California GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro runs a party that is bankrupt.
The Libertarian Party opens a new headquarters in Sacramento as the GOP closes their offices and fires workers
- The GOP goes into the elections totally bankrupt.
- The California Republican Party is run by fucking morons.
Just weeks before the November election, the California Republican Party is so awash in red ink that its board has approved laying off staff and vacating the party's main headquarters in Sacramento, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
The crisis emerged after state party officials, facing an $850,000 shortfall, fell behind in rent, phone bills, payments to Internet vendors and printers, and worried they would have to cut employees' health care insurance payments, according to several Republican sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
|The Libertarian Party is opening|
an HQ while the GOP is broke.
Since then, party officials have reportedly negotiated down the debt, but campaign finance reports are expected to show the California GOP to be at least $450,000 in the red, multiple sources said.
After the state party's board of directors on July 10 approved a plan to close the office, sources said party leaders have made frantic efforts to maintain a Sacramento presence - trying to negotiate a downsized office with four staff members paid by state legislative leaders.
As the debt-saddled California Republican Party is closing its Sacramento headquarters, another political party was quietly making moves to expand its presence in the state capital.
"Two-hundred thirty-six years after the Continental Congress set our nation on a bold experiment in representative government, the Libertarian Party of California embarked on its own bold experiment Monday, July 2, 2012, opening a new office in Sacramento," the state Libertarian Party announced on its website this week. reports the Sacramento Bee.
"The hypothesis of the experiment is that close proximity to California's Capitol will aid the Party in it's efforts to fulfill its purposes as stated in Bylaw 2," the post added. (The misspelled it's is in the original.)
For those unfamiliar with the party's bylaws, that one defines the party's purpose and activities, such as recruiting new members, endorsing and promoting presidential nominee Gary Johnson and other Libertarian candidates, and "developing an on-going political strategy to identify, expose, combat, and defeat the opponents of liberty in the political arena."
The California Libertarian Party, which claims it is the state's fastest-growing political party, now occupies a suite in building on 7th and L streets -- just six blocks away from Republicans' scaled-back operations. At last count, 93,657 Californians had registered as Libertarians, or 0.55 percent of the state's 17.1 million registered voters.