Finding Aid for the Garry South Political Campaign records, 1982-2004

Processed by Megan Hahn Fraser, with assistance from Brian Kovalesky and Daniella Perry, 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Garry South Political Campaign records
Date (inclusive): 1982-2004
Collection number: 1892
Creator: South, Garry.
Extent: 57 boxes (55 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection of management files for the political campaigns of California Governor Gray Davis, compiled by Garry South, campaign manager.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to UCLA Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: © 2011 The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Garry South, 2011.

Processing Note

Processed by Megan Hahn Fraser, with assistance from Brian Kovalesky and Daniella Perry, 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Garry South Political Campaign records (Collection Number 1892). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Garry South is a political consultant who managed Gray Davis's campaigns for Lt. Governor of California in 1994, and Governor in 1998 and 2002. He served as Davis's Chief of Staff during his term as Lt. Governor. He also advised or consulted on campaigns for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, and has had an extensive career in Democratic Party politics. His firm, the Garry South Group, operates in Los Angeles.
Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis served as Chief of Staff for Governor Jerry Brown (1975-1981), a member of the State Assembly (1983-1987), state controller (1987-1995), Lt. Governor (1995-1999) and Governor (1999-2003). Davis's administration focused on education, the environment, healthcare issues and improving relations with Mexico. Davis left office in November 2003, after a special recall election was held ten months into his second term.

Scope and Content

The collection contains administrative files, research, correspondence, campaign materials, poll data, clippings, and recordings of commercials, news coverage and debates related to the political campaigns of Gray Davis from 1982 to 2003, compiled by Garry South.
The Gray Davis Record series (Series 1) is a gathering of statements, speeches, clippings and other materials that illustrate Davis's positions and opinions on a wide range of topics pertaining to the government of California, such as immigration, the environment, economics, health and subgroups of the population. Material on controversies during Davis's career is also included in this series.
Series 2 through 7 contain research materials, news clippings, schedules, publications, correspondence and recordings of commercials, debates and news coverage related to Davis's campaigns from 1982 through 2003. Records from the 1982 and 1984 Assembly campaigns, 1986 and 1990 Controller's campaigns and 1992 Senate primary campaign were not created by South, but became part of his files after he began working for Davis. These series also contain extensive research on Davis's opponents, either in primaries or general elections, such as Al Checchi, Jane Harman, and Dan Lungren in 1998, and Bill Simon and Richard Riordan in 2002.
Garry South's professional correspondence, including letters from friends and colleagues mostly regarding his work for Davis, and additional office files are found in Series 10.

Biography/History provided by the donor

The following text was written and provided by the donor.
The Garry South Political Campaign Records represent substantial archival material from three successive statewide California campaigns, one for lieutenant governor and two for governor. It is thought to be one of the most complete campaign archives in existence, since South managed all three of the campaigns, and kept in his possession all of the files and materials from campaign to campaign. Often after campaigns, whether they win or lose, campaign offices are relinquished and cleaned out, files are thrown away and significant players scatter to the four winds.
About Garry South
Garry South, Principal of The Garry South Group, has been called "the Carville of California" by The New York Times and "one of the top political strategists in the Democratic Party" by DailyKos.net. Newsweek described him as "a one-man brain trust on the battlements of Fort California." The National Journal finds him "shrewd and widely feared." The Hotline labeled South the "über California Democratic strategist." Capitol Weekly in 2011 named South one of the Top 50 most influential political players in California.
South has 40 years' experience at very high levels in government, politics and business consulting. He has worked for both the federal government and state governments in three different states, including as Special Assistant to a U.S. Cabinet Secretary, Senior Political Advisor to a Governor, Communications Director to another Governor, Chief of Staff to a Lieutenant Governor and Public Information Director of a state Legislature. In addition, he has managed or played leading roles in campaigns for president, U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, state Legislature, county executive, county supervisor, mayor and city council. He is also a former Midwest Regional Finance Director of the Democratic National Committee
He is a member of the Council on American Politics of George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, a regular contributor of opinion pieces to major publications, such as POLITICO and The Huffington Post, and a frequent guest commentator on NPR. South also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Capitol Weekly.
A native of Montana, South graduated with honors with a double major in history and political science from the University of Montana, where he served as Student Body President. In 2008, he was the recipient of the University's Distinguished Alumni Award, largely on the basis of his political campaign work.
Here are the three races documented in The Garry South Campaign Collection, each of which was historically significant in its own way:
Gray Davis For Lieutenant Governor - 1994
In 1992, California state Controller Gray Davis made what many considered an ill-advised run against former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to take on appointed GOP Sen. John Seymour. In essentially a two-way race, Davis received only 32.75 percent of the primary vote. Many political observers and reporters thought Davis's political career might be over. After that debacle, and leading up to a run for lieutenant governor in 1994, Davis jettisoned his long-time campaign consultants and brought on a new team, including Garry South as Campaign Manager.
South's first challenge was to try to nudge out of the Democratic race Phil Angelides, the immediate past chairman of the California Democratic Party and a wealthy land developer. Davis was concerned that a full-out nomination battle in the June primary might drain all of his funds, and leave him with a depleted kitty for the five-month general election campaign in what was shaping up as a difficult year for Democrats nationally. Ultimately, the Davis operation and his supporters, including legendary Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, were able to encourage Angelides into changing his target to the race for state treasurer, and Davis won the primary handily against token competition.
In the general election, Davis's legitimate worry was that Gov. Pete Wilson might wrap up his race against state Treasurer Kathleen Brown so early that he might shift millions of dollars into helping the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Kathie Wright (which Wilson eventually did). The Davis campaign launched ads against the extremely conservative Wright with the clever slogan, "On almost everything we care about, Wright is wrong." The spots reminded voters of her staunch opposition to abortion, her votes against reasonable gun-control measures, and even her having voted against the state's new indoor smoking ban - which had been signed into law by her own running mate, Gov. Wilson.
Despite 1994 being a horrible Democratic year - with the loss of the U.S. Senate and House, as well as Republicans winning a majority in the California Assembly for the first time since 1970 - Davis won a landslide victory, thrashing Wright 52-40. One of only two Democrats to win statewide partisan office in California, he also received more votes (nearly 4.5 million) than any other Democratic candidate running for any office anywhere in America that year. South served as Lt. Gov. Davis's Chief of Staff from 1995-99.
Gray Davis For Governor - 1998
In 1998, Garry South managed the come-from-behind, landslide victory of then-Lt. Gov. Gray Davis for governor of California, the first sitting Lieutenant Governor of the state in 72 years to win the governorship in his own right, and one of only three - and the only Democratic Lieutenant Governor - ever to do so. But at one point in the campaign, Davis was running a poor fifth in the respected Field Poll, with only 8 percent of the vote. As late as March 1998, two months before the primary, he was mired in fourth place. One national magazine wrote him off as political "road kill."
Davis's two self-funding Democratic primary opponents between them spent nearly $60 million, still a national record for a state primary campaign. But through clever marshalling of resources, perfect timing, a highly targeted approach to voters - and a devastatingly effective slogan, "Experience Money Can't Buy" - Davis demolished the other Democrats, spending only $9 million but receiving more votes than both of them combined. The headline in the San Diego Union-Tribune said it all: "Davis defeats big money." He even received more votes than the only Republican running in the open primary, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren.
In the general election, Davis swamped Lungren, the Republican nominee, by 58-38 - the biggest winning margin in an open-seat governor's race in the state in 40 years - becoming the first Democratic governor of California to be elected in 20 years, and only the fourth in the entire 20th century.
The Sacramento Bee described South as the "mastermind" behind Davis's victories, while the non-partisan California Journal described his work as "stunning" and "one of the greatest resurrections in California political history." For his achievement, he was named "Campaign Manager of the Year" by the American Association of Political Consultants, an honor he shares with Karl Rove, James Carville and the late Lee Atwater.
Gray Davis For Governor Re-Election - 2002
At the end of 2001, Gov. Gray Davis was in serious trouble, with a negative job rating brought about by his perceived mishandling of the state's electricity problems. And the most formidable Republican lining up to take him on was recruited by none other than Karl Rove and the Bush White House itself - former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a moderate Republican who had won twice in an overwhelmingly Democratic city. In a December 2001 survey by the respected, nonpartisan Field Poll, Riordan was leading Davis 43-36, with only 39 percent of voters indicating they were inclined to re-elect Davis (and even 33 percent of Democrats saying they would probably vote against the Democratic Governor).
Riordan launched his primary campaign by ignoring the other two GOP candidates, Sec. of State Bill Jones, the only Republican then in statewide office, and newcomer William E. Simon Jr., a businessman and son of former Nixon Treasury Secretary William Simon. In a fall '01 Field Poll, Riordan sported a 27-point lead on Jones and a 41-point advantage over Simon. Riordan's primary pitch to GOP primary voters was that as a Republican who supported a woman's right to choose, he had the best chance of defeating Davis in this overwhelming pro-choice state.
But the Davis campaign, led by Chief Strategist Garry South, turned the tables on Riordan by running $10 million worth of ads in the Republican primary reminding voters of Riordan's previous financial support for anti-abortion groups and his national chairmanship of the campaign to confirm the anti-Roe v. Wade Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Then, just as Riordan vehemently protested, the coup de grace: a videotape of Riordan himself, a devout Catholic, telling a TV interviewer in 1991 that he "strongly" supported the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion, calling it "murder." South had acquired and squirreled away the videotape in 1993 when he worked as Communications Director for the candidate Riordan beat in the Los Angeles mayor's race that year.
When the hypocrisy and mendacity of Riordan's flip-flop soaked in, his support evaporated almost overnight among both pro-choice GOP women and anti-abortion activists, with both groups just concluding he was lying. "I've never seen so much movement in such a short period of time like this," said Mark Baldassare, who conducts polling for the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California. On Primary Election Day, Riordan received only 31 percent of the votes, buried by the novice Bill Simon, who got 49 percent. It was a nearly 60-point turnaround in a matter of several weeks.
Newsweek, in a story on the GOP primary upset titled "Southern Strategy," called South "a one-man brain trust on the battlements of Fort California [who's] shown a knack for foiling Rove's plans." Bruce Cain, Director of the Institute for Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley described South's strategy to The New York Times as a "political hall of fame" move. South went on to direct Davis's successful re-election effort, helping Davis become only the third Democratic Governor in the state's history to win a second four-year term, and the first since Jerry Brown 24 years before. In a strong Republican year nationally, in which the GOP took back control of the U.S. Senate, Davis was only one of two incumbent Democratic governors to win re-election.
As of 2012, South is still the only person in the last 74 years to have run a successful Democratic gubernatorial campaign in California for a candidate not named Brown, and the only one to have run two winning Democratic governor's races in the state's history (both Govs. Pat Brown and Jerry Brown had different campaign managers in their respective winning races).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Gray Davis Record
  2. Gray Davis 1994 Lt. Governor's Race: Management Files
  3. Gray Davis 1998 Governor's Race: Management Files and Opposition Research
  4. Gray Davis 2002 Governor's Race Management Files
  5. Gray Davis 2002 Governor's Race Opposition Research
  6. Gray Davis 2003 Recall Election
  7. Gray Davis 1982 and 1984 Assembly Races; 1986 and 1990 Controller's Races, 1992 Senate Primary Race Files
  8. Videotapes
  9. Polling data
  10. Garry South Correspondence and office files

