Kristin Olsen

California Republicans have nowhere to go but up — and Assemblyman Chad Mayes could be the one to lead them there

California Republicans have nowhere to go but up — and Assemblyman Chad Mayes could be the one to lead them there

Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes is old school. Really old school. But he may represent the future for the California GOP if it can survive and rebuild.

One thing the Yucca Valley legislator definitely is not is a Donald Trump Republican. Mayes, 39, is civil and respectful. He doesn’t call people liars or crooks or losers.

In fact, Mayes says, he has never run a negative ad against any campaign opponent.

He turns the other cheek if attacked, and not just during the Christmas season.

Mayes did not endorse his party’s presidential nominee. Even today, the GOP leader won’t say whom he voted for — except it wasn’t Democrat Hillary...

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