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April 18, 1997 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
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.
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May 12, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 18, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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?
NEWS
March 30, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2013 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
May 13, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama tried to dismiss a brewing controversy over the White House handling of the terrorist attack on Benghazi as a “sideshow” and accused critics of using an attack that killed four Americans for political gain. “We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus,” Obama said Monday at a brief news conference. “What happened was tragic. It was carried out by extremists inside of Libya. We are out there trying to hunt down the folks who carried this out, and we're trying to make sure that we fix the system so that it doesn't happen again.” Obama's remarks came as the White House tried to contain fallout from the disclosure of internal emails discussing what to tell the public in the days after the attack.
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.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - Partisan politics loomed over a House hearing Wednesday  on the deadly September 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound  in Benghazi, Libya, as Republicans and Democrats clashed over the meaning of testimony from three witnesses who had little new to add to the story. The hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee began with the chairman, Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), complaining that the Obama administration and Democrats on the committee have not supported his efforts to get to the truth.
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