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March 30, 1993 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most violent campaign in more than a decade, Jamaica holds watershed elections today, marking the probable end of two political dynasties and underlining the nation's turn from radicalism to a moderate, free-market economy. Since Prime Minister P. J. Patterson called parliamentary elections three weeks ago, at least 11 people have been killed in incidents connected to the campaign, and several candidates and political workers have been attacked or threatened.
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March 17, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will break his puzzling neutrality in the city attorney's race at last and on Monday will endorse his longtime top aide for economic development, Deputy Mayor Rocky Delgadillo. Riordan was on vacation Friday and could not be reached for comment, but his top spokesman, Deputy Mayor Ben Austin, confirmed the endorsement.
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May 10, 2002 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joining a bipartisan push to investigate Enron--and echoing the man he wishes to replace--Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Simon Jr. said Thursday that he supports a full-scale probe into the company's role in the state's energy crisis. "Over the past two days Gov. Davis has been speaking out on the Enron scandal and calling for a criminal investigation," said Simon, meeting with reporters at a water conference in Monterey. "I share the governor's concern....
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July 3, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Francisco Barrio is out to claim what, by many accounts, was stolen from him six years ago. The popular 41-year-old businessman is the opposition National Action Party's candidate for governor of this northern desert state--a job he lost to the ruling party in a fraud-tainted election in 1986. That controversial vote prompted the firebrand Barrio to lead his supporters in street marches and a blockade of international bridges to the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles mayoral candidates Richard Riordan and Michael Woo on Monday returned to familiar themes--public safety and gun control--as they began their first full week of campaigning for the June election. Riordan visited a Koreatown mini-mall as the second in a series of campaign stops he bills as "L.A. Stories." He held the first last weekend in Woo's Hollywood district.
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March 31, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it the battle of the nice guys. The contest for the Los Angeles Board of Education seat that represents a region running from Watts to San Pedro is viewed as a tossup between two gentlemen. Incumbent George Kiriyama, 67, is known for his love of music, his gentle personality, his accessibility and his penchant for spending most of his time in his office at the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joined by Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman and other Hollywood celebrities at a fund-raiser in Studio City, 5th District City Council candidate Tom Hayden proposed Tuesday that the city take more of a leading role in making sure Los Angeles remains a major entertainment industry hub. At the star-studded event expected to raise about $20,000 for his campaign, Hayden said his goals go beyond seeking to stem the tide of runaway production.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A surge in contributions to City Atty. James K. Hahn and former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa has significantly tightened the financial side of the hotly contested race for mayor of Los Angeles, though businessman Steve Soboroff continues to lead in overall contributions, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. During the first six months of 2000, Hahn raised more than $1 million--more than in all of 1999--and managed to do it so frugally that he had $1.
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September 28, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As their contest for governor approaches a critical test in October, Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Sen. Pete Wilson have established sharply divergent positions on key issues like higher taxes, school finance and the environment--defying the perception that there are no substantial differences between the two political moderates.
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January 6, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayoral candidates Steve Soboroff, Joel Wachs and James Hahn have decided to put their campaign headquarters in the San Fernando Valley, signaling the significant role they expect Valley voters to play in electing Los Angeles' next chief executive. Valley voters made up 48% of those who went to the polls citywide in the Nov. 7 election, even though the Valley is home to only 38% of the city's registered voters. The Valley played a decisive role in electing Richard Riordan to two terms as mayor.
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