Republican Party in California Is Caught in Cycle of Decline

… Registered Republicans now account for just 30 percent of the California electorate, and are on a path that analysts predict could drop them to No. 3 in six years, behind Democrats, who currently make up 43 percent, and independent voters, with 21 percent.

“It’s no longer a statewide party,” said Allan Hoffenblum, who worked for 30 years as a Republican consultant in California. … “They have become too doctrinaire on the social issues. It’s become a cult.” [cont.]

Adam Nagourney, New York Times