" Just re-elected Chairperson of the Los Angeles County Republican Party Jane Barnett"
According to multiple sources, Jane Barnett was re-elected Chairperson of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County by a 100-60 vote.
In addition to Barnett, the slate backed by Barnett were elected to the Executive Board with a couple of exceptions. But while some within the county party community were predicting a caustic battle for control of the county party structure, the tone of today's proceedings were set early on when Barnett extending her hand in friendship to Robert Vaughn. It was Vaughn and a few others who had taken their dispute with the selection of the current board, to court where their grievance was denied.
After the voting today was completed, Barnett's first act was to call for unity and sit with Vaughn, her challenger Former POW Colonel John Fer and others, in a round table dialog to heal the wounds of the past battle for party control. One person who was in attendance stated, that the Fer-led contingent was well organize for today's election but the majority citing the up swing in donations and party registrations, felt that the Barnett-led slate deserved two more years to show continue improvements.
But the overwhelming theme of today's party election was reconciliation, which could not come none too soon as a "Blue California" heads onwards to its date with financial reckoning. Thus, the big question here is whether the Republicans in the county and state-wide, will have a message of inclusiveness and fiscal salvation, ready to sell to their respective electorates?
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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