National Republicans, buoyed by what they see as a potential resurgence in California, pledged Tuesday to send significant financial, logistical and strategic resources to the state in coming weeks.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, speaking to reporters on a conference call, said Republicans in years past have treated California as a “flyover” state because of Democrats’ electoral edge, or little more than fertile grounds for fundraising.
“The days of just grabbing and going or just ignoring altogether are over,” he said after meeting with California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring in Washington, D.C. “We’re going to be full partners on the ground.”
Asked how much the RNC would spend, Steele chuckled and said, "a lot," but declined to specify
Time will tell whether the commitment is real or a mere head fake.
One quickie poll shows statistical ties in the races for Senate and governor. If other polls yield similar results, then maybe the national GOP will follow through.