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November 6, 2008
The Newport Beach-based Lincoln Club of Orange County, one of the most prominent conservative political action committees in the state, is threatening to cut funding for some Republican politicians if the leadership in Washington is not changed immediately. The Lincoln Club gives about $1 million in funding to conservative politicians and causes every two years, and individual members chip in up to $3 million more. According to the group’s leadership, Tuesday’s election was a sign that the nation continues to be fed up with the Republican Party’s direction, and in order to address these concerns big changes need to be made soon in Congress.
NEWS
May 30, 2007
Two Newport Beach residents were honored by the Orange County Boy Scouts as role models who demonstrate the tenets of scouting. Newport Beach Mayor Steve Rosansky and retired real estate developer Jeff Elghanayan were named men of character at an event last week at the Disneyland Hotel. Elghanayan has donated money to the Children's Hospital of Orange County Foundation, served on the several of the hospital's various boards, and helped the hospital develop a mobile medical clinic that visits Orange County schools.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | March 6, 2006
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger swings through Orange County this week, he'll be eating, drinking, and explaining his campaign strategy to a potentially fertile field of donors. Today, Schwarzenegger's having lunch with the New Majority in Newport Beach, and Wednesday evening it's cocktails in Costa Mesa with the Orange County chapter of the Lincoln Club. Some Republicans have ripped the governor for allowing a bloated budget, appointing a Democrat as chief of staff and otherwise alienating some party voters, but he likely won't face many harsh accusations from the lunch and cocktail crowds.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | June 9, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH -- It would have been tough to throw a football Thursday at the Radisson Newport Beach without hitting a professional athlete. Four-time Super Bowl winner Lynn Swann brought together a roomful of USC alumni, GOP activists, and some of his sporting friends at a fundraiser for his Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign. Swann, a Republican, is hoping to defeat Gov. Edward G. Rendell, a Democrat, in November. "You could almost field an offense here on the football field, a swimming team, and a solid tennis team from who's here today," Lincoln Club President Richard Wagner said of his athletic guests.
NEWS
April 24, 2004
TRANSITION TEAM Members of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh's transition team include: Jo Ellen Allen, vice chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and public affairs director for Southern California Edison Caroline Beeson, active in several charitable and political organizations Kellie Bieber, co-owner of Bieber Communications in Santa Ana, former aide to Orange County Supervisor Chuck...
NEWS
January 17, 2004
County Republican club takes a rare stance The Lincoln Club of Orange County made a rare move Friday, voting to endorse Rep. Dana Rohrabacher over former Congressman Bob Dornan, who is challenging the incumbent in the March 2 primary. An official with the Lincoln Club said a primary endorsement is unusual and has only been given a handful of times in the club's 42-year history. Dornan, a fiery right-wing radio talk show host, surprised local Republicans last month when he filed papers to run against Rohrabacher, who has held a seat in Congress since 1988.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | August 29, 2007
Orange County Employees Assn. head Nick Berardino proposed a bipartisan effort Tuesday to recall county Treasurer Chriss Street, who is under investigation by county and federal officials for alleged improprieties. Berardino asked the county Democratic, Republican and Libertarian parties as well, as elected officials and political fundraising groups to form a recall committee, but so far it’s not clear who will agree to participate. “Our effort will only be successful if we have a nonpartisan approach,” said Berardino, who as a union leader has sometimes been at odds with Republican elected officials.
NEWS
April 24, 2003
Paul Clinton Orange County Republican elites were given a preview of the 2004 Senate race against Barbara Boxer this month when Rep. George Radanovich (R-Fresno), an announced candidate, stopped by for a luncheon hosted by Buck Johns. Johns, a GOP fund-raiser, hosted the event at the Newport Beach offices of the Inland Group, his energy company. Radanovich, who spoke to the crowd of fewer than 50 as they munched on sandwiches and sipped sodas, has joined a handful of other potential and announced candidates who could bid to unseat Boxer.
NEWS
July 13, 2003
NEWPORT BEACH Nichols' comments focus of council meeting Councilman Dick Nichols and comments he's made about Mexicans again dominated the week's headlinescomments continued to play out in the public eye. The controversy came to a head at Tuesday night's council meeting, when nearly 50 people spoke at the City Council meeting. Their comments ran the gamut from passionately pro-Nichols to emphatically anti-Nichols. The complexity of the discussion was reflected by the two speakers identifying themselves as Mexicans who gave Nichols their support and a white man who identified himself as a conservative Republican who denounced Nichols for his comment.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | July 22, 2008
The dimly lit Five Crowns dining room in Corona del Mar with its low ceilings and brick fireplace became a shrine dedicated to old-fashioned conservative nostalgia as Barry Goldwater Jr. paid homage to his late father, who championed a conservative philosophy that his son rarely sees in today’s political discourse. The former senator from Arizona and unsuccessful presidential candidate stood for a conservatism marked by less government involvement, lower taxes, and fewer rules and regulations, his son reminisced at a Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club breakfast Tuesday, ideals the present Republican leadership has all but abandoned, he said.
