July 30, 1995 |
State Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office faced political perils when agents launched a sting operation against a former chairman of his own party, but the investigation into an alleged bribery attempt may well enhance Lungren's marketability for higher office and energize one of his own legislative crusades. As it became known last week that Lungren's office had been investigating former California Republican Party Chairman Michael B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998 |
A coalition of political moderates failed Tuesday to wrest control of Orange County's Republican Party from a core of conservative activists, who celebrated standout victories locally and statewide. The local results also proved that earlier GOP fears about the new open-primary system were unfounded. Among causes for jubilation were the elections of former Superior Court Judge Anthony J.
June 18, 1995 |
Arthur S. Flemming, still a tireless campaigner for social causes after toiling for nine Presidents, believes his fellow Republicans are sowing the seeds for a "grass-roots revolt" by pressing their plans to slash domestic programs, cut taxes for the wealthy and put an end to affirmative action. In almost 60 years of public service, going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s, Flemming says, he has never seen anything like the present GOP drive to roll back social programs.
July 17, 2007 |
In 2002, when his approval rating was 76%, President Bush headlined a dinner for the Republican House and Senate campaign committees that raised about $30 million. Two months ago, he spoke at the annual affair, and with his positive rating having dropped precipitously, the take was a little more than $15 million.
February 19, 1992 |
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."
July 25, 2010 |
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
February 17, 1994 |
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.
May 25, 2009 |
Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell warned Sunday that ideological conservatives, particularly radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, had gained a hold over the Republican Party that risked driving the GOP into an extended exile from power. Powell cast his warnings in unusually personal terms as he answered recent charges from two champions of the Republican right -- Limbaugh and former Vice President Dick Cheney -- that he was no longer a Republican. "Rush will not get his wish, and Mr.
May 11, 2009 |
Dick Cheney made it clear Sunday that he would rather follow firebrand broadcaster Rush Limbaugh than former Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin L. Powell into political battle over the future of the Republican Party. Even as Cheney embraced efforts to expand the party by former Govs. Jeb Bush of Florida and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and the House's No. 2 Republican, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the former vice president appeared to write his former colleague Powell out of the GOP.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2001 |
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.