I know political parties can not exist on an empty gas tank. They need money to fuel a vision for our state and counties. Even though I have donated 290 dollars for dues and convention fees to the California Republican Party, I am tapped out for the year. Not all donors are wealthy as Charles Munger Jr or have connections to other donors such as our incumbent Republican legislators.
I have been called for the last three times and told the guy no. I said I have been tapped out after going to the convention in September and my fun money dried out. If I am able to donate further, I would either give it to my county party or an ideological group in the party such as the California Republican Liberty Caucus or the California Log Cabin Republicans.
I thought the platform committee experience would be ran fair and it would have been significant and that is why I invested money to attend the Anaheim convention, but after realizing how the process was ran, I wish I just bought Dodgers playoff tickets instead. Compared to other delegates, I attended when half the delegates decided not to show up to the platform committee. Perhaps my 95 dollars would of gone better if it was not given to the convention, but for the state or federal political account.
I know from what Chairman Jim Brulte has said in the past that we should not expect the state party to pay for mailers for marginal races, but we should at least give the candidates the tools to be better spokespeople for the cause. Make Trailblazers more accessible to the Republican Party activist who wants to go to the next level as a county, state or federal candidate. Offer voter data files to the nominees who decide to run in Democratic Party dominated districts. If the state party does stuff like this, then candidates and former nominees would be more thankful for the effort provided and may top up their dues 50, 100 or even 250 bucks beyond the minimum expected.