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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
*Update: They just announced Papi Pulido beat out Michelle Martinez for the SanTana mayoral seat. Not much cheering. Everyone's busy bumping and grinding.
*Update 2: A mean trick played by accident on congressional candidate Steve Young led him and his campaign team to believe, for a brief, exulta ... More >>
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 >>