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March 11, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine Associates, the university's most prestigious support group, scored a coup for its annual black-tie dinner March 22 at the Biltmore. Jack F. Kemp, U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, will speak. Lodwrick M. Cook is dinner chairman. CHEERS: Partisan supporters of the Spotlight Awards at the Music Center were anything but reserved. Not only did Doc Severinsen and his "Tonight Show" band raise decibels, but the youthful audience unabashedly cheered favorite competitors.
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October 8, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
OWENSVILLE, Ohio - Paul D. Ryan was plucked from Congress to be Mitt Romney's running mate largely on his reputation as the wonkish and charismatic House Budget Committee chairman, but under the evening sun at the county fairgrounds he was debating beer. And ribs. And a regional favorite called Five Way, which is chili over spaghetti noodles topped with cheese, onions and beans. The architect of the Republican Party's tough-love economic platform has proved particularly adept on the campaign trail with another aspect of political life: courting voters with an appealing enthusiasm, while sometimes skimming past thorny budget details.
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May 12, 1999 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Jack Kemp pulls no punches when it comes to the war in Kosovo. In his view, "world peace cannot rest on American threats of violence, bombs at midnight or the bully tactics of President Clinton." That scathing judgment was contained in a memo recently circulated among GOP leaders. And it is through such missives that Kemp hopes to shape public policy, even though by opting not to run for president in 2000 he may have ended his career's office-seeking phase.
OPINION
May 5, 2009
Re "Jack Kemp, an original pillar in Republican 'big tent', dies at 73," Obituary, May 2 While the GOP is scratching its collective heads wondering which direction to take (and mostly assuming people will sicken of President Obama), it needs to learn from the likes of Jack Kemp. As an unwavering Democrat, I have respect for the other side when they speak from their hearts about important things. That's the "something missing" in the Republican Party, and now they've lost an important prototype.
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May 16, 1985 | BELLA STUMBO, Times Staff Writer
As a candidate, most people agree, Rep. Jack F. Kemp, 49, (R-N.Y.) looks like something Hollywood might have dreamed up. He is handsome, articulate and poised, seemingly unaffected and sincere, more committed to principles than ambition. He has a winning way of leaning forward when he talks, and, if his point is especially important, of patting or poking his listener's arm for emphasis. Kemp was leaning forward now, gaze direct, tone semi-confiding as he discussed his former inferiority complex.
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January 27, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizabeth Benson Kemp, who was active in raising funds for artistic, political and social service organizations, died at home Sunday in Laguna Beach. She was 63. Mrs. Kemp, the sister-in-law of Jack Kemp, secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Bush Administration, was a founding member of Angels of the Arts, a group that raises funds for the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2009 | Jon Thurber and Ari B. Bloomekatz
Jack Kemp, a former Republican vice presidential nominee and professional football star who cut a path as a conservative purist and a fervent advocate of tax cuts, died Saturday. He was 73. The longtime professional quarterback, who went on to become a New York congressman, presidential candidate, Cabinet secretary and vice presidential candidate, died at his home in Bethesda, Md. Kemp was diagnosed with cancer in January, and his swift decline stunned friends and associates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992
Maybe now after touring burned ruins, talking with suffering families and meeting with business owners who lost all in the Los Angeles riot, President Bush will listen. Maybe now, while the smoke still lingers, the President will replace the domestic neglect--which many critics believe is not benign--with the useful and pragmatic advice of Jack Kemp. Kemp is a familiar face around Washington, but the secretary of housing and urban development has been persona non grata at the White House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992 | MARC A. THIESSEN, Marc A. Thiessen is a Republican speech writer and communications consultant in Washington. and
Former President Ronald Reagan gave a rousing endorsement of George Bush's reelection bid in his convention address this week. But did he make another, more subtle, endorsement as well? In what many people viewed as his farewell address, Reagan laid out a parting vision for the Republican Party and the conservative movement. He described for us how the party that won the Cold War must now lead America into the next millennium.
