State Senate Minority Leader Jim Brulte, R-Rancho Cucamonga, was joined by dozens of members of various law enforcement and fire agencies calling on lawmakers to approve millions of dollars due local goverments during a Capitol news conference held in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003.
In California, Democrats have a powerful two-thirds majority in the state legislature for the first time since the 1880s, while Republicans hold no statewide offices. Plus, last month GOP officials suffered a net loss of four congressional seats.
So what's the Republican Party of California to do? That question may fall squarely into the lap of a former legislator from San Bernardino County: Jim Brulte (R-Rancho Cucamonga).
John Myers, chief political editor for the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, joins the show with more.