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March 13, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ensuring that abortion will again be a major issue in the 46th Congressional District race, two leading GOP opponents of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) are already attacking her for opposing a ban on the controversial partial-birth abortion procedure. Rather than defend her vote against the ban, Sanchez said she will try to steer the debate back to a general discussion of abortion and "the right to choose" by saying she, too, opposes late-term abortions, with certain exceptions.
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April 7, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political hopefuls continue to line up after news this week that Rep. Christopher Cox was being considered for a nomination to the federal appellate bench in San Francisco. A handful of possible replacements emerged in the wake of comments by Sen. Barbara Boxer and others to the Los Angeles Times that the Newport Beach conservative was under consideration by the White House.
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March 4, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
Councilwoman Mimi Walters was recently named volunteer of the year by the Republican Party of Orange County. She was cited for her longtime dedication to city government and support of local issues in Laguna Niguel.
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March 9, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a confident eye toward his Republican bid next year for a state Assembly seat, Supervisor Todd Spitzer said Thursday that he will ask his board colleagues to place a proposal on the ballot to prevent Democratic Gov. Gray Davis from naming his successor. Spitzer has been raising money since December to replace outgoing Assemblyman Bill Campbell (R-Villa Park). He transferred more than $300,000 to the race and is sitting on a formidable $425,000 war chest.
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December 15, 2000 | Tami Min, (714) 520-2509
Members of the Republican Party of Orange County elected former Anaheim City Councilman Bob Zemel to serve as the second vice chairman of the group's executive central committee. "I look forward to being more directly involved in the decisions that will guide the Republican Party of Orange County," Zemel said.
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August 17, 1989
Vice President Dan Quayle will help raise money for the Republican Party of Orange County and the state Republican Party at a reception and dinner next Thursday. Quayle will first attend a $100-per-person reception at 5 p.m. at the home of Buck and Colleen Johns in Santa Ana Heights. Guests are asked to wear red, white and blue attire. More information about the reception may be obtained by phoning (714) 750-3335.
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February 5, 1997 | DEBRA CANO and LORI HAYCOX and JOHN POPE
City Councilman Bob Zemel has been honored as Local Elected Official of the Year by the Republican Party of Orange County. Zemel was chosen based on his service to Anaheim and the Republican Party. "Bob's decisive, conservative leadership has made him a leader not only in his own city of Anaheim but for Republicans all around the county," state Sen. John R. Lewis (R-Orange) said at the award ceremony.
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April 6, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
White House Chief of Staff John Sununu met Friday morning with about 200 of Orange County's Republican faithful, bringing greetings to the local GOP from the global power-brokering going on behind closed doors in their neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A meeting Monday evening of Orange County Republicans turned into an unofficial effort to draft Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to run in a gubernatorial primary against Gov. Pete Wilson in 1994.
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February 7, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater told a crowd of GOP faithful Tuesday that, nationwide, Orange County "is the most important county in the most important state" in the 1990 election cycle. Atwater and White House Chief of Staff John Sununu called on local Republicans to back Sen. Pete Wilson's gubernatorial campaign because the next governor will oversee the addition of five to seven California congressional seats when district boundaries are redrawn after the 1990 census.
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December 24, 2000 | RAY F. HERNDON and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A political shift is underway in Orange County's large and traditionally conservative Vietnamese American community, where the GOP's longtime dominance is being eroded by a rise in Democratic voter registration. For the first time, the Democratic Party this election year registered more new Vietnamese voters than the Republicans in the county. The GOP, which once enjoyed a 4-to-1 registration margin over Democrats in the county, has seen its lead steadily shrink over the last eight years.
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December 24, 2000 | RAY F. HERNDON and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A political shift is underway in Orange County's large and traditionally conservative Vietnamese American community, where the GOP's longtime dominance is being eroded by a rise in Democratic voter registration. For the first time, the Democratic Party this election year registered more new voters than the Republicans. The GOP, which once enjoyed a 4-1 registration margin over Democrats in Little Saigon, has seen its lead steadily shrink over the last eight years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2000 | Tami Min, (714) 520-2509
Members of the Republican Party of Orange County elected former Anaheim City Councilman Bob Zemel to serve as the second vice chairman of the group's executive central committee. "I look forward to being more directly involved in the decisions that will guide the Republican Party of Orange County," Zemel said.
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November 9, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cash-strapped Canyon High School marching band showed up en masse in Garden Grove on Tuesday afternoon to get out the vote for Republicans--all in the name of new uniforms and new instruments. The GOP had offered to pay the Anaheim band's booster organization $50 per kid, more than $4,100, if the musicians would knock on the doors of Republicans and remind them to vote.
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October 29, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Orange County executives who came together in January to broaden the appeal of the Republican Party has sunk roots for the Nov. 7 election, smashing fund-raising records and helping register more local GOP voters than Democrats for the first time in eight years. In the past six weeks, members of the New Majority Committee co-hosted two million-dollar fund-raisers, collecting a staggering $2.6 million for the state party.
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October 21, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County voters are falling away from the Republican and Democratic parties as the percentage of people registering as independents and members of third parties has surged to historic levels in advance of the Nov. 7 election. For the first time in 20 years, the GOP does not have an absolute majority going into a general election, with just 49.2% of the voters now calling themselves Republicans.
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January 24, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Republican candidates in the 31st state Senate District race traded barbs and allegations of misconduct Tuesday, accusing each other of mudslinging in a hotly contested race entering its home stretch. Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) kicked off the day's volleys with a morning press conference during which he accused Brea City Councilman Ron Isles, another Republican vying for the seat, of slandering him in a recent mailing.
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April 9, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Republicans want their GOP-TV. If the party gets its way, local cable companies will soon carry "Rising Tide," the 3-month-old weekly program produced in Washington that showcases the party's leaders and offers a Republican spin on the news.
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October 21, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donald Bren and a group of fellow Republicans raised more money at a small Thursday night gathering on behalf of presidential nominee George W. Bush than the candidate did himself two weeks ago when he attended a Newport Beach party and drummed up $1 million.
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July 19, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three unsuccessful Republican candidates for state Assembly who had hoped for a speedy challenge of the March open primary are making an unexpected detour into federal court. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that California's open primary was unconstitutional, the three candidates--Jim Righeimer and Bruce Matthias of Orange County and Robert S.
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