Tuesday, February 18, 2014
CA-LG: Ron Nehring Announces Bid
The Republican party is unlikely to win any statewide office in 2014 and may not have any candidate come within 10 points of winning. That has probably discouraged a lot of potential candidates. While the GOP doesn't need to win any of these offices to show viability they do need to compete for them. While several Republicans have lined up for the governor's race and there are decent candidates for Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner. The GOP is lacking candidates for Treasurer, Controller, and Attorney General. Ron Nehring, the former state party chairman last seen advising Abel Maldonado's doomed gubernatorial campaign, has decided to run for Lieutenant Governor. A source tells me Cudahay mayor Jack Guerrero may be running for Controller. That'd provide candidates for those two positions. Attorney General would still be an issue. As of now, the only Republican is birther Orly Taitz. Her candidacy would be a disaster for Republicans.