From the Montage Laguna Beach brochure
  • From the Montage Laguna Beach brochure

GOP congressman Duncan Hunter is set to hit the road to Orange County for a fundraising “Laguna Beach Trip” this coming August 10 through 12 at the oceanfront Montage Hotel, according to an invitation posted online by

The tab is said to be $2500 for each political action committee and $1500 per individual. The Montage touts itself on its website as “a seaside destination unlike any other, pairing extraordinary amenities with the genuine warmth of a cozy, Craftsman-style estate.” ... Rady Childrens’ Hospital has come up with $602,060 for a political action committee backing a pending California ballot measure on so-called Medi-Cal funding.

If qualified for the ballot and passed by voters, the initiative would prohibit “state fees on community hospitals imposed for the purpose of obtaining federal Medi-Cal matching funds unless the fee proceeds, any matching federal funds, and their earnings are used only to supplement, and not supplant, existing community hospital Medi-Cal funding,” according to its official state summary.

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