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November 6, 2008
The Newport Beach-based Lincoln Club of Orange County, one of the most prominent conservative political action committees in the state, is threatening to cut funding for some Republican politicians if the leadership in Washington is not changed immediately. The Lincoln Club gives about $1 million in funding to conservative politicians and causes every two years, and individual members chip in up to $3 million more. According to the group’s leadership, Tuesday’s election was a sign that the nation continues to be fed up with the Republican Party’s direction, and in order to address these concerns big changes need to be made soon in Congress.
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By Alan Blank | July 22, 2008
The dimly lit Five Crowns dining room in Corona del Mar with its low ceilings and brick fireplace became a shrine dedicated to old-fashioned conservative nostalgia as Barry Goldwater Jr. paid homage to his late father, who championed a conservative philosophy that his son rarely sees in today’s political discourse. The former senator from Arizona and unsuccessful presidential candidate stood for a conservatism marked by less government involvement, lower taxes, and fewer rules and regulations, his son reminisced at a Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club breakfast Tuesday, ideals the present Republican leadership has all but abandoned, he said.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | August 29, 2007
Orange County Employees Assn. head Nick Berardino proposed a bipartisan effort Tuesday to recall county Treasurer Chriss Street, who is under investigation by county and federal officials for alleged improprieties. Berardino asked the county Democratic, Republican and Libertarian parties as well, as elected officials and political fundraising groups to form a recall committee, but so far it’s not clear who will agree to participate. “Our effort will only be successful if we have a nonpartisan approach,” said Berardino, who as a union leader has sometimes been at odds with Republican elected officials.
NEWS
May 30, 2007
Two Newport Beach residents were honored by the Orange County Boy Scouts as role models who demonstrate the tenets of scouting. Newport Beach Mayor Steve Rosansky and retired real estate developer Jeff Elghanayan were named men of character at an event last week at the Disneyland Hotel. Elghanayan has donated money to the Children's Hospital of Orange County Foundation, served on the several of the hospital's various boards, and helped the hospital develop a mobile medical clinic that visits Orange County schools.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | May 5, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson told a crowd of Republicans on Friday night many things they liked — taxes are too high, America is up to the challenges of globalization, and national security is of paramount importance — but not the one thing some of them hoped to hear: that he's running for president. Thompson's speech at the Orange County Lincoln Club's annual dinner at the Balboa Bay Club was anticipated, at least until earlier this week, as a possible venue for him to officially announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination in 2008.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | June 9, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH -- It would have been tough to throw a football Thursday at the Radisson Newport Beach without hitting a professional athlete. Four-time Super Bowl winner Lynn Swann brought together a roomful of USC alumni, GOP activists, and some of his sporting friends at a fundraiser for his Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign. Swann, a Republican, is hoping to defeat Gov. Edward G. Rendell, a Democrat, in November. "You could almost field an offense here on the football field, a swimming team, and a solid tennis team from who's here today," Lincoln Club President Richard Wagner said of his athletic guests.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | March 6, 2006
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger swings through Orange County this week, he'll be eating, drinking, and explaining his campaign strategy to a potentially fertile field of donors. Today, Schwarzenegger's having lunch with the New Majority in Newport Beach, and Wednesday evening it's cocktails in Costa Mesa with the Orange County chapter of the Lincoln Club. Some Republicans have ripped the governor for allowing a bloated budget, appointing a Democrat as chief of staff and otherwise alienating some party voters, but he likely won't face many harsh accusations from the lunch and cocktail crowds.
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | September 21, 2005
For local GOP insiders, the special election to fill the 48th Congressional District seat might as well be over -- they've already moved on. For a few weeks now, they've been talking about who's going to run to replace Republican state Sen. John Campbell. No matter that he still has to either sweep the Oct. 4 primary with more than 50% of the votes or beat the four candidates from other parties who would proceed to a general election in December. The primary ballot will list 17 candidates, 10 are Republican.
NEWS
April 24, 2004
TRANSITION TEAM Members of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh's transition team include: Jo Ellen Allen, vice chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and public affairs director for Southern California Edison Caroline Beeson, active in several charitable and political organizations Kellie Bieber, co-owner of Bieber Communications in Santa Ana, former aide to Orange County Supervisor Chuck...
NEWS
January 17, 2004
County Republican club takes a rare stance The Lincoln Club of Orange County made a rare move Friday, voting to endorse Rep. Dana Rohrabacher over former Congressman Bob Dornan, who is challenging the incumbent in the March 2 primary. An official with the Lincoln Club said a primary endorsement is unusual and has only been given a handful of times in the club's 42-year history. Dornan, a fiery right-wing radio talk show host, surprised local Republicans last month when he filed papers to run against Rohrabacher, who has held a seat in Congress since 1988.
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