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May 29, 2012
Stratfor, a private U.S. intelligence company with high-power clients around the globe, disclosed that Sen. John McCain was aware of significant voter fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign. Despite having had evidence that the Democrats had allegedly stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Pennsylvania on election night, McCain chose not to pursue charges against the Obama campaign. In essence, he handed the presidency to his opponent without putting up a fight. McCain's behavior seems in stark contrast to his impressive record of heroism as a Naval aviator.
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By: Vince Lovato | October 12, 2005
Arizona Sen. John McCain announced his support of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's four reform propositions Monday. The senator, whom Schwarzenegger referred to as "The Great Reformer," was surrounded by about 30 Southern California supporters during a press conference at the Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center. "Our state needs reform in order to move it forward," Schwarzenegger said. "McCain is known for being the Great Reformer." Among the supporters at the press conference were Beverly Morrow, past president of the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women, and Marcia Tookey, Vice President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Republican Women.
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By Alicia Robinson | March 21, 2006
Arizona Sen. John McCain was unofficially on the stump Monday, where he got favorable reactions from some Newport Beach politicos. While he's not technically running for president yet, McCain is already being evaluated as a candidate. He had lunch Monday with about 150 members of the Costa Mesa-based New Majority before heading to Beverly Hills to help Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger raise campaign money. McCain's talking points ran the gamut ? the Iraq war, the low public-approval ratings of Congress, Medicare and Social Security, and how to approach illegal immigration, said Tom Tucker, a Newport Beach resident and founding chairman of the New Majority.
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By Alicia Robinson | June 13, 2007
For Orange County political players, Tuesday meant another day, another photo op and another 2008 presidential candidate looking for a financial boost. This time it was Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain, who appeared at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. McCain is the latest candidate to pass through with his hands out. Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani held Orange County events in March. On the Democratic side, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton was in Laguna Beach in March, and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama raised money at a breakfast Monday in Newport Coast.
NEWS
March 23, 2008
Christopher Cox for vice president? Our very own U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman from Newport Beach? He’s soared to the top of the list of many GOP leaders who are encouraging McCain to consider our former local congressman to fill out his ticket. McCain is scheduled to stop by for a fundraiser Tuesday at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive. It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that our local Republican leaders will put in a good word for Cox. We’re pretty sure this wasn’t started by Cox like his April Fool’s joke a few years back hailing an “indecency user fee” crafted carefully with Michael Jackson.
NEWS
By Chris Caesar | February 8, 2008
With presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stepping aside in an implicit endorsement of John McCain Thursday morning, local supporters were quick to follow the former Massachusetts governor’s call for unity. “It was the right time, and he [dropped out] in an elegant and graceful manner that will help unite Republicans,” Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh said. “I believe that Mitt Romney was the best man for the job, but, nevertheless, each of our Republican candidates are better than what the Democrats have to offer, which is higher taxes and retreat with respect to the war in Iraq.
NEWS
February 28, 2000
TAKING SOME SHOTS Whether it's the Super Bowl, World Series or even the Grammy Awards, you can bet super agent and Newport Beach resident Leigh Steinberg has one of the best seats in the house. This year was no exception, as he was invited to the Grammy's as a guest of Wells Fargo Bank. He sat with former game show host Pat Sajak and Jim Burroughs, one of the co-creators of the popular television comedy, "Cheers." Television critics panned the show, calling it dull and boring.
NEWS
September 8, 2007
Newporters had two chances to turn out their pockets Friday — first for Arizona Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign fund-raising breakfast, and then for former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s fund-raising dinner. Both events were in Newport Beach, both asked donors to give between $500 and $2,300, and both were closed to the media. McCain and Richardson — a Republican and Democrat, respectively — are the latest of presidential hopefuls to stop by to raise cash.
FEATURES
By JIM RIGHEIMER | February 16, 2008
The last two weeks were politically a little rough for me. Super Tuesday was almost two weeks ago, and I am still feeling the pain. I had been working to get former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney elected for more than two years, and trust me: When you lose, it leaves a mark. Looking back now, it is easy to see how it all played out. The conservative vote was split between Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had lost in Florida the week before, so he dropped out of the race.
