Thursday, 31 October 2013 18:20
By Eric Golub
LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2013 — The California Republican Party (CRP) is climbing back from the abyss, and the birth of the Tea Party California Caucus has the Tea Party as influential as it has ever been.
The 2013 California GOP Fall Convention was held this past weekend at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, within walking distance of all things Disney. Yet the party that had been demoted to Mickey Mouse status in California is now successfully regrouping. Approximately 1,000 activists showed up for various political activities reflecting the party’s desire to grow to what it was during its heyday.
Chairman Jim Brulte and Vice Chairwoman Harmeet Dhillon announced that the CAGOP’s debt has been completely erased. Santa Clara GOP Chair Charles Munger played a major role in helping get the GOP back in the black.
Workshops on broadening the party featured tons of activists from the Latino and black communities. The Log Cabin Republicans were present, as were traditional values groups. Women were very well represented as the California Federation of Republican Women showed up in advance of their own state convention later in the month. Former CFRW President Kathy Brugger was celebrated as the new chair of the National Federation of Republican Women.