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Garry South---Archives.
Gray Davis.


Container List

 

01. Gray Davis Record

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, statements, biographical sketches and other materials that articulate Davis's positions on political and social issues.
Box 1, Folder 1

Gray Davis record – Controversies 1998-1999

Box 1, Folder 2

Gray Davis record – Controversies 1993-1997

Scope and Content Note

Especially regarding University of California referrals and Rosenberg contract.
Box 1, Folder 3

Gray Davis record – Controversies: Cosby reward 1997

Scope and Content Note

Reward offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of murderer of Ennis Cosby.
Box 1, Folder 4

Gray Davis record – Controversies: probate referees 1993

Box 1, Folder 5

Gray Davis record – Personal, introductions

Box 1, Folder 6

Gray Davis record – Biographies

Scope and Content Note

Includes 50th birthday party program
Box 1, Folder 7

Gray Davis record – Personal, income taxes 1987-1989

Box 1, Folder 8

Gray Davis record – Profiles 1987-2001

Scope and Content Note

Publications and press.
Box 1, Folder 9

Gray Davis record – Personal, economic interests

Box 1, Folder 10

Gray Davis record – Political

Box 1, Folder 11

Gray Davis record – Legislative

Box 1, Folder 12

Gray Davis record

Box 1, Folder 13

Gray Davis record – 1986 controller campaign

Box 1, Folder 14

Gray Davis record – Political, 1990 controller campaign

Box 1, Folder 15

Gray Davis record – 1992 senate campaign

Box 1, Folder 16

Gray Davis record – Brown administration

Scope and Content Note

Report: “Some Highlights from the Administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.”
Box 1, Folder 17

Gray Davis record – Acting Governor 1995-1997

Box 1, Folder 18

Gray Davis record – Richmond School District 1990-1991

Box 1, Folder 19

Gray Davis record – Agriculture 1995-1998

Box 1, Folder 20

Gray Davis record – Controller's Office: SCO audit 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 21

Gray Davis record – Controller's Office 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 22

Gray Davis record – Controller's Office 1993-1995

Box 2, Folder 1

Gray Davis record – African Americans

Box 2, Folder 2

Gray Davis record – African Americans: UC Affirmative Action Vote 1995-1997

Box 2, Folder 3

Gray Davis record – Asian Americans 1995-2001

Box 2, Folder 4

Gray Davis record – Business 1993-2001

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 50, folder 3.
Box 2, Folder 5

Gray Davis record – Business: letter inserts 1992-1998

Box 2, Folder 6

Gray Davis record – Ethics 1984, 1995

Box 2, Folder 7

Gray Davis record – Education 1993-2002

Box 2, Folder 8

Gray Davis record – Education: Goals 2000 1991-1996

Box 2, Folder 9

Gray Davis record – Central Valley 1998-2001

Box 2, Folder 10

Gray Davis record – Crime/Law Enforcement 1993-2001

Box 2, Folder 11

Gray Davis record – Entertainment industry 1996

Box 2, Folder 12

Gray Davis record – Environment

Box 2, Folder 13

Gray Davis record – Fiscal 1994-2002

Box 2, Folder 14

Gray Davis record – Fiscal: UC embezzlement & UC president search 1995-1997

Box 2, Folder 15

Gray Davis record – Gays and Lesbians 1995-2001

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 50, folder 7 Gay Marriage.
Box 2, Folder 16

Gray Davis record – Health 1996

Box 2, Folder 17

Gray Davis record – Housing 1992

Box 2, Folder 18

Gray Davis record – Immigration 1994

Box 2, Folder 19

Gray Davis record – Indians 1995-1996

Box 2, Folder 20

Gray Davis record – Jewish 1995-2002

Box 2, Folder 21

Gray Davis record – Labor/Public Employees 1993-1998

Box 2, Folder 22

Gray Davis record – Labor 1997-2002

Box 2, Folder 23

Gray Davis record – Latinos 1994-2001

Box 2, Folder 24

Gray Davis record – Local government 1990-1995

Box 2, Folder 25

Gray Davis record – Mexico relations 1997-2001

Box 2, Folder 26

Gray Davis record – Probate referees 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 27

