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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 Michael Miller | February 5, 2008
COSTA MESA — Arlene Cole settled into a chair at Whittier Law School at 5 a.m. today and prepared to spend most of the next 18 hours there. The Costa Mesa resident was among those signing in voters on Super Tuesday after she and her fellow volunteers devoted Monday to setting up voting booths in a spare room at the school on Harbor Boulevard. She had never volunteered all day for an election before, and she hoped that her stamina would hold up. “You can say it’s exciting, but after the excitement ends, you’re numb,” Cole said.
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By Alan Blank | September 2, 2008
A few notable local Republicans have shipped out to Minnesota to attend the Republican National Convention this week to see presumptive vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speak and participate in a variety of other functions. Even though California still doesn’t have a budget, Assemblyman Van Tran went to the Twin Cities as a delegate, while fellow state politicians Sen. Tom Harman and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore stayed home. Tran said that even though the budget is a pressing concern, he is not on the budgetary committee and therefore not intimately involved in drafting it; when one is drafted, he will return to vote.
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By Mona Shadia | June 1, 2012
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped in Newport Beach on Friday as part of a fundraising tour throughout California. The private event at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, with an entrance fee starting at $1,000, was met outside the club's West Coast Highway confines by both supporters and dissenters of the former Massachusetts governor's candidacy. In spite of Newport's status as a conservative stronghold in the county, the five or so Romney supporters were the minority of the demonstrators present Friday.
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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.
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By Alicia Robinson | February 8, 2007
People booked into the Costa Mesa and Orange County jails can expect to have their immigration status checked, and if they're found to be in the U.S. illegally, a fine from the county might be added to their troubles. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach on Tuesday proposed charging a fine between $250 and $400 to illegal immigrants in the Costa Mesa and county jails as a way to offset some uncompensated emergency room care at local hospitals. Moorlach said he threw the idea out there as an alternative to what the board was considering: an increase in traffic ticket fees for moving violations.
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By Alicia Robinson | February 15, 2007
As a member of the minority party, Rep. John Campbell, a Republican from Newport Beach, gets to again throw his political clout behind probablydoomed efforts — this time in Washington, D.C., instead of Sacramento. The latest is a bill by fellow California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter that would pardon two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler who entered the U.S. illegally. Campbell is one of 82 cosigners on the bill. A congressional pardon has never been done before, and in the Constitution "it's ambiguous as to whether you can or not," Campbell said Tuesday.
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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.
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By Michael Miller | March 25, 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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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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