On January 23rd, delegates for the California Congress of Republicans gathered for the CCR Endorsement Convention. These delegates represent chapters scattered throughout California, from Shasta to San Diego, from the Central Coast to Hemet and San Bernardino. The delegates were sent website links for the US Senate candidates prior to the convention and received presentations at the start of the convention. After three outstanding speeches, the delegates made their endorsement for Steve Garvey for United States Senate. The delegates continued their meeting by endorsing candidates for 32 Assembly districts, 11 State Senate seats, and 29 Congressional districts. Our endorsements are publicized on our website and through email blasts. We believe candidates value their CCR endorsement and can use it in their speeches and campaigns. We encourage our chapters to use our list of endorsed candidates to help complete local voting slates for distribution throughout their community.

I would like to thank all the Republican candidates for their pursuit of public office. From school board to United Sates Senator, the campaign trail is a long one that is emotionally, physically, and financially draining. Republican candidates are peppered with endless questions about their ideas and solutions to problems and are often misquoted or attacked in the press and social media. So, I applaud the candidates for the courage, dedication, and hard work it takes to run for an office.

Ballots will be mailed to voters in less than two weeks. Now is the time to help our endorsed candidates and turn out our fellow Republican voters for the primary election. Consider phone banking, door knocking, and financial contributions for our candidates. Reach out to your family and friends and offer your knowledge and recommendations.  Email or text them a link to the California Congress of Republicans endorsements in both statewide and district races. And of course, do not forget to cast your vote early and track your ballot to be sure it is counted!