As part of his effort to expand his party's base, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is meeting with Hispanic community leaders in Santa Ana this morning. A press announcement for the 10:30 a.m. event calls the affair "a listening session" for Priebus, who is meeting with Hispani ... More >>
Orange County Republican Party boss Scott Baugh is apparently taking diversity in politics seriously after all. Baugh--often under fire from liberal critics for running a political party of cranky, rich, caucasian businessmen--has lured a Cuban/Irish American to be the keynote speaker at the group' ... More >>
The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California
If you ask me for my political affiliation, my Facebook page says I'm a Marxist of the Groucho variety. If you press me, I'll admit to being Left left-libertarian, whatever the fuck that means. In my book, that's a distrust of all government entities, a love of open borders, a belief in no drug laws ... More >>
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 >>
UPDATE DEC. 29, 7:30 P.M.: For those of you hoping Occupy activists at tonight's protest would have stormed the glass-encased offices of Scott Baugh, kicked in the doors and found Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on his knees fellating the Orange County GOP Chairman while dollar bills rained fr ... More >>
About 50 liberal Orange County activists protested a Republican event here tonight for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, but rallied at the wrong location.The error wasn't necessarily the activists' fault. The Walker event was scheduled for the private, Newport Beach offices of Orange County Republica ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 19, 7:17 A.M.: The Orange County Republican Party's Executive Committee earlier this month censured GOP Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport for sending out an email with a photo depicting President Barack Obama as being the child of chimpanzees.The 12-2 vote was not enough to s ... More >>
Anxious for next bananaThe chief defender of Marilyn Davenport, the Orange County Republican Party official tied to a racist email depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees, is urging the party's executive committee members to focus its attention not on Davenport but instead ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] How that racist Obama-family-chimpanzee email has driven the OC GOP apeshit
Robbing taxpayers with dubious PR workUpdated at 4:45 p.m.: Cunningham responded in the comments section to this post. There was no explanation for his hypocrisy for over-billing taxpayers or his shameless shilling for OC GOP boss Scott Baugh. All he had to say was that I'm not a real journalist. ... More >>
EXCLUSIVE! Super-secret plans are afoot to name Orange County's largest public-works project after the Great Communicator
Made it!It's often said that Southern California residents are apathetic in comparison to other areas of the nation, but for years you could drive by a building not far from the gates of John Wayne Airport and see a large group of adults on the sidewalk holding signs and hands, and praying.The ta ... More >>
In the most anticlimactic vote in Orange County politics since Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez whupped challenger Van Tran, Scott Baugh easily beat opponent Tim Whitacre to retain his position as head of the Republican Party of Orange County.Much hay was made in the media--including in your humble ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Are Republican insiders mad enough at Baugh to vote in an outsider to replace him?
Chairman BaughScott R. Baugh, chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, won't get another term in office without a fight.Longtime party activist Tim Whitacre has announced that he will challenge Baugh for the top slot at the county's most powerful political party.The news came this morning ... More >>
lallowayforirvine2010.comLalloway: Give me some Excedrin!There are many things a rookie Republican candidate doesn't want to happen two weeks before an election.Yes, one might be to get caught pants-less with a naked minor on a roof at daybreak.Another, though less dramatic, might be to get fired ... More >>
Scott BaughIn 2006, Daystar wanted to takeover Orange County's public broadcasting channel at KOCE in Huntington Beach. The Texas-based evangelical television network hired Platinum Advisors, a California lobbying outfit, to block legislative attempts to thwart the company's desire. I'll let Rick Re ... More >>
It was billed as a Tea Party rally but today's event in a Garden Grove public park was actually nothing more than a Republican Party pep rally for Van Tran, the Republican hoping to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez on Nov. 2.Don't believe it? Well, explain why Scott Baugh, the chai ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?
The county's GOP central committee is in hot water with the tea party movement
Hunt slams the RegisterBill Hunt, a conservative Republican candidate hoping to lead the Orange County Sheriff's Department, tonight blasted The Orange County Register for allegedly botching his response to a recent call from OC Republican boss Scott Baugh that all GOP candidates should reject en ... More >>
Chris Norby, in the frayAfter a not-so-harmonious Western Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend and amidst a downright ugly state assembly race in north county, Red County's Alan Bartlett reports that last night's OC GOP Central Committee contained a few moments of strife and hand ... More >>
Assemblyman Mike Duvall apparently heeded a powerful call for his resignation.Several media outlets are reporting that Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall (R-Yorba Linda) has resigned amid the scandal uncovered last night by OC Weekly and KCBS/KCAL about his inadvertent admissions of adultery with a ut ... More >>
State GOP chairman Ron Nehring: "Lease, don't buy..." The state GOP's "Victory Night Party" (hah!) was over before it started. Driving over to the Hyatt Regency Irvine to make the 8:30 p.m. start time, I was talking on my Bluetooth to my brother in San Francisco when he informed me John McCain was ... More >>
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Our favorite xenophobic Vietnamese hasn't yet renounced his Republican candidacy for the 47th Congressional District, even though GOP chair Scott Baugh has demanded his resignation and Nguyen blasted Baugh at yesterday's press conference. Yesterday, Nguyen also passed out his latest mailer to the pr ... More >>
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