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California GOP convenes as state's Republicans struggle to find a way forward

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Republican elephant cookies sit on a table at the Republican National Committee summer meeting. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

California Republicans held their convention in Sacramento this weekend. All the likely candidates for the 2012 Presidential nomination were invited, but the only one attended. Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi gave the major speech Saturday night. Republicans spent most of their time debating ways to get their candidates elected despite a new open primary law. Carla Marinucci, political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, joins us.

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