Gray Davis record – Seniors 1995-1999

Box 2, Folder 28

Gray Davis record – Tobacco 1997-2002

Box 2, Folder 29

Gray Davis record – Trade 1997-1999

Box 2, Folder 30

Gray Davis record – Veterans 1995-1997

Box 2, Folder 31

Gray Davis record – Water (1 of 2) 1997

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 50, folder 20
Box 2, Folder 32

Gray Davis record – Women 1993-1998

Box 50, Folder 1

Gray Davis record -- State budget

Box 50, Folder 2

Gray Davis record -- Bush and Davis

Box 50, Folder 3

Gray Davis record -- Business

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 2, folder 4.
Box 50, Folder 4

Gray Davis record -- Car tax

Box 50, Folder 5

Gray Davis record -- Clinton

Box 50, Folder 6

Gray Davis record -- Drugs in schools

Box 50, Folder 7

Gray Davis record -- Gay marriage

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 2, folder 15 Gays and Lesbians
Box 50, Folder 8

Gray Davis record -- HMOs

Box 50, Folder 9

Gray Davis record -- Juvenile justice and crime

Box 50, Folder 10

Gray Davis record -- Law enforcement

Box 50, Folder 11

Gray Davis record -- Lottery and books

Box 50, Folder 12

Gray Davis record -- Minimum wage

Box 50, Folder 13

Gray Davis record -- Parental involvement in schools

Box 50, Folder 14

Gray Davis record -- School CFO

Box 50, Folder 15

Gray Davis record -- Speech, City Club

Box 50, Folder 16

Gray Davis record -- Speech, Comstock

Box 50, Folder 17

Gray Davis record -- Speeches

Box 50, Folder 18

Gray Davis record -- UC Merced

Box 50, Folder 19

Gray Davis record -- Utility deregulation

Box 50, Folder 20

Gray Davis record -- Water (2 of 2)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 2, folder 31.
Box 50, Folder 21

Gray Davis record -- Photographs 1999

Box 57

Caricatures

Scope and Content Note

Copies of caricatures by political cartoonists throughout Davis's career.
 

02. 1994 Lt. Governor's Race: Management Files

Scope and Content Note

Research, news clippings, budget statements, schedules and publications related to Davis's campaign for Lt. Governor of California in 1994.
Box 7, Folder 3

Announcement swing

Box 7, Folder 4

Ballot statements

Box 7, Folder 5

Broadcast media

Box 7, Folder 6

Broadcast media – scripts

Box 7, Folder 7

Broadcast media time buy (1 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 8

Broadcast media time buy (2 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 9

Broad cast media – shoot expenses

Box 7, Folder 10

Contracts

Box 7, Folder 11

Correspondence – incoming (1 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 12

Correspondence – incoming (2 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 13

Correspondence – incoming (3 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 14

Correspondence – outgoing (1 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 15

Correspondence – outgoing (2 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 16

Debates

Box 7, Folder 17

Election night

Box 7, Folder 18

Endorsements – editorial

Box 7, Folder 19

Endorsements – organizational (1 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 20

Endorsements – organizational (2 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 21

Endorsements – organizational (3 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 22

Endorsement requests – primary

Box 7, Folder 23

FFPC

Box 7, Folder 24

Fundraising and finance

Box 7, Folder 25

Legal

Box 7, Folder 26

Letters to the Editor

Box 8, Folder 1

Media advisories

Box 8, Folder 2

Newsletter "GrayGram"

Box 8, Folder 3

News releases

Box 8, Folder 4

Opposition research

Box 8, Folder 5

Print advertising

Box 8, Folder 6

Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Opponents advertising (Kathleen Brown, Cathie Wright, et al)
Box 8, Folder 7

Questionnaires (1 of 3)

Box 8, Folder 8

Questionnaires (2 of 3)

Box 8, Folder 9

Questionnaires (3 of 3)

Box 8, Folder 10

Research – focus groups

Box 8, Folder 11

Schedules – primary (1 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 12

Schedules – primary (2 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 13

Schedules – general

Box 8, Folder 14

Slates – primary election

Box 8, Folder 15

Slates – general election (1 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 16

Slates – general election (2 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 17

Strategy

Box 8, Folder 18

Survey research (1 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 19

Survey research (2 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 20

California Statewide survey research June 1994

Scope and Content Note

Report by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates
Box 8, Folder 21

News coverage (1 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 22

News coverage (2 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 23

News coverage

Box 8, Folder 24

News coverage

Box 49, Folder 3

1994 Election analysis (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 4

1994 Election analysis (2 of 2)

Box 51, Folder 1

News coverage 1994

Box 51, Folder 2

News coverage 1994

Box 52, Folder 3

Research tracking surveys 1994

 

03. 1998 Governor's Race: Management Files and Opposition Research

Scope and Content Note

Research (including opposition research on opponents) news clippings, budget statements, schedules and publications related to Davis's campaign for Governor of California in 1998. Also includes material from during Davis's term in office, especially from the Democratic National Convention held in Los Angeles in August 2000.
 

Management Files

Scope and Content Note

Box 4, Folder 9

Analysis '98 primary 1998

Box 4, Folder 10

Ballot statements

Box 4, Folder 11

Budget 1 of 2

Box 4, Folder 12

Budget 2 of 2

Box 4, Folder 13

Candidates – '98

Box 4, Folder 14

Caricatures

Scope and Content Note

Includes some original artwork, and clippings.
Box 4, Folder 15

Contracts

Box 4, Folder 16

Constituencies/Outreach

Box 4, Folder 17

Debates – Primary

Box 4, Folder 18

Debates

Box 4, Folder 19

Debates

Box 4, Folder 20

Democratic National Convention

Box 4, Folder 21

Election night – general

Box 4, Folder 22

Election night – primary

Box 5, Folder 1

Endorsements (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 2

Endorsements (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 3

Endorsements – editorial

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and copies of newspaper editorial endorsements.
Box 5, Folder 4

Endorsement strategy

Box 5, Folder 5

FPPC (1 of 2)

Scope and Content Note

California Fair Political Practices Commission.
Box 5, Folder 6

FPPC (2 of 2) – Lippo Contributions

Scope and Content Note

California Fair Political Practices Commission.
Box 5, Folder 7

Fundraising

Box 5, Folder 8

Grimes Memos

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda from Frank Grimes.
Box 5, Folder 9

Intros – GD

Box 5, Folder 10

Master Position Documents (Davis-Lundgren Matrix) 08/11/98

Box 5, Folder 11

Issues/Policy Positions

Box 5, Folder 12

Kick-off Swing

Box 5, Folder 13

Legal

Box 5, Folder 14

Letters to the Editor

Box 5, Folder 15

Lists

Box 5, Folder 16

Mailings

Box 5, Folder 17

Media advisories

Box 5, Folder 18

Media analysis report

Box 5, Folder 19

Media buys

Box 5, Folder 20

Media lists

Box 5, Folder 21

Media scripts (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 22

Media scripts (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 23

Meeting notes

Box 5, Folder 24

Memoranda – internal

Box 5, Folder 25

Message development

Box 5, Folder 26

News releases

Box 5, Folder 27

Office holder account

Box 5, Folder 28

Op-eds

Box 5, Folder 29

People/Volunteers

Box 6, Folder 1

Printed material

Box 6, Folder 2

Questionnaires

Box 6, Folder 3

Schedules – general (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 4

Schedules – general (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 5

Schedules – primary

Box 6, Folder 6

Slates – primary

Box 6, Folder 7

Speeches/remarks (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 8

Speeches/remarks (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 9

Statements/talking points (1 of 3)

Box 6, Folder 10

Statements/talking points (2 of 3)

Box 6, Folder 11

Statements/talking points (3 of 3)

