August 7, 1988 |
Attorney Robert D. Epple and his supporters spent about $600,000 in his drive to win the Democratic nomination in the 63rd Assembly District, about twice the amount spent in the losing campaign of primary opponent Peter Ohanesian. Campaign spending reports filed last week document the extensive financial assistance showered on Epple by the state Democratic Party and Democratic legislators who perceived Ohanesian as a threat to the Assembly's party leadership.
May 12, 1988 |
Democrat Marshall Story's decision to quit the 63rd Assembly District primary race and endorse Bob Epple has stirred allegations that Story may have struck an illegal deal to support his former rival and may have attempted to sell his endorsement to another primary candidate as well.
February 12, 1989 |
On his way to a razor-thin election victory in November, freshman Assemblyman Robert D. Epple (D-Norwalk) raised $1.4 million--nearly twice as much as his Republican rival, Wayne Grisham, according to final 1988 campaign contribution reports.
June 9, 1988 |
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has had better nights. Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign, which Brown chaired, lost California by a wide margin. Voters approved two ballot measures curbing the fund-raising and spending practices that have underpinned his power. Most important, Brown's one chance to drive a stake into the heart of the rebel faction challenging his speakership fizzled when his forces failed to dislodge dissident Assemblyman Gerald R. Eaves of Rialto.
January 30, 1986 |
Three Democrats are being mentioned as possible challengers to Assemblyman Wayne Grisham, a Norwalk Republican who won a spectacularly expensive campaign two years ago. The most visible of the possible Democratic challengers is Norwalk City Council member Bob White, who said in an interview that he is seeking the nomination. White, 65, is an 18-year council veteran.
June 5, 1988 |
The final days of the Democratic primary campaign in the 63rd Assembly District promise no peace for party voters, who face a final wave of political promotions from competitors Peter Ohanesian and Robert D. Epple.