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HA_CRPSC3402.JPGLooking to catch up with a who's who of California Republican power players in late August?

Head to the The Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach.

That's where California's delegation for the Republican National Convention in Tampa will be staying during the party's nominating convention.

Expected Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign has submitted to the office of Secretary of State Debra Bowen a list of delegates to represent the former Massachusetts governor on the floor of the convention.

The list, first reported on the conservative FlashReport blog, includes former Gov. Pete Wilson, 2010 gubernatorial candidate and Romney surrogate Meg Whitman Griff Harsh, former Secretary of State Bill Jones and former California Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim. Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Darrell Issa and Mary Bono Mack, state Sen. Mark Wyland and Board of Equalization member George Runner. also made the cut.

Also tapped as potential delegates are several spouses of elected officials, including Senate GOP leader Bob Huff's wife Mei Mei Huff and former Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, who is married to Sen. Tony Strickland.

Other familiar Sacramento faces on this list are Romney senior adviser Jeff Randle, public affairs and political consultants Richard Costigan, Michael Saragosa, and Josh Ginsberg, Senate Republican Caucus communications director and GOP strategist Hector Barajas, Pacific Coast Building Products President /CEO David Lucchetti and political attorneys Steve Lucas and Chuck Bell.

The delegates were selected by the Romney campaign and its California advisers after an application process.

RNC delegates are awarded based on which candidate wins in each of the state's 53 congressional district. Additional at-large delegates go to the candidate who wins statewide. A list of delegates submitted by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has also been received by the Secretary of State.

The California Democratic Party held elections in each district to select the bulk of its delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. A list of unofficial results is posted here.


Jeff Randle named senior adviser to Mitt Romney campaign

PHOTO CREDIT: Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney walks to the podium after he was introduced at the California Republican Party 2009 Spring Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on Saturday Feb. 21, 2009. Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee.


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