Capitol Weekly Podcast: GOP’s Mike Madrid, Luis Alvarado

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In the wake of declining registration numbers and a devastating election in November, California Republicans are searching for a path back to relevance.

Many Latino Republicans have voiced strong opposition to the GOP’s current direction, decrying the nationalist-leaning “Trump wing” of the party that has embraced loaded racial rhetoric and calls for a wall between California and Mexico.

Latino GOP consultants Mike Madrid and Luis Alvarado sat down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about the state of California Republicans.

Madrid sees a GOP in deep decline, having abandoned conservative ideals in favor of white-identity politics. Alvarado offers a glass-half-full view, defending the campaign of failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox and looking for bread-and-butter issues that will lure voters back to the GOP fold.

Sparks fly as Alvarado and Madrid hash out their ideas about saving the party to which each has devoted his professional life.

Click here to listen to the Capitol Weekly Podcast … 


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