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November 21, 1991 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
With an attack on the "mess in Washington," Democratic Senate candidate Dianne Feinstein portrayed herself Wednesday as a political outsider who embraces the usually Republican idea of a line-item veto for U.S. Presidents, coupled with a requirement that the chief executive submit a balanced budget each year.
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March 9, 2001 | JAMES RAINEY and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The previously genteel tone of the race for mayor of Los Angeles turned tougher this week, as three of the top contenders suggested they would not appoint Police Chief Bernard C. Parks to a second term and most of the candidates began bashing apparent front-runner James K. Hahn. The new level of hostility came three days after a Times poll showed Parks badly lagging in the public's esteem and Hahn, the city attorney of Los Angeles, leading in the race for mayor.
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December 29, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Changing the fund-raising rules 3 1/2 weeks before the Jan. 22 election, a Superior Court judge Friday lifted campaign contribution limits for Los Angeles County's 1st Supervisorial District race, sending candidates scurrying to tap their supporters for bigger donations. The ruling by Judge John Zebrowski came in response to a suit brought by the county's biggest labor union, Service Employees International Union, which is backing Democratic state Sen. Art Torres.
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April 6, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
District finances, student enrollment and outreach with other institutions are among the key issues in the April 13 election for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. The 16 challengers and two incumbents in contention for four open seats say there are serious problems confronting the district. The incumbents, Georgia Mercer and Julia Wu, say the district is on the road to recovery, however. "Our latest fiscal report shows there is an $11-million surplus," Wu said.
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March 15, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional candidates juggled back-to-back debates Wednesday in View Park and Culver City--a sudden burst of energy in a week of campaigning designed to get out the vote in the April 10 special election for the 32nd District seat. With 18 candidates competing, the race to fill the post left vacant by the death of Julian Dixon has accelerated. Candidates are making greater efforts to reach voters: posting lawn signs, buying radio time and attending forums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as updated election results released Friday solidified Assemblywoman Doris Allen's nomination in the 67th Assembly District, the intraparty war between Allen and her closest opponent, Assemblyman Tom Mays, raged on. Those candidates met Friday night behind closed doors with members of the Orange County Republican Party Ethics Committee to air complaints about campaign "hit pieces" that blanketed the district on the eve of Tuesday's election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gil Garcetti shed his shoes at the door. Then, with more than a thousand people watching, he stood in his stocking feet before Pramukh Swami Maharaj to accept a divine endorsement--a blessing for his reelection as Los Angeles County district attorney. "I am here . . . because of my feelings for your community," Garcetti told the Indian American crowd sitting cross-legged in a vast hall at the Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Whittier on Thursday night. "This is also my community."
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October 25, 1996 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and CATHY WERBLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cliff Berning is a rarity in modern politics. A candidate for a hotly contested school board race in Fullerton, he takes pride in calling himself an "onward soldier" of the Christian right. He favors school prayer--with a passion. He also believes in creationism, and though he teaches elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, he contends the story of Adam, Eve and Genesis ought to be taught in all public schools as the literal and indisputable start of human life.
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April 23, 1995 | MICHAEL P. LUCAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of Bell Gardens and surrounding areas have an opportunity this week to take an up-close look at a growing phenomenon: American Indian power politics in action. Eight of the 10 candidates for principal chief of the 167,000-member Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will be barnstorming through California, chasing an estimated 4,000 absentee voters in the tribe's June 17 election.
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September 9, 2002 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bill Simon Jr. backed away last week from his campaign's previously stated support for several gay rights measures, the GOP gubernatorial candidate not only angered gay activists, but exposed the difficulty he faces in simultaneously holding onto his conservative base and winning over moderate voters. For the last few months, Simon has struggled to articulate his positions on issues such as global warming, domestic partnerships and driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
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