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November 14, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a champion of the conservative causes embraced by the California Republican Assembly, Orange County Rep. Robert K. Dornan was obviously among friends Saturday in Oakland when he asked for the group's endorsement of his 1996 presidential campaign. But instead of granting his request, his allies did him a favor: They decided not to even nominate Dornan for the CRA's official backing, thus saving him the embarrassment of losing a vote in his home state, CRA members said privately.
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December 6, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The final crop of candidates filing for next year's elections in Orange County yielded a few surprises Friday amid a handful of competitive legislative races. The most interesting is the return of former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a Republican who served 18 years in Congress until 1996. He paid his filing fee Wednesday to challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and turned in voter signatures late Friday, according to early postings on the county registrar's Web site.
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April 6, 1993 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservative Orange County Rep. Robert K. Dornan said Monday that he is leaning against running for reelection next year so he can dedicate all his energies to a possible bid for President in 1996. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) said he will make a decision on a run for the White House later this year. In the meantime, he has scheduled an appearance next month before the state Republican Party in New Hampshire, site of the presidential campaign's first primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2000
Four years after allegations that some immigrants were improperly registered to vote, election officials are wrapping up a protracted effort to remove noncitizens from the rolls. An initial effort by the state purged the names of 561 noncitizens from the voter rolls in the 46th Congressional District. The second attempt, which is now winding up, has trimmed 330 more--with nine more expected to be deleted. The effort followed charges in 1996 by former Rep. Robert K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Defeated Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) is conducting a national fund-raising campaign via mail and through advertisements to finance his investigation into alleged voter fraud and to keep his options open should he decide to run again for political office. Dornan lost to Democrat Loretta Sanchez by 984 votes in the 46th Congressional District race last month, but is now paying for a recount in the election.
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February 5, 1998 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was vintage Dornan. As the lights flashed and the beepers beeped signaling a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the bona fide members of Congress fled the room. All cameras, all microphones, all people with notebooks had no choice but to turn to former member Robert K. Dornan--Air Force veteran, Clinton-hater, lesbian-basher, father of five, grandpa of 11. So what if leaders of Dornan's own Republican Party were about to dismiss his case contesting Rep.
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June 4, 1998 | FAYE FIORE and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Robert K. Dornan, risen from the political dead, took the podium at a Newport Beach hotel late Tuesday night and bathed in the thundering cheers of the people who made him the Republican nominee for the House seat he unexpectedly lost two years ago. He quoted Teddy Roosevelt. He quoted Isaiah. He bashed incumbent Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). This was his moment. Somebody gave him a little nudge, suggesting maybe that it was time to relinquish the mike. "No," he barked. "I have earned this."
NEWS
July 15, 1994 | FAYE FIORE
Now it goes without saying that three pages of anything uttered by virtually any member of Congress could put a colicky baby to sleep. But a recently published collection of quotations by Orange County Rep. Robert K. Dornan is 120 pages of rather riveting reading. Its very title--"Shut Up, Fag!"
NEWS
February 19, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Elm Street, the political main street for the New Hampshire primary, a steady stream of workers exits the Patrick J. Buchanan headquarters with armloads of campaign yard signs. The well-oiled Bob Dole campaign is humming with efficiency at the nearby Holiday Inn. A flick of the television switch brings the paid advertising of the Steve Forbes and Lamar Alexander campaigns. But down the road in Nashua on a chilly afternoon, Orange County Rep. Robert K.
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November 23, 1996 | NANCY CLEELAND PETER M. WARREN and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With final votes counted Friday, Democrat Loretta Sanchez narrowly but decisively defeated veteran conservative Rep. Robert K. Dornan, widening her margin of victory to 984 votes in what has become the nation's most closely watched congressional election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, who lost his seat in 1996 after 18 years as a feisty and flamboyant voice for American conservatism, has bypassed a congressional race many believed he could have won and "passed the torch" to his son Mark, who will run instead. Mark Dornan, 40, pulled candidacy papers Wednesday for an open congressional seat in South County for which his father had been considering running. The seat is held by Rep.
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November 4, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran U.S. Rep. Ron Packard, known as a leader in cutting government spending, said Wednesday that he will not seek reelection next year, opening his largely Republican district to a crush of GOP hopefuls. Packard, 68, said he will step down in January 2001, after 18 years in Congress, to spend more time with his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1998 | ROBERT OURLIAN
Declaring that "Bob Dornan is not through," the maverick Orange County Republican said Saturday that he has hired pollsters to gauge his image and name recognition in several congressional districts outside the one taken from him in 1996 by Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Although he said he would not challenge a fellow Republican, Dornan said he is exploring political opportunities in districts now held by Reps. Edward R. Royce, Christopher Cox, Dana Rohrabacher and Ron Packard.
NEWS
November 5, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese and Republican voters who supported Robert K. Dornan in the past deserted him Tuesday, helping along a rout of the former congressman by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a Times analysis of election returns shows. And though the Latino turnout was down from two years ago, Sanchez captured more of the Latino vote than she did the first time she was elected.
NEWS
November 4, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez rolled to a crushing victory Tuesday night over Republican Robert K. Dornan in a bitter Orange County rematch that attracted a nationwide audience and became the most expensive congressional race this year. With more than half the vote counted, the Democratic incumbent proclaimed victory, saying she hoped it would end debate over her narrow 1996 defeat of Dornan and the contentious voter fraud investigation that followed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it will send three of its voting rights lawyers to monitor Southern California polling places today to ensure that minority voters are not intimidated at their precincts. One lawyer is assigned to Orange County, where charges of possible voter intimidation have arisen in almost every election since 1988. County Registrar of Voters Rosalyn Lever said she was told Monday that the attorney will be "in and around Orange County."
NEWS
November 5, 1986
One of the more bitterly contested campaigns was waged in Orange County's 38th Congressional District, where state Assemblyman Richard Robinson (D-Garden Grove) unseated incumbent Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove). In several public debates and in political mailings, the mud was slung with abandon, and meaningful dialogue was scarce throughout the campaign. The flamboyant conservative Dornan had accused Robinson of accepting favors from former fireworks manufacturer W.
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January 27, 1990 | DAVE LESHER and LISA MASCARO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Vietnam veteran leaving a showing of "Born on the Fourth of July" at a theater here Friday evening was emotionally moved when he was approached in the lobby by Ron Kovic, the paraplegic soldier whose story is told in the movie. The two embraced; Kovic from his wheelchair, his eyes shut tightly. "Welcome home," Kovic said. "I think anybody who went through that type of struggle can lead by example," the veteran said. "We need you."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO and LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candidates fanned across Orange County this weekend grabbing precious final hours of campaigning before Tuesday's election. The approaching election spurred last-minute spending in several races for cable television advertisements, mailers and phone banks to encourage voters to the polls. As with most elections, the ending hours in many campaigns were consumed with punctuating closing attacks against opponents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tuesday's vote to elect the congressional representative from central Orange County is about a whole lot more than who can bring home the bacon. With Republican Robert K. Dornan, one of the nation's most committed conservatives, running to regain the seat he lost two years ago to Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), the outcome is seen nationwide as a test of the emerging power of the Latino vote as well as a referendum on the political future of one of the nation's most conservative counties.
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