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February 4, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In the first glimpse of how expensive the race for the 46th Congressional District will be, Rep. Loretta Sanchez has raised almost $1 million to face challengers. With the announcement on Tuesday that former Rep. Robert K. Dornan might not run against Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in the November election, Sanchez has raised significantly more than any of her likely opponents. Sanchez's report, covering all of 1997, shows she raised $920,780, with $597,250 cash on hand.
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November 5, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese and Republican voters who supported Robert K. Dornan in the past deserted him Tuesday, helping along a rout of the former congressman by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a Times analysis of election returns shows. And though the Latino turnout was down from two years ago, Sanchez captured more of the Latino vote than she did the first time she was elected.
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July 21, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Former Rep. Robert K. Dornan's campaign is broke after raising about $2 million since 1996. "Yup, that's true," he said in a telephone interview Monday. The 18-year congressional veteran reported less than $4,500 in his campaign war chest as of June 30, after subtracting outstanding debts. Dornan remains undaunted and said he will raise more than $700,000 from direct mail contributors nationwide to fund his election fight against Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in November.
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November 4, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez rolled to a crushing victory Tuesday night over Republican Robert K. Dornan in a bitter Orange County rematch that attracted a nationwide audience and became the most expensive congressional race this year. With more than half the vote counted, the Democratic incumbent proclaimed victory, saying she hoped it would end debate over her narrow 1996 defeat of Dornan and the contentious voter fraud investigation that followed.
NEWS
November 5, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese and Republican voters who supported Robert K. Dornan in the past deserted him Tuesday, helping along a rout of the former congressman by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a Times analysis of election returns shows. And though the Latino turnout was down from two years ago, Sanchez captured more of the Latino vote than she did the first time she was elected.
NEWS
September 13, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Loretta Sanchez hasn't read Kenneth W. Starr's report. She doesn't plan to any time soon. Stumping under the hot Santa Ana sun on a day most of her colleagues in Congress spent digesting the special prosecutor's titillating document from cover to cover, the Garden Grove Democrat said she had more pressing things to do than read what she called "garbage" about her political ally President Clinton.
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May 4, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Loretta Sanchez's campaign war chest got a huge boost Sunday when President Clinton showed up for a fund-raiser in Los Angeles for the Garden Grove Democrat. Swinging through on a West Coast tour, Clinton urged the 100-plus supporters at the Westwood Marquis Hotel to give Sanchez the clear victory she deserves. "I want an unambiguous celebration this November," he told the cheering crowd, referring to Sanchez's controversial victory in 1996.
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August 7, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Republicans in one quick stroke resurrected former Rep. Robert K. Dornan's political future this week by voting to repay him $320,526 for costs in challenging his 1996 election defeat. "By giving me that money, I have a chance to take back my seat," Dornan said Thursday upon returning to Orange County from Washington. The money comes at a critical time--90 days before the Nov. 6 general election, when Dornan again will face Democrat Loretta Sanchez, who beat him two years ago by 984 votes.
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October 15, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Former Rep. Robert K. Dornan has filed candidacy papers indicating he will run again in 1998 for the seat he lost to Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in last year's bitter election battle. Though Dornan still is pressing his claim that Congress should erase his loss and declare the seat vacant because of voter fraud, the nine-term ex-congressman said he will run in the June primary.
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April 1, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that would effectively bar Rep. Jay C. Kim from campaigning in his district during the current Republican primary race. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Paez denied Kim's request to postpone implementation of a two-month home detention sentence until after the June election. More significantly, however, Paez ruled that Kim must remain in the Washington area to serve his sentence for accepting and concealing illegal campaign contributions.
NEWS
September 13, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Loretta Sanchez hasn't read Kenneth W. Starr's report. She doesn't plan to any time soon. Stumping under the hot Santa Ana sun on a day most of her colleagues in Congress spent digesting the special prosecutor's titillating document from cover to cover, the Garden Grove Democrat said she had more pressing things to do than read what she called "garbage" about her political ally President Clinton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Republicans in one quick stroke resurrected former Rep. Robert K. Dornan's political future this week by voting to repay him $320,526 for costs in challenging his 1996 election defeat. "By giving me that money, I have a chance to take back my seat," Dornan said Thursday upon returning to Orange County from Washington. The money comes at a critical time--90 days before the Nov. 6 general election, when Dornan again will face Democrat Loretta Sanchez, who beat him two years ago by 984 votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Former Rep. Robert K. Dornan's campaign is broke after raising about $2 million since 1996. "Yup, that's true," he said in a telephone interview Monday. The 18-year congressional veteran reported less than $4,500 in his campaign war chest as of June 30, after subtracting outstanding debts. Dornan remains undaunted and said he will raise more than $700,000 from direct mail contributors nationwide to fund his election fight against Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Loretta Sanchez's campaign war chest got a huge boost Sunday when President Clinton showed up for a fund-raiser in Los Angeles for the Garden Grove Democrat. Swinging through on a West Coast tour, Clinton urged the 100-plus supporters at the Westwood Marquis Hotel to give Sanchez the clear victory she deserves. "I want an unambiguous celebration this November," he told the cheering crowd, referring to Sanchez's controversial victory in 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that would effectively bar Rep. Jay C. Kim from campaigning in his district during the current Republican primary race. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Paez denied Kim's request to postpone implementation of a two-month home detention sentence until after the June election. More significantly, however, Paez ruled that Kim must remain in the Washington area to serve his sentence for accepting and concealing illegal campaign contributions.
NEWS
February 27, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Vice President Al Gore will join Rep. Loretta Sanchez for a campaign visit to central Orange County next month, including a major fund-raiser for the freshman Democrat. Gore's trip will include a ground-breaking ceremony at the future Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana and a stop at a school in Anaheim. Sanchez expects to raise $250,000 at the luncheon fund-raiser with Gore at the Disneyland Hotel on March 20, said her campaign spokesperson.
NEWS
October 20, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The chances that a special election for Rep. Loretta Sanchez's seat could take place before late May are decreasing even if the House of Representatives finds sufficient voter fraud to invalidate last year's election. That would place the special election just ahead of the June 2 primary for the Orange County seat Sanchez won from former Rep. Robert K. Dornan.
NEWS
November 4, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez rolled to a crushing victory Tuesday night over Republican Robert K. Dornan in a bitter Orange County rematch that attracted a nationwide audience and became the most expensive congressional race this year. With more than half the vote counted, the Democratic incumbent proclaimed victory, saying she hoped it would end debate over her narrow 1996 defeat of Dornan and the contentious voter fraud investigation that followed.
NEWS
February 4, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In the first glimpse of how expensive the race for the 46th Congressional District will be, Rep. Loretta Sanchez has raised almost $1 million to face challengers. With the announcement on Tuesday that former Rep. Robert K. Dornan might not run against Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in the November election, Sanchez has raised significantly more than any of her likely opponents. Sanchez's report, covering all of 1997, shows she raised $920,780, with $597,250 cash on hand.
NEWS
October 20, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The chances that a special election for Rep. Loretta Sanchez's seat could take place before late May are decreasing even if the House of Representatives finds sufficient voter fraud to invalidate last year's election. That would place the special election just ahead of the June 2 primary for the Orange County seat Sanchez won from former Rep. Robert K. Dornan.
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