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January 23, 2008
After months of keeping his views to himself, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher announced he would endorse GOP hopeful Mitt Romney for president, citing the former Massachusetts governor as the candidate he trusts to fix the nation’s “illegal immigration crisis.” “Romney is going to be someone who tries to get control of the illegal immigration across our borders,” he said, adding, “We’re coming into a lot of economic troubles Romney has some private sector experience, especially in building economies and corporate jobs.
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By Mike Reicher | May 30, 2012
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to attend an evening fundraiser in Newport Beach on Friday. Organized by a Romney fundraising committee, the private cocktail reception at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort is expected to draw high-profile GOP donors. Individual tickets to the reception are $1,000, down from the original $2,500. Organizers said Wednesday that they were able to secure more space at the resort and discounted tickets to attract more donors.
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August 16, 2012
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dropping by Orange County for another fundraiser next month, according to published reports. Romney will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sept. 17 for the evening event, where tickets range from $1,000 to $50,000, depending on how much access guests want to the White House hopeful and the reception, according to the Orange County Register. It's Romney's fourth stop in Orange County this year and comes two weeks after the Republican National Convention.
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By Britney Barnes | September 17, 2012
While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke at a private fundraiser Monday evening in Costa Mesa, a small group of mostly Planned Parenthood supporters protested outside. The former Massachusetts governor's appearance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall was his fourth Orange County stop since March. Tickets to the event started at $1,000 and reached $50,000. Among the attendees were Costa Mesa councilmen Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger. Romney, who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday morning, is on a Southland tour.
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From KTLA-5 | June 4, 2012
Editor's note: The Daily Pilot was not granted access to Mitt Romney's visit to the Balboa Bay Club & Resort on Friday night and instead covered the protests outside. This story from pool reports was made available later. * A confident-sounding Mitt Romney in Newport Beach mocked his rival's campaign Friday, hours after the release of disappointing jobs numbers put Democrats on the defensive. At his private fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort — where four tickets fetched as much as $25,000 — Romney joked about a visit former President George W. Bush made to the White House a day earlier for the unveiling of his official portrait.
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September 7, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry will visit Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar for a GOP rally Thursday morning before hustling off to a private fundraiser. The Texas governor and presumed GOP front-runner is scheduled to be at Roger's Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with more than 1,000 Republican volunteers. To guarantee a parking spot, each vehicle must have at least three passengers, according to the Republican Party of Orange County's website.
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By Chris Caesar | February 7, 2008
With Mitt Romney stepping aside in an implicit endorsement of John McCain this morning, local supporters were quick to follow suit, acknowledging the common threat of a Democratic White House while heeding the former governor’s call for party unity in the 2008 elections. “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.
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By Jill Cowan | September 21, 2012
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and tore into President Obama on Thursday night at a California Republican Party fundraiser. The reception at the private Pacific Club in Newport Beach aimed to promote Orange County Republicans up for election in various races. "I think Gov. Romney did us a real favor by pointing out that 47% of people don't pay income taxes," Giuliani told the gathering of about 40, referencing Romney's recent publicity dust-up.
NEWS
February 14, 2008
When Mitt Romney dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination it essentially cleared the way for John McCain to win. Some have speculated Mike Huckabee stayed in to bolster his chances of getting a shot on the ticket with McCain. Newt Gingrich has said he would accept the vice-presidential nomination if McCain offers it. Other suggestions include Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who extended a crucial endorsement of McCain before the Sunshine State’s primary, and even Romney.
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By Joseph Serna | May 31, 2012
Local political activists are planning to meet Mitt Romney's visit to Newport Beach on Friday with a mocking wink and nudge when they dress up as faux-billionaires to protest the wealthy's influence in Washington politics. Led by 29-year-old entrepreneur and event organizer Christian Larsen, the "Billionaires for Romney" group will protest the Republican presidential candidate's fundraising visit to the Balboa Bay Club and Resort at 5:30 p.m. across the street. "We want to draw attention to the dangers of unchecked Wall Street power to the 99%," Larsen wrote in a news release, "and Romney, with his plans to cut capital gains tax and privatize Social Security, is a perfect target.