Box 6, Folder 12

Survey research – general (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 13

Survey research – general (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 14

Survey research (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 15

Survey research (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 16

Survey research – primary (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 17

Survey research – primary (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 18

Strategy

Box 6, Folder 19

Telemarketing

Box 6, Folder 20

Transcripts

Box 6, Folder 21

Video clips (1 of 2)

Scope and Content Note

Invoices for video monitoring services.
Box 6, Folder 22

Video clips (2 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 1

Video project

Box 7, Folder 2

Website

Box 28

Broadcast media coverage 1998 Governor's race

Scope and Content Note

34 VHS videotapes.
Box 29

Broadcast media coverage 1998 Governor's race

Scope and Content Note

  • Videotapes of media coverage of 1998 California Governor’s campaign.
  • Coverage of candidates Gray Davis, Dan Lungren, and Jane Harman campaigns (27 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “Doak Carrier O’Donnell & Associates, Gray Davis, Baseball – Padres 12/1/98.”
Box 30

1998 Governor's race, Davis spots

Scope and Content Note

  • Commercial spots for the Gray Davis 1998 California gubernatorial campaign (12 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “Davis Campaign Stockton 8/19/98” (1 Beta videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “Davis, Lungren & You – State Building & Construction Trades Council Presents” (1 VHS videotape).
  • NARAL commercial spots (2 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotapes labeled “California Correctional Peace Officers Association, 1998 Independent Expenditure Campaign, Gray Davis for Governor” (2 VHS videotapes).
Box 31

1998 Governor's Race, Focus Group Tapes

Scope and Content Note

Accordion folder containing focus group transcripts and analysis. Videotapes of Gray Davis for Governor focus groups: 1997-1998 (8 VHS videotapes).
Box 32

1998 Governor’s Race Focus Group Tapes

Scope and Content Note

  • Videotapes of 1998 Gray Davis focus groups (25 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotapes of 1997 Gray Davis focus groups (11 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “Gray Davis For Lt. Governor Primary Night, 6/94” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotapes of 1998 California gubernatorial campaign debates (2 VHS videotapes).
  • Also a master list of the video tapes.
Box 43

News coverage

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box 44

News coverage

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box 50, Folder 22

Roundtable Discussion on Infrastructure 1997

Box 50, Folder 23

Transition, Wilson to Davis (1 of 2) 1998-1999

Box 50, Folder 24

Transition, Wilson to Davis (2 of 2) 1998-1999

Box 50, Folder 25

Inauguration 1999

Box 50, Folder 26

Inauguration programs 1999

Box 50, Folder 27

Inauguration invitations 1999

Box 50, Folder 28

Governor's luncheon (1 of 2) 2000

Box 50, Folder 29

Governor's luncheon (2 of 2) 2000

Box 50, Folder 30

Democratic National Convention invitations, programs 2000

Box 50, Folder 31

Democratic National Convention media cocktail party 2000

Box 50, Folder 32

Democratic National Convention delegates 2000

Box 50, Folder 33

Democratic National Convention programs (1 of 2) 2000

Box 50, Folder 34

Democratic National Convention programs (2 of 2) 2000

Box 51, Folder 3

Audit (1 of 2) 1998

Box 51, Folder 4

Audit (2 of 2) 1998

Box 51, Folder 5

Debate briefing book 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten notes by Gray Davis.
Box 52, Folder 1

Leases for office space 1997-1998

 

Opposition research, Dan Lungren

Scope and Content Note

Research, news clippings and other material reflecting Lungren's positions on issues such as abortion, the environment, crime and civil rights.
Box 56

Opposition research 1998

 

Opposition research, primary election

Scope and Content Note

Box 3, Folder 1

Kathleen Connell opposition research (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 2

Kathleen Connell opposition research (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 3

Kathleen Connell opposition research (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 4

Kathleen Connell opposition research (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 5

1994 Controller's Campaign

Box 3, Folder 6

Leon Panetta

Box 3, Folder 7

Dianne Feinstein (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 8

Dianne Feinstein (2 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 9

Dianne Feinstein (3 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 10

Northwest Airlines (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 11

Northwest Airlines (2 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 12

Northwest Airlines (3 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 13

Al Checchi opposition research (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 14

Al Checchi opposition research (2 of 2) (background)

Box 3, Folder 15

Al Checchi opposition research & media buy

Box 3, Folder 16

Al Checchi opposition research (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 17

Al Checchi opposition research (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 18

Al Checchi opposition research (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 18

Al Checchi opposition research (2 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 1

Al Checchi opposition research NWA lawsuits (1 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 2

Al Checchi opposition research NWA lawsuits (2 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 3

Al Checchi campaign research report

Box 4, Folder 4

Jane Harman opposition research (1 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 5

Jane Harman opposition research (2 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 6

Jane Harman opposition research (3 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 7

Voting Record Research on Jane Harman

Box 4, Folder 8

Research on Jane Harman book II

Box 19, Folder 8

Davis-Lungren comparisons

Box 19, Folder 9

Three Strikes response

Box 19, Folder 10

Draft dodger remark–response

Box 19, Folder 11

Labor/trial lawyers–response

Box 19, Folder 12

Pay hike–response

Box 19, Folder 13

Singapore–response

Box 19, Folder 14

Guns–response

Box 19, Folder 15

Late-term abortions–response

Box 19, Folder 16

Dep. AG's remark–response

Box 19, Folder 17

WTC/Mexico–response

Box 19, Folder 18

Attendance–response

Box 19, Folder 19

“Travelgate”

Box 19, Folder 20

PTA flap–response

Box 19, Folder 21

Offshore drilling–response

Box 19, Folder 22

Death penalty–response

Box 19, Folder 23

Rose Bird–response

Box 19, Folder 24

Spot analyses

Box 19, Folder 25

George/Chin endorsements

Box 19, Folder 26

Gray & guns

Box 19, Folder 27

Gray Davis campaign research report, June 21, 1993

Box 19, Folder 28

Report on Gray Davis special interest/conflict of interest accusations

Box 20, Folder 1

Gray Davis political contributions–articles and documents

Box 20, Folder 2

Gray Davis opposition research–various topics

Box 20, Folder 3

Office of the State Controller, Performance Audit, Final Report, May 1995

Box 20, Folder 4

Gray Davis Defensive Research Profile, 12/97

Box 26

Lungren spots

Scope and Content Note

  • Advertisements and promotional television spots from Dan Lungren's campaign for California Governor (22 VHS videotapes).
  • Also 2 VHS videotapes labeled “The Winning Campaign, Lungren for Governor, A grassroots approach,” and a videotape labeled: “Abortion is Wrong” (1 VHS).
Box 27

Harman, Checchi and Lungren spots

Scope and Content Note

Videotapes labeled:
  • “Competitive Commercials,” which contain commercial spots from the Al Checchi, Jane Harman, and Dan Lungren gubernatorial campaigns (schedule of spots included with each) (6 VHS videotapes).
  • Also Videotape labeled: “Harman & Checchi Commercial Spots” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Television commercial spots from Jane Harman's gubernatorial campaign.
  • 1 folder containing lists of “1998 General Election Spots” and broadcast schedules (“Final Rotation”).
Box 33

Checchi spots

Scope and Content Note

  • Commercial spots for the Al Checchi 1998 California gubernatorial campaign (28 VHS videotapes–6 from 1997, 22 from 1998).
  • Videotape labeled “Press Conference with AL CHECCHI: 2/4/97” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “O.C.P. ALFRED CHECCHI” (1 VHS videotape).
 

