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Republicans End Convention With Renewed Conviction

After a weekend of panels, speakers and discussion, California Republicans have a lot to think about and work towards moving forward.

This weekend, nearly 1,000 Republicans gathered in Burlingame to share ideas, discuss policies and learn from Republican leaders during the California Republican Party Spring Convention.

The convention featured a series of speakers during dinner banquets and luncheons. The first speaker was Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day, who .

She spoke again later that night, along with Congressman Darrell Issa and Congressman and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, d.

Newt Gingrich was the featured speaker at the Saturday lunch, a time he spent expounding on his ideas for energy policy and Supporters Michael Reagan and Herman Cain joined him on stage.

and the endorsements from his fellow Republican leaders.

The convention also featured three town halls, one each for Asian, Latino and Young Republican voters.

The focused on questioning liberal arts majors, the public education system and government regulation and waste.

The panel fielded questions from the town hall moderator, KSFO’s conservative talk show host Brian Sussman, the audience and Twitter on the topic of economic issues impacting young adults.

At the , Asian American elected officials from around the state met, many for the first time. The Town Hall marked a beginning of organization for Asian Americans in the party, who mostly had never formally gathered before.

The . The discussion focused on immigration reform, education and getting away from the label of a Latino voter they say has been placed on them by Democrats.

In Saturday night's dinner address, f that it is possible to elect a conservative candidate in a state often deemed too liberal and overlooked by most campaigners.

He went on to say that he believes Mitt Romney is the only candidate capable of rallying Republicans to defeat President Barack Obama.

During the GOP Convention, religious services took place, including a Catholic Mass and a prayer service. Check Patch on Monday for an opinion piece about the place of religion in politics, as well as a video wrap-up of this weekend's events.

For all of the Patch stories, photos and coverage on the California Republican Convention, click here.

Michael Williams February 27, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Glad the Rebublicans have a renewed conviction... I'm hoping they can earn some time off for good behavior. :>) Michael
Brash Brazen February 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Goodbye & good riddance Republican clowns,the circus has left town !!!!!

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