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By Anh Do | October 8, 2013
The men had just finished their thick steaks and were starting to smoke cigars while artichoke hearts warmed on the grill. A plate of mooncakes awaited them nearby. On a sunny afternoon in the backyard of his home in the hills of Orange, Van Tran plots his political comeback. Once California's highest-ranking Vietnamese American politician, riding a wave of activism in the immigrant community where he came of age, Tran was bounced to the sidelines in 2010 when a veteran congresswoman,  Loretta Sanchez  (D-Santa Ana)
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October 31, 2012
Re. " Cassity: Some reasons to vote for Obama (not really)," (Oct. 26): The latest in a series of farcical columns by Chuck Cassity is nothing short of a free political advertisement, facilitated by the Daily Pilot, on behalf of Mitt Romney. I am surprised that Chuck did not take full advantage of this timely opportunity presented to him to spew the entire litany of lies that are a signature of this Republican campaign. He forgot to mention that President Obama is not one of us — a Kenya-born illegitimate occupant of the White House, a secret Muslim who actually sympathizes with terrorists, and a hardcore socialist who does not believe in American exceptionalism.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
The Obama campaign manager refers to Mitt Romney's recent comments as shocking that he has disdainfully written off half of the nation. That comment in itself should be considered shocking. Half of America is on government assistance? Apparently, the Obama campaign manager, as well as Obama himself, is spending way too much time dramatizing every word that comes out of Romney's mouth. The fact is there is an inordinate amount of people on the government payroll, and yes, there are those who legitimately need assistance.
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By Jill Cowan | September 21, 2012
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and tore into President Obama on Thursday night at a California Republican Party fundraiser. The reception at the private Pacific Club in Newport Beach aimed to promote Orange County Republicans up for election in various races. "I think Gov. Romney did us a real favor by pointing out that 47% of people don't pay income taxes," Giuliani told the gathering of about 40, referencing Romney's recent publicity dust-up.
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By Britney Barnes | September 17, 2012
While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke at a private fundraiser Monday evening in Costa Mesa, a small group of mostly Planned Parenthood supporters protested outside. The former Massachusetts governor's appearance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall was his fourth Orange County stop since March. Tickets to the event started at $1,000 and reached $50,000. Among the attendees were Costa Mesa councilmen Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger. Romney, who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday morning, is on a Southland tour.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dropping by Orange County for another fundraiser next month, according to published reports. Romney will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sept. 17 for the evening event, where tickets range from $1,000 to $50,000, depending on how much access guests want to the White House hopeful and the reception, according to the Orange County Register. It's Romney's fourth stop in Orange County this year and comes two weeks after the Republican National Convention.
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By Mike Reicher | June 25, 2012
The city of Newport Beach has billed various entities supporting Mitt Romney's campaign $10,000 for police and security used at a fundraiser he held earlier this month. The amount is less than a third of what the city billed for President Obama's campaign stop in Corona del Mar in February. City Manager Dave Kiff said Monday the difference was due to fewer Secret Service restrictions on road travel and fewer demonstrators at Romney's June 1 appearance at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
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By June Casagrande | June 22, 2012
Does a presidential candidate who misspells "America" love it any less than the guy whose campaign gets all the letters in the right order? Is he less fit to lead if his Facebook page mentions "offical gear" when it means official gear? Would the typo "sneak peak" on his Facebook page peg him as illiterate, an ineffectual supervisor or a helmsman too dumb to realize he's steering a ship of dummies? These are the questions raised by three typos in one week that the Mitt Romney campaign let slip, the most famous of them being a campaign app that went viral because it contained the slogan "A Better Amercia.
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June 7, 2012
On Friday, a very large and truly historic event took place here in Newport Beach. But you would never know it from reading the Daily Pilot the next morning ("Visit has satire, support," June 2) . The Romney Victory Committee, made up of many Newport Beach residents, that night raised more than $3 million - the single largest political fundraising event in Orange County history. Indeed, it was one of the largest fundraisers in the nation and more than double what President Obama raised here last month ("Obama visit rattles CdM," Feb. 17)
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