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March 15, 1992
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores has won the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Long Beach) in her bid to win a South Bay congressional seat. In a press release issued by the Flores campaign, Rohrabacher urged Republicans to support the councilwoman in her bid for the GOP nomination in the newly created 36th Congressional District, which stretches from San Pedro to Venice.
March 27, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- Once again, there was Rep. Dana Rohrabacher breaking from most of his congressional colleagues, including fellow Orange County conservatives, to oppose an aid package for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia. "We should not permit ourselves to reignite a Cold War," said Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), who was on the short end of the bipartisan 319-19 roll call Thursday. He was the lone Californian to oppose the measure, urging colleagues not to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin.
April 28, 1996
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has stated that he knew in advance about the plan to draft Laurie Campbell, Scott Baugh's longtime friend, as a candidate to split the Democratic vote in the state Assembly election, but he advised against it. He said that despite his opposition, his campaign manager, Rhonda Carmony, went ahead with the ill-advised scheme anyway. This all means that either Rohrabacher has lost control over his staff, which would greatly reduce his effectiveness, or that he is lying, as a political aide doesn't usually even breathe without her boss's explicit permission.
September 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Orange County, the senior California Republican in Congress, was in office during the 1995-96 government shutdowns. He acknowledges that it hurt the GOP, but he sees the risk of another shutdown as "part of the game" of negotiating changes to the healthcare law he hates. "There's never any progress without risk," he told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. Rep. Eric Swalwell, a freshman Democrat from the San Francisco Bay Area, was 15 when the federal government last shut down.
April 26, 1992
It defies common sense for a society to provide a range of social services to people who are here illegally. It makes no difference whether their names are Chinese, English, Egyptian, German, Japanese, Filipino, Spanish, Vietnamese, or any other nationality. The central issue is that they are here illegally; they are lawbreakers, and the only social services they deserve are confinement and deportation plus emergency medical sufficient to prepare them for the trip back to their own country.
November 21, 1993
Justice Thomas F. Crosby Jr. may think it's "silly," but the (Boy) Scouts have every right to set moral and religious standards for their organization. The court case in question ("Scouting Dispute 'Silliness,' " Nov. 17) is an attack on the freedom of religion of those who wish to enroll their children in a voluntary, private organization that reflects their values and beliefs. If the father who's using his twins to push his own agenda wants to enroll his children in an atheistic camping organization, he is free to do so. He should leave Christians, Jews, Muslims and others to be free to enroll their children in organizations that recognize God. There is a fundamental principle at play here.
Rather than face retrial for her part in a scheme to help state Assemblyman Scott Baugh win election two years ago, GOP activist Rhonda Carmony pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges, which were immediately reduced to misdemeanors. Carmony, 27, the wife of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), was sentenced to three years' probation and 300 hours of community service and was fined $2,800.
Seven Orange County legislators, including the top GOP leaders in the state Senate and Assembly, knew that Republicans had placed a decoy Democrat on the ballot during a critical 1995 election, the chief campaign aide for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher testified in court Tuesday. "It was common knowledge" among legislators who took part in an election strategy session in early November, said Jim Righeimer, campaign chairman for Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach).
March 26, 1995
I was very disappointed to read the headline, "Babbitt Ends Offer of El Toro Land for Irvine Co. Acreage" (March 18). Of course, the first question is why has (Interior Secretary Bruce) Babbitt capitulated to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), but I am more concerned about Rohrabacher's motivations in protesting the deal. Rohrabacher, I am sure, would classify himself as a conservative. But unlike conservatives who support decisions being made locally, Rohrabacher is protesting the land-swap deal in southern Orange County.
June 6, 2001
Re "Foes of an Airport at El Toro Have Their NIMBY Blinders On," Commentary, June 4: It is not surprising to see Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) compose an emotional column trashing the "Great Park" plan. To insinuate that those opposed to El Toro are an unholy alliance is defaming on the surface. The situation of pro-airport forces produces desperate measures, apparently. Rohrabacher fails to discuss the true costs and effects of turning El Toro into a real commercial airport, in terms of money, pollution, traffic and constant noise.
