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January 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) has decided against running for Congress this year, saying he did not want to raise the money and commit the time needed to win a new congressional district that favors a Republican candidate. His decision ends the long-anticipated rematch between Hart and Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura), who has decided to move north to the proposed 22nd Congressional District encompassing Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
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June 4, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino, the only incumbent congressman to go down to defeat in the California primary, knew he was in trouble throughout the campaign, but that hardly softened the blow. Surrounded by aides at his adoptive home Wednesday, the veteran lawmaker said the loss to Michael Huffington, a former Texas oilman who said he would spend whatever it took to win, left him bitter and exhausted. "I never planned to stay until I was carried out," Lagomarsino said.
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September 20, 1991 | PAUL PAYNE
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) has left for a weeklong trip to Moscow, where he will attend a "democracy building" conference with members of the Soviet republics. Representatives from Russia, the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia and Mongolia are expected to participate in the conference. Workshops will be taught by U.S. political experts, a spokesman from Lagomarsino's office said. Lagomarsino left Wednesday.
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June 4, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino, the only incumbent congressman to go down to defeat in the California primary, knew he was in trouble throughout the campaign, but that hardly softened the blow. Surrounded by aides at his adoptive home Wednesday, the veteran lawmaker said the loss to Michael Huffington, a former Texas oilman who said he would spend whatever it took to win, left him bitter and exhausted.
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December 24, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Making what he called his "hardest political decision" in 34 years in politics, Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) announced Monday that he will move to a Santa Barbara-based congressional district to avoid a political fight with another Republican congressman. Lagomarsino and Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) were tossed into the same congressional district under the proposed political redistricting map being considered by the state Supreme Court.
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April 9, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) pulled off a political coup Wednesday, winning the written endorsement of President Bush for his reelection campaign. Bush endorsed Lagomarsino, an 18-year incumbent, over Republican challenger Michael Huffington, who has extensive ties to the Republican Party and is the son of Bush's ambassador to Austria. A presidential endorsement is unusual in a Republican primary race.
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October 20, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Despite the apparent lead in California of Vice President George Bush, the Republicans find themselves the party at most risk of losing ground in the state's Nov. 8 congressional elections. Close races are under way for two House seats that have been held by Republicans for many years. The longtime representative in the Santa Barbara-Ventura district where President Reagan has his ranch, Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino, is locked in the battle of his political life.
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June 4, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino, the only incumbent congressman to go down to defeat in the California primary, knew he was in trouble throughout the campaign, but that hardly softened the blow. Surrounded by aides at his adoptive home Wednesday, the veteran lawmaker said the loss to Michael Huffington, a former Texas oilman who said he would spend whatever it took to win, left him bitter and exhausted.
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February 1, 1988 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) announced Sunday that he will run against veteran Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) this year in a congressional race expected to be among the most competitive and costly in the state. Hart, 44, the Senate Education Committee chairman, kicked off the campaign at a Santa Barbara rally attended by about 800 of his supporters from the 19th Congressional District, which covers all of Santa Barbara County and the western portion of Ventura County.
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February 19, 1992 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert J. Lagomarsino is a veteran congressman from Ventura with loyal friends throughout the Republican Party. Michael R. Huffington is a political newcomer from Santa Barbara, a baby boomer who is among the nation's wealthiest donors to the GOP. Republicans from here to the nation's capital have tried without luck to avert a primary contest between these two candidates.
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June 3, 1992 | RON SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) won a resounding Republican primary victory Tuesday night in Ventura County's 23rd Congressional District, while Anita Perez Ferguson emerged as his Democratic opponent in the fall by easily defeating challenger Kevin Sweeney. Gallegly's victory came as longtime Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) found himself locked in the toughest fight of his political career with multimillionaire challenger Michael R.
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May 25, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the nation's most expensive primary contests, a wealthy businessman who likens himself to Ross Perot has spent nearly $2.2 million of his own money to unseat longtime Republican Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino. Like Perot, who is expected soon to announce an independent presidential bid, Michael Huffington portrays himself as a political outsider from Texas who made his fortune as a savvy entrepreneur and is not beholden to anyone.
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April 9, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) pulled off a political coup Wednesday, winning the written endorsement of President Bush for his reelection campaign. Bush endorsed Lagomarsino, an 18-year incumbent, over Republican challenger Michael Huffington, who has extensive ties to the Republican Party and is the son of Bush's ambassador to Austria. A presidential endorsement is unusual in a Republican primary race.
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March 1, 1992 | KENNETH R. WEISS and JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former Orange County Supervisor Bruce Nestande, who bowed out of elective politics in 1986 after a losing bid to become secretary of state, is back in it again--this time as a paid political campaign manager in one of the state's hottest congressional races. Republican Michael Huffington has hired Nestande, a consultant to several developers and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, to coordinate his campaign to unseat Rep. Robert J.
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February 19, 1992 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert J. Lagomarsino is a veteran congressman from Ventura with loyal friends throughout the Republican Party. Michael R. Huffington is a political newcomer from Santa Barbara, a baby boomer who is among the nation's wealthiest donors to the GOP. Republicans from here to the nation's capital have tried without luck to avert a primary contest between these two candidates.
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January 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) has decided against running for Congress this year, saying he did not want to raise the money and commit the time needed to win a new congressional district that favors a Republican candidate. His decision ends the long-anticipated rematch between Hart and Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura), who has decided to move north to the proposed 22nd Congressional District encompassing Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
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November 10, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
The Republicans won the White House, but it wasn't their year in California's congressional districts. Not only did Republicans fail to cut into the Democrats' 27-18 edge in the California delegation, the political survival of a loyal Reagan Administration lieutenant, Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura), remained in doubt Wednesday because of uncounted absentee ballots. Lagomarsino led State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) by 2,276 votes in unofficial results.
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December 24, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Making what he called his "hardest political decision" in 34 years in politics, Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) announced Monday that he will move to a Santa Barbara-based congressional district to avoid a political fight with another Republican congressman. Lagomarsino and Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) were tossed into the same congressional district under the proposed political redistricting map being considered by the state Supreme Court.
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December 3, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's two incumbent Republican congressmen may be forced to run against each other next year under new political boundaries unveiled by the California Supreme Court on Monday. The court's tentative plan also would shift political districts for the county's five state legislators, pushing incumbents into unfamiliar areas with voters who may be unsympathetic to their political survival.
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