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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1998
Gender should not be a shield from tough scrutiny in the governor's race. I can see no reason--except gender--why every paper in the state has failed to make to obvious comparison between Michael Huffington, the wealthy, carpetbagger empty-suit congressman who spent inherited money running for statewide office, and Rep. Jane Harman (D-Torrance). Harman lived in Washington for years before moving to California for the sole purpose of running for Congress. After doing so, getting elected three times in a tough district seems to be her only accomplishment of note.
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December 4, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In May, Barbara Harman, a retired Wellesley College English professor who runs her family's philanthropic foundation, got a call from her father. "Do you get the New York Times?" asked Sidney Harman, audio pioneer, arts philanthropist and self-described "trophy husband" of Jane Harman, the Democratic congresswoman from Venice. Take a look at the business section, Harman told his daughter. A story about potential buyers of financially imperiled Newsweek mentioned Harman as a suitor.
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OPINION
April 9, 2011 | Patt Morrison
Jane Harman has a new address -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. No, not that address. She's the new honcho at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Starting in 1992, she won nine elections in Southern California's coastal 36th Congressional District -- some of them squeakers, the last one a blowout -- before she quit. In those years, the moderate Democrat carved her way through the clashing waves of the political surf: pro-choice, pro-gun restrictions for her Venice constituents, pro "smart" defense programs and a flag-burning ban for more conservative voters in towns like Torrance.
OPINION
July 23, 2011 | Patt Morrison
The last time there was nobody by the name of Hahn in L.A. politics, there was a man by the name of Truman in the White House. Now Janice Hahn moves her political game from the Los Angeles City Council to a place down the road from the executive mansion: Congress. Daughter of legendary county Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, sister of former Mayor James Hahn, the Democrat won the special election to replace Jane Harman in the coastal/South Bay 36th Congressional District. I talked to her en route from the airport into Washington, less than 48 hours before her swearing-in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1993
Rep. Jane Harman has opened her district office near Los Angeles International Airport at 5200 W. Century Blvd., Suite 960, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The telephone number is (310) 348-8220.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
One is the daughter of a storied Los Angeles political family. Another is California's elections chief. The other built a following during her two previous challenges to the politician she wants to replace. Although there are 16 candidates on the May 17 special election ballot to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, much of the attention during the short, intense campaign has focused on three Democrats: Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Secretary of State Debra Bowen and antiwar activist and teacher Marcy Winograd.
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February 8, 2011 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Jane Harman's appointment as president and chief executive of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars became official Tuesday, a day after the congresswoman announced she would step down. Harman will take over the job on Feb. 28, the center announced. "The time is right for a new challenge, and this is the right challenge," Harman said in a statement. "The privilege of representing the people of California’s 36th Congressional District will likely never be surpassed, and I am grateful to my constituents, staff, and colleagues in the House.
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April 22, 2009 | Josh Meyer and Greg Miller
The Justice Department is reviewing one of its most politically sensitive cases in recent years, and may drop or downgrade charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of illegally disclosing national defense secrets, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. The revelation adds a new twist to a controversy surrounding Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2000 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. Jane Harman is the polished Washington insider with the star power to merit some podium time at the Democratic National Convention this week and the connections to get 22 district high school students signed on as ushers. Gerrie Schipske is the Long Beach nurse-practitioner and health care attorney working hard to persuade Democratic congressional leaders that she has what it takes to oust a well-established incumbent this fall.
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October 5, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital, never short on drama, is giving William Shakespeare a grander stage. With fanfare fit for new presidents and an audience of supporters that included actor Sam Waterston, Chelsea Clinton, the Duchess of Gloucester and two of the Supremes (Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor), D.C.'s Shakespeare Theater Company this week inaugurated its expanded home, the Harman Center for the Arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Voters in the South Bay go to the polls Tuesday to choose Democrat Janice Hahn or Republican Craig Huey to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman as their congressional representative. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the 36th Congressional District, which runs from Venice to San Pedro and juts inland through Torrance, Lomita and parts of other communities. For information about polling places or to report problems, go to http://lavote.net/ . While Hahn, 59, is favored to win, the race has been contentious and hard-fought.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The odds may strongly favor the Democrat in next month's runoff to fill an empty South Bay congressional seat, but you wouldn't know it by the vituperative tone of the campaign, a phenomenon more often seen in very close races. Republican businessman Craig Huey, whose second-place finish in the May primary over better-known candidates surprised most observers, is pushing hard for another upset. His rival, Democratic Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, isn't taking any chances, despite her party's 18-point registration edge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Who will compete in the runoff to replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) won't be determined until at least Friday, when workers finish counting the estimated 9,811 remaining ballots, L.A. County elections officials said Wednesday. The top finishers late Tuesday night were Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn and conservative businessman Craig Huey, with 13,137 and 11,648 votes, respectively. But Secretary of State Debra Bowen trailed Huey by just 206 votes. A candidate has five days after the tally is completed to seek a recount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In a seemingly major upset in the race to replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), Republican Craig Huey appears to have captured one of the spots in a July 12 runoff. With all of the election night ballots counted late Tuesday, Huey squeaked past California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a Democrat, by 206 votes. If the outcome stands after outstanding ballots are counted, Huey will face Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat. Antiwar activist and teacher Marcy Winograd, who challenged Harman twice in Democratic primaries, finished fourth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to pick a replacement for former Rep. Jane Harman and choose one board member each for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Community College District. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be received by the time polls close or can be dropped off at a voting place on election day. Sixteen candidates are on the ballot in the 36th Congressional District to replace Harman, who resigned in February.
OPINION
May 15, 2011
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect a member of Congress to represent California's 36th Congressional District, a South Bay area that is the bedroom community to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the historic home of much of this region's aerospace and related industries. The special election to fill the vacancy of departed Rep. Jane Harman has attracted a large and varied field. The Times endorses Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn. Hahn is not the only credible candidate in this race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Steven T. Kuykendall (R-Rancho Palos Verdes), fighting for reelection in one of the nation's key congressional races, has turned to television advertising in his South Bay 36th District for the first time in his political career. The commercials, which began running Monday on cable systems from Venice to San Pedro, emphasize Kuykendall's deep roots in the politically moderate coastal district and use testimonials from local, mostly Republican, elected officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
When South Bay businessman Craig Huey filed to run for former Rep. Jane Harman's congressional seat in next week's special election, many political observers dismissed him as an underfunded, inexperienced candidate trying to cut his teeth in a crowded field. That changed recently when Huey pumped half a million dollars of his own money into his campaign —enough to spread his conservative Republican, cut-federal-spending message throughout the strongly Democratic district. The money has gone toward mail, signs and TV and radio spots scheduled to start airing this week, all designed to put the first-time candidate on voters' radars.
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