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November 8, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hired guns who orchestrated the defeat of several key ballot initiatives shared in the glory Wednesday as California's business community won major victories in Tuesday's elections. The main winner was Woodward & McDowell, a political consulting firm in Burlingame that engineered the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 128, the "Big Green" initiative that sought to cleanse the environment of cancer-causing chemicals and pesticides.
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November 8, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hired guns who orchestrated the defeat of several key ballot initiatives shared in the glory Wednesday as California's business community won major victories in Tuesday's elections. The main winner was Woodward & McDowell, a political consulting firm in Burlingame that engineered the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 128, the "Big Green" initiative that sought to cleanse the environment of cancer-causing chemicals and pesticides.
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August 25, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of Proposition 128, the far-reaching environmental initiative, pulled their radio ads Friday and said they are preparing new commercials that will identify the chemical industry as the major sponsor of the spots. The ad cancellation came a day after supporters of the "Big Green" proposition filed a lawsuit charging that the negative radio spots failed to disclose that major chemical firms are the chief backers of the campaign against the initiative.
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May 9, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The political management firm of Woodward & McDowell, which directed the winning "deep-pockets" initiative campaign for a coalition of big business and the insurance industry last year, has switched sides, going to work at a reported $40,000 a month for the California Trial Lawyers Assn., which fought the initiative.
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November 7, 1990 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning defeat for environmentalists, voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 128, the sweeping "Big Green" initiative that sought to rid the state of cancer-causing pesticides and cure a variety of other environmental ills. Backers of the initiative conceded defeat shortly after 11 p.m., charging that the opposition campaign financed largely by chemical and oil companies had succeeded in confusing the voters.
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November 4, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS and VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
California voters appeared Tuesday night to be rejecting Gov. Pete Wilson's welfare and budget initiative and a controversial measure that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients die. With nearly half the votes tallied, Wilson's Proposition 165 was trailing. Voters also appeared to be narrowly rejecting Proposition 161, the right-to-die measure.
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October 25, 1994 | GREG KRIKORIAN and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It's not the economy, stupid. It's not "three strikes, you're out." Not welfare or health care or the death penalty. It's not even the general subject of illegal immigration. The issue that has suddenly emerged as the central theme of California's hard-fought gubernatorial and Senate races is Proposition 187, the initiative that proposes to deny most public services to illegal immigrants.
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October 10, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Dan Lungren went to bed on election night two years ago, he trailed Democrat Arlo Smith by nearly 30,000 votes. But rather than concede defeat or lose sleep, the Republican candidate for state attorney general remained confident that the bitterly fought race would swing in his favor. One week later, after the tabulation of 1.4 million absentee ballots, Lungren was proved correct.
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