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September 3, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have held more debates than Lincoln and Douglas. They have faced more stale luncheon fare than a Shriner, lobbed more lame jokes than a Rotarian, orated until their throats were throbbing and their voices hoarse--to what end? Labor Day may be the traditional kickoff of the campaign season, but Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and his challenger, head Deputy Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, have been campaigning furiously for months.
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August 23, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It takes no great stretch of political imagination to guess where the race for Los Angeles County district attorney is heading. It will not be a pretty place. Both campaigns have conducted their own polls, and both agree: The campaign between now and Nov. 7 will be about defining--or redefining--the electorate's sense of challenger Steve Cooley's identity. The question is: Who can do it first and most convincingly? Dist. Atty.
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August 10, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
District attorney candidate Steve Cooley picked up a major endorsement Wednesday when John Van de Kamp, the former Los Angeles County district attorney and state attorney general, said he was supporting the challenger over two-term incumbent Gil Garcetti. In an unusually evenhanded statement, Van de Kamp praised Garcetti, saying the incumbent "deserves great credit for a long, distinguished public career." But he said eight years is enough for any district attorney and it is time for a change.
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July 29, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti, struggling to regain momentum in his campaign for reelection, has run well behind challenger Steve Cooley in fund-raising since the March 7 primary, according to campaign spending reports due Monday. Garcetti still has more than twice as much money as Cooley to spend in the campaign, having vastly out-raised him in the preprimary period.
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July 28, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a debate that began placidly but took a sharp turn for rough seas, district attorney candidates Gil Garcetti and Steve Cooley clashed Thursday night over issues that included cameras in court, gag orders and handling of the death penalty.
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July 22, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abortion has emerged as an unlikely issue in the race for Los Angeles district attorney, with incumbent Gil Garcetti trying to portray challenger Steve Cooley as opposed to a woman's right to choose, an accusation Cooley strongly denies. The Garcetti campaign first raised the issue in a recent poll, suggesting to respondents that Cooley was anti-abortion.
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July 12, 2000 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two candidates in the runoff for Los Angeles County district attorney squared off Tuesday in yet another hostile debate, with the incumbent styling himself as a crime preventer and his challenger portraying himself as a corruption buster. Their debate was characterized by sharp exchanges, including one over Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti's acceptance of campaign contributions from the grandfather of a suspect who received a reduced sentence in a third-strike case. Head Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 4, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The two contenders for Los Angeles County district attorney will debate issues ranging from the three-strikes law to hate crimes at a July 11 program organized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Assn. Incumbent Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and his challenger, Deputy Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, also will be asked their positions on the Rampart crisis, gang violence, domestic violence and spousal-support issues, among other topics. The audience will have an opportunity to question the candidates.
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July 3, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They might not have been the most important words Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti ever uttered, but they certainly were among the most warmly received. "Buenas tardes, amigos y amigas," Garcetti said Friday to applause and warm smiles as he began a speech to the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, a group that represents Garcetti's friendliest constituency: Latino voters. As he runs for reelection against a strong challenger, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 1, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sara Jane Olson, who recently marched through the streets of Minneapolis with duct tape over her mouth to protest a Los Angeles judge's gag order, was freed on Friday to speak out about the 24-year-old bomb plot charges against her. But she seemed to be at loss for words.
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