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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Waging an uphill fight to unseat wealthy state Sen. Rob Hurtt, Democratic challenger Joe Dunn has relied on the generous support of California's powerful cadre of trial lawyers. It could be both a blessing and a curse. So far, about 80% of Dunn's campaign cash has come from lawyers, who have contributed $120,000 to his campaign for central Orange County's 34th Senate District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sweet smell of success for Democrat Joe Dunn's winning state Senate campaign came nestled in the delicate blooms of 20,000 mums. For three days leading up to last Tuesday's election, Dunn and his campaign workers delivered the pink, red and white flowers to every female voter in the district older than 60, regardless of party registration. He attached a simple note asking for their vote.
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March 21, 1996 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Republican Leader Rob Hurtt on Wednesday warned Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer that he intends to make more surprise contributions to Democratic candidates for the upper house. Hurtt, a wealthy conservative Orange County manufacturer who wants to replace Lockyer as leader of the Senate, refused to identify potential Democratic recipients in next Tuesday's election but teased that "the week isn't over yet."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bidding to gain ground in the state's most Republican county, a pair of Democratic challengers Tuesday forged ahead of incumbent Assemblyman Jim Morrissey and state Sen. Rob Hurtt. Democrat Lou Correa held a commanding lead over Morrissey, an Anaheim Republican, with more than half the vote counted in the 69th Assembly District. Meanwhile, attorney Joe Dunn continued to cling to a narrow lead over Hurtt in the central county's 34th Senate District.
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August 26, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly elected Senate Republican leader Rob Hurtt said Friday that he will postpone pursuit of any New Right political policies and instead fight to oust majority Democrats with GOP candidates next year. "It's not that I don't like policy or don't know policy, it's just that I understand succinctly that you can't do a heck of a lot with policy until you have the ability to pass it," Hurtt told reporters.
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August 25, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise strike, state Senate Republicans threw out moderate veteran Ken Maddy as their longtime minority leader Thursday and replaced him with a wealthy, first-term conservative from Orange County hard-bent on the GOP taking control of the Senate. The upheaval in the usually serene Senate installed ambitious Sen. Rob Hurtt of Garden Grove and signaled an apparent sharp shift toward the political right by the GOP caucus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rich and powerful GOP leader from Orange County is trying to avert a costly intra-party feud by dissuading state Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) from running against an Assembly colleague for an open Senate seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1995 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As it seeks to place a campaign reform initiative on next year's ballot, California Common Cause reported Wednesday that state Senate GOP Leader Rob Hurtt of Garden Grove and his conservative allies have become the No. 2 and No. 3 largest donors to state legislative races. The political watchdog group's analysis of campaign finance reports for 1993 and 1994 shows that Hurtt individually and his firm, Container Supply Co., gave $1.2 million to get Republicans elected to the Legislature.
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September 21, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As state Senate GOP Leader Rob Hurtt tells it, he was just being a good dad. Last month, the conservative Republican from Garden Grove loaned his state-owned sport vehicle to his teen-age son for a trip to a friend's wedding in Montana. Hurtt says he believed that his son, Spencer, and a friend would be safer on that long journey in the beefy sport utility vehicle than in the youth's tiny pickup. If so, Hurtt's decision proved prophetic. Early on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Rob Hurtt of Orange County sees opportunity amid the rubble of last month's powerful Northridge earthquake to save taxpayers' money. With the temblor causing nearly $3.5 billion in damage to the region's freeways and other public property, Hurtt (R-Garden Grove) has introduced legislation he says would slice wages for repair work by 20%. Hurtt's attack on the so-called "prevailing wage rate" paid to workers on public projects isn't anything new in Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Waging an uphill fight to unseat wealthy state Sen. Rob Hurtt, Democratic challenger Joe Dunn has relied on the generous support of California's powerful cadre of trial lawyers. It could be both a blessing and a curse. So far, about 80% of Dunn's campaign cash has come from lawyers, who have contributed $120,000 to his campaign for central Orange County's 34th Senate District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His voting record this legislative session is the worst among state senators seeking reelection. He has won approval for only one of 48 bills introduced over the past two years. He ranks near the bottom in attendance on the Senate floor. Heading into a potentially tough November reelection battle, state Sen. Rob Hurtt faces an unusual criticism: Democrats and even a few Republicans wonder if the wealthy industrialist really wants to keep the job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1997 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rob Hurtt looks invincible. His wealth, and willingness to spend it on politics, is legendary. His job--as Republican leader of the state Senate--is one of the Capitol's most powerful. And he hardly lacks political allies. But as he heads into his sixth year in Sacramento, all of that may not be enough. The Orange County conservative faces a severe test with the elections of 1998, when he commands GOP efforts to erode Democratic control of the upper house.
NEWS
March 21, 1996 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Republican Leader Rob Hurtt on Wednesday warned Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer that he intends to make more surprise contributions to Democratic candidates for the upper house. Hurtt, a wealthy conservative Orange County manufacturer who wants to replace Lockyer as leader of the Senate, refused to identify potential Democratic recipients in next Tuesday's election but teased that "the week isn't over yet."
NEWS
March 16, 1996 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Democratic assemblyman trying to oust a Democratic state senator from Inglewood has received an unusual and hefty $40,000 campaign contribution from Senate Republican leader Rob Hurtt. The contribution drew an immediate condemnation by Senate Democratic leader Bill Lockyer as an effort by conservative "extremists" to infiltrate the Democratic Party.
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November 24, 1995 | DAN MORAIN and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sen. Rob Hurtt, the Republicans' boss in the California Senate, serves a lavish buffet to 200 lobbyists and political operatives, then strides to the podium. He isn't slick. Just the opposite. His humor elicits scattered chuckles. But the Capitol denizens aren't at the banquet hall across from the Statehouse to be entertained. They've heard the Democratic spin, that Hurtt is out to impose Christian theocracy.
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December 23, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of California's biggest bankrollers of conservative Republican candidates and causes announced Tuesday that he will run for a central Orange County state Senate seat in a special election expected to be held next spring. Robert Hurtt Jr., owner of Container Supply Co. in Garden Grove, has never run for elected office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County businessman Rob Hurtt used a big personal bankroll to get his message of free enterprise and "family values" to the voters, pouring more than $200,000 of his own money into his quest for the state Senate. This week it paid off, as the Republican got 75% of the vote in rolling over half a dozen challengers for the central Orange County seat. But now, Hurtt begins a new career in one of the more Byzantine business places on Earth--the state Capitol in Sacramento.
NEWS
November 24, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The image of Republican campaign financier Sen. Rob Hurtt as a proselyte of the "religious right" has become a moneymaker for his No. 1 adversary, Democratic state Senate leader Bill Lockyer. In his pitch for campaign funds to protect his narrow majority of Senate Democrats, Lockyer routinely portrays new Senate GOP leader Hurtt as an extremist, a characterization Hurtt hotly disputes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rich and powerful GOP leader from Orange County is trying to avert a costly intra-party feud by dissuading state Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) from running against an Assembly colleague for an open Senate seat.
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