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  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • Republicans Hold Statewide Convention in Bay Area

    03/16/2014 12:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 15, 2014
    Republicans are holding their statewide convention in the Bay Area this weekend, and they are facing a few challenges, including a well-known incumbent for governor and a battle with the Tea Party. NBC Bay Areas Monte Francis is in Burlingame with the latest.
  • CALIFORNIA: True source of $11M contribution revealed

    11/05/2012 6:52:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/5/12 | Marisa Lagos
    Americans for Job Security, a conservative, pro-business national group, is the true source of the $11 million last-minute infusion of campaign cash into a California political committee that supports an antiunion ballot measure and opposes Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposition, state campaign finance regulators announced early Monday. But the hard-fought disclosure, which comes just one day before the election, creates more questions than it answers, because under federal law, Americans for Job Security does not have to reveal its donors.
  • {CA State} Senate GOP leader 'cautiously optimistic' about blocking two-thirds

    11/05/2012 7:04:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/5/12 | Torey Van Oot
    It's not just Democrats making a final push in the state's four competitive Senate seats. Senate GOP leader Bob Huff hit the trail last week to boost candidates he needs to win to prevent Democrats from winning a veto-proof supermajority in the upper house. . . .
  • GOP registration dips below 30 percent in Calif.

    11/02/2012 6:19:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/2/12 | HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press
    ACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters, while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state's minority party, officials said Friday. In its final update before Tuesday's general election, the secretary of state's office said the number of registered voters has increased by 950,000 since the 2008 presidential contest. Officials attribute that surge in part to the state's new online registration system, which helped many young, Democratic-leaning Californians sign up to vote this fall. That system was seen as a threat to the...
  • Pugno decides to challenge Beth Gaines after all

    09/11/2012 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/11/12 | Torey Van Oot
    The race is officially on in the 6th Assembly District. Republican Assembly candidate Andrew Pugno announced Monday that he plans to move forward with his bid to unseat Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, on the Nov. 6 ballot, despite an earlier pledge to stop campaigning if another Republican came in first in the June primary. The Folsom attorney said in a statement that he has concluded he "cannot, in good conscience, endorse (Gaines') dishonest and unethical campaign tactics," citing what he called "last-minute attack ads that she knew were lies." "As the only other candidate on the November ballot, stepping aside...
  • Calif. Republicans steer clear of Tampa

    08/26/2012 5:46:02 PM PDT · by thecodont · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Published 7:33 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Like teenagers on vacation with their parents, Republicans from blue states and Democrats from red states don't want to be seen with party elders. "I don't spend a lot of time thinking about Mitt Romney," Elizabeth Emken, the Republican who will face off against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in November, recently told me. "That's the truth. I've never met him." Emken thinks she has a shot at winning the election precisely because she is not the pick of the GOP establishment. "We've had millionaires and billionaires and CEOs and movie stars," said Emken in a not-so-subtle swipe at former top-of-the...
  • Republican Mayor's pro-same-sex-marriage ad to air during GOP convention

    08/25/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    CNN Political Ticker Blog ^ | Aug 25 2012 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) The Republican mayor of San Diego has announced plans to air an ad advocating for same-sex marriage rights during next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. The spot, titled "Family and Freedom," comes after the Republican Party developed its official plank on gay marriage, which pushes for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marriage. The platform is expected to be officially confirmed at the convention next week. The Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry said they will run the spot from Monday through Thursday next week in a $30,000 television ad buy in the Tampa...
  • To California GOP, Tampa a Far-Away and Hostile Planet

    08/26/2012 5:52:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Like teenagers on vacation with their parents, Republicans from blue states and Democrats from red states don't want to be seen with party elders. "I don't spend a lot of time thinking about Mitt Romney," Elizabeth Emken, the Republican who will face off against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in November, recently told me. "That's the truth. I've never met him." Emken thinks she has a shot at winning the election precisely because she is not the pick of the GOP establishment. "We've had millionaires and billionaires and CEOs and movie stars," said Emken in a not-so-subtle swipe at former top-of-the...
  • CALIFORNIA: U.S. senators, legislative leaders call for tax cease-fire

    08/17/2012 12:02:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/16/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    In a pointed letter critical of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax rival, California's two U.S. senators along with state legislative leaders called Thursday for a cease-fire from campaigns backing the two multibillion-dollar tax hikes on the November ballot. U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Prez, said in a letter to the California State PTA that the Proposition 38 campaign has "become increasingly negative" and "engaged in personal attacks against Governor Jerry Brown and Prop. 30." The PTA has joined wealthy attorney Molly Munger in backing Proposition...
  • Is the CA GOP dead? Maybe...

