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Wealthy scientist tries to rescue California's shrinking GOP
Wealthy scientist tries to rescue California's shrinking GOP

The California Republican Party struck another new low last week when news came that its shrinking ranks now make up less than 28% of the state’s registered voters. But Charles Munger Jr., a courtly Palo Alto physicist who fancies bow ties and suspenders, is determined to reverse the party’s two-decade slide in California. So the 58-year-old is tapping his vast family wealth to try to rebuild the once-mighty party that gave rise to the likes of Ronald Reagan. (Munger’s namesake father is the billionaire partner of investment icon Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway Corp.) Last year, Munger spent more than $11 million to elect Republicans to Congress and the...

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