Remember when Newport Beach's then-Assemblyman (and then-living) Gil Ferguson called his colleague on the Democratic side of the aisle Tom Hayden of Santa Monica a traitor? Good times ... Go ahead, ask Hayden about it when he makes an appearance behind the fabled Orange Curtain next week.
The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy
The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California
It's been eight years since Newport Beach Republican Congressman Christopher Cox last campaigned for office and, though his seat was never in jeopardy in the Republican-rich coastal Orange County district, he collected millions of dollars in contributions.Cox, long an opponent of pro-consumer financ ... More >>
Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on photos Laguna Hills council candidate Bill Hunt provided of his knocked-down campaign signs. See Update No. 1 on Hunt saying his signs have also been vandalized, that Bill Kogerman is trying to implicate his campaign in the destruction of other ... More >>
[Ask Exene] Is it better to take a side in a presidential election sooner rather than later?
[Moxley Confidential] The Brea resident prefers digging into another man's marriage rather than focusing on his California senate race
[Moxley Confidential] A Los Alamitos mayor and state assembly candidate doesn't want you to know who's financing his campaign
As the Republican candidate for the 46th Congressional District, Jerry Hayden is hoping to "retire" Rep. Loretta Sanchez from her 16-year long post. Hayden, who has no political experience, touts his credentials as a financial and investment strategist for over 20 years--but his campaign is ne ... More >>
Rohrabacher: Campaign contributions land in family bank accountCosta Mesa Congressman Dana Rohrabacher gave his wife more than 50 percent of the campaign contributions he raised mostly from corporate sources during July, August and September, according to recently filed records at the Federal Ele ... More >>
Dan Morain, one of the true jewels of mainstream journalism in California, has tied a key campaign adviser to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Congressman Ed Royce and state Assemblyman Jim Silva to a "shady" effort to smear Sen. Barbara Boxer in the 2010 election.Veteran political consultant Dave Gillia ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 11:05 A.M.: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat claiming to have been hornswoggled by campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. Feinstein first revealed her accounts had been totally cleaned out, but her spokesman later corrected that to say the amount of missing funds is c ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTom Petty's management sent a Teapublican Michele Bachmann's campaign a cease-and-desist letter, demanding she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. That was fast--she just launched her campaign yesterday!At any rate, this is just the latest i ... More >>
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
Dana: Fighting for his own free lunch and having fun!In the last 32 days of 2010, Dana Rohrabacher's congressional campaign committee raised $3,400 and his wife, Rhonda, took $5,387 from it for the family under the theory that she is her husband's campaign manager, according to the Federal Electi ... More >>
UPDATE: She'll apparently be back on the campaign trail tomorrow (see end of post) . . . The Carly for California campaign issued a statement Wednesday morning indicating cancer survivor Carly Fiorina was hospitalized due to an infection tied to her past reconstructive breast surgery.While Fiorin ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano wrote and provided video earlier in the week of Micky Mouth, the costumed write-in candidate for Anaheim City Council that Mayor Curt Pringle had tossed from a recent council meeting.Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle Gets Mickey Mouse Impersonator Booted from City Council MeetingMr. MM' ... More >>
Fred Karger: spinning himself to the White House?Deep inside the anti-gay Orange County GOP curtain, Fred Karger--a 60-year-old gay Laguna Beach resident, actor and longtime Republican political consultant--has formed an official presidential exploratory committee in hopes of toppling P ... More >>
The California campaign for Prop 19 this November is searching couch cushions for loose change, but that has not stopped chatter to get marijuana-legalization initiatives on more state ballots to drive Democrats to the polls in 2012.
[Moxley Confidential] Sal Tinajero says he has proof his opponent and former opponent were in cahoots
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen to be replaced by Orly Taitz? Anti-Obama crusader Orly Taitz may be finished with her lawsuit in the Orange County federal courthouse, but that doesn't mean we're done seeing her around here.In fact, Californians may get to know her even better in 2010- ... More >>
Irvine attorney Sandeep Baweja, the 39-year-old money man for that town's "progressive" political boss Larry Agran and a former official with Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign, agreed in court papers to plead guilty to two felony charges related to a scheme where he ripped off nearly all of the $ ... More >>
Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?
Surprised that GOP candidate was behind fake letter? Not me
Perhaps you've seen those commercials showing Phil Angelides walking backward--the same direction the Democrat nominee for governor wants to take the state, according to the folksy narrator. These, of course, are not to be confused with Angelides' response ads, which show someone who looks a lot lik ... More >>
Cast your mind back to one of the grimmer spectacles of the grim days of 2004: the Bush/Cheney reelection campaign. If you recall, it was impossible to tell the difference that year between the official functions of President Bush and the fearmongering and pandering of Candidate Bush. Every official ... More >>
We're re-posting this Oct. 10, 2005, post because: a) A reader wondered why the Weekly had never connected slime-ball GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to our smurfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). As the post shows, Clockwork had (and Moxley will mention it in Thursday's edition). 2) ... More >>
Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?
A Karl Rove timeline
Agran and Kucinich could be twins . . . very wee twins
Conservative James Lacy plays turncoat to sway elections
Mayor Pringle wasnt a racist then, and he aint Cesar Chavez now
Does Bill Simon really believe hes been exonerated by a Republican judge?
Druidry leads to Libertarian bitch-fight
Frank Caternicchio runs the conservatives political campaigninto the ground
Coming soon to a campaign near you
New bio fails to remake Nixons early years
FBI sting pops Santa Ana City Councilman Ted Moreno
How to feed your children on political contributions
How Bob Dornan turned political defeat into a financial windfall for his family
Inside the Fevered Imagination of O.C.'s Most Infamous Congressman