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August 29, 1995
Re "Dornan's Bid for Presidency Up in the Air," Aug. 23: It always has been; hot air rises. WILLIAM D. RUMMELL II Montbello
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The final crop of candidates filing for next year's elections in Orange County yielded a few surprises Friday amid a handful of competitive legislative races. The most interesting is the return of former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a Republican who served 18 years in Congress until 1996. He paid his filing fee Wednesday to challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and turned in voter signatures late Friday, according to early postings on the county registrar's Web site.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1988
We've heard from the enemies and opponents of Bob Dornan. Now we've even heard from a member of his staff and also his wife. How about hearing from one of his constituents? As a resident of the 38th Congressional District, I am proud to have Robert K. Dornan representing me in Congress. Bob Dornan is a congressman who truly represents my views, and, I believe, the view of the majority of his constituency. He has served his country and this district well for many years. So you can print all the lies about this gutsy, feisty congressman you want.
NEWS
November 4, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran U.S. Rep. Ron Packard, known as a leader in cutting government spending, said Wednesday that he will not seek reelection next year, opening his largely Republican district to a crush of GOP hopefuls. Packard, 68, said he will step down in January 2001, after 18 years in Congress, to spend more time with his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1997
Where was Rep. Robert Dornan's zest for ferreting out election fraud when he was winning? J.S. KLEINSASSER Bakersfield
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1996
For years, he's been called many names. Now, we can call Rep. Robert Dornan what he really is. A loser. EDWARD LEE Diamond Bar
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April 28, 1991
I plan to read "Forgotten" by Peggy Say (Feb. 24) if only for the pleasure of seeing Rep. Robert Dornan called an idiot in print. EVELYN C. WEBER, LOS ALAMITOS
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1987
In addition to AIDS, Paul Gann suffers from a case of acute homophobia. The recent article on the tax reformer (Part I, Aug. 17) supplied ample proof that gay-bashing is a major factor in the anti-AIDS "crusade" led by certain right-wingers, including the gang of four: Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) and Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove), state Sen. John Doolittle (R-Citrus Heights), and Gann. DICK MEISEL Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1987
The picture of Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove) appearing in The Times (Aug. 23) shows a close resemblance to a political bully named Fidel Castro. The similarity, however, is more than skin deep. When an elderly woman attempted to criticize Dornan's support of U.S. intervention in Central America, he enjoyed displaying his machismo with the threat, "Yell once more and your ass is going to be thrown out!" Dornan has everything it takes to be a successful dictator; he undoubtedly would be at home wearing battle fatigues in Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1986
The letter (March 8) from David A. Lehrer, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, is frightening. Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove) shrieks anti-Semitism on the floor of Congress and a spokesman for the foremost group dedicated to the eradication of all bigotry assures us it was not anti-Semitism. Lehrer even assures us that Dornan cannot be anti-Semitic because a Jew stood next to him at a press conference! Defending any right-wing bigot because he votes for funds for Israel is immoral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1997
Where was Rep. Robert Dornan's zest for ferreting out election fraud when he was winning? J.S. KLEINSASSER Bakersfield
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1996
For years, he's been called many names. Now, we can call Rep. Robert Dornan what he really is. A loser. EDWARD LEE Diamond Bar
NEWS
November 17, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ and DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the official House photographer snapped the last shot of the freshman class of the 105th Congress early Saturday morning, the Washington press corps swarmed around Democrats Loretta Sanchez and Carolyn McCarthy, the New York congresswoman-elect whose husband was killed and son critically injured in the 1993 Long Island Railroad massacre. The two women smiled and posed until Sanchez finally asked, "Got enough, guys?" "The press never gets enough," answered a voice from the crowd of cameras.
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November 16, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loretta Sanchez climbed the steps of the Capitol on Friday as the most talked-about freshman--Democrat or Republican--in the new 105th Congress. Sanchez is so new to the center of political power that the 36-year-old financial analyst from central Orange County was taking direction from, of all people, a New York tabloid photographer. "Like this?" she giggled, thrusting her arms into a brilliant autumn sky as she flashed a victory smile.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a sign that Democrats believe congressional candidate Loretta Sanchez has "a legitimate chance" of unseating Rep. Robert K. Dornan, the party's Congressional Campaign Committee has decided to contribute $61,000 to her election. "This race kept getting better and it looks good right now," said Jim Whitney, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995
Re "Dornan's Bid for Presidency Up in the Air," Aug. 23: It always has been; hot air rises. WILLIAM D. RUMMELL II Montbello
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1992
In response to "Women's Group Feels Wrath of Dornan" (March 7 and 8): It's about time the public discovered what a career politician does to stay in office term after term. If Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove) is such a great and valuable representative, why is he so fearful of a mere woman that he has to go running hither and yon to threaten and coerce people with retribution? Dornan is a perfect example of why we need term limitations on all public offices. His arrogance is inexcusable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1986
So, Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove) broke up his colleagues with laughter on the returning military jet when they left Hanoi last week with his imitation of the crippled Vietnamese officer (Times, Feb. 23). Earlier, Dornan and his cohorts had broken an agreement with the Vietnamese and bolted into off-limits territory, then when a military guard tried to stop them he put his arm around the crippled Vietnamese officer as if to be friends. On the jet home Dornan "put on a baseball cap sideways, limped down the aisle and began his mimicking."
NEWS
July 12, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 18 months ago, Orange County conservative hard-linerswere chagrined when Washington lifted the 20-year trade embargo with Vietnam. There was little critics could do then except ridicule the move as shortsighted. Now, with Tuesday's announcement that the United States would normalize relations with the Communist regime that handed it a humiliating defeat two decades ago, Orange County politicians once again find themselves angered--and with seemingly little choice in the matter. Seemingly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State and local Democratic Party leaders on Friday announced a campaign to unseat Republican Rep. Robert K. Dornan, and said they planned to rely on Dornan himself as their chief fund-raising tool. At a press conference they called to kick off the campaign, they unveiled a six-minute videotape, entitled "Dornan: In His Own Words," that they hope will trigger an outpouring of political campaign contributions that will be used in an attempt to defeat Dornan if he seeks reelection in 1994.
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