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February 19, 1992 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a corner of Patrick J. Buchanan's campaign celebration Tuesday night, reporters were crowded around Frank Luntz, hanging on his every utterance. Suddenly, the reality of his first national campaign hit the 29-year-old pollster. "It dawned on me," Luntz recalled a little later. "I'm a pollster for a campaign that's in the process of having one of the major upsets in New Hampshire campaign history. "That's pretty cool."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Hoping to build on the party's victories of 1993, national Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour told Orange County leaders Wednesday that the recruitment of Latino voters "is hugely important" to the GOP's future. * The victories, which included the elections of Republican mayors in Los Angeles and New York, were partly accomplished with increased support from Latino voters, Barbour said. That strategy should be integrated into the party's efforts to reelect Gov.
OPINION
July 25, 2010 | Doyle McManus
The "tea party" movement is rapidly becoming just another faction of the national Republican Party. Originally a grass-roots expression of anger at both parties, tea party groups eyed Democrats and Republicans with suspicion. And the parties were skeptical of the tea party too. But in recent months, the GOP's natural election-year appetite for voters, campaign volunteers and donors has caused the Republicans to take a more welcoming approach, and the tea partyers have responded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prominent California Republicans gathered Friday for a "unity breakfast" in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the inauguration of George W. Bush, co-hosted by a new GOP group urging tolerance for gays and lesbians. The breakfast was organized by the Republican Unity Coalition, an alliance of homosexual and heterosexual Republicans. The group was co-founded by Brian O'Leary Bennett, former chief of staff to retired Orange County Rep. Robert K. Dornan.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Partisan animosities and election-year politics flared in Congress on Thursday as GOP senators joined conservative counterparts in the House in attacking Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento) for criticizing the rising influence of the religious right on the Republican Party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1991 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They learned about the value of knocking on doors to meet voters, the strain of campaigning on family relationships, and ways to avoid being pegged as "too ethnic." In short, the dozen community leaders and would-be candidates who gathered at Republican Party Headquarters on Sunday learned about politics, American style.
NEWS
August 12, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turning up the heat on Assembly Speaker Doris Allen, the California Republican Party agreed Friday to endorse an attempt to recall the Orange County lawmaker and lend the party's name and financial clout to the effort. The party's board of directors voted 11-0 during a telephone conference call Friday morning to back the recall against the Cypress Republican.
NEWS
March 6, 1994 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a sign of continued division within GOP ranks, it wasn't the Democrat currently residing in the White House who drew most of the fire Saturday at a conference of conservative activists--it was his Republican predecessor. Speakers at the "Conservative Summit" convened by National Review magazine disparaged George Bush, lashed the GOP congressional leadership for "failure of nerve" and indicted party moderates as traitors.
OPINION
January 5, 2003 | William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a CNN political analyst.
George W. Bush now owns the Republican Party. He has brought it to the promised land. For the first time in nearly 50 years, Republicans control everything -- the White House, the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, even the Supreme Court, which made Bush president. Moreover, Bush has remade the Republican Party in his own image. That's what the overthrow of Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) was all about last month. The barely disguised White House campaign to get Lott out and Sen.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2007 | Michael Finnegan and Evan Halper, Times Staff Writers
washington -- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg quit the Republican Party on Tuesday, fueling speculation that the billionaire will shake up the presidential race by running as an independent. Bloomberg has been moving to raise his national profile for months, drawing attention to his support for gun control, stem cell research and steps to stop global warming. Term limits bar him from seeking reelection as mayor.
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