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July 20, 1991 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The California Republican Party chairman, a conservative from Modesto, attempted Friday to minimize the prospects of a crippling split within the party over Gov. Pete Wilson's deficit-cutting tax program and the overthrow of an anti-tax conservative this week as head of the Assembly Republican Caucus. While he frequently differs with Wilson on issues, GOP Chairman Jim Dignan said conservatives who are disgruntled over a $2.
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July 20, 1991 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The California Republican Party chairman, a conservative from Modesto, attempted Friday to minimize the prospects of a crippling split within the party over Gov. Pete Wilson's deficit-cutting tax program and the overthrow of an anti-tax conservative this week as head of the Assembly Republican Caucus. While he frequently differs with Wilson on issues, GOP Chairman Jim Dignan said conservatives who are disgruntled over a $2.
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February 25, 1991 | BILL STALL and CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
After giving due recognition to their new moderate leaders--Gov. Pete Wilson and U. S. Sen. John Seymour--activist California Republicans pulled the party sharply to the right Sunday, opening it up to potentially divisive fights over taxation, abortion, gay rights and other issues dear to the hearts of conservatives.
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February 25, 1991 | BILL STALL and CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
After giving due recognition to their new moderate leaders--Gov. Pete Wilson and U. S. Sen. John Seymour--activist California Republicans pulled the party sharply to the right Sunday, opening it up to potentially divisive fights over taxation, abortion, gay rights and other issues dear to the hearts of conservatives.
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May 30, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The executive director of the California Republican Party, Bob Carpenter, is out of his job after a furor over a speech he gave to a gay and lesbian GOP club in which he accused elements of the party's right wing of being intolerant. Republican state Chairman Tirso del Junco said Carpenter and his wife, Pat Giardina-Carpenter, the state party's finance director, "voluntarily resigned."
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March 1, 1992 | BILL STALL and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Chagrined California Republican leaders, yielding to an uprising in the ranks Saturday, scuttled their attempt to orchestrate an unprecedented party endorsement for President Bush's reelection. Scrambling to stave off embarrassment of the President, the party chiefs decided instead to hold a non-binding straw vote during today's concluding session of the Republican State Convention.
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September 14, 1991 | CATHLEEN DECKER and BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
Opening a Republican convention clouded by ideological discontent, Gov. Pete Wilson issued a stern call for tolerance and unity Friday night, holding out the promise of a broad victory in 1992 as the reward. "There is simply too much at stake for us not to become the big tent that includes more and more Republicans," he told hundreds of GOP members gathered at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | CATHLEEN DECKER and BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
Opening a Republican convention clouded by ideological discontent, Gov. Pete Wilson issued a stern call for tolerance and unity Friday night, holding out the promise of a broad victory in 1992 as the reward. "There is simply too much at stake for us not to become the big tent that includes more and more Republicans," he told hundreds of GOP members gathered at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1991 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit accusing the California Republican Party of conspiring to intimidate Latino voters by posting uniformed security guards at Santa Ana polling places in 1988. In a unanimous decision released Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that a trial must be held to determine whether the state GOP conspired with Orange County Republican officials to scare minority voters away from the polls.
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September 17, 1993 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
For once, Republicans gathering in Anaheim this week for their fall convention are not scheduled to battle over gay rights and abortion. Part of the lesson the GOP learned when the party fared poorly in last year's election is that such internal fights over emotionally charged social issues often help the Democrats. But nature and politics hate a vacuum. So as Republicans head to their semiannual state convention, many are prepared for a skirmish. This time the flash point is taxes and Gov.
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February 29, 1992 | TRACY WILKINSON and BILL STALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Patrick J. Buchanan's operatives went on the offensive Friday to stave off efforts by state Republican Party leaders to award an unprecedented pre-primary endorsement to President Bush. As hundreds of delegates to the Republican State Central Committee gathered for their semiannual convention, the battle over whether to endorse the President for reelection heated up.
NEWS
September 20, 1992 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democrats and Republican women who support abortion rights staged guerrilla raids Saturday on the Republican State Convention to stir up the abortion issue that the GOP hierarchy tried to keep mute. Gov. Pete Wilson, the titular head of the party, managed to avoid the issue by not attending the pre-election convention, saying that his time was better spent by stumping in the field for Republican legislative candidates. Wilson has supported abortion rights in the past.
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