Barack Obama Goes Rogue, Ventures into Corona del Mar to Scoop Up Campaign Cash

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Barack Obama will tread where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have already been this presidential election season: Corona del Mar.

You read that right: this month our Democratic Prez Dog is venturing deep into Newport Beach, which for decades and decades has served as an ATM machine for Republican office seekers, many of whom have located their district offices there to cut the drive time.

Actually, Obama came to Newport Beach to raise funds during his 2008 run for the White House, raising $1 million in the GOP's very own playhouse, the Balboa Bay Club.

See, though there are tons of Republicans in Nouveau Riche (and more moving in all the time thanks to the adjacent Newport Coast development), many outnumbered Democrats are still very rich, very involved and very willing to open their homes for political fundraisers.

Count Jeff and Nancy Stack among them. Having already given the legal limit of $10,000 to the Chosen One, they are hosting the Feb. 16 benefit for the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in their sprawling, ocean-view home. He's managing director of the Sares-Regis Group development company in Irvine. She heads the nonprofit Cystinosis Research Foundation.

Admission to the event runs from $2,500 on up to $35,800 if you want to greet Obama. Anything under $5,000 goes to the campaign, anything over that pours into the DNC.


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Guest
Guest

He just wants to see how the other half live.

Briansays
Briansays

when he was in arizona couple of weeks ago he overnighted in vegassome local pizza place got an order for a dozen large to go with canolliso some place in cdm/newport might get a call

peaceloveunderstanding
peaceloveunderstanding

Hey why not, he continued all of Bush's policies and even went further. The Military industrial complex support him over any republican candidate. He is a republican supreme in democrat clothing.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Funny, I always thought Corona del Mar residents would be Republicans...

909Jeff
909Jeff

Traffic on PCH is gonna be EVEN more effed up than normal! 

Robin
Robin

He is always welcome to join us at Lawrys. Five Crowns does have amazing prime rib.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Traditionally you're right... The last presidential election though Barry closed the gap 

2004 Bush 60%Kerry 39%

2008 McCain 51%Obama 47%

2010 Governor Whitman 61%Brown 39% 

2010 Senate Fiorina 62%Boxer 38%

Bill T.
Bill T.

I'd say a great day to be out of town.

Bill T.
Bill T.

(sounds of things whishing through the air, barely penetrating my "consciousness" ...) huh? whatwuzzat?

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Interesting. I would bet the 2012 Obama re-election % would be much, much lower...

909Jeff
909Jeff

Possible, but the Grand Ol' Party isn't exactly fielding stellar candidates... 

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