Tag Archive for Rep. John Campbell

Note to Tea Partiers: The Auto Industry Bailout Worked

Dick Polman has a thoughtful column in a recent edition of the Philadephia Inquirer about all the grief President Obama and President George W. Bush got for the TARP and Automobile Industry bailouts.  And a little more than two years later, the bailout of the auto industry is nothing short of a huge success that saved…

Our Picks in Irvine and Tustin

It is without surprise that we endorse Mayor Sukhee Kang for re-election, Larry Agran to return to the Irvine City Council and commissioner Shiva Farivar to replace Christina Shea on the city council.  The progressive majority took control of Irvine in 2000 and since then, on an apples-to-apples comparision, the size of city government has…

The Scariest Bloggers in the OC-2010 edition

  It’s Halloween, so for our annual Trick or Treat, we present our picks for the scariest bloggers in the OC blogsphere with tongue firmly planted in cheek.  Let us know if there’s anyone we missed. Bloggers 10.  Claudio Gallegos, The LiberalOC — from disrupting the NUFF forum to insisting that if he saw Miguel…

Beth Krom wins DFA Grassroots AllStar Contest

CD-48 Democratic candidate for Congress Beth Krom has won the 2010 Democracy For America (DFA) Grassroots All-Star competition, besting 99 other worthy Democratic candidates to capture needed money and volunteer hours in her race to defeat Rep. John Campbell.  Beth’s campaign team kicked butt and took names as voting was fast and furious in the hours…

OC Republican Delegation Says Tough Luck To Unemployed and Troubled Homeowners

UPDATED: “House votes to extend jobless benefits” – On Tuesday, House Democrats revived legislation to extend unemployment benefits after previous legislation failed to pass the Senate. The new House bill, HR 5618, only addresses the unemployment extension. If approved, it would have allowed the more recently-unemployed to continue getting extended benefits and Fed-Ed aid through November. It would be retroactive to May and June.

Rep. John Campbell subject of ethics probe

HT to OC Weekly, but The Hill newspaper is reporting that OC Congressman John Campbell is the subject of a House ethics probe that focuses on an amendment by Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to the financial regulatory reform bill that passed late last year.  Campbell is one of several congressional reps being investigated by the Office…

Campbell’s Corona Del Mar Fundraiser Targeting CPAs Cancelled Due to Tepid Response

Rep. John Campbell brands himself a fiscal conservative (despite voting for stimulus programs pushed for by the Bush Administration in 2008).  Campbell leverages his CPA/MBA brand constantly, using his “Green Eye Shade” label for his blog.  Yet one of Campbell’s first OC fundraisers for the year, an event targeting CPAs with low dollar pledges of…