California GOP convention gathers faithful to ‘rebuild, renew, reclaim’

Delegates arriving at this weekend’s California Republican Party convention Friday seemed as determined as mountaineers at the base of K2 — but still searching for a sturdy climbing rope.

The state GOP has had a few local electoral victories recently but is still trying to bounce back from years of declining voter registration and relevance. Though the incumbent Democratic governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature enjoy rising ratings, Republicans seek both to expose their flaws and to court new voters — especially from minority communities — to help drive California rightward again.

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