The California Republican Convention begins this weekend in Burlingame with the theme “rebuild, renew, reclaim.” With Democratic Governor Jerry Brown boasting high approval ratings, Republicans face a tough road in defeating Brown and retaking other statewide offices. We discuss the upcoming convention and challenges facing California Republicans in the coming year, and talk about the future of the national GOP five years after the Tea Party movement shook up U.S. politics.
Bill Whalen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, contributor at Hoover's Advancing a Free Society blog, and a regular columnist for the Sacramento Bee
Duf Sundheim, former chair of the California Republican Party, 2003-07
Harmeet Dhillon, vice chair of the California Republican Party, chair of the San Francisco Republican Party, and attorney at Dhillon & Smith LLP
Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report