July 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Reps. Jeff Denham and Dana Rohrabacher are California GOP colleagues usually on the same side of issues - except immigration. Denham, who represents District 10 in the Central Valley, supports legislation that would grant millions of immigrants legal status and says an overhaul of immigration laws is important to the state's economy and the Republican Party's future. The issue is personal, too. He is married to the daughter of a legal Mexican immigrant. His sister married an immigrant who entered the country illegally but now has legal status.
April 28, 2013 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - For more than a decade, conservative Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has formed an unusual alliance with liberals on an unexpected topic - the defense of marijuana. Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and his allies have so far waged a futile effort to pass legislation that would prevent federal authorities from interfering with medical marijuana use in California and other places where pot use is permitted by state law. But as more states have moved to allow the drug's use, Rohrabacher believes his Respect State Marijuana Laws Act may be gaining momentum in Congress.
February 21, 2013
Re "Pathway to citizenship likely to be rocky in D.C.," Feb. 19 Just because Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) - who said, "Just because you are a wonderful person doesn't mean you deserve to be an American citizen" - had the luck to be born here should not give him the right to deny citizenship to a person who has lived here for most of her life, is in college and will in all likelihood become a productive member of her community, paying...
June 4, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher flew by helicopter to Santa Catalina Island at dawn Thursday to personally condemn an effort by the Mexican Consulate to offer identification cards to local undocumented workers. But his hastily arranged visit, which aimed to single out Avalon as an example of a community overwhelmed with illegal immigration issues, drug abuse and crime, drew mixed reviews from island officials and merchants. Some welcomed the attention in an isolated seaside community, about 22 miles off the Southern California coast, where an estimated 70% of the 3,000 permanent residents are Spanish-speaking Latinos.
April 4, 2010 | By Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is doing everything it can to defeat certain targeted Republicans around the country. All part of the perpetual PR combat between parties. One of those targeted Republicans is Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Reagan and an 11-term Republican who represents California's 46th Congressional District, basically built around Long Beach and nearby beach areas. Need any proof of Washington's basic cluelessness these days?
October 19, 2009 | Richard Simon
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Rep. Barbara Lee, a Bay Area liberal, are about as far apart ideologically as anybody in Congress. Yet both oppose a troop increase in Afghanistan. As President Obama ponders a new war strategy and members of Congress stake out their positions, Rohrabacher and Lee have become the political odd couple. "Sending in more U.S. combat troops is not the answer," Rohrabacher said in a speech on the House floor last week, breaking from his fellow Republicans, most of whom back a troop increase.
January 29, 1995
As a longtime Huntington Beach resident, I find myself totally embarrassed and disgusted by the actions of our representative, Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), in his testimony before the recent congressional hearing, in which he is trying to cut funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I think Rohrabacher misjudges the intelligence of all of us here in Huntington Beach in his attacking PBS for appealing to the cultural elite--as if this was something awfully disgusting.
September 24, 1990
The NEA's role was never to have the government be, as Rohrabacher says, "in the business of making art decisions"; its effective role is to be a forum for arts professionals, experts and peers to recommend the celebration, acknowledgement and nurturing of artistic creativity--from the organization to the individual. Rohrabacher has simply shown me that he is one of those--to put it politely--nearsighted, self-serving politicians who could be considered a detriment to his constituency.
July 18, 2008 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
One of Southern California's most long-shot congressional races just got a little more interesting. Figures released this week show that Debbie Cook, an upstart Democratic challenger for the congressional seat held by Republican Dana Rohrabacher, raised more money in campaign contributions in the last three months than the popular 10-term incumbent. It was the second straight quarter in which Cook received more campaign donations than Rohrabacher, though he has far more cash in the bank.
June 6, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook has survived a few long-shot political battles. But the Debbie-versus-Goliath matchup she's facing this fall is her biggest gamble yet. The popular Surf City official is the Democratic hope to unseat GOP incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher -- seeking his 11th term -- in an underdog campaign some observers believe may succeed.
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