Election 2012

California GOP Scales Back and Libertarians Move In

Republicans reduce their presence and expenses in the state capital as the LP opens a new office

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As the debt-saddled California Republican Party considered shuttering its Sacramento headquarters last month, another political party was quietly making moves to expand its presence in the state capital.

"Two-hundred thirty-six years after the Continental Congress set our nation on a bold experiment in representative government, the Libertarian Party of California embarked on its own bold experiment Monday, July 2, 2012, opening a new office in Sacramento," the state Libertarian Party announced on its website this week.