Of course, the 2014 Republican Party Convention showed that a significant shift in power had occurred when Sandra Salgado was selected over outgoing Chairman Mike Tryon’s choice–Mark Daniel.
But, those in control during the Al Jourdan legacy years still were quite active in this election.
They sent out a post card with Tryon’s endorsing a slate of candidates who paid for the mailing.
One of the what might be called the New Establishment told me that the only candidate endorsed by the Old Establishment who won was Judge James Cowlin.
Another winner endorsed by Tryon was County Board member John Reinert.
Reinert had an interesting cross-over appeal to those supporting appointed incumbent Jeff Thorsen, who was not endorsed by Tryon.
In Tryon’s District 6 post card endorsed candidates who won were Cowlin and County Board candidate Jim Kearns.