The two candidates vying for the chairmanship of the California Republican Party will appear together Saturday at the Republican Round-up, a gathering of GOP candidates at the Livermore ranch of Robert Rao.
California GOP Vice Chairman Tom Del Beccaro and former Assemblyman Guy Houston, both running for the party’s top job, are scheduled to speak on the future of the GOP.
I suspect the men will hold hold hands and sing Kum Ba Ya, though. Del Beccaro has been running for the chairmanship for several years, while Houston only recently announced plans to usurp the vice chairman’s presumed ascension.
Rao, an entrepreneur who made his money in the automobile sales business, will host the bash at his spectacular spread in Livermore. (I interviewed Rao at his ranch when he ran, unsuccessfully, in 2008 for the GOP nomination in the Assembly District 15 primary race. And it is a lovely place.)
The event is open to the public. Read on for details and the list of confirmed attendees, per the Alameda County Republican Party.
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE MEET THE VOTERS AT THE RAO RANCH IN LIVERMORE FOR A ‘REPUBLICAN ROUND-UP’
September 24, 2010 LIVERMORE – A large group of Bay Area Republican Candidates are coming to Livermore to meet the Republican voters for a 4 hour fundraiser for the Alameda County Republican Party. This event will be a barbecue on a working cattle ranch overlooking the Livermore hills. In this informal setting the voters will be able to engage the candidates one-on-one for an up-close and personal conversation of the issues and their positions. The party is expecting 190 attendees at the Round-up.
It is going to be an exciting event on Saturday. The Alameda County Republican Party (ACRP) is proud of our ticket of well-qualified and diverse candidates who will be our leaders in California in 2011.
Candidate for California State Treasurer and current State Senator, Mimi Walters, Board of Equalization candidate Kevin Scott and many of the US Congressional candidates in the East Bay area have been confirmed as headline speakers for the Roundup.
The two candidates for California Republican Party Chairman: current CRP Vice Chairman, Tom Del Beccaro, and former Assemblyman Guy Houston, will be present to tell attendees their visions for the future of the California Republican Party.
WHEN: Saturday, September 25th, noon
WHERE: Rao Ranch, Mines Road in Livermore
Our Confirmed Attendees Include:
Guy Houston, former assemblyman, candidate for California Republican Party Chairman
Todd Craney, campaign manager, on behalf of Meg Whitman
Erika Maldonado, on behalf of Abel Maldonado (Lt. Governor)
Elayne Harmer, on behalf of David Harmer, (Congress CD-11)
Matthew Dobler, campaign manager on behalf of Abram Wilson (Assembly AD-15)
Rick Tubbs (Congress CD-7)
John Dennis (Congress CD-8)
Gerald Hashimoto (Congress CD-9)
Gary Clift (Congress CD-10)
Scott Kirkland (Congress CD-15)
Mimi Walters (Treasurer)
Kevin Scott (Board of Equalization)
Rob Maffit (State Senate-10)
Jim Faison (Assembly AD-16)
Ryan Hatcher (Assembly AD-14)
Michael Havig (Assembly AD-18)
Adnan Shahab (Assembly AD-20)