Sacramento Update

Leaderless, rudderless and clueless; the California GOP meets in Sacramento 

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With a Republican in the White House but a state party marginalized in the state Capitol, the California GOP is in a tough, strange spot. Just one in four registered voters in California is a Republican, and the state voted 2-to-1 for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The overwhelming majority of delegates interviewed said they — and Republicans in their hometowns — are energized by Trump’s first weeks in office, feeling that he is making good on his campaign pledges.

Obviously fake news.

The slow decline of the state GOP’s size and influence has been well-documented. The state’s biggest ethnic group, Latinos, are far more likely to vote Democratic, as are California’s young people. Just 15 percent of millennials in California are registered Republicans, while nearly half are registered Democrats, according to a recent Public Policy Institute of California report.

Read the whole story in the Mercury News

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