BUSH, DAVIS RALLY SUPPORT FOR 27TH RACE.Byline: Jennifer Hamm and Harrison Sheppard Staff Writers
BURBANK - With one week left until Election Day, political heavyweights such as Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and California Gov. Gray Davis are energizing energizing,
adj giving energy to; revitalizing; rejuvenating. voters with visits to the heart of one of the nation's most high-profile congressional races.
Davis will stump today for state Sen. Adam Schiff
Adam B. Schiff (born June 20 1960) is an American politician. He first served in the California State Senate. , D-Pasadena, who is challenging Republican Rep. James Rogan for the 27th Congressional District Noun 1. congressional district - a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes seat. On Monday, Bush held a rally in Burbank, deep in the heart of Rogan's district.
``They are looking to drive turnout more than anything,'' said Parke Skelton, campaign consultant for Schiff. ``They are trying to get the partisans on both sides to be excited about the race.''
Davis will discuss health care reform at a news conference today in Glendale for Schiff.
Vice President Al Gore Noun 1. Al Gore - Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
Albert Gore Jr., Gore will also be in town today for a stop in Burbank to appear on ``The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, writer who is best known as the current host of NBC television's long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. Biography
Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York. .'' The Democratic presidential candidate will then head to Westwood for a block party featuring Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, and author.
Goldberg is one of only ten individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award, counting Daytime Emmy Awards. and Cher. President Clinton will be campaigning in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. later this week.
Neither the president nor Gore are rallying for any particular congressional candidate; they are drumming up support for all the Democrats, said Peter Ragone, a spokesman for the Gore campaign.
``The entire Democratic ticket will benefit from these trips,'' Ragone said.
On Monday, thousands lined up for hours outside the Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center to hear Bush speak, although only a few hundred could fit inside the ballroom where the candidate appeared.
There was hardly a mention of Rogan from the stage at the Bush event, but since it was held in Rogan's district, his campaign signs were prolific and his staff had given the presidential candidate talking points on the congressman's accomplishments.
Audience members were mostly GOP loyalists whose minds were made up long ago, but Rogan missed out on a boost by not being there, said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, who attended the rally. Rogan is still in Washington, D.C., finishing the congressional session.
``If he were here, it would have made a difference for Rogan, because he would have gotten media he wouldn't normally have,'' Jeffe said. ``It would have been helpful for James Rogan to be seen with George W. Bush.''
Rogan has been targeted by Democrats, in part because the party has an advantage among registered voters and Rogan won each of his first two terms with only about 51 percent of the vote. Rogan is also a top target on the Democratic hit list because he played a key role in the Clinton impeachment impeachment, formal accusation issued by a legislature against a public official charged with crime or other serious misconduct. In a looser sense the term is sometimes applied also to the trial by the legislature that may follow. trial.