John Campbell

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    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.

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    December 9, 2013

    Rep. John Campbell's Irvine Office Gets a Visit from Immigration Reform Fasters Today

    Those who are fasting to draw attention to the national immigration-reform debate are moving from their perch in front of the district office of Rep. Ed Royce (R-Brea) to the one of the fellow pictured at right, Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine). Today is the first day of the four-day, five-person "Fas ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Ed Royce, John Campbell End Summer Recess from Congress with Immigration-Reform Call

    While you're starting early on a long holiday weekend, some Orange County progressive types are rallying outside an event this morning featuring Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), then the office of Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) Saturday morning and then Royce's office that afternoon. Organizing for Actio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    John Campbell and Loretta Sanchez Confronted Over High Rents Paid to Campaign Contributors

    Lisa Guerrero, the centerfold-worthy "hardest-working sports reporter" per the Los Angeles Times who now does ambush reporting for the syndicated Inside Edition program, recently confronted representatives John Campbell (R-Irvine) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove).Each was asked to justify high o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Why Do OC Congressional Reps. John Campbell and Dana Rohrabacher Hate Women?

    At the end of the day, at least veteran Orange County congressmen John Campbell and Dana Rohrabacher can say they don't hate all women. That's because they voted for one of two federal Violence Against Women acts last week, although not the one covering all women that's awaiting an anxious President ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    John Boehner, House Speaker, to Give Irvine's Great Park Ballon a Run for the Orangey

    On April 4, the orangest thing in Irvine will not be the Orange County Great Park balloon.It will be a certain speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.[INSERT BOTH FILLED WITH HOT AIR JOKE HERE.]

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    October 23, 2012

    [NSFW] What Does Rep. John Campbell Have In Common With Porn Legend Ron Jeremy?

    Orange County Republican Congressman John Campbell likes to tout that he, like most conservatives, considers the strength of "the traditional American family" in all of his decision-making.But Campbell's office may have a slight problem called Lou Penrose.Penrose, the congressman's trusty district d ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Orange County Congressional Candidates Took Contributions of $2.3 Million In Recent Weeks

    All of Orange County's major congressional campaigns recently filed mandatory financial disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. and there are interesting nuggets of information about the candidates and the notable interests that support them.For example: Which OC ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    John Campbell, Irvine Congressman, Questions Wildlife Agency's Competence, Secrecy

    Irvine Republican Congressman John Campbell has locked paws with a Democrat to seek a House investigation into the federal government's wildlife damage control program.Campbell and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) are asking Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), as chairman of the House Oversight and Governm ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Did Rep. John Campbell Get Schooled by Irvine Republican Activist Allan Bartlett?

    ​In the aftermath of Monday night's news that John Campbell failed to win the endorsement of the local GOP Central Committee, allies of the veteran Orange County Republican congressman immediately launched efforts to find a positive public spin on the disaster. For example, Scott Baugh, boss of th ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Sukhee Kang to Run for Congress in 2012

    Sukhee Kang​Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang announced today he's running in 2012 for what will likely be three-term Republican John Campbell's newly redrawn congressional district seat.Kang, obviously un-chilled by City Council colleague, former mayor and fellow Democrat Beth Krom's handy loss to Campbel ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Rep. John Campbell, "Gun-Owning Animal Lover," Finds Himself in NRA Crosshairs

    ​Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) scored A- grades from the National Rifle Association heading into his successful 2008 and 2010 elections. (By comparison, Orange County's lone Democrat in Congress, Loretta Sanchez, received a D). But Campbell recently found himself in an unfamiliar spot: in the midd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and John Campbell Join Progressive Chorus for Afghanistan Pullout

    ​What do Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters have in common (besides being the dream cast for a white-black, Republican-Democratic S&M video)?All want U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.Pronto!

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    February 21, 2011

    OC Planned Parenthood Funding in Crisis

    ​On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that eliminates Title X, a program that gives low-income women access to family-planning services. Taking the biggest hit is Planned Parenthood--the nation's largest reproductive health services provider--which would lose a ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    [UPDATED] Rohrabacher, Calvert and Campbell Support Bad-Air Bills, NRDC Says

    ​UPDATED, JAN. 28, 11:04 A.M: Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), who authored House Resolution 97, backed by Rohrabacher, Calvert and Campbell, issued this response to claims the bill supports polluters over the health of citizens: "The NRDC's connection between greenhouse gasses and ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    John Campbell Weighs in on Totally Predictable BP Apology Scandal

    Flickr user tifotter / Creative Commons​A mild brouhaha broke out today when Texas congressman Joe Barton told BP CEO Tony Hayward that he was "ashamed" at the way the Obama administration had asked the notorious oil-spilling company to set aside $20 billion in a fund to help cover the damages cau ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Rep. John Campbell Targeted in House Ethics Probe

    ​The Newport Beach Republican who represents much of south Orange County is among a group of congressional lawmakers being scrutinized in a House of Representatives ethics investigation, according to Washington, D.C. newspaper the Hill. The probe apparently centers around financial regulation ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    OC's Five Least Reprehensible Elected Officials!

    Photo by John GilhooleyDevore: OC's second-least reprehensible GOPer?​I was having lunch over the weekend with a pal, a Republican who will never vote for an OC Reep due to their rank hypocrisy. I, as a lefty nut, shared with him my frustrations with the Democratic Party of Orange County, the grou ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Beth Krom, You Gotta Be Kidding!