04. 2002 Governor's Race Management Files

Scope and Content Note

Research, news clippings, budget statements, schedules and publications related to Davis's campaign for Governor of California in 2002.
Box 9, Folder 1

Appointments

Box 9, Folder 2

Ballot statements

Box 9, Folder 3

Budget

Box 9, Folder 4

Cartoons

Box 9, Folder 5

Contracts (1 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 6

Contracts (2 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 7

Coordinated campaign

Box 9, Folder 8

Debates

Box 9, Folder 9

Direct mail

Box 9, Folder 10

Direct mail

Box 9, Folder 11

Election night – general

Box 9, Folder 12

Endorsements by

Box 9, Folder 13

Endorsements of – COPS

Scope and Content Note

California Organization of Police and Sheriffs.
Box 9, Folder 14

Endorsements of – editorial endorsements of others

Box 9, Folder 15

Faxfacts (1 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 16

Faxfacts (2 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 17

Finance

Box 9, Folder 18

FPPC

Scope and Content Note

California Fair Political Practices Commission.
Box 9, Folder 19

Focus Groups

Box 9, Folder 20

Fundraising

Box 9, Folder 21

Fundraising – Dan [Kreinbring]

Box 9, Folder 22

Fundraising – Mercury News

Box 9, Folder 23

Fundraising – controversies (1 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 24

Fundraising – controversies (2 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 25

Fundraising – controversies

Box 10, Folder 1

Fundraising – controversies: Oracle

Box 10, Folder 2

Fundraising – controversies: Foundations

Box 10, Folder 3

Issues

Box 10, Folder 4

Issues – militia groups

Box 10, Folder 5

Issues – NARAL

Box 10, Folder 6

Issues – Indian gaming

Box 10, Folder 7

Legal

Box 10, Folder 8

Legal – ATA lawsuit (1 of 2)

Box 10, Folder 9

Legal – ATA lawsuit (2 of 2)

Box 10, Folder 10

Legal – Nathanson

Box 10, Folder 11

Lists

Box 10, Folder 12

Mailings

Box 10, Folder 13

Memberships

Box 10, Folder 14

Memoranda

Box 10, Folder 15

Memoranda – Mona [Pasquil]

Box 10, Folder 16

Op-eds/Columns

Box 10, Folder 17

Paid Media/Buys

Box 10, Folder 18

Paid Media – Campaign Media Analysis Group report

Box 10, Folder 19

Paid Media – Campaign Media Analysis Group report

Box 10, Folder 20

Paid Media/Scripts

Box 10, Folder 21

Political requests (1 of 2)

Box 10, Folder 22

Political requests (2 of 2)

Box 10, Folder 23

Polling

Box 10, Folder 24

Press memos – Budget Watch

Box 10, Folder 25

Press memos

Box 10, Folder 26

Press releases 1999 (1 of 2)

Box 10, Folder 27

Press releases 1999 (2 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 1

Questionnaires

Box 11, Folder 2

Speeches/remarks

Box 11, Folder 3

Strategy

Box 11, Folder 4

Tax returns

Box 11, Folder 5

Telemarketing

Box 11, Folder 6

Tracking – primary

Box 11, Folder 7

Transcripts

Box 11, Folder 8

Vendors

Box 11, Folder 9

Website

Box 11, Folder 10

Bad press – Senate Bill 100

Box 11, Folder 11

Bad press – Proposition 187

Box 11, Folder 12

Bad press – political travel

Box 11, Folder 13

Bad press – press releases

Box 11, Folder 14

Bad press – administrative appointments

Box 11, Folder 15

Press -- Davis – public safety

Box 11, Folder 16

Press – Davis – other

Box 11, Folder 17

Press – Original headlines – Energy

Box 11, Folder 18

Press – Original headlines

Box 11, Folder 19

Press

Scope and Content Note

Racial profiling veto, Hein & CTA comments, Bridge warning and other issues.
Box 11, Folder 20

Press – veto of AB 60

Scope and Content Note

Assembly Bill 60 – driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
Box 11, Folder 21

Bad press (1 of 2)

Scope and Content Note

Re: legislative process, “tirade at GOP caucus.”
Box 11, Folder 22

Bad press (2 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 23

Bad press (1 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 24

Bad press (2 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 25

Press – editorial analysis

Box 11, Folder 26

Press (1 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 27

Press (2 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 28

Press

Scope and Content Note

Newsclip highlights Jan-June 1999, Highlights of the Legislative accomplishments 1999 report.
Box 11, Folder 29

Press – education

Box 11, Folder 30

Press (1 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 31

Press (2 of 2)

Box 11, Folder 32

Press – public surveys

Box 11, Folder 33

Legacy

Box 11, Folder 34

Energy Strategy

Scope and Content Note

ask GS – this folder was in the Legacy folder
Box 15

Broadcast media coverage

Scope and Content Note

  • Media coverage clips from 1998 and 2002 California gubernatorial campaign (25 VHS videotapes).
  • Audio cassette tape of “Women's Town Hall Radio Coverage” on 5/24/02 (1 cassette tape).
  • Governor Gray Davis on the Tonight Show, March 8-9, 2002 (3 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotapes labeled “Sarah Brady, May 16, 2002” (3 VHS videotapes).
Box 19, Folder 1

Monterey Media Market Survey, Feb. 4-5, 2002

Box 19, Folder 2

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 5-7, 2002

Box 19, Folder 3

California Statewide Primary Tracking Week #2, Feb. 4-7, 2002

Box 19, Folder 4

California Statewide Tracking Survey, Jan. 29-31, 2002

Box 19, Folder 5

Governor Gray Davis (Survey), Jan. 13-15, 2002

Box 19, Folder 6

General Election Baseline Survey, March 21-26, 2002

Box 19, Folder 7

Polling Inventory for Governor Gray Davis, Nov. 2002

Box 20, Folder 5

Broadcast media spots analysis–CA Governor 2002 (1 of 4)

Box 20, Folder 6

Broadcast media spots analysis–CA Governor 2002 (2 of 4)

Box 20, Folder 7

Broadcast media spots analysis–CA Governor 2002 (3 of 4)

Box 20, Folder 8

Broadcast media spots analysis–CA Governor 2002 (4 of 4)

Box 20, Folder 9

2002 Governor's race, news clips

Box 20, Folder 10

2002 Governor's race, news clips

Box 20, Folder 11

2002 Governor's race, news clips

Box 20, Folder 12

2002 Governor's race, news clips

Box 20, Folder 13

2002 Governor's race, news clips

Box 21

2002 Governor's race, news clips

Scope and Content Note

12 folders.
Box 22

Broadcast media coverage

Scope and Content Note

  • 21 VHS videotapes of broadcast news clippings.
  • 1 VHS videotape labeled "Fox Trip March 21 & 22."
  • 1 VHS videotape labeled "Debate 10.7.02."
Box 23

Campaign focus group tapes

Scope and Content Note

50 VHS videotapes.
Box 24, Folder 1

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #10) Nov. 3-4, 2002

Box 24, Folder 2

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #9) Oct. 29-31, 2002

Box 24, Folder 3

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #8) Oct. 22-24, 2002

Box 24, Folder 4

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #7) Oct. 15-17, 2002

Box 24, Folder 5

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #6) Oct. 8-10, 2002

Box 24, Folder 6

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #5) Oct. 1-3, 2002

Box 24, Folder 7

Gov. Gray Davis, ARS Session – Sept. 26, 2002

Box 24, Folder 8

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #4) Sept. 22-26, 2002

Box 24, Folder 9

California Statewide (Tracking Survey #3) Sept. 15-19, 2002

Box 24, Folder 10

California Statewide (Tracking Survey) Sept. 8-10, 2002

Box 24, Folder 11

California Statewide (Tracking Survey) Sept. 3-5, 2002

Box 24, Folder 12

California Statewide (survey), Aug. 26-28, 2002

Box 24, Folder 13

California Statewide (survey), Aug. 18-20, 2002

Box 24, Folder 14

California Statewide (survey), July 31-Aug. 1, 2002

Box 24, Folder 15

Governor Gray Davis (survey), June 30-July 2, 2002

Box 24, Folder 16

Governor Gray Davis (survey), June 2-4, 2002

Box 24, Folder 17

Governor Gray Davis (survey), April 28-30, 2002

Box 24, Folder 18

Polling inventory for Governor Gray Davis, Nov. 2002

Box 24, Folder 19

Down Ballot Tracking

Box 34

2002 Governor's Race Davis spots

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder containing a “Market Tracking Update” list of television commercial spots.
  • Television commercial spots for the Gray Davis for California governor reelection campaign, 2002 (22 VHS videotapes, 1 Beta videotape).
  • Commercial spots for the Cruz Bustamante for Lt. Governor campaign, October 23, 2002 (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled "W does California (He already did Texas)" (1 VHS videotape–still sealed in plastic).
  • Focus group video from Gray Davis for Governor, 2002 (1 VHS videotape).
  • Radio commercial spots for Gray Davis for Governor, 2002 General Election (7 audio cassette tapes).
Box 38

