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October 22, 2002
Paul Clinton Now running as the incumbent, two years after first winning his seat, John Campbell is approaching this year's Assembly race with a different mind-set. "I started as being an unknown businessman," Campbell said. "I now have a track record; and I have some name recognition." Campbell is running for reelection in the 70th Assembly District, which was redrawn in 2001 and now does not include Costa Mesa. Campbell's opponents Nov. 5 are Democrat John Kane and Libertarian Paul Studier.
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By Bradley Zint | July 2, 2013
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the 45th Congressional District seat retiring U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) will vacate next year. Walters, a Republican, currently represents the 37th District in the California Senate. The district includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and portions of Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. "John Campbell has served the people of Orange County, California and the United States with distinction and with a commitment to a firm set of principles," Walters said in a prepared statement.
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By Bradley Zint | December 4, 2013
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress. The county declared bankruptcy in December of that year. The former county treasurer-tax collector said he will seek the 45th Congressional District seat being vacated next year by U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine), who plans to retire.
NEWS
May 31, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT-MESA -- Barely six months into his first term, Assemblyman John Campbell (R-Irvine) is in line for an influential committee post. Campbell, whose district includes Newport-Mesa, will replace George Runner (R-Lancaster) as vice chair on the Assembly's budget committee. Campbell, a certified public accountant, will replace Runner after this year's session ends in September. "I am honored to be chosen for that position considering I've only been on the job for six months," Campbell said.
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November 3, 1999
S.J. Cahn COSTA MESA -- John Campbell, Republican candidate for the 70th Assembly District, has received one of the county's more conscientious endorsements: County Treasurer John Moorlach. Moorlach -- famous for predicting the county's budget troubles before it went bankrupt -- said he was cautious about making the endorsement because he didn't know Campbell prior to the start of the Irvine resident's campaign. "I feel real comfortable with John," Moorlach said, adding that he had met with Campbell several times.
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By Joseph Serna | February 21, 2012
Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) failed to get the endorsement of the Orange County GOP this week when a tea party faction refused to vote for him because he supported federal stimulus spending during the recession. "For many people, it was a protest vote," said O.C. GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, who supports Campbell. "It wasn't a vote against John Campbell. It was a vote against TARP. " Campbell supported the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2008. "John has a track record of voting what he believes is right, even if it causes him some political damage," Baugh said.
NEWS
January 27, 2001
John Campbell pretty much came out of nowhere. He was a mere political neophyte with no deep party ties to speak of when he announced he was running to replace termed out Republican Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer. At the time he made his announcement, we watched and waited, positive a bigger fish would emerge and snatch that coveted prize away from the Irvine car dealer. But that never happened. And Campbell, the political unknown, sailed to victory, first in the March primary and then in the November general election, to take a seat in the state Assembly.
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By: | September 29, 2005
The Orange County Republican Party on Wednesday censured 48th District Congressional candidate Marilyn Brewer for making several false claims about GOP opponent John Campbell, including that he day-traded energy stocks during the state's energy crisis, said Orange County GOP chairman Scott Baugh. He said the party's ethics committee also found that Brewer violated ethics rules with campaign mailers about Campbell's position on stem cell research and his record on illegal immigration and a mailer that mentions the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Assn.
NEWS
February 16, 2001
Paul Clinton Hoping to curb future taxes on access to the Internet, Assemblyman John Campbell (R-Irvine) introduced a bill Thursday that would extend an existing ban on levies. Campbell's bill, known as AB228, would extend the 1998 California Internet Tax Freedom Act, a moratorium on access taxes set to expire at the end of the year. Campbell's bill seeks to add another three years to the moratorium. "We must avoid the temptation to regulate, tax, restrict and bureaucratize this dynamic sector," Campbell said in a statement.
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By Bradley Zint | December 4, 2013
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress. The county declared bankruptcy in December of that year. The former county treasurer-tax collector said he will seek the 45th Congressional District seat being vacated next year by U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine), who plans to retire.
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By Bradley Zint | July 2, 2013
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the 45th Congressional District seat retiring U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) will vacate next year. Walters, a Republican, currently represents the 37th District in the California Senate. The district includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and portions of Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. "John Campbell has served the people of Orange County, California and the United States with distinction and with a commitment to a firm set of principles," Walters said in a prepared statement.
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By Joseph Serna | February 21, 2012
Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) failed to get the endorsement of the Orange County GOP this week when a tea party faction refused to vote for him because he supported federal stimulus spending during the recession. "For many people, it was a protest vote," said O.C. GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, who supports Campbell. "It wasn't a vote against John Campbell. It was a vote against TARP. " Campbell supported the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2008. "John has a track record of voting what he believes is right, even if it causes him some political damage," Baugh said.
NEWS
April 2, 2011
As was discussed in this column on March 20, the immigration system in our country is not hard to repair, but the problem is that neither many Republicans nor Democrats actually want to do so. Why is that? Because many powerful Republicans want the continuing source of cheap labor, and many powerful Democrats want people to continue to come here illegally with the expectation that eventually they will vote for Democrats. Of course this dysfunctional system has caused such frustration that states like Utah and Arizona have been forced to take measures into their own hands — and who can really blame them?
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | September 1, 2010
A government ethics panel has pushed for a deeper look into the timing of a fundraiser by Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and his vote on the recent financial regulation overhaul, his office confirmed Wednesday. The Office of Congressional Ethics referred the matter to the House Ethics Committee, a larger body that can suggest probing deeper into a possible violation and has the power to reprimand members of Congress if necessary. The committee is equally represented by Democrats and Republicans.
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By Brianna Bailey and Mona Shadia | February 3, 2010
U.S. Rep. John Campbell has raised $630,375 for his November reelection bid compared to Democratic challenger Beth Krom, who raised $299,026 by the end of 2009, according to newly released campaign disclosure statements. Campbell’s donors include big names in finance like the brokerage house Charles Schwab, which has given the Congressman $9,355, and the Commercial Mortgage Securities Assn. and Credit Suisse Securities PAC, which pitched in $4,000 a piece. Campbell also has dumped $315,000 of his own money into the race this election cycle, according to campaign disclosure statements.
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By Brianna Bailey | November 12, 2009
A man driving a Lexus convertible waved a sign that read “Don’t tax me, bro” as protesters calling for health-care reform marched to Rep. John Campbell’s office in Newport Center on Thursday. A group of about 60 protesters gathered at the congressman’s district office in support of a Democrat-backed health-care-reform plan working its way through Congress. On Saturday, Campbell (R-Newport Beach) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) voted against the House of Representatives version of the health-care bill that would bring sweeping reforms to the U.S. health-care system.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 5, 2009
U.S. Rep. John Campbell will be out of commission for about a month after undergoing surgery Thursday morning to remove part of his colon. “In car terms (I am ever the car guy after all), my muffler is bad and I’m going to be straight-piped,” Campbell disclosed in a blog entry on his website Thursday. The congressman worked in the automotive industry before beginning his political career as a state assemblyman in 2000. Campbell, who serves on the House Budget Committee and chairs the Budget and Spending Task Force of the Republican Study Committee, will not attend governmental hearings or vote while recovering from surgery, according to his website.
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