California Republicans struggle to reclaim relevance

Schwarzenegger throws his hands in the air at a victory party
Arnold Schwarzenegger sailed to re-election in 2006. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

The California Republican Party might not have candidates on the ballot for this November's Senate and gubernatorial elections, reports The New York Times' Adam Nagourney.

Why it matters: The Republican Party's presence has sharply declined in the state that produced Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and — just 12 years ago — re-elected Arnold Schwarzenegger by a wide margin.