There is a new political action committee in California committed to electing moderate Republicans and rebuilding the face of the Republican Party in the Golden State.
The Republican Leadership Council of California helps fiscally conservative, socially moderate Republican candidates with money, campaign planning and GOTV (get out the vote) efforts.
The recent election saw President Obama win both the popular vote and the electoral college in the national election and Democrats winning two-thirds majorities in both houses of the California legislature.
In a release sent out one week after the election the group said, “Through internal strife, a platform most Californians disagree with, and short-sighted politicking, the California Republican Party’s state leadership has brought decades of declining influence to a deadly finality—handing a two-thirds supermajority to the Democrats and rendering any Republican ideas in Sacramento’s “debate” meaningless.”
The Solano County Registrar of Voters showed Democrats hold a significant registration edge in Benicia outnumbering Republicans 8,294 to 4,593 as of May 24, 2012.
The release goes on to say, “Like a majority of Republicans, many of whom no longer feel represented by their party, RLCC and its candidates and supporters are fiscally responsible and socially moderate-to-liberal. They believe in responsible economic taxation and regulation, balanced budgets, a strong national defense and public safety, environmental stewardship, and individual freedoms—including in issues of personal freedom such as abortion and marriage.”
If you are a member of the Grand Old Party, tell us what it’s it like being in a town with so many Democrats. If you’re a Democrat, would you vote for a Republican who is socially liberal and fiscally conservative?
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