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Ex-state GOP chief Tom Del Beccaro launches Senate bid
Ex-state GOP chief Tom Del Beccaro launches Senate bid

Former state Republican chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Sunday, ensuring a divided GOP field in next year’s contest to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer. Del Beccaro, 53, is a Contra Costa County lawyer who specializes in the breakups of business partnerships. He led the state party from 2011 to 2013, a period when Republicans lost elections for every statewide office and suffered a historic blow as Democrats won a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of the Legislature for the first time in more than a century. In a written statement on his candidacy, Del Beccaro called for simplification of the federal tax code and vowed to ensure “that...

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