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November 1, 1996 | Associated Press
Two political opponents of GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe have admitted posting signs that claim the openly gay congressman has AIDS, police say. Kolbe called the signs a "venomous lie." Responding to a tip from a witness, police questioned Reform Party candidate Ed Finkelstein and Republican Joseph Sweeney but did not immediately charge them for posting signs around the city reading, "Kolbe: I have AIDS!" The case was under investigation, police Sgt.
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November 24, 2005 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), one of a dwindling breed of moderate Republicans on Capitol Hill, announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection next year. The only openly gay GOP member of Congress, Kolbe last year survived a difficult primary challenge from former state Rep. Randy Graf in which illegal immigration was the key issue. Graf charged that Kolbe and President Bush had failed to do enough to secure Arizona's border with Mexico.
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August 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) reluctantly has acknowledged that he is gay, saying a magazine was about to "out" him for voting against government recognition of same-sex marriages. "There is some relief. Certainly there's no embarrassment," Kolbe, 54, said Friday. The six-term congressman issued a statement Thursday saying he is gay after learning that The Advocate, a national gay magazine, planned to identify him as homosexual in a story about the Defense of Marriage Act.
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November 1, 1996 | Associated Press
Two political opponents of GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe have admitted posting signs that claim the openly gay congressman has AIDS, police say. Kolbe called the signs a "venomous lie." Responding to a tip from a witness, police questioned Reform Party candidate Ed Finkelstein and Republican Joseph Sweeney but did not immediately charge them for posting signs around the city reading, "Kolbe: I have AIDS!" The case was under investigation, police Sgt.
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November 24, 2005 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), one of a dwindling breed of moderate Republicans on Capitol Hill, announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection next year. The only openly gay GOP member of Congress, Kolbe last year survived a difficult primary challenge from former state Rep. Randy Graf in which illegal immigration was the key issue. Graf charged that Kolbe and President Bush had failed to do enough to secure Arizona's border with Mexico.
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November 5, 1992
designates incumbent Dist. -- Candidate (Party) ALABAMA 1 -- Sonny Callahan (R) 2 -- Terry Everett (R) 3 -- Glen Browder (D) 4 -- Tom Bevill (D) 5 -- Bud Cramer (D) 6 -- Spencer Bachus (R) 7 -- Earl Hilliard (D) ALASKA 1 -- Don Young (R) ARIZONA 1 -- Sam Coppersmith (D) 2 -- Ed Pastor (D) 3 -- Bob Stump (R) 4 -- Jon Kyl (R) 5 -- Jim Kolbe (R) 6 -- Karen English (D) ARKANSAS 1 -- Blanche Lambert (D) 2 -- Ray Thornton (D) 3 -- Tim Hutchinson (R)
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August 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
After years of rumors, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) reluctantly acknowledged he is a homosexual, saying a gay magazine was about to "out" him for voting against government recognition of same-sex marriages. "There is some relief. Certainly there's no embarrassment," the 54-year-old Republican said Friday.
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November 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. Jim Kolbe was asked not to volunteer at a Tucson homeless shelter's Thanksgiving dinner because he's gay. "This decision is based on your publicly announced sexual orientation that is diametrically opposite to admonitions in the Bible," Gospel Rescue Mission board member Evelyn H. Haugh wrote in a faxed memo. Kolbe, the only openly homosexual Republican congressman, downplayed the snub but said biblical teaching "tells us that no people should be made to feel smaller than others."
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August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Six American congressmen, all Vietnam War veterans, left for Indochina as part of U.S. efforts to account for American soldiers missing since the Vietnam War. The trip comes amid other U.S. attempts to check the authenticity of a controversial photograph purportedly showing Vietnam War servicemen alive in Indochina. The congressmen are: Reps. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), Pete Peterson (D-Fla.), Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), John J. Rhodes III (R-Ariz.), Wayne T. Gilchrist (R-Md.) and David E.
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February 16, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Congressional Republicans and Democrats have formed a bipartisan alliance seeking to prevent partisan division over Social Security from defeating the balanced budget amendment. Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) announced formation of the Public Pension Reform Caucus in the Republicans' weekly radio broadcast. Kolbe and Rep. Charles W. Stenholm (D-Texas) will co-chair the group.
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August 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
After years of rumors, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) reluctantly acknowledged he is a homosexual, saying a gay magazine was about to "out" him for voting against government recognition of same-sex marriages. "There is some relief. Certainly there's no embarrassment," the 54-year-old Republican said Friday.
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August 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) reluctantly has acknowledged that he is gay, saying a magazine was about to "out" him for voting against government recognition of same-sex marriages. "There is some relief. Certainly there's no embarrassment," Kolbe, 54, said Friday. The six-term congressman issued a statement Thursday saying he is gay after learning that The Advocate, a national gay magazine, planned to identify him as homosexual in a story about the Defense of Marriage Act.
NEWS
November 5, 1992
designates incumbent Dist. -- Candidate (Party) ALABAMA 1 -- Sonny Callahan (R) 2 -- Terry Everett (R) 3 -- Glen Browder (D) 4 -- Tom Bevill (D) 5 -- Bud Cramer (D) 6 -- Spencer Bachus (R) 7 -- Earl Hilliard (D) ALASKA 1 -- Don Young (R) ARIZONA 1 -- Sam Coppersmith (D) 2 -- Ed Pastor (D) 3 -- Bob Stump (R) 4 -- Jon Kyl (R) 5 -- Jim Kolbe (R) 6 -- Karen English (D) ARKANSAS 1 -- Blanche Lambert (D) 2 -- Ray Thornton (D) 3 -- Tim Hutchinson (R)
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September 18, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
With remarkable swiftness, the House of Representatives passed a $3,000 increase in the congressional salary of $133,600. On a vote of 231-192, and after a desultory debate in which the pay raise was never mentioned, lawmakers approved a routine Treasury Department spending bill shorn of a provision used routinely to block cost-of-living increases for lawmakers. "They're pushing it through so they don't have to talk about" the 2.3% raise, Rep. Linda Smith (R-Wash.) said of the GOP leadership.
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June 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Bowing to election-year pressure, the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Treasury voted to block a cost-of-living pay raise for members of Congress, all but ensuring that they will get no salary increase next year. Without the vote, the pay raise would have taken effect automatically. Most members of the House and Senate make $136,673, though leaders earn more. They last voted themselves a pay raise last year. Reps. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.
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