Enjoying my time with Andy Vidak who stunning win in the special election in #California's 16th State #Senate District #CRP13#cagop13#UrbanGameChangers in #CA the #CRP convention — Vidak becoming the first #Republican senator from the Central Valley district in nearly 20 years — is being closely analyzed by state and national GOP strategists.
What was most impressive about the July 23 result was that a Republican had emerged triumphant in a district with a constituency that is 22.3 percent white and 63.2 percent Hispanic.
At a time when Republican leaders increasingly worry about their appeal to the growing Hispanic-American vote, many are now asking of the 46-year-old Vidak: "How did he do it?"
With all provisional and absentee ballots finally counted days ago, Vidak, a cherry farmer and moderate Republican, rolled up 52.1 percent of the vote against Democrat Leticia Perez, the Kern County supervisor.
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Urban Game Changer and the #GOP#Latinos working together. If your still thinking about coming to the #CRP13#cagop13#UrbanGameChangers in #CA the #CRP convention hope to see. THERE STILL TIME TO COME. Enjoying seeing old friends at the California Republican Party Convention 2011
326 days ago via site
3 Power Players #Goldwater, Husar & #Brulte at the #CRP13#cagop13#UrbanGameChangers in #CA the #CRP convention hope to see you. Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr., is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California, 1969–1983. He is the son of the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee who ran against Lyndon B. Johnson for President of the United States during the 1964 Presidential election. James L. Brulte is the current chairman of the California Republican Party, since March 3, 2013. Brulte formerly served as a Republican in the California State Senate, representing the 31st district, from 1996 to 2004. He also served as the Senate Republican leader from 2000 to 2004. Brulte also served as Vice-Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. He was previously the Republican Leader of the California State Assembly from 1992 to 1996. Brulte is the only freshman to ever serve as a party leader in both houses of the California State Legislature. — at CRP Fall Convention 2013.