July 8, 1996 |
In sharp contrast to the views of most of their elected representatives and party leaders, a majority of Orange County Republicans support abortion rights, stricter gun control laws and stronger protections for the environment. They overwhelmingly agree with their elected officials on fiscal matters, immigration controls and the need to scale back, or eliminate, government programs such as affirmative action, welfare and bilingual education.
July 7, 1996 |
Out on Orange County's hot political blacktop, Republicans play hard and for keeps. No sissies or whiners allowed. Payback is hell. Just ask Todd R. Thakar. Back in 1992, the Republican attorney had the temerity to challenge state Sen. John R. Lewis, a GOP fixture in America's conservative heartland. Thakar, a moderate, was warned to stay out. He ran anyway and lost big. Lewis didn't forget Thakar's impudence.
August 20, 1992 |
Out in the flood of convention delegates on the Astrodome floor, Ky Ngo was doing his best to stand out amid a throng of Texas bubbas in 10-gallon hats and Republican matrons. Outfitted in a traditional silk Vietnamese robe and headdress, the Orange County resident rose to his feet often and long, holding aloft a sign: "Free Democracy, Human Rights For Vietnam." It's a message the 39-year-old immigrant very much wants the White House to see.
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November 6, 1998 |
Two days after Democrats improved their beachhead in central Orange County, state Republican Party Chairman Michael Schroeder came under fire from local party leaders for what they called his squandering of $100,000 on a losing mayoral candidate in Anaheim. Schroeder angered moderate Republicans by diverting money to the nonpartisan race while two incumbent GOP lawmakers in the central cities were locked in close races. They ended up losing.
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June 17, 1990 |
Jose Barajas usually spends his Saturdays watching television, but yesterday he and about 20 other youths in an Anaheim gang-prevention program did something far different. They toured the historic battleship Missouri with the Orange County Young Republicans. Like most of the other youths, Barajas was favorably impressed by the massive gray battlewagon. "At first I thought it was going to be a little boat," said Barajas, 12. "But it's a big boat."
February 25, 1990 |
Fresh from a narrow defeat in his bid for the state Senate, conservative Assemblyman Gil Ferguson has returned to his Newport Beach district only to find that he is facing a potentially tough reelection challenge from a GOP colleague. Ferguson's opponent in the June 5 primary is the daughter of former Rep. Robert E. Badham, southern Orange County's congressman for 10 years.
November 10, 1988 |
The FBI is investigating allegations of voter intimidation by uniformed security guards who were hired by the Orange County Republican Party and posted at polling places in heavily Latino precincts in Santa Ana. Republican officials said the guards were hired because of anonymous tips about a Democratic plan to bus illegal aliens to the polls to vote. No proof of citizenship is required when an individual registers to vote, according to Orange County Registrar of Voters Donald F.
January 18, 2000 |
With an ambitious goal of reshaping Republican politics in Orange County, a group of executives from the county's most successful companies has raised more than $500,000 to push more mainstream candidates for office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1997 |
Under vigorous cross-examination, a former aide to Garden Grove Assemblyman Curt Pringle insisted Thursday that he never checked with his superiors before taking part in a scheme to place a decoy Democrat on the ballot in a crucial election in 1995.