TIPOFF GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGNS SPAR OVER NUMBER OF DEBATES.Byline: RICK ORLOV
You can tell the race for governor is heating up when the perpetual Kabuki dance of politics begins over debates.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈaloɪ̯s ˈʃvaɐ̯ʦənˌʔɛɡɐ] , with a hefty campaign treasury and improving poll numbers, doesn't want many debates.
Democratic challenger Phil Angelides Philip Nicholas "Phil" Angelides (IPA: æn.dʒε.'lid.ɪs) (born June 11, 1953 in Sacramento, California), is a California politician who was California State Treasurer and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of California in the 2006 elections. , faced with the need to get as much public exposure as he can, wants at least eight before the Nov. 7 election.
Angelides says he has accepted invitations from organizations statewide. Schwarzenegger's campaign folks, however, are content to tightly handle their candidate.
They have refused to announce when the governor will make appearances on talk radio shows and feel that anything more than a single confrontation with Angelides is too much.
The governor's campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, sent a letter to Angelides' representatives complaining that he needed to have a specific person with whom to negotiate and then offered a snide history lesson.
``We assume you are also aware of debate history for gubernatorial debates here in California,'' Schmidt wrote. ``Historically, in California, incumbent governors participate in no more than one debate.''
In fact, he added, former Govs. Ronald Reagan and George Deukmejian Courken George Deukmejian, Jr. (born July 6, 1928) is an American Republican politician from California, the thirty-fifth Governor of California (1983-1991), and a former California Attorney General (1979-1983). even managed to avoid that when they were seeking their second terms. < Amid all the tributes for former Rep. Edward R. Roybal Edward Ross (Ed) Roybal (February 10, 1916 – October 24, 2005) was an American politician. He served for thirty years as a Democratic representative of the 30th and later the 25th districts of California, and was a member of the Los Angeles City Council for thirteen years. , among the most moving was from former Councilwoman Roz Wyman.
The last surviving council member to have served with Roybal, Wyman joked that his political prognostications were not always close to the mark.
``When I decided to run for the council, I went to him to get his support and advice,'' she said. ``He told me to go ahead and do it and that I would probably lose, but it would be good experience for me. Then, when I won, we looked at each other and asked, `What do we do now?'''
Wyman said Roybal remained a friend throughout his life.
``Some people come in our lives and quickly go,'' she said. ``Some stay a while and leave footprints on our hearts.''
After nearly three years of being shown on the city's cable channel, the ``Full Disclosure'' talk show by Leslie Dutton is being canceled -- and Dutton is fighting the decision.
The hourlong program Saturdays at noon features Dutton interviewing a variety of state and local officials and has been given the airtime under the sponsorship of Councilman Bernard Parks.
But two weeks ago, Parks said he would no longer support having the program on the city channel because he had received complaints from other cable companies and believes the show had crossed over into dealing with political issues.
Dutton has sent a series of letters and e-mails demanding to know why her program is being pulled.
``There is a First Amendment in this country and, as far as I know, there were never any complaints about my show,'' Dutton said.
Her program is broadcast in more than 40 markets and has received two daytime Emmy awards, she said.
Channel 35 Station Manager Tony Ighani said the department is following its policy guidelines that any noncity-produced show needs the sponsorship of a city official or city agency.
In an exchange with Dutton, Parks said he believes the show had some ``contentious content'' and it was time to allow someone else to have access to the city channel.
Former Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski Cindy Miscikowski represented the 11th District on the Los Angeles City Council for two full terms from 1997 through 2005. Previously, she was an aide to Councilman Marvin Braude and the Executive Director of the Skitball Cultural Center in its beginning stages. might be gone from office, but she and her husband, attorney Doug Ring Douglas Thomas Ring (October 14, 1918—June 23, 2003) was an Australian cricketer who played in 13 Tests from 1948 to 1953.
He was born in Hobart. He played schoolboy cricket in Melbourne and in the 1935/36 season played the final matches of the season with the first , remain active politically.
The two are hosting a fundraiser for the re-election campaign of New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). Gov. Bill Richardson This article or section contains information about one or more candidates in an upcoming or ongoing election.
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The buy-in for the event is a minimum of $500 a person, with those wishing to be singled out as co-hosts asked to pay $2,500. Hosts pay $10,000.
Richardson, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Clinton, is frequently mentioned as a potential candidate for president and served as chair of the Democratic Governors' Association.
In addition to his efforts to stir up opposition to the new city trash fee, David Hernandez said he is not prepared to fully end his fight to retain a cross on the official seal of the County of 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. .
Hernandez announced last week he plans to write a book about his efforts to fight the ACLU ACLU: see American Civil Liberties Union. and the Board of Supervisors over the issue.
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Hernandez said he hopes to complete it by November.