Former Senate Minority Leader Jim Brulte (Photo from California Strategies, LLC)
SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - California Republicans meeting this weekend in Sacramento are banking on a former state lawmaker to turn around their party's fortunes after years of election losses and declining registration.
Delegates attending the party's spring convention hope former Senate Minority Leader Jim Brulte will restore their party's luster and its bank account.
To be successful in the long run, Republicans will need to reach a large segment of voters who have largely turned away from the GOP, including younger voters and Latinos.
There are no plans to revamp the party platform, which espouses opposition to gay marriage, abortion and universal health care. And the roster of speakers for the weekend reads like a list of establishment Republicans, including GOP strategist Karl Rove, who is the headline speaker on Saturday.
The Associated Press