AirTalk for August 28, 2012

San Diego: a model for the future Republican Party?

The Republican Party of San Diego County

Tony Krvaric, Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County

Many republicans in California are pointing to the San Diego contingency as a model for the future of the national Republican Party, both on fiscal and social issues.

Larry talks with the head of that group, Tony Krvaric, about what they are doing right and where the party could be headed on topics such as gay marriage and immigration. Krvaric, an avid tweeter who is currently updating his followers about what he’s seeing on the ground in Tampa Bay, is a small business owner and financial consultant who describes himself as, “Croatian by blood, Swedish by birth and American by choice!”

Born in Sweden to Croatian immigrants, he was so inspired by Ronald Reagan’s presidency that at fourteen he wrote Reagan a letter and vowed to come to America to pursue his own version of the famous American dream. He got into politics in 2003 as a means to combat what he perceived as the expansion of socialism in the United States, which he had seen grow and fail in his home country of Sweden.

How has Krvaric’s unique experience shaped his political worldview? How did he influence the San Diego Republicans? How is he hoping to influence the GOP elsewhere?

Guest:

Tony Krvaric, Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County


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