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San Diego County Republican Party Plans To Focus On AB 5, School Choice To Win

Republicans attend a meeting and luncheon, hosted by the San Diego County Federation of Republican Women, in a banquet room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, decked out in patriot colors and a stuffed elephant to symbolize the GOP,  May 14, 2018.
Susan Murphy
Republicans attend a meeting and luncheon, hosted by the San Diego County Federation of Republican Women, in a banquet room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, decked out in patriot colors and a stuffed elephant to symbolize the GOP, May 14, 2018.
The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.

The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.

Much has been written about the decline of the GOP in California and last year was a difficult one for the local Republicans. City of San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey and county District Attorney Summer Stephen both left the party to become independents and Assemblymember Brian Maienschein switched parties entirely to become a Democrat.

Political strategists believe the San Diego County Board of Supervisors could become majority Democrat this year and a Democrat could also become San Diego’s next mayor.

But the local Republican Party plans to fight back, starting with Monday night’s small “meet and mingle” series of caucuses across the county.

San Diego County Republican Party Chairman Tony Kvaric joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the issues the party aims to focus on in an effort to win seats in the county.