Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world EXPO 2015, August 23-26, New Orleans
   
 

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Columns
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Interviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Join Tera Patrick

August 11, 2000 11:50pm
Sanchez To Move DNC Fund-Raiser
Source: AP
by: Erica Werner

(GARDEN GROVE, CA) -- In an 11th-hour decision aimed at healing an embarrassing party rift, Rep. Loretta Sanchez pulled a fund-raiser from the Playboy Mansion but offered no apologies to her fellow Democrats.

``Our decision is that we will be moving the Hispanic Unity USA Party,'' Sanchez told reporters after taking a deep breath Friday. ``We will be moving it to a different location. We will be having in on Tuesday night.''

Party leaders responded by immediately restoring the speaking slot at next week's Democratic National Convention that they had taken from Sanchez on Thursday when she refused to move the fund-raiser.

While she said Friday she regretted the ``discord and disagreement'' within the party, she gave no ground on her decision to schedule the event at the Playboy Mansion, famed for its scantily clad women. And she praised Playboy's Hugh Hefner and his daughter, Christie, for their efforts.

``This in no way reflects anything other than appreciation to the Hefners and to Playboy Enterprises,'' Sanchez told reporters outside her Garden Grove district office.

Democratic leaders feared that the event, though not sanctioned by the party, could undermine attempts to portray Gore and running mate Joseph Lieberman as pro-family, and could give Republicans an easy target in the fall campaigns.

The fund-raiser for Hispanic Unity's voter registration initiative will now be held at B.B. King's Blues Club in Universal City.

Gore said he supported the party's decision to distance itself from the event - and from Sanchez, a staunch supporter - despite his own acceptance of campaign money from Playboy, including a $1,000 donation Hefner made last year.

``It's apples and oranges,'' he said.

Party chairman Joe Andrew lauded Sanchez's decision to abandon the mansion as a ``courageous act,'' but not all Democrats agreed.

The president pro tem of the California Senate faxed a letter to Andrew saying he would protest by giving $25,000 he was raising for the Democratic National Committee to Hispanic Unity instead.

``This isn't the Democratic Party I grew up with. ... It smacks more of fascism than the Democratic Party,'' said Sen. John Burton, D-San Francisco. ``What are they going to do next, burn books?''

Andrew said freedom of speech was not the issue.

``We're not moralizing against Playboy. We're not moralizing against the Playboy Mansion. We're just saying it's an inappropriate place for a person with a title within the party to hold an event,'' he said.

Sanchez attained near-folk hero status in the Latino community and was embraced and elevated by the Democratic party after her surprise win over longtime Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a conservative Republican, in 1996.

DNC officials loudly proclaimed that the weight of Hispanic opinion was on their side in sanctioning her. They cited support from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and offered to provide interviews with Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who condemned Sanchez's position.

At her press conference Friday, Sanchez alluded to the Democrats' claims.

``In tough times there are people who stick by you and people who don't,'' she said, reeling off a list of Hispanic leaders she said supported her, including Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, and state Sen. Hilda Solis.

Sanchez's Republican opponent in November's election, Gloria Matta Tuchman, wasted no time in jumping on the issue.

``She has embarrassed her party and embarrassed the people of the 46th congressional district,'' said Tuchman, a schoolteacher and 1998 candidate for state superintendent of public instruction.

Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world


Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content

RavenBay01.3gp

See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

The Upward Trending Trannie

Elizabeth Bentley Hits Circuit

Tony Batman to Big Easy

Cleopatra Dead

Introducing Bitcoin Porn Sites

Candidate Sex Tape Scandal

Donald Trump Porn Parody

Savana Styles Available

MWA: 08/15/15

Sex with Donald Trump

MWA: 08/17/15

Ashley Sinclair Sex Tape

MWA: 08/12/15

Mercedes Carrera NightMoves Nom

Allie Haze in Columbus

Vivid NYC Nommed

Maryjean on Ink Master

ChargeSavvy at ED Show

Rock'N'SeXXXyu Radio This Thurs

NightMoves Calls for Sponsors

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit

MWA: 08/05/15

Mindbrowse with Royalle, St. James

Raven Bay on Jukeboxx

Tyga's Transexual Affair

OC Signs Darcie Dolce

Raven Bay on Sunset Billboard

Hof Runs for Senate

Poll: Caitlyn Jenner Do Porn

Brittany is Back

Raven Bay at Exxxotica

Driller Signs The Rub

Lex's Tattooed Vixens 2

Little Sassee Cassee in OK

More
Stories From

Law & Politics

Candidate Sex Tape Scandal

Donald Trump Porn Parody

Sex with Donald Trump

Hof Runs for Senate

Adult's Achilles Heel

AHF's Hidden Agenda

Pistol, Ross Talk Condoms

Modern Comstockery

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Pornstar Graduates Law School

AHF Against AB 999

CraigsErotica Letter to Senators

Amazon Crushes Small Business

Letter of Equality

ASACP Service Recognition Award

Suit Filed Challenging Measure B

ASACP Ready For Internext

Octomom Loses Civil Suit

ASACP at XBIZ 360

Crakmedia ASACP Corporate Sponsor

Mo Reese Statement

CAM4 Newest ASACP Sponsor

Mo Reese FSC Nom

Amber Lynn Seeks FSC Board

Suit Against Measure B

Law Puts Con in Condom

No on B: Here's Why

NO on B Campaign

NO on B Bus Tour

GFY: Vote No on B

Margold on Erection Election

Alex Chance in Documentary

Yahshua: No On B

No On 35 Rally

Why No On B

Measure B Threatens Freedom

Measure B Protest Video

No On B Raffle

Alia Janine: No On B

AHF Vilifies Porn

No on B Event

Alia Janine Against Measure B

Fight Measure B

Takedown Piracy Removes 10,000,000

Three Stooges Porn Controversy

Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough

Lords of Acid Censored

Nate Glass on CNBC

Law & Politics Section Index

     
Copyright © 1998 - 2015 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).