Interview: Ron Nehring, candidate for California Lieutenant Governor

Ron Nehring GOP candidate for California Lieutenenat Governor 2014

Here’s a short version. Below is a longer version, as Halfway To Concord interviewed Ron Nehring, a GOP candidate for Lieutnenant Governor, on a variety of issues facing California; starting with: H2C: What’s up with status of the office of Lieutenant Governor in California? The Lieutenant Governor office varies state-by-state. In Texas you’re more powerful […]

California Republican Party convention wrap up

jim_brulte_photo

What if there was a California Republican Party Convention and a union fight broke out? There was and it did. The party held its state convention October 4-6 in Anaheim. But unlike past conventions, three unions, public sector unions at that, not only attended, but were sponsors of the convention. The three unions, the California […]

Jim Brulte takes reins of California GOP and its fight for relevancy

BrulteCAGOP

Concord Mayor Dan Helix, Councilman Ron Leone, and Tim Grayson have one thing in common. All were registered Republicans who recently bolted the Party. It is speculated that in the case of these office holders, being a member of the GOP has proven to be a handicap not only for holding local non partisan posts, […]

California Republicans; An endangered Species?

What’s wrong with the Republican Party? The thought occurred to me a couple years ago while attending a Candidates Forum at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. At this “rubber chicken” event were the Central Committee members of the GOP, who were trying to figure what and whom to endorse in the sample ballot […]

No excuses for California Democrat Supermajority

Finally! Democrats in the state legislature can no longer blame their failures on the California GOP. In the recent election Democrats gained a two thirds Supermajority in the Assembly and State Senate. With the new configuration of the legislature, Republicans are unable block any bill, nor can they overturn a veto by Governor Brown. In […]

Confessions of a lifelong Republican

When I turned 18 in 1977, I read both the Republican and Democratic platforms before registering to vote. The Democratic platform made me feel as though I had the weight of our whole society on my shoulders. I much preferred the Republican pull yourself up by your bootstraps philosophy, as well as the desire to […]

California GOP Chair and Party clueless on immigration and winning Hispanic votes

Let us start with a very reasonable statement on the current politics of Immigration: “The problem for the…GOP presidential nominee is that while harsh rhetoric on immigration may play well in primaries, it has no recent history of paying off in national elections. This observation infuriates the many Californians for whom illegal immigration is the […]

Tehama GOP rescinds invite to CRP chair Tom Del Beccaro

The Tehama County GOP announced it has disinvited California Republican Party Chairperson Tom Del Beccarro from speaking at its May Lincoln-reagan Dinner. Apparently the Tehama GOP does not appreciate the CRP Chair’s hamfisted disregard for party bylaws and the state party’s controversial endorsement process that picks favorites before the California Primary. Not like we’ve never […]

California Redistricting: It ain’t over til it’s over

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Paul Mitchell at Redistricting Report advises that CNN will air its report on Redistricting in California and other states Sunday, Nov 20 at 5, 8, and 11 p.m. Meanwhile, Mitchell notes that an initiative to overturn the California Redistricting Commission maps may have succeeded in reaching the 700,000+ signatures needed to gain the November 2012 […]