2002 Governor's Race press clippings 2002

Scope and Content Note

9 folders.
Box 39

2002 Governor's Race press clippings 2002

Scope and Content Note

10 folders.
Box 40

Radio spots 2001

Scope and Content Note

18 audiocassettes, includes energy updates, spots for Americans for Tax Reform and American Taxpayers Alliance.
Box 40

Media clips and spots 2001

Scope and Content Note

  • 10 VHS videocassettes, includes tapes labeled
    • "Saturday Night Live"
    • "American Taxpayers: Finger Pointing"
    • "First World Taxes, 3rd World"
    • "Gray Davis Left Us Powerl [sic]"
    • "Gray Outs"
    • "Davis Testimony"
    • "Red Tape"
    • "Windfall"
    • "The Governor Gray Davis Committee v. American Taxpayers Alliance: Complaint -- Exhibit B."
  • Also an interview re: energy crisis and ads for energy conservation.
Box 40, Folder 1

2002 Governor's Race press clippings 2002

Box 40, Folder 2

2002 Governor's Race press clippings 2002

Box 40, Folder 3

2002 Governor's Race press clippings 2002

Box 40, Folder 4

Inventory of polling results 2002

Box 40, Folder 5

Polling results 1999 March

Box 40, Folder 6

Polling results 1999 April

Box 40, Folder 7

Polling results 1999 December

Box 40, Folder 8

Polling results 1999 January

Box 40, Folder 9

Polling results (1 of 2) 1999 April

Box 40, Folder 10

Polling results (2 of 2) 1999 April

Box 41, Folder 1

Polling results 2000 May, July

Box 41, Folder 2

Polling results 2000 September

Box 41, Folder 3

Polling results ( 1 of 2) 2000 October

Box 41, Folder 4

Polling results (2 of 2) 2000 October

Box 41, Folder 5

Polling results 2001 February

Box 41, Folder 6

Polling results 2001 April

Box 41, Folder 7

Polling results 2001 May-July

Box 41, Folder 8

Polling results 2001 October

Box 41, Folder 9

Statewide survey results 1999-2000

Box 41, Folder 10

Focus group transcripts (1 of 2) 2000 May

Box 41, Folder 11

Focus group transcripts (2 of 2) 2001 May

Box 41, Folder 12

Research report on Daniel Fessler 2000 April

Box 41, Folder 13

Research materials on energy issue 1999-2001

Scope and Content Note

Press, presentation on Southern California Edison, memoranda and letters.
Box 41, Folder 14

Copy of energy briefing book Ca. 2001

Box 41, Folder 15

Press clippings on energy issues 2004-2005

Box 41, Folder 16

Press clippings on energy issues (1 of 2) 2001

Box 41, Folder 17

Press clippings on energy issues (2 of 2) 2001

Box 42, Folder 1

Press clippings on energy predictions 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 2

Press clippings on conflict of interest in energy industry 2001

Box 42, Folder 3

Press clippings on GOP and energy 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 4

Press clippings on Pete Wilson and deregulation 2001

Box 42, Folder 5

Press clippings on Loretta Lynch and Public Utilities Commission 2001

Box 42, Folder 6

Press clippings on out of state generators 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 7

Press clippings on GOP and energy crisis 2001

Box 42, Folder 8

Press clippings on Gray Davis and Enron 2002

Box 42, Folder 9

Press clippings on long term energy contracts 2001-2006

Box 42, Folder 10

Press clippings on anti-Gray Davis ads 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 11

Press clippings on Gray Davis ads 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 13

Press binder on Republican political ad buys 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 16

Press binder of fax updates 2001

Box 42, Folder 17

Press binder of Gray Davis's platform booklet 2001-2002

Box 47

News coverage 2002

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box 48

News coverage 2002

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box 51, Folder 6

Taxes 2001

Box 51, Folder 7

Taxes 2002

Box 51, Folder 8

Debate briefing 2002

Box 51, Folder 9

Direct mail 2002

 

05. 2002 Governor's Race: Opposition research

Scope and Content Note

Research on Davis's opponents in the campaign for Governor of California in 2002.
 

Media

Box 16

Commercial spots for the Simon, Riordan and Jones 2002 California gubernatorial campaigns

Scope and Content Note

27 VHS videotapes, including "Riordan 1993 Campaign video" (2 VHS tapes) and "Governor Gray Davis Committee Compilation Reel."
 

Richard Riordan

Scope and Content Note

Box 18, Folder 1

Print ads and press clippings from 1993 L.A. mayoral campaign

Scope and Content Note

Also includes photocopies of checks from Riordan and associates as donations to Gray Davis campaigns.
Box 18, Folder 2

Anti-Riordan press clippings and documents (1 of 2)

Scope and Content Note

Includes
  • press clippings
  • anti-Riordan promo text
  • 5/01 field poll coverage
  • schedules and phone messages
  • records of monetary contributions to Gray Davis campaigns from Richard Riordan, Nancy M. Daly, Riordan & McKinzie PAC, and Ronald P. Spogli
  • press clipping on Riordan and his decision to run for governor in 2001-2002
  • press clippings re: political consultants Donald Sipple and Clint Reilly
  • emails re: Richard Riordan's 2002 gubernatorial campaign
  • a copy of an anti-Riordan advertisement.
Box 18, Folder 3

Anti-Riordan press clippings and documents (2 of 2)

Box 18, Folder 4

Riordan press clippings (1 of 2)

Box 18, Folder 5

Riordan press clippings (2 of 2)

Box 18, Folder 6

Background on organizations supporting Riordan for Governor

Scope and Content Note

Also includes press clippings and an anti-Riordan promotional document.
Box 18, Folder 7

Riordan–LAPD

Box 18, Folder 8

Riordan–Letters

Box 18, Folder 9

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy report and “Riordan for Governor, Economic Vision To Turn California Around”

Box 18, Folder 10

Riordan–L.A. Record

Box 18, Folder 11

Riordan–Fundraising

Box 18, Folder 12

Riordan Negatives/Personal Conflict

Box 18, Folder 13

Riordan–Corporate Raider

Box 18, Folder 14

Riordan–LAUSD

Box 18, Folder 15

Riordan–The Economy

Box 18, Folder 16

Riordan–Negatives

Box 18, Folder 17

Riordan–Op Research

Box 18, Folder 18

Riordan–Energy

Box 18, Folder 19

Riordan Negatives–Choice

Box 18, Folder 20

Riordan–Transcripts

Box 18, Folder 21

Riordan–Media Buy

Box 18, Folder 22

Riordan–Releases

Box 18, Folder 23

Riordan–Mailers

Scope and Content Note

Includes pro-and anti-Riordan political mailers.
Box 18, Folder 24

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 28 & March 3-4, 2002

Box 18, Folder 25

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 26-28, 2002

Box 18, Folder 26

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 19-21, 2002

Box 18, Folder 27

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 13-14, 2002

Box 18, Folder 28

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 28-March 3-4, 2002

Box 18, Folder 29

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 26-28, 2002

Box 18, Folder 30

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 17-21, 2002

Box 18, Folder 31

California Statewide Survey, Feb. 12-14, 2002

Box 42, Folder 12

Press binder on Richard Riordan 2001-2002

Box 51, Folder 11

Riordan -- opposition research

Box 51, Folder 12

Riordan -- opposition research (1 of 2)

