Here’s a quick brief report from the State Republican convention taking place in Sacramento this weekend.
Attendance is above average, there is cautious optimism in the air and Ruben Barrales' GROW Elect organization is being met with a lot of enthusiasm.
The San Diego County delegation is 114 strong this cycle, with about 1/3 being brand new participants. Good delegates who are ready to get to work on the resurgence of the California Republican Party.
The Saturday luncheon speaker was Karl Rove, followed by San Diego’s own Darrell Issa. Both urged renewing our efforts and rebuilding our Party from the bottom up.
Tomorrow morning the election for State Party Chairman will take place and Senator Jim Brulte is widely expected to win that post. If you missed Jim’s speech to San Diego Republicans about his candidacy from last month you should check out the video.
Jim is the right person for the job and all of us in San Diego stand ready to help him be successful. Jim has earned the respect of grass roots activists and business leaders as well as the confidence of our legislators to turn our State Party around.
Before the 10 am General Session, San Diego County delegates will gather for breakfast to get an update on what (if any) issues may come up during the general session, and hear from our legislators.
Non-profit expert Scott Walter from Capital Research Center has an article up on Philanthropy Today discussing to scandals involving left wing non-profits in North Carolina. Thanks to Scott for referencing my article of earlier this week about a leaked memo outlining the outrageous tactics liberals in the Tar Heel state plan to use to “cripple” Republicans.
A great article by Ruben Barrales, the President & CEO of GROW Elect. Despite what the mainstream media and the left will have you believe, there are plenty of “minorities” who are Republicans - and proud of it. Of course we need more Republicans - of all backgrounds - and Ruben’s organization will be key to helping us achieve that goal.
I look forward to working with him to bring our proud Republican message of opportunity, entrepreneurship and personal freedom to ALL Californians.
Article by Chris Reed on CalWatdhdog detailing the first three months of Filner’s reign as mayor.