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California GOP plots rebound after devastating recall defeat

California Republicans
Posted at 11:46 AM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 14:46:30-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long-suffering California Republicans are assessing another election disappointment and looking for a way forward. Party leaders and delegates are holding a three-day convention in San Diego, shortly after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom soundly defeated an attempt to remove him from office in a recall election.

The Republican Party has been fading away in California for years, and now accounts for only about 24% of registered voters, compared to nearly 47% for Democrats who hold every statewide office and dominate the Legislature and congressional delegation.

GOP leaders are looking to claw back more House seats next year, after grabbing four from Democrats in 2020.