State GOP chair quitting
November 2, 2012
Tom Del Beccaro will not seek another term as chairman of the California Republican Party, he announced this week in an email. (Sacramento Bee)
Elected in 2010, Del Beccaro said, “It is time for me to pause from party politics.”
The GOP has had its problems gaining a majority foothold in California, and some party faithful blamed Del Beccaro after a failed effort costing millions of dollars to try preventing initiation of new state Senate reapportionment maps before the upcoming election.
Also, fundraising problems and an apparent inability of the party to attract non-traditional members have marked his administration, some party insiders told The Bee.
Del Beccaro will serve until March. Vice Chairman Steve Baric is expected to run to succeed Del Beccaro as the CRP leader.