AHAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans are searching for answers.
Delegates at a statewide convention Saturday pondered how to rebuild a party pushed to the margins in the nation's most populous state, while keeping the peace between often feuding conservative and centrist factions.
At issue is recruiting new GOP voters in a state where Democrats hold every statewide office and a commanding 2.7 million-voter edge in statewide registration.
Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel says the party needs a "new set of warriors" among Hispanics, Asians and other groups that have favored Democrats in recent elections.
It won't be easy.
Concern over the party's image was at issue when a committee debated a possible ballot question to rescind a law requiring public schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use.
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