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July 7, 1994
First, Hughes Aircraft Co., long a high-tech fixture in Playa del Rey, El Segundo and Torrance, generated controversy by distributing a form letter "encouraging" its employees to give money to incumbent Rep. Jane Harman (D-Marina del Rey), believing that Harman could help Hughes and the rest of the aerospace industry. Then, (last week), Hughes announced 3,200 job cuts in California. I doubt that the many Hughes employees who dutifully gave Jane Harman their contributions and votes, and who will soon join the unemployment rolls, feel that they made a wise investment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Voters in the South Bay go to the polls Tuesday to choose Democrat Janice Hahn or Republican Craig Huey to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman as their congressional representative. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the 36th Congressional District, which runs from Venice to San Pedro and juts inland through Torrance, Lomita and parts of other communities. For information about polling places or to report problems, go to http://lavote.net/ . While Hahn, 59, is favored to win, the race has been contentious and hard-fought.
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OPINION
December 6, 2004
Re "Intelligence Reform Held Hostage" by Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), Commentary, Dec. 2: Sept. 11 legislation without immigration reform is meaningless. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) are heroes for forcing the Senate and House to actually read what Harman is rushing to enact. Don't be fooled into believing Harman that immigration reform will be addressed later. She and other liberals will do their best to derail any meaningful restrictions on trespassers entering our borders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
When South Bay businessman Craig Huey filed to run for former Rep. Jane Harman's congressional seat in next week's special election, many political observers dismissed him as an underfunded, inexperienced candidate trying to cut his teeth in a crowded field. That changed recently when Huey pumped half a million dollars of his own money into his campaign —enough to spread his conservative Republican, cut-federal-spending message throughout the strongly Democratic district. The money has gone toward mail, signs and TV and radio spots scheduled to start airing this week, all designed to put the first-time candidate on voters' radars.
OPINION
June 21, 2004
"Bad Fix for CIA's Defects" (editorial, June 14) correctly diagnosed the ills in our intelligence community but implied that efforts to fix them by creating a director of national intelligence amounted to little more than an additional, unnecessary bureaucracy. On the contrary. Some proposals, such as the Intelligence Transformation Act, co-sponsored by more than 20 members of Congress, would focus on changes designed to network the intelligence agencies into an integrated, ultimately more effective, capability.
OPINION
August 1, 2009
Re "What the CIA didn't say," Opinion, July 25 I agree with Rep. Jane Harman that "bipartisan oversight by Congress to assure that the laws we pass are faithfully executed is an indispensable part of [the] equation." However, she can't escape censure for being told "only what the briefers wanted to tell us." As a lawyer by training, Harman knows that members of an oversight committee are duty-bound to ask as many questions as necessary to assure Americans of the faithful execution of laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2010 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
The candidate, trailed by a volunteer, is knocking on doors in Mar Vista — down Beethoven Street, across Lucille Avenue, along Greenwood Avenue and on. The June 8 election is just weeks away. There is much ground to cover. "I'm Marcy Winograd, and I'm running for Congress," she says, over and over again. Her blue jacket is spotted with rain. "I'm a grass-roots Democrat who believes in jobs and bringing our troops home." Winograd is challenging Rep. Jane Harman, a wealthy eight-term incumbent, in the Democratic primary for the 36 t h Congressional District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2010 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Open seats and brisk primary challenges to some incumbent officeholders made for a handful of lively contests for congressional and legislative seats Tuesday, including the Democratic primary in a race to succeed former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. In that race, Holly Mitchell, head of a child care advocacy group, with most of the vote counted Wednesday morning narrowly defeated Reginald Jones-Sawyer, an asset manager for the city of L.A., in a crowded race. Bass, termed out of the Assembly and running to succeed Rep. Diane Watson (D- Los Angeles)
NEWS
February 7, 2011 | By Richard Simon
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), a leading congressional voice on anti-terrorism issues, plans to resign from Congress to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a senior congressional source confirmed Monday, setting up a special election to choose her successor in a coastal district that stretches from Venice into the South Bay. She is expected to leave her seat soon to succeed former Rep. Lee Hamilton as head of the Washington-based...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Voters in the South Bay go to the polls Tuesday to choose Democrat Janice Hahn or Republican Craig Huey to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman as their congressional representative. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the 36th Congressional District, which runs from Venice to San Pedro and juts inland through Torrance, Lomita and parts of other communities. For information about polling places or to report problems, go to http://lavote.net/ . While Hahn, 59, is favored to win, the race has been contentious and hard-fought.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2011 | Jean Merl
An underdog candidate for a South Bay congressional seat has lent his campaign a second $250,000, pushing him past the $500,000 mark and giving him the biggest war chest of any of the 16 contenders to replace former Rep. Jane Harman, campaign records showed Friday. The latest infusion by Republican businessman and first-time office seeker Craig Huey enabled him to overtake Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who had raised nearly $424,000 in contributions, and Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who had collected about $338,000 as of the April 27 end of the latest campaign finance reporting period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Voter registration closes Monday for the May 17 special primary election to fill a congressional seat vacated earlier this year by former Rep. Jane Harman, a Venice Democrat. Those who wish to vote by mail have until May 10 to request a ballot, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office. Registration information and mail-in ballots are available through http://www.lavote.net or by calling (562) 466-1323. Sixteen candidates are on the ballot in the 36th Congressional District, which runs south along the coast from Venice to San Pedro and includes inland communities in Torrance and Lomita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Bolstering their status as the presumed frontrunners in the crowded special election for a South Bay-based congressional seat, Democrats Janice Hahn and Debra Bowen have outdistanced their rivals in campaign contributions, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed Friday. By the March 31 close of the reporting period, Hahn had raised $274,443 and spent $103,177, while Bowen had collected $195,224 and spent $102,227. Bowen, who is California's secretary of state, and Hahn, a Los Angeles councilwoman, are vying to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., of complications from leukemia, according to a statement from his family on the website of the Daily Beast, which Harman merged with Newsweek in November. He was married to former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, who resigned her seat in February to lead the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday set a May 17 election to replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice). If no candidate wins a majority, the top two finishers, regardless of political affiliation, will meet in a July 12 runoff. Brown was hoping to have reached a budget deal with GOP lawmakers by now, which would have allowed him to call an election in June for both the Harman seat and tax extensions that he wants to help balance the state budget. That would have saved Los Angeles County the expense of two elections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Tuesday jumped into the race to succeed retiring Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, setting up what is expected to be a lively contest between two prominent Democratic women for the largely coastal congressional district. "This was not an easy decision," said Bowen, who in November was elected to a second four-year term as the state's top elections official. "I spent the past week discussing a potential run with my family and close friends, and thinking how I can best serve the public," she said in a statement announcing her candidacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Tuesday jumped into the race to succeed retiring Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, setting up what is expected to be a lively contest between two prominent Democratic women for the largely coastal congressional district. "This was not an easy decision," said Bowen, who in November was elected to a second four-year term as the state's top elections official. "I spent the past week discussing a potential run with my family and close friends, and thinking how I can best serve the public," she said in a statement announcing her candidacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Retiring Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) said Thursday that she would resign her House seat Tuesday to allow for a special election to replace her in early June. Harman, who has been criticized for accepting a job with a Washington think tank so soon after winning reelection in November, said she wants to make the election "as inexpensive and as convenient for voters as possible" by allowing it to be held the same time as a potential statewide election on taxes. She said she has had two conversations with Gov. Jerry Brown about the timing of her resignation.
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