By Miriam Raftery
May 11, 2018 (San Diego) – The California Republican Party ejected Patrick Little from its state convention in San Diego last weekend, denouncing the candidate’s neo-Nazi views. Ballots mailed this week list Little as a Republican “civil rights” advocate, but in fact he advocates anti-Semitic views and posted a video of himself spitting on and stomping the Israeli flag. Many of his videos have been removed off Facebook as offensive hate speech.
“There's no room for that kind of hate speech that that man uses," Cynthia Bryant, executive director of the Calif. Republican Party, told the Los Angeles Times.
Little alarmed many after a recent poll showed him in second place after Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the incumbent.
The state GOP made no endorsement in the Senate race, nor in the Governor’s race. The top two candidates in each statewide race will advance to the November election.
There are 32 candidates on the ballot running for U.S. Senator in California. View the list here: https://www.californiachoices.org/all-senatorial-candidates-2018-06
State Senator Kevin De Leon,a Democrat, is running a vigorous race against Feinstein, leading the California Democratic Party to also withhold endorsing either candidate in the race.
The top two candidates in each statewide race will advance to the November election.
Senator Feinstein has amassed over $9 million for her reelection campaign, far outpacing De Leon, who had around $360,000 as of the end of the last reporting period in March. None of the Republican contenders had raised any significant funds, making it likely that California’s November run-off election will have only Democrats on the ballot in the U.S. Senate race.
To view a list of races in which the California GOP did issue endorsements, click here: http://www.cagop.yourvoter.guide/#/results/4438%20hideaway%20place%20la%20mesa%20ca
To view endorsements by California Democrats, click here: https://www.cadem.org/vote/body/CDP-2018-Endorsements-Official-18-04-08.pdf