REPUBLICANS

Trump Ally Wins Ohio GOP Chairmanship

California Republicans met over the weekend to plot a path forward.

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Karyn Bruggeman
Jan. 9, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

“The Ohio GOP is no longer John Kasich’s party. Don­ald Trump’s pick for Ohio Re­pub­lic­an Party chair­wo­man took the helm Fri­day, after the in­cum­bent chair­man” Matt Borges “a long­time ally of the Ohio gov­ernor, failed to se­cure enough votes for his re-elec­tion. The chair­per­son’s race served as a proxy for Trump versus Kasich, cap­ping months of feud­ing between the former pres­id­en­tial rivals.” Jane Timken is now the new Ohio GOP chair­wo­man. (Cin­cin­nati En­quirer)

CALI­FOR­NIA GOP. “Hun­dreds of Don­ald Trump’s Cali­for­nia sup­port­ers gathered Sat­urday to cel­eb­rate his im­pend­ing in­aug­ur­a­tion — and to try to fun­nel the en­ergy that pro­pelled him to the White House in­to turn­ing their co­balt-blue home state red,” which re­mains a tough pro­pos­i­tion in the over­whelm­ingly Demo­crat­ic state. (Los Angeles Times)

AMER­ICA RISING, 2018 READY. Re­pub­lic­an re­search shop Amer­ica Rising an­nounced a new round of hires for the 2018 cycle. Many of the group’s top lead­ers will re­main with the group, in­clud­ing Matt Rhoades and Joe Pound­er. (re­lease)

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