Thursday as a national referendum after gun control champion Sarah Brady pledged to throw her organization's support behind the embattled Roberti, who has been targeted for ouster by pro-gun activists.
NEWS
April 3, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have been virtually invisible, but in a little more than one week, one of them could be vaulted into a post that pays $75,000 a year, boasts a trove of perks, and gives its holder power and prestige. The five are candidates in the April 12 recall election that targets state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) for removal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1994
Voters in the 20th Senate District--which includes Reseda, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Pacoima and Sylmar--face an important civic responsibility on Tuesday. They will take part in the first recall election of a state official in 80 years. Recall elections are a fundamental right in a democracy, but the process has been horribly abused in this case. Foes are trying to recall state Sen. David A.
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