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California Republican Leaders Express Disappointment For Obama Win

Zhao Chen, Gracie Zheng |
November 7, 2012 | 12:32 a.m. PST

Staff Reporters

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff joined an election night party Tuesday night watching the election

California Sen. Bob Huff (Gracie Zheng/Neon Tommy)
California Sen. Bob Huff (Gracie Zheng/Neon Tommy)
returns with city council members and officials from the City of Diamond Bar and his wife. 

California Sen. Bob Huff said he's very frustrated over the re-election and that he disagrees with Obama's policies.

"Romney is much better to get the nation back to work," Huff said. "But it is what it is."

Republican Diamond Bar City Council member Carol Herrera said she is very upset after hearing President Obama has been re-elected.

"With all the issues and problems in this country, people still went and vote for Obama," Herrera said. "The economy is sluggish, jobs are lost, business is falling. Obama's policy is always spending more money and spending more money."

Although Herrera said she doesn't know Mitt Romney personally, she has confidence in his policy.

"He is more conservative," she said. "He knows what the country needs."

Huff recently visited the 5th, 39th, 31st and 27th senate districts, the four targeted races, according to Sacramento Bee. Huff is set to win personally in senate district 29 as the number of absentee votes looks very strong on Election Day. 

Huff said it’s too early to tell who will win the senate at the state level. 

“Two of those seats are looking really good. The other is close enough that we’re still in place,” he said. 

Huff said he would focus on job creation, reviewing regulation, and education reform in the future. 

“We still have to figure out how to get people back to work,” he said. “We have put into effects so many different layers of regulations that it’s difficult for businesses to do business.” 

“Taxes are problematic, but at least taxes can be quantified and passed on to products. But if the regulations are moving the goal post, if you can’t figure out what it is, then they just give up and go someplace else,” he added. 

The number of registered Republican voters in California has dropped below 30 percent while the state reached a new high of all registered voters, according to Associated Press

“Republicans have to figure out what it is we stand for. We have to find out what we have in common rather than focusing on the things that divide us around the periphery,” he said. 


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