Republicans hope a gas tax repeal will drive voters to the polls
California politics can be intense. Our experts break down what happened this week so you can stay up to date without the headache.
Take Two takes a look back at politics in the Golden State. This week:
• Republican law makers shell out thousands to repeal the "gas tax." Will it be enough to bring Republican voters to the poles?
GREAT NEWS! Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot.
— CAGOP (@CAGOP)
Claremont McKenna's Jack Pitney outlines the best case scenario for Republicans if a "gas tax" repeal makes it on the ballot
It boosts GOP turnout a little which, in turn, may tip a couple of the close races for Congress and the state legislature. It's probably not going to make a difference in the statewide races – it's been a long time since we've elected a Republican in a statewide office, and that's probably not going to happen in 2018.
• A group continues to push for the state-secession plan known as Calexit, while others propose breaking California into three separate states.
says it's time to exit the American Union.
— #Calexit Campaign (@YesCalifornia)
• A new poll shows Republican candidates are ahead of Villaraigosa in race for governor.
Republicans surge past Villaraigosa in California governor's race, Newsom strengthens his lead, poll says
— Angela Hart (@ahartreports)
• Senator Kamala Harris shows popularity as potential presidential candidate among Democrats.
— David Siders (@davidsiders)