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California Republicans to celebrate small wins, face large realities
California Republicans to celebrate small wins, face large realities

The theme for this weekend’s California Republican Party convention could have been the theme for every California Republican convention going back years: Rebuilding From the Ground Up. A brief recap of the party’s woes: Its share of the state’s registered voters has slumped below 30%. Democrats control all facets of Sacramento, from state offices to both houses of the Legislature. Most of its fundraising has gone to retiring a walloping debt. Republicans in Washington might have been able to leverage their minority status into outsized power, but not so their California counterparts. Where else to go but up? True, the convention will undoubtedly include the usual...

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