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  •  Put yourself in Brulte's shoes (1+ / 0-)
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    stevenaxelrod

    Jim Brulte, Chair of the California Republican Party, has vast experience in recruiting candidates.  How, exactly does he recruit today?  Does he tell some Supervisor or businessperson or City Council member that if they run for a legislative spot, they will probably have to self-fund and if they win, the Democrats might lose their super-majority?

    There is no chance that Republicans will see an actual majority in the California legislature for a long, long time.  Minority status sucks in the legislature sucks like nothing else sucks.

    He's got nothing.

    •  Brulte's dilemma (0+ / 0-)

      Sounds like a reversed version of Jim Dabakis's problem in Utah. Same concerns, but a different party.

      Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

      by Gygaxian on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 07:00:19 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think so... (0+ / 0-)

      The Reeps haven't had a majority in either house since 1994-96, and that was (I think) a bare 41 seats in the Assembly.   I think anyone in the CAGOP who isn't sniffing glue realizes they don't stand a snowball's chance of winning a majority.

      However, preventing the supermajority IS important to the Reeps.  That prevents taxes from being raised and constitutional amendments from being put on the ballot, at least without their consent.  The thought of the Democrats being able to raise taxes or proposes meaningful structural reforms scares the bejeesus out of them.  They will fight like wildcats to get those seats back.

      Also, I think you're under-estimating the ego stroke that comes from being called the Assemblymember or the Senator.  Being in the legislature means they are (one of) the most powerful and influential Republicans in their corner of Far West Texas.  Never mind the only bills they pass are inconsequential.  They're still top kick in Republicans on parade.

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