For the third election in a row, a Republican candidate has failed to win statewide office in California. Rather than bemoan party losses, it’s important to recognize important lessons that can be gained this election cycle. With proper planning for the future, the party can realistically secure statewide seats again by the end of the decade. The following are six key lessons I’ve learned as an elections analyst this November, following what worked and what didn’t among our statewide GOP slate of candidates.
Due Diligence Isn’t Voter Communication Speaking before editorial boards and morning news stations, while important and necessary, is fundamentally different than direct voter contact. Newspapers and television news are read and watched by millions of non-voters and voters who won’t show up on Election Day. The more critical interviews that need to occur are… Read More