Box 51, Folder 13

Riordan -- opposition research (2 of 2)

 

William E. Simon, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Box 17

Videotape labeled “KTVU Special Report 6.29.02 Simon & TBN”

Scope and Content Note

1 VHS videotape.
Box 17, Folder 1

Campaign Research Report, William E. Simon, Jr., Candidate for Governor of California, June 15, 2001

Box 17, Folder 2

Simon/General (1 of 2)

Box 17, Folder 3

Simon/General (2 of 2)

Box 17, Folder 4

Bill Simon mask

Box 17, Folder 5

Press clippings/Simon business background research (1 of 2)

Box 17, Folder 6

Press clippings/Simon business background research (2 of 2)

Box 17, Folder 7

Pacific Precision Metals

Box 17, Folder 8

Simon press clippings

Box 17, Folder 9

Simon-voting record

Box 17, Folder 10

Simon & Labor

Box 17, Folder 11

Simon & Veterans

Box 17, Folder 12

Simon & Women

Box 17, Folder 13

Simon's Financial Filings

Box 17, Folder 14

Simon–Environment

Box 17, Folder 15

Simon Foundation

Box 17, Folder 16

Simon & Latinos

Box 17, Folder 17

Simon–Business Record

Box 17, Folder 18

Simon & Privatization

Box 17, Folder 19

Simon & The Budget

Box 17, Folder 20

Simon–Prosecutorial Record

Box 17, Folder 21

Simon & Enron

Box 17, Folder 22

Simon & Abortion

Box 17, Folder 23

Simon–Pay to Play

Box 17, Folder 24

Simon–Letters

Box 17, Folder 25

Simon–Media Buy

Box 17, Folder 26

Simon–Ideology

Box 17, Folder 27

Simon & Income Taxes

Box 17, Folder 28

Simon–Energy

Box 17, Folder 29

Simon–Offshore Entities

Box 17, Folder 30

Simon Endorsements

Box 17, Folder 31

Simon & Bush

Box 17, Folder 32

Simon–Homeland Defense

Box 17, Folder 33

Simon & Guns

Box 17, Folder 34

Simon & Education

Box 17, Folder 35

Simon & College Record

Box 17, Folder 36

Simon–Polling

Box 17, Folder 37

Simon–Cartoons

Box 17, Folder 38

Simon–Opposition Research

Box 17, Folder 39

Simon–Releases

Box 17, Folder 40

Simon–Fundraising

Box 17, Folder 41

Simon–Transcripts

Box 17, Folder 42

Simon–Printed Materials

Box 17, Folder 43

Simon press clippings

Box 17, Folder 44

Early Simon research

Box 42, Folder 14

Press binder on William E. Simon, Jr. (1 of 2) 2001-2002

Box 42, Folder 15

Press binder on William E. Simon, Jr. (2 of 2) 2001-2002

Box 51, Folder 14

Simon -- Opposition research

Box 51, Folder 15

Simon -- Opposition research

Box 51, Folder 16

Simon -- Opposition research

 

06. 2003 Recall Election

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and polling data regarding the gubernatorial recall election.
Box 25, Folder 1

Press clippings, correspondence, and polling results (1 of 2)

Box 25, Folder 2

Press clippings, correspondence, and polling results (2 of 2)

Box 25, Folder 3

Recall–clips

Box 25, Folder 4

Recall–polling

Box 25, Folder 5

Recall

Box 25, Folder 6

Recall–FEC complaint

Box 25, Folder 7

Issa–background

Box 25, Folder 8

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Oct. 4-6, 2003

Box 25, Folder 9

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1-2, 2003

Box 25, Folder 10

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Sept. 23-25, 2003

Box 25, Folder 11

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Sept. 16-17, 2003

Box 25, Folder 12

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Sept. 9-10, 2003

Box 25, Folder 13

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Aug. 25-26, 2003

Box 25, Folder 14

Californians Against the Costly Recall Calif. Statewide, Aug. 3-4, 2003

Box 25, Folder 15

AFSCME California Statewide, May 7-12, 2003

Box 25, Folder 16

Taxpayers Against the Governor's Recall Calif. Statewide, July 14-17, 2003

Box 51, Folder 10

Bill Jones opposition research

Box 57

"California Recalled" (audio CD) 2003

Scope and Content Note

KPCC 89.3FM radio program produced and hosted by Frank Stoltze and Anthea Raymond, includes interview with Garry South.
Box 57

"Also Ran: One man's Fight Against the Recall Election" (DVD) 2006

Scope and Content Note

Documentary film written and directed by Paul Mariano.
 

07. 1982 & 1984 Assembly Races, 1986 & 1990 Controller's Races, 1992 Senate Primary files

Scope and Content Note

Management files from Davis's early political career.
Box 12, Folder 1

Bio info

Box 12, Folder 2

Announcement

Box 12, Folder 3

Congratulatory letters 1994

Box 12, Folder 4

Fundraising and finance 1992

Box 12, Folder 5

Issues – education, environment, firearms

Box 12, Folder 6

Issues – gay rights, housing, women

Box 12, Folder 7

Media advisories

Box 12, Folder 8

News releases

Box 12, Folder 9

News clippings (from binder) 1987-1989

Box 12, Folder 10

Opposition research

Scope and Content Note

Campaign research on Richard Lewis Thornburgh, candidate for US Senate 1991
Box 12, Folder 11

Opposition research 1991

Scope and Content Note

Opposition research on Dianne Feinstein and others
Box 12, Folder 12

Polls 1991

Box 12, Folder 13

Printed materials (1 of 2)

Box 12, Folder 14

Printed materials (2 of 2)

Box 12, Folder 15

Scheduling

Box 12, Folder 16

Strategy

Box 12, Folder 17

Polls -- articles 1986-1990

Box 12, Folder 18

Correspondence 1989

Box 12, Folder 19

Matthew (Kip) Fong 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

News articles, correspondence, and other materials regarding Fong's run for Controller.
Box 12, Folder 20

State Controller 1978-1993

Box 12, Folder 21

Gray Davis vs. Bill Campbell

Box 12, Folder 22

Press

Box 12, Folder 23

State Controller

Scope and Content Note

Includes slates, clippings, information packets
Box 12, Folder 24

State Controller

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and reports
Box 12, Folder 25

State Controller

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and reports
Box 12, Folder 26

State Controller

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and reports
Box 12, Folder 27

1990 Endorsements

Box 13

Campaign spots

Scope and Content Note

  • Videotapes of campaign commercials from 1986 and 1990 Controller's races and 1992 Senate Primary (9 VHS tapes).
  • Also videotape labeled “Gray Davis For Lt. Governor Primary Night 6/7/94” (1 VHS videotape)
  • videotapes of focus groups from 1994 (3 VHS videotapes)
  • videotape labeled “Nursing Home Outtakes” (1 VHS tape).
Box 52, Folder 2

Editorial endorsements 1970s and 1980s

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box 54

Polls 1984

Box 55

Investigation re: salaries during controller campaign 1988

Scope and Content Note

Depositions.
 

