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June 17, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over a widely criticized hip-hop-themed video that links her to street-gang members. That ad, which makes rampant use of stereotypical hip-hop video imagery and features Hahn’s face superimposed onto the body of a stripper, was produced by a new third-party political action committee called Turn Right USA. Hahn’s complaint alleges Turn Right is working with the campaign of Hahn’s challenger in the race in California’s 36 th Congressional District, Republican Craig Huey.
May 20, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn will face conservative businessman Craig Huey in a July runoff for former Rep. Jane Harman's congressional seat after Secretary of State Debra Bowen, unable to elbow Huey out in final ballots, conceded Thursday. With all but a handful of ballots from Tuesday's primary counted, Bowen trailed Huey by 750 votes in an upset that is likely to draw party resources — and more national attention — to the race. Politics watchers had expected a second-round contest between Hahn and Bowen, both Democrats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 25, 2011
The sudden and unexpected vacancy in California's 36th Congressional District, the result of longtime incumbent Jane Harman's resignation in February, has created a scramble to succeed her. Although tilted toward liberal Democrats, the field vying for the seat ranges from a drug-legalization libertarian to a stridently antiwar Democrat, with a host of other candidates scattered across the spectrum in between. Many lack either experience or ideas worthy of this contest, but a handful deserve serious consideration.
April 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Bolstering their status as the presumed frontrunners in the crowded special election for a South Bay-based congressional seat, Democrats Janice Hahn and Debra Bowen have outdistanced their rivals in campaign contributions, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed Friday. By the March 31 close of the reporting period, Hahn had raised $274,443 and spent $103,177, while Bowen had collected $195,224 and spent $102,227. Bowen, who is California's secretary of state, and Hahn, a Los Angeles councilwoman, are vying to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice)
March 11, 2011 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Two Los Angeles City Council members Thursday called for Santa Monica Airport to shut down its six flight schools and make permanent an experimental takeoff route over neighborhoods even though it triggered thousands of complaints last year. Responding to Los Angeles residents in nearby Venice, Mar Vista and West Los Angeles, council members Bill Rosendahl and Janice Hahn introduced a resolution asking their colleagues to support the flight school closures and a departure procedure that for six months had required certain propeller aircraft to head toward the ocean over the Santa Monica neighborhoods of Sunset Park and Ocean Park.
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Tuesday jumped into the race to succeed retiring Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, setting up what is expected to be a lively contest between two prominent Democratic women for the largely coastal congressional district. "This was not an easy decision," said Bowen, who in November was elected to a second four-year term as the state's top elections official. "I spent the past week discussing a potential run with my family and close friends, and thinking how I can best serve the public," she said in a statement announcing her candidacy.
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