The California Republican Party is in "serious trouble" and will struggle to win competitive House seats in the state, conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen told a southern California radio show on Friday.
"Republicans have not done well there," he said, "so national Republicans put less effort in there. It doesn't become terribly important in the Republican nominating process for the White House, and as that leads to more neglect, it just reinforces the problem."
Because of a new non-partisan redistricting map in the state, there are a number of seats in play in California this fall. Republicans have increasingly struggled to win statewide in California as a fast-growing Hispanic population has flocked to the Democrats, and the state party is not in good shape.