Where have all the Republican donors gone?
The Republican Party is in the doldrums in California. Like the Oakland Raiders, the Republicans need one win to give them confidence. A win in a statewide race would not turn political fortunes around immediately but it would be a stepping stone.
Pundits and academics advise it would be good for state governance if the Republican Party would become more competitive statewide.
Those same political observers agree that this year’s Republican statewide office candidates are an attractive lot and they give Controller candidate Ashley Swearengin and Secretary of State candidate Pete Peterson shots at winning their races, acknowledging that it won’t be easy.