The biggest story coming out of the Institute of Governmental Studies “The 2010 Governor’s Race: The Inside Story” Conference was the need for the California GOP to connect with non-traditional voters (i.e: Latinos, women, youth, etc).
In 2010 the state bucked the national political trend. The state got bluer during an election in which Republicans were gaining seats throughout the country. Many politicos were left asking what is in store for Republicans?
Here are some articles from the IGS conference:
- San Francisco Chronicle Blog – “Republican brand in Calif is “dead”: Former CA GOP chief” (1/22/11)
- San Jose Mercury News – “Political advisers sift through ashes of 2010 gubernatorial campaign” (1/22/11)
- San Francisco Chronicle – “GOP brand pronounced dead in deep-blue California” (1/23/11)