Tag: California Republican Party

Repeal gas tax Proposition 6 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Proposition 6: Gas Tax Repeal is GOP’s ‘Hail Mary’ for California Elections

Republicans in the Golden State believe a ballot measure that would repeal Gov. Jerry Brown’s 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax, known as Proposition 6, could be the key to reviving their party’s fortunes in California — and to preventing Democrats from winning the key congressional races they need to win back control of the U.S. House in November.

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Pinkerton: Making California Great Again — and Republican Again 

From the perspective of this year, 2038, we can see that three very different events from 20 years ago set in motion the profound partisan realignment in California. It was, indeed, an epic reversal, as the Golden State switched from being overwhelmingly Democratic to overwhelmingly Republican.

Melissa Melendez (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

CA Republican Deputy Leader Quits to Protest Cap-and-Trade

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), who had served as the deputy to Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), resigned her leadership post on Thursday in protest against Mayes’ vote for Governor Jerry Brown’s “cap-and-trade” extension bill.

Jerry Brown cap-and-trade (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap- and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.

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OC Ends 23-Year Bankruptcy as Illinois, Connecticut and Maine Default

As Orange County, Ca. was making its final bankruptcy bond payment to end its 23-year bankruptcy reorganization; Illinois, Connecticut, and Maine went into default shut-downs after failing to pass state budgets before the start of their July 1st fiscal years.

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#NeverthelessShePersisted: Nguyen Emerges as Answer to Warren

Democrats removed State Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) from the floor of the legislature after she dared to criticize the late State Sen. Tom Hayden, a liberal icon, for his opposition to the Vietnam War. Now, the Los Angeles Times‘ Christine Mai-Duc

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FLEISCHMAN: California Republicans Huddle In Sacramento

This weekend, the California Republican Party’s biennial organizational convention will be held at Sacramento’s Hyatt Hotel, where some of the thousand-plus delegates will be treated to a room overlooking the State Capitol.

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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California Republicans: Online Registration Allows Voter Fraud

The California Republican Party is considering taking legal action to force the State of California to adopt a more secure system for online voter registration, alleging that the current system is too lax and allows for potential voter fraud.

Richard Riordan (Jerod Harris / Getty)

GOP’s Riordan Endorses Dem Loretta Sanchez for Senate

It’s a knock-down, drag-out, Democrat-on-Democrat battle between Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s soon-to-be-vacant seat — and Sanchez is appealing to jilted Republicans with an endorsement from former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.

Donald Trump political director in California Tim Clark (Facebook)

Report: Donald Trump Has Not Spoken with California Primary Director

Tim Clark, the director of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the California primary, has not spoken to the candidate in the two weeks since he has been hired, according to the UK Guardian. Clark will only speak with Trump Thursday evening.

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California Primary: Donald Trump Not Coming to Fresno — Yet

Despite growing anticipation that Donald Trump will take his presidential campaign to the Central Valley, he will not visit Fresno, the region’s de facto capital, when he attends the California Republican Party meeting in Burlingame, in the Bay Area, this weekend.