John B.T. Campbell

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Rep. John Campbell Has a Special Delivery Inspired by UC Santa Barbara Shooting Coming

    Postcards will be hand delivered Tuesday to Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) that are signed by people who, inspired by the now-famous father of one of the students murdered by the Isla Vista shooter, have had with gun violence.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Will California's Next Governor Come from OC?

    Gene Maddus at our sister paper LA Weekly had this funny headline over a blog post Thursday: "Republicans Abel Maldonado and Tim Donnelly in Fierce Contest for Right to Lose to Jerry Brown." It's not a bad call considering the Field Poll that just came out that shows the governor with the support of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Immigration Reform Protest Hits Irvine x 2

    The City of Irvine, which likes to boast about being a melting pot, is perhaps a fitting location for an immigration reform rally. Actually, it does not matter if it is fitting or not because it is getting two such protests Saturday morning, although it's more likely two heads of the same monster.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    John Campbell's Quitting Congress Prompts Replacement Speculation

    When Orange County Congressman John Campbell announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election, the Irvine Republican's move immediately led to speculation about who wants the job: State Senator Mimi Walters? Irvine Councilman Jeff Lalloway? Ex-Congressman Christopher Cox? Ex-State Senator Dick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2013

    In Which A Teacher Writes Back to His Congressman, Gently Correcting His Writing and Thinking Errors

    I am this Sunday morning postponing my terrific and much-anticipated (by me, at least!) reviews of a first novel by OC's own Peggy Hesketh, the new short story collection by Gary Amdahl of Redlands, and Gold Line-chapbook award winner Alisa Slaughter's short stories to offer--completely unsolicited- ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    'We Will Live to Fight Again'

    Election Day dispatches from around the county

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    5 Sets of 2012 Orange County Election Losers

    Anyone else hope someone switches the seating cards at the next Orange County Mayors Breakfast so that Tri sits next to Tita? Tri Ta became Westminster's first Vietnamese-American mayor and, he claims, the first in the country to win a mayoral seat via the voters rather than appointment. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    What We Learned, Feb. 18-24

    ​It's the week of newsitude with a dabbling of learning from it.FEB. 18: A boozehound is busted at California Adventure after taking swings at Disney Resort employees near the Tower of Terror. The guest is then sprinkled with pixie dust, a.k.a. mace. As video from the encounter goes viral, The Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Irvine 11 Plead Not Guilty to Misdemeanors; No Ruling on Defense Motion to Remove OCDA

    ​Dressed in formal suits, button-up shirts and neat ties, the young men dubbed the "Irvine 11" appeared in court today, pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges of both interrupting and conspiring to interrupt a lecture held last year on the UC Irvine campus, in which Israeli Ambassador to the U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2011

    Rep. John Campbell: USA Close To 'Collapse'

    Campbell pulling a Nostradamus​Despite $38 billion in federal budget cuts last night, Orange County Congressman John Campbell told Fox News on Saturday morning that the United States soon faces a financial doomsday."Really big changes are needed" to future federal government spending habits o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Moxley Watches The OC Republicans

    Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. ​1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    New York Times Gets Orange County Laughably, Stupidly Wrong

    Never forget what's in our DNA...​As someone who collects any and all articles, dissertations, and books on Orange County history, this past Sunday's Page One New York Times story on how our fair land "is no longer Nixon country" was the literary equivalent of Rick Bayless talking about Mexican cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Liberals To Target GOP's Irvine Congressional Seat

    Libs target longshotBeth Krom finally has a reason to smile.​Politico is reporting this afternoon that Krom, the Irvine Democrat who is challenging incumbent Congressman John Campbell in November's general election, has won the promised support of a liberal group tied to former presidential c ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Henry Nicholas' Divorce Is More Secret Than Yours

    [Moxley Confidential] That's what the billionaire's lawyers are still arguing, three years after the split became final

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    John Campbell Explains His Car Industry Conflict-Of-Interest Flip Flop

    ​Kudos to D.C. newspaper the Hill for asking U.S. Representative John Campbell the question that's been in the back of our minds ever since we read that the Office of Congressional Ethics was investigating him: Didn't Campbell, a former car salesman and auto executive, do a 180 on own conflict-of- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Obamascare Freakout 2010: Racism! Homophobia! Presidential Death Threats!

    ​Various ugly things were yelled at reporters and Democratic lawmakers outside and inside the halls of power in Washington, D.C., as the monumental health-care overhaul was heading for a vote Sunday. Some gems follow . . .

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Quote of the Day: Beth Krom Yucking it Up with UCI Students

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyBeth Krom: Not as beige as the walls.​"I need the executive summary!"-- Irvine city council member and congressional candidate Beth Krom, speaking with a group of about 11 UC Irvine students concerned about provisions in the pending health-care reform bill. It was perh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Rep. John Campbell to Get Christmas Visit From the Ghost of Pharmaceutical Plunder Present

    Rep. John Campbell to host carolers.​Like Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) is about to host some seasonal visitors.Singing traditional Christmas carols set to new lyrics, members of UC Irvine's chapter of Universities Allied for E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Irvine Cops Angry at Agran Machine Scheming Plan Protest Today

    Agran: Screwing Irvine Cops?​It's always fascinated me that Irvine's Larry Agran, Orange County's most liberal (and wily) politician, has enjoyed solid political support from two groups: corporate executives and cops--especially considering most folks in those two categories sit on the other end o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    John Campbell Gets Caught Using a Twitter Ghostwriter

    We usually glaze over any posts on Irvine councilwoman Beth Krom written by The Liberal OC, because the woman can do no wrong in their eyes. But that didn't stop editor Chris Prevatt from helping to out Representative John Campbell's Twitter writer: the king of Orange County sock-puppetry, Matt "Jub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    John Campbell Targeted By Withering Democrat Copy-Pasting

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a press release yesterday pointing out that South County U.S. representative John Campbell, by opposing the federal stimulus bill, opposed funding for local transportation projects:Representative Campbell Votes Against Major Road Improvements ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Jilted John Campbell Bellyaches About Obama

    We know that Representative John Campbell has digestion problems. We know that because he told us about them. We also know that Campbell swooned on national television for Barack Obama. We know that because Stephen Colbert pointed it out.In his latest e-mail blast to supporters, though, we find out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Women Beater Aids Steve Young's Campaign?

    Relax. It's not what it seems. New campaign-finance disclosure reports filed today in Washington, D.C., show that Irvine attorney Steve Young, a Democrat, has collected an impressive amount of contributions in his uphill bid to unseat Representative John Campbell. Included in the $64,555 Young ( ... More >>

  • Features

    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Why Did the Mayor Quote Mein Kampf at South Coast Plaza?

    Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker is back!

    Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Prop 90: Enriching the Rich, Making Us Their Bitch

    Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine Company) has signed on to support Proposition 90, the Taxpayer Trap Initiative (or Save our Homes, if you're gullible). This is no surprise; back in September 2005, Prop 90's main backers poured $120,000 into Campbell for Congress, the campaign committee formed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2006

    Confused Voters, Stupid Congressmen

    How far do you have to go in trying to stomp on the huddled masses yearning to breathe free before even Congressman James Sensenbrenner, the man whose draconian immigration bill sparked all those protests, calls bullshit? As far as trying to gut part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. And unfortunately, ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 13, 2006

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