IE GOP Assemblyman Chad Mayes Mounts A Quiet Defense Against GOP's Steve Bannon Wing

Oct 23, 2017

Inland Empire GOP Assemblyman Chad Mayes lost his position as Assembly Minority Leader after he worked with Democrats and Gov. Brown on a compromise cap-and-trade bill.
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Breitbart website publisher and former White House advisor Steve Bannon speaking to the California GOP convention this past weekend in Anaheim.

The California Republican Party is lost in an identity crisis.  The divide pits the conservative, nationalistic wing against the establishment, business-friendly wing.  That split was on full display at the state's G-O-P's convention this weekend.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, many California Republicans -- including Inland Empire Assemblyman Chad Mayes -- are fighting back against Steve Bannon's declared war on the GOP establishment.