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November 18, 1995 | MARIA L. LA GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The convention center is still under construction here, and so, as it happens, was the Florida Straw Poll--a self-proclaimed Republican bellwether reduced this Friday to just another hostage of the budget crisis in Washington. The delegates were certainly on hand to cast ballots for the conservative candidate of their choice: 3,393 of the most slogan-chanting, button-wearing, red-white-and-blue-swathed members of the Grand Old Party that you'd ever want to see.
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December 7, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bold decision Wednesday by Florida lawmakers to call a special legislative session has fueled a hunt for traitors in the Capitol--a political maneuver shrouded in Southern charm and patriotic bunting. For weeks, Republicans who dominate state politics have threatened to seize control of the presidential election by naming their own set of electors to the electoral college. But uncertainty in the courts and concerns about public opinion delayed those plans until Wednesday.
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July 19, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal election officials levied the largest fine ever assessed for an illegal campaign contribution by an individual, imposing the punishment Friday on a German national who gave more than $400,000 to state, local and national candidates in 1993 and 1994. The fine of $323,000 was assessed against Thomas Kramer, a financier and developer who lives in Florida but is not a legal U.S. resident.
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July 19, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal election officials levied the largest fine ever assessed for an illegal campaign contribution by an individual, imposing the punishment Friday on a German national who gave more than $400,000 to state, local and national candidates in 1993 and 1994. The fine of $323,000 was assessed against Thomas Kramer, a financier and developer who lives in Florida but is not a legal U.S. resident.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Iran's government "can expect to be held accountable" if Americans or American companies are hurt by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's campaign against British author Salman Rushdie, President Bush said Tuesday. "Inciting murder and offering rewards for its perpetration are deeply offensive to the norms of civilized behavior," Bush told reporters at a White House press conference.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Republican Party leaders rallied Wednesday around their nominee to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Claude Pepper, and two Democrats began a runoff campaign. The winner in the GOP primary Tuesday, state Sen. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, was born in Cuba, a significant factor in a city where politics often is influenced by tensions among whites, blacks and mostly Cuban-born Latinos. Many look to the special vote to fill the 18th District seat as a chance to elect the first Cuban-born member of Congress.
NEWS
August 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush will visit Florida to lend his support to a Republican congressional candidate before going to Maine for a summer vacation, the White House announced Tuesday. Bush is to appear next Wednesday at a rally in Miami for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Cuban-American and former state senator running to fill the congressional term of Rep. Claude Pepper, the 88-year-old Democratic dean of the House, who died in May. The President's son, Jeb Bush, is managing her campaign.
NEWS
December 7, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bold decision Wednesday by Florida lawmakers to call a special legislative session has fueled a hunt for traitors in the Capitol--a political maneuver shrouded in Southern charm and patriotic bunting. For weeks, Republicans who dominate state politics have threatened to seize control of the presidential election by naming their own set of electors to the electoral college. But uncertainty in the courts and concerns about public opinion delayed those plans until Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
A foray into Florida politics by two Orange County congressmen has ruffled the feathers of Sunshine State Republicans, who have advised their California colleagues to kindly mind their own business. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Lomita) and C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) piqued the Floridians when the congressmen endorsed a conservative, Cuban-American businessman, Carlos Perez, in an important Aug. 1 primary.
NEWS
December 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Jeanie Austin, chairwoman of the Republican Party in Florida, has been chosen to become the GOP national co-chairman, officials announced Friday. Austin will be formally elected at a Republican National Committee meeting next month at which Lee Atwater's designation as party chairman also will be ratified, the officials said. Atwater was President-elect George Bush's campaign manager.
NEWS
November 18, 1995 | MARIA L. LA GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The convention center is still under construction here, and so, as it happens, was the Florida Straw Poll--a self-proclaimed Republican bellwether reduced this Friday to just another hostage of the budget crisis in Washington. The delegates were certainly on hand to cast ballots for the conservative candidate of their choice: 3,393 of the most slogan-chanting, button-wearing, red-white-and-blue-swathed members of the Grand Old Party that you'd ever want to see.
NEWS
August 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush will visit Florida to lend his support to a Republican congressional candidate before going to Maine for a summer vacation, the White House announced Tuesday. Bush is to appear next Wednesday at a rally in Miami for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Cuban-American and former state senator running to fill the congressional term of Rep. Claude Pepper, the 88-year-old Democratic dean of the House, who died in May. The President's son, Jeb Bush, is managing her campaign.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Republican Party leaders rallied Wednesday around their nominee to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Claude Pepper, and two Democrats began a runoff campaign. The winner in the GOP primary Tuesday, state Sen. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, was born in Cuba, a significant factor in a city where politics often is influenced by tensions among whites, blacks and mostly Cuban-born Latinos. Many look to the special vote to fill the 18th District seat as a chance to elect the first Cuban-born member of Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
A foray into Florida politics by two Orange County congressmen has ruffled the feathers of Sunshine State Republicans, who have advised their California colleagues to kindly mind their own business. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Lomita) and C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) piqued the Floridians when the congressmen endorsed a conservative, Cuban-American businessman, Carlos Perez, in an important Aug. 1 primary.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Iran's government "can expect to be held accountable" if Americans or American companies are hurt by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's campaign against British author Salman Rushdie, President Bush said Tuesday. "Inciting murder and offering rewards for its perpetration are deeply offensive to the norms of civilized behavior," Bush told reporters at a White House press conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former U.S. Rep. William C. Cramer, 81, the first Republican congressman from Florida since Reconstruction, died Oct. 18 in South Pasadena, Fla., of complications of a recent heart attack. The Denver-born, Florida-reared Cramer was a Harvard-trained lawyer when he was elected to the Florida Legislature in 1950. He lost his first bid for Congress in 1952, but was narrowly elected in 1954. Earning the title "Mr.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Newt Gingrich is challenging Florida's winner-take-all primary, arguing in a letter that is being sent Thursday that since the state held its primary early it must award delegates proportionally under existing Republican National Committee policies. "The RNC already has an existing rule that any contest held before a certain date ... need[s] to award delegates proportionally," said Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond. "We are writing the state party of Florida to ask them to enforce that rule.
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