    08/09/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 08/08/12 | Adam Sparks
    The NY Times just wrote about the demise of the CA GOP. It claimed its dramatic loss in voter registration, now just 30% of the state's voters, is due to the fact that the party has run out of ideas popular with the electorate and that it has grown increasingly conservative, out of step with independents who decide elections. Yes, the GOP has declined to insignificant status. It's minority status is now so small it can no longer block any legislation or budget that Gov. Brown and the Dems want. We live in a one party state. The state GOP...
  • Republican Party in California Is Caught in Cycle of Decline (Shrinking to rank of minor party)

    07/23/2012 4:08:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/23/2012 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY
    LOS ANGELES This would seem a moment of great opportunity for California Republicans. The state has become a national symbol of fiscal turmoil and dysfunction, the Legislature is nearly as unpopular as Congress and Democrats control every branch of government. But instead, the state party once a symbol of Republican hope and geographical reach and which gave the nation Ronald Reagan (and Richard M. Nixon) is caught in a cycle of relentless decline, and appears in danger of shrinking to the rank of a minor party. We are at a lower point than weve ever been, said...
  • Californias Republicans: Fading into irrelevance

    07/02/2012 9:44:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 86 replies
    The Economist ^ | 29 June 2012 | Economist
    AFTER weeks of squabbling, Californias politicians managed to get a budget approved this week. Their dispute had followed a familiar pattern. One side, spooked by yawning budget deficits, wanted to make deeper cuts to welfare payments. The other, fearful of the effects on Californias army of unemployed, sought to find savings elsewhere. It sounds like a classic Republican-Democrat ding-dong. In fact, the row pitted one Democratic force (the governor, Jerry Brown) against another (the state legislature). Shut out of the talks, the states opposition Republican legislators were reduced to boycotting budget hearings and issuing sulky statements. ..California gave America two...
  • CA: With runoff looming, Bruce McPherson quits GOP

    06/20/2012 11:37:25 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies
    Bruce McPherson said Tuesday he is dropping his GOP party affiliation and listing no preference, joining a growing bloc of California voters who've renounced party identification... (snip) An abortion rights supporter who's willing to discuss new taxes, McPherson was known as a moderate during his 11 years in the Legislature. During the years, he has endorsed local Democrats such as Fred Keeley, Henry Mello and Sam Farr. (snip) McPherson said he did not consider registering as a Democrat. "No, because I think the far left of the Democrats is in the same situation as the far right of the Republican...
  • Charles Munger's push for Beth Gaines becomes campaign issue

    05/24/2012 8:46:16 AM PDT · by SmithL
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/23/12 | Jim Sanders
    Competing radio ads spotlight wealthy Stanford physicist Charles T. Munger Jr.'s deep-pockets support for incumbent Assemblywoman Beth Gaines against challenger Andy Pugno in a Placer County-based Assembly district. Spirit of Democracy, an advocacy group funded largely by Munger, has poured more than $175,000 into a radio and mail promotional campaign for Gaines this month. Pugno is attempting to create a backlash by painting the GOP activist as a liberal. Munger is a major GOP donor and was a key financial backer of redistricting reform. He has pushed to moderate the Republican Party by downplaying divisive issues such as abortion, gun...
  • Foes target Boehner/Lungren event in Woodside

    05/22/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 5/22/12 | Josh Richman
    Liberal activists organized by CREDO SuperPAC are planning to protest outside a fundraiser that House Speaker John Boehner is holding Wednesday on Portola Road in Woodside with Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River. The event with Boehner, R-Ohio, costs up to $35,000 a plate or $5,000 for a photo opportunity, and is occurring just six miles from the Atherton home in which President Obama is scheduled to hold a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser at about the same time.CREDO SuperPAC says it has launched a campaign against Lungren with four full-time organizers and a Carmichael field office to mobilize local voters to defeat a...
  • Wealthy GOP donor jumps into Beth Gaines' Assembly race

    05/16/2012 4:19:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/16/12 | Jim Sanders
    A political advocacy group funded largely by wealthy Stanford physicist Charles T. Munger Jr. has poured $83,000 this week into an independent push to re-elect Republican Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. Gaines, of Rocklin, is running against attorney and fellow Republican Andy Pugno in the 6th Assembly District, a newly drawn district based in Placer County but extending into Sacramento and El Dorado counties. Democrat Reginald Bronner of Lincoln rounds out the field. A radio advertisement and campaign literature supporting Gaines was funded by Spirit of Democracy, whose coffers consist of $727,000 from Munger and $150,000 from the California Dental Association, records...
  • Report: Fewer than one in three California voters registered as Republican

    05/10/2012 8:16:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/10/12 | Phillip Reese
    Since just before the last California presidential primary, the proportion of voters registered as Republicans has fallen from 33.5 percent to 30.4 percent, according to new figures from the California Secretary of State.
  • DiFi blows away GOP Senate rivals with fundraising

    04/17/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/17/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    Last fall, we pointed out that the California Republican Party was running a bit late in not being able to field with all due respect a name candidate to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. And now, we see one of the effects of that. DiFi is lapping the GOP field in the latest fundraising disclosures. . . . DiFi is outraising the entire Republican field by about a gazillion to one in the latest fundraising totals. That includes includes her closest GOP rival Danville autism activist Elizabeth Emken, who was endorsed by the CA GOP....
  • Shocker: One of CAs most promising young Republicans abandons GOP...

    03/28/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/28/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Shocker: One of CAs most promising young Republicans abandons GOP in midst of heated SD mayoral raceCalifornia State Assemblyman and San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, seen as one of the California Republican Partys most promising future possibilities for statewide office, announced today hes abandoning the GOP and partisan politics to become an independent. The defection of Fletcher, who served in the Marine Corps for more than a decade and is an Iraq war veteran as well as a spouse of a prominent GOP activist Mindy Tucker Fletcher, the former campaign spokeswoman for George W. Bush is an...