The Corner

Tolerance, California Edition

One might think that if a university campus would tolerate any Republican, that person would be pro-choice, pro-gay-marriage Tom Campbell.  As the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports, however, such is not the case:


Former California congressman and U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Campbell withdrew today as a candidate for UC Riverside’s open executive vice chancellor and provost position, the university announced.

Campbell interviewed on campus Dec. 10, but some faculty and students raised objections to his candidacy because of his stance on immigration.

During his unsuccessful primary campaign this year for the Republican Senate nomination, Campbell expressed support for Arizona’s SB1070, a controversial law targeting people suspected of being in the country illegally.

In a statement, UC Riverside spokeswoman Kris Lovekin said Campbell called Chancellor Timothy P. White today and withdrew his name for consideration.

Campbell, a past dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, also served in the Legislature and five terms in Congress representing districts in Northern California.

– John J. Pitney Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.

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