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February 9, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A House committee formed a task force Wednesday to investigate a challenge to the election of Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills), who turned a 93-vote election night deficit into an 812-vote victory after absentee ballots were counted. Republican Susan M. Brooks, a Rancho Palos Verdes City Council member who lost the election, filed a protest over the outcome last month, claiming vote fraud.
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August 24, 1998
Lifelong county resident Dayna Brooks was trying to work her way out of a troubled past when she was killed early Sunday in a single-car traffic accident. She was 32. Born Feb. 3, 1966, in Oxnard, Brooks, a single mother, was struggling to overcome a history of drug addiction and jail time, relatives say. She was living in Santa Paula with her parents and her four children.
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November 3, 1994 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aerospace and defense companies have overwhelmingly backed Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills) and have virtually shunned her Republican rival, Rancho Palos Verdes Councilwoman Susan Brooks, according to a study of contributions to both campaigns. Harman has received $64,900 from employees at aerospace and defense firms and another $71,200 from their political action committees, according to a Times study of contributions from 1993 to Oct. 19.
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November 15, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ
It hurts to lose by a lot. It is gut-wrenching to lose by a little. Just ask Republican Susan Brooks, who has lost twice in her bid for the House of Representatives--in 1994 by fewer than a thousand votes, and this year by a lot more. On the morning after election day last week, she awoke to the news that she had failed in her second bid to unseat South Bay Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills), this time by a margin of nine big points--18,829 votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A House task force dealt a setback to U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills) on Tuesday by giving her 1994 election challenger--Rancho Palos Verdes Councilwoman Susan Brooks--more time to buttress her charges of voting irregularities in November. The three-member, GOP-dominated task force refused to dismiss the case, even though Harman's defense team argued that Brooks' filing was flawed on several procedural grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and TOM JENNINGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rancho Palos Verdes council member Susan Brooks on Thursday withdrew her challenge to the election last November of U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, despite vigorous attempts to show that widespread voting irregularities threw the contest to the two-term Democrat. During six months of legal fisticuffs, Republican Brooks cited examples of "phantom" votes from vacant and commercial buildings, youth hostels, bed-and-breakfasts, mail drops and at least one restaurant.
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October 31, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their four-year grudge match has had moments of suspense and ferocity, and both candidates seem ready for it to be over. "I am going to be relieved to get this election over and to get back to work," said Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills). "It's been very hard." Her challenger, Susan Brooks, says she is satisfied that she waged a good fight. "I was angry in '94," said Brooks, who ran against Harman that year and then initiated a nearly yearlong court battle in an effort to unseat her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Republican leaders, who have vowed to place top priority on unseating Rep. Jane Harman (D-Marina Del Rey) next year, say that as many as five GOP candidates are expected to run in the 36th District primary in June. On Monday, Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor Susan Brooks became the first candidate to launch her campaign to represent the district, which stretches from Marina del Rey to San Pedro.
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May 12, 1994 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A letter accusing candidate Ron Florance of having a tainted business background has escalated a bitter war of words in the Republican primary race for the 36th Congressional District held by Marina del Rey Democrat Jane Harman. Florance, a former Palos Verdes Estates councilman, threatened to sue Rancho Palos Verdes Councilwoman Susan Brooks after she mailed the letter to members of the South Bay Young Republicans in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1995
Citing alleged widespread voting irregularities, Rancho Palos Verdes Councilwoman Susan Brooks filed an official protest Friday with the House Oversight Committee in Washington over her narrow defeat by second-term Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills). Brooks said an independent voter fraud task force had found "massive . . . errors, as well as illegal and fraudulent votes," and called on the House to call a special election "to determine the real choice among the district's qualified voters."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their four-year grudge match has had moments of suspense and ferocity, and both candidates seem ready for it to be over. "I am going to be relieved to get this election over and to get back to work," said Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills). "It's been very hard." Her challenger, Susan Brooks, says she is satisfied that she waged a good fight. "I was angry in '94," said Brooks, who ran against Harman that year and then initiated a nearly yearlong court battle in an effort to unseat her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1996 | BILL BOYARSKY
For an antidote to election year cynicism, travel to the heart of Los Angeles County suburbia and watch the final days of the contest between the South Bay's Democratic Rep. Jane Harman and her Republican challenger, Susan Brooks. Katharine Hepburn in her prime could play Harman in a movie. Harman has Hepburn's spare, sharp manner of speaking, along with the actress' mixture of astringent intelligence and warmth.
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September 8, 1996 | BILL BOYARSKY
It's too bad the brief network coverage of the national conventions didn't catch America's real political foot soldiers. The networks showed Clinton and Dole, Kemp and Gore, Elizabeth and Hillary and a bunch of people with sad stories that didn't seem to have much to do with the political process. Taking a back seat, as usual, were the candidates for Congress, whose electoral fates, taken as a whole, may be as important to the country as the results of the presidential contest. Democratic Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and TOM JENNINGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rancho Palos Verdes council member Susan Brooks on Thursday withdrew her challenge to the election last November of U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, despite vigorous attempts to show that widespread voting irregularities threw the contest to the two-term Democrat. During six months of legal fisticuffs, Republican Brooks cited examples of "phantom" votes from vacant and commercial buildings, youth hostels, bed-and-breakfasts, mail drops and at least one restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A House task force dealt a setback to U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills) on Tuesday by giving her 1994 election challenger--Rancho Palos Verdes Councilwoman Susan Brooks--more time to buttress her charges of voting irregularities in November. The three-member, GOP-dominated task force refused to dismiss the case, even though Harman's defense team argued that Brooks' filing was flawed on several procedural grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A House committee formed a task force Wednesday to investigate a challenge to the election of Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills), who turned a 93-vote election night deficit into an 812-vote victory after absentee ballots were counted. Republican Susan M. Brooks, a Rancho Palos Verdes City Council member who lost the election, filed a protest over the outcome last month, claiming vote fraud.
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January 26, 1995 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though Republicans have a majority in Congress, political analysts doubt that GOP candidate Susan Brooks will get very far in her challenge of Rep. Jane Harman's narrow reelection victory last year. Brooks recently filed a protest in the U.S. House of Representatives, saying that a citizens group has uncovered cases of voter irregularities that warrant a special election in the 36th Congressional District, which stretches from Venice to San Pedro.
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