I just got an email that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at the spring CRP convention. Some people think no Republican can win statewide in California, but Rice transcends the GOP. She'd have an uphill battle to unseat an incumbent but she'd be at least even money to win any statewide open seat. If the opponent isn't well known statewide, she'd likely be favored. Too bad for the Republican party she has no interest in holding elected office.