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April 14, 1991
I was surprised to see a letter from the president of Andasol Elementary School PTA featured in Councilman Hal Bernson's campaign flyer that arrived at my home. Andasol is one of the 24 schools that compose the North West Valley PTA Council, of which I am president. I was concerned that the use of this letter could be misunderstood as an endorsement of his candidacy. Though PTA is political in that we work for the passage of legislation and policies that will benefit schools, education and children, we are strictly nonpartisan.
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November 5, 2012 | By Karin Klein
The tax-exempt, nonprofit environmental group would never tell you to vote for President Obama and other Democratic candidates -- but only because it can't. So instead it sent out word that voters should cast their ballots with the need to combat global warming in mind. And those ballots would be for whom, exactly? There haven't been loads of GOP candidates calling for the support of clean energy such as solar and wind power, which contribute far less to climate change. The parent group didn't say vote for Proposition 30 or Proposition 38, two initiatives on the California ballot that would raise taxes for public schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2001
Greg Totten's response to the controversy surrounding Community Memorial Hospital's letter soliciting contributions for his campaign is interesting, considering Mr. Totten is campaigning to be the top law enforcement official of Ventura County. The district attorney must evenhandedly support enforcement of the law, regardless of a person's race, religion, or in this case, political endorsement. Dr. Bakst's letter appears to violate the law prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from intervening in any political campaign in support of any candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2006 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
On March 24, the Sierra Club, the largest environmental group in the state and a hallowed name among conservationists, issued one of the most coveted endorsements in California politics: its recommendation for governor. State Controller Steve Westly promptly expressed his gratitude, saying in a news release: "I am honored to have earned the support of the Sierra Club."
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October 15, 1994 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Board of Education declined Friday to take a stand on Proposition 187, the ballot initiative that would prohibit illegal immigrant children from attending California's public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1986 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
The editor of the San Diego State University campus newspaper filed suit Thursday to overturn a California State University policy prohibiting the system's 20 newspaper editorial boards from endorsing political candidates and propositions. Represented by the San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, R. Andrew Rathbone also asked U.S. District Judge Edward Schwartz to prohibit SDSU President Thomas Day from suspending him as editor of the Daily Aztec for one day.
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November 5, 2012 | By Karin Klein
The tax-exempt, nonprofit environmental group would never tell you to vote for President Obama and other Democratic candidates -- but only because it can't. So instead it sent out word that voters should cast their ballots with the need to combat global warming in mind. And those ballots would be for whom, exactly? There haven't been loads of GOP candidates calling for the support of clean energy such as solar and wind power, which contribute far less to climate change. The parent group didn't say vote for Proposition 30 or Proposition 38, two initiatives on the California ballot that would raise taxes for public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Taking a page from the political playbook of the environmental movement, San Diego County's building industry has devised a new strategy for helping industry-backed candidates win local elections, industry officials say. The Building Industry Assn., bruised by three dramatic defeats within the past year, has decided it will no longer simply endorse candidates or causes and then pour cash contributions into their campaign coffers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2006 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
On March 24, the Sierra Club, the largest environmental group in the state and a hallowed name among conservationists, issued one of the most coveted endorsements in California politics: its recommendation for governor. State Controller Steve Westly promptly expressed his gratitude, saying in a news release: "I am honored to have earned the support of the Sierra Club."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1986
Much has been heard and read lately about the fact that two members of Lyndon LaRouche's National Democratic Policy Committee won the Illinois Democratic primaries for the offices of lieutenant governor and secretary of state. They won despite the fact that the regular Democratic Party supported their opponents. The lament has been heard for the strength of the Democratic Party and the death of the Chicago machine. But we face a greater challenge in California, because neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party would be able to endorse or oppose these candidates, or other candidates who did not truly reflect the views of those parties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
An influential Republican businessman and longtime supporter of Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona said Tuesday he would endorse one of the sheriff's opponents in what's expected to be a contentious race for the county's top law enforcement job. Mario Rodriguez, the former vice chairman of the state Republican Party who headed President Bush's 2004 Western regional campaign, said he'd grown weary of the scandals surrounding the Sheriff's Department and would support Lt.
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April 7, 2002 | From Associated Press
The state's Republican Party endorsed Mitt Romney's bid for governor Saturday but rejected the Salt Lake City Olympic chief's choice for lieutenant governor. Romney, the son of a former Michigan governor, pledged to apply the same efficiency and managerial common sense to running state government that he used to oversee the Winter Olympics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2001
Greg Totten's response to the controversy surrounding Community Memorial Hospital's letter soliciting contributions for his campaign is interesting, considering Mr. Totten is campaigning to be the top law enforcement official of Ventura County. The district attorney must evenhandedly support enforcement of the law, regardless of a person's race, religion, or in this case, political endorsement. Dr. Bakst's letter appears to violate the law prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from intervening in any political campaign in support of any candidate.
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November 10, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They searched their souls, they wrung their hands, and in the end, the San Francisco County Republican Central Committee voted this week to endorse the party's longtime nemesis, Willie Brown, for reelection. The decision was the latest jaw-dropping development in a mayoral race that has confounded political pros and left the town talking of little else since write-in candidate Tom Ammiano, the ultra-liberal president of the Board of Supervisors, forced Brown into a runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Barbara judge has rejected efforts by the Ventura County public defender's office to remove from cases four judges who had endorsed a prosecutor running for the bench. In a decision released Wednesday, Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Thomas P. Anderle ruled that the attempts in June to disqualify Judges Charles W. Campbell, Donald Coleman, Vincent O'Neill and Barry Klopfer were without merit. The four were among 14 judges who had endorsed Chief Assistant Dist. Atty.
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September 29, 1997 | CATHLEEN DECKER and MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
California Republicans peered into their future Sunday, endorsing a controversial ballot proposal for the 1998 ballot that would virtually end bilingual education and getting their first glimpse at a handful of candidates dreaming of the presidential sweepstakes two years later. The bilingual ballot measure was endorsed by a voice vote of party delegates meeting here.
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November 14, 1994 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, a man on a permanent quest for political approval, found it--perhaps even more than he really needed--on this distant East Asian shore. A one-day stop in the Philippines won Clinton an endorsement from Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos so enthusiastic that it might have raised a blush on the cheek of a political consultant.
NEWS
March 4, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
State Board of Equalization member Conway Collis and consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield will announce on Monday formation of a citizen support commission for Proposition 103, the successful Nov. 8 ballot insurance measure sponsored by Rosenfield's Voter Revolt group. The move suggests that Collis has the inside track on getting Voter Revolt's endorsement if he decides to run for state insurance commissioner in 1990.
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November 14, 1994 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, a man on a permanent quest for political approval, found it--perhaps even more than he really needed--on this distant East Asian shore. A one-day stop in the Philippines won Clinton an endorsement from Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos so enthusiastic that it might have raised a blush on the cheek of a political consultant.
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