California GOP does not support Arizona immigration law
August 23, 2010
The California Republican party stood by gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and decided not to endorse Arizona’s controversial immigration law during their semiannual convention this weekend. [WashingtonIndependent]
Conservative activists in the state have been pushing for party support of SB 1070 and Proposition 187, a 1994 effort to cut public benefits to undocumented immigrants.
However, gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s statements that she opposes both SB 1070 and Proposition 187 have created some concern that her opposition could create a rift in the party.
During the Republican primary, Whitman said she was “tough as nails” on immigration, but since then she has changed her tone in part to attract the Latino voters in the state.