CAGOP extends term limits for chairman

Jim BrulteBurlingame – California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte, who was set to be termed out in 2017, was granted eligibility for up to two more terms by the party on Sunday. Brulte was elected in 2013, when the party was near ruin.

Mike Osborn, the chairman of the Ventura County Republican Party, asked delegates to remember where the party was in 2012, when it was more than $1 million in debt, about to slip into a super minority in the legislature and sinking in voter registration (a problem that persists).

“Is there anybody in this room that thinks we’re done,” Osborn asked before recommending Brulte be allowed to run for at least another term.

Brulte previously served as the Republican leader in both chambers of the legislature.

The party on Sunday only allowed for the possibility of two more terms. Brulte will still face reelection. 


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  1. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 2 May, 2016, 08:48

    Translation: Brulte needs a job, as he is unemployable out in the real world. He’s getting a special insiders’ deal to make SURE that even if California landslides for Trump, the delegates will sleaze over to Cruz. I.E. after the primary election the state convention will elect all Cruz no matter the will of the voters. Very very sleazy and the perfect setup for a hot violent revolution…..

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  2. Miss Sam
    Miss Sam 2 May, 2016, 12:42

    So you were there on the floor yesterday, and heard what the Chairman had to say about delegates to the National Convention, right? And you were sitting in which county with your delegate badge? Placer? Friend of Mr. Hudson are you?Your observation is so far out of the park on this one that it’s laughable. And yes, Mr. Fleming. I do read what you write. Pleasure speaking with you yesterday.

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  3. Queeg
    Queeg 2 May, 2016, 12:56


    The Visigoths are anxious

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  4. Dale
    Dale 2 May, 2016, 17:47

    State party chairman is a volunteer position.

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  5. JWrightCA
    JWrightCA 3 May, 2016, 08:43

    Jim Brulte has a wonderful job in one of California’s most successful public affairs firms. The CAGOP should be grateful that it has had Jim’s leadership and vision to ensure that California has a two-party state.

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  6. Charles
    Charles 3 May, 2016, 08:45

    In California, it is the candidate who picks the individuals who will serve as their delegates to the national convention. The California state party and in particular the party chairman has no role. It is true that in some states the candidate has no such control, and so the possibility exists that a candidate will find that “his” delegates have been deliberately chosen so that those delegates are personally loyal to some other candidate or cause. California is not one of those states, and this accusation is absurd.

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