“It’s not the same Republican Party,” said Representative Donald McEachin of Virginia. While Republicans have long been more aligned with rural, conservative voters than with urban constituencies, the pre-Trump G.O.P. made a point of recruiting serious candidates even in Democratic strongholds like New York City and California. It’s just not,” Mr. Lhota said. Mr. Chen, who is based in California, is weighing a campaign for state controller in 2022.
Source: New York Times June 21, 2021 19:52 UTC