Having dispensed with their regional caucuses, morning workshops and Chris Christie’s luncheon speech, all that remained for California Republicans at their biannual convention Saturday night was the matter of how to get down. Karaoke, it would seem, with judges including Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen.
Population trends have been working against the Republican Party for so long in California that a workshop on “changing demographics” came with an air of exasperation at the state party’s biannual convention Saturday.
No matter what they felt about his politics or presidential prospects, one thing California Republicans could always look forward to when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came around was a jab or two at California Gov. Jerry Brown. He didn’t give it to them Saturday, invoking another California governor, instead.
Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, an Oceanside Republican, gives a not-so-subtle hint that he’ll run for the U.S. Senate, telling GOP activists tonight in Sacramento that he plans to announce his decision Thursday.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom reported Friday that he has raised about $727,000 in the two weeks since announcing his candidacy for governor in 2018, touching off an unusually early fundraising effort in a wide open race.
Just a few months after being termed out of the Legislature and taking a lucrative job with a Bay Area school district, former Sen. Ellen Corbett has been named to a six-figure position on a state government board.