08. Videotapes

Scope and Content Note

Videotapes of Gray Davis speeches, inaugurations, special events, broadcast news coverage and commercials from throughout his career.
Box 14

Debates: 1994 Lt. Gov., 1998 & 2002 Governor's Races.

Scope and Content Note

  • Videotapes of debates from the 1998 California gubernatorial campaign (18 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotapes of debates from the 2002 California gubernatorial campaign (4 VHS videotapes).
  • “Lt. Gov. Race Debate Cathie Wright/Gray Davis” (1994–1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape of Voto Latino '98, 5/23/98 (1 VHS videotape).
  • Broadcast media clips of 1998 California gubernatorial campaign debates (1 VHS videotape).
  • Gray Davis practice debate tapes – 1998 (5 VHS videotapes).
  • George Bush/Al Gore debate, 10/3/00 (1 VHS videotape).
  • Audio cassette tapes labeled “10/07/02 Debate” (2 cassette tapes).
Box 35

Speeches, news coverage, inaugurations and events.

Scope and Content Note

  • Gray Davis speeches and videotaped statements and events (1994- 2002) (18 VHS videotapes).
  • Broadcast news coverage of Gray Davis (2000-2001) (3 VHS videotapes).
  • Gray Davis inaugurations (1991-1995) (4 VHS videotapes).
  • Commercial spots: “Stimulate tourism ad/go California” and “Postal Gov. PSA 12/27/01” (2 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “California State Senate Television Program – Senate Floor Session 8/31/94” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “Paul Kinney Productions 'The Moderate Wing'” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “20th Annual Calif. Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony, May 17th, 1996” (1 VHS videotape).
Box 36

Speeches, news coverage, inaugurations and events.

Scope and Content Note

  • Gray Davis prep speeches and rehearsals: 1998-2001 (6 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotapes from various events with/involving Gray Davis: 1997-2001 (includes Davis' first gubernatorial inauguration, 1/4/99) (12 VHS videotapes; 1 Beta tape).
  • Gray Davis speeches: 1997- (10 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “Paul Kinney Productions 'The Moderate Wing'” (3 VHS videotapes).
  • Press clippings involving Gray Davis (3 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “A Video Message From the Office of the Governor, Governor Gray Davis, March 25, 2000” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “8/30/97 Gray Davis” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “Californians For Gray Davis 'Who Exactly Is This Man'”(1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “Sharon Davis address to Seniors” (1 VHS videotape).
Box 37

Speeches, news coverage, events and selected commercials

Scope and Content Note

  • Gray Davis speeches: 1995-2002 (2 VHS videotapes, 2 Beta videotapes).
  • Gray Davis campaign videos, 1998 (3 VHS videotapes).
  • Gray Davis For Governor footage, 1998 & California Footage, 2002 (2 Beta videotapes).
  • Videotape labeled “Governor Gray Davis 'This is California'”(1 VHS videotape).
  • Broadcast press clippings, 1996 & 12/18 (year unknown) (2 VHS videotapes).
  • Videotape marked “California State Senate Television Program: 12/2/1996 Senate Floor Session Swearing-In Ceremony” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Videotape labeled “dog adoption, billfoundation.org, www.laanimalservices.com” (1 VHS videotape).
  • Unmarked videotapes (3 VHS videotapes).
  • *Unmarked yellow videotape (1 VHS videotape).
  • *Empty videotape sleeve marked “Davis on Combat paid for by CCPOA.”
  • Audio tape labeled “Gary Hart, Secretary of Education”, from December 3, 1998 (1 audio cassette tape).
  • Unmarked audiotape (1 audio cassette tape).
  • Audio tape labeled “Selected Commercials 1982-1992” (1 audio cassette tape).
Box 53

Speeches, news coverage, inaugurations and events. 1994-2002

Scope and Content Note

VHS videotapes, CDs and microcassettes.
 

09. Polling data and research

Scope and Content Note

Poll results and research regarding California and national elections.
Box 46, Folder 17

Presidential election Bush/Gore (1 of 2) 2000

Box 46, Folder 18

Presidential election Bush/Gore (2 of 2) 2000

Box 46, Folder 19

George Bush record

Box 46, Folder 20

George Bush and anti-Bush spin (1 of 2)

Box 46, Folder 21

George Bush and anti-Bush spin (2 of 2)

Box 46, Folder 22

California Republican Party

Box 49, Folder 1

Polling (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 2

Polling (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 3

1994 Election analysis (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 4

1994 Election analysis (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 5

1998 Election analysis (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 6

1998 Election analysis (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 7

2000 Election analysis (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 8

2000 Election analysis (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 9

2002 Election analysis (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 10

2002 Election analysis (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 11

Field polls (1 of 3)

Box 49, Folder 12

Field polls (2 of 3)

Box 49, Folder 13

Field polls (3 of 3)

Box 49, Folder 14

LA Times polls

Box 49, Folder 15

Public Policy Institute of California polls (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 16

Public Policy Institute of California polls (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 17

California demographics

Box 49, Folder 18

California historical data (1 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 19

California historical data (2 of 2)

 

10. Garry South correspondence and office files 1993-2001; 2012

Scope and Content Note

Letters to and from Garry South, especially regarding his work for Davis's political campaigns. Other office files with internal memos and documents are also included in this series. Media reports about the campaigns and the donation of the collection are also found in this series.
Box 45, Folder 1

Statement of economic interests 1995

Box 45, Folder 2

Correspondence outgoing 1993

Box 45, Folder 3

Correspondence incoming 1993-1994

Box 45, Folder 4

Correspondence outgoing (1 of 2) 1994

Box 45, Folder 5

Correspondence outgoing (2 of 2) 1994

Box 45, Folder 6

Correspondence outgoing 1995-1996

Box 45, Folder 7

Correspondence incoming (1 of 2) 1995-1996

Box 45, Folder 8

Correspondence incoming (2 of 2) 1995-1996

Box 45, Folder 9

Correspondence outgoing 1997-1998

Box 45, Folder 10

Correspondence incoming (1 of 2) 1997-1998

Box 45, Folder 11

Correspondence incoming (2 of 2) 1997-1998

Box 45, Folder 12

Correspondence incoming (1 of 2) 1998-1999

Box 45, Folder 13

Correspondence incoming (2 of 2) 1998-1999

Box 45, Folder 14

Correspondence outgoing 1999-2000

Box 45, Folder 15

Correspondence incoming 1999

Box 45, Folder 16

Correspondence incoming (1 of 2) 2000

Box 45, Folder 17

Correspondence incoming (2 of 2) 2000

Box 45, Folder 18

Correspondence incoming (1 of 2) 2001

Box 45, Folder 19

Correspondence incoming (2 of 2) 2001

Box 46, Folder 1

Correspondence outgoing 2001-2

Box 46, Folder 2

Correspondence incoming (1 of 2) 2002

Box 46, Folder 3

Correspondence incoming (2 of 2) 2002

Box 46, Folder 4

Correspondence incoming 2003

Box 46, Folder 5

Office memos and correspondence (1 of 3) 1995

Box 46, Folder 6

Office memos and correspondence (2 of 3) 1995

Box 46, Folder 7

Office memos and correspondence (3 of 3) 1995

Box 46, Folder 8

Office memos re: affirmative action 1995

Box 46, Folder 9

Office memos and correspondence 1995-1996

Box 46, Folder 10

Office memos and correspondence 1997

Box 46, Folder 11

Memos from Eric Schnurer re: campaign strategy 1998

Box 46, Folder 12

Office memos and correspondence 1998-1999

Box 46, Folder 13

Office memos and correspondence 2000-2001

Box 46, Folder 14

Office memos and correspondence (1 of 2) 2002

Box 46, Folder 15

Office memos and correspondence (2 of 2) 2002

Box 46, Folder 16

Office memos and correspondence 2003

Box 57

Media reports on campaigns and collection 2012