February 24, 2012 |
Republican presidential candidates recently have found themselves battling over who cares most for the poor. But their demonstrations of empathy sometimes collide with their plans to cut back the programs on which many of the poor depend. After he appeared to dismiss the very poor, Mitt Romney was forced to backpedal from his politically perilous remarks. But he and other candidates stand by bedrock conservative principles of cutting entitlement programs and government spending. "We have to be concerned about those who are at the very margins of society," Rick Santorum told the Detroit Economic Club last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 |
Republican candidates for county and state offices will speak at a rally in Oxnard on Sunday to raise money for the party's Ventura County headquarters. Organizers expect to attract about 300 people in hopes of raising at least $7,500 for its main party headquarters in Camarillo and this year's campaign base in Oxnard, spokeswoman Jean Dewey said. Tickets cost $25 for the Western-style meal at the McGrath Ranch, 5011 W. Gonzales Road.
December 1, 1987 |
With the Reagan-Gorbachev summit meeting only days away and a nationally televised debate scheduled tonight on NBC, Republican candidates for President find themselves torn over the most curious of questions: Is Ronald Reagan going soft on the Soviets? "The President would never sign a dumb treaty!" Vice President George Bush said emphatically. Among the GOP candidates, however, Bush is a chorus of one in wholehearted support for the proposed U.S.
October 10, 1996 |
On the front page of a recent campaign brochure, Republican congressional candidate Rich Sybert is pictured with Gen. Colin Powell. Inside, there's a photo of Sybert with President Ronald Reagan. Where's GOP nominee Bob Dole? His name is relegated to a list of "other Republican leaders" supporting Sybert, who is competing with Democrat Brad Sherman in a district that straddles the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. Sybert is not the only Republican candidate distancing himself from Dole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2000 |
Surrounded by small red-white-and-blue placards touting George W. Bush for president, three dozen members of Ventura County's Grand Old Party noshed on barbecued chicken and homemade cookies at a picnic spot here Saturday, while they talked about freedom, American traditions and restoring integrity in the White House.
May 6, 1985 |
State Sen. Ed Davis said it reminds him of hunting deer on a bad day: "You know they're out there, but you don't see any tracks." The 1986 U.S. Senate primary is more than a year away. But Davis and other candidates are traveling all over California, seeking support and assailing the man they would like to unseat, Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston. The GOP candidates are not leaving many tracks, for this is the stage when commitments are quiet, if they are made at all.
November 29, 1995 |
Divisions among the Republican presidential contenders over Bosnia widened Tuesday as front-runner Bob Dole moved closer to supporting the deployment of American peacekeeping troops, while several of his rivals reaffirmed their opposition to the plan. In a speech here to the National Jewish Coalition, a GOP group, Dole did not explicitly endorse President Clinton's plan to send up to 23,000 American troops to police the Bosnian peace agreement brokered in Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2001 |
Robert Gouty, a San Gabriel Valley-based political consultant who guided many of the area's conservative Republican legislators into office and was known for having an instinct for the jugular, has died. He was 73. Gouty died Oct. 6 of heart failure at his home in Covina after having been in a semi-coma for nine months.
December 29, 1995 |
The crowded Republican field in next year's presidential campaign has thinned in Rhode Island, where three GOP candidates failed to qualify for the state's March 5 primary. Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, multimillionaire publisher Steve Forbes and conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan were not on the list when Secretary of State James Langevin announced the primary slate. That leaves Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, former Tennessee Gov.
October 24, 1990 |
A President who shows up at a fund-raiser for a freshman congressman usually hears his praises sung. But when Rep. Peter Smith (R-Vt.) introduced President Bush as the guest of honor Tuesday, the lawmaker took pains to emphasize his "specific disagreements" on civil rights and deficit reduction.