GOP Tensions On Display At California Convention

CBS Sacramento

AHAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tea party activists made an energetic showing Saturday at a California Republican Party convention, promoting resolutions to block the state’s high-speed rail project and require voters to show photo identification at the polls as part of a push to influence the direction of the struggling state organization.

The loosely formed tea party has long been uncomfortable with traditional party politics. But Mark Meckler, a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, told a room packed with cheering supporters at an afternoon meeting that the state GOP could be revitalized by tea party activists and he stood with those trying to make a change.

“I’ve been to a lot of tea parties, but I’ve never been to a Republican Party convention before,” Meckler said, noting that he withdrew from the GOP more than a decade ago after becoming disillusioned with its direction.

Meckler said he’s listened to much…

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