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January 15, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Jim Morrissey was virtually a political unknown. But then the Republican leaped into a dogfight for the Democrat-dominated 69th Assembly District seat. With the same determination he used to run his Anaheim tool-and-die company, Morrissey wore a path in the sidewalks of the central Orange County district to meet the voters. His raw perseverance and a bundle of money from Republican friends helped him overcome a huge Democratic edge in voter registration to win on Nov. 8.
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November 8, 2000 | DANA PARSONS
It's the kind of thing that makes men look like small-minded, petulant schoolboys when, in fact, only 29.3% of us are. Even allowing for the things politicians do in the 11th hour of campaigns, the tawdry stunt pulled by Santa Ana Councilman Brett Franklin and former Assemblyman Jim Morrissey is rank. Franklin is up for reelection and one of his opponents is longtime Santa Ana neighborhood activist Michele Morrisey. As I'm writing this late Tuesday, I don't know how the race turned out.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The recount on behalf of defeated Assembly candidate Lou Correa was called off Thursday, when the local Democrat who filed the request withdrew it. Ruben Gomez, secretary-treasurer of a Santa Ana-based union, wrote a letter to the registrar of voters saying he had abandoned the idea after consulting with electoral experts.
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November 4, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bidding to gain ground in the state's most Republican county, a pair of Democratic challengers Tuesday forged ahead of incumbent Assemblyman Jim Morrissey and state Sen. Rob Hurtt. Democrat Lou Correa held a commanding lead over Morrissey, an Anaheim Republican, with more than half the vote counted in the 69th Assembly District. Meanwhile, attorney Joe Dunn continued to cling to a narrow lead over Hurtt in the central county's 34th Senate District.
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October 30, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER
An Orange County judge Thursday refused to order Assemblyman Jim Morrissey (R-Santa Ana) to stop distributing a campaign mailer that includes a photograph of a police officer in uniform. Democrat Lou Correa, who is challenging Morrissey for his central Orange County seat, had claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the photo violates a state law prohibiting police from engaging in political activity while on duty.
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October 29, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER
Lashing out in the final days of his campaign to unseat Assemblyman Jim Morrissey, Democratic challenger Lou Correa on Wednesday filed a lawsuit saying a campaign mailer sent by the incumbent violates state campaign law. Gale Kaufman, Correa's campaign manager, said the use of a photograph of a police officer in uniform in one of Morrissey's mailers violates a section of the government code that prohibits police from engaging in political activity while on duty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2000 | DANA PARSONS
It's the kind of thing that makes men look like small-minded, petulant schoolboys when, in fact, only 29.3% of us are. Even allowing for the things politicians do in the 11th hour of campaigns, the tawdry stunt pulled by Santa Ana Councilman Brett Franklin and former Assemblyman Jim Morrissey is rank. Franklin is up for reelection and one of his opponents is longtime Santa Ana neighborhood activist Michele Morrisey. As I'm writing this late Tuesday, I don't know how the race turned out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
JIM MORRISSEY After near defeat in 1996, Morrissey softened his conservative voting record to fit the district. * Party: Republican * Age: 68 * Residence: Anaheim * Education: High school graduate * Career highlights: Worked his way up at tool-and-die firm to become majority owner and chief executive. Elected to Assembly in 1994. Beat Correa in tight 1996 reelection. * Priorities: Wants tax cuts. Supports class-size reduction. Supports private school vouchers. Wants less regulation on business.
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March 28, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Assemblyman Jim Morrissey (R-Santa Ana) wears the bull's-eye in the state Democrats' plan to broaden the Orange County beachhead made by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and to expand the party majority in the Assembly. "It is a top priority . . . the top incumbent Republican seat in the state we want to take away," Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles) said. "We see this entire [central county] area becoming more and more Democratic."
