A Case For Changing The Republican Party of San Diego County — Conclusion

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In my last installment, I suggested that there was only one approach to grow our party for the 2016 election cycle — change the endorsement process. I said: “Our endorsement process is broken — it alienates a lot of people. After reading through this entire series, I’ve concluded that two things could change us for the better: getting people elected to the …

A Case For Changing The Republican Party of San Diego County — Part Six: Changing the Endorsement Process

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We’ve had some great discussions in this series and I spent a lot of time discussing the Volunteer Neighborhood Precinct Captains. I’ve served on two other county committees (Camden County, NJ and Maricopa County, AZ)  before serving on the San Diego Committee. In those committees, the Precinct Captain was elected and was the basic building block of party governance and operations. Take …

A Case For Changing The Republican Party Of San Diego County — Part Five: Reconciling Irreconcilable Differences

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This is a long series so let me summarize it before we start to talk about how to reconcile irreconcilable differences. In the first installment, I posited that the Republican Party of San Diego County’s (RPSDC) celebrated “San Diego Model” was, in fact, not being followed. The comments that followed suggested early endorsements alienated people in the primaries, causing them …

A Case For Changing The Republican Party of San Diego County – Part Four: Rebuilding the Coalition

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There is an ongoing national struggle for leadership in the Republican Party: business establishment vs. populist conservatives. Populist conservatives led the Republican House victory in 2010, infighting between the two factions produced a national loss in 2012, and an aggressive establishment victory snared the Senate just last month. In California, that struggle was highlighted by the Tim Donnelly v. Neel …

A Case For Changing The Republican Party of San Diego County — Part Three: Where Did Our Voters Go?

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What happened to the celebrated “San Diego Model”?  The premise of the San Diego Model is that endorsed candidates focus on messaging and communicating with Democrats and Independents, while the Republican Party of San Diego County (RPSDC) focuses on turning out the vote for endorsed Republican candidates. One in three San Diego County voters is a registered Republican. Approximately 36 …

A Case For Changing the Republican Party of San Diego County — Part Two: The Neighborhood Volunteer Precinct Captain

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Who is the most important person in the Republican Party of San Diego County? If you said “The Chairman,” you don’t understand grass roots politics. Our Chairman is a “super-volunteer” and he works his butt off, but a Committee Chairman isn’t the most important person in a Republican organization. The Chairman leads the Committee;  the Committee governs the Party organization. …