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Assembly Republicans: Hold steady in 2016 to build for 2017

Facing a presidential election that’s guaranteed to overshadow them and numbering so few that passing even a simple resolution requires an act of God, Assembly Republicans are hoping to simply hold their 28 seats in 2016 while building the foundation

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CA GOP Convention: Huckabee defends tax record, renews feud with Club for Growth

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee defended his record of raising taxes at a Friday morning press conference at the California Republican Party’s fall convention, renewing his long-running feud with the country’s leading free-enterprise advocacy group. “My policies

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VIDEO: How Republicans can maintain relevance in California

In a conversation with CalWatchdog.com Editor Brian Calle, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer tells us why Republicans aren’t an endangered species in California. Mayor Faulconer, arguably one of the highest ranking elected officials in California, outlines his take on the

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CA GOP’s acceptance of Log Cabin Club a major culture war win — reflects 4-decade battle

California’s gay Republicans, after four decades at the margins, finally have won recognition from their party. At this month’s state GOP convention in Sacramento, the California Republican Party approved the charter of the Log Cabin Republicans of California by an 861-293

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After 2014 successes, CA GOP leaders seek second term

Two years ago, Jim Brulte chastised his party for losing seats to laziness. “There were three Assembly seats that were lost because we got lazy,” Brulte said shortly after taking the helm as chairman of the California Republican Party in March

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Rand Paul road tests campaign themes in CA

In the early search for an edge in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has trained his sights on California. Doubling down on a strategy that saw Paul make waves with a well-received speech at the University of California, Berkeley in

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CA GOP Fall Convention pushes liberty

This past weekend, California Republicans gathered in Los Angeles for their annual Fall Convention under the banner, “Reclaim California.” Throughout the event, party delegates, candidates and elected officials sought to cast a picture of unity and diversity just over six

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CA Republicans seek return to Reagan Blue

At this weekend’s state party convention at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, a group of influential California Republicans has an odd request for delegates: help turn California blue. “Around the globe, blue is identified with conservative, free market parties,

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CA GOP needs ideas, not just money 24

March 11, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Most of the activists, insiders and lobbyists I talked to during this month’s California Republican Party convention in Sacramento expressed optimism about their party despite blistering election losses and persistently falling voter

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