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Republicans (Especially in California), It’s Time to Get Audacious

Arthur Schaper, About three weeks ago, I read the following article by John Seiler: Advice for California Republicans: Audacity! Audacity! Always Audacity! Finally, someone is reading my mind, sharing my sentiments. I would have made one change to the title: “Advice for All Republicans.” The California Republican Party (and I would submit the RNC as

California Republican challenges state’s hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative

How Trump Can Make California Great Again

Arthur Schaper, Election 2016 was great news for almost all Republicans. We know about the blue states that went red. Wisconsin went from a sea of blue to a near red-state (except Madison and Milwaukee). Michigan is on the road to recovery, and red all over, too. In Pennsylvania, Democratic strongholds like Erie County and

GOP race shifts California’s political fault lines

The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party’s political fault lines in

Unity Eludes Republicans Amid Three-Way Wrangling in California

California’s last-in-the-U.S. primary, so often an afterthought in presidential campaigns, now looms as potentially decisive for a splintered Republican Party. Front-runner Donald Trump had to dodge protesters to tell California Republicans that he could win the presidency by carrying his native New York and other Democrat-leaning states. His remaining opponents, Ted Cruz and John Kasich,

Rare San Francisco Republicans Are Objects of Desire

Alan Burradell walks his rat terrier, Django, around San Francisco in a red, white and blue Donald Trump dog sweater. Across town, Tom Canaday sports a Ted Cruz button as he calls neighbors from a rent-controlled apartment urging them to support the conservative Texas senator. Both men, outliers in one of the most liberal U.S.

House GOP unveils bill slashing highway grants

 Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President Barack Obama that funds road and bridge projects, light rail networks, port construction and bike paths. The so-called TIGER grant program dates to Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus bill and was funded at $600 million

California GOP seeks return to Reagan blue

John Hrabe This article originally appeared on  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, while red is identified with social democratic parties,”