October 31, 2000
I would be remiss if I did not respond to Tricia Roth's diatribe against Jim Rogan published Oct. 16 in the News-Press ("Where was Rogan on civil rights?"). Roth is a member of a group that recently equated the Boy Scout Movement with the KKK. Need I say more? Rogan was right when he said nearly 13 million African-Americans have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade. Roth's support for RU-486 in consistent with encouraging more abortions. RU-486 is, to my knowledge, one of few drugs created especially to destroy human life.
May 6, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- James Rogan may just be the envy of Republican candidates throughout the nation. The incumbent for the local congressional district will be getting some much-coveted support from Arizona Sen. John McCain in his race against state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale). McCain, who has been courted by several GOP candidates since losing his presidential bid to Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the March primary, is scheduled to appear at a Rogan fund-raiser to be held in the area on May 30. Rogan campaign manager Jason Roe is counting on McCain's support to attract voters and dollars.
July 20, 2000
This week, Bill Clinton will be giving a big fund-raiser for Adam Schiff. Be it known by all concerned that our president does not raise money for candidates out of the goodness of his heart. No favor is given without a price. Be it also known that our president has no intention of relinquishing any presidential power if he can find a way to hold on to it. No candidate accepting favors from him will be acting of his own free will in a government position.
March 10, 2001
It's like the Armenian Genocide issue where the same positive and negative plethora of words, including mine, keep coming back boringly and endlessly long after there is any hope that any minds are likely to change. Andrew Carrasco once again brings us back to the James Rogan and Adam Schiff election campaigns with "Jim Rogan still on the minds of readers," March 3. Rogan is still on my mind because every day I feel blessed that Adam Schiff has replaced him in Congress.
May 22, 2000
WHAT'S HIS NAME Sometimes, the names you know best are the most likely to get mixed up. There are two names staffers at the campaign office for U.S. Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) hear and say a lot -- Jim Rogan and Jason Roe. "Jim Rogan for Congress" is the typical way they answer telephone calls and Roe, the congressman's campaign manager, is the guy they see all the time. So, a News-Press reporter was surprised to call and hear a staffer answer: "Jason for Congress."
May 11, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- President Clinton plans to appear at a fund-raiser to help state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) in his bid to win the local congressional seat from Republican James Rogan, star of the impeachment trial. Clinton has pledged to do what he can to help Democrats win a majority in the House of Representatives, said Jake Siewert, White House deputy press secretary. The move is not motivated by the fact that U.S. Rep. Rogan (D-Glendale)
September 15, 2000
Irma Lemus and Judy Seckler PASADENA -- Calling a recent mailer by state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) a cheap shot at his opponent, Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale), a group of Armenian residents protested outside of the Schiff's Pasadena office Thursday. Displaying a giant copy of the Sept. 4 letter, about a dozen Armenian community members said the campaign piece mailed to Glendale voters was misleading and warranted an apology. Schiff's letter criticized Rogan's support of legislation calling for official U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
September 9, 2000
In his Aug. 26 letter ("Schiff or Rogan: Vote your conscience"), Chuck Sambar criticized "upstart political operatives" for their "divisiveness, personal attacks and threats of retaliation." He claims that such tactics caused Republicans to lose local Assembly and state Senate seats. If he so abhors "divisiveness, personal attacks and threats of retaliation" -- techniques that have been developed into an art form by Bill Clinton -- I am at a loss to understand why he would endorse the president's favorite congressional candidate.
October 26, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta PASADENA -- A handful of activists gathered in a park playground on Wednesday to talk about what they don't like about Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) and why they feel he shouldn't be reelected to Congress. Standing in a sandy pit with a backdrop of brightly colored slides, officials from the League of Conservation Voters and Handgun Control criticized the incumbent congressman's record on environmental issues and gun control. "Jim Rogan is an irresponsible congressman when it comes to environmental protection," said league President Deb Callahan.