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By Charles Cooper | September 25, 2008
Democratic Party candidates have been trying for nearly three decades to defeat San Dimas Congressman David Dreier, who has been serving in the House of Representatives since his election in 1980 as a Ronald Reagan Republican. Dreier has served in the district ever since, defeating a string of under financed and little known opponents. After the 2000 reapportionment, the 26th District was redrawn to include La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. His major opponent this year, Rancho Cucamonga businessman Russ Warner, believes that pattern could change in 2008, a year in which politics has been difficult to predict.
NEWS
July 28, 2005
I wanted to explain to your readers why I, for one, am proud to have David Dreier represent me in the U.S. Congress. Thanks to Congressman Dreier our economy is growing and we are fighting illegal immigration. I am especially proud that David Dreier believes in the future over the tired politics of the past. His support for free trade has led to more jobs by increasing our exports and has increased our standard of living by making the products we buy less expensive. He supported NAFTA which has increased U.S. exports by over $130 billion, and increased the average family's annual income by nearly $1,000 a year.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
Last week there was a letter from someone bemoaning the fact that he was going to vote for a Democrat for the first time in his life because Congressman Dreier just wasn't conservative enough. While people should vote for whomever they choose, I fail to see the logic in voting for a tax-and-spend liberal because Dreier only gets a 92 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, which is incidentally the same rating given to Speaker of the House Denny Hastert. By contrast, our former Congressman Adam Schiff gets a 12, Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gets a 2. The late-great Republican strategist Lee Atwater used to refer to people who promote these kind of party purges as extra-chromosome Republicans.
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November 4, 2004
It is an honor to thank the voters for their support. Now, the work begins, and it is my hope that we can unite. As the President said in his speech to the nation, to those of you who did not vote for me, I hope to earn your trust. Winning the global war on terror, which includes securing our borders, continues co be at the top of my priority list. Additionally, growing our economy, along with improving our schools, relieving traffic congestion, and cleaning up our ground water will be high on that list as well.
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October 28, 2004
This is in response to a commentary last week ("We Need Dreier"): We don't need David Dreier. While it may be true that he got $3 billion passed through Congress to keep our emergency rooms open, he's not really fixing the problem. The main reason these emergency rooms are closing is due to the poor (mostly illegal immigrants) using our ERs as their primary care doctor. Rather than throwing more taxpayer money at the problem, why not actually fix it by addressing illegal immigration?
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By Charles Cooper | October 6, 2005
David Dreier, who has represented La Cañada in Congress since 2002, announced Tuesday he will seek re-election. Dreier, 53, has served in Congress since 1980, and took on the local community after the most recent re-districting. He is chairman of the House Rules Committee, and leader of the Republican delegation from California. Dreier made the announcement at the San Dimas Sheriff's substation, flanked by honorary chairman Lee Baca, one of the most influential law enforcement officials in the country as well as a major figure in the Republican Party.
NEWS
July 5, 2007
Rancho Cucamonga businessman Russ Warner will take another shot at unseating many-term incumbent David Dreier next year in the 26th Congressional District. Warner was a primary candidate last year, but lost to fellow Democrat Cynthia Matthews, who went on to lose to Dreier in November. The 26th district includes parts of two counties and stretches from La Crescenta/La Cañada Flintridge to Rancho Cucamonga. Dreier is a 28-year incumbent, who lost some of his power when the Democrats won control of Congress and he was unseated as Rules Committee chair.
NEWS
July 17, 2008
Group calls Dreier ‘rubber stamp’ The Courage Campaign, a tax exempt issues group founded by former Howard Dean campaign official Rick Jacobs, this week blasted Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas) as a rubber stamp for the Bush administration. Jacobs said Dreier, who represents La Cañada, has portrayed himself a moderate, but votes with Bush more than 90% of the time. He said, “It is time to hold this Congressman accountable for steadily advancing the regressive policies of the Bush administration while slickly portraying himself as a post-partisan moderate.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 21, 2010
Thirty years after he was first elected to Congress, David Dreier looks poised to retain his job representing the 26 t h District in Washington D.C. Nov. 2 will mark the 16 t h time the Republican Congressman's name has appeared on the ballot, and if he wins it will be his 15th consecutive victory (he lost his first bid for the seat in 1978 at the age of 26). "I am proudly committed to ensuring that we take the challenge we have in the country and turn things around," Dreier said.
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March 12, 2009
Letters to the Editor Sent from Bromley with her love I am writing from Bromley, Kent, in England. You may thank Lindsay Harris for this unusual contact. My mother pointed out her Youth All-Star article in your paper dated March 5. I grew up in La Cañada; the ties and friendships formed during those years have withstood time and distance, so much so that they have actually grown with the next generation. Lindsay Harris is fast friends with my daughter, Celine.
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By Charles Cooper | September 25, 2008
Democratic Party candidates have been trying for nearly three decades to defeat San Dimas Congressman David Dreier, who has been serving in the House of Representatives since his election in 1980 as a Ronald Reagan Republican. Dreier has served in the district ever since, defeating a string of under financed and little known opponents. After the 2000 reapportionment, the 26th District was redrawn to include La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. His major opponent this year, Rancho Cucamonga businessman Russ Warner, believes that pattern could change in 2008, a year in which politics has been difficult to predict.
NEWS
September 4, 2008
Portantino in minority on bill Assemblyman Anthony Portantino voted against a bill to allow the Metropolitan Transit Authority to install toll roads on the 210 and 10 freeways using federal funding. The roads, intended as a congestion management device, were authorized in SB 1422. The measure passed 64-11. Portantino joined 41 of his colleagues in approving a bill, that requires local authorities to reject subdivision maps for projects in a high fire hazard area or an area under state supervision.
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By Charles Cooper | May 8, 2008
The La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club board of directors believes this is an important year for GOP members to rally behind longtime Congressman David Dreier, local chairman Al Restivo said this week. The party group has broken with tradition to endorse Dreier in the June 6 primary against local businessman Sonny Sardo, who is his primary opponent for a second time. “This is going to be a very difficult year,” Restivo told the Valley Sun in a telephone interview Monday.
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