“I’m not running for president”: How the California Republican Party tries to put on a new face in the era of Trump

Bill Essayli says his candidacy “destroys the Democrat Party’s narrative.” That’s not because of his policy positions, though his campaign against Riverside Democratic Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes is built around his opposition to the recent increase in California’s gas tax. It’s also not because he’s 32, though the state’s Grand Old Party, which has assembled in […]