August 6, 1992 |
The number of House members defeated in primaries this year is approaching a record level with the defeat Tuesday of two incumbents, including a Michigan Republican who devoted much of his career to helping GOP congressional candidates get elected. The fall of Guy Vander Jagt, a 13-term lawmaker who had headed the National Republican Congressional Committee since the mid-1970s, coupled with the loss of Republican Rep.
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July 22, 1992 |
Weeks after their heated Republican primary race was settled by voters, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Tuesday blasted challenger Peter F. Buffa for running up a $60,000 campaign debt to his campaign manager. Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) said he will ask the Federal Elections Commission to scrutinize Buffa's federal campaign filings, which revealed that the unsuccessful Republican candidate owed $60,864 to campaign manager Glen Greener.
July 4, 1992 |
Supporters of Ross Perot's independent presidential campaign are seeking pledges from congressional candidates in at least one state that they will follow the votes of their constituents if the election is thrown into the House of Representatives. Acting against the wishes of the campaign's national headquarters in Dallas, Perot volunteers in Wisconsin are issuing veiled threats to work against those congressional candidates who do not make such a commitment.
July 3, 1992 |
Hollywood provided the glitter, glamour and campaign gold at the gala of the political year, but nine women candidates for the U.S. Senate generated the energy and no-nonsense message that grabbed the audience. "This is not just an election. It is a time for justice," said Geri Rothman-Serot, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) in November. Carol Moseley Braun of Chicago, who dumped incumbent Democrat Sen.
June 5, 1992 |
The National Women's Political Caucus celebrated the start of a "new era" Thursday with a gala fund-raising event to mark the extraordinary success of women candidates so far this year. "In 1992, everything's coming together," said Harriet Woods, the group's president. "This represents a new era--when women are winning because they're qualified and voters see them as the agents of constructive change."
April 25, 1992 |
The question came like a shot at House Speaker Thomas S. Foley during an otherwise friendly town meeting. "We pay $60,000 a year for your limousine driver," said Todd Pascoe, a 23-year-old college senior. "Couldn't we at least make a start on the deficit by eliminating that?" Obviously annoyed, Foley rejected the premise and the suggestion. "First of all, it's not $60,000--it's less than that--and he's not a limousine driver. He's a police sergeant, my security officer."
April 19, 1992 |
Like most sequels, the release of a second list of congressional overdraft writers--what some pundits are calling "The Doomsday List-Part II"--is making less of a splash than the original, much to the relief of those whose names are on it.
March 14, 1992 |
With challengers eagerly vowing to exploit the congressional bad-check scandal in this election year, lawmakers went home grimly Friday to test voter reactions in their districts and to offer explanations. Many were forced to admit that they wrote thousands of dollars of personal overdrafts on the now defunct House bank. And for members facing potentially serious opposition in November, the overdraft issue could be the difference between political survival and defeat. In the words of Rep.
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March 12, 1992 |
Declaring it "a good year for women candidates," former Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ryan on Wednesday officially kicked off her campaign to unseat conservative Rep. Robert K. Dornan. Her formal entry into the race for the seat in the newly formed 46th District followed pressure from Dornan and Orange County Republican Chairman Tom Fuentes that she stay out of the June 2 Republican primary.
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March 5, 1992 |
Mayor Jim Silva said Wednesday that he is withdrawing his candidacy in the June Republican primary against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). Silva said he made the decision to withdraw at the urging of Republican Party officials. Silva thus became the second Orange County city official to withdraw from the GOP primary in as many days. On Tuesday, Mission Viejo Councilman Robert A.