    ​"I don't see it as a setback."--In the wake of Democrats losing Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts last week, Irvine Democrat Beth Krom--who is challenging Orange County Republican Congressman John Campbell--shared this laughable opinion with the Daily Pilot. Krom has a history of ut ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    John Campbell Tries To Honor UCI Volleyball But Gets Spiked

    ​Poor John Campbell (R-Real Housewives). He tried to do a nice thing for his constituents -- which we deserve, given that he refuses to earmark federal dollars for local projects -- but his gesture turned into a political football. Ok, a political volleyball.Fox News's Chad Pergram has written up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    The Other Side of the Health-Care Debate Strikes Back

    The other side of the health-care debate (think opposite of Fox News' town hall criers) has come out swinging of late.California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee just issued a statement with the provocative title, "California's Real Death Panels: Insurers Deny 21% of Claims." ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    John Campbell's Attempt at 'Negative Earmarking' Voted Down

    Say what you will about his e-mails and digestive issues, but you gotta hand it to Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport) for really, really hating federal earmarks. He doesn't request any federal project dollars for his district -- luckily, other members of the Orange County D.C. delegation do that for him ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    Congressman Campbell, The Excellent Blogger

    John CampbellIf you're able to stomach the bitchy bitching about Obama, Congressman John Cambpell's "laptop reports" to constituents are actually pretty good reads. Why? He has figured out what makes great bloggers great: gimmicks!This latest bend-over-backwards-to-be-clever narrative structure:Thre ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Krom Makes Congressional Bid for Campbell Seat Official

    Nine days after R. Scott Moxley, with an assist from, blogged that Irvine City Councilwoman Beth Krom was "putting the pieces together" to seek the 48th Congressional District seat occupied by Republican John Campbell, Krom made it official."On issues that matter to this district, t ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    John Campbell's Back, And We Unfortunately Know Why He Left

    You now know too much about this man.No one seemed to notice when John Campbell, the Republican U.S. Rep. for Irvine, Newport and coastal South County, stopped showing up to Congress last month. And by "no one," I mean the Weekly, the Times and the Register, none of which ever mentioned that Campbel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2009

    An Orange County with Two Democratic Congress Members?

    Make room, Loretta Sanchez? reported today that serious efforts are underway to elect not just Orange County's second Democrat to Congress but also its second female Democrat. Dan Chmielewski, who runs the influential progressive blog and has undeniable insider Democratic Party conn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    It's a Quick Read

    When I moved from a growing inland daily newspaper that was printing 70,000 copies to the shrinking Daily Pilot of Newport Beach/Costa Mesa that was printing 25,000 copies or whatever it was in 1989, the press on the other side of the wall from the newsroom quickly got up to  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Dems Bringing Sexy Back?

    *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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Mackerel Flats' Folks Leaning Toward Obama? Who Knew?

    Around 11 this morning, KPCC 89.3 FM's AirTalk show presented a call-in segment called "I Didn't Know My Neighbor Was Voting For (Fill In The Blank)!" Host Larry Mantle wanted to know whether anyone's neighbors put political signs on their front lawns that surprised the listener. First caller Garr ... More >>

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    February 6, 2008

    Firecrackers, Rats and Some GOP guy's Mansion

    On a cool evening in the heart of Little Saigon loud firecrackers periodically exploded as Vietnamese Americans celebrated the coming of Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and something that should comfort Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle: the launching of the Year of the Rat. Of course, I'm kidding. According t ... More >>

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    November 28, 2007

    You're only an Indian if the government says so

    Forget that the Juaneno Indians helped build Mission San Juan Capistrano, or that they had a very real and very different name (the Acjachemem) before the Spanish renamed them after the Mission, or that they've been around for 9,000 years. The federal government just ain't buyin' it. The blow came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Hanging with Henry Segerstom

    Pair of Jacks: To build the impressive Great Park that it has promised, Larry Agran’s Irvine political machine is desperate for new sources of revenue. Congressman John Campbell (R-Nothing Down; Drive Off The Lot) wants to block Agran, a Democrat, from partnering with the Juaneno Mission Indians, ... More >>

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    September 24, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Ass Slapping Fun!

    Worm Attack in Dana Point? TMZ reports that Orange County police are investigating former Los Angeles Laker/Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman for allegedly committing a “crime” inside the Hennessy's Tavern near PCH in Dana Point. The celebrity website says Rodman was accused of slapping a female custom ... More >>

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    October 23, 2006

    Red (County) Herring

    Tan Nguyen is an unfortunate, foolish, racist man who did and continues to do unfortunate, foolish, racist things. But who cares? Don't get me wrong, the issue deserves coverage, especially from OC's homegrown authority on all things Mexican. But Tan is drawing all eyes to him - journalists and blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Drilling Bit Players

    Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Gilchristification of OC

    Mondays student walkout shows the past aint dead. It isnt even passed

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    December 29, 2005
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    December 22, 2005
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    December 8, 2005
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    December 1, 2005


    Toots is older than Mick but smokes twice as much herb as Keith Richards.

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Campbell’s Dupe

    Congressional candidate’s supporters wage war against Minuteman founder Gilchrist

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2005

    Mea Culpa, We Fuck-Uppa

    There were two HUUUUGE mistakes in the virtual droolings below. First, in KEN CALVERT'S MOD SQUAD, we reported that OC Blog has always been behind state Senator John Campbell (R-Richy Richland) from the beginning of his quest for the 48th Congressional District seat. A close follower of Clockwork an ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Democratic Realpolitik

    In the race to replace Cox, Dems need to support Brewer

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    September 22, 2005
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    September 15, 2005
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    August 4, 2005
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    July 14, 2005

    Tax Man Tran

    Republican Van Tran talks tough on taxes, spends freely

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    July 29, 2004

    Pussies Galore!

    What local candidates dont want voters to know

  • Columns

    March 4, 2004

    The Times They Are A-Changin . . . Back!

    The GOP gets funky, by which of course we mean they smell

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    January 22, 2004
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