Another California Republican defection: Former party leader bails on the GOP

A former California Republican leader left the party this week, the latest GOP defection in what’s become a trend among Trump-era moderates.  Assemblyman Chad Mayes re-registered without party preference, becoming the second California lawmaker this year to leave the Republican party. Assemblyman Brian Maienschein became a Democrat in January, and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye […]