By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, December 1st, 2006 at 1:38 pm in Contra Costa politics.
It looks as though Contra Costa County GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro may have some competition in his bid for vice chairman of the state party.
A blogger on the conservative Flash Report filed this item today which says that state party treasurer Jalene Forbis and former Assemblyman Tom Bordonaro intend to run.
Del Beccaro has been campaigning for this job for months and even has a nice web site.
For folks unfamiliar with this process, campaigns for state party leadership posts are remarkly similar to public elections. Candidates seek endorsements and spend big bucks on signs and buttons. Republicans will select their leaders in February at the party’s winter convention in Sacramento.
As chairman of the statewide association of county Republican Party committees, Del Beccaro has watched his profile rise throughout the state. He has given several hundred speeches to volunteer party organizations.
But he’s had troubles at home in Contra Costa of late, where several board members resigned amid problems related to the management of its executive director. (See my column on this fracas.) Several Central Committee folks have even talked privately about running against Del Beccaro for the local chairman’s post when the party holds its organization meeting on Dec. 9.
Wait and watch to see if Del Beccaro can hold on.