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.

Richard Riordan (Jerod Harris / Getty)

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

Kristin Olsen’s Vote For Higher Taxes Gets Her Nowhere

Recently, the Los Angeles Times exposed that special interest groups representing certain “business” interests in Sacramento have put serious pressure on the California Republican Party not to fund the potential candidacy of Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen in a bid against incumbent State Senator Kathleen Galgiani, a Democrat.

Krisin Olsen (Facebook)

Unified Republicans in CA State Capitol Block Tax Increases

Early Saturday morning, after midnight, the California legislature ended its regular session, and two special sessions. Despite an immense amount of pressure on them from the Governor, their Democrat colleagues, and powerful special interests – Republicans held the line and successfully

Ca State Senate AP PhotoSteve Yeater

California Republicans: A Fateful Choice on Taxes

Republicans in Sacramento will face a key decision on taxes–and a choice about whether state Democrats go into 2016 on defense for not funding infrastructure needs, or whether Democrats score the double win: billions in new taxes and a fractured GOP, ready to be slaughtered in 2006.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File

Purge: California GOP Kicks out Conservative Policy Staff

In a little-noticed move this week, California State Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen, completed a purge of “conservative” policy staffers. The dramatic reversal—in both function and ideology of the Assembly Republican Caucus—mirrors the California GOP’s leftward shift, which has eschewed social conservatives as a “fringe” element.

Breitbart California in Sacramento (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

CAGOP Gathers In Sacramento For Low-Key Convention

While the largest gathering of conservative Republicans was taking place at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) near our nation’s Capitol, roughly 1300 delegates and guests gathered at the Sacramento convention center, across the street from the California State Capitol. for the biennial organizing convention of the California Republican Party.

Chris Christie at CAGOP (Jon Fleischman / Breitbart News)

Gay Activist Group Formally Recognized by California GOP

By a vote of 861 to 293, the Log Cabin Republicans, a group representing lesbian, bisexual, gay, and trangender (LGBT) Republicans, were approved as a charter organization of the California Republican Party Sunday at the close of the weekend convention in Sacramento.

Log Cabin vote (Michelle Moons / Breitbart News)