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November 12, 1987 | From the Associated Press
Although AFL-CIO policy discourages member unions from making political endorsements, the Iowa state employees' union has thrown its support in the Democratic presidential race to Dukakis. Don McKee, president of Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, predicted that the endorsement, the first made by a major Iowa union, will kick off a wave of similar moves by other unions.
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October 27, 1988 | Associated Press
NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Hooks today ordered the head of the Columbus chapter to retract an endorsement of Republican presidential candidate George Bush or face immediate suspension. Columbus chapter President Melanie Mitchell said in a statement praising Bush on Wednesday that the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People "does not give political endorsements . . .
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October 20, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The City Council on Tuesday said it supports converting the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to a commercial airport, adding the council's voice to others supporting the conversion. "I am committed to something positive being done with El Toro," said Councilman Michael L. Maertzweiler, who is on the county's El Toro Reuse Planning Authority committee. "I'm a firm believer that if we in Orange County do not put our best foot forward and step firmly into the 21st Century . . . we will all lose."
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June 29, 2002 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Olympic gold medalist Paul Gonzalez mistook friendly expressions of support for political endorsements in the Los Angeles City Council's 14th District race, his campaign admitted Friday. Neither former Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks nor county Sheriff Lee Baca endorsed Gonzalez, as he said last week.
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May 11, 1999
With the City Council runoff election less than a month away, the political endorsements continue to stack up in the fiercely contested race for the Eastside's 14th District. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles) said she will support candidate Nick Pacheco, who is also backed by Mayor Richard Riordan.
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October 17, 1990 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supporters of Proposition 140, which would limit terms of state officeholders, launched a "citizens campaign" Tuesday in Orange County to persuade voters to approve the measure. Flanked by a handful of backers, including Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove), proposition treasurer Lewis K. Uhler said at a news conference that "career politicians" will fight the measure to keep their office. "Most incumbents do not support it," Uhler said. "But what we need are new faces in the state."
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May 14, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Two of the six Democrats running for the seat held by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) joined forces at a news conference Friday to criticize the campaign tactics of businessman Mike Farber, another Democratic candidate in the race. Candidates Robert Banuelos of Santa Ana and John M.
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November 1, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Pat Buchanan, the former presidential adviser and conservative Washington commentator, campaigned in Southern California Tuesday for his sister Angela's bid to be state treasurer with the message that she is a true Republican running against "a member who just joined the church." "Bay (Angela's nickname) is the future leader of the conservative movement," Buchanan said. "It's a statewide elected office and once (voters) make that decision, you've got a leader of your party, no question about it."
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May 28, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rival Los Angeles City Council candidates Corinne Sanchez and Alex Padilla claimed new endorsements Thursday as both campaigns were accused of misleading advertising. The League of Women Voters criticized Sanchez, while the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordered a letter withdrawn that wrongly suggested the church supported Padilla. The church makes no political endorsements.
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May 2, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Bringing his national influence to bear in Orange County, well-known Christian psychologist James Dobson on Friday endorsed former GOP congressman Robert K. Dornan for election, saying Dornan represents anti-abortion and pro-family values. "I rarely do political endorsements, but I am making an exception to personally endorse the honorable Bob Dornan because I believe in this man," Dobson wrote in a letter to the candidate.
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