GOP to Oppose Governor Brown Budget
California Republicans had a party convention and used the meeting to rebuild after their defeat in last fall’s election. They also tackled pressing economic issues as well as Governor Brown’s budget proposal. The party’s membership fell to 30.9 percent in California and it failed to win majority of the positions as it did in other states.
The agenda of the Republicans in California includes cut state spending, limiting union power, and stop Governor Brown’s budget plan. They hope that these can drive voters to their favor. As the Republicans see the tide going back to their favor, other political observers see that the state’s demographic changes are still in favor of the Democrats.
Donors think that the Republican Party is becoming irrelevant. The party is speaking to just 30 percent of the state. They say that there are a few stars on the Republican Party roster for the next statewide elections.
People are saying that the GOP should bring in the Latinos into the party. In 2010 the Republicans had a small share of voters from the fastest growing demographic in California. If they want to win in the state, they should start wooing the Latinos.
The party leaders promised to show their presence in the minority neighbors even during non-election years. Even though it is not reflected in the election results, most voters agree with the GOP when it comes to tax issues.