Once upon a time, Republican elected officials from California
led our nation with conservative first principles.
The Golden State’s first U.S. Senator, John C. Fremont, was
“Lincoln’s Pathfinder” as the first presidential candidate of the
new Republican party, in 1856.
Ronald Reagan was California’s 33rd Governor, and the successful
two-term 40th President of the United States.
Proposition 13 and the anti-tax movement were important and
longstanding efforts to protect homeowners from the voracious
appetites and confiscatory taxation ambitions of local and state
Today, California Republicans are at a low ebb. Voter
registration statewide has the GOP, at less than 25%, now in 3rd
place, behind both registered Democrats and Independents.
The “top two” voting system means that GOP candidates don’t even
appear on the general election ballot for U.S. Senator or Governor
The last time a Republican won a U.S. Senate seat in California
was in 1988 (Pete Wilson). All current statewide elected
constitutional officers are Democrats, and the state legislature in
Sacramento is now 2/3rd… Read More