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April 25, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recall effort against embattled Judge Joyce A. Karlin crept into the 2nd Supervisorial District race Friday, with Yvonne Brathwaite Burke airing a radio commercial attacking rival Diane Watson for hiring a political consultant who works for Karlin's husband. "The mudslinging has started," Watson said. She added that she was unaware that her consultant, Harvey Englander, worked for Karlin's husband, Bill Fahey, a candidate for Congress.
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March 20, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Kevin Murray, one of 18 candidates vying in the April 10 special election in the 32nd Congressional District, won the support of Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, an endorsement that is expected to give his campaign added momentum and may catapult him to the top of the race. With the backing of the influential congresswoman, Murray now has the support of some of the most powerful California Democrats in Congress, including Reps. Howard L. Berman and Henry A. Waxman.
NEWS
October 14, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Health care industry lobbyist Willie R. Hausey has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for making an improper $5,000 loan to Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) and for failing to disclose the loan on his quarterly lobbying reports, according to a document made available Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission.
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May 26, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy and state Sen. Diane Watson said Saturday they will introduce a resolution that would put California in the forefront of efforts to overturn the federal rule that prompted last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision banning abortion counseling in federally funded clinics. "Our resolution . . . will send a strong message to the President: The state with 52 electoral votes opposes the gag rule and supports women's right to privacy, women's right to choose," McCarthy said.
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July 22, 1999 | JOHN BALZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lengthy quest by former state Sen. Diane Watson for an ambassadorship paid off Wednesday when she became the U.S. envoy to the Federated States of Micronesia, a 1,700-mile-long chain of tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean. Watson, 65, was sworn in at a State Department ceremony during which her 90-year-old mother, Dorothy Watson, held the Bible. The new ambassador is scheduled to leave for Micronesia in October. A Los Angeles native, Watson won her state Senate seat in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke widened her lead over Diane Watson on Monday in their race to become the first African-American elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, as the district attorney's office opened an investigation into allegations of voting fraud. In the first update of the absentee ballot count since last Tuesday's election, former Rep. Burke led state Sen. Watson by 1,597 votes with an estimated 10,000 absentee ballots still to be tabulated in the 2nd District race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1993 | From Times staff and wire reports
A Superior Court judge Friday confirmed Yvonne Brathwaite Burke's victory in last year's election for Los Angeles County supervisor, saying attorneys for her challenger, state Sen. Diane Watson, had failed to prove any misconduct or vote tampering. "While there have been some hints and allusions to some human error during the course of this election, there is no credible evidence that would amount to malconduct of the precinct ward," Superior Court Judge Arthur Jean said.
NEWS
February 21, 1996 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
In a stunning, racially charged argument, state Sen. Diane Watson and University of California Regent Ward Connerly--both of whom are black--engaged in a public shouting match Tuesday that climaxed with Connerly calling Watson a "lightweight" and a "bigot."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From posting "human billboards" at street corners to sending out a 62-page campaign book, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Diane Watson are bombarding voters with last-minute pitches in what has become a bruising campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor. Both campaigns have collectively sent out more than a dozen mailers to the South-Central to West Los Angeles district--all designed to arrive in the final, crucial days before the election.
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January 23, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day Rep. Julian Dixon died, Assemblyman Roderick Wright filed the papers for a special election to fill the suddenly vacant seat. "It is hard to raise money to run an effective campaign," Wright said. "You want to file your papers as quickly as you can." Four days later, a day before Dixon was laid to rest, another politician in a hurry, state Sen. Kevin Murray of Culver City, sent in his papers for the election.
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