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November 6, 1992 | ROBERT NELSON, Robert Nelson is founder, national director and co-chairman of Republicans for Clinton/Gore. and
In 1988, George Bush carried Orange County with about 68% of the vote. In 1992, he got only 44%. What caused many lifelong Republicans to bolt their party, and what is attracting new voters to Bill Clinton? Kathryn Thompson is one of the "Orange Eight" who jumped into the Clinton camp on the morning following the GOP national convention.
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May 3, 2009 | Jon Thurber and Ari B. Bloomekatz
Jack Kemp, a former Republican vice presidential nominee and professional football star who cut a path as a conservative purist and a fervent advocate of tax cuts, died Saturday. He was 73. The longtime professional quarterback, who went on to become a New York congressman, presidential candidate, Cabinet secretary and vice presidential candidate, died at his home in Bethesda, Md. Kemp was diagnosed with cancer in January, and his swift decline stunned friends and associates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas P. Kemp, former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles and former president of Beatrice/Hunt-Wesson Foods, has died. He was 75. Kemp, a brother of former NFL star, congressman and secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp, died April 26 of an apparent heart attack while swimming at a pool in Laguna Beach, said his daughter Anne Kemp Hummel.
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September 13, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Republican challenger Bob Pohl withdrew Thursday from his race against Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), saying he needs to dedicate his time to fighting a recently diagnosed case of lymphatic cancer. Pohl, 53, an education consultant and former president of the Santa Barbara school board, said he found a lump in his thigh three weeks ago, and doctors confirmed his illness a week later after a fund-raiser featuring former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp.
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May 12, 1999 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Jack Kemp pulls no punches when it comes to the war in Kosovo. In his view, "world peace cannot rest on American threats of violence, bombs at midnight or the bully tactics of President Clinton." That scathing judgment was contained in a memo recently circulated among GOP leaders. And it is through such missives that Kemp hopes to shape public policy, even though by opting not to run for president in 2000 he may have ended his career's office-seeking phase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1997 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As classes resumed at Fillmore High School, Chicano studies teacher Joe Torres hoped the fallout over student protests at a Jack Kemp political rally would finally be behind him. But it isn't. A year ago, the veteran educator was pulled into the controversy that erupted after protesters marred a rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held on the steps of Fillmore City Hall. The demonstration made news across the nation, while locally it touched off angry reaction.
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May 9, 1997 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a ringing defense of open markets, 1996 Republican vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp will call for the elimination of trade barriers not only with South America but Asia and Africa in a speech scheduled for delivery today in Los Angeles. Speaking to graduating students at USC, Kemp will urge Congress to provide President Clinton "fast-track" authority to bring more countries into the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to an advance text provided to The Times.
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September 15, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican congressional challenger Richard Sybert got a helping hand from GOP heavyweights Jack Kemp and William Bennett on Wednesday at a fund-raiser that grossed $75,000 for Sybert's campaign against Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills).
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May 15, 1992 | Jefferson Morley, Jefferson Morley is former associate editor of the New Republic and Washington editor of the Nation.
"I'm a homeboy," says Jack F. Kemp, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who has emerged as the Bush Administration's point man after the Los Angeles riots. Kemp, a former pro quarterback and congressmen, explains that he grew up in West L.A. and his father owned a trucking business on South Central Avenue. But among the patrician millionaires in the Bush Cabinet, Kemp's middle-class pedigree qualifies him as a man who came up from the streets.
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March 28, 1997
Re Arianna Huffington's March 23 Column Right suggestions for Jack Kemp's campaign in 2000: I think it is wrong for her to suggest that Jack Kemp tithe 10% of his hard-earned income to social causes. Here's a great American sports hero and self-made man, who struggles to get along among the "truly wealthy" on a couple of million per year. Should such socialistic liberal dogma be pursued we might be suggesting that the more comfortable among the GOP give enormous sums of money to such frivolous causes as so-called social problems, the vanishing middle class (who needs them?
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