October 7, 1990 |
There sat Republican nominee for state controller Matthew (Kip) Fong in a banquet room full of GOP campaign check-writers, listening to his mother being denounced as "negligent." Fong is the only candidate for high state office in California--perhaps in the nation--whose mother is drawing political fire of her own. In this case, the mother, March Fong Eu, the veteran secretary of state, is seeking reelection to a fifth term.
October 14, 1998 |
Outside the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assn. on Tuesday, lifelong Democrat Alfred Lee chanted his choice for U.S. senator from California--a man who shares his ethnicity but not his political party. "Matt Fong, Matt Fong, Matt Fong," he repeated with the crowd. Inside the 150-year-old building, San Francisco County Supervisor Mabel Teng pledged her support for Fong's opponent, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer.
October 23, 1998 |
Coming from behind, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has reversed her fortunes, buffed her image and pulled slightly ahead of state Treasurer Matt Fong just 11 days before the election, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll. Enjoying some of the highest job approval and personal favorability ratings of her six years in office, Democrat Boxer leads Republican Fong by 5 percentage points, 49% to 44%, among those considered likely to vote Nov. 3.
May 12, 1997 |
U.S. officials are investigating whether an executive of a Chinese-language newspaper in Southern California who sat next to President Clinton at a Democratic fund-raiser in Century City in July is an agent of the Chinese government, according to sources familiar with an ongoing federal inquiry.
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August 11, 1993 |
Matt Fong, an appointed member of the State Board of Equalization, announced Tuesday his candidacy to succeed Democrat Kathleen Brown as state treasurer in 1994 and to join his mother in one of the eight statewide constitutional offices. Fong, 39, a Republican, is the son of Democrat March Fong Eu, who has been California's secretary of state since 1975 and is expected to seek a fifth term next year.
April 24, 1997 |
It's simple logic: If a load of manure falls on you, the best course is to step clear of the mess, not wallow around in it. Amazingly, however, politicians tend to freeze and then wallow. An exception this week was state Treasurer Matt Fong, who gave a textbook demonstration on how to fast-step out of crud. He may not be completely free, depending on unforeseen developments, and there probably will be fallout from political opponents clambering to capitalize on his embarrassment.