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October 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was ousted in 2003 for disobeying a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state Judicial Building, said he would be a candidate for governor in 2006. Moore, 58, a fundamentalist Christian who supports school prayer and opposes gay marriage, pledged to fight higher taxes, tighten restrictions on illegal immigrants and improve education if elected.
October 12, 2005 | Dan Morain and Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writers
Led by public employee unions, organized labor has raised more than $80 million in its effort to defeat the initiatives promoted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, campaign finance reports show. With a month left before the Nov. 8 special election, unions, particularly those representing state and local civil servants, could shatter California spending records for ballot measure battles. The tally changes daily as reports are filed.
October 21, 2005 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Once Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was running for reelection, the money spigot opened wide. Schwarzenegger raised $10 million in the month following his Sept. 17 declaration, according to campaign reports being filed daily with the secretary of state's office. He had collected $3.7 million in the preceding month and $25 million in the first 8 1/2 months of the year.
September 22, 2005 | Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writer
It's after Labor Day and the campaign has begun: endorsements, dueling news conferences, TV ads, a rowdy party convention and the requisite release of a candidate's tax returns. Only it's the wrong Labor Day. Californians won't choose a governor for 14 months, but thanks to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state is experiencing a gubernatorial race far earlier and more intensely than in previous years.
September 15, 2005 | Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger all but declared Wednesday that he would run for a second term next year, saying, "I am not in this for the short run," and promising an official announcement Friday in San Diego. Speaking at a special election campaign event in this Central Valley town near Fresno, Schwarzenegger was asked by an audience member if Californians would get "a chance to vote for you again." It was the last question during a carefully planned "town hall" meeting at a window factory.
September 16, 2005 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to announce his re-election bid today reflects the gravity of his political and financial troubles as he strives to restore a battered public image in time to win approval of his November ballot measures.
January 28, 2007 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
Candidates hoping to fill the vacant seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors are beginning their final dash as the last week of the campaign approaches. But some of the hardest sprinting in this truncated Feb. 6 special election has been done by campaign committees that are not allowed to have contact with the candidates.
June 18, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Rep. Ronald V. Dellums has won the Oakland mayoral race, unofficial results show. Dellums, 70, got 50.18% of the vote, barely securing the majority he needed to avoid a runoff election in November. City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente, who took nearly 33% of the vote, called Dellums on Saturday to congratulate him on his victory and would not challenge the final count, a spokeswoman said.
June 7, 2006 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Five months remain before California chooses a governor, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign for a second term begins in earnest now. The Republican governor will set out today on a statewide bus tour to make the case to voters that he is mastering the office after some costly stumbles, and that there is no compelling reason to hand the job to his Democratic rival. Schwarzenegger is considering airing campaign ads this week, according to people familiar with his reelection bid.
June 10, 2006 | Robert Salladay and Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writers
Only days after an onslaught of negative TV ads ended in the Democratic primary, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launched his own critical ads Friday saying his opponent Phil Angelides wanted $10 billion in new taxes that would "take California backward." The Schwarzenegger advertising blitz, scheduled to run statewide in Spanish and English, is designed to dampen any enthusiasm for Angelides after he won the Democratic nomination this week.
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