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June 1, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ
Convinced that he could not raise enough money to win the Republican nomination in the 69th Assembly District next week, candidate Martin Ageson dropped out of the race Tuesday and endorsed apparent front-runner Jim Morrissey. "I think it became clear that we were not going to win, and that I could do more good by trying to make sure that the best Republican remaining in the race would win, and that is Jim Morrissey," Ageson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
JIM MORRISSEY After near defeat in 1996, Morrissey softened his conservative voting record to fit the district. * Party: Republican * Age: 68 * Residence: Anaheim * Education: High school graduate * Career highlights: Worked his way up at tool-and-die firm to become majority owner and chief executive. Elected to Assembly in 1994. Beat Correa in tight 1996 reelection. * Priorities: Wants tax cuts. Supports class-size reduction. Supports private school vouchers. Wants less regulation on business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER
An Orange County judge Thursday refused to order Assemblyman Jim Morrissey (R-Santa Ana) to stop distributing a campaign mailer that includes a photograph of a police officer in uniform. Democrat Lou Correa, who is challenging Morrissey for his central Orange County seat, had claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the photo violates a state law prohibiting police from engaging in political activity while on duty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER
Lashing out in the final days of his campaign to unseat Assemblyman Jim Morrissey, Democratic challenger Lou Correa on Wednesday filed a lawsuit saying a campaign mailer sent by the incumbent violates state campaign law. Gale Kaufman, Correa's campaign manager, said the use of a photograph of a police officer in uniform in one of Morrissey's mailers violates a section of the government code that prohibits police from engaging in political activity while on duty.
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October 8, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been two years since Assemblyman Jim Morrissey got the fight--and the fright--of his political life. Democrat Lou Correa came within 93 votes of knocking off the Santa Ana Republican in the 1996 dust-up for his central Orange County seat. Now they're heading for a November rematch and both sides in the 69th Assembly District have beefed up for battle. Together, they will likely spend more than $1 million wooing the district's 77,000 voters.
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August 16, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Times are good. The Orange County economy is perky. So it would seem a dream year for political incumbents. Except, perhaps, for Assemblyman Jim Morrissey and state Sen. Rob Hurtt. Both Republicans face testy reelection battles in their overlapping central Orange County districts this fall. But they're not just worried about their Democratic foes.
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March 28, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Assemblyman Jim Morrissey (R-Santa Ana) wears the bull's-eye in the state Democrats' plan to broaden the Orange County beachhead made by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and to expand the party majority in the Assembly. "It is a top priority . . . the top incumbent Republican seat in the state we want to take away," Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles) said. "We see this entire [central county] area becoming more and more Democratic."
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November 23, 1996 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending more than two weeks of suspense, final vote tallies on Friday gave Assemblyman Jim Morrissey (R-Santa Ana) a 93-vote edge over Democratic challenger Lou Correa. The news dashed Democrats' hopes that newcomer Correa would succeed in an election upset like that of Loretta Sanchez, who defeated veteran Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) by 984 votes in the 46th Congressional District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been two years since Assemblyman Jim Morrissey got the fight--and the fright--of his political life. Democrat Lou Correa came within 93 votes of knocking off the Santa Ana Republican in the 1996 dust-up for his central Orange County seat. Now they're heading for a November rematch and both sides in the 69th Assembly District have beefed up for battle. Together, they will likely spend more than $1 million wooing the district's 77,000 voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The recount on behalf of defeated Assembly candidate Lou Correa was called off Thursday, when the local Democrat who filed the request withdrew it. Ruben Gomez, secretary-treasurer of a Santa Ana-based union, wrote a letter to the registrar of voters saying he had abandoned the idea after consulting with electoral experts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1996 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert K. Dornan, the outspoken conservative Republican who has blamed his 984-vote loss to Democrat Loretta Sanchez on fraud, asked for a recount late Monday afternoon, barely making the deadline to start the process. Also requesting a recount was Lou Correa, the Democratic Assembly candidate who lost to incumbent Jim Morrissey (R-Santa Ana) by 93 votes in the 69th District.
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