California Republican Party

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The California Republican Party (CRP) is the California affiliate of the national Republican Party. Its chairman is Tom Del Beccaro, and it is headquartered in Burbank, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.

In 2012, the CRP's mission statement says in part, "The California Republican Party envisions a vibrant, prosperous, and secure California defined by a robust and growing world-class economy, strong and healthy families, and reformed and responsive state and local governments serving the people while protecting individual liberty. We are boldly confident about California's future and hold dearly all that is good about California's people."[1]

Ballot measures


At their statewide annual convention in February 2012, the party voted to:


The membership of the California Republican Party voted to take the following actions during its bi-annual convention in Indian Wells:

Tribal gaming compacts
The CRP opposed attempts by several labor unions to reverse, via referendum, the tribal gaming compacts supported by Governor Schwarzenegger and Republican legislators.

Electoral College Reform
The CRP endorsed a proposed initiative to allocate California's Electoral College votes by Congressional District, as opposed to winner-take-all-statewide.

Term Limits Extension
The CRP opposed an initiative supported by Democrats to extend the number of terms a legislator may serve in any one chamber of the legislature.

The CRP endorsed an initiative, the Citizens Fair District Initiative, to eliminate the conflict of interest that exists when legislators draw their own district lines.

Nuclear Energy
The CRP endorsed the California Energy Independence and Zero Carbon Dioxide Emission Electrical Generation Act of 2008.

Private Property Rights
The CRP endorsed the California Property Owners & Farmland Protection Act, and opposed ACA 8 and the "Homeowners and Private Property Protection Act" (sponsored by the League of California Cities).

Community Colleges
The CRP opposed the proposed constitutional amendment called the "Community Colleges Funding Initiative."

Transportation Funding
The CRP took no position on the "Transportation Funding Initiative."

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Lincoln Club: