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July 27, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just keep those jokes about being a three-time loser to yourself. Sang Korman says the third time will definitely be the charm. Korman, a developer and businessman who spent nearly $500,000 of his own money in two failed attempts to unseat Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), is stepping up to the political plate for a third swing at the veteran congressman. He plans to run again next year in the Republican primary election for the 21st Congressional District.
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May 11, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Awash in the check-overdraft scandal and perceived as inept and out of touch, the House of Representatives has hit new lows in public esteem. Yet Republicans Jim Salomon and Sang Korman--the political equivalent of Eveready rabbits--keep running for Congress like their lives depended on it. The two Calabasas businessmen, neither of whom has held elective office nor been involved in civic affairs in their community, are each on the ballot for a third consecutive time.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1990 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past few months, a private detective has been digging into the personal affairs of Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), an increasingly common practice in the world of political campaigns. Although such political tactics usually remain behind the scenes, the investigation of Gallegly provides a rare glimpse into how campaigns attempt to dredge up embarrassing incidents to hurl at their opponents. The detective, hired by a pollster working for Gallegly's opponent, said he was asked several months ago to check out some "embarrassing details" of a boating accident in September in Channel Islands Harbor and to look into other rumors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS
Portraying himself as a tough negotiator who can help resolve U. S. trade problems with Far East nations, Calabasas businessman Sang Korman on Tuesday announced his third run for Congress. Korman, a South Korea native, said he can assist in bargaining with Japan, Taiwan and South Korea because "I know how they think."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1988
I had only to look at the photograph of Sang Korman (Feb. 23) to make my decision on whether or not I would vote for him in the upcoming primary election. Any candidate who takes pride in having himself pictured standing on a lion-skin rug is obviously not going to represent my opinions regarding wildlife and parkland initiatives. Mr. Korman had better make himself aware of the type of constituency present in the east Ventura-west Los Angeles counties region--those voters who live in the immediate area of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990
Because Sang Korman's race for the 21st Congressional District is such a lost cause, there is sometimes a tendency to ignore his many wild and unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elton Gallegly. Apparently, the more desperate he becomes, the lower Korman is willing to stoop in his attempt to discredit his hard-working and dedicated opponent. During the past few weeks, Korman's attacks have been so vicious and vile that it is difficult to ignore them. While his campaign literature pictures him as the most patriotic American, apparently Korman has yet to learn a fundamental American principal: You don't impugn the character and integrity of an honorable opponent without losing your own credibility in the process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990
Having just received a political flyer from Sang Korman, I feel it necessary to address an issue he speaks to. Korman states that his Republican opponent, Rep. Elton Gallegly, is a "Goose Egg Congressman who has delivered nothing for hometown projects." This is false. I have personally seen Congressman Gallegly give testimony on several occasions on behalf of United Water Conservation District to receive funding for the Freeman diversion project. With assistance from our fellow Ventura County representative, Rep. Bob Lagomarsino, United Water has received a loan for over $18 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
The June primaries have passed, and thankfully so has the mudslinging! Why don't today's politicians base their campaigns on their own merits and accomplishments rather than the mistakes of their opponents? Give the voters what they want: a straightforward campaign that is free from put-downs and accusations. When will the politicians figure out that criticizing their opponents will not win them an election? Sang Korman learned this lesson too late and it cost him. Korman ran against Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS
Portraying himself as a tough negotiator who can help resolve U. S. trade problems with Far East nations, Calabasas businessman Sang Korman on Tuesday announced his third run for Congress. Korman, a South Korea native, said he can assist in bargaining with Japan, Taiwan and South Korea because "I know how they think."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1988 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
"There is one lesson to be learned from this victory: Nothing is impossible." --from Sang Korman's undelivered victory speech In the end, pursuing what he called his "impossible dream," Korman resembled an Asian-American version of a political Don Quixote, a knight of the woeful vote count. Few candidates spend so much to attain so little. In his quest to upset Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican challenger Sang Korman has yet to declare his candidacy in a district that has yet to be drawn, but Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) has already come out swinging. In a now perennial GOP primary battle in eastern Ventura County and the western and northern San Fernando Valley, Gallegly and Korman are heading toward Round 3 in June--with the gloves off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) is quietly working behind the scenes to have the home turf of two-time GOP challenger Sang Korman cut out of his congressional district when its boundaries are redrawn, sources said. Gallegly has asked that the city of Calabasas, where Korman lives, be dropped from his 21st Congressional District during the once-a-decade remapping of California's legislative districts, Republican sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just keep those jokes about being a three-time loser to yourself. Sang Korman says the third time will definitely be the charm. Korman, a developer and businessman who spent nearly $500,000 of his own money in two failed attempts to unseat Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), is stepping up to the political plate for a third swing at the veteran congressman. He plans to run again next year in the Republican primary election for the 21st Congressional District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
The June primaries have passed, and thankfully so has the mudslinging! Why don't today's politicians base their campaigns on their own merits and accomplishments rather than the mistakes of their opponents? Give the voters what they want: a straightforward campaign that is free from put-downs and accusations. When will the politicians figure out that criticizing their opponents will not win them an election? Sang Korman learned this lesson too late and it cost him. Korman ran against Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990
Because Sang Korman's race for the 21st Congressional District is such a lost cause, there is sometimes a tendency to ignore his many wild and unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elton Gallegly. Apparently, the more desperate he becomes, the lower Korman is willing to stoop in his attempt to discredit his hard-working and dedicated opponent. During the past few weeks, Korman's attacks have been so vicious and vile that it is difficult to ignore them. While his campaign literature pictures him as the most patriotic American, apparently Korman has yet to learn a fundamental American principal: You don't impugn the character and integrity of an honorable opponent without losing your own credibility in the process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1990 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past few months, a private detective has been digging into the personal affairs of Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), an increasingly common practice in the world of political campaigns. Although such political tactics usually remain behind the scenes, the investigation of Gallegly provides a rare glimpse into how campaigns attempt to dredge up embarrassing incidents to hurl at their opponents. The detective, hired by a pollster working for Gallegly's opponent, said he was asked several months ago to check out some "embarrassing details" of a boating accident in September in Channel Islands Harbor and to look into other rumors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1988 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A well-to-do, Korean-born businessman and political unknown says he is seriously considering a 1988 Republican primary challenge to first-term Rep. Elton Gallegly of Simi Valley. Sang Korman, 50, a Los Angeles real-estate developer who lives in Newbury Park, has retained a Los Angeles political-consulting firm, commissioned a public-opinion poll and recruited a prospective campaign manager. "I am considering it, but I don't know yet," Korman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican challenger Sang Korman has yet to declare his candidacy in a district that has yet to be drawn, but Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) has already come out swinging. In a now perennial GOP primary battle in eastern Ventura County and the western and northern San Fernando Valley, Gallegly and Korman are heading toward Round 3 in June--with the gloves off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual switch in campaign tactics, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) is planning an 11th-hour barrage of cable television commercials intended to rebut TV ads he says are vicious run by his primary-election opponent, Sang R. Korman. Gallegly declined Tuesday to disclose most details of the commercials, including how much they will cost.
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