On election night, California Republicans were heading for victories. Less than one month later, while ballots are still being counted, half of California’s Republican Congressional races were flipped by Democrat challengers, none of whom have ever held an elected public office.
Republicans lost election night leads for five members of Congress, three state Assembly races, two state Senate seats and a Board of Equalization candidate, Shawn Steel wrote in a column this week.
Assembly Republicans total only 20 out of 80 members of the Assembly, and Senate Republicans are down to 11 members out of 40 Senators, for a grand total of 31 elected Republicans out of 140 total legislators in all of the Capitol.
In the State Legislature, Democrats won 60 Assembly seats and 29 Senate seats, giving them a whopping supermajority. So while Democrats are reveling in the California Blue Tsunami, Republicans throughout California have borrowed a page from former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and are asking “What Happened?”
Yet nary a word since Election Day from California’s Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte who was MIA during the midterm election. The screen shot is of my emails from the CAGOP since March… nothing since Election Day except a statement about the death of former President George H.W. Bush… nothing from Chairman Brulte on the staggering Republican losses.