Interview: Ron Nehring, candidate for California Lieutenant Governor

Ron Nehring GOP candidate for California Lieutenenat Governor 2014

Here’s a short version. Below is a longer version, as Halfway To Concord interviewed Ron Nehring, a GOP candidate for Lieutnenant Governor, on a variety of issues facing California; starting with: H2C: What’s up with status of the office of Lieutenant Governor in California? The Lieutenant Governor office varies state-by-state. In Texas you’re more powerful […]

California Republican Party convention wrap up


What if there was a California Republican Party Convention and a union fight broke out? There was and it did. The party held its state convention October 4-6 in Anaheim. But unlike past conventions, three unions, public sector unions at that, not only attended, but were sponsors of the convention. The three unions, the California […]

Jim Brulte takes reins of California GOP and its fight for relevancy


Concord Mayor Dan Helix, Councilman Ron Leone, and Tim Grayson have one thing in common. All were registered Republicans who recently bolted the Party. It is speculated that in the case of these office holders, being a member of the GOP has proven to be a handicap not only for holding local non partisan posts, […]

California Republicans; An endangered Species?

What’s wrong with the Republican Party? The thought occurred to me a couple years ago while attending a Candidates Forum at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. At this “rubber chicken” event were the Central Committee members of the GOP, who were trying to figure what and whom to endorse in the sample ballot […]

No excuses for California Democrat Supermajority

Finally! Democrats in the state legislature can no longer blame their failures on the California GOP. In the recent election Democrats gained a two thirds Supermajority in the Assembly and State Senate. With the new configuration of the legislature, Republicans are unable block any bill, nor can they overturn a veto by Governor Brown. In […]

Tehama GOP rescinds invite to CRP chair Tom Del Beccaro

The Tehama County GOP announced it has disinvited California Republican Party Chairperson Tom Del Beccarro from speaking at its May Lincoln-reagan Dinner. Apparently the Tehama GOP does not appreciate the CRP Chair’s hamfisted disregard for party bylaws and the state party’s controversial endorsement process that picks favorites before the California Primary. Not like we’ve never […]

California Redistricting: It ain’t over til it’s over


Paul Mitchell at Redistricting Report advises that CNN will air its report on Redistricting in California and other states Sunday, Nov 20 at 5, 8, and 11 p.m. Meanwhile, Mitchell notes that an initiative to overturn the California Redistricting Commission maps may have succeeded in reaching the 700,000+ signatures needed to gain the November 2012 […]

Rats jump local GOP sinking ship

Poulos and Del Beccaro’s resignation come as the CCRP’s ad hoc financial investigation committee nears the release of its report.