April 18, 1997 |
San Diego businessman Darrell Issa, wealthy but unknown except in the most rarefied California political circles, announced Thursday that he is formally exploring a campaign for the U.S. Senate. Intent on underscoring his seriousness, he immediately put $2 million of his own money into the effort, a campaign official said.
May 12, 1998 |
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.
May 22, 1998 |
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.
May 18, 1998 |
With two weeks and a day left before the election, the two leading Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate are on opposing sides of the biggest question of all: What attributes does the public prefer this season in choosing their leaders?
March 30, 1998 |
Republican Darrell Issa, the millionaire car alarm manufacturer who wants to be the junior U.S. senator from California, says one of his strengths is that he is not another career politician spouting carefully rehearsed rhetoric. "I refuse to use canned lines," Issa says. "I think that is what is wrong with politics today: Nobody speaks from the heart." Maybe.
May 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - During the 2010 campaign, Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat from Sherman Oaks, joked, "Every time I try to encourage the White House to do more to help us elect Democrats to the House of Representatives, I send them a picture of Darrell Issa with the word 'subpoena' underneath. " Issa, who has headed the House's top investigative committee since his party won control of the chamber in 2010, has lived up to Sherman's expectations. The Republican from Vista in San Diego County has become the Obama administration's chief antagonist in Congress.
September 1, 2002 |
Darrell Isa is stuck in his silver Lxus on the rain-slicked streets of Washington, D.C., an hour late. A crowd has gathered around vegetarian grape leaves and pumpkin-filled kebabs at the Egyptian embassy, waiting to hear a few words from the distinguished gentleman from California. He is one of the lone Arab American voices in a decidedly pro-Israel Congress, a 48-year-old car alarm millionaire who never held public office before he was sworn in 20 months ago as the Republican from Vista.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998
Re "Billionaire's Matching Grant Program to Benefit Legal Aid Services," June 3: What a pleasure to see billionaire George Soros using his wealth for something other than self-aggrandizement. It's a shame that others of enormous wealth such as Michael Huffington, Darrell Issa and Al Checchi don't follow suit. MERYL SCHWARTZ Irvine
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2003
A company controlled by Rep. Darrell Issa has donated nearly $450,000 to an effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis, a filing made public Friday shows. Political aides to the Vista Republican said earlier this month that Issa planned to provide "seed" money for the recall and indicated he had given $100,000 to help finance a signature-gathering drive to place the recall on a statewide ballot. Records posted on the secretary of state's Web site show that Greene Properties Inc.
February 20, 2012 |
Congressional Republicans held a hearing about birth control and religion last Thursday, and the take-away image from the gathering is a shot of the key witnesses: five middle-aged men representing various religious organizations. Fairly or not, the spin coming out of the hearing was not about how religious institutions might be threatened by a federal requirement that employees be provided insurance coverage for contraceptives, which is what the committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, intended.