immigration, and he wrote a 2004 bill under which hospitals would
have checked the immigration status of patients and shared the
information with the federal government.
"In this day and age, there is simply no excuse for employing
someone of questionable legal status," Rohrabacher said in a news
release. "This is no longer just a matter of economic security, it is
a matter of national security. This bill will provide consequences
for businesses that knowingly employ illegal aliens, who are a drain
on the system and provide cover for terrorists trying to enter the
After winding up three years as president of the Orange County
Young Republicans, Lee Lowrey of Corona del Mar has been elected to a
second two-year term as treasurer of the Young Republican Federation
of California. In the treasurer's post, Lowrey will keep the group's
books, handle donations and further the agenda of the group's new
chairman, Matthew Harper of Huntington Beach.
"The goal is to have an organization in every county in
California," Lowrey said. "We're almost there."
The group won't need to concentrate on Orange County, where the
Young Republicans have a robust membership of more than 300 people.
So, exactly how young are young Republicans? Lowrey, who just
turned 35, said the bylaws say members must be between 18 and 40
years old, but Orange County's members tend to be in their late 20s
to early 30s.
THE CAMPBELL STRIKES BACK
With apparent unconcern that they might appear to protest too
much, campaign consultants for state Sen. John Campbell on Tuesday
ripped a recent poll that said former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer
could beat Campbell in a Congressional race. Campbell and Brewer are
running for the House seat likely to be vacated if Rep. Chris Cox is
confirmed as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A statement from Campbell consultants Dave Gilliard and Chris
Wysocki said a poll commissioned by Brewer skewed results by listing
former Rep. Jim Rogan -- who has said he's not running -- as a