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BURLINGAME, CA - APRIL 29: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the California Republican Party Convention on April 29, 2016 in Burlingame, California. Trump is preparing for the California Primary on June 7.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

FLEISCHMAN: Time for California GOP to Consider Embracing Trump

California’s Republican leaders are distancing themselves from President-elect Trump – but they may want to consider a different strategy. Frankly, it’s going to take a new strategy, and a bit of a “Hail Mary” for the GOP to find a path back to relevance in the Golden State.

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Democrats Win Supermajority in State Assembly

Election Day for Republicans, nationally, was a very good night. Not only did the GOP win the presidency with the election of Donald J. Trump, but it also retained control of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and won gains at the state level across the country.

Charles Munger Jr. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sacramento Democrats Target Munger Transparency Measure

Bay Area billionaire and moderate Republican mega-donor Charles Munger, Jr. has proposed a transparency measure, the California Legislative Transparency Act, likely to qualify for the ballot this November. However, Democrats in Sacramento may try to stop it first.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz makes a speech at a campaign rally on March 5, 2016 in Wichita, Kansas.

How California Primary Rules Could Help Ted Cruz

Thanks to the history of the California Republican Party, only Republicans can participate in the primary process in the nation’s largest state, and California has a winner-take-all-by-district system that may allow Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to mount a comeback against frontrunner Donald Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

Brokered Convention Likely Means Trump Goes Third Party

If you are Donald J. Trump, you are not very excited about the idea of a “brokered convention.” Aside from falling short of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for president outright, the way delegates are chosen, and the nomination process itself, are not ideal for someone running an outsider assault on the party.

Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich

California Republicans Weigh in on GOP Debate

And then there were four.  At last night’s GOP debate, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was treated to a “Cuban sandwich,” as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) spent yet another debate going after him. They were aided by

Moderator Wolf Blitzer, Republican presidential candidates, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich participate in a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Houston.

California Republicans React to GOP Debate

The last GOP debate before Super Tuesday is in the can. Co-hosted by CNN and Telemundo, it was viewed by 14.5 million people on Thursday evening. The debate crystallized that this is now essentially a three-person show: Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). And things really got hot, as the gloves came off.

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New Hampshire GOP Debate: California Reacts

Last night, ABC News hosted the GOP debate for seven of the Republican contenders for the Presidency: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, surgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, and businessman Donald Trump.