Are Republicans Still Alive in California? Staff
Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:11 AM

The remarkable victory by Kevin Faulconer in the special election for San Diego mayor on Tuesday--by a margin of nine points, far more than almost anyone had expected--raises questions about the state of the Republican Party in California. If the GOP can defeat a Democrat from the Latino community while being outspent by the unions and while facing an Obama-style get-out-the-vote operation, perhaps the party is not quite so dead?