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By B.W. Cook and By B.W. Cook | September 19, 2012
Cindy McCain , wife of Sen. and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), came into Newport Beach on Friday evening for a special dinner at the Ritz Restaurant in Fashion Island. Cindy McCain is a double Blue Star Mom, a member of an organization of mothers of children who have served in the military. The organization is a non-sectarian and nonprofit support group assisting members of the United States military. The purpose of her visit was to raise awareness for another organization, HonorVet, who "has created a sustainable and tactical approach to address the crippling issues facing our veterans today," according to an event flier.
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NEWS
May 29, 2012
Stratfor, a private U.S. intelligence company with high-power clients around the globe, disclosed that Sen. John McCain was aware of significant voter fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign. Despite having had evidence that the Democrats had allegedly stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Pennsylvania on election night, McCain chose not to pursue charges against the Obama campaign. In essence, he handed the presidency to his opponent without putting up a fight. McCain's behavior seems in stark contrast to his impressive record of heroism as a Naval aviator.
NEWS
October 15, 2008
GOP presidential hopeful John McCain recently proposed that the federal government spend part of the Wall Street rescue funds to buy failing mortgages from homeowners and mortgage providers and replace them with government-backed fixed-rate mortgages. What do you think of the plan?   McCain applies the label “American Homeownership Resurgence Plan” to his proposal to spend the $840-billion wealth redistribution bill to buy every defaulted mortgage in America and rewrite them.
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By Alan Blank | September 4, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain had to share the national spotlight with a group of Republicans in Costa Mesa on Thursday night as he delivered a speech to accept his party’s nomination. A gathering of party faithful at Gary Monahan’s downtown bar, Skosh Monahan’s, got together to watch the speech and ended up on CNN’s national broadcast for a couple of seconds. The producers of the broadcast cut to a camera sitting in front of the small back room in the restaurant where 50 people spent the evening vociferously cheering for McCain, only to catch the crowd during a rare moment of complete calm.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford and Alan Blank | September 3, 2008
John McCain’s choice in Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin for vice president has swept the nation, including Democratic nominee for California’s 48th District Steve Young. When he left abuzz following the Democratic National Convention, Young weighed in on McCain’s pick, citing her lack of experience to take on the role as commander-in-chief if something should happen to John McCain in office. “What if McCain should be disabled or die shortly after his election?
NEWS
July 8, 2008
In a further effort to court voters in Orange County, John McCain’s campaign is having a grand opening of its Newport Beach Volunteer Victory Headquarters at 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served and those who wish to attend are encouraged to make reservations at contact@ocgop.org . While presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama will visit Newport to fundraise Sunday, McCain himself will not attend the grand opening of the Republican headquarters.
NEWS
By Jacquelyn Rumfola | June 24, 2008
Arizona Sen. John McCain raked in $1 million for his presidential campaign Tuesday after holding an expensive and exclusive private fundraiser at a Newport Beach couple’s home, according to one of his biggest local boosters, Assemblyman Van Tran. The ticket for admission to the dinner in the gated community home of George and Julia Argyros was $25,000. This wasn’t the typical rubber-chicken dinner. Guests arrived in formal attire and dined on filet mignon. About 60 community leaders and notable Republican Party activists were at the event, including former California Secretary of State Bill Jones and Thomas McKernan, the chief executive of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
NEWS
June 24, 2008
Presidential hopeful John McCain is expected to make a fundraising pit stop in Newport Beach tonight at a gala event hosted by real estate investment magnate George Argyros and his wife, Julia. Campaign officials confirmed Monday that McCain was expected to make an appearance at a 6 p.m. photo reception and dinner event at an undisclosed location in Newport Beach. The cost of admission at the private event is listed as $25,000 per couple on McCain’s campaign website.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 26, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain raised about $800,000 at a luncheon Tuesday afternoon at the Island Hotel, Assemblyman Van Tran said. The Arizona senator, who is expected to be the Republican candidate this fall, spoke to a group of high-ranking Orange County Republicans at the hotel across the street from Fashion Island. The event was closed to the media. “I have seen supporters from Mitt Romney, [Mike] Huckabee, [Fred] Thompson, all in attendance, maxing out for the senator,” said Tran, one of the area’s biggest McCain boosters.
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