Sunday, February 26, 2017

Jim Brulte easily re-elected California GOP boss

In an overwhelming show of support, California Republicans re-elected their party chairman Jim Brulte to his third term Sunday. Brulte said headed into 2018, the Republican Party is focused on adding Republicans to state and federal office, but the top priority is electing a Republican governor.
Source: Jim Brulte easily re-elected California GOP boss

Friday, February 24, 2017

Kevin Faulconer says he isn’t running for California governor. Republicans hope he will anyway.

During last year’s campaign, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer labeled fellow Republican Donald Trump’s rhetoric as divisive and unacceptable and criticized his border wall, suggesting it’s an economic strength for his city to be located so close to Mexico.
Source: Kevin Faulconer says he isn’t running for California governor. Republicans hope he will anyway.

Jim Brulte: Senate scuffle shows Democratic hypocrisy

Tech entrepreneur Joseph N. Sanberg talks about the importance of the state Earned Income Tax Credit to low-income Californians. "It means more food for their kids. It means more clothing on their kids' backs," he said. Video courtesy CalEITC 4 ME.
Source: Jim Brulte: Senate scuffle shows Democratic hypocrisy

California Republicans see a way out of irrelevance in the era of Trump

Sen. Jeff Stone’s annual trip to the governor’s mansion for dinner felt different this year.
Source: California Republicans see a way out of irrelevance in the era of Trump

GOP Gained Ground in State Legislatures From Citizens United

The Republican Party benefited from the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, according to The New York Times, who report that the GOP won a number of seats in state legislatures due to the decision.
Source: GOP Gained Ground in State Legislatures From Citizens United

Democrat Commissioner Resignation Creates Opportunity for Change at FEC

FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel resigned from her post on Sunday, effective March 1. Commissioner Ravel posted her resignation letter on Medium, saying, “Our campaign finance system should promote citizen engagement and participation in the political process instead of disenchantment with democracy.
Source: Democrat Commissioner Resignation Creates Opportunity for Change at FEC

Fear of disruptions prompts heavy security at California GOP convention

Bracing for protests, the California Republican Party is spending thousands of dollars to heighten security at its annual convention that begins Friday.
Source: Fear of disruptions prompts heavy security at California GOP convention