Businessman and Assemblyman elect David Hadley pulled off the upset of the election cycle in California politics, defeating Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi in the Democratic leaning 66th Assembly district, breaking the Democratic supermajority in the Assembly, and by the thinnest of margins. Some say this victory shows fiscal conservatism is still appealing in the Golden State. Hopefully that’s true. But more than anything it demonstrates fundamental elements of successful politicking that Republicans in California will have to re-master if they are to become competitive again statewide.
Mr. Hadley began campaigning for Assembly in the South Bay district less than a year and a half before his unexpected victory. But he began laying the ground work well before that. David Hadley initially became involved in politics by joining, and not long thereafter accepting the